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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 14 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 897 975 944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.06% 10.59% 10.82%
As % of the General category 25.16% 31.37% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 417 335
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.70 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.72% -60.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.24 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.25 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-34.52% -40.84%
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
3565 3108 3246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 36.00% 33.75% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2059 1724 1661
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 85 104
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Berkshire 0 492 £363 +3.57% 74
Hampshire 0 180 £350 - 25
Buckinghamshire -9 81 £400 - 9
Surrey 0 80 £400 +14.28% 26
Oxfordshire -18 21 £350 -17.64% 13
West Sussex -8 14 £344 -5.17% 2
Middlesex -3 9 £336 +24.53% 1
Thames Valley - 4 £350 -
Kent -4 3 £215 -40.68% 3
East Sussex +2 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor -1 1 £330 -34.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 296 (16.28%) Finance
2 269 (14.80%) Project Management
3 205 (11.28%) ITIL
4 195 (10.73%) MS Excel
5 186 (10.23%) Microsoft
6 182 (10.01%) SQL
7 174 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 167 (9.19%) Oracle
9 161 (8.86%) 3G
10 156 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
11 142 (7.81%) PRINCE2
12 141 (7.76%) Degree
13 138 (7.59%) Cisco
14 137 (7.54%) 4G
15 133 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
16 127 (6.99%) UNIX
17 125 (6.88%) MS Office
18 122 (6.71%) LTE
18 122 (6.71%) Marketing
19 121 (6.66%) SAP
20 120 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
21 112 (6.16%) Security Cleared
22 111 (6.11%) Linux
23 110 (6.05%) Radio Access Network
24 108 (5.94%) Service Management
25 98 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
26 97 (5.34%) Programme Management
27 91 (5.01%) DTV
27 91 (5.01%) Electronics
27 91 (5.01%) HP

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 46 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.32%) WebLogic
3 20 (1.10%) CMS
4 17 (0.94%) Lync
5 16 (0.88%) SAS
6 13 (0.72%) Apache
7 11 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.39%) JBoss
10 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.28%) Node.js
10 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.22%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.17%) Smallworld
12 3 (0.17%) Confluence
12 3 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 195 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 125 (6.88%) MS Office
3 77 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 37 (2.04%) MS Project
6 23 (1.27%) Photoshop
7 19 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.61%) InDesign
9 11 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.44%) Maya
11 5 (0.28%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.11%) CATIA
14 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 67 (3.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 11 (0.61%) SAP PSCD
4 11 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 10 (0.55%) SAP FI-CA
5 10 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.39%) Remedy AR System
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 4 (0.22%) Unica
9 4 (0.22%) Primavera
9 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.43%) SaaS
2 9 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.22%) PaaS
3 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.17%) Office 365
4 3 (0.17%) IaaS
5 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.055%) Force.com
6 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.055%) GitHub
6 1 (0.055%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.055%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 161 (8.86%) 3G
2 137 (7.54%) 4G
3 122 (6.71%) LTE
4 110 (6.05%) Radio Access Network
5 83 (4.57%) WAN
6 82 (4.51%) 2G
7 81 (4.46%) Firewall
8 78 (4.29%) VPN
9 77 (4.24%) LAN
10 70 (3.85%) TCP/IP
11 68 (3.74%) Wireless
12 63 (3.47%) MPLS
13 58 (3.19%) Internet
14 51 (2.81%) GSM
15 49 (2.70%) VoIP
16 48 (2.64%) Ethernet
17 43 (2.37%) BGP
18 42 (2.31%) UMTS
19 41 (2.26%) OSPF
19 41 (2.26%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 42 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (1.21%) MS Access
6 21 (1.16%) MySQL
7 16 (0.88%) Big Data
8 14 (0.77%) Data Mining
8 14 (0.77%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.61%) QlikView
10 11 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.44%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (1.93%) SoapUI
2 17 (0.94%) JIRA
3 14 (0.77%) Subversion
4 13 (0.72%) Axure RP
5 12 (0.66%) Selenium
6 11 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.55%) Grunt
7 10 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (0.50%) Maven
9 8 (0.44%) Git (software)
9 8 (0.44%) Ant
9 8 (0.44%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
10 7 (0.39%) ClearCase
11 6 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.33%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.28%) JMeter
12 5 (0.28%) JUnit
12 5 (0.28%) Cucumber
General
1 296 (16.28%) Finance
2 122 (6.71%) Marketing
3 91 (5.01%) Electronics
4 84 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 71 (3.91%) Billing
6 62 (3.41%) Legal
7 47 (2.59%) Banking
8 42 (2.31%) Retail
9 20 (1.10%) Advertising
9 20 (1.10%) Back Office
10 17 (0.94%) Law
11 12 (0.66%) Interactive Media
12 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.28%) Automotive
14 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.17%) Front Office
15 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.11%) Publishing
16 2 (0.11%) German Language
17 1 (0.055%) French Language
Job Titles
1 311 (17.11%) Analyst
2 190 (10.45%) Project Manager
3 128 (7.04%) Architect
4 127 (6.99%) Business Analyst
5 96 (5.28%) Developer
6 90 (4.95%) Consultant
7 78 (4.29%) Designer
8 59 (3.25%) Administrator
9 52 (2.86%) Network Engineer
10 48 (2.64%) Coordinator
11 44 (2.42%) Test Analyst
11 44 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
11 44 (2.42%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 42 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
13 39 (2.15%) Design Engineer
13 39 (2.15%) Telecoms Business Analyst
13 39 (2.15%) IP Engineer
14 38 (2.09%) Service Manager
15 36 (1.98%) Test Engineer
15 36 (1.98%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (3.63%) XML
2 61 (3.36%) HTML
3 49 (2.70%) SOAP
4 48 (2.64%) Web Services
5 41 (2.26%) CSS
6 34 (1.87%) XML Messaging
7 25 (1.38%) .NET
8 24 (1.32%) HTML5
9 20 (1.10%) CSS3
10 19 (1.05%) jQuery
11 18 (0.99%) J2EE
12 15 (0.83%) Middleware
13 13 (0.72%) ASP.NET
13 13 (0.72%) JSP
13 13 (0.72%) Ajax
14 11 (0.61%) Spring
15 10 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (0.50%) REST
17 8 (0.44%) 802.1X
17 8 (0.44%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (5.01%) DTV
3 76 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 67 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.37%) User Experience
6 35 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.27%) Smart Meter
8 20 (1.10%) CMDB
9 19 (1.05%) PKI
10 15 (0.83%) PMI
11 13 (0.72%) IVR
12 12 (0.66%) Handset
13 11 (0.61%) STB
13 11 (0.61%) Clustering
14 9 (0.50%) GIS
14 9 (0.50%) NHS
14 9 (0.50%) Data Integration
14 9 (0.50%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 127 (6.99%) UNIX
2 111 (6.11%) Linux
3 89 (4.90%) Windows
4 28 (1.54%) Solaris
5 22 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.44%) HPUX
10 7 (0.39%) AIX
11 5 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.28%) Android
12 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.055%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.055%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.055%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.055%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (14.80%) Project Management
2 205 (11.28%) ITIL
3 174 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 156 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 120 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
7 108 (5.94%) Service Management
8 97 (5.34%) Programme Management
9 80 (4.40%) Test Management
10 76 (4.18%) Digital Marketing
10 76 (4.18%) Migration
11 72 (3.96%) Validation
12 67 (3.69%) Business Analysis
13 61 (3.36%) Use Case
14 58 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
15 57 (3.14%) Service Delivery
15 57 (3.14%) CRM
16 52 (2.86%) Change Management
17 48 (2.64%) Network Design
18 45 (2.48%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 182 (10.01%) SQL
2 78 (4.29%) Java
3 75 (4.13%) C
4 63 (3.47%) Perl
5 46 (2.53%) PL/SQL
6 43 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 25 (1.38%) Shell Script
8 24 (1.32%) C++
9 18 (0.99%) C#
10 17 (0.94%) PHP
10 17 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 17 (0.94%) Python
11 10 (0.55%) VB
12 9 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.50%) R
13 8 (0.44%) Ruby
13 8 (0.44%) Korn
14 5 (0.28%) VBScript
15 4 (0.22%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 141 (7.76%) Degree
2 112 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 98 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (4.57%) SC Cleared
5 75 (4.13%) CCNP
6 61 (3.36%) CCNA
7 45 (2.48%) PMI Certification
8 37 (2.04%) ISTQB
9 32 (1.76%) PMP
10 26 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (1.16%) CCIE
11 21 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.10%) CCSE
12 20 (1.10%) HND
12 20 (1.10%) CCDP
12 20 (1.10%) ISEB
13 19 (1.05%) CISSP
14 18 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.83%) CCSA
16 12 (0.66%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.80%) SLA
2 44 (2.42%) QA
3 23 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.88%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.66%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.22%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.055%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.77%) ProxySG
4 10 (0.55%) vSphere
5 9 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 7 (0.39%) Docker
7 6 (0.33%) NFS
8 4 (0.22%) NDS
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.22%) XenApp
8 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.11%) Samba
10 2 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.055%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.055%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.055%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.055%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.055%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 63 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.50%) Puppet
3 9 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
3 9 (0.50%) OpenView
3 9 (0.50%) Netcool
4 7 (0.39%) HP NNM
4 7 (0.39%) SCCM
4 7 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (0.33%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.33%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (0.28%) Cacti
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.22%) Nessus
7 4 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.11%) nmon
Vendors
1 186 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 167 (9.19%) Oracle
3 138 (7.59%) Cisco
4 121 (6.66%) SAP
5 91 (5.01%) HP
6 56 (3.08%) Ericsson
7 55 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 55 (3.03%) Remedy
8 48 (2.64%) Nokia
9 47 (2.59%) Juniper
10 43 (2.37%) VMware
11 39 (2.15%) Huawei
12 32 (1.76%) F5
13 25 (1.38%) Avaya
14 23 (1.27%) Amdocs
15 21 (1.16%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 20 (1.10%) Adobe
17 18 (0.99%) Blue Coat
17 18 (0.99%) Fortinet
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