The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 42 44 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2299 2181 3438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.14% 4.09% 5.85%
As % of the General category 10.71% 9.58% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 854 1133
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 100 138
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.47% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.97 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-40.84% +14.51%

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21466 22755 25994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.61% 42.63% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13168 14056 15439
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 603 749
Average hourly rate £21.37 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
England +2 2135 £375 -1.05% 582
South East -1 973 £360 -4.00% 176
Berkshire 0 580 £350 -9.67% 91
London +7 521 £423 +5.62% 224
South West +8 175 £345 -23.33% 38
Hampshire +2 160 £361 -3.86% 32
City of London -5 121 £425 +7.93% 70
Reading -2 118 £425 +25.00% 39
East of England -3 112 £400 +2.56% 46
West Midlands +13 103 £275 -3.50% 30
Slough +1 82 £350 -18.60% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 78 £411 +0.30% 17
Surrey +17 76 £350 - 14
North West -23 74 £325 -6.47% 32
Wiltshire +10 73 £440 -1.12% 8
Hertfordshire +12 60 £425 +6.25% 8
Newbury 0 53 £375 -11.76% 9
Yorkshire +20 50 £345 +15.00% 14
Gloucestershire +5 43 £303 -42.38% 5
West Yorkshire +14 38 £345 +15.00% 9
Hook -4 37 £361 +3.14% 2
Bracknell +4 35 £253 -19.20% 3
Bristol -10 35 £345 +15.00% 16
Birmingham +17 34 £271 +42.76% 17
Coventry +7 34 £198 -30.70%
Leeds +10 32 £345 +15.00% 5
Hemel Hempstead +7 32 £425 -15.00% 3
Guildford +20 30 £338 - 5
Swindon -6 28 £433 -3.88% 6
Manchester -27 28 £325 -2.98% 18

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1073 (24.48%) Finance
2 586 (13.37%) Project Management
3 473 (10.79%) Microsoft
4 459 (10.47%) Cisco
5 457 (10.43%) Security Cleared
6 425 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
7 421 (9.61%) Marketing
8 408 (9.31%) MS Excel
9 397 (9.06%) Programme Management
10 384 (8.76%) SAP
11 378 (8.62%) SQL
11 378 (8.62%) Oracle
12 368 (8.40%) ITIL
13 365 (8.33%) Windows
13 365 (8.33%) Manufacturing
14 362 (8.26%) Degree
15 310 (7.07%) DTV
15 310 (7.07%) PRINCE2
16 305 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 304 (6.94%) MS Office
18 298 (6.80%) Electronics
19 287 (6.55%) Digital Marketing
20 281 (6.41%) 3G
21 274 (6.25%) Linux
22 273 (6.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
22 273 (6.23%) LTE
23 266 (6.07%) Banking
24 259 (5.91%) Java
25 238 (5.43%) Firewall
26 226 (5.16%) SC Cleared

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 99 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 61 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 61 (1.39%) Lync
3 45 (1.03%) WebLogic
4 34 (0.78%) IIS
4 34 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 32 (0.73%) Apache
6 31 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (0.68%) CMS
8 26 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.52%) IBM Notes
10 20 (0.46%) SAS
11 17 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.21%) Confluence
14 9 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.18%) nginx
15 8 (0.18%) WordPress
15 8 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 408 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 304 (6.94%) MS Office
3 133 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 105 (2.40%) MS Project
5 101 (2.30%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 39 (0.89%) AutoCAD
8 16 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.11%) InDesign
12 3 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.068%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.068%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.068%) SPSS
13 2 (0.046%) Maya
14 1 (0.023%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.023%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.023%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 273 (6.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.30%) CSG Singleview
5 11 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.21%) Summit
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.11%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.091%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.091%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 79 (1.80%) SaaS
2 24 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (0.46%) Office 365
4 16 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.21%) PaaS
7 8 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.14%) Force.com
9 2 (0.046%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.046%) IaaS
9 2 (0.046%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.023%) CheetahMail
10 1 (0.023%) Pure360
10 1 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.023%) Route 53
10 1 (0.023%) Taleo
10 1 (0.023%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 281 (6.41%) 3G
2 273 (6.23%) LTE
3 238 (5.43%) Firewall
4 190 (4.33%) 4G
5 187 (4.27%) WAN
6 173 (3.95%) 2G
7 166 (3.79%) LAN
8 163 (3.72%) Internet
9 154 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
10 136 (3.10%) MPLS
11 128 (2.92%) DNS
12 117 (2.67%) Ethernet
13 116 (2.65%) UMTS
14 114 (2.60%) VoIP
15 113 (2.58%) GSM
16 112 (2.56%) VPN
17 111 (2.53%) TCP/IP
18 103 (2.35%) Wireless
19 91 (2.08%) OSPF
20 78 (1.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 99 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (2.05%) MySQL
4 75 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 56 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 43 (0.98%) Big Data
9 42 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 30 (0.68%) MS Access
12 28 (0.64%) Data Mining
13 27 (0.62%) MongoDB
14 25 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (0.55%) QlikView
16 23 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
17 22 (0.50%) NoSQL
17 22 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
18 21 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 17 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 47 (1.07%) Selenium
2 41 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 37 (0.84%) JIRA
4 36 (0.82%) Maven
5 27 (0.62%) ClearCase
6 23 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 21 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 20 (0.46%) SoapUI
9 19 (0.43%) Subversion
10 18 (0.41%) Visual Studio
11 16 (0.37%) JUnit
12 15 (0.34%) Ant
13 14 (0.32%) WebDriver
14 13 (0.30%) MSI
15 12 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
15 12 (0.27%) Cucumber
16 11 (0.25%) LoadRunner
17 10 (0.23%) TestDirector
17 10 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1073 (24.48%) Finance
2 421 (9.61%) Marketing
3 365 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 298 (6.80%) Electronics
5 266 (6.07%) Banking
6 197 (4.49%) Billing
7 179 (4.08%) Retail
8 101 (2.30%) Legal
9 59 (1.35%) German Language
10 42 (0.96%) Advertising
10 42 (0.96%) Back Office
11 34 (0.78%) Law
12 27 (0.62%) Front Office
12 27 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.59%) Games
14 17 (0.39%) French Language
15 12 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.27%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.25%) Dutch Language
16 11 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 593 (13.53%) Analyst
2 508 (11.59%) Project Manager
3 399 (9.10%) Developer
4 332 (7.57%) Architect
5 242 (5.52%) Business Analyst
6 240 (5.48%) Consultant
7 158 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
8 140 (3.19%) Design Engineer
9 122 (2.78%) Network Engineer
10 104 (2.37%) Designer
11 95 (2.17%) Administrator
12 90 (2.05%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 83 (1.89%) Programme Manager
14 81 (1.85%) Java Developer
14 81 (1.85%) IP Engineer
15 78 (1.78%) Coordinator
16 77 (1.76%) Test Engineer
17 76 (1.73%) Support Engineer
18 66 (1.51%) Data Analyst
19 65 (1.48%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (3.45%) Web Services
2 140 (3.19%) HTML
3 137 (3.13%) .NET
4 117 (2.67%) CSS
5 111 (2.53%) XML
6 92 (2.10%) SOAP
7 84 (1.92%) jQuery
8 60 (1.37%) REST
9 55 (1.25%) ASP.NET
10 52 (1.19%) HTML5
11 50 (1.14%) RESTful
11 50 (1.14%) Middleware
12 46 (1.05%) Spring
12 46 (1.05%) JSON
13 42 (0.96%) J2EE
14 31 (0.71%) Java EE
15 29 (0.66%) CSS3
15 29 (0.66%) XSLT
15 29 (0.66%) JMS
16 28 (0.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 310 (7.07%) DTV
2 110 (2.51%) Management Information System
3 105 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 72 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 60 (1.37%) Open Source
6 53 (1.21%) PMI
7 49 (1.12%) NHS
7 49 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 45 (1.03%) Digital Media
9 44 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (0.71%) Data Integration
11 27 (0.62%) IPTV
12 26 (0.59%) Statistics
13 24 (0.55%) IVR
13 24 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.52%) FMCG
14 23 (0.52%) Smart Meter
15 22 (0.50%) Handset
16 19 (0.43%) Mainframe
16 19 (0.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 365 (8.33%) Windows
2 274 (6.25%) Linux
3 221 (5.04%) UNIX
4 84 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 83 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (1.35%) Android
7 56 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 50 (1.14%) Solaris
10 43 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 38 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (0.55%) AIX
14 15 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.32%) HPUX
16 12 (0.27%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.21%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.21%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.18%) VMS
18 8 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (13.37%) Project Management
2 425 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
3 397 (9.06%) Programme Management
4 368 (8.40%) ITIL
5 310 (7.07%) PRINCE2
6 305 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 287 (6.55%) Digital Marketing
8 223 (5.09%) Migration
9 177 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (3.74%) Scrum
11 158 (3.60%) CRM
12 157 (3.58%) Service Management
13 154 (3.51%) Change Management
14 145 (3.31%) Service Delivery
15 116 (2.65%) Business Analysis
16 106 (2.42%) Validation
17 105 (2.40%) Network Design
18 102 (2.33%) Configuration Management
19 101 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
20 100 (2.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 378 (8.62%) SQL
2 259 (5.91%) Java
3 156 (3.56%) JavaScript
4 133 (3.03%) C
5 115 (2.62%) C#
6 90 (2.05%) Perl
7 78 (1.78%) Python
8 67 (1.53%) C++
9 61 (1.39%) PHP
10 59 (1.35%) PL/SQL
11 49 (1.12%) Ruby
12 45 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 33 (0.75%) VBA
14 32 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.34%) VB
17 13 (0.30%) Embedded C
18 12 (0.27%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 457 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 362 (8.26%) Degree
3 226 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 206 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 105 (2.40%) CCNP
7 89 (2.03%) CCNA
7 89 (2.03%) DV Cleared
8 82 (1.87%) ISEB
9 75 (1.71%) PMP
9 75 (1.71%) CCIE
10 63 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 54 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (0.62%) ISTQB
14 25 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 25 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 23 (0.52%) CISSP
16 22 (0.50%) MCSE
17 18 (0.41%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (4.56%) SLA
2 98 (2.24%) QA
3 38 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.068%) GPG13
9 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.046%) COBIT
9 2 (0.046%) HL7
9 2 (0.046%) BS25999
9 2 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.046%) Basel II
10 1 (0.023%) GAAP
10 1 (0.023%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.023%) WCAG
System Software
1 157 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 76 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.62%) vSphere
4 23 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 20 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (0.39%) XenApp
7 14 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.25%) NFS
9 9 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.21%) vCloud
10 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.14%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.091%) Snort
13 4 (0.091%) Squid
13 4 (0.091%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.091%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.091%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.091%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.091%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 53 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.00%) SCCM
3 28 (0.64%) Puppet
4 27 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 20 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (0.32%) HP SIM
9 12 (0.27%) OpenView
9 12 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
10 11 (0.25%) SCOM
10 11 (0.25%) WSUS
10 11 (0.25%) Netcool
11 10 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.23%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.18%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.16%) AppDNA
13 7 (0.16%) CiscoWorks
13 7 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 473 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 459 (10.47%) Cisco
3 384 (8.76%) SAP
4 378 (8.62%) Oracle
5 166 (3.79%) Juniper
6 143 (3.26%) VMware
7 129 (2.94%) HP
8 116 (2.65%) Ericsson
9 115 (2.62%) CheckPoint
10 106 (2.42%) Huawei
11 103 (2.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 92 (2.10%) Citrix
13 87 (1.98%) Avaya
14 72 (1.64%) IBM
14 72 (1.64%) Nokia
15 60 (1.37%) Business Objects
16 54 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
17 49 (1.12%) Remedy
18 43 (0.98%) NEC
19 41 (0.94%) F5
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