The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 53 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1913 2277 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.73% 4.42% 4.45%
As % of the General category 10.07% 11.49% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1066 1119 1092
Average daily rate £400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £528 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 39 48
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.06% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+157.37% -23.75%
Telecoms
UK

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

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18997 19817 19462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.07% 38.48% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12772 12514 12354
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 490 542
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £42.50 £46.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -7 821 £400 +9.96% 210
London -15 552 £425 - 552
South West +3 161 £350 -13.04% 113
North West -24 98 £375 +10.70% 56
Yorkshire +21 85 £338 +25.00% 13
West Midlands -11 75 £325 +3.17% 43
East of England -2 70 £350 -15.15% 59
East Midlands -21 13 £288 -24.59% 12
North East -35 8 £313 +4.25% 6
Midlands -13 1 £950 +280.00% 1
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 943 (25.00%) Finance
2 528 (14.00%) Project Management
3 520 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 518 (13.73%) Marketing
5 500 (13.26%) Programme Management
6 493 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
7 461 (12.22%) SAP
8 448 (11.88%) Manufacturing
9 433 (11.48%) Electronics
10 418 (11.08%) Digital Marketing
11 407 (10.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 398 (10.55%) ITIL
13 337 (8.93%) Cisco
14 328 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 322 (8.54%) Microsoft
16 313 (8.30%) Degree
17 304 (8.06%) PRINCE2
18 302 (8.01%) Java
19 273 (7.24%) Security Cleared
20 272 (7.21%) Linux
21 268 (7.10%) MS Excel
22 262 (6.95%) Migration
23 258 (6.84%) SQL
24 254 (6.73%) Windows
25 247 (6.55%) Oracle
26 237 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
27 205 (5.43%) MS Office
28 201 (5.33%) SLA
29 192 (5.09%) WAN
29 192 (5.09%) LAN

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 79 (2.09%) CMS
2 77 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.30%) Apache
4 42 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 33 (0.87%) Skype for Business
6 32 (0.85%) Confluence
6 32 (0.85%) JBoss
7 31 (0.82%) Node.js
8 30 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 20 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 17 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.42%) IIS
13 15 (0.40%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.40%) Mule
13 15 (0.40%) SAS
14 13 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (0.34%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.32%) Smallworld
Applications
1 268 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 205 (5.43%) MS Office
3 88 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 85 (2.25%) MS Project
5 73 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.29%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
9 10 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.080%) InDesign
12 3 (0.080%) SPSS
13 2 (0.053%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.027%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.027%) Revit
Business Applications
1 407 (10.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 30 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
7 8 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
8 6 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.16%) SAP FI-CA
9 4 (0.11%) Finacle
9 4 (0.11%) HFM
9 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
9 4 (0.11%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.01%) Office 365
3 26 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (0.69%) SaaS
4 15 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.40%) IaaS
5 14 (0.37%) CloudFront
6 13 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.21%) Force.com
9 7 (0.19%) PaaS
10 5 (0.13%) GitHub
11 4 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.080%) AdWords
13 2 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.053%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.053%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 192 (5.09%) LAN
1 192 (5.09%) WAN
2 186 (4.93%) 3G
3 183 (4.85%) Firewall
4 139 (3.69%) 4G
4 139 (3.69%) LTE
5 135 (3.58%) Wireless
6 130 (3.45%) MPLS
7 126 (3.34%) Internet
8 111 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
9 99 (2.62%) VPN
10 97 (2.57%) VoIP
11 96 (2.55%) TCP/IP
12 92 (2.44%) 2G
13 88 (2.33%) Network Security
14 86 (2.28%) DNS
15 73 (1.94%) BGP
16 67 (1.78%) Broadband
17 66 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
18 57 (1.51%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 68 (1.80%) MySQL
4 55 (1.46%) Big Data
5 53 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 30 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 29 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 23 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (0.61%) DB2
10 23 (0.61%) MongoDB
10 23 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.48%) GIS
12 18 (0.48%) MS Access
12 18 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 98 (2.60%) JIRA
2 60 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 50 (1.33%) Subversion
4 46 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 43 (1.14%) Selenium
6 32 (0.85%) JUnit
7 27 (0.72%) Maven
8 26 (0.69%) SoapUI
9 25 (0.66%) ClearCase
10 23 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.48%) Artifactory
12 17 (0.45%) Vagrant
13 16 (0.42%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.42%) WebDriver
14 15 (0.40%) JMeter
15 14 (0.37%) Visual Studio
16 13 (0.34%) Gradle
17 12 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (0.29%) HP UFT
18 11 (0.29%) Trac
General
1 943 (25.00%) Finance
2 518 (13.73%) Marketing
3 448 (11.88%) Manufacturing
4 433 (11.48%) Electronics
5 161 (4.27%) Retail
6 158 (4.19%) Banking
7 143 (3.79%) Billing
8 91 (2.41%) Legal
9 55 (1.46%) Back Office
10 22 (0.58%) Advertising
11 20 (0.53%) Games
12 18 (0.48%) French Language
12 18 (0.48%) Law
12 18 (0.48%) Local Government
13 16 (0.42%) Publishing
14 13 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 11 (0.29%) German Language
16 10 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 525 (13.92%) Analyst
2 368 (9.76%) Developer
3 360 (9.54%) Project Manager
4 348 (9.23%) Architect
5 224 (5.94%) Business Analyst
6 200 (5.30%) Telecoms Manager
7 192 (5.09%) Consultant
8 179 (4.75%) Network Engineer
9 161 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
10 143 (3.79%) Designer
11 97 (2.57%) Support Engineer
12 94 (2.49%) Java Developer
12 94 (2.49%) Telecoms Analyst
13 92 (2.44%) Telecoms Engineer
14 76 (2.01%) Coordinator
14 76 (2.01%) Solutions Designer
15 75 (1.99%) IT Manager
16 74 (1.96%) Delivery Manager
17 69 (1.83%) Telecoms Project Manager
18 67 (1.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (4.19%) HTML
2 118 (3.13%) CSS
3 97 (2.57%) Web Services
4 92 (2.44%) XML
5 71 (1.88%) SOAP
6 69 (1.83%) .NET
6 69 (1.83%) Spring
7 64 (1.70%) jQuery
8 63 (1.67%) HTML5
8 63 (1.67%) J2EE
9 61 (1.62%) AngularJS
10 48 (1.27%) Middleware
11 46 (1.22%) REST
12 44 (1.17%) RESTful
13 37 (0.98%) Hibernate
14 33 (0.87%) Ajax
15 32 (0.85%) CSS3
15 32 (0.85%) JMS
16 23 (0.61%) ASP.NET
16 23 (0.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 237 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (4.37%) Data Centre
3 110 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 99 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 66 (1.75%) User Experience
6 59 (1.56%) Digital Media
7 54 (1.43%) Smart Meter
8 51 (1.35%) DTV
9 47 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 39 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 37 (0.98%) PMI
12 33 (0.87%) IPTV
13 29 (0.77%) STB
14 28 (0.74%) Driving Licence
14 28 (0.74%) Over-the-Top Content
15 26 (0.69%) Mathematics
16 24 (0.64%) IVR
16 24 (0.64%) NHS
17 22 (0.58%) VHDL
18 21 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 272 (7.21%) Linux
2 254 (6.73%) Windows
3 189 (5.01%) Unix
4 76 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 62 (1.64%) Solaris
6 59 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 37 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (0.93%) Android
10 28 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 24 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 23 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.42%) AIX
15 13 (0.34%) CentOS
16 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.24%) Debian
18 8 (0.21%) SUSE
19 7 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (14.00%) Project Management
2 520 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 500 (13.26%) Programme Management
4 493 (13.07%) Business Intelligence
5 418 (11.08%) Digital Marketing
6 398 (10.55%) ITIL
7 328 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 304 (8.06%) PRINCE2
9 262 (6.95%) Migration
10 172 (4.56%) Scrum
11 170 (4.51%) Service Management
12 150 (3.98%) Change Management
13 147 (3.90%) Service Delivery
14 145 (3.84%) E-Commerce
15 141 (3.74%) CRM
16 110 (2.92%) Business Analysis
17 98 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 97 (2.57%) Analytics
18 97 (2.57%) TDD
19 91 (2.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 302 (8.01%) Java
2 258 (6.84%) SQL
3 157 (4.16%) C
4 146 (3.87%) JavaScript
5 97 (2.57%) Python
6 85 (2.25%) C++
7 55 (1.46%) C#
8 51 (1.35%) Perl
9 48 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 46 (1.22%) PHP
11 42 (1.11%) Embedded C
12 39 (1.03%) Ruby
13 32 (0.85%) PowerShell
14 30 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.69%) T-SQL
17 21 (0.56%) VB
18 19 (0.50%) R
19 17 (0.45%) VBA
20 15 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 313 (8.30%) Degree
2 273 (7.24%) Security Cleared
3 178 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
4 138 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 119 (3.15%) CCNP
6 84 (2.23%) CCNA
7 74 (1.96%) ISEB
7 74 (1.96%) PMI Certification
8 46 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 45 (1.19%) CISSP
10 42 (1.11%) PMP
11 38 (1.01%) CCIE
11 38 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 37 (0.98%) HND
13 32 (0.85%) ISTQB
14 29 (0.77%) DV Cleared
15 27 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 26 (0.69%) HNC
17 23 (0.61%) CISM
18 20 (0.53%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (5.33%) SLA
2 88 (2.33%) QA
3 48 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 22 (0.58%) NEBOSH
7 20 (0.53%) JSP 440
8 17 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.21%) ISO 14001
10 6 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.11%) ISO27002
12 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.11%) RMADS
13 3 (0.080%) COBIT
13 3 (0.080%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.053%) ISO22301
14 2 (0.053%) MiFID
14 2 (0.053%) P3O
System Software
1 122 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 82 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.82%) Docker
4 21 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.40%) XenApp
6 14 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.37%) vSphere
7 12 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.27%) NFS
8 10 (0.27%) vCloud
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.16%) UAG
10 5 (0.13%) Firmware
10 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.11%) Cygwin
11 4 (0.11%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.11%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.080%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 39 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.72%) SCCM
3 24 (0.64%) Puppet
4 19 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (0.50%) FortiGate
5 17 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
5 17 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
5 17 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.37%) SCOM
7 10 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
7 10 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.24%) Ansible
8 9 (0.24%) Netcool
9 8 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
9 8 (0.21%) OpenView
10 7 (0.19%) Nagios
11 6 (0.16%) Packer
12 5 (0.13%) Casper Suite
12 5 (0.13%) Terraform
13 4 (0.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 461 (12.22%) SAP
2 337 (8.93%) Cisco
3 322 (8.54%) Microsoft
4 247 (6.55%) Oracle
5 159 (4.22%) Huawei
6 117 (3.10%) Ericsson
6 117 (3.10%) VMware
7 97 (2.57%) HP
8 96 (2.55%) Juniper
9 86 (2.28%) BT
10 84 (2.23%) Nokia
11 80 (2.12%) Remedy
12 62 (1.64%) Avaya
13 60 (1.59%) Citrix
14 54 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 51 (1.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 51 (1.35%) IBM
15 51 (1.35%) Nokia Networks
16 50 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
17 49 (1.30%) Virgin Media
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £550 - £750 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £344 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £17,000 - £18,000
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago