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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 43 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2240 2301 2152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.82% 4.14% 4.09%
As % of the General category 9.50% 10.71% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1028 843
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 55 100
Average hourly rate £14.10 £19.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% -46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -40.84%

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
23567 21477 22431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.24% 38.62% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14997 13175 13869
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.70% -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 527 595
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.15 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% -3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 2091 £365 -2.66% 665
South East -5 901 £363 +0.69% 171
London -7 522 £375 -10.71% 276
Berkshire 0 486 £361 +3.14% 64
Hampshire -3 181 £354 -2.00% 37
South West -6 156 £375 +8.69% 78
City of London +7 126 £425 - 44
North West +4 126 £350 +7.69% 42
East of England +8 125 £360 -10.00% 36
Reading -1 124 £340 -20.00% 25
Yorkshire +7 91 £311 -9.78% 22
Newbury 0 87 £363 -3.33% 17
Surrey +1 86 £400 +14.28% 30
Buckinghamshire -8 81 £400 -2.73% 9
West Yorkshire +7 71 £313 -9.42% 13
West Midlands -14 68 £273 -0.90% 28
Manchester +12 62 £325 - 24
Leeds 0 61 £325 -5.79% 10
Scotland +33 60 £315 -25.00% 33
Bristol +12 58 £365 +5.79% 29
Hertfordshire -6 49 £350 -17.64% 7
Milton Keynes +19 47 £400 - 3
Wiltshire -14 47 £375 -14.77% 18
Slough 0 46 £340 -2.85% 5
Hook +4 45 £361 -
Leatherhead - 39 £400 -
Swindon +2 37 £375 -13.29% 12
Cambridgeshire +3 36 £255 -13.55% 19
Cheshire +6 34 £388 +49.03% 10
East Midlands 0 34 £278 -28.38% 11

Telecoms
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1 1052 (23.45%) Finance
2 529 (11.79%) Project Management
3 467 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
4 454 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
5 449 (10.01%) SQL
6 413 (9.21%) Marketing
7 403 (8.98%) Microsoft
8 393 (8.76%) SAP
9 386 (8.60%) Manufacturing
10 366 (8.16%) Programme Management
11 361 (8.05%) Oracle
12 359 (8.00%) ITIL
13 357 (7.96%) Cisco
14 347 (7.74%) Electronics
14 347 (7.74%) MS Excel
15 334 (7.45%) Degree
16 329 (7.33%) DTV
17 328 (7.31%) Java
18 322 (7.18%) Security Cleared
19 318 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
20 317 (7.07%) Digital Marketing
21 315 (7.02%) 3G
22 314 (7.00%) PRINCE2
23 306 (6.82%) Linux
24 305 (6.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
25 291 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
26 286 (6.38%) Windows
27 283 (6.31%) Migration
28 282 (6.29%) UNIX
29 276 (6.15%) Banking

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 102 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 63 (1.40%) SAS
3 61 (1.36%) CMS
4 48 (1.07%) Apache
5 44 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 40 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 39 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 31 (0.69%) Lync
9 26 (0.58%) Node.js
9 26 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 24 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.51%) Confluence
12 22 (0.49%) JBoss
13 21 (0.47%) IIS
13 21 (0.47%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (0.31%) Mule
18 12 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 347 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 254 (5.66%) MS Office
3 114 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 107 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 106 (2.36%) MS Project
6 47 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 39 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.27%) InDesign
11 11 (0.25%) Acrobat
11 11 (0.25%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.20%) Maya
13 6 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.11%) SPSS
15 2 (0.045%) CATIA
16 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
16 1 (0.022%) Vectorworks
16 1 (0.022%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 305 (6.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 15 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
5 14 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
6 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 4 (0.089%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.089%) Maximo
11 4 (0.089%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.52%) SaaS
2 51 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.29%) PaaS
5 13 (0.29%) Office 365
6 11 (0.25%) IaaS
7 9 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.20%) GitHub
8 8 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (0.13%) Route 53
10 4 (0.089%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.089%) Force.com
11 3 (0.067%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.022%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.022%) Heroku
12 1 (0.022%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 315 (7.02%) 3G
2 246 (5.48%) 4G
3 214 (4.77%) LTE
4 209 (4.66%) 2G
5 207 (4.61%) Firewall
6 203 (4.53%) WAN
7 201 (4.48%) LAN
8 179 (3.99%) Radio Access Network
9 156 (3.48%) TCP/IP
10 151 (3.37%) VoIP
11 147 (3.28%) Internet
12 142 (3.17%) Wireless
13 138 (3.08%) VPN
14 128 (2.85%) MPLS
15 119 (2.65%) DNS
16 118 (2.63%) GSM
17 112 (2.50%) Ethernet
18 100 (2.23%) OSPF
19 97 (2.16%) BGP
20 96 (2.14%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 113 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
3 101 (2.25%) MySQL
4 82 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 55 (1.23%) Big Data
6 54 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 50 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 43 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 43 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 39 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 36 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 34 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 30 (0.67%) MongoDB
13 30 (0.67%) MS Access
14 25 (0.56%) QlikView
15 23 (0.51%) Data Mining
16 22 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 80 (1.78%) JIRA
2 65 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 60 (1.34%) SoapUI
4 57 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 50 (1.11%) Selenium
6 45 (1.00%) Maven
7 28 (0.62%) Ant
8 25 (0.56%) JUnit
9 22 (0.49%) JMeter
10 21 (0.47%) Subversion
11 18 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.38%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.36%) Axure RP
14 14 (0.31%) HP UFT
15 13 (0.29%) Grunt
16 12 (0.27%) Gradle
16 12 (0.27%) WebDriver
16 12 (0.27%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.27%) Bugzilla
17 11 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1052 (23.45%) Finance
2 413 (9.21%) Marketing
3 386 (8.60%) Manufacturing
4 347 (7.74%) Electronics
5 276 (6.15%) Banking
6 197 (4.39%) Retail
7 190 (4.24%) Billing
8 110 (2.45%) Legal
9 48 (1.07%) Back Office
10 40 (0.89%) Law
11 32 (0.71%) Games
12 31 (0.69%) Advertising
13 30 (0.67%) German Language
14 24 (0.53%) Publishing
15 20 (0.45%) Automotive
16 15 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.31%) Financial Institution
18 13 (0.29%) Multimedia
19 12 (0.27%) Interactive Media
19 12 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 706 (15.74%) Analyst
2 448 (9.99%) Project Manager
3 440 (9.81%) Developer
4 355 (7.91%) Architect
5 278 (6.20%) Business Analyst
6 213 (4.75%) Consultant
7 150 (3.34%) Designer
8 147 (3.28%) Network Engineer
9 142 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
10 111 (2.47%) Test Analyst
11 107 (2.39%) Administrator
12 92 (2.05%) Delivery Manager
13 89 (1.98%) Support Engineer
14 83 (1.85%) Coordinator
15 77 (1.72%) Telecoms Project Manager
16 75 (1.67%) Java Developer
17 72 (1.60%) Test Manager
18 71 (1.58%) Senior Manager
19 68 (1.52%) Telecoms Business Analyst
20 64 (1.43%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (4.88%) HTML
2 161 (3.59%) XML
3 156 (3.48%) CSS
4 147 (3.28%) Web Services
5 127 (2.83%) .NET
6 108 (2.41%) SOAP
7 100 (2.23%) HTML5
8 85 (1.89%) jQuery
9 67 (1.49%) CSS3
10 59 (1.32%) J2EE
11 50 (1.11%) AngularJS
12 48 (1.07%) ASP.NET
13 46 (1.03%) Spring
14 44 (0.98%) JSON
15 41 (0.91%) RESTful
16 40 (0.89%) REST
17 39 (0.87%) XML Messaging
18 32 (0.71%) Middleware
19 29 (0.65%) Sass
20 27 (0.60%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 329 (7.33%) DTV
2 291 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 124 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 107 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 105 (2.34%) User Experience
7 68 (1.52%) NHS
8 50 (1.11%) PMI
8 50 (1.11%) IVR
9 45 (1.00%) Digital Media
10 41 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 38 (0.85%) Handset
12 35 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 31 (0.69%) Smart Meter
13 31 (0.69%) Visualisation
14 29 (0.65%) Blackberry
14 29 (0.65%) CMDB
15 28 (0.62%) Mathematics
15 28 (0.62%) New Media
16 27 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 306 (6.82%) Linux
2 286 (6.38%) Windows
3 282 (6.29%) UNIX
4 60 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (1.14%) Android
5 51 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (1.11%) Solaris
7 49 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 46 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 26 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 19 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.33%) CentOS
13 14 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 12 (0.27%) AIX
15 10 (0.22%) SUSE
16 8 (0.18%) HPUX
17 7 (0.16%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (11.79%) Project Management
2 467 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
4 366 (8.16%) Programme Management
5 359 (8.00%) ITIL
6 318 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 317 (7.07%) Digital Marketing
8 314 (7.00%) PRINCE2
9 283 (6.31%) Migration
10 181 (4.03%) Service Management
11 168 (3.74%) CRM
12 150 (3.34%) Change Management
13 139 (3.10%) Business Analysis
14 133 (2.96%) Scrum
15 123 (2.74%) Service Delivery
16 122 (2.72%) E-Commerce
17 120 (2.67%) Use Case
18 114 (2.54%) Test Management
19 111 (2.47%) Validation
20 103 (2.30%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 449 (10.01%) SQL
2 328 (7.31%) Java
3 187 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 136 (3.03%) C
5 115 (2.56%) Perl
6 105 (2.34%) Python
7 91 (2.03%) C#
8 80 (1.78%) C++
9 74 (1.65%) PL/SQL
10 55 (1.23%) PHP
11 52 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 41 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 36 (0.80%) Ruby
14 25 (0.56%) T-SQL
15 21 (0.47%) R
16 16 (0.36%) VB
17 15 (0.33%) VBA
18 14 (0.31%) Objective-C
19 13 (0.29%) PowerShell
20 9 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 334 (7.45%) Degree
2 322 (7.18%) Security Cleared
3 202 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 202 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
4 130 (2.90%) CCNP
5 124 (2.76%) CCNA
6 106 (2.36%) PMI Certification
7 74 (1.65%) PMP
8 66 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 57 (1.27%) ISTQB
10 54 (1.20%) ISEB
11 49 (1.09%) CCIE
12 39 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 38 (0.85%) HNC
14 36 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 35 (0.78%) HND
16 31 (0.69%) DV Cleared
17 28 (0.62%) CCSE
17 28 (0.62%) CCDP
17 28 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (3.57%) QA
2 138 (3.08%) SLA
3 46 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 22 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 9 (0.20%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.16%) COBIT
11 5 (0.11%) WAI
12 4 (0.089%) HL7
13 3 (0.067%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.045%) CRD IV
14 2 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.045%) COREP
14 2 (0.045%) BS7799
15 1 (0.022%) ISO 8583
15 1 (0.022%) Basel II
System Software
1 119 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 63 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.51%) vSphere
4 17 (0.38%) NFS
5 16 (0.36%) ProxySG
6 14 (0.31%) XenApp
6 14 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.22%) Docker
10 9 (0.20%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.20%) NDS
11 8 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.11%) vCloud
13 5 (0.11%) Samba
14 4 (0.089%) Firmware
15 3 (0.067%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.067%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.067%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 100 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 33 (0.74%) Puppet
4 27 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (0.60%) SCCM
5 19 (0.42%) Ansible
6 15 (0.33%) OpenView
7 14 (0.31%) Netcool
7 14 (0.31%) NSN NetAct
7 14 (0.31%) FortiGate
8 13 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 13 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 13 (0.29%) Salt
9 10 (0.22%) Rundeck
10 9 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
11 8 (0.18%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.18%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (0.16%) OPNET
Vendors
1 403 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 393 (8.76%) SAP
3 361 (8.05%) Oracle
4 357 (7.96%) Cisco
5 149 (3.32%) HP
6 127 (2.83%) VMware
7 121 (2.70%) Nokia
8 116 (2.59%) CheckPoint
9 113 (2.52%) Huawei
10 105 (2.34%) Juniper
10 105 (2.34%) Ericsson
11 91 (2.03%) Remedy
12 75 (1.67%) Avaya
13 71 (1.58%) BT
14 69 (1.54%) Citrix
15 66 (1.47%) Red Hat
16 65 (1.45%) IBM
17 59 (1.32%) Adobe
17 59 (1.32%) F5
18 56 (1.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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