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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 43 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2089 1854 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.29% 3.90% 4.83%
As % of the General category 11.09% 10.03% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 978 780
Average daily rate
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£400 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 133
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% -24.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.55 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £33.48 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-38.00% -18.03%
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
18835 18485 17902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.68% 38.86% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12213 11865 11085
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 531 603
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.84%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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
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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 +3 892 £375 +7.14% 238
London +30 634 £401 +0.12% 326
South West +4 159 £400 +21.21% 72
East of England +15 97 £424 +6.66% 37
North West -17 84 £325 -2.62% 46
Yorkshire -2 61 £385 +79.06% 22
West Midlands -28 54 £315 +18.86% 23
East Midlands 0 31 £400 +18.51% 11
Midlands +13 13 £250 - 4
North East -24 9 £325 +94.02% 3
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 961 (22.32%) Finance
2 536 (12.45%) Project Management
3 448 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
4 409 (9.50%) Microsoft
5 404 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 383 (8.89%) Degree
7 373 (8.66%) SQL
8 365 (8.48%) 3G
9 364 (8.45%) Cisco
10 353 (8.20%) Manufacturing
10 353 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 350 (8.13%) Marketing
12 349 (8.10%) SAP
13 342 (7.94%) ITIL
14 334 (7.76%) MS Excel
15 315 (7.32%) Oracle
16 309 (7.18%) Programme Management
17 300 (6.97%) Electronics
18 298 (6.92%) PRINCE2
19 296 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
20 292 (6.78%) Banking
21 287 (6.67%) 4G
22 281 (6.53%) Security Cleared
23 276 (6.41%) Windows
24 273 (6.34%) DTV
25 272 (6.32%) Java
26 265 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
27 261 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
28 260 (6.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
29 243 (5.64%) 2G

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 94 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 49 (1.14%) CMS
3 44 (1.02%) WebLogic
4 38 (0.88%) SAS
4 38 (0.88%) Lync
5 36 (0.84%) Apache
6 34 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 32 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 28 (0.65%) IIS
9 26 (0.60%) Node.js
10 23 (0.53%) JBoss
11 19 (0.44%) Confluence
12 18 (0.42%) MQSeries
13 17 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.35%) Mule
16 14 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.30%) nginx
17 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 334 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 226 (5.25%) MS Office
3 149 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 108 (2.51%) MS Project
5 89 (2.07%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.60%) AutoCAD
8 22 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 15 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 12 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
11 11 (0.26%) InDesign
12 7 (0.16%) SPSS
12 7 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.046%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.046%) FastStats
14 1 (0.023%) Doxygen
14 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.023%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 260 (6.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 17 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 15 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
6 14 (0.33%) SAP FI-CA
7 12 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 11 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.19%) Primavera
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.16%) Agresso
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (0.12%) Unica
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
12 5 (0.12%) Exstream
12 5 (0.12%) BigMachines
13 4 (0.093%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 4 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
14 3 (0.070%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 66 (1.53%) SaaS
2 53 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.28%) Office 365
6 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (0.23%) PaaS
8 9 (0.21%) Route 53
9 6 (0.14%) IaaS
10 5 (0.12%) GitHub
11 3 (0.070%) Force.com
11 3 (0.070%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.046%) Yammer
12 2 (0.046%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.046%) CheetahMail
12 2 (0.046%) Pure360
12 2 (0.046%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 365 (8.48%) 3G
2 287 (6.67%) 4G
3 261 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
4 243 (5.64%) 2G
5 239 (5.55%) LTE
6 202 (4.69%) GSM
7 191 (4.44%) Firewall
8 189 (4.39%) WAN
9 179 (4.16%) LAN
10 171 (3.97%) Internet
11 170 (3.95%) Ethernet
12 144 (3.34%) UMTS
13 141 (3.27%) TCP/IP
14 140 (3.25%) MPLS
15 139 (3.23%) Wireless
16 134 (3.11%) SDH
17 124 (2.88%) VPN
18 115 (2.67%) VoIP
19 114 (2.65%) OSPF
20 101 (2.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 125 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (1.39%) Oracle Database
4 55 (1.28%) MySQL
5 54 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 45 (1.05%) Big Data
7 42 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 39 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (0.86%) MongoDB
11 31 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 31 (0.72%) MS Access
12 30 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
13 26 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 24 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.44%) QlikView
16 18 (0.42%) Data Mining
17 13 (0.30%) Redis
17 13 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (1.79%) JIRA
2 74 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 37 (0.86%) Selenium
5 30 (0.70%) Maven
6 28 (0.65%) Ant
7 27 (0.63%) JUnit
8 24 (0.56%) Subversion
9 23 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
10 21 (0.49%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.42%) Axure RP
12 14 (0.33%) JMeter
12 14 (0.33%) SoapUI
12 14 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.28%) Bugzilla
14 9 (0.21%) Gradle
14 9 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.21%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.21%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
General
1 961 (22.32%) Finance
2 353 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 350 (8.13%) Marketing
4 300 (6.97%) Electronics
5 292 (6.78%) Banking
6 195 (4.53%) Retail
7 175 (4.06%) Billing
8 119 (2.76%) Legal
9 50 (1.16%) Back Office
10 49 (1.14%) Law
11 28 (0.65%) Games
12 27 (0.63%) Publishing
13 25 (0.58%) Advertising
14 24 (0.56%) German Language
15 22 (0.51%) Multimedia
16 16 (0.37%) French Language
17 15 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.30%) Front Office
19 12 (0.28%) Interactive Media
20 11 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 607 (14.10%) Analyst
2 458 (10.64%) Project Manager
3 330 (7.66%) Developer
4 324 (7.52%) Architect
5 262 (6.08%) Business Analyst
6 221 (5.13%) Consultant
7 137 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
8 126 (2.93%) Network Engineer
9 117 (2.72%) Designer
10 113 (2.62%) Design Engineer
11 101 (2.35%) Coordinator
12 99 (2.30%) Delivery Manager
13 98 (2.28%) Telecoms Project Manager
14 87 (2.02%) Administrator
15 81 (1.88%) IP Engineer
16 80 (1.86%) Field Engineer
17 74 (1.72%) Test Engineer
18 73 (1.70%) Senior Manager
19 66 (1.53%) Java Developer
20 65 (1.51%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (4.64%) HTML
2 140 (3.25%) CSS
3 105 (2.44%) XML
4 100 (2.32%) .NET
4 100 (2.32%) Web Services
5 96 (2.23%) HTML5
6 77 (1.79%) jQuery
7 68 (1.58%) CSS3
8 57 (1.32%) SOAP
9 55 (1.28%) AngularJS
10 42 (0.98%) JSON
11 40 (0.93%) Spring
12 39 (0.91%) REST
12 39 (0.91%) J2EE
13 35 (0.81%) RESTful
13 35 (0.81%) ASP.NET
14 31 (0.72%) Middleware
15 27 (0.63%) Apache Camel
16 22 (0.51%) Backbone.js
16 22 (0.51%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 296 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 273 (6.34%) DTV
3 172 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 122 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 107 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 87 (2.02%) User Experience
7 60 (1.39%) NHS
8 46 (1.07%) PMI
9 45 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 42 (0.98%) Statistics
11 38 (0.88%) IVR
11 38 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
12 35 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 27 (0.63%) Derivative
14 26 (0.60%) PKI
14 26 (0.60%) IPTV
15 25 (0.58%) Visualisation
15 25 (0.58%) Handset
16 24 (0.56%) Blackberry
17 22 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 276 (6.41%) Windows
2 231 (5.36%) Linux
3 205 (4.76%) UNIX
4 62 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 47 (1.09%) Android
7 46 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 35 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (0.81%) Solaris
10 31 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (0.70%) Windows XP
12 13 (0.30%) CentOS
13 12 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 11 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.21%) AIX
17 8 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (12.45%) Project Management
2 448 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 353 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 342 (7.94%) ITIL
6 309 (7.18%) Programme Management
7 298 (6.92%) PRINCE2
8 265 (6.15%) Digital Marketing
9 237 (5.50%) Migration
10 188 (4.37%) CRM
11 184 (4.27%) Service Delivery
12 174 (4.04%) Service Management
13 140 (3.25%) Change Management
14 137 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
15 133 (3.09%) Business Analysis
16 130 (3.02%) Scrum
17 127 (2.95%) E-Commerce
18 126 (2.93%) Validation
19 106 (2.46%) Line Management
20 102 (2.37%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 373 (8.66%) SQL
2 272 (6.32%) Java
3 155 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 103 (2.39%) Python
5 101 (2.35%) C
6 78 (1.81%) C#
7 71 (1.65%) Perl
8 57 (1.32%) PL/SQL
9 53 (1.23%) C++
10 37 (0.86%) Ruby
11 34 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 29 (0.67%) PHP
13 25 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 19 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.33%) VB
16 13 (0.30%) R
16 13 (0.30%) VBA
17 12 (0.28%) MATLAB
17 12 (0.28%) VBScript
17 12 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 383 (8.89%) Degree
2 281 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 200 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
4 176 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 128 (2.97%) CCNP
6 112 (2.60%) CCNA
7 104 (2.42%) PMI Certification
8 72 (1.67%) PMP
9 64 (1.49%) ISEB
10 61 (1.42%) CCIE
10 61 (1.42%) HND
11 54 (1.25%) HNC
12 45 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 43 (1.00%) DV Cleared
13 43 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 40 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 38 (0.88%) CISSP
16 37 (0.86%) ISTQB
17 34 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (0.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (5.25%) SLA
2 157 (3.65%) QA
3 42 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 33 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.14%) HL7
9 6 (0.14%) COBIT
10 5 (0.12%) WAI
10 5 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.093%) GPG13
11 4 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.070%) COREP
13 2 (0.046%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.046%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.046%) Basel II
14 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 110 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 68 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.42%) NFS
5 12 (0.28%) ProxySG
5 12 (0.28%) vSphere
6 11 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.19%) XenApp
8 5 (0.12%) NDS
8 5 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.12%) Docker
9 4 (0.093%) Snort
9 4 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.093%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.093%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.093%) Squid
10 3 (0.070%) Xen
10 3 (0.070%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.070%) Firmware
10 3 (0.070%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 54 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (0.93%) NSN NetAct
3 37 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 32 (0.74%) SCCM
5 29 (0.67%) Puppet
6 24 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.42%) Ansible
8 14 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
9 13 (0.30%) Salt
10 11 (0.26%) OpenView
10 11 (0.26%) Netcool
11 10 (0.23%) TrustSec
11 10 (0.23%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
13 8 (0.19%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.16%) HP NNM
14 7 (0.16%) Rundeck
15 6 (0.14%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 409 (9.50%) Microsoft
2 364 (8.45%) Cisco
3 349 (8.10%) SAP
4 315 (7.32%) Oracle
5 188 (4.37%) Ericsson
6 134 (3.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 108 (2.51%) HP
7 108 (2.51%) VMware
8 104 (2.42%) CheckPoint
8 104 (2.42%) Huawei
9 102 (2.37%) Juniper
10 92 (2.14%) Nokia
11 81 (1.88%) Citrix
12 77 (1.79%) Remedy
13 62 (1.44%) IBM
14 55 (1.28%) F5
14 55 (1.28%) Red Hat
15 52 (1.21%) Avaya
16 47 (1.09%) BT
17 46 (1.07%) Adobe
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