The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Telecommunications
Rank 13 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 832 1106 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.72% 11.59% 11.00%
As % of the General category 27.31% 34.08% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 437 378
Average daily rate £388 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 36
Average hourly rate £44.00 £30.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +12.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £9.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £117.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +20.00%
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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3046 3245 3063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.58% 34.01% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1699 1547
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 87 147
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £42.50
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 the South East

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 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
Berkshire 0 485 £400 +10.34% 66
Hampshire +24 185 £375 - 52
Surrey -18 63 £380 +20.63% 41
Buckinghamshire -27 32 £381 +5.17% 19
Kent +7 21 £200 -52.94% 5
Middlesex +4 14 £394 -0.63% 6
West Sussex +11 13 £455 +27.27% 7
Oxfordshire 0 6 £250 -39.75% 18
M4 Corridor -2 5 £300 -23.07%
East Sussex +11 1 - - 1
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 282 (17.77%) Finance
2 241 (15.19%) Project Management
3 229 (14.43%) ITIL
4 170 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 149 (9.39%) PRINCE2
7 145 (9.14%) Marketing
8 136 (8.57%) Cisco
9 134 (8.44%) SAP
10 133 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
11 128 (8.07%) Programme Management
12 127 (8.00%) Linux
13 123 (7.75%) Degree
14 122 (7.69%) Manufacturing
15 118 (7.44%) Oracle
16 111 (6.99%) MS Excel
17 109 (6.87%) Microsoft
17 109 (6.87%) 3G
18 106 (6.68%) Electronics
19 103 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
20 102 (6.43%) SQL
21 101 (6.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
22 100 (6.30%) Digital Marketing
23 99 (6.24%) Huawei
24 86 (5.42%) Migration
24 86 (5.42%) Billing
24 86 (5.42%) LTE
25 85 (5.36%) Service Management
25 85 (5.36%) Firewall
25 85 (5.36%) Unix

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 41 (2.58%) CMS
2 33 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.26%) Apache
3 20 (1.26%) Node.js
4 17 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 12 (0.76%) JBoss
7 11 (0.69%) Confluence
8 9 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.44%) SAS
10 7 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.38%) IIS
12 4 (0.25%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 111 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.47%) MS Office
3 50 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (2.52%) MS Project
5 24 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.25%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.19%) Maya
13 1 (0.063%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 101 (6.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.63%) Remedy AR System
4 7 (0.44%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.32%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
7 3 (0.19%) Unica
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.063%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.063%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.58%) SaaS
2 5 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.32%) IaaS
3 4 (0.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.19%) Force.com
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.13%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.063%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.063%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.063%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.063%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.063%) GitHub
6 1 (0.063%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 109 (6.87%) 3G
2 86 (5.42%) LTE
3 85 (5.36%) Firewall
4 76 (4.79%) 4G
5 75 (4.73%) MPLS
6 71 (4.47%) LAN
6 71 (4.47%) WAN
7 70 (4.41%) Radio Access Network
8 64 (4.03%) 2G
9 55 (3.47%) VPN
10 53 (3.34%) Wireless
11 50 (3.15%) VoIP
12 48 (3.02%) DNS
13 36 (2.27%) MVNO
14 35 (2.21%) GSM
15 34 (2.14%) BGP
16 33 (2.08%) Network Security
16 33 (2.08%) TCP/IP
17 31 (1.95%) Ethernet
18 29 (1.83%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 22 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (0.88%) NoSQL
6 13 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.76%) MongoDB
7 12 (0.76%) MS Access
7 12 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.57%) MySQL
10 7 (0.44%) Big Data
10 7 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.38%) CouchDB
11 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 30 (1.89%) JIRA
2 20 (1.26%) ClearCase
3 18 (1.13%) Selenium
4 17 (1.07%) Subversion
5 10 (0.63%) Cucumber
5 10 (0.63%) JUnit
6 8 (0.50%) Introscope
6 8 (0.50%) Toad
6 8 (0.50%) Trac
7 7 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.44%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.44%) SoapUI
8 6 (0.38%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.38%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.32%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.32%) Gradle
9 5 (0.32%) Grunt
9 5 (0.32%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 282 (17.77%) Finance
2 145 (9.14%) Marketing
3 122 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 106 (6.68%) Electronics
5 86 (5.42%) Billing
6 54 (3.40%) Legal
7 43 (2.71%) Retail
8 28 (1.76%) Back Office
9 19 (1.20%) Banking
10 11 (0.69%) Advertising
11 10 (0.63%) Law
12 9 (0.57%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.25%) Local Government
14 4 (0.25%) Military
15 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.13%) French Language
16 2 (0.13%) German Language
16 2 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 238 (15.00%) Analyst
2 177 (11.15%) Project Manager
3 129 (8.13%) Architect
4 105 (6.62%) Telecoms Manager
5 95 (5.99%) Developer
6 89 (5.61%) Business Analyst
7 73 (4.60%) Consultant
8 70 (4.41%) Designer
9 66 (4.16%) Network Engineer
10 51 (3.21%) Telecoms Analyst
11 49 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
12 48 (3.02%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 40 (2.52%) Design Engineer
14 38 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
14 38 (2.39%) Solutions Designer
15 36 (2.27%) Administrator
16 34 (2.14%) IT Manager
17 33 (2.08%) Software Engineer
17 33 (2.08%) Telecoms Business Analyst
18 32 (2.02%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.21%) HTML
2 38 (2.39%) CSS
3 35 (2.21%) Web Services
4 26 (1.64%) HTML5
4 26 (1.64%) jQuery
4 26 (1.64%) Middleware
5 25 (1.58%) J2EE
6 22 (1.39%) XML
7 21 (1.32%) AngularJS
8 20 (1.26%) .NET
9 11 (0.69%) SOAP
10 10 (0.63%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.63%) Spring
11 9 (0.57%) CSS3
12 8 (0.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 8 (0.50%) SAP XI
12 8 (0.50%) STL
13 7 (0.44%) Ajax
13 7 (0.44%) JSP
14 6 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 55 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 34 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.14%) DTV
4 34 (2.14%) Smart Meter
5 32 (2.02%) User Experience
6 19 (1.20%) PMI
7 17 (1.07%) STB
8 15 (0.95%) CMDB
8 15 (0.95%) Over-the-Top Content
9 12 (0.76%) Driving Licence
9 12 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (0.69%) Device Driver
11 9 (0.57%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.50%) PKI
12 8 (0.50%) VHDL
13 7 (0.44%) Clustering
13 7 (0.44%) Handset
14 6 (0.38%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.00%) Linux
2 85 (5.36%) Unix
3 80 (5.04%) Windows
4 31 (1.95%) Solaris
5 18 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.76%) AIX
8 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.32%) Android
11 5 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.32%) HPUX
11 5 (0.32%) SUSE
11 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.063%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (15.19%) Project Management
2 229 (14.43%) ITIL
3 170 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 149 (9.39%) PRINCE2
6 133 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (8.07%) Programme Management
8 100 (6.30%) Digital Marketing
9 86 (5.42%) Migration
10 85 (5.36%) Service Management
11 77 (4.85%) CRM
12 55 (3.47%) Service Delivery
13 50 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (3.09%) Change Management
14 49 (3.09%) E-Commerce
14 49 (3.09%) eTOM
15 44 (2.77%) Incident Management
15 44 (2.77%) Waterfall
16 41 (2.58%) Business Analysis
17 39 (2.46%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 102 (6.43%) SQL
2 79 (4.98%) Java
3 77 (4.85%) C
4 34 (2.14%) C++
4 34 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 27 (1.70%) Embedded C
6 22 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 17 (1.07%) Perl
7 17 (1.07%) VB
8 15 (0.95%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.82%) Python
10 12 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.63%) C#
11 10 (0.63%) Korn
12 9 (0.57%) PHP
13 8 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.50%) Ruby
14 5 (0.32%) VBA
15 3 (0.19%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 123 (7.75%) Degree
2 75 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 55 (3.47%) PMI Certification
5 48 (3.02%) CCNP
6 41 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 38 (2.39%) CCNA
8 36 (2.27%) PMP
9 31 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 30 (1.89%) ISEB
11 26 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (1.32%) APMP
12 21 (1.32%) HND
13 18 (1.13%) CIPD
14 16 (1.01%) ISTQB
14 16 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.95%) CISSP
16 14 (0.88%) CCIE
17 13 (0.82%) CCSE
18 10 (0.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.36%) SLA
2 30 (1.89%) QA
3 25 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.50%) RMADS
6 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) P3O
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
9 2 (0.13%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.13%) NEBOSH
9 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.063%) MISRA
10 1 (0.063%) MISRA C
System Software
1 41 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.38%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.38%) vSphere
4 4 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.25%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.13%) Docker
6 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.13%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.063%) GPFS
7 1 (0.063%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (0.69%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (0.69%) SCCM
3 7 (0.44%) FortiGate
4 5 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.32%) nmon
4 5 (0.32%) Puppet
4 5 (0.32%) SCOM
5 4 (0.25%) CA Wily
5 4 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.25%) Nessus
5 4 (0.25%) OpenView
6 3 (0.19%) Ansible
6 3 (0.19%) Cacti
6 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.19%) Netcool
6 3 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 136 (8.57%) Cisco
2 134 (8.44%) SAP
3 118 (7.44%) Oracle
4 109 (6.87%) Microsoft
5 99 (6.24%) Huawei
6 76 (4.79%) Ericsson
7 61 (3.84%) Nokia
8 59 (3.72%) Juniper
9 58 (3.65%) VMware
10 54 (3.40%) Remedy
11 49 (3.09%) HP
12 45 (2.84%) CheckPoint
13 39 (2.46%) BT
14 28 (1.76%) Avaya
14 28 (1.76%) F5
15 24 (1.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 24 (1.51%) BMC
16 23 (1.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 22 (1.39%) Adobe
18 20 (1.26%) IBM
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