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 6 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 42 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2298 2095 2198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.19% 3.96% 4.46%
As % of the General category 10.51% 10.26% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1222 995 868
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 52 136
Average hourly rate £16.00 £23.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.91% -27.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £34.88 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.63 £24.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-36.22% -25.19%

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
21863 20425 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.84% 38.60% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14045 12713 12943
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 555 635
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.70 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
England +5 2140 £375 - 659
South East 0 894 £375 +7.14% 176
London +22 657 £400 - 256
Berkshire 0 528 £350 - 74
City of London +18 172 £425 +13.33% 83
South West 0 161 £398 +13.57% 82
Hampshire -7 143 £400 +23.07% 33
East of England +9 117 £388 -3.12% 31
Reading -2 113 £375 -11.76% 34
Surrey +6 90 £400 +10.34% 24
North West -6 85 £325 -7.14% 42
Buckinghamshire +2 81 £388 +5.08% 16
Yorkshire +4 70 £360 +4.34% 20
Newbury 0 66 £369 -13.23% 14
Scotland +49 60 £390 -7.14% 30
West Yorkshire +2 59 £355 +1.42% 11
Leeds +3 56 £375 +7.14% 9
Slough 0 53 £340 +4.61% 3
West Midlands -19 53 £300 +9.09% 31
Manchester +11 47 £325 - 22
Wiltshire -4 44 £400 -11.11% 17
Milton Keynes +27 41 £400 +14.28% 5
Bristol +6 41 £375 +7.14% 36
Hertfordshire -13 40 £350 +27.27% 9
Hook -1 38 £400 +14.28% 3
Leatherhead - 37 £400 - 2
Swindon +7 36 £400 -12.08% 10
Bracknell 0 36 £350 +52.17% 6
Cambridgeshire +4 32 £265 -32.91% 10
Guildford -1 29 £330 -13.15% 11

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1108 (22.86%) Finance
2 563 (11.62%) Project Management
3 488 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
4 462 (9.53%) SQL
5 447 (9.22%) Microsoft
6 442 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
7 429 (8.85%) Degree
8 413 (8.52%) 3G
9 401 (8.27%) Marketing
10 400 (8.25%) SAP
11 396 (8.17%) MS Excel
12 379 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 377 (7.78%) Cisco
14 372 (7.67%) Manufacturing
15 366 (7.55%) ITIL
16 362 (7.47%) Oracle
17 341 (7.04%) Programme Management
18 340 (7.01%) Electronics
19 338 (6.97%) Banking
20 329 (6.79%) PRINCE2
21 327 (6.75%) Security Cleared
22 325 (6.71%) 4G
23 323 (6.66%) Java
24 321 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
25 310 (6.40%) DTV
26 303 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
27 289 (5.96%) Windows
27 289 (5.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
28 288 (5.94%) Radio Access Network
28 288 (5.94%) Linux

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 106 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.16%) CMS
3 53 (1.09%) WebLogic
4 49 (1.01%) SAS
5 46 (0.95%) Apache
6 45 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 39 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 38 (0.78%) Lync
9 28 (0.58%) JBoss
10 24 (0.50%) Node.js
11 23 (0.47%) Confluence
11 23 (0.47%) IIS
12 19 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 19 (0.39%) MQSeries
12 19 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 17 (0.35%) Mule
15 16 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (0.31%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 396 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 277 (5.71%) MS Office
3 153 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 115 (2.37%) MS Project
5 111 (2.29%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 26 (0.54%) AutoCAD
9 22 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.25%) InDesign
10 12 (0.25%) Acrobat
11 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.12%) SPSS
13 2 (0.041%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.041%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.041%) CATIA
13 2 (0.041%) FastStats
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.021%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 289 (5.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 18 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 17 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
6 16 (0.33%) SAP FI-CA
7 15 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
8 13 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
10 10 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.17%) Primavera
13 7 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
14 6 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
14 6 (0.12%) Agresso
14 6 (0.12%) Unica
15 4 (0.083%) Exstream
15 4 (0.083%) Maximo
15 4 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 65 (1.34%) SaaS
2 59 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.29%) PaaS
5 14 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.29%) Office 365
6 12 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (0.19%) IaaS
9 8 (0.17%) Route 53
10 7 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.12%) GitHub
12 5 (0.10%) Force.com
13 3 (0.062%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.041%) SmartFocus
14 2 (0.041%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.041%) Yammer
14 2 (0.041%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 413 (8.52%) 3G
2 325 (6.71%) 4G
3 288 (5.94%) Radio Access Network
4 278 (5.74%) 2G
5 276 (5.69%) LTE
6 221 (4.56%) GSM
7 205 (4.23%) WAN
8 186 (3.84%) Firewall
9 184 (3.80%) LAN
10 182 (3.75%) Ethernet
11 166 (3.42%) Wireless
12 162 (3.34%) TCP/IP
13 160 (3.30%) Internet
14 157 (3.24%) UMTS
15 150 (3.09%) VoIP
16 144 (2.97%) SDH
17 137 (2.83%) MPLS
18 130 (2.68%) VPN
19 110 (2.27%) DNS
20 106 (2.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 136 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (1.79%) MySQL
4 84 (1.73%) Oracle Database
5 56 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 51 (1.05%) Big Data
7 46 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (0.93%) MS Access
9 44 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 41 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 40 (0.83%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 31 (0.64%) MongoDB
14 25 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (0.43%) QlikView
16 21 (0.43%) Data Mining
17 15 (0.31%) DB2
17 15 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 87 (1.79%) JIRA
2 82 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 50 (1.03%) Selenium
4 49 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 47 (0.97%) SoapUI
6 35 (0.72%) Maven
6 35 (0.72%) JUnit
7 31 (0.64%) Ant
8 24 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
9 21 (0.43%) Subversion
10 18 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 18 (0.37%) JMeter
10 18 (0.37%) Axure RP
11 12 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.25%) Bugzilla
11 12 (0.25%) HP UFT
12 11 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.23%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.23%) Gradle
13 10 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 1108 (22.86%) Finance
2 401 (8.27%) Marketing
3 372 (7.67%) Manufacturing
4 340 (7.01%) Electronics
5 338 (6.97%) Banking
6 215 (4.44%) Billing
7 201 (4.15%) Retail
8 121 (2.50%) Legal
9 50 (1.03%) Back Office
10 42 (0.87%) Law
11 31 (0.64%) German Language
12 30 (0.62%) Advertising
12 30 (0.62%) Games
13 27 (0.56%) Publishing
14 22 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 16 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.33%) Automotive
16 15 (0.31%) Front Office
17 14 (0.29%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 726 (14.98%) Analyst
2 496 (10.23%) Project Manager
3 393 (8.11%) Developer
4 339 (6.99%) Architect
5 301 (6.21%) Business Analyst
6 239 (4.93%) Consultant
7 142 (2.93%) Network Engineer
8 139 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
9 119 (2.46%) Design Engineer
10 118 (2.43%) Designer
11 108 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
12 100 (2.06%) Coordinator
13 99 (2.04%) Telecoms Project Manager
14 98 (2.02%) Administrator
15 93 (1.92%) Test Analyst
16 88 (1.82%) Field Engineer
17 84 (1.73%) Test Engineer
18 79 (1.63%) Senior Manager
19 77 (1.59%) Telecoms Business Analyst
20 72 (1.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (4.48%) HTML
2 162 (3.34%) XML
3 153 (3.16%) CSS
4 125 (2.58%) .NET
5 118 (2.43%) Web Services
6 108 (2.23%) HTML5
7 94 (1.94%) SOAP
8 82 (1.69%) jQuery
9 75 (1.55%) CSS3
10 55 (1.13%) AngularJS
11 44 (0.91%) J2EE
11 44 (0.91%) JSON
12 43 (0.89%) ASP.NET
12 43 (0.89%) RESTful
13 41 (0.85%) Spring
14 37 (0.76%) REST
15 35 (0.72%) XML Messaging
15 35 (0.72%) Apache Camel
16 34 (0.70%) Middleware
17 25 (0.52%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 321 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (6.40%) DTV
3 181 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 125 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 113 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 98 (2.02%) User Experience
7 64 (1.32%) NHS
8 55 (1.13%) PMI
9 52 (1.07%) IVR
10 47 (0.97%) Statistics
11 42 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 39 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
13 34 (0.70%) Digital Media
14 33 (0.68%) IPTV
15 32 (0.66%) Mathematics
16 30 (0.62%) Blackberry
17 28 (0.58%) PKI
17 28 (0.58%) Visualisation
18 26 (0.54%) Derivative
18 26 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 289 (5.96%) Windows
2 288 (5.94%) Linux
3 261 (5.38%) UNIX
4 60 (1.24%) Windows 7
5 56 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (0.95%) Android
7 43 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (0.85%) Solaris
9 40 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 38 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 18 (0.37%) CentOS
14 14 (0.29%) AIX
15 13 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 11 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.19%) SUSE
18 8 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (11.62%) Project Management
2 488 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
4 379 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 366 (7.55%) ITIL
6 341 (7.04%) Programme Management
7 329 (6.79%) PRINCE2
8 303 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
9 278 (5.74%) Migration
10 201 (4.15%) CRM
11 190 (3.92%) Service Delivery
12 187 (3.86%) Service Management
13 161 (3.32%) Change Management
14 155 (3.20%) Business Analysis
15 139 (2.87%) Scrum
16 136 (2.81%) Validation
17 127 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
18 122 (2.52%) E-Commerce
19 120 (2.48%) Line Management
20 115 (2.37%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 462 (9.53%) SQL
2 323 (6.66%) Java
3 182 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 133 (2.74%) C
5 120 (2.48%) Python
6 116 (2.39%) Perl
7 87 (1.79%) C#
8 74 (1.53%) C++
9 67 (1.38%) PL/SQL
10 44 (0.91%) PHP
11 43 (0.89%) Ruby
12 40 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 34 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 22 (0.45%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.39%) R
16 16 (0.33%) VB
17 15 (0.31%) VBA
18 12 (0.25%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.23%) MATLAB
19 11 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 429 (8.85%) Degree
2 327 (6.75%) Security Cleared
3 222 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 214 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
5 134 (2.76%) CCNA
6 124 (2.56%) CCNP
7 119 (2.46%) PMI Certification
8 82 (1.69%) PMP
9 71 (1.46%) ISEB
10 70 (1.44%) HND
11 65 (1.34%) CCIE
12 61 (1.26%) ISTQB
13 57 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 55 (1.13%) HNC
15 37 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
16 36 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
16 36 (0.74%) DV Cleared
17 33 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 28 (0.58%) MCSE
19 22 (0.45%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (4.77%) SLA
2 170 (3.51%) QA
3 46 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 9 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.12%) COBIT
10 6 (0.12%) HL7
11 5 (0.10%) WAI
12 3 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.062%) COREP
12 3 (0.062%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.041%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.041%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.041%) BS7799
13 2 (0.041%) Basel II
14 1 (0.021%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 121 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 66 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.50%) NFS
4 14 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.29%) vSphere
4 14 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.25%) XenApp
6 9 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.17%) NDS
7 8 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.17%) Docker
8 5 (0.10%) Samba
8 5 (0.10%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.083%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.062%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.062%) Firmware
10 3 (0.062%) Xen
10 3 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.041%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 99 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (0.74%) NSN NetAct
3 36 (0.74%) Puppet
4 27 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.56%) SCCM
5 19 (0.39%) Ansible
6 17 (0.35%) Netcool
7 15 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
8 14 (0.29%) Salt
9 13 (0.27%) FortiGate
10 12 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
10 12 (0.25%) OpenView
11 9 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
11 9 (0.19%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.19%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.14%) NetCrunch
12 7 (0.14%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.14%) HP NNM
13 6 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 447 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 400 (8.25%) SAP
3 377 (7.78%) Cisco
4 362 (7.47%) Oracle
5 193 (3.98%) Ericsson
6 155 (3.20%) HP
7 137 (2.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 125 (2.58%) Huawei
9 121 (2.50%) VMware
10 108 (2.23%) Nokia
11 103 (2.13%) Juniper
12 92 (1.90%) CheckPoint
13 85 (1.75%) Citrix
14 80 (1.65%) Remedy
15 72 (1.49%) Avaya
16 57 (1.18%) IBM
17 54 (1.11%) Nortel
17 54 (1.11%) Red Hat
18 51 (1.05%) Adobe
19 49 (1.01%) BT
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