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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 49 46 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2202 2092 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.78% 3.98% 5.78%
As % of the General category 9.84% 9.50% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 915 1061
Average daily rate
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£374 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 64 139
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £29.17 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-31.43% +9.04%

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
22381 22029 24807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.44% 41.91% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13893 13889 14769
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 582 749
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £11.65 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £44.98 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -4 2066 £375 - 781
South East -1 948 £361 -3.73% 218
Berkshire 0 560 £375 -3.22% 93
London -16 505 £401 +0.12% 278
Hampshire -1 177 £336 -7.31% 27
South West +9 166 £375 -6.25% 91
City of London +4 133 £440 +20.54% 83
East of England +1 111 £400 +23.07% 62
Reading -3 106 £400 +19.40% 34
North West -20 98 £325 -7.14% 45
West Midlands 0 96 £300 +10.09% 38
Surrey +26 87 £361 +1.76% 29
Buckinghamshire 0 71 £375 - 28
Slough -1 59 £349 -17.94% 11
Wiltshire +12 58 £444 +28.62% 24
Hertfordshire 0 57 £413 +3.12% 18
Yorkshire +21 54 £345 +15.00% 26
Manchester -5 54 £350 - 24
Newbury 0 46 £425 - 21
Bristol -9 43 £338 -3.57% 27
Guildford +19 41 £333 +27.88% 4
Hook -9 41 £360 +2.85% 6
West Yorkshire +7 40 £348 +15.83% 14
Coventry +3 35 £180 -36.84% 4
Leeds +8 33 £350 +16.66% 8
Bracknell -1 33 £250 -32.43% 10
Hemel Hempstead +3 32 £425 -15.00% 2
Basingstoke +18 31 £115 -64.06% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 29 £250 +3.09% 27
Gloucestershire +2 28 £375 -29.90% 19

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1029 (23.86%) Finance
2 577 (13.38%) Project Management
3 495 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 475 (11.01%) Security Cleared
5 456 (10.57%) Cisco
6 416 (9.65%) ITIL
7 409 (9.48%) MS Excel
8 403 (9.34%) Marketing
9 385 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
10 383 (8.88%) Degree
11 380 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
12 370 (8.58%) Programme Management
13 360 (8.35%) SQL
14 358 (8.30%) Oracle
15 356 (8.25%) SAP
16 355 (8.23%) Windows
17 344 (7.98%) Manufacturing
18 322 (7.47%) PRINCE2
19 318 (7.37%) 3G
20 304 (7.05%) MS Office
21 302 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
22 298 (6.91%) LTE
23 297 (6.89%) DTV
24 294 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
25 293 (6.79%) Firewall
26 284 (6.58%) Electronics
27 283 (6.56%) SC Cleared
28 279 (6.47%) Linux
29 271 (6.28%) Digital Marketing
30 255 (5.91%) SAP Oil and Gas

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 57 (1.32%) Lync
4 47 (1.09%) CMS
5 43 (1.00%) WebLogic
6 41 (0.95%) Apache
7 39 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 36 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 35 (0.81%) IBM Notes
10 33 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 30 (0.70%) IIS
12 23 (0.53%) JBoss
13 18 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (0.32%) SAS
16 12 (0.28%) Node.js
16 12 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (0.26%) nginx
18 10 (0.23%) Confluence
18 10 (0.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 409 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 304 (7.05%) MS Office
3 119 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 107 (2.48%) MS Project
5 103 (2.39%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.74%) AutoCAD
8 17 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 14 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.12%) InDesign
12 3 (0.070%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.070%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.046%) Maya
13 2 (0.046%) SPSS
13 2 (0.046%) MicroStation
13 2 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 255 (5.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
5 13 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.23%) Summit
7 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
8 7 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.14%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
10 5 (0.12%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.093%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.093%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 82 (1.90%) SaaS
2 21 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.42%) Office 365
5 14 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.30%) PaaS
7 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (0.23%) IaaS
9 6 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.12%) Force.com
10 5 (0.12%) Route 53
11 2 (0.046%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.046%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.023%) Taleo
12 1 (0.023%) CheetahMail
12 1 (0.023%) Pure360
12 1 (0.023%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.023%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.023%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 318 (7.37%) 3G
2 298 (6.91%) LTE
3 293 (6.79%) Firewall
4 237 (5.50%) WAN
5 223 (5.17%) LAN
6 212 (4.92%) 4G
7 191 (4.43%) Internet
8 177 (4.10%) 2G
9 166 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
10 161 (3.73%) MPLS
11 145 (3.36%) DNS
12 135 (3.13%) TCP/IP
13 128 (2.97%) Wireless
14 123 (2.85%) UMTS
15 120 (2.78%) VPN
16 119 (2.76%) Ethernet
17 118 (2.74%) VoIP
17 118 (2.74%) OSPF
18 117 (2.71%) GSM
19 113 (2.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (1.95%) MySQL
4 77 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 55 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 37 (0.86%) Big Data
7 37 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 30 (0.70%) MS Access
9 29 (0.67%) MongoDB
9 29 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 21 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (0.83%) Selenium
1 36 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 32 (0.74%) Maven
3 31 (0.72%) JIRA
4 27 (0.63%) JUnit
5 24 (0.56%) ClearCase
6 22 (0.51%) Subversion
6 22 (0.51%) Jenkins
7 20 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 18 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 16 (0.37%) TestDirector
10 14 (0.32%) Ant
10 14 (0.32%) MSI
11 13 (0.30%) WebDriver
11 13 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 12 (0.28%) Axure RP
12 12 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.28%) LoadRunner
12 12 (0.28%) Toad
13 11 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1029 (23.86%) Finance
2 403 (9.34%) Marketing
3 344 (7.98%) Manufacturing
4 284 (6.58%) Electronics
5 228 (5.29%) Banking
6 206 (4.78%) Billing
7 151 (3.50%) Retail
8 113 (2.62%) Legal
9 45 (1.04%) Back Office
10 42 (0.97%) Law
10 42 (0.97%) German Language
11 32 (0.74%) Advertising
12 26 (0.60%) Games
13 25 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.35%) Local Government
16 13 (0.30%) General Ledger
16 13 (0.30%) Dutch Language
16 13 (0.30%) Multimedia
17 12 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 583 (13.52%) Analyst
2 501 (11.62%) Project Manager
3 381 (8.83%) Developer
4 373 (8.65%) Architect
5 227 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 219 (5.08%) Consultant
7 151 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
8 129 (2.99%) Network Engineer
9 128 (2.97%) Design Engineer
10 110 (2.55%) Administrator
11 106 (2.46%) Designer
12 94 (2.18%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 89 (2.06%) IP Engineer
14 84 (1.95%) Test Engineer
15 76 (1.76%) Java Developer
16 73 (1.69%) Coordinator
17 72 (1.67%) Support Engineer
18 70 (1.62%) Delivery Manager
19 68 (1.58%) Programme Manager
20 67 (1.55%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (3.71%) Web Services
2 135 (3.13%) .NET
3 126 (2.92%) HTML
4 109 (2.53%) XML
5 103 (2.39%) CSS
6 85 (1.97%) SOAP
7 66 (1.53%) jQuery
8 65 (1.51%) REST
9 49 (1.14%) Middleware
9 49 (1.14%) Spring
10 47 (1.09%) JSON
10 47 (1.09%) ASP.NET
11 44 (1.02%) J2EE
12 43 (1.00%) RESTful
13 42 (0.97%) HTML5
14 33 (0.77%) Ajax
15 28 (0.65%) JSP
16 24 (0.56%) JMS
17 23 (0.53%) CSS3
18 21 (0.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 302 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 297 (6.89%) DTV
3 119 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 110 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 69 (1.60%) User Experience
6 66 (1.53%) Open Source
7 61 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 60 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 44 (1.02%) PMI
10 43 (1.00%) Blackberry
11 42 (0.97%) NHS
12 34 (0.79%) IVR
13 30 (0.70%) Data Integration
14 28 (0.65%) Statistics
15 26 (0.60%) Smart Meter
16 24 (0.56%) Visualisation
17 23 (0.53%) FMCG
17 23 (0.53%) Clustering
18 22 (0.51%) GIS
18 22 (0.51%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 355 (8.23%) Windows
2 279 (6.47%) Linux
3 213 (4.94%) UNIX
4 101 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 62 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (1.30%) Android
8 47 (1.09%) Solaris
9 45 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 42 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 38 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (0.60%) AIX
14 17 (0.39%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.35%) HPUX
16 11 (0.26%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.21%) VMS
19 8 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (13.38%) Project Management
2 416 (9.65%) ITIL
3 385 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
4 380 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
5 370 (8.58%) Programme Management
6 322 (7.47%) PRINCE2
7 294 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 271 (6.28%) Digital Marketing
9 244 (5.66%) Migration
10 165 (3.83%) Service Management
11 164 (3.80%) CRM
12 157 (3.64%) Scrum
13 140 (3.25%) Service Delivery
13 140 (3.25%) Change Management
14 131 (3.04%) Network Design
15 127 (2.94%) Validation
16 119 (2.76%) Business Analysis
17 116 (2.69%) Network Architecture
18 111 (2.57%) Software Engineering
19 106 (2.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 360 (8.35%) SQL
2 246 (5.70%) Java
3 139 (3.22%) JavaScript
4 128 (2.97%) C
5 123 (2.85%) C#
6 84 (1.95%) Perl
7 78 (1.81%) Python
8 76 (1.76%) C++
9 71 (1.65%) PHP
10 52 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 48 (1.11%) Ruby
12 41 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 32 (0.74%) PowerShell
15 29 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 26 (0.60%) VBA
17 19 (0.44%) VB
18 17 (0.39%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.32%) Embedded C
20 13 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 475 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 383 (8.88%) Degree
3 283 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 239 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (2.88%) CCNP
6 114 (2.64%) CCNA
7 105 (2.43%) PMI Certification
8 102 (2.36%) DV Cleared
9 84 (1.95%) CCIE
10 83 (1.92%) ISEB
11 78 (1.81%) PMP
12 77 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 49 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
14 39 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 38 (0.88%) CISSP
16 34 (0.79%) ISTQB
17 30 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 29 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 23 (0.53%) MCSE
20 22 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (5.12%) SLA
2 92 (2.13%) QA
3 53 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 43 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.093%) GPG13
9 3 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.046%) COBIT
10 2 (0.046%) HL7
11 1 (0.023%) BS25999
11 1 (0.023%) GAAP
System Software
1 160 (3.71%) Active Directory
2 75 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.67%) vSphere
4 23 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (0.42%) XenApp
6 17 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 14 (0.32%) NFS
8 10 (0.23%) Firmware
8 10 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.19%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.14%) Snort
11 6 (0.14%) Squid
12 5 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.12%) vCloud
13 4 (0.093%) Xen
13 4 (0.093%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (1.14%) SCCM
1 49 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (0.88%) Puppet
3 30 (0.70%) NetBackup
4 25 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (0.53%) OpenView
6 22 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 21 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
8 19 (0.44%) HP SIM
9 18 (0.42%) Backup Exec
10 16 (0.37%) SCOM
11 15 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (0.32%) Netcool
13 13 (0.30%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.23%) WSUS
15 9 (0.21%) FortiGate
16 7 (0.16%) AppDNA
16 7 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
16 7 (0.16%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 495 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 456 (10.57%) Cisco
3 358 (8.30%) Oracle
4 356 (8.25%) SAP
5 155 (3.59%) VMware
6 151 (3.50%) Juniper
7 146 (3.39%) HP
8 131 (3.04%) CheckPoint
9 116 (2.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 110 (2.55%) Huawei
11 106 (2.46%) Citrix
11 106 (2.46%) Ericsson
12 90 (2.09%) Nokia
13 87 (2.02%) IBM
14 74 (1.72%) Avaya
15 58 (1.34%) Business Objects
16 56 (1.30%) Remedy
17 43 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
18 42 (0.97%) Symantec
19 38 (0.88%) Red Hat
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