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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 43 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2437 2322 2483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.36% 4.25% 5.22%
As % of the General category 11.24% 10.95% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1136 883
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 £200 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 51 140
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £43.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.06% -21.81%

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
21678 21199 20259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.77% 38.84% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13400 13234 12116
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 577 653
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 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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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 2254 £375 +4.89% 691
South East +1 1044 £363 +3.57% 216
Berkshire 0 692 £350 -0.56% 98
London +1 576 £423 +5.62% 275
South West -3 168 £403 +21.96% 49
City of London +16 159 £425 +20.73% 76
Hampshire -8 158 £400 +23.07% 42
Reading +2 141 £350 -12.50% 39
Newbury 0 125 £350 -13.58% 14
North West +3 122 £340 +3.03% 44
East of England +13 94 £400 +3.22% 40
Surrey -16 72 £333 -8.90% 31
West Midlands -33 72 £315 +21.15% 22
Wiltshire +15 65 £444 +40.23% 20
Buckinghamshire +5 65 £350 -17.64% 15
Yorkshire -7 63 £265 -7.82% 22
Manchester -9 58 £325 -10.34% 27
Slough +2 57 £400 +21.21% 16
Scotland +24 52 £400 +31.14% 33
West Yorkshire -3 48 £320 +6.66% 15
Leeds -11 46 £265 -11.66% 14
Swindon +19 45 £450 +36.36% 13
Hook -2 45 £400 -3.03% 4
Bristol +5 43 £325 -5.10% 14
East Midlands +11 42 £408 +25.38% 13
Hertfordshire -2 41 £300 -25.00% 14
Guildford 0 40 £240 -35.57% 6
Bracknell +2 37 £338 -3.57% 8
Basingstoke -1 29 £375 +100.00% 9
Milton Keynes +12 27 £340 -15.00% 8

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1034 (21.81%) Finance
2 579 (12.22%) Project Management
3 486 (10.25%) Microsoft
4 467 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 465 (9.81%) SQL
6 428 (9.03%) Cisco
7 425 (8.97%) Degree
8 408 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
9 405 (8.54%) 3G
10 396 (8.35%) MS Excel
11 388 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 360 (7.59%) ITIL
13 356 (7.51%) Marketing
14 353 (7.45%) Manufacturing
15 352 (7.43%) SAP
15 352 (7.43%) Oracle
16 347 (7.32%) Security Cleared
17 344 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
18 337 (7.11%) PRINCE2
19 333 (7.03%) Windows
20 316 (6.67%) Banking
21 314 (6.62%) Radio Access Network
22 309 (6.52%) 4G
23 293 (6.18%) Programme Management
24 287 (6.05%) Electronics
25 282 (5.95%) Java
26 276 (5.82%) LTE
27 275 (5.80%) MS Office
27 275 (5.80%) 2G
28 267 (5.63%) Linux

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 105 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 56 (1.18%) Lync
3 52 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 49 (1.03%) SAS
4 49 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 44 (0.93%) CMS
6 40 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 39 (0.82%) Apache
8 35 (0.74%) IIS
9 31 (0.65%) JBoss
10 27 (0.57%) Node.js
11 23 (0.49%) MQSeries
12 22 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 20 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 17 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (0.32%) Confluence
16 15 (0.32%) Apache Pig
17 14 (0.30%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 396 (8.35%) MS Excel
2 275 (5.80%) MS Office
3 169 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 113 (2.38%) MS Project
5 101 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 32 (0.68%) AutoCAD
7 29 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 21 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.21%) InDesign
10 10 (0.21%) SPSS
10 10 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
11 9 (0.19%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.042%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.042%) FastStats
14 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.021%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.021%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 248 (5.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 21 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 18 (0.38%) SAP PSCD
4 18 (0.38%) SAP FI-CA
5 11 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.15%) Primavera
8 7 (0.15%) Agresso
9 6 (0.13%) BigMachines
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
10 5 (0.11%) Unica
10 5 (0.11%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.084%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 4 (0.084%) SAP InfiniteInsight
12 3 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 73 (1.54%) SaaS
2 47 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.25%) Office 365
7 11 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.15%) PaaS
8 7 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
8 7 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.13%) Route 53
10 4 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.084%) Force.com
11 3 (0.063%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.063%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.063%) IaaS
12 2 (0.042%) CheetahMail
12 2 (0.042%) Pure360
12 2 (0.042%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 405 (8.54%) 3G
2 314 (6.62%) Radio Access Network
3 309 (6.52%) 4G
4 276 (5.82%) LTE
5 275 (5.80%) 2G
6 248 (5.23%) Firewall
7 234 (4.94%) GSM
8 225 (4.75%) WAN
9 215 (4.54%) LAN
10 197 (4.16%) Ethernet
11 180 (3.80%) Wireless
11 180 (3.80%) Internet
12 170 (3.59%) TCP/IP
13 167 (3.52%) UMTS
14 155 (3.27%) SDH
15 152 (3.21%) MPLS
16 149 (3.14%) OSPF
17 140 (2.95%) VPN
18 138 (2.91%) VoIP
19 121 (2.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 153 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 66 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 57 (1.20%) MySQL
6 49 (1.03%) RDBMS
6 49 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (0.99%) MS Access
9 44 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (0.84%) Big Data
11 39 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 31 (0.65%) Hadoop
13 29 (0.61%) QlikView
13 29 (0.61%) NoSQL
14 28 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.36%) Apache Hive
15 17 (0.36%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 82 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 76 (1.60%) JIRA
3 49 (1.03%) Selenium
4 43 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 34 (0.72%) Ant
6 32 (0.68%) JUnit
7 28 (0.59%) Maven
7 28 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
8 24 (0.51%) Subversion
9 23 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 21 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (0.34%) LoadRunner
12 15 (0.32%) Axure RP
13 14 (0.30%) SoapUI
13 14 (0.30%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.21%) Bugzilla
14 10 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.17%) JMeter
15 8 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1034 (21.81%) Finance
2 356 (7.51%) Marketing
3 353 (7.45%) Manufacturing
4 316 (6.67%) Banking
5 287 (6.05%) Electronics
6 220 (4.64%) Billing
7 183 (3.86%) Retail
8 116 (2.45%) Legal
9 57 (1.20%) Back Office
10 52 (1.10%) Law
11 31 (0.65%) Advertising
12 30 (0.63%) Publishing
13 29 (0.61%) German Language
14 26 (0.55%) Games
14 26 (0.55%) Multimedia
15 24 (0.51%) French Language
16 12 (0.25%) Front Office
17 11 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.23%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 651 (13.73%) Analyst
2 469 (9.89%) Project Manager
3 348 (7.34%) Architect
4 331 (6.98%) Developer
5 282 (5.95%) Business Analyst
6 240 (5.06%) Consultant
7 164 (3.46%) Network Engineer
8 148 (3.12%) Design Engineer
9 135 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
10 129 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
11 126 (2.66%) Designer
12 110 (2.32%) Coordinator
13 108 (2.28%) Field Engineer
14 107 (2.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
15 95 (2.00%) Test Engineer
16 90 (1.90%) IP Engineer
17 83 (1.75%) Administrator
18 82 (1.73%) Support Engineer
19 81 (1.71%) Service Manager
20 76 (1.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (4.41%) HTML
2 152 (3.21%) CSS
3 136 (2.87%) .NET
4 126 (2.66%) XML
5 105 (2.22%) Web Services
6 99 (2.09%) HTML5
7 76 (1.60%) jQuery
8 73 (1.54%) CSS3
9 67 (1.41%) SOAP
10 56 (1.18%) AngularJS
11 46 (0.97%) JSON
12 43 (0.91%) ASP.NET
13 36 (0.76%) REST
14 34 (0.72%) RESTful
15 33 (0.70%) Apache Camel
15 33 (0.70%) Spring
16 30 (0.63%) PhoneGap
17 29 (0.61%) J2EE
17 29 (0.61%) Middleware
18 23 (0.49%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 344 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 259 (5.46%) DTV
3 119 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 105 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 83 (1.75%) User Experience
6 54 (1.14%) PMI
7 50 (1.05%) NHS
8 46 (0.97%) IVR
9 45 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
9 45 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 41 (0.86%) Statistics
11 37 (0.78%) Mathematics
12 33 (0.70%) Blackberry
13 25 (0.53%) Derivative
14 24 (0.51%) Handset
15 23 (0.49%) IPTV
15 23 (0.49%) Open Source
16 22 (0.46%) Digital Media
17 20 (0.42%) Visualisation
17 20 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 333 (7.03%) Windows
2 267 (5.63%) Linux
3 255 (5.38%) UNIX
4 85 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (1.56%) Windows 7
6 66 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 44 (0.93%) Solaris
10 39 (0.82%) Android
11 38 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 36 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.34%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.32%) Windows 2000
15 13 (0.27%) CentOS
15 13 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.27%) AIX
16 10 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (12.22%) Project Management
2 467 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
3 408 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
4 388 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 360 (7.59%) ITIL
6 337 (7.11%) PRINCE2
7 293 (6.18%) Programme Management
8 258 (5.44%) Migration
9 253 (5.34%) Digital Marketing
10 223 (4.70%) Service Delivery
11 220 (4.64%) CRM
12 172 (3.63%) Service Management
13 154 (3.25%) Validation
14 139 (2.93%) Scrum
14 139 (2.93%) Business Analysis
15 136 (2.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 128 (2.70%) Change Management
16 128 (2.70%) Line Management
17 122 (2.57%) E-Commerce
18 113 (2.38%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 465 (9.81%) SQL
2 282 (5.95%) Java
3 183 (3.86%) JavaScript
4 121 (2.55%) Python
5 110 (2.32%) C#
6 105 (2.22%) C
7 104 (2.19%) Perl
8 80 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 62 (1.31%) C++
10 44 (0.93%) Ruby
11 35 (0.74%) Shell Script
12 29 (0.61%) PHP
12 29 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 28 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 17 (0.36%) PowerShell
15 16 (0.34%) VB
16 14 (0.30%) VBA
16 14 (0.30%) VBScript
17 12 (0.25%) MATLAB
18 10 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 425 (8.97%) Degree
2 347 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 242 (5.11%) Cisco Certification
4 217 (4.58%) SC Cleared
5 164 (3.46%) CCNP
6 134 (2.83%) CCNA
7 119 (2.51%) PMI Certification
8 81 (1.71%) CCIE
9 75 (1.58%) PMP
10 70 (1.48%) ISEB
11 66 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 64 (1.35%) HND
13 54 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 53 (1.12%) HNC
14 53 (1.12%) ISTQB
15 50 (1.05%) CISSP
16 46 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
17 45 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 37 (0.78%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (5.55%) SLA
2 154 (3.25%) QA
3 53 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 39 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.25%) ISO 14001
9 8 (0.17%) COBIT
10 6 (0.13%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.11%) HL7
12 4 (0.084%) GPG13
12 4 (0.084%) WAI
12 4 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.063%) COREP
14 2 (0.042%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.042%) Basel II
15 1 (0.021%) BS25999
15 1 (0.021%) WCAG
System Software
1 134 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 88 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.46%) NFS
3 22 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.38%) ProxySG
5 15 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.30%) vSphere
7 10 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.15%) XenApp
9 5 (0.11%) NDS
9 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.084%) Samba
10 4 (0.084%) Snort
10 4 (0.084%) Firmware
10 4 (0.084%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.084%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.084%) Squid
10 4 (0.084%) Xen
11 3 (0.063%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.063%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 85 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (0.89%) NSN NetAct
3 40 (0.84%) SCCM
4 33 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 32 (0.68%) Puppet
6 17 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
8 15 (0.32%) Ansible
9 14 (0.30%) Netcool
10 13 (0.27%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.21%) Nagios
12 9 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
12 9 (0.19%) Salt
13 8 (0.17%) SCOM
14 7 (0.15%) WSUS
14 7 (0.15%) HAProxy
15 6 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 6 (0.13%) Tivoli
16 5 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
16 5 (0.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 486 (10.25%) Microsoft
2 428 (9.03%) Cisco
3 352 (7.43%) SAP
3 352 (7.43%) Oracle
4 226 (4.77%) Ericsson
5 173 (3.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 135 (2.85%) HP
6 135 (2.85%) CheckPoint
7 133 (2.81%) VMware
8 124 (2.62%) Juniper
9 118 (2.49%) Huawei
10 111 (2.34%) Citrix
11 108 (2.28%) Nokia
12 85 (1.79%) Remedy
13 72 (1.52%) Red Hat
14 71 (1.50%) IBM
15 69 (1.46%) F5
16 62 (1.31%) BT
17 54 (1.14%) Avaya
18 50 (1.05%) Business Objects
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