Period
to 6 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Telecommunications
London > Central London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 176 169
Rank change year-on-year +63 -7 -38
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 91 119 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.74% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the General category 3.84% 2.70% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 90 112
Median daily rate £450 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -13.16% -
10th Percentile £250 £236 £188
90th Percentile £685 £603 £638
London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +19.05% -0.73%
10th Percentile £12.60 £22.50 £20.50
90th Percentile £25.60 £27.50 £21.50
London median hourly rate £42.50 £73.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year -42.18% +108.51% +56.67%

Telecoms is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,367 4,402 4,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.15% 48.95% 53.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,646 3,206 3,808
Median daily rate £510 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £694 £675 £700
London median daily rate £525 £525 £501
% change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 61
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -5.77% +3.44%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.20 £48.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £23.38
% change year-on-year +30.00% +6.95% +1.63%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Central London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in Central London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in Central London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Central London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Central London

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in Central London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in Central London

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Central London region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +52 70 £425 +1.49% 14
City of Westminster +18 12 £588 +67.86%
West End of London +39 4 £694 -
Telecoms
London

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 28 (30.77%) Finance
2 22 (24.18%) SAP
3 19 (20.88%) Electronics
3 19 (20.88%) Programme Management
3 19 (20.88%) Marketing
3 19 (20.88%) Public Sector
4 18 (19.78%) Digital Marketing
4 18 (19.78%) Manufacturing
4 18 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.99%) Cisco
7 10 (10.99%) Python
7 10 (10.99%) Degree
7 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
7 10 (10.99%) Data Centre
8 9 (9.89%) 4G
8 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.79%) Java
9 8 (8.79%) Active Directory
9 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
9 8 (8.79%) Banking
9 8 (8.79%) Big Data
10 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (7.69%) Google
10 7 (7.69%) Scala
10 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
10 7 (7.69%) Windows
11 6 (6.59%) Oracle
11 6 (6.59%) TDD

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.49%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.20%) DNN
3 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) CMS
4 1 (1.10%) JBoss
4 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.30%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.20%) Sketch
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.10%) InVision
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.10%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) GCP
2 4 (4.40%) AWS
3 3 (3.30%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (3.30%) Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.30%) Office 365
4 2 (2.20%) Apigee
4 2 (2.20%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) 4G
2 4 (4.40%) Broadband
3 3 (3.30%) 3G
3 3 (3.30%) Network Security
3 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.20%) 5G
4 2 (2.20%) Firewall
4 2 (2.20%) LAN
4 2 (2.20%) NAS
4 2 (2.20%) Skype
4 2 (2.20%) VoIP
4 2 (2.20%) VPN
4 2 (2.20%) WAN
5 1 (1.10%) DHCP
5 1 (1.10%) DNS
5 1 (1.10%) GSM
5 1 (1.10%) Internet
5 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.10%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) Big Data
2 4 (4.40%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.30%) BigQuery
3 3 (3.30%) Flink
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) Power BI
5 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) Moq
2 1 (1.10%) MSTest
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (30.77%) Finance
2 19 (20.88%) Electronics
2 19 (20.88%) Marketing
2 19 (20.88%) Public Sector
3 18 (19.78%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.79%) Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Back Office
5 3 (3.30%) Fire and Rescue
5 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Law
5 3 (3.30%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Billing
6 2 (2.20%) Games
6 2 (2.20%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (12.09%) Consultant
2 9 (9.89%) Developer
3 8 (8.79%) Analyst
4 6 (6.59%) Architect
4 6 (6.59%) Programme Manager
5 4 (4.40%) Data Engineer
5 4 (4.40%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.40%) Telecoms Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Analytics Consultant
6 3 (3.30%) Data Scientist
6 3 (3.30%) Designer
6 3 (3.30%) EPoS Engineer
6 3 (3.30%) Machine Learning Scientist
6 3 (3.30%) Python Engineer
6 3 (3.30%) Senior Web Analytics Consultant
6 3 (3.30%) Transformation Manager
6 3 (3.30%) Transformation Programme Manager
6 3 (3.30%) UI Designer
6 3 (3.30%) Web Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) TensorFlow
2 5 (5.49%) HTML
3 3 (3.30%) MLlib
3 3 (3.30%) Pandas
3 3 (3.30%) PySpark
3 3 (3.30%) RESTful
3 3 (3.30%) Samza
3 3 (3.30%) scikit-learn
3 3 (3.30%) SciPy
4 2 (2.20%) CSS
4 2 (2.20%) D3.js
4 2 (2.20%) J2EE
4 2 (2.20%) LDAP
4 2 (2.20%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.10%) Django
5 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.10%) JSON
5 1 (1.10%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.40%) User Experience
4 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.30%) EPoS
4 3 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.20%) CCTV
5 2 (2.20%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.10%) BYOD
6 1 (1.10%) iPad
6 1 (1.10%) iPhone
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Mac OS
2 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.88%) Programme Management
2 18 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (19.78%) Digital Marketing
3 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (6.59%) TDD
6 5 (5.49%) Analytics
6 5 (5.49%) ITIL
7 4 (4.40%) CRM
7 4 (4.40%) Data Science
7 4 (4.40%) Decision-Making
7 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.40%) Project Management
8 3 (3.30%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (3.30%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.30%) Strategic Thinking
8 3 (3.30%) Use Case
8 3 (3.30%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.99%) Python
2 8 (8.79%) Java
3 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.69%) Scala
4 3 (3.30%) PHP
4 3 (3.30%) Ruby
4 3 (3.30%) SQL
5 2 (2.20%) Apex Code
5 2 (2.20%) C#
5 2 (2.20%) C++
5 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.10%) ES7
6 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Degree
1 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.20%) PhD
5 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.10%) CCA
5 1 (1.10%) CCNA
5 1 (1.10%) CCNP
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) HNC
5 1 (1.10%) HND
5 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMP
5 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) GDPR
2 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.10%) vSphere
3 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) vRealize
2 1 (1.10%) QRadar
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) SAP
2 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) Cisco
4 7 (7.69%) Google
5 6 (6.59%) Oracle
6 4 (4.40%) Adobe
6 4 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.30%) BT
7 3 (3.30%) EMC
7 3 (3.30%) HP
7 3 (3.30%) Huawei
7 3 (3.30%) Tealium
7 3 (3.30%) VMware
8 2 (2.20%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.20%) Citrix
8 2 (2.20%) Fidessa
8 2 (2.20%) Lotus
8 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.10%) Apple
9 1 (1.10%) Red Hat