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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 9 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1041 914 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.51% 9.92% 13.52%
As % of the General category 30.60% 28.23% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 405 391
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £188 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 43
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £15.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £34.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.06% -21.81%
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
3402 3238 2999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.35% 35.15% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1762 1716 1396
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 126 182
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.88%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 0 686 £350 -1.68% 98
Hampshire -4 162 £400 +23.07% 41
Surrey -16 71 £333 -8.90% 33
Buckinghamshire +7 64 £350 -15.66% 15
Oxfordshire -23 14 £300 -14.28% 9
West Sussex -17 13 £550 +65.41% 3
Middlesex +11 11 £263 -8.69% 2
East Sussex -7 4 - - 6
Home Counties - 3 - -
M4 Corridor +1 2 - -
Sussex -3 1 - -
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 345 (16.28%) Finance
2 313 (14.77%) Project Management
3 233 (11.00%) 3G
4 225 (10.62%) Degree
5 217 (10.24%) ITIL
6 205 (9.67%) Microsoft
7 204 (9.63%) SQL
8 203 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 202 (9.53%) Cisco
10 187 (8.82%) MS Excel
11 185 (8.73%) Radio Access Network
12 180 (8.49%) 4G
13 169 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
14 162 (7.65%) Oracle
15 157 (7.41%) PRINCE2
16 150 (7.08%) LTE
17 147 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
18 140 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
19 139 (6.56%) 2G
20 129 (6.09%) MS Office
21 128 (6.04%) SAP
22 125 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
23 117 (5.52%) Security Cleared
24 116 (5.47%) Service Delivery
25 112 (5.29%) Ericsson
26 110 (5.19%) Billing
26 110 (5.19%) Marketing
27 106 (5.00%) UNIX
27 106 (5.00%) Migration
28 105 (4.96%) Service Management

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 54 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.27%) Lync
3 19 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 16 (0.76%) CMS
5 11 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 11 (0.52%) Apache
6 10 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.47%) Node.js
7 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.42%) SAS
8 8 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.33%) ArcGIS
10 6 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.28%) JBoss
10 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.24%) IIS
11 5 (0.24%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 187 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 129 (6.09%) MS Office
3 98 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 42 (1.98%) MS Project
5 35 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.23%) AutoCAD
7 14 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.66%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.38%) InDesign
11 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.047%) SPSS
12 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 56 (2.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.76%) SAP ERP
2 16 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.76%) SAP FI
3 15 (0.71%) SAP FI-CA
3 15 (0.71%) SAP PSCD
4 11 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
5 7 (0.33%) Primavera
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle BRM
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.24%) BigMachines
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.14%) Changepoint
9 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.094%) Remedy AR System
11 1 (0.047%) SAP FS
11 1 (0.047%) SAP SRM
11 1 (0.047%) Maximo
11 1 (0.047%) Exstream
11 1 (0.047%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.70%) SaaS
2 11 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.19%) PaaS
5 4 (0.19%) Office 365
6 3 (0.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.094%) Yammer
7 2 (0.094%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.094%) Force.com
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.047%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 233 (11.00%) 3G
2 185 (8.73%) Radio Access Network
3 180 (8.49%) 4G
4 150 (7.08%) LTE
5 139 (6.56%) 2G
6 103 (4.86%) Firewall
7 96 (4.53%) GSM
8 91 (4.29%) Wireless
9 87 (4.11%) MPLS
10 86 (4.06%) WAN
11 83 (3.92%) LAN
12 78 (3.68%) OSPF
13 71 (3.35%) Internet
14 67 (3.16%) TCP/IP
15 64 (3.02%) UMTS
16 63 (2.97%) Ethernet
17 62 (2.93%) VPN
18 57 (2.69%) VoIP
19 56 (2.64%) SDH
19 56 (2.64%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 36 (1.70%) Oracle Database
4 23 (1.09%) MS Access
5 19 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (0.76%) MySQL
8 13 (0.61%) QlikView
8 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.52%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.33%) Big Data
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 24 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (0.57%) Selenium
3 11 (0.52%) JIRA
3 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.47%) Axure RP
5 9 (0.42%) Subversion
6 7 (0.33%) Ant
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.33%) Maven
7 6 (0.28%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.24%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.24%) Grunt
9 4 (0.19%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (0.19%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.14%) JMeter
10 3 (0.14%) TestPartner
General
1 345 (16.28%) Finance
2 110 (5.19%) Billing
2 110 (5.19%) Marketing
3 86 (4.06%) Manufacturing
4 80 (3.78%) Electronics
5 65 (3.07%) Legal
6 64 (3.02%) Banking
7 43 (2.03%) Retail
8 39 (1.84%) Back Office
9 19 (0.90%) Multimedia
10 16 (0.76%) Advertising
11 14 (0.66%) Law
12 9 (0.42%) Interactive Media
13 8 (0.38%) German Language
13 8 (0.38%) Publishing
14 7 (0.33%) Front Office
15 6 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.19%) Automotive
17 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 295 (13.92%) Analyst
2 219 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 130 (6.13%) Business Analyst
4 129 (6.09%) Architect
5 112 (5.29%) Design Engineer
6 98 (4.62%) Developer
7 93 (4.39%) Consultant
8 82 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
9 74 (3.49%) Designer
10 68 (3.21%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 66 (3.11%) Coordinator
12 65 (3.07%) Network Engineer
13 62 (2.93%) IP Engineer
14 61 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
15 56 (2.64%) Test Engineer
16 45 (2.12%) Service Manager
16 45 (2.12%) Administrator
17 42 (1.98%) Telecoms Business Analyst
18 39 (1.84%) RAN Engineer
18 39 (1.84%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.55%) HTML
2 39 (1.84%) XML
3 38 (1.79%) CSS
4 32 (1.51%) SOAP
5 26 (1.23%) Web Services
5 26 (1.23%) .NET
6 15 (0.71%) J2EE
6 15 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 12 (0.57%) HTML5
7 12 (0.57%) Middleware
8 11 (0.52%) CSS3
8 11 (0.52%) RESTful
9 10 (0.47%) REST
10 8 (0.38%) Express
10 8 (0.38%) Application Packaging
11 7 (0.33%) Ajax
11 7 (0.33%) jQuery
11 7 (0.33%) XML Messaging
11 7 (0.33%) SAP XI
11 7 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.21%) DTV
3 65 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 42 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 36 (1.70%) User Experience
6 31 (1.46%) PMI
7 17 (0.80%) SecurID
7 17 (0.80%) PKI
7 17 (0.80%) Statistics
7 17 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 14 (0.66%) IVR
10 13 (0.61%) CMDB
11 12 (0.57%) GIS
12 11 (0.52%) NHS
13 10 (0.47%) Replication
13 10 (0.47%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.47%) Machine to Machine
14 9 (0.42%) Visualisation
14 9 (0.42%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 106 (5.00%) UNIX
2 96 (4.53%) Linux
3 92 (4.34%) Windows
4 23 (1.09%) Solaris
5 22 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.47%) Android
9 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.33%) AIX
11 5 (0.24%) VMS
11 5 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.14%) SUSE
13 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.14%) HPUX
14 2 (0.094%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (14.77%) Project Management
2 217 (10.24%) ITIL
3 203 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 157 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 147 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
6 140 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (5.47%) Service Delivery
8 106 (5.00%) Migration
9 105 (4.96%) Service Management
10 102 (4.81%) Validation
11 100 (4.72%) CRM
12 81 (3.82%) Programme Management
13 70 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 69 (3.26%) Business Analysis
15 68 (3.21%) Change Management
16 61 (2.88%) Network Planning
17 59 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
18 57 (2.69%) Network Design
19 48 (2.27%) Release Management
19 48 (2.27%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 204 (9.63%) SQL
2 71 (3.35%) Java
3 61 (2.88%) Perl
4 47 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 45 (2.12%) C
6 40 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 27 (1.27%) Python
8 21 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 15 (0.71%) C++
10 13 (0.61%) C#
11 11 (0.52%) VB
12 10 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.42%) PHP
14 7 (0.33%) VBScript
14 7 (0.33%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.33%) Korn
14 7 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.28%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.19%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 225 (10.62%) Degree
2 125 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
3 117 (5.52%) Security Cleared
4 90 (4.25%) CCNP
5 82 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 68 (3.21%) PMI Certification
7 58 (2.74%) CCNA
8 47 (2.22%) HND
9 41 (1.93%) ISEB
10 39 (1.84%) CCIE
11 37 (1.75%) PMP
12 33 (1.56%) HNC
13 31 (1.46%) CISSP
14 28 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.99%) ISTQB
16 14 (0.66%) CIMA
17 12 (0.57%) ACCA
17 12 (0.57%) CCDP
17 12 (0.57%) JNCIS
17 12 (0.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.29%) SLA
2 55 (2.60%) QA
3 30 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 35 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.61%) NFS
4 6 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.19%) vSphere
6 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.14%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.14%) Samba
7 2 (0.094%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.094%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.094%) OCFS2
7 2 (0.094%) XenApp
7 2 (0.094%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.094%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.047%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.047%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.047%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.047%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.047%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.047%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.42%) NSN NetAct
3 14 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (0.42%) Netcool
5 7 (0.33%) SCCM
6 6 (0.28%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.14%) Nagios
8 3 (0.14%) Nessus
8 3 (0.14%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.14%) logstash
8 3 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.094%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.094%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.094%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.094%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.094%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 205 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 202 (9.53%) Cisco
3 162 (7.65%) Oracle
4 128 (6.04%) SAP
5 112 (5.29%) Ericsson
6 67 (3.16%) CheckPoint
7 58 (2.74%) HP
8 51 (2.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 49 (2.31%) Juniper
10 48 (2.27%) Remedy
11 46 (2.17%) Nokia
12 42 (1.98%) Huawei
12 42 (1.98%) F5
13 33 (1.56%) Business Objects
14 31 (1.46%) VMware
15 28 (1.32%) Citrix
16 22 (1.04%) Red Hat
17 21 (0.99%) Cramer
18 20 (0.94%) TOWER Software
18 20 (0.94%) Amdocs
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