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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 86 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 67 142 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.14% 2.82% 2.36%
As % of the General category 3.82% 5.42% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 119 94
Average daily rate £500 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £229 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £33.18
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 - £21.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 - £33.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
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
1755 2622 3233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 55.95% 52.09% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 2046 2424
Average daily rate £525 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 48
Average hourly rate £31.75 £17.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.72% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.99 £13.25 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £28.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 67 (48.55%) Finance
2 37 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (25.36%) Banking
4 31 (22.46%) Java
5 27 (19.57%) Marketing
6 26 (18.84%) Programme Management
7 25 (18.12%) Degree
8 23 (16.67%) SQL
8 23 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (15.22%) Project Management
9 21 (15.22%) Games
10 19 (13.77%) RDBMS
10 19 (13.77%) Electronics
10 19 (13.77%) Relational Database
11 18 (13.04%) REST
11 18 (13.04%) Mathematics
11 18 (13.04%) Computer Science
11 18 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
11 18 (13.04%) Manufacturing
11 18 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 18 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 18 (13.04%) SAP
12 15 (10.87%) Linux
13 12 (8.70%) PRINCE2
14 11 (7.97%) Retail
15 10 (7.25%) E-Commerce
15 10 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (6.52%) Windows
16 9 (6.52%) HTML
16 9 (6.52%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 9 (6.52%) CMS
2 6 (4.35%) Drupal
3 5 (3.62%) Apache
4 4 (2.90%) MS Project Server
5 3 (2.17%) JBoss
5 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.45%) Lync
6 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.72%) Confluence
7 1 (0.72%) CoreMedia CMS
7 1 (0.72%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.80%) MS Excel
1 8 (5.80%) MS Office
2 7 (5.07%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) DNS
1 7 (5.07%) LAN
2 5 (3.62%) LDAP
2 5 (3.62%) WAN
3 4 (2.90%) Broadband
3 4 (2.90%) DHCP
3 4 (2.90%) Firewall
4 3 (2.17%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (1.45%) DWDM
5 2 (1.45%) Intelligent Network
5 2 (1.45%) LTE
5 2 (1.45%) MVNO
5 2 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.45%) Wireless
6 1 (0.72%) 4G
6 1 (0.72%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.72%) Skype
6 1 (0.72%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.77%) RDBMS
1 19 (13.77%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.35%) Big Data
2 6 (4.35%) MySQL
3 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.72%) OLAP
5 1 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Maven
2 4 (2.90%) JUnit
3 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.17%) JIRA
4 2 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.72%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.72%) Bower
5 1 (0.72%) Grunt
5 1 (0.72%) gulp
5 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 67 (48.55%) Finance
2 35 (25.36%) Banking
3 27 (19.57%) Marketing
4 21 (15.22%) Games
5 19 (13.77%) Electronics
6 18 (13.04%) Manufacturing
7 11 (7.97%) Retail
8 9 (6.52%) Legal
9 4 (2.90%) Billing
10 3 (2.17%) Publishing
11 2 (1.45%) Automotive
12 1 (0.72%) French Language
12 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (27.54%) Developer
2 23 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.49%) Analyst
4 17 (12.32%) Games Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Java Games Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Telecoms Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Telecoms Java Developer
5 16 (11.59%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.52%) Architect
7 7 (5.07%) Administrator
7 7 (5.07%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.35%) Senior Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.62%) Drupal Developer
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Drupal Developer
10 4 (2.90%) CMS Developer
10 4 (2.90%) LAMP Developer
10 4 (2.90%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) REST
2 9 (6.52%) HTML
3 7 (5.07%) CSS
4 6 (4.35%) jQuery
5 5 (3.62%) JSON
5 5 (3.62%) LAMP
5 5 (3.62%) XML
6 4 (2.90%) Spring
7 2 (1.45%) .NET
7 2 (1.45%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.45%) J2EE
7 2 (1.45%) Java EE
7 2 (1.45%) JMS
7 2 (1.45%) OAuth
7 2 (1.45%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.45%) OpenID
7 2 (1.45%) RESTful
8 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.72%) CSS3
8 1 (0.72%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 18 (13.04%) Mathematics
2 10 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.80%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.62%) iPhone
4 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.90%) User Experience
6 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.17%) NHS
6 3 (2.17%) Robotics
6 3 (2.17%) Tandem
7 2 (1.45%) BYOD
7 2 (1.45%) DTV
7 2 (1.45%) FMCG
7 2 (1.45%) iPad
7 2 (1.45%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.45%) STB
8 1 (0.72%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.87%) Linux
2 9 (6.52%) Windows
3 8 (5.80%) Unix
4 6 (4.35%) Android
4 6 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.90%) Debian
7 3 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.45%) Solaris
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) CentOS
9 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.72%) SUSE
9 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.84%) Programme Management
3 23 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (15.22%) Project Management
5 18 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 10 (7.25%) E-Commerce
8 9 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.07%) Change Management
9 7 (5.07%) ITIL
9 7 (5.07%) Migration
10 6 (4.35%) Analytics
10 6 (4.35%) Web Development
11 5 (3.62%) Scrum
11 5 (3.62%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.62%) Six Sigma
11 5 (3.62%) User Stories
12 4 (2.90%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (2.90%) Performance Testing
12 4 (2.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.46%) Java
2 23 (16.67%) SQL
3 8 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.07%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.45%) Python
6 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (18.12%) Degree
2 3 (2.17%) MCSE
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.45%) PMP
3 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.72%) CCNP
4 1 (0.72%) CFA
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.72%) MCSA
4 1 (0.72%) MCTS
4 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) MiFID
3 2 (1.45%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.72%) XenApp
2 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.72%) Casper Suite
2 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 18 (13.04%) SAP
2 8 (5.80%) Oracle
3 7 (5.07%) Cisco
4 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.90%) Apple
5 4 (2.90%) Citrix
5 4 (2.90%) hybris
6 3 (2.17%) Avaya
6 3 (2.17%) Blue Prism
6 3 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (1.45%) Adobe
7 2 (1.45%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.45%) Facebook
7 2 (1.45%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.45%) Rally
7 2 (1.45%) Twitter
7 2 (1.45%) VMware
7 2 (1.45%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.72%) Vertica
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