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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 43 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2284 2154 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.00% 3.94% 4.19%
As % of the General category 9.97% 10.17% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 947 831
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 62 125
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £24.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% -32.39%

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
22901 21187 21967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.12% 38.75% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14685 13107 13431
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 553 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.98 £43.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +2 2130 £375 - 663
South East -2 888 £365 +4.28% 191
London +23 624 £400 -5.88% 247
Berkshire 0 516 £345 -1.42% 80
City of London +26 157 £425 - 60
South West -3 157 £400 +14.28% 87
Hampshire -5 148 £379 +12.63% 34
Reading -3 130 £360 -15.29% 33
East of England +18 125 £350 -12.50% 35
North West +9 98 £325 -7.14% 41
Surrey +2 89 £400 +10.72% 26
Buckinghamshire -6 75 £400 +1.58% 13
Yorkshire +9 71 £325 -4.41% 18
Newbury 0 71 £363 -9.37% 21
Scotland +50 67 £350 -9.09% 21
West Midlands -7 66 £283 +3.66% 32
West Yorkshire +7 57 £323 -7.85% 12
Slough -2 53 £310 -6.41% 11
Leeds +1 52 £368 +5.00% 9
Manchester +19 50 £325 -23.52% 26
Wiltshire -10 47 £388 -12.92% 17
Hook 0 42 £384 +6.59% 4
Bristol +4 40 £375 +7.14% 40
Hertfordshire -16 40 £325 -1.88% 8
Bracknell +1 39 £322 +35.57% 4
Milton Keynes +17 38 £400 +8.47% 6
Swindon +1 38 £381 -15.27% 8
Leatherhead - 38 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 35 £263 -27.08% 13
Glasgow +27 30 £315 +36.95% 6

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1081 (22.93%) Finance
2 547 (11.60%) Project Management
3 475 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
4 454 (9.63%) SQL
5 443 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
6 436 (9.25%) Microsoft
7 404 (8.57%) Marketing
8 401 (8.51%) SAP
8 401 (8.51%) Degree
9 379 (8.04%) MS Excel
10 378 (8.02%) Manufacturing
11 377 (8.00%) 3G
12 364 (7.72%) Cisco
13 359 (7.62%) Oracle
14 356 (7.55%) ITIL
15 343 (7.28%) Programme Management
16 340 (7.21%) Electronics
17 338 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 321 (6.81%) Security Cleared
19 318 (6.75%) DTV
20 315 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
21 314 (6.66%) Banking
22 310 (6.58%) PRINCE2
23 307 (6.51%) Java
24 306 (6.49%) Digital Marketing
25 295 (6.26%) 4G
26 293 (6.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
27 288 (6.11%) Linux
27 288 (6.11%) Migration
28 287 (6.09%) Windows

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 101 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.21%) CMS
3 56 (1.19%) SAS
4 46 (0.98%) Apache
5 45 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 39 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 37 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 37 (0.78%) Lync
8 22 (0.47%) Node.js
9 21 (0.45%) Confluence
10 19 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 19 (0.40%) JBoss
11 18 (0.38%) IIS
11 18 (0.38%) Mule
11 18 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.34%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 379 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 274 (5.81%) MS Office
3 145 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 115 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 110 (2.33%) MS Project
6 39 (0.83%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
8 21 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 21 (0.45%) AutoCAD
9 13 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.25%) InDesign
10 12 (0.25%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.13%) SPSS
13 5 (0.11%) Maya
14 2 (0.042%) CATIA
14 2 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.042%) FastStats
15 1 (0.021%) GNU Octave
15 1 (0.021%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 293 (6.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 20 (0.42%) SAP ERP
5 19 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
6 18 (0.38%) SAP FI-CA
7 15 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 11 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
13 6 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (0.13%) Primavera
13 6 (0.13%) Unica
14 5 (0.11%) Agresso
15 4 (0.085%) BusinessWorks
15 4 (0.085%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 65 (1.38%) SaaS
2 55 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.32%) PaaS
6 13 (0.28%) Office 365
7 11 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (0.19%) IaaS
10 8 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.17%) Route 53
11 7 (0.15%) GitHub
11 7 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.085%) Force.com
12 4 (0.085%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.064%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.042%) SmartFocus
14 2 (0.042%) CheetahMail
14 2 (0.042%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 377 (8.00%) 3G
2 295 (6.26%) 4G
3 259 (5.49%) Radio Access Network
4 258 (5.47%) LTE
5 249 (5.28%) 2G
6 205 (4.35%) WAN
7 194 (4.12%) GSM
8 187 (3.97%) LAN
8 187 (3.97%) Firewall
9 160 (3.39%) Ethernet
10 159 (3.37%) TCP/IP
11 154 (3.27%) Wireless
12 152 (3.22%) VoIP
13 151 (3.20%) Internet
14 144 (3.05%) UMTS
15 136 (2.89%) MPLS
16 134 (2.84%) VPN
17 126 (2.67%) SDH
18 120 (2.55%) DNS
19 105 (2.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 125 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (1.95%) MySQL
4 81 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 58 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 55 (1.17%) Big Data
7 49 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 48 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
9 44 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 43 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 43 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (0.83%) MS Access
12 37 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 35 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 27 (0.57%) MongoDB
15 25 (0.53%) QlikView
16 24 (0.51%) Data Mining
17 22 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 19 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 86 (1.82%) JIRA
2 72 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 53 (1.12%) SoapUI
4 47 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 42 (0.89%) Selenium
6 37 (0.78%) Maven
7 28 (0.59%) JUnit
8 23 (0.49%) Ant
9 20 (0.42%) JMeter
10 19 (0.40%) Subversion
11 18 (0.38%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.36%) Axure RP
13 15 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
13 15 (0.32%) HP UFT
14 13 (0.28%) Visual Studio
15 12 (0.25%) Bugzilla
16 11 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (0.23%) Grunt
16 11 (0.23%) Gradle
17 10 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 1081 (22.93%) Finance
2 404 (8.57%) Marketing
3 378 (8.02%) Manufacturing
4 340 (7.21%) Electronics
5 314 (6.66%) Banking
6 203 (4.31%) Billing
7 194 (4.12%) Retail
8 116 (2.46%) Legal
9 51 (1.08%) Back Office
10 44 (0.93%) Law
11 33 (0.70%) Games
11 33 (0.70%) German Language
12 28 (0.59%) Advertising
13 24 (0.51%) Publishing
14 21 (0.45%) Multimedia
15 15 (0.32%) Automotive
15 15 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.28%) Front Office
18 12 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 707 (15.00%) Analyst
2 468 (9.93%) Project Manager
3 402 (8.53%) Developer
4 348 (7.38%) Architect
5 276 (5.85%) Business Analyst
6 231 (4.90%) Consultant
7 143 (3.03%) Network Engineer
8 141 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
9 125 (2.65%) Designer
10 107 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
11 101 (2.14%) Design Engineer
12 100 (2.12%) Coordinator
13 97 (2.06%) Test Analyst
13 97 (2.06%) Administrator
14 90 (1.91%) Telecoms Project Manager
15 87 (1.85%) Field Engineer
16 79 (1.68%) Senior Manager
17 74 (1.57%) Support Engineer
17 74 (1.57%) Test Engineer
18 69 (1.46%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (4.35%) HTML
2 149 (3.16%) XML
3 140 (2.97%) CSS
4 129 (2.74%) Web Services
5 124 (2.63%) .NET
6 100 (2.12%) HTML5
7 98 (2.08%) SOAP
8 75 (1.59%) jQuery
9 65 (1.38%) CSS3
10 47 (1.00%) AngularJS
10 47 (1.00%) J2EE
11 41 (0.87%) RESTful
12 40 (0.85%) ASP.NET
13 38 (0.81%) Spring
14 36 (0.76%) XML Messaging
14 36 (0.76%) JSON
14 36 (0.76%) REST
15 31 (0.66%) Middleware
16 27 (0.57%) Apache Camel
17 26 (0.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 318 (6.75%) DTV
2 315 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 183 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 123 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 104 (2.21%) User Experience
6 100 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 69 (1.46%) NHS
8 51 (1.08%) PMI
8 51 (1.08%) IVR
9 42 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 37 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 37 (0.78%) Statistics
11 36 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
12 34 (0.72%) IPTV
13 31 (0.66%) Blackberry
14 29 (0.62%) Mathematics
14 29 (0.62%) Visualisation
15 28 (0.59%) PKI
15 28 (0.59%) STB
16 27 (0.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 288 (6.11%) Linux
2 287 (6.09%) Windows
3 261 (5.54%) UNIX
4 57 (1.21%) Windows 7
5 52 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (1.00%) Android
7 42 (0.89%) Solaris
8 41 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 40 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (0.32%) CentOS
12 15 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 12 (0.25%) AIX
15 11 (0.23%) SUSE
16 7 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (11.60%) Project Management
2 475 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
4 356 (7.55%) ITIL
5 343 (7.28%) Programme Management
6 338 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 310 (6.58%) PRINCE2
8 306 (6.49%) Digital Marketing
9 288 (6.11%) Migration
10 191 (4.05%) Service Management
11 186 (3.95%) CRM
12 164 (3.48%) Service Delivery
13 148 (3.14%) Change Management
14 144 (3.05%) Business Analysis
15 126 (2.67%) Scrum
16 119 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 118 (2.50%) Use Case
18 115 (2.44%) Validation
19 114 (2.42%) Line Management
20 113 (2.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 454 (9.63%) SQL
2 307 (6.51%) Java
3 172 (3.65%) JavaScript
4 140 (2.97%) C
5 113 (2.40%) Perl
6 107 (2.27%) Python
7 85 (1.80%) C#
8 77 (1.63%) C++
9 72 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 46 (0.98%) PHP
11 39 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 38 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 30 (0.64%) Ruby
14 24 (0.51%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.42%) R
16 17 (0.36%) VB
17 15 (0.32%) VBA
18 13 (0.28%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.28%) PowerShell
19 11 (0.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 401 (8.51%) Degree
2 321 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 210 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
4 204 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 134 (2.84%) CCNA
6 127 (2.69%) CCNP
7 114 (2.42%) PMI Certification
8 81 (1.72%) PMP
9 59 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 59 (1.25%) ISEB
10 58 (1.23%) CCIE
10 58 (1.23%) ISTQB
11 54 (1.15%) HND
12 46 (0.98%) HNC
13 37 (0.78%) DV Cleared
14 34 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 25 (0.53%) MCSE
18 24 (0.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (4.26%) SLA
2 159 (3.37%) QA
3 44 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.23%) ISO 14001
8 8 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.15%) COBIT
10 5 (0.11%) HL7
10 5 (0.11%) WAI
11 4 (0.085%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.085%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.064%) COREP
13 2 (0.042%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.042%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.042%) BS7799
13 2 (0.042%) Basel II
System Software
1 119 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 61 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.55%) NFS
4 18 (0.38%) vSphere
5 16 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.30%) XenApp
7 11 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.23%) NDS
8 9 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.19%) ProxySG
8 9 (0.19%) Docker
9 8 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.11%) Samba
11 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.085%) Firmware
12 4 (0.085%) vCloud
13 3 (0.064%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.064%) Xen
13 3 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 97 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 34 (0.72%) Puppet
4 28 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (0.59%) SCCM
5 25 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
6 19 (0.40%) Ansible
7 15 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
8 14 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
8 14 (0.30%) Salt
9 13 (0.28%) Netcool
10 12 (0.25%) OpenView
10 12 (0.25%) FortiGate
11 10 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
12 9 (0.19%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.19%) Rundeck
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
13 7 (0.15%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.15%) NetCrunch
13 7 (0.15%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 436 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 401 (8.51%) SAP
3 364 (7.72%) Cisco
4 359 (7.62%) Oracle
5 181 (3.84%) Ericsson
6 155 (3.29%) HP
7 125 (2.65%) Huawei
8 120 (2.55%) Nokia
9 117 (2.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 114 (2.42%) VMware
11 104 (2.21%) Juniper
12 101 (2.14%) CheckPoint
13 86 (1.82%) Remedy
14 79 (1.68%) Citrix
15 76 (1.61%) Avaya
16 64 (1.36%) BT
17 60 (1.27%) IBM
18 57 (1.21%) Nortel
19 54 (1.15%) Amdocs
20 52 (1.10%) Red Hat
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