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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 43 45 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2325 2156 3336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.12% 4.03% 5.77%
As % of the General category 10.66% 9.49% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 851 1109
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 101 138
Average hourly rate £19.50 £35.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.07% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £35.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-39.43% +12.69%

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
21818 22727 25574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.52% 44.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13364 14092 15225
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 £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 602 736
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.31% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.71 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £49.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -25.00%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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
England +2 2163 £375 -2.34% 644
South East -1 985 £360 -4.00% 182
Berkshire 0 586 £350 -9.67% 93
London +5 521 £425 +6.25% 252
South West +9 180 £339 -24.72% 40
Hampshire +3 161 £360 -4.00% 39
City of London +6 125 £425 +6.25% 73
Reading -2 115 £425 +25.92% 44
East of England -4 115 £425 +7.59% 56
West Midlands +12 104 £281 -1.31% 38
Slough +1 80 £341 -20.63% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 79 £411 +0.30% 17
North West -25 78 £325 -7.14% 39
Surrey +18 77 £350 - 12
Wiltshire +11 73 £413 -8.33% 7
Hertfordshire +10 62 £425 -2.85% 13
Newbury 0 54 £375 -11.76% 13
Yorkshire +18 53 £345 +15.00% 21
Gloucestershire +5 43 £330 -37.14% 4
West Yorkshire +15 40 £345 +15.00% 16
Bracknell +5 38 £250 -20.00% 6
Bristol -9 38 £338 +12.50% 14
Hook -4 37 £361 +3.14% 3
Birmingham +22 35 £271 +42.76% 18
Leeds +15 33 £348 +15.83% 9
Hemel Hempstead +9 33 £450 -10.00% 4
Coventry +6 33 £180 -36.84% 3
Guildford +21 31 £338 - 5
Manchester -20 31 £325 -2.98% 20
Swindon -5 30 £400 -11.11% 5

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (24.72%) Finance
2 592 (13.64%) Project Management
3 461 (10.62%) Cisco
4 458 (10.55%) Microsoft
5 456 (10.50%) Security Cleared
6 421 (9.70%) Marketing
7 419 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
8 400 (9.21%) Programme Management
9 398 (9.17%) MS Excel
10 385 (8.87%) SAP
11 372 (8.57%) SQL
12 368 (8.48%) Oracle
13 366 (8.43%) Manufacturing
14 362 (8.34%) Degree
15 361 (8.32%) Windows
16 358 (8.25%) ITIL
17 311 (7.16%) DTV
18 306 (7.05%) PRINCE2
19 301 (6.93%) Electronics
20 299 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
21 298 (6.86%) MS Office
22 289 (6.66%) Digital Marketing
23 284 (6.54%) 3G
24 276 (6.36%) LTE
25 275 (6.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
26 271 (6.24%) Linux
27 261 (6.01%) Java
28 259 (5.97%) Banking
29 240 (5.53%) Firewall
30 225 (5.18%) Migration

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 98 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 61 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 61 (1.41%) Lync
3 46 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 34 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 33 (0.76%) Apache
6 31 (0.71%) IIS
6 31 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (0.69%) CMS
8 27 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 23 (0.53%) IBM Notes
10 19 (0.44%) SAS
11 17 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.23%) Confluence
14 9 (0.21%) nginx
14 9 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.18%) WordPress
15 8 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 398 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 298 (6.86%) MS Office
3 126 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 105 (2.42%) MS Project
5 93 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 39 (0.90%) AutoCAD
8 13 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.092%) InDesign
12 3 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.069%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.069%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.069%) 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
1 275 (6.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 15 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.30%) CSG Singleview
5 11 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.21%) Summit
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.12%) SAP Business One
9 5 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
9 5 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
9 5 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 77 (1.77%) SaaS
2 24 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (0.46%) Office 365
4 16 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.35%) 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
1 284 (6.54%) 3G
2 276 (6.36%) LTE
3 240 (5.53%) Firewall
4 191 (4.40%) 4G
5 187 (4.31%) WAN
6 172 (3.96%) 2G
7 168 (3.87%) LAN
8 166 (3.82%) Internet
9 153 (3.52%) Radio Access Network
10 135 (3.11%) MPLS
11 127 (2.93%) DNS
12 122 (2.81%) Ethernet
13 120 (2.76%) UMTS
14 115 (2.65%) GSM
15 113 (2.60%) VoIP
16 112 (2.58%) VPN
17 108 (2.49%) TCP/IP
18 101 (2.33%) Wireless
19 91 (2.10%) OSPF
20 78 (1.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 95 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (2.05%) MySQL
4 76 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 57 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 43 (0.99%) Big Data
8 42 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (0.71%) MS Access
10 30 (0.69%) RDBMS
11 28 (0.65%) Data Mining
12 27 (0.62%) MongoDB
13 25 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (0.48%) NoSQL
15 21 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (0.46%) QlikView
17 13 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (0.97%) Selenium
1 42 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 36 (0.83%) Maven
2 36 (0.83%) JIRA
3 26 (0.60%) ClearCase
4 22 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 21 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 20 (0.46%) Subversion
7 19 (0.44%) SoapUI
8 18 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.39%) JUnit
10 15 (0.35%) Ant
11 14 (0.32%) MSI
12 12 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
12 12 (0.28%) WebDriver
13 11 (0.25%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (0.25%) LoadRunner
14 10 (0.23%) TestDirector
General
1 1073 (24.72%) Finance
2 421 (9.70%) Marketing
3 366 (8.43%) Manufacturing
4 301 (6.93%) Electronics
5 259 (5.97%) Banking
6 193 (4.45%) Billing
7 172 (3.96%) Retail
8 101 (2.33%) Legal
9 57 (1.31%) German Language
10 39 (0.90%) Advertising
10 39 (0.90%) Back Office
11 34 (0.78%) Law
12 26 (0.60%) Front Office
12 26 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.58%) Games
14 17 (0.39%) French Language
15 12 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 589 (13.57%) Analyst
2 506 (11.66%) Project Manager
3 395 (9.10%) Developer
4 329 (7.58%) Architect
5 244 (5.62%) Business Analyst
6 240 (5.53%) Consultant
7 158 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
8 140 (3.23%) Design Engineer
9 125 (2.88%) Network Engineer
10 96 (2.21%) Designer
11 94 (2.17%) Administrator
12 91 (2.10%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 85 (1.96%) Programme Manager
14 83 (1.91%) Java Developer
14 83 (1.91%) IP Engineer
15 78 (1.80%) Test Engineer
16 75 (1.73%) Support Engineer
17 68 (1.57%) Coordinator
18 67 (1.54%) Delivery Manager
19 64 (1.47%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (3.34%) Web Services
2 136 (3.13%) HTML
3 133 (3.06%) .NET
4 115 (2.65%) CSS
5 112 (2.58%) XML
6 89 (2.05%) SOAP
7 84 (1.94%) jQuery
8 59 (1.36%) REST
9 55 (1.27%) ASP.NET
10 51 (1.17%) Middleware
11 50 (1.15%) HTML5
12 48 (1.11%) RESTful
13 47 (1.08%) Spring
14 46 (1.06%) JSON
15 43 (0.99%) J2EE
16 31 (0.71%) Java EE
17 30 (0.69%) JMS
18 29 (0.67%) XSLT
18 29 (0.67%) Ajax
19 28 (0.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 311 (7.16%) DTV
2 107 (2.46%) Computer Science
3 106 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 68 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 60 (1.38%) Open Source
6 53 (1.22%) PMI
7 51 (1.17%) NHS
8 47 (1.08%) Blackberry
9 44 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 39 (0.90%) Digital Media
11 29 (0.67%) Data Integration
12 27 (0.62%) IPTV
13 24 (0.55%) IVR
13 24 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.53%) FMCG
14 23 (0.53%) Smart Meter
14 23 (0.53%) Handset
14 23 (0.53%) Statistics
15 19 (0.44%) Mainframe
16 18 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 361 (8.32%) Windows
2 271 (6.24%) Linux
3 213 (4.91%) UNIX
4 85 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 80 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (1.38%) Android
7 54 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 49 (1.13%) Solaris
10 42 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 36 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.53%) AIX
14 15 (0.35%) HPUX
14 15 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 12 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.21%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.18%) VMS
17 8 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (13.64%) Project Management
2 419 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
3 400 (9.21%) Programme Management
4 358 (8.25%) ITIL
5 306 (7.05%) PRINCE2
6 299 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 289 (6.66%) Digital Marketing
8 225 (5.18%) Migration
9 175 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (3.78%) Scrum
11 157 (3.62%) CRM
12 154 (3.55%) Service Management
13 149 (3.43%) Change Management
14 145 (3.34%) Service Delivery
15 118 (2.72%) Business Analysis
16 108 (2.49%) Network Design
17 105 (2.42%) Validation
18 101 (2.33%) Software Engineering
19 100 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
20 99 (2.28%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 372 (8.57%) SQL
2 261 (6.01%) Java
3 155 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 132 (3.04%) C
5 111 (2.56%) C#
6 91 (2.10%) Perl
7 79 (1.82%) Python
8 68 (1.57%) C++
9 60 (1.38%) PHP
10 57 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 47 (1.08%) Ruby
12 44 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 35 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 35 (0.81%) VBA
14 31 (0.71%) PowerShell
15 20 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.35%) VB
17 13 (0.30%) Embedded C
17 13 (0.30%) Groovy
18 12 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 456 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 362 (8.34%) Degree
3 225 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 208 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (2.51%) PMI Certification
6 108 (2.49%) CCNP
7 92 (2.12%) CCNA
8 88 (2.03%) DV Cleared
9 85 (1.96%) ISEB
10 76 (1.75%) CCIE
11 74 (1.70%) PMP
12 62 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 51 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (0.62%) ISTQB
16 26 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 24 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 23 (0.53%) CISSP
19 22 (0.51%) MCSE
20 19 (0.44%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (4.40%) SLA
2 96 (2.21%) QA
3 36 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.069%) GPG13
8 3 (0.069%) HL7
9 2 (0.046%) COBIT
9 2 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.046%) Basel II
10 1 (0.023%) GAAP
10 1 (0.023%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.023%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.023%) WCAG
10 1 (0.023%) BS25999
System Software
1 154 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 75 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.55%) vSphere
4 21 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 18 (0.41%) XenApp
7 14 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.25%) NFS
9 9 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.21%) vCloud
10 7 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.14%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.092%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.092%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.092%) Snort
13 4 (0.092%) Squid
Systems Management
1 54 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (1.04%) SCCM
3 27 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 27 (0.62%) Puppet
4 19 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 17 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 14 (0.32%) HP SIM
7 12 (0.28%) OpenView
7 12 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
8 11 (0.25%) SCOM
8 11 (0.25%) WSUS
8 11 (0.25%) Netcool
8 11 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.18%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.16%) AppDNA
11 7 (0.16%) CiscoWorks
11 7 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 461 (10.62%) Cisco
2 458 (10.55%) Microsoft
3 385 (8.87%) SAP
4 368 (8.48%) Oracle
5 164 (3.78%) Juniper
6 140 (3.23%) VMware
7 128 (2.95%) HP
8 117 (2.70%) CheckPoint
9 114 (2.63%) Ericsson
10 108 (2.49%) Huawei
11 101 (2.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 92 (2.12%) Citrix
13 85 (1.96%) Avaya
14 76 (1.75%) Nokia
15 71 (1.64%) IBM
16 60 (1.38%) Business Objects
17 52 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
18 48 (1.11%) Remedy
19 43 (0.99%) NEC
20 40 (0.92%) F5
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