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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 45 40 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2164 2140 3493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.96% 4.19% 6.03%
As % of the General category 10.24% 9.73% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 829 1182
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 124 141
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £35.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-29.57% +12.69%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21142 22003 25803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.67% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13052 13464 15354
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 £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 631 726
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £44.90 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -1 2018 £375 +2.73% 707
South East -1 993 £350 -2.91% 219
Berkshire 0 618 £350 -2.77% 105
London -13 486 £425 +13.33% 260
South West +12 167 £350 -20.45% 70
Hampshire -2 159 £338 -6.50% 40
Reading 0 133 £425 +30.76% 44
City of London -23 121 £425 +6.25% 75
East of England -24 91 £400 +20.30% 50
West Midlands -6 86 £275 -11.29% 32
Buckinghamshire +3 79 £400 -3.03% 30
Slough 0 74 £331 -11.66% 12
Surrey +2 69 £363 +16.00% 22
Wiltshire +3 64 £450 - 18
North West -31 64 £344 +16.03% 27
Newbury 0 62 £399 -6.17% 16
Gloucestershire +20 49 £328 +5.39% 11
Hertfordshire +2 46 £331 +14.22% 13
Bracknell +7 39 £238 -5.94% 4
Hook 0 39 £360 +1.26% 5
Birmingham +15 37 £265 -6.19% 18
Yorkshire -6 37 £340 +18.26% 20
Hemel Hempstead +12 28 - - 1
West Yorkshire -2 28 £350 +16.66% 12
Cambridgeshire -10 27 £360 +5.10% 24
Basingstoke +32 26 £130 +20.93% 4
Swindon -7 26 £450 - 9
Guildford +9 25 £380 +26.66% 6
Leeds -1 25 £350 +16.66% 9
Bristol -17 25 £350 +1.44% 19

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1063 (23.44%) Finance
2 604 (13.32%) Project Management
3 499 (11.00%) Security Cleared
4 477 (10.52%) Cisco
5 439 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 401 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
7 395 (8.71%) Oracle
8 381 (8.40%) Marketing
9 378 (8.34%) MS Excel
10 377 (8.31%) ITIL
11 376 (8.29%) Windows
12 375 (8.27%) SQL
13 374 (8.25%) Degree
14 352 (7.76%) Programme Management
15 341 (7.52%) SAP
16 326 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 324 (7.14%) Manufacturing
18 318 (7.01%) PRINCE2
19 313 (6.90%) MS Office
20 288 (6.35%) 3G
21 278 (6.13%) Banking
22 275 (6.06%) Linux
23 266 (5.87%) Java
24 259 (5.71%) DTV
25 258 (5.69%) Electronics
26 257 (5.67%) LTE
27 239 (5.27%) Digital Marketing
28 234 (5.16%) UNIX
28 234 (5.16%) Firewall
29 228 (5.03%) SAP Oil and Gas

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 100 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.43%) Lync
3 54 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 46 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 37 (0.82%) IIS
6 34 (0.75%) Apache
6 34 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 31 (0.68%) SAS
8 28 (0.62%) CMS
9 23 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 14 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.22%) Confluence
14 9 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.18%) WordPress
15 8 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 378 (8.34%) MS Excel
2 313 (6.90%) MS Office
3 121 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 99 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 97 (2.14%) MS Project
6 47 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.88%) AutoCAD
8 23 (0.51%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.29%) SPSS
9 13 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (0.18%) InDesign
12 5 (0.11%) RoboHelp
13 3 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.066%) CINEMA 4D
13 3 (0.066%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.044%) Maya
15 1 (0.022%) CorelDRAW
15 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 228 (5.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
6 9 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
8 7 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.11%) Summit
10 5 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
10 5 (0.11%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 79 (1.74%) SaaS
2 30 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (0.37%) Office 365
4 13 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.20%) PaaS
7 7 (0.15%) Force.com
8 6 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.11%) IaaS
10 2 (0.044%) 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
1 288 (6.35%) 3G
2 257 (5.67%) LTE
3 234 (5.16%) Firewall
4 223 (4.92%) WAN
5 197 (4.34%) LAN
6 190 (4.19%) 4G
7 186 (4.10%) 2G
8 174 (3.84%) Internet
9 169 (3.73%) MPLS
10 156 (3.44%) Radio Access Network
11 143 (3.15%) Ethernet
12 126 (2.78%) DNS
13 125 (2.76%) GSM
14 117 (2.58%) TCP/IP
15 116 (2.56%) UMTS
16 113 (2.49%) VoIP
17 112 (2.47%) SDH
18 109 (2.40%) VPN
19 104 (2.29%) OSPF
20 98 (2.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 107 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 99 (2.18%) MySQL
4 74 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 53 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 44 (0.97%) Big Data
8 39 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (0.73%) MS Access
10 32 (0.71%) Data Mining
10 32 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 30 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 26 (0.57%) NoSQL
13 25 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
13 25 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (0.53%) QlikView
15 20 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (0.95%) Selenium
2 39 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 39 (0.86%) Maven
3 37 (0.82%) JIRA
4 32 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 27 (0.60%) ClearCase
6 21 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 19 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 19 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 18 (0.40%) JUnit
9 17 (0.37%) Subversion
10 15 (0.33%) LoadRunner
11 13 (0.29%) Hudson
12 12 (0.26%) Axure RP
12 12 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
12 12 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (0.26%) Ant
13 11 (0.24%) TestDirector
13 11 (0.24%) MSI
13 11 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 1063 (23.44%) Finance
2 381 (8.40%) Marketing
3 324 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 278 (6.13%) Banking
5 258 (5.69%) Electronics
6 193 (4.26%) Retail
7 191 (4.21%) Billing
8 104 (2.29%) Legal
9 63 (1.39%) German Language
10 43 (0.95%) Back Office
11 39 (0.86%) Law
12 38 (0.84%) Front Office
13 34 (0.75%) Advertising
14 27 (0.60%) Games
15 23 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 18 (0.40%) French Language
17 13 (0.29%) General Ledger
18 12 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 11 (0.24%) Publishing
20 10 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 603 (13.30%) Analyst
2 518 (11.42%) Project Manager
3 410 (9.04%) Developer
4 350 (7.72%) Architect
5 271 (5.98%) Consultant
6 247 (5.45%) Business Analyst
7 172 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
8 146 (3.22%) Design Engineer
9 133 (2.93%) Network Engineer
10 115 (2.54%) Designer
11 101 (2.23%) Administrator
12 94 (2.07%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 88 (1.94%) Programme Manager
14 81 (1.79%) Test Engineer
15 77 (1.70%) Coordinator
16 73 (1.61%) IP Engineer
17 72 (1.59%) Java Developer
18 71 (1.57%) Support Engineer
19 70 (1.54%) Delivery Manager
20 65 (1.43%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (3.37%) HTML
2 136 (3.00%) .NET
3 126 (2.78%) Web Services
4 122 (2.69%) CSS
5 105 (2.32%) XML
6 96 (2.12%) jQuery
7 86 (1.90%) SOAP
8 60 (1.32%) HTML5
9 56 (1.23%) RESTful
9 56 (1.23%) REST
10 50 (1.10%) ASP.NET
11 48 (1.06%) J2EE
12 47 (1.04%) Middleware
13 44 (0.97%) Spring
14 36 (0.79%) JSON
15 34 (0.75%) Java EE
16 32 (0.71%) CSS3
17 28 (0.62%) JMS
17 28 (0.62%) XSLT
18 24 (0.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 259 (5.71%) DTV
2 101 (2.23%) Management Information System
3 97 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 68 (1.50%) Digital Media
5 63 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 58 (1.28%) Open Source
7 56 (1.23%) PMI
8 52 (1.15%) NHS
9 46 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 45 (0.99%) Blackberry
11 29 (0.64%) Data Integration
12 28 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (0.57%) IPTV
14 25 (0.55%) IVR
15 24 (0.53%) Statistics
16 23 (0.51%) Mainframe
17 22 (0.49%) Smart Meter
18 21 (0.46%) FMCG
19 20 (0.44%) Clustering
19 20 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 376 (8.29%) Windows
2 275 (6.06%) Linux
3 234 (5.16%) UNIX
4 85 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 62 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 49 (1.08%) Android
8 44 (0.97%) Solaris
8 44 (0.97%) Windows XP
9 41 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 31 (0.68%) AIX
11 24 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (0.42%) HPUX
13 14 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.20%) Windows NT
16 8 (0.18%) VMS
17 7 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (13.32%) Project Management
2 401 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
3 377 (8.31%) ITIL
4 352 (7.76%) Programme Management
5 326 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 318 (7.01%) PRINCE2
7 239 (5.27%) Digital Marketing
8 218 (4.81%) Migration
9 197 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
10 186 (4.10%) Change Management
11 180 (3.97%) Service Management
12 171 (3.77%) CRM
13 159 (3.51%) Scrum
14 150 (3.31%) Service Delivery
15 125 (2.76%) Configuration Management
15 125 (2.76%) Network Design
16 117 (2.58%) Business Analysis
17 112 (2.47%) Continuous Improvement
18 105 (2.32%) E-Commerce
19 98 (2.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 375 (8.27%) SQL
2 266 (5.87%) Java
3 172 (3.79%) JavaScript
4 152 (3.35%) C
5 103 (2.27%) C#
6 90 (1.98%) Perl
7 71 (1.57%) PHP
8 68 (1.50%) Python
9 64 (1.41%) C++
10 55 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 47 (1.04%) Ruby
12 39 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 32 (0.71%) VBA
14 30 (0.66%) PowerShell
15 25 (0.55%) T-SQL
16 24 (0.53%) VB
17 22 (0.49%) Bash Shell
18 14 (0.31%) PHP5
19 12 (0.26%) Embedded C
20 11 (0.24%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 499 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 374 (8.25%) Degree
3 225 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 209 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (2.54%) PMI Certification
5 115 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 112 (2.47%) CCNP
7 85 (1.87%) CCNA
7 85 (1.87%) ISEB
8 78 (1.72%) PMP
9 73 (1.61%) CCIE
10 66 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 51 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 30 (0.66%) ISTQB
14 29 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 26 (0.57%) CISSP
17 23 (0.51%) HND
17 23 (0.51%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (4.48%) SLA
2 115 (2.54%) QA
3 31 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.066%) GPG13
8 3 (0.066%) HL7
8 3 (0.066%) WCAG
8 3 (0.066%) COBIT
9 2 (0.044%) Basel II
9 2 (0.044%) GAAP
9 2 (0.044%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.044%) BS25999
9 2 (0.044%) P3O
10 1 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.022%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 154 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 89 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.62%) vSphere
4 22 (0.49%) VMware ESX
5 21 (0.46%) XenApp
6 17 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 9 (0.20%) NFS
9 8 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (0.18%) vCloud
10 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.13%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.088%) Squid
12 4 (0.088%) XenServer
12 4 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.088%) SRDF
13 3 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 60 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 47 (1.04%) SCCM
3 30 (0.66%) Puppet
4 24 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 22 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 19 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 12 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (0.26%) HP SIM
9 12 (0.26%) Netcool
9 12 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
10 11 (0.24%) OpenView
10 11 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
11 10 (0.22%) SCOM
11 10 (0.22%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.20%) WSUS
13 8 (0.18%) OPNET
14 7 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (0.15%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 477 (10.52%) Cisco
2 439 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 395 (8.71%) Oracle
4 341 (7.52%) SAP
5 161 (3.55%) Juniper
6 149 (3.29%) VMware
7 135 (2.98%) HP
8 129 (2.84%) Ericsson
9 116 (2.56%) CheckPoint
10 115 (2.54%) Huawei
11 113 (2.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 96 (2.12%) Citrix
13 92 (2.03%) IBM
14 87 (1.92%) Avaya
15 79 (1.74%) Nokia
16 63 (1.39%) Business Objects
17 61 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
18 54 (1.19%) Remedy
19 47 (1.04%) Red Hat
19 47 (1.04%) Nortel
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