The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 80 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 510 621 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.47% 2.84% 2.83%
As % of the General category 5.37% 5.86% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 390 312
Average daily rate
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£400 £414 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 20
Average hourly rate £19.73 £16.60 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -38.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.64 £39.35 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +29.26%
Telecoms
England

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

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
9493 10595 9594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.90% 48.47% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6842 7480 6731
Average daily rate £475 £498 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 166 165
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.63 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £80.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in London

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in London

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the London region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
City of London +3 136 £400 - 74
Romford -1 5 £650 +8.33% 3
Hayes +1 3 - - 4
Croydon -7 3 £475 +5.55% 2
Docklands, London +11 2 £580 +52.63% 1
Hounslow -2 2 £313 -26.47%
Canary Wharf +7 1 - -
Uxbridge +4 1 £288 - 1
Feltham +1 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Ealing - 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 - - 3
Surbiton - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 3
Brentford - - - - 1
Grays - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 269 (26.40%) Finance
2 152 (14.92%) Microsoft
3 128 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (12.07%) Cisco
5 121 (11.87%) SQL
6 119 (11.68%) Windows
7 116 (11.38%) Project Management
8 102 (10.01%) Banking
9 97 (9.52%) Java
10 94 (9.22%) Firewall
11 93 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
12 92 (9.03%) VMware
12 92 (9.03%) Marketing
13 91 (8.93%) LAN
14 89 (8.73%) MS Excel
15 88 (8.64%) Degree
16 87 (8.54%) PRINCE2
16 87 (8.54%) Migration
17 86 (8.44%) WAN
18 85 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
19 83 (8.15%) Manufacturing
20 77 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
20 77 (7.56%) Oracle
21 76 (7.46%) Security Cleared
22 73 (7.16%) SQL Server
22 73 (7.16%) Programme Management
23 68 (6.67%) ITIL
23 68 (6.67%) Active Directory
24 67 (6.58%) SAP
25 64 (6.28%) CRM

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 38 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.36%) IIS
3 19 (1.86%) Lync
4 15 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.28%) SAS
5 13 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.98%) Node.js
7 10 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.69%) CMS
9 7 (0.69%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.59%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 89 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.50%) MS Office
3 36 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (3.14%) MS Visio
5 31 (3.04%) MS Project
6 6 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.39%) SPSS
7 4 (0.39%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.29%) SAP InfiniteInsight
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.29%) BASE24
5 3 (0.29%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.098%) Exstream
7 1 (0.098%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.098%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.098%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.098%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.098%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.098%) Summit
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.96%) SaaS
2 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.69%) IaaS
3 6 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.49%) Office 365
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.20%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.098%) Taleo
7 1 (0.098%) Force.com
7 1 (0.098%) PaaS
7 1 (0.098%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.098%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 94 (9.22%) Firewall
2 91 (8.93%) LAN
3 86 (8.44%) WAN
4 54 (5.30%) Internet
5 51 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 51 (5.00%) VoIP
6 41 (4.02%) OSPF
6 41 (4.02%) BGP
7 40 (3.93%) MPLS
7 40 (3.93%) Network Security
8 32 (3.14%) VPN
8 32 (3.14%) DNS
9 28 (2.75%) Broadband
10 26 (2.55%) HTTP
10 26 (2.55%) SAN
11 25 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (2.36%) Wireless
12 24 (2.36%) SSL
13 20 (1.96%) DHCP
13 20 (1.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.24%) Relational Database
3 32 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 21 (2.06%) Big Data
5 21 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.18%) MySQL
11 10 (0.98%) MS Access
11 10 (0.98%) QlikView
11 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.88%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.79%) Redis
13 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (1.77%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.47%) Maven
2 15 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.98%) Selenium
3 10 (0.98%) Subversion
4 9 (0.88%) JIRA
5 7 (0.69%) JUnit
5 7 (0.69%) Robolectric
6 6 (0.59%) JDeveloper
6 6 (0.59%) Ant
6 6 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.39%) JMeter
7 4 (0.39%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.29%) SilkTest
8 3 (0.29%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.29%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 269 (26.40%) Finance
2 102 (10.01%) Banking
3 92 (9.03%) Marketing
4 83 (8.15%) Manufacturing
5 57 (5.59%) Electronics
5 57 (5.59%) Retail
6 41 (4.02%) Billing
7 27 (2.65%) Legal
8 22 (2.16%) Investment Banking
9 21 (2.06%) Law
10 20 (1.96%) French Language
11 16 (1.57%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.47%) Games
13 12 (1.18%) Local Government
14 9 (0.88%) Advertising
14 9 (0.88%) Back Office
15 6 (0.59%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.49%) Publishing
17 3 (0.29%) Korean Language
18 2 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 168 (16.49%) Analyst
2 114 (11.19%) Developer
3 113 (11.09%) Architect
4 104 (10.21%) Project Manager
5 60 (5.89%) Business Analyst
5 60 (5.89%) Consultant
6 39 (3.83%) Network Engineer
7 29 (2.85%) Programme Manager
8 25 (2.45%) Designer
9 24 (2.36%) Security Architect
10 22 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (2.16%) Java Developer
11 19 (1.86%) Service Manager
12 18 (1.77%) Administrator
12 18 (1.77%) Senior Manager
12 18 (1.77%) Programmer
12 18 (1.77%) Support Engineer
12 18 (1.77%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 18 (1.77%) Delivery Manager
13 16 (1.57%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.61%) Web Services
2 42 (4.12%) HTML
3 38 (3.73%) .NET
4 29 (2.85%) CSS
5 23 (2.26%) XML
6 20 (1.96%) SOAP
7 19 (1.86%) REST
8 18 (1.77%) HTML5
9 17 (1.67%) RESTful
10 15 (1.47%) CSS3
11 13 (1.28%) JSON
12 10 (0.98%) AngularJS
13 9 (0.88%) jQuery
13 9 (0.88%) ASP.NET
13 9 (0.88%) J2EE
13 9 (0.88%) Backbone.js
14 8 (0.79%) Middleware
15 7 (0.69%) Spring
15 7 (0.69%) RoboGuice
15 7 (0.69%) RoboSpice
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.20%) DTV
3 41 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.04%) User Experience
5 28 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
6 25 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.16%) Open Source
7 22 (2.16%) Mobile App
8 20 (1.96%) Mathematics
9 16 (1.57%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.28%) Data Integration
11 12 (1.18%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
12 11 (1.08%) Derivative
12 11 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
12 11 (1.08%) IVR
13 10 (0.98%) Clustering
13 10 (0.98%) Handset
14 9 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 119 (11.68%) Windows
2 63 (6.18%) Linux
3 49 (4.81%) UNIX
4 42 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (2.85%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.55%) Windows XP
7 26 (2.55%) Android
8 21 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.28%) Solaris
10 11 (1.08%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.69%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
14 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.29%) SUSE
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (11.38%) Project Management
3 87 (8.54%) PRINCE2
3 87 (8.54%) Migration
4 85 (8.34%) Business Intelligence
5 77 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 73 (7.16%) Programme Management
7 68 (6.67%) ITIL
8 64 (6.28%) CRM
9 56 (5.50%) Digital Marketing
10 52 (5.10%) Service Delivery
11 50 (4.91%) Scrum
12 44 (4.32%) TDD
13 42 (4.12%) Network Design
14 40 (3.93%) Network Architecture
15 34 (3.34%) Configuration Management
16 33 (3.24%) Information Security
17 32 (3.14%) E-Commerce
18 31 (3.04%) Data Modelling
19 29 (2.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 121 (11.87%) SQL
2 97 (9.52%) Java
3 43 (4.22%) JavaScript
3 43 (4.22%) C#
4 34 (3.34%) Python
5 21 (2.06%) C++
6 17 (1.67%) C
7 14 (1.37%) Perl
8 13 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.18%) PHP
9 12 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.18%) Ruby
10 8 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.79%) Scala
11 7 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.59%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.59%) Groovy
13 5 (0.49%) VBA
14 4 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (8.64%) Degree
2 76 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 56 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 48 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (3.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 35 (3.43%) CCNP
7 21 (2.06%) CCNA
8 18 (1.77%) PMI Certification
9 17 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (1.47%) PMP
11 12 (1.18%) CCIE
11 12 (1.18%) MCSE
12 10 (0.98%) CCDP
13 9 (0.88%) ISEB
14 8 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.79%) MCITP
15 7 (0.69%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.69%) CCIP
15 7 (0.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.73%) SLA
2 29 (2.85%) QA
3 21 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.59%) GPG13
7 1 (0.098%) COBIT
7 1 (0.098%) HL7
7 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.098%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
System Software
1 68 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 57 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.28%) ProxySG
4 10 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.69%) Squid
5 7 (0.69%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.59%) XenApp
6 6 (0.59%) Snort
7 5 (0.49%) Xen
7 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.49%) NFS
8 4 (0.39%) vSphere
8 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.39%) XenServer
8 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.20%) HDFS
9 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.098%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.098%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (1.57%) SCCM
2 15 (1.47%) Puppet
3 9 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.79%) Ansible
4 8 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.59%) Nagios
5 6 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.49%) SCOM
6 5 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.39%) WSUS
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.29%) Netcool
8 3 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.29%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.20%) OpenView
9 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 152 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 123 (12.07%) Cisco
3 92 (9.03%) VMware
4 77 (7.56%) Oracle
5 67 (6.58%) SAP
6 56 (5.50%) Citrix
7 47 (4.61%) CheckPoint
8 33 (3.24%) HP
8 33 (3.24%) Juniper
9 26 (2.55%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.36%) Blue Coat
11 21 (2.06%) F5
12 17 (1.67%) Remedy
12 17 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.37%) IBM
13 14 (1.37%) Google
14 13 (1.28%) Tableau
15 11 (1.08%) Mitel
15 11 (1.08%) Avaya
16 10 (0.98%) BMC
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