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 21 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 88 78 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 120 181 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.04% 2.50% 3.47%
As % of the General category 4.02% 4.29% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 107 168
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £48.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.08% +200.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +14.51%
Telecoms
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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
2986 4223 4740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.74% 58.26% 60.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2222 3153 3586
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 63 68
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £54.00 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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 87 (33.46%) Finance
2 50 (19.23%) Banking
3 39 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 37 (14.23%) Project Management
5 35 (13.46%) SQL
6 29 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (11.15%) Cisco
6 29 (11.15%) Marketing
7 27 (10.38%) SAP
7 27 (10.38%) Web Services
7 27 (10.38%) Programme Management
8 25 (9.62%) Manufacturing
9 24 (9.23%) Retail
10 23 (8.85%) MS Office
10 23 (8.85%) CRM
10 23 (8.85%) Security Cleared
11 22 (8.46%) SQL Server
11 22 (8.46%) DTV
11 22 (8.46%) Electronics
11 22 (8.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 22 (8.46%) Digital Marketing
12 21 (8.08%) MS Excel
13 19 (7.31%) E-Commerce
13 19 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (6.92%) Degree
15 16 (6.15%) Windows
15 16 (6.15%) Internet
15 16 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (5.00%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 5 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 5 (1.92%) Lync
2 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.77%) Apache
3 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.38%) SAS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (8.85%) MS Office
2 21 (8.08%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.77%) MS Project
6 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (8.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.92%) SAP Business One
2 5 (1.92%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.77%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.77%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.08%) SaaS
2 6 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.15%) Internet
2 9 (3.46%) WAN
3 8 (3.08%) LAN
4 7 (2.69%) SDH
4 7 (2.69%) Broadband
4 7 (2.69%) VPN
5 6 (2.31%) Ethernet
5 6 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.31%) Intranet
6 5 (1.92%) Unified Communications
6 5 (1.92%) Firewall
6 5 (1.92%) GSM
6 5 (1.92%) UMTS
7 4 (1.54%) PBX
7 4 (1.54%) ATM
7 4 (1.54%) OSPF
7 4 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.54%) Network Security
7 4 (1.54%) MVNO
8 3 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.46%) MySQL
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.77%) Big Data
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (4.62%) Selenium
2 9 (3.46%) SoapUI
3 5 (1.92%) JIRA
4 4 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.54%) Subversion
5 2 (0.77%) Maven
5 2 (0.77%) JMeter
5 2 (0.77%) Serena SBM
5 2 (0.77%) JUnit
5 2 (0.77%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.77%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.77%) MSTest
5 2 (0.77%) Mockito
5 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.77%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.38%) Ant
6 1 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.38%) IntelliJ
General
1 87 (33.46%) Finance
2 50 (19.23%) Banking
3 29 (11.15%) Marketing
4 25 (9.62%) Manufacturing
5 24 (9.23%) Retail
6 22 (8.46%) Electronics
7 7 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.31%) Billing
9 3 (1.15%) Games
9 3 (1.15%) Back Office
9 3 (1.15%) Automotive
10 2 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.77%) Legal
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 38 (14.62%) Analyst
3 22 (8.46%) Developer
4 17 (6.54%) Architect
5 15 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 14 (5.38%) Consultant
7 12 (4.62%) Programme Manager
8 9 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.08%) Test Leader
10 7 (2.69%) Systems Manager
11 6 (2.31%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (1.92%) SAP Business Consultant
12 5 (1.92%) SAP Consultant
12 5 (1.92%) Business Consultant
12 5 (1.92%) Network Engineer
12 5 (1.92%) SAP Business One Consultant
13 4 (1.54%) Technical Leader
13 4 (1.54%) Telecoms Analyst
13 4 (1.54%) Technical Manager
13 4 (1.54%) Commercial Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.38%) Web Services
2 12 (4.62%) HTML
2 12 (4.62%) REST
3 10 (3.85%) CSS
3 10 (3.85%) SOAP
4 9 (3.46%) .NET
5 5 (1.92%) XML
6 4 (1.54%) Middleware
7 3 (1.15%) Java EE
7 3 (1.15%) jQuery
7 3 (1.15%) HTML5
8 2 (0.77%) SAML
8 2 (0.77%) RESTful
8 2 (0.77%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.77%) CSS3
8 2 (0.77%) Spring
8 2 (0.77%) Ajax
8 2 (0.77%) J2EE
8 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.46%) DTV
2 12 (4.62%) NHS
3 8 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.69%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (2.31%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.92%) FMCG
7 4 (1.54%) Open Source
7 4 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.15%) IPTV
8 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.15%) iPhone
8 3 (1.15%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.77%) Social Media
9 2 (0.77%) Informatics
9 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.77%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.15%) Windows
2 9 (3.46%) Linux
2 9 (3.46%) Android
3 7 (2.69%) UNIX
3 7 (2.69%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.77%) Solaris
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.38%) HPUX
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.23%) Project Management
2 29 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (10.38%) Programme Management
4 23 (8.85%) CRM
5 22 (8.46%) Digital Marketing
6 19 (7.31%) E-Commerce
6 19 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.62%) Migration
8 12 (4.62%) ITIL
9 11 (4.23%) PRINCE2
9 11 (4.23%) SOA
9 11 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.23%) Automated Testing
10 10 (3.85%) Scrum
10 10 (3.85%) Security Testing
11 9 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.46%) DevOps
12 8 (3.08%) Web Testing
12 8 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.46%) SQL
2 12 (4.62%) Java
3 8 (3.08%) C
4 7 (2.69%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.92%) C#
6 3 (1.15%) PHP
6 3 (1.15%) VBA
6 3 (1.15%) Python
6 3 (1.15%) Ruby
7 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.77%) C++
7 2 (0.77%) Perl
8 1 (0.38%) VB
8 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.38%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 23 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.92%) Degree
3 11 (4.23%) ISEB
3 11 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.92%) CCNP
5 5 (1.92%) CCNA
6 4 (1.54%) JNCIP
6 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.15%) CCIE
7 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) APMP
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CCDP
9 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.62%) QA
2 7 (2.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) WCAG
3 1 (0.38%) HL7
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) XenApp
3 2 (0.77%) XenServer
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.77%) SCCM
2 2 (0.77%) SCOM
2 2 (0.77%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 39 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.15%) Cisco
3 27 (10.38%) SAP
4 13 (5.00%) Oracle
5 10 (3.85%) Juniper
6 8 (3.08%) hybris
7 7 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.92%) Citrix
8 5 (1.92%) SimCorp
9 4 (1.54%) Adobe
9 4 (1.54%) VMware
10 3 (1.15%) StreamServe
10 3 (1.15%) Avaya
10 3 (1.15%) Cerillion
11 2 (0.77%) Huawei
11 2 (0.77%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.77%) F5
11 2 (0.77%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.77%) Nortel
11 2 (0.77%) Temenos
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