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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 42 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2284 2084 2261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.15% 3.85% 4.78%
As % of the General category 10.61% 9.94% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 1073 862
Average daily rate
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£400 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.87% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 142
Average hourly rate £15.75 £23.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% -24.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £34.63 £48.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-38.00% -19.35%

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
21518 20957 20380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.08% 38.67% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13583 13266 12268
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 567 659
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.49 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 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 28 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 28 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 +5 2121 £400 +11.88% 761
South East +3 930 £375 +7.14% 241
London +28 627 £410 +2.50% 303
Berkshire 0 605 £350 - 112
City of London +24 167 £425 +14.86% 82
South West +7 153 £403 +21.96% 74
Reading +2 139 £363 -14.70% 33
Hampshire -7 137 £400 +25.00% 34
East of England +18 100 £425 +7.46% 31
North West -16 87 £338 -1.81% 47
Newbury 0 78 £375 -6.30% 31
Buckinghamshire +14 67 £350 +4.47% 15
Surrey -8 65 £338 -10.00% 42
Yorkshire -2 59 £320 +37.63% 19
Slough +2 56 £375 +15.38% 21
Scotland +35 53 £400 +37.93% 38
West Midlands -41 53 £325 +23.80% 22
Manchester -2 51 £325 - 35
West Yorkshire 0 49 £375 +45.63% 11
Leeds 0 47 £375 +45.63% 8
Wiltshire +4 44 £425 +31.62% 11
Bristol +5 39 £381 +8.92% 34
Hook -4 37 £400 +5.26%
Swindon +18 34 £425 +28.78% 6
Bracknell +2 34 £363 +9.02% 5
Hertfordshire -10 34 £375 -11.76% 8
Milton Keynes +20 33 £350 +2.18% 6
East Midlands +4 33 £413 +22.22% 9
Guildford 0 33 £220 -42.10% 14
Glasgow +14 26 £258 +134.09% 10

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 (21.87%) Finance
2 575 (12.16%) Project Management
3 484 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
4 452 (9.56%) Microsoft
5 448 (9.48%) SQL
6 423 (8.95%) Degree
7 417 (8.82%) 3G
8 416 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
9 394 (8.33%) Cisco
10 380 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 373 (7.89%) MS Excel
12 364 (7.70%) Manufacturing
13 363 (7.68%) SAP
14 362 (7.66%) Marketing
15 358 (7.57%) Oracle
16 353 (7.47%) ITIL
17 333 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
18 331 (7.00%) 4G
19 323 (6.83%) Banking
20 320 (6.77%) Security Cleared
21 318 (6.73%) PRINCE2
22 311 (6.58%) Programme Management
23 305 (6.45%) Windows
23 305 (6.45%) Java
24 301 (6.37%) Electronics
25 299 (6.32%) Radio Access Network
26 280 (5.92%) 2G
27 273 (5.77%) LTE
28 272 (5.75%) DTV
29 264 (5.58%) Digital Marketing

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 98 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.10%) WebLogic
3 49 (1.04%) CMS
4 48 (1.02%) SAS
5 44 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 42 (0.89%) Apache
7 41 (0.87%) Lync
8 33 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 29 (0.61%) JBoss
9 29 (0.61%) IIS
10 25 (0.53%) Node.js
11 23 (0.49%) MQSeries
12 21 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (0.38%) Confluence
14 17 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.32%) Mule
17 14 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 373 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 263 (5.56%) MS Office
3 162 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 112 (2.37%) MS Project
5 104 (2.20%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.59%) AutoCAD
8 23 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 12 (0.25%) InDesign
11 9 (0.19%) SPSS
12 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.042%) FastStats
13 2 (0.042%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.021%) CATIA
14 1 (0.021%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 259 (5.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 17 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
7 14 (0.30%) SAP FI-CA
8 13 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.17%) Agresso
10 8 (0.17%) Primavera
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
11 6 (0.13%) Unica
11 6 (0.13%) BigMachines
12 5 (0.11%) Exstream
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.085%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.085%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.57%) SaaS
2 62 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.30%) PaaS
7 12 (0.25%) Office 365
8 11 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.19%) Route 53
11 8 (0.17%) IaaS
12 7 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.085%) GitHub
14 3 (0.063%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.063%) Force.com
14 3 (0.063%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.063%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.042%) SmartFocus
15 2 (0.042%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 417 (8.82%) 3G
2 331 (7.00%) 4G
3 299 (6.32%) Radio Access Network
4 280 (5.92%) 2G
5 273 (5.77%) LTE
6 225 (4.76%) GSM
7 210 (4.44%) Firewall
8 206 (4.36%) WAN
9 194 (4.10%) LAN
10 187 (3.96%) Ethernet
11 176 (3.72%) Internet
12 168 (3.55%) Wireless
13 159 (3.36%) UMTS
14 155 (3.28%) TCP/IP
15 153 (3.24%) SDH
16 151 (3.19%) MPLS
17 135 (2.86%) VPN
18 126 (2.66%) OSPF
19 119 (2.52%) VoIP
19 119 (2.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 141 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 68 (1.44%) MySQL
5 61 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 47 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 43 (0.91%) Big Data
7 43 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 41 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 38 (0.80%) MS Access
11 37 (0.78%) MongoDB
12 34 (0.72%) NoSQL
13 31 (0.66%) Hadoop
14 24 (0.51%) QlikView
14 24 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.40%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.34%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 81 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 80 (1.69%) JIRA
3 43 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 43 (0.91%) Selenium
4 35 (0.74%) Ant
5 33 (0.70%) JUnit
6 30 (0.63%) Maven
7 28 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
8 24 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 24 (0.51%) Subversion
9 20 (0.42%) SoapUI
10 18 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (0.38%) Axure RP
11 13 (0.27%) JMeter
12 12 (0.25%) Bugzilla
13 11 (0.23%) LoadRunner
14 9 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.19%) Gradle
15 8 (0.17%) ReSharper
15 8 (0.17%) Cucumber
General
1 1034 (21.87%) Finance
2 364 (7.70%) Manufacturing
3 362 (7.66%) Marketing
4 323 (6.83%) Banking
5 301 (6.37%) Electronics
6 201 (4.25%) Retail
6 201 (4.25%) Billing
7 122 (2.58%) Legal
8 58 (1.23%) Back Office
9 49 (1.04%) Law
10 29 (0.61%) German Language
11 28 (0.59%) Games
12 27 (0.57%) Advertising
12 27 (0.57%) Publishing
13 24 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 20 (0.42%) French Language
15 14 (0.30%) Front Office
16 13 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.25%) Interactive Media
18 10 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 659 (13.94%) Analyst
2 489 (10.34%) Project Manager
3 362 (7.66%) Developer
4 358 (7.57%) Architect
5 285 (6.03%) Business Analyst
6 250 (5.29%) Consultant
7 152 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
8 143 (3.02%) Network Engineer
9 127 (2.69%) Design Engineer
9 127 (2.69%) Designer
10 113 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
11 104 (2.20%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 103 (2.18%) Coordinator
13 101 (2.14%) Field Engineer
14 91 (1.92%) Test Engineer
15 88 (1.86%) Administrator
16 83 (1.76%) IP Engineer
17 78 (1.65%) Senior Manager
18 72 (1.52%) Support Engineer
18 72 (1.52%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (4.74%) HTML
2 159 (3.36%) CSS
3 134 (2.83%) XML
4 124 (2.62%) .NET
5 110 (2.33%) HTML5
6 109 (2.31%) Web Services
7 85 (1.80%) jQuery
8 75 (1.59%) CSS3
9 65 (1.37%) SOAP
10 59 (1.25%) AngularJS
11 49 (1.04%) JSON
12 44 (0.93%) ASP.NET
13 42 (0.89%) REST
14 41 (0.87%) J2EE
15 40 (0.85%) Spring
16 36 (0.76%) RESTful
17 35 (0.74%) Apache Camel
18 33 (0.70%) Middleware
19 30 (0.63%) PhoneGap
20 22 (0.47%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 333 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 272 (5.75%) DTV
3 187 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 129 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 115 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 87 (1.84%) User Experience
7 60 (1.27%) NHS
8 49 (1.04%) PMI
9 44 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 42 (0.89%) IVR
10 42 (0.89%) Statistics
11 37 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
12 35 (0.74%) Mathematics
13 28 (0.59%) Derivative
14 27 (0.57%) Blackberry
14 27 (0.57%) Visualisation
15 26 (0.55%) IPTV
16 24 (0.51%) Handset
17 23 (0.49%) CMDB
18 22 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 305 (6.45%) Windows
2 258 (5.46%) Linux
3 245 (5.18%) UNIX
4 69 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 52 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (1.02%) Android
8 43 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 41 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.87%) Solaris
10 37 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 34 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.32%) CentOS
13 12 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 12 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.21%) AIX
16 9 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.15%) Fedora
17 7 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (12.16%) Project Management
2 484 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
3 416 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
4 380 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 353 (7.47%) ITIL
6 318 (6.73%) PRINCE2
7 311 (6.58%) Programme Management
8 264 (5.58%) Digital Marketing
9 251 (5.31%) Migration
10 207 (4.38%) CRM
11 200 (4.23%) Service Delivery
12 188 (3.98%) Service Management
13 143 (3.02%) Change Management
14 141 (2.98%) Business Analysis
15 140 (2.96%) Validation
16 138 (2.92%) Continuous Improvement
17 135 (2.86%) Scrum
18 126 (2.66%) E-Commerce
19 115 (2.43%) Line Management
20 109 (2.31%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 448 (9.48%) SQL
2 305 (6.45%) Java
3 188 (3.98%) JavaScript
4 129 (2.73%) Python
5 113 (2.39%) C
6 101 (2.14%) C#
7 93 (1.97%) Perl
8 69 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 64 (1.35%) C++
10 44 (0.93%) Ruby
11 37 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 34 (0.72%) PHP
13 27 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 25 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.34%) VB
16 15 (0.32%) VBScript
17 13 (0.27%) MATLAB
17 13 (0.27%) VBA
17 13 (0.27%) R
18 12 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 423 (8.95%) Degree
2 320 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 218 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
4 202 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 138 (2.92%) CCNP
6 122 (2.58%) CCNA
7 110 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 75 (1.59%) PMP
9 71 (1.50%) CCIE
10 67 (1.42%) ISEB
11 66 (1.40%) HND
12 56 (1.18%) HNC
13 50 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 46 (0.97%) ISTQB
15 45 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
16 44 (0.93%) DV Cleared
17 41 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 40 (0.85%) CISSP
19 35 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (0.57%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (5.25%) SLA
2 163 (3.45%) QA
3 42 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 39 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.25%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.15%) COBIT
10 6 (0.13%) HL7
10 6 (0.13%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.11%) WAI
12 4 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.085%) GPG13
13 3 (0.063%) COREP
14 2 (0.042%) Basel II
14 2 (0.042%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.042%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
15 1 (0.021%) EMIR
System Software
1 120 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 77 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.42%) NFS
5 12 (0.25%) vSphere
5 12 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.25%) ProxySG
6 7 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.15%) XenApp
7 5 (0.11%) Docker
7 5 (0.11%) NDS
8 4 (0.085%) Squid
8 4 (0.085%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.085%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.085%) Snort
9 3 (0.063%) Samba
9 3 (0.063%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.063%) Firmware
9 3 (0.063%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 74 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (0.89%) NSN NetAct
3 39 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 36 (0.76%) SCCM
5 33 (0.70%) Puppet
6 25 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.38%) Ansible
8 16 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
9 14 (0.30%) Netcool
10 13 (0.27%) Salt
10 13 (0.27%) FortiGate
11 11 (0.23%) OpenView
12 10 (0.21%) TrustSec
12 10 (0.21%) HAProxy
13 9 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 8 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
15 7 (0.15%) Rundeck
15 7 (0.15%) HP NNM
16 6 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 452 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 394 (8.33%) Cisco
3 363 (7.68%) SAP
4 358 (7.57%) Oracle
5 213 (4.51%) Ericsson
6 153 (3.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 127 (2.69%) HP
8 123 (2.60%) Huawei
9 121 (2.56%) VMware
10 113 (2.39%) CheckPoint
11 112 (2.37%) Juniper
12 106 (2.24%) Nokia
13 99 (2.09%) Citrix
14 85 (1.80%) Remedy
15 68 (1.44%) IBM
16 61 (1.29%) Red Hat
17 56 (1.18%) F5
18 55 (1.16%) BT
19 51 (1.08%) Avaya
20 50 (1.06%) Adobe
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