The first 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 42 38 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2132 2139 3437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.04% 4.25% 5.92%
As % of the General category 10.43% 9.87% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 869 1202
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 134 136
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% +9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £47.80 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.57% +1.42%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20438 21661 25903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.75% 43.08% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12674 13252 15396
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 543 645 729
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.15
% change year-on-year
- -13.95%

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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 1989 £375 +7.14% 657
South East -1 968 £350 - 205
Berkshire 0 596 £350 - 96
London -16 496 £407 +8.40% 249
Hampshire +1 164 £335 -8.21% 49
South West +12 153 £350 -21.34% 66
Reading +2 137 £425 +45.29% 44
City of London -16 115 £400 +7.74% 68
East of England -25 94 £395 +25.39% 48
Buckinghamshire +4 81 £388 -1.27% 17
West Midlands -7 78 £275 -23.39% 34
North West -19 77 £375 +25.00% 24
Slough 0 69 £330 -10.20% 8
Surrey -15 63 £363 +18.27% 20
Newbury 0 60 £413 -2.94% 18
Wiltshire -6 52 £440 -2.22% 22
Hertfordshire -2 46 £263 -26.57% 17
Yorkshire -9 44 £335 +21.81% 13
Hook 0 40 £360 -2.70% 5
Bracknell +14 36 £230 -6.12% 1
Gloucestershire +13 35 £328 +5.39% 13
West Yorkshire -12 34 £350 +27.27% 6
Hemel Hempstead +12 33 - - 1
Leeds -15 32 £350 +27.27% 4
Basingstoke +26 31 £131 +18.63% 8
Birmingham -1 28 £270 -4.42% 20
Cambridgeshire -7 27 £368 +37.38% 20
Bristol -12 27 £350 +16.66% 14
Lancashire +4 26 £390 - 4
Maidenhead +8 25 £310 +87.87% 13

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 1082 (23.42%) Finance
2 604 (13.08%) Project Management
3 498 (10.78%) Security Cleared
4 482 (10.44%) Cisco
5 448 (9.70%) Microsoft
6 412 (8.92%) Oracle
7 400 (8.66%) MS Excel
8 396 (8.57%) ITIL
9 387 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
9 387 (8.38%) Degree
10 384 (8.31%) SQL
11 379 (8.21%) Windows
12 357 (7.73%) Marketing
13 343 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 331 (7.17%) Programme Management
15 328 (7.10%) MS Office
15 328 (7.10%) SAP
16 317 (6.86%) PRINCE2
17 300 (6.49%) Manufacturing
18 287 (6.21%) Banking
19 275 (5.95%) Java
20 273 (5.91%) Linux
20 273 (5.91%) 3G
21 250 (5.41%) UNIX
22 246 (5.33%) LTE
23 239 (5.17%) DTV
24 238 (5.15%) Electronics
25 229 (4.96%) Migration
26 228 (4.94%) SC Cleared
27 222 (4.81%) Firewall

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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
1 101 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 67 (1.45%) Lync
3 62 (1.34%) MS Exchange
4 56 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 39 (0.84%) IIS
6 36 (0.78%) Apache
7 33 (0.71%) SAS
7 33 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 29 (0.63%) CMS
9 27 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 21 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 20 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.22%) Confluence
13 10 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.19%) Node.js
15 8 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.17%) WordPress
15 8 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 400 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 328 (7.10%) MS Office
3 129 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 104 (2.25%) MS Project
5 103 (2.23%) MS Visio
6 46 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 39 (0.84%) AutoCAD
8 24 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.30%) SPSS
10 13 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.17%) InDesign
13 4 (0.087%) RoboHelp
14 3 (0.065%) Open Workbench
15 2 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.043%) Maya
15 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
16 1 (0.022%) MicroStation
16 1 (0.022%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 208 (4.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
5 11 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 10 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
8 7 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (0.13%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
10 5 (0.11%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.087%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.087%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 79 (1.71%) SaaS
2 33 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.35%) Office 365
4 13 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.19%) PaaS
7 8 (0.17%) Force.com
8 6 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.087%) IaaS
10 2 (0.043%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.022%) Taleo
11 1 (0.022%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.022%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.022%) CheetahMail
11 1 (0.022%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 273 (5.91%) 3G
2 246 (5.33%) LTE
3 222 (4.81%) Firewall
4 212 (4.59%) WAN
5 193 (4.18%) 4G
6 187 (4.05%) LAN
7 186 (4.03%) 2G
8 175 (3.79%) Internet
9 170 (3.68%) MPLS
10 154 (3.33%) Ethernet
10 154 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
11 127 (2.75%) SDH
12 126 (2.73%) DNS
13 121 (2.62%) GSM
14 119 (2.58%) VoIP
15 117 (2.53%) UMTS
15 117 (2.53%) TCP/IP
16 107 (2.32%) VPN
17 104 (2.25%) OSPF
18 98 (2.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 101 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (2.06%) MySQL
4 80 (1.73%) Oracle Database
5 51 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 41 (0.89%) Big Data
8 39 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (0.74%) MS Access
11 31 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 31 (0.67%) MongoDB
12 28 (0.61%) RDBMS
13 27 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
13 27 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (0.58%) NoSQL
14 25 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 23 (0.50%) QlikView
16 22 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (0.97%) Selenium
2 39 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 38 (0.82%) Maven
4 37 (0.80%) JIRA
5 34 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 27 (0.58%) ClearCase
7 25 (0.54%) SoapUI
8 22 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 20 (0.43%) Subversion
10 17 (0.37%) Hudson
10 17 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.35%) Ant
11 16 (0.35%) JUnit
12 14 (0.30%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
13 12 (0.26%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.26%) Axure RP
13 12 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (0.24%) TestDirector
15 10 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 1082 (23.42%) Finance
2 357 (7.73%) Marketing
3 300 (6.49%) Manufacturing
4 287 (6.21%) Banking
5 238 (5.15%) Electronics
6 201 (4.35%) Billing
7 194 (4.20%) Retail
8 107 (2.32%) Legal
9 66 (1.43%) German Language
10 44 (0.95%) Back Office
11 38 (0.82%) Front Office
11 38 (0.82%) Law
12 34 (0.74%) Advertising
13 25 (0.54%) Games
14 22 (0.48%) French Language
15 20 (0.43%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 13 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.28%) Publishing
17 11 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 629 (13.62%) Analyst
2 518 (11.21%) Project Manager
3 413 (8.94%) Developer
4 348 (7.53%) Architect
5 288 (6.24%) Consultant
6 265 (5.74%) Business Analyst
7 166 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
8 138 (2.99%) Design Engineer
9 134 (2.90%) Network Engineer
10 118 (2.55%) Designer
11 101 (2.19%) Administrator
12 95 (2.06%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 85 (1.84%) Programme Manager
14 83 (1.80%) Coordinator
15 81 (1.75%) Test Engineer
16 73 (1.58%) Delivery Manager
17 72 (1.56%) Java Developer
18 68 (1.47%) Support Engineer
18 68 (1.47%) IP Engineer
19 64 (1.39%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (3.31%) HTML
2 134 (2.90%) .NET
3 124 (2.68%) CSS
3 124 (2.68%) Web Services
4 107 (2.32%) XML
5 97 (2.10%) jQuery
6 81 (1.75%) SOAP
7 63 (1.36%) HTML5
8 59 (1.28%) J2EE
9 56 (1.21%) REST
10 55 (1.19%) RESTful
11 47 (1.02%) ASP.NET
12 46 (1.00%) Middleware
13 45 (0.97%) Spring
14 33 (0.71%) CSS3
14 33 (0.71%) JSON
15 32 (0.69%) Java EE
16 31 (0.67%) XSLT
17 27 (0.58%) JMS
18 25 (0.54%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 239 (5.17%) DTV
2 104 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 91 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 74 (1.60%) Digital Media
5 66 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 57 (1.23%) Open Source
7 56 (1.21%) PMI
8 53 (1.15%) NHS
9 44 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 44 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (0.63%) IPTV
12 28 (0.61%) Data Integration
13 25 (0.54%) IVR
14 24 (0.52%) Mainframe
14 24 (0.52%) FMCG
15 22 (0.48%) Replication
16 21 (0.45%) Handset
16 21 (0.45%) Statistics
16 21 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 379 (8.21%) Windows
2 273 (5.91%) Linux
3 250 (5.41%) UNIX
4 82 (1.78%) Windows 7
5 80 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (1.04%) Android
8 47 (1.02%) Windows XP
9 42 (0.91%) Solaris
10 39 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 37 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (0.74%) AIX
13 21 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.39%) HPUX
15 14 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 13 (0.28%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.26%) Windows NT
18 10 (0.22%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.19%) VMS
20 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (13.08%) Project Management
2 396 (8.57%) ITIL
3 387 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
4 343 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 331 (7.17%) Programme Management
6 317 (6.86%) PRINCE2
7 229 (4.96%) Migration
8 216 (4.68%) Digital Marketing
9 198 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
10 197 (4.26%) Service Management
11 193 (4.18%) Change Management
12 178 (3.85%) CRM
13 156 (3.38%) Service Delivery
14 154 (3.33%) Scrum
15 132 (2.86%) Business Analysis
16 125 (2.71%) Network Design
16 125 (2.71%) Configuration Management
17 113 (2.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 109 (2.36%) E-Commerce
19 106 (2.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 384 (8.31%) SQL
2 275 (5.95%) Java
3 178 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 158 (3.42%) C
5 106 (2.29%) C#
6 94 (2.04%) Perl
7 74 (1.60%) PHP
8 70 (1.52%) Python
9 60 (1.30%) PL/SQL
10 59 (1.28%) C++
11 50 (1.08%) Ruby
12 38 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.71%) VBA
14 30 (0.65%) PowerShell
15 24 (0.52%) T-SQL
16 22 (0.48%) VB
17 20 (0.43%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.35%) PHP5
19 11 (0.24%) Embedded C
19 11 (0.24%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 498 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 387 (8.38%) Degree
3 228 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 211 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (2.49%) PMI Certification
6 113 (2.45%) CCNP
7 98 (2.12%) DV Cleared
8 92 (1.99%) CCNA
9 84 (1.82%) ISEB
10 77 (1.67%) PMP
11 67 (1.45%) CCIE
12 66 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 59 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 45 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (0.63%) CISSP
15 29 (0.63%) ISTQB
15 29 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 27 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 26 (0.56%) CIMA
17 26 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (4.39%) SLA
2 121 (2.62%) QA
3 32 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.087%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.065%) GPG13
8 3 (0.065%) P3O
8 3 (0.065%) HL7
8 3 (0.065%) WCAG
8 3 (0.065%) COBIT
9 2 (0.043%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.043%) Basel II
9 2 (0.043%) GAAP
9 2 (0.043%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.043%) BS25999
10 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.022%) WAI
System Software
1 154 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 89 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.54%) vSphere
4 22 (0.48%) XenApp
5 21 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 16 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (0.17%) NFS
9 8 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (0.17%) vCloud
10 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 5 (0.11%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.087%) SRDF
12 4 (0.087%) XenServer
13 3 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.065%) Snort
Systems Management
1 58 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (0.89%) SCCM
3 32 (0.69%) Puppet
4 29 (0.63%) Tivoli
5 23 (0.50%) NetBackup
6 19 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (0.37%) Netcool
9 15 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
10 13 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
10 13 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (0.24%) OpenView
13 10 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 9 (0.19%) OPNET
14 9 (0.19%) SCOM
14 9 (0.19%) WSUS
14 9 (0.19%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 482 (10.44%) Cisco
2 448 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 412 (8.92%) Oracle
4 328 (7.10%) SAP
5 161 (3.49%) Juniper
6 141 (3.05%) VMware
7 126 (2.73%) Ericsson
7 126 (2.73%) HP
8 121 (2.62%) Huawei
9 114 (2.47%) CheckPoint
10 108 (2.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 103 (2.23%) IBM
12 98 (2.12%) Citrix
13 85 (1.84%) Avaya
14 78 (1.69%) Nokia
15 66 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
16 64 (1.39%) Remedy
17 58 (1.26%) Business Objects
18 52 (1.13%) Nortel
19 47 (1.02%) Red Hat
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