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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 43 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1953 2214 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.14% 4.70% 4.73%
As % of the General category 10.75% 12.16% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1034 970
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 34 81
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £8.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £45.35 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +20.00%
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
18166 18213 18390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.50% 38.68% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11883 11826 11583
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 427 586
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 11 February 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 -4 832 £388 +7.26% 230
London +12 588 £425 +6.25% 465
South West +5 182 £375 -8.53% 130
North West -29 89 £425 +44.06% 68
East of England -17 74 £363 -7.34% 57
Yorkshire -8 67 £325 -13.33% 18
West Midlands -39 51 £380 +35.71% 42
East Midlands -14 24 £325 +8.33% 12
North East -5 18 £325 +13.04% 4
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 980 (25.67%) Finance
2 486 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
3 476 (12.47%) Marketing
4 471 (12.34%) Project Management
5 456 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
6 450 (11.79%) Programme Management
7 431 (11.29%) Manufacturing
8 423 (11.08%) SAP
9 394 (10.32%) ITIL
9 394 (10.32%) Electronics
10 376 (9.85%) Digital Marketing
11 370 (9.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 340 (8.91%) Cisco
13 327 (8.57%) Microsoft
14 321 (8.41%) Java
15 310 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
16 295 (7.73%) Windows
17 291 (7.62%) Degree
18 286 (7.49%) Linux
19 276 (7.23%) PRINCE2
20 270 (7.07%) Migration
21 266 (6.97%) SQL
22 250 (6.55%) MS Excel
23 240 (6.29%) Oracle
24 235 (6.16%) Security Cleared
25 221 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
26 197 (5.16%) WAN
27 193 (5.06%) Unix
28 192 (5.03%) LAN
28 192 (5.03%) Banking

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 91 (2.38%) CMS
2 66 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 47 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 43 (1.13%) Apache
5 39 (1.02%) Confluence
5 39 (1.02%) Node.js
6 37 (0.97%) JBoss
7 32 (0.84%) Skype for Business
7 32 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 31 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 29 (0.76%) SAS
10 24 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 20 (0.52%) Drupal
13 17 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (0.37%) Umbraco
16 13 (0.34%) IIS
17 12 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 12 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 250 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 164 (4.30%) MS Office
3 83 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 79 (2.07%) MS Project
5 58 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.92%) Photoshop
7 23 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 8 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
11 6 (0.16%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.079%) Maya
15 2 (0.052%) InDesign
16 1 (0.026%) Simulink
16 1 (0.026%) Solid Edge
16 1 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
16 1 (0.026%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 370 (9.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 31 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
6 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
9 6 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
9 6 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
10 5 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.10%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.05%) SaaS
3 35 (0.92%) Office 365
4 17 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (0.34%) CloudFront
7 11 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 11 (0.29%) IaaS
8 8 (0.21%) GitHub
9 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.13%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.13%) PaaS
10 4 (0.10%) Force.com
11 3 (0.079%) AdWords
11 3 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.052%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.052%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.052%) Bluemix
12 2 (0.052%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 197 (5.16%) WAN
2 192 (5.03%) LAN
3 181 (4.74%) Firewall
4 171 (4.48%) 3G
5 146 (3.82%) MPLS
6 128 (3.35%) 4G
7 122 (3.20%) LTE
8 118 (3.09%) Wireless
9 114 (2.99%) Radio Access Network
10 112 (2.93%) VoIP
11 109 (2.86%) 2G
12 107 (2.80%) VPN
13 105 (2.75%) DNS
14 104 (2.72%) TCP/IP
15 83 (2.17%) Internet
16 70 (1.83%) Network Security
17 67 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
18 65 (1.70%) BGP
19 62 (1.62%) MVNO
20 60 (1.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 66 (1.73%) Oracle Database
3 63 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 55 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (1.44%) MySQL
5 50 (1.31%) Big Data
6 35 (0.92%) NoSQL
7 34 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
7 34 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 33 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 29 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (0.68%) Hadoop
12 20 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (0.45%) Data Mining
14 17 (0.45%) DB2
14 17 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 82 (2.15%) JIRA
2 49 (1.28%) Selenium
3 45 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 42 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 32 (0.84%) Subversion
6 29 (0.76%) Maven
7 26 (0.68%) ClearCase
8 21 (0.55%) JUnit
9 19 (0.50%) Cucumber
10 16 (0.42%) Ant
11 15 (0.39%) Visual Studio
12 14 (0.37%) Gradle
12 14 (0.37%) JMeter
13 12 (0.31%) Hudson
13 12 (0.31%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.26%) Artifactory
14 10 (0.26%) Grunt
14 10 (0.26%) HP UFT
14 10 (0.26%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.24%) gulp
General
1 980 (25.67%) Finance
2 476 (12.47%) Marketing
3 431 (11.29%) Manufacturing
4 394 (10.32%) Electronics
5 192 (5.03%) Banking
6 187 (4.90%) Retail
7 155 (4.06%) Billing
8 102 (2.67%) Legal
9 56 (1.47%) Back Office
10 31 (0.81%) Games
11 24 (0.63%) Military
12 19 (0.50%) Law
13 18 (0.47%) Advertising
14 15 (0.39%) Publishing
15 13 (0.34%) German Language
15 13 (0.34%) Local Government
16 12 (0.31%) Automotive
17 10 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.26%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 542 (14.20%) Analyst
2 390 (10.22%) Developer
3 370 (9.69%) Architect
4 363 (9.51%) Project Manager
5 225 (5.89%) Business Analyst
6 189 (4.95%) Consultant
7 185 (4.85%) Telecoms Manager
8 163 (4.27%) Network Engineer
9 146 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
10 132 (3.46%) Designer
11 115 (3.01%) Telecoms Engineer
12 98 (2.57%) Support Engineer
13 88 (2.31%) Java Developer
14 85 (2.23%) Telecoms Analyst
15 79 (2.07%) Administrator
16 76 (1.99%) Telecoms Project Manager
17 71 (1.86%) Delivery Manager
18 70 (1.83%) Coordinator
19 68 (1.78%) IT Manager
20 65 (1.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (5.00%) HTML
2 138 (3.62%) CSS
3 104 (2.72%) Web Services
4 100 (2.62%) jQuery
5 82 (2.15%) HTML5
6 79 (2.07%) .NET
7 66 (1.73%) AngularJS
8 61 (1.60%) XML
9 56 (1.47%) Spring
10 55 (1.44%) J2EE
11 45 (1.18%) CSS3
12 44 (1.15%) REST
13 43 (1.13%) SOAP
14 40 (1.05%) Middleware
15 35 (0.92%) JSON
16 30 (0.79%) ASP.NET
17 27 (0.71%) RESTful
18 23 (0.60%) Ajax
18 23 (0.60%) Hibernate
19 22 (0.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 221 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (4.56%) Data Centre
3 101 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 101 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 84 (2.20%) User Experience
5 71 (1.86%) Driving Licence
6 58 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 44 (1.15%) DTV
8 40 (1.05%) Smart Meter
9 38 (1.00%) Handset
10 36 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 36 (0.94%) PMI
11 34 (0.89%) NHS
12 33 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
13 29 (0.76%) Mathematics
14 27 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 27 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
15 26 (0.68%) CMDB
15 26 (0.68%) STB
16 24 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 295 (7.73%) Windows
2 286 (7.49%) Linux
3 193 (5.06%) Unix
4 82 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 74 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 61 (1.60%) Solaris
7 55 (1.44%) Android
8 53 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 31 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (0.81%) Windows XP
12 26 (0.68%) Windows 8
13 19 (0.50%) AIX
14 11 (0.29%) SUSE
14 11 (0.29%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.26%) CentOS
16 9 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
17 8 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (12.34%) Project Management
3 456 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
4 450 (11.79%) Programme Management
5 394 (10.32%) ITIL
6 376 (9.85%) Digital Marketing
7 310 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 276 (7.23%) PRINCE2
9 270 (7.07%) Migration
10 156 (4.09%) Service Management
11 147 (3.85%) Change Management
11 147 (3.85%) CRM
12 143 (3.75%) E-Commerce
13 135 (3.54%) Scrum
14 124 (3.25%) Service Delivery
15 97 (2.54%) Business Analysis
16 91 (2.38%) Waterfall
17 89 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 88 (2.31%) ERP
19 86 (2.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 321 (8.41%) Java
2 266 (6.97%) SQL
3 167 (4.38%) JavaScript
4 140 (3.67%) C
5 91 (2.38%) Python
6 85 (2.23%) C++
7 55 (1.44%) C#
8 52 (1.36%) Perl
9 40 (1.05%) Ruby
10 38 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 37 (0.97%) PHP
12 36 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 31 (0.81%) Embedded C
14 29 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 26 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 26 (0.68%) PowerShell
16 21 (0.55%) R
17 20 (0.52%) VB
18 15 (0.39%) Scala
18 15 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 291 (7.62%) Degree
2 235 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 182 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
4 135 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 114 (2.99%) CCNP
6 83 (2.17%) CCNA
6 83 (2.17%) PMI Certification
7 69 (1.81%) ISEB
8 56 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 49 (1.28%) PMP
10 47 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 45 (1.18%) CCIE
12 39 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 32 (0.84%) CISSP
14 29 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (0.71%) HND
16 25 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 24 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 23 (0.60%) HNC
19 22 (0.58%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (4.77%) SLA
2 84 (2.20%) QA
3 48 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 18 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 17 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.21%) RMADS
9 7 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.18%) ISO27002
9 7 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.16%) NEBOSH
11 5 (0.13%) COBIT
12 4 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.079%) MiFID
13 3 (0.079%) P3O
13 3 (0.079%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.052%) ISO22301
System Software
1 135 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 110 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.60%) Docker
4 21 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.45%) vSphere
7 11 (0.29%) vCloud
8 9 (0.24%) Firmware
8 9 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.18%) XenApp
10 6 (0.16%) HDFS
11 5 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.13%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.10%) NFS
12 4 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.079%) Cygwin
13 3 (0.079%) UAG
13 3 (0.079%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 39 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (0.94%) SCCM
3 19 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
5 14 (0.37%) SCOM
6 13 (0.34%) OpenView
6 13 (0.34%) Puppet
7 10 (0.26%) Ansible
8 9 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
8 9 (0.24%) FortiGate
8 9 (0.24%) Kibana
8 9 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.18%) Nessus
10 7 (0.18%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.16%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.13%) CA Wily
12 5 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 423 (11.08%) SAP
2 340 (8.91%) Cisco
3 327 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 240 (6.29%) Oracle
5 152 (3.98%) VMware
6 150 (3.93%) Huawei
7 116 (3.04%) Juniper
8 115 (3.01%) Ericsson
9 100 (2.62%) BT
9 100 (2.62%) HP
10 95 (2.49%) Nokia
11 80 (2.10%) Remedy
12 74 (1.94%) CheckPoint
13 66 (1.73%) Citrix
14 65 (1.70%) Avaya
15 55 (1.44%) IBM
16 49 (1.28%) Red Hat
17 48 (1.26%) Adobe
18 47 (1.23%) EMC
19 42 (1.10%) hybris
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