The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 103 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +9
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 54 157 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.55% 2.87% 2.53%
As % of the General category 2.93% 5.50% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 122 111
Average daily rate £425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £176 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.87% +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +250.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+153.22% -27.90%
Telecoms
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1845 2856 3311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.85% 52.23% 53.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 2228 2459
Average daily rate £525 £475 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 48
Average hourly rate £18.99 £17.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% -18.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms.

1 56 (46.28%) Finance
2 36 (29.75%) Banking
3 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (20.66%) Project Management
5 24 (19.83%) Programme Management
6 23 (19.01%) Marketing
7 22 (18.18%) SQL
8 19 (15.70%) Degree
9 18 (14.88%) Java
9 18 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (13.22%) Electronics
10 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
11 15 (12.40%) SAP
11 15 (12.40%) Manufacturing
11 15 (12.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 15 (12.40%) Digital Marketing
12 13 (10.74%) Computer Science
12 13 (10.74%) PRINCE2
13 12 (9.92%) ITIL
13 12 (9.92%) RDBMS
13 12 (9.92%) Games
13 12 (9.92%) REST
13 12 (9.92%) Relational Database
14 11 (9.09%) Mathematics
14 11 (9.09%) Cisco
14 11 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 10 (8.26%) MS Office
15 10 (8.26%) Linux
16 9 (7.44%) Windows
16 9 (7.44%) LAN

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.96%) Apache
1 6 (4.96%) CMS
2 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.48%) Drupal
3 3 (2.48%) JBoss
4 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.65%) IIS
4 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) MS Office
2 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (12.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 2 (1.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.44%) LAN
1 9 (7.44%) WAN
2 7 (5.79%) Firewall
3 5 (4.13%) DNS
4 3 (2.48%) Broadband
4 3 (2.48%) DHCP
4 3 (2.48%) VoIP
4 3 (2.48%) Wireless
5 2 (1.65%) BGP
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.65%) DWDM
5 2 (1.65%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.65%) FTP
5 2 (1.65%) HSRP
5 2 (1.65%) HTTP
5 2 (1.65%) OSPF
5 2 (1.65%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.65%) SMTP
5 2 (1.65%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (1.65%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) RDBMS
1 12 (9.92%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.13%) Big Data
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.48%) MySQL
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.83%) DB2
7 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.83%) OLAP
7 1 (0.83%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.65%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.65%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) Gradle
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.65%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.83%) gulp
3 1 (0.83%) JUnit
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.83%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (46.28%) Finance
2 36 (29.75%) Banking
3 23 (19.01%) Marketing
4 16 (13.22%) Electronics
5 15 (12.40%) Manufacturing
6 12 (9.92%) Games
7 7 (5.79%) Legal
7 7 (5.79%) Retail
8 4 (3.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Developer
2 17 (14.05%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.22%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.92%) Analyst
5 11 (9.09%) Games Developer
5 11 (9.09%) Java Games Developer
5 11 (9.09%) Telecoms Developer
5 11 (9.09%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Designer
9 4 (3.31%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.31%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.31%) Telecoms Manager
9 4 (3.31%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.92%) REST
2 8 (6.61%) HTML
3 6 (4.96%) CSS
4 4 (3.31%) .NET
4 4 (3.31%) JMS
4 4 (3.31%) Spring
5 3 (2.48%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.65%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.65%) CSS3
6 2 (1.65%) jQuery
6 2 (1.65%) JSON
6 2 (1.65%) LAMP
6 2 (1.65%) React
6 2 (1.65%) Web Services
7 1 (0.83%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.83%) LESS
7 1 (0.83%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.83%) Sass
7 1 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 9 (7.44%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) User Experience
5 5 (4.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.48%) iPhone
7 3 (2.48%) Robotics
7 3 (2.48%) STB
8 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.65%) PMI
9 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.26%) Linux
2 9 (7.44%) Windows
3 5 (4.13%) Android
4 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.31%) Unix
4 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.48%) Solaris
6 2 (1.65%) Debian
6 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.65%) SUSE
6 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.66%) Project Management
3 24 (19.83%) Programme Management
4 18 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (12.40%) Digital Marketing
6 13 (10.74%) PRINCE2
7 12 (9.92%) ITIL
8 11 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.44%) Scrum
9 9 (7.44%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.79%) Change Management
10 7 (5.79%) User Stories
11 6 (4.96%) Analytics
11 6 (4.96%) Migration
11 6 (4.96%) Six Sigma
12 5 (4.13%) DevOps
12 5 (4.13%) TDD
13 4 (3.31%) ITIL V3
14 3 (2.48%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) SQL
2 18 (14.88%) Java
3 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.96%) Python
4 5 (4.13%) PHP
4 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.48%) Perl
6 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.65%) C++
8 1 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.83%) C#
8 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (15.70%) Degree
2 6 (4.96%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.31%) CCNP
4 4 (3.31%) PMP
4 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.65%) CCNA
6 2 (1.65%) MCSE
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) CCENT
7 1 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.83%) CFA
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCSA
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) MiFID
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) GCP
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.48%) Docker
2 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) NFS
3 2 (1.65%) Postfix
3 2 (1.65%) Squid
3 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.65%) XenApp
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Puppet
2 2 (1.65%) Ansible
2 2 (1.65%) Cacti
2 2 (1.65%) Mesos
2 2 (1.65%) Nagios
2 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.83%) Packer
3 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.40%) SAP
3 11 (9.09%) Cisco
4 6 (4.96%) Oracle
5 4 (3.31%) Citrix
5 4 (3.31%) VMware
6 3 (2.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (2.48%) Blue Prism
6 3 (2.48%) hybris
6 3 (2.48%) Juniper
6 3 (2.48%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.48%) Rally
7 2 (1.65%) Ciena
7 2 (1.65%) Google
7 2 (1.65%) Huawei
7 2 (1.65%) Polycom
7 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.65%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.83%) Mitel
8 1 (0.83%) Netezza
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