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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 46 46 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2303 2085 3361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.00% 3.95% 5.83%
As % of the General category 10.30% 9.32% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1025 839 1084
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 90 135
Average hourly rate £18.63 £31.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.30 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-42.25% +18.33%

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
22349 22373 25622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.40% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13595 13890 15139
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 600 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -18.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 0 2153 £375 -3.22% 641
South East 0 965 £363 -3.33% 205
Berkshire 0 576 £361 -7.37% 109
London 0 497 £425 +6.25% 235
South West +14 198 £375 -17.12% 45
Hampshire -2 158 £360 -0.68% 31
East of England +11 128 £400 +2.56% 58
City of London +3 118 £450 +12.50% 69
Reading -3 112 £425 +29.77% 48
West Midlands +4 107 £275 -0.90% 25
North West -20 92 £325 -7.14% 37
Surrey +20 91 £350 -2.77% 23
Slough +1 75 £350 -17.15% 7
Wiltshire +14 72 £400 -9.09% 14
Hertfordshire +4 65 £438 - 14
Buckinghamshire -2 64 £400 +6.66% 19
Newbury 0 58 £375 -11.76% 16
Yorkshire +20 53 £345 +15.00% 12
Gloucestershire +10 47 £308 -42.52% 8
Bristol +1 43 £335 -2.54% 12
Guildford +23 41 £340 - 6
West Yorkshire +21 41 £350 +16.66% 10
Manchester -25 38 £325 -7.14% 18
Hemel Hempstead +7 37 £450 -10.00% 3
Coventry +7 37 £180 -36.84% 1
Leeds +14 35 £350 +16.66% 8
Bracknell +1 35 £253 -28.62% 4
Birmingham +16 34 £271 +0.46% 10
Cambridgeshire +19 32 £230 -36.55% 22
Hook -7 30 £360 +5.10% 2

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1086 (24.73%) Finance
2 602 (13.71%) Project Management
3 475 (10.82%) Microsoft
4 474 (10.79%) Cisco
5 467 (10.63%) Security Cleared
6 427 (9.72%) Marketing
7 420 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
8 416 (9.47%) MS Excel
9 400 (9.11%) Programme Management
10 399 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
11 398 (9.06%) SAP
12 393 (8.95%) ITIL
13 385 (8.77%) Degree
14 377 (8.58%) Manufacturing
15 373 (8.49%) SQL
16 365 (8.31%) Oracle
17 364 (8.29%) Windows
18 319 (7.26%) DTV
18 319 (7.26%) PRINCE2
19 312 (7.10%) Electronics
20 306 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 306 (6.97%) 3G
21 300 (6.83%) LTE
22 297 (6.76%) Digital Marketing
23 291 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
24 290 (6.60%) MS Office
25 282 (6.42%) Linux
25 282 (6.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
26 272 (6.19%) Firewall
27 265 (6.03%) Java

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 97 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 61 (1.39%) Lync
4 46 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 43 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 42 (0.96%) CMS
7 37 (0.84%) Apache
8 36 (0.82%) IIS
8 36 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 29 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 26 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 19 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.39%) SAS
14 13 (0.30%) Confluence
15 12 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (0.23%) nginx
16 10 (0.23%) Adobe CQ
17 9 (0.20%) WordPress
17 9 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 416 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 290 (6.60%) MS Office
3 126 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 111 (2.53%) MS Project
5 94 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 43 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 37 (0.84%) AutoCAD
8 13 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.068%) CINEMA 4D
11 3 (0.068%) Open Workbench
11 3 (0.068%) InDesign
11 3 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.068%) SPSS
12 2 (0.046%) Maya
13 1 (0.023%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.023%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 282 (6.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.30%) CSG Singleview
5 11 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.23%) Summit
7 9 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 7 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
11 5 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.11%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 84 (1.91%) SaaS
2 22 (0.50%) Office 365
3 21 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.23%) PaaS
7 6 (0.14%) Force.com
8 3 (0.068%) IaaS
8 3 (0.068%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.046%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.046%) Route 53
9 2 (0.046%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.023%) CheetahMail
10 1 (0.023%) Pure360
10 1 (0.023%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.023%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 306 (6.97%) 3G
2 300 (6.83%) LTE
3 272 (6.19%) Firewall
4 203 (4.62%) WAN
5 196 (4.46%) 4G
6 194 (4.42%) LAN
7 176 (4.01%) Internet
8 175 (3.98%) 2G
9 168 (3.83%) Radio Access Network
10 151 (3.44%) MPLS
11 143 (3.26%) DNS
12 128 (2.91%) Ethernet
13 126 (2.87%) TCP/IP
14 125 (2.85%) UMTS
15 119 (2.71%) VPN
16 118 (2.69%) VoIP
16 118 (2.69%) GSM
17 111 (2.53%) Wireless
18 107 (2.44%) OSPF
19 90 (2.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 99 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (1.94%) MySQL
4 76 (1.73%) Oracle Database
5 55 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 46 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 44 (1.00%) Big Data
9 39 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 31 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 27 (0.61%) MS Access
11 27 (0.61%) Data Mining
12 25 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 24 (0.55%) MongoDB
14 23 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (0.46%) NoSQL
16 19 (0.43%) QlikView
17 18 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (0.98%) Selenium
2 40 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 39 (0.89%) Maven
4 38 (0.87%) JIRA
5 26 (0.59%) JUnit
6 25 (0.57%) ClearCase
7 22 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 22 (0.50%) Eclipse
7 22 (0.50%) Subversion
8 17 (0.39%) MSI
9 16 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 16 (0.36%) SoapUI
10 14 (0.32%) Ant
11 12 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
11 12 (0.27%) LoadRunner
11 12 (0.27%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
13 10 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 1086 (24.73%) Finance
2 427 (9.72%) Marketing
3 377 (8.58%) Manufacturing
4 312 (7.10%) Electronics
5 248 (5.65%) Banking
6 199 (4.53%) Billing
7 168 (3.83%) Retail
8 103 (2.35%) Legal
9 52 (1.18%) German Language
10 40 (0.91%) Law
11 38 (0.87%) Back Office
12 36 (0.82%) Advertising
13 26 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 25 (0.57%) Games
15 19 (0.43%) French Language
16 17 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.36%) Front Office
18 13 (0.30%) Dutch Language
18 13 (0.30%) General Ledger
19 10 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 595 (13.55%) Analyst
2 500 (11.38%) Project Manager
3 395 (8.99%) Developer
4 343 (7.81%) Architect
5 244 (5.56%) Consultant
6 242 (5.51%) Business Analyst
7 157 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 146 (3.32%) Design Engineer
9 129 (2.94%) Network Engineer
10 104 (2.37%) Administrator
11 96 (2.19%) Designer
12 90 (2.05%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 88 (2.00%) Java Developer
13 88 (2.00%) Test Engineer
14 87 (1.98%) IP Engineer
15 78 (1.78%) Programme Manager
16 75 (1.71%) Support Engineer
17 73 (1.66%) Delivery Manager
18 65 (1.48%) Coordinator
19 62 (1.41%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (3.64%) Web Services
2 143 (3.26%) .NET
3 130 (2.96%) HTML
4 124 (2.82%) XML
5 108 (2.46%) CSS
6 97 (2.21%) SOAP
7 79 (1.80%) jQuery
8 67 (1.53%) REST
9 57 (1.30%) ASP.NET
10 56 (1.28%) Spring
11 49 (1.12%) Middleware
12 47 (1.07%) HTML5
12 47 (1.07%) J2EE
13 46 (1.05%) RESTful
13 46 (1.05%) JSON
14 34 (0.77%) JMS
15 31 (0.71%) Ajax
16 29 (0.66%) XSLT
17 27 (0.61%) Java EE
17 27 (0.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 319 (7.26%) DTV
2 291 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 113 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 67 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 66 (1.50%) Open Source
7 54 (1.23%) User Experience
8 51 (1.16%) Blackberry
9 49 (1.12%) PMI
9 49 (1.12%) NHS
10 44 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 33 (0.75%) IVR
12 32 (0.73%) Digital Media
13 29 (0.66%) Data Integration
14 25 (0.57%) IPTV
14 25 (0.57%) Statistics
15 24 (0.55%) Smart Meter
16 23 (0.52%) Handset
16 23 (0.52%) Clustering
17 22 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 364 (8.29%) Windows
2 282 (6.42%) Linux
3 213 (4.85%) UNIX
4 91 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 87 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (1.37%) Android
7 55 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 52 (1.18%) Solaris
9 40 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 37 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (0.59%) AIX
13 15 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.32%) HPUX
15 12 (0.27%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.20%) VMS
17 8 (0.18%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (13.71%) Project Management
2 420 (9.56%) Business Intelligence
3 400 (9.11%) Programme Management
4 399 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
5 393 (8.95%) ITIL
6 319 (7.26%) PRINCE2
7 306 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 297 (6.76%) Digital Marketing
9 238 (5.42%) Migration
10 165 (3.76%) Service Management
11 162 (3.69%) Scrum
12 158 (3.60%) CRM
13 148 (3.37%) Service Delivery
14 143 (3.26%) Change Management
15 123 (2.80%) Network Design
16 120 (2.73%) Business Analysis
17 113 (2.57%) Validation
18 111 (2.53%) Software Engineering
19 107 (2.44%) E-Commerce
20 100 (2.28%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 373 (8.49%) SQL
2 265 (6.03%) Java
3 142 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 137 (3.12%) C
5 119 (2.71%) C#
6 92 (2.09%) Perl
7 79 (1.80%) Python
8 68 (1.55%) PHP
8 68 (1.55%) C++
9 54 (1.23%) PL/SQL
10 46 (1.05%) Ruby
11 41 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 36 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 33 (0.75%) PowerShell
14 29 (0.66%) VBA
15 20 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 16 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.32%) Groovy
18 12 (0.27%) Embedded C
18 12 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 467 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 385 (8.77%) Degree
3 250 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 230 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (2.78%) CCNP
6 107 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 98 (2.23%) CCNA
8 89 (2.03%) DV Cleared
9 87 (1.98%) CCIE
10 86 (1.96%) ISEB
11 77 (1.75%) PMP
12 71 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 49 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
14 41 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (0.77%) CISSP
16 30 (0.68%) ISTQB
17 29 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 26 (0.59%) MCSE
19 22 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 20 (0.46%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (4.78%) SLA
2 100 (2.28%) QA
3 46 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.091%) GPG13
9 3 (0.068%) HL7
10 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.046%) COBIT
11 1 (0.023%) WCAG
11 1 (0.023%) BS25999
11 1 (0.023%) GAAP
System Software
1 162 (3.69%) Active Directory
2 80 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.68%) vSphere
4 25 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (0.50%) XenApp
6 19 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.36%) NFS
8 13 (0.30%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.16%) vCloud
11 7 (0.16%) ProxySG
12 6 (0.14%) Squid
13 5 (0.11%) XenServer
13 5 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.11%) Snort
14 4 (0.091%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.091%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 57 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 51 (1.16%) SCCM
3 32 (0.73%) NetBackup
4 28 (0.64%) Puppet
5 21 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 19 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 17 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.39%) HP SIM
7 17 (0.39%) OpenView
8 16 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
9 15 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 12 (0.27%) Netcool
10 12 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.27%) SCOM
11 11 (0.25%) WSUS
12 9 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.18%) CiscoWorks
13 8 (0.18%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.16%) AppDNA
14 7 (0.16%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 475 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 474 (10.79%) Cisco
3 398 (9.06%) SAP
4 365 (8.31%) Oracle
5 163 (3.71%) Juniper
6 155 (3.53%) VMware
7 145 (3.30%) HP
8 129 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 120 (2.73%) Ericsson
10 114 (2.60%) Huawei
11 106 (2.41%) Citrix
12 103 (2.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 83 (1.89%) Nokia
14 82 (1.87%) Avaya
15 79 (1.80%) IBM
16 61 (1.39%) Business Objects
17 55 (1.25%) Remedy
18 49 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
19 44 (1.00%) NEC
20 42 (0.96%) F5
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