Period
to 24 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 24 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 174 123
Rank change year-on-year +70 -51 +8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 95 83 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.93% 1.21% 1.86%
As % of the General category 4.37% 2.29% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 65 114
City of London median daily rate £425 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -16.67% +10.53%
10th Percentile £208 £206 £243
90th Percentile £590 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £525
% change year-on-year - -19.05% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +19.05% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £22.50 £20.50
90th Percentile £25.80 £27.50 £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +19.05% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,174 3,631 4,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.10% 53.08% 56.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,626 2,756 3,205
City of London median daily rate £521 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 45 49
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -10.95% -3.45%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £34.05
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.23
% change year-on-year +12.30% -11.90% -0.12%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the City of London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the City of London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the City of London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the City of London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) Finance
3 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.89%) Public Sector
4 16 (16.84%) SAP
5 15 (15.79%) Windows
6 14 (14.74%) Cisco
7 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (13.68%) Electronics
7 13 (13.68%) Programme Management
7 13 (13.68%) Marketing
8 12 (12.63%) Degree
8 12 (12.63%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (12.63%) Manufacturing
8 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (11.58%) Service Delivery
9 11 (11.58%) Active Directory
9 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Excel
9 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (10.53%) Decision-Making
10 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
10 10 (10.53%) Windows 10
11 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
11 9 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (9.47%) Banking
11 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
12 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.42%) CCNA
12 8 (8.42%) 4G
13 7 (7.37%) VoIP

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 6 (6.32%) Confluence
2 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.21%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.11%) CMS
4 2 (2.11%) DNN
4 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.05%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.05%) InVision
4 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.05%) Sketch
4 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.05%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.05%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.05%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (3.16%) Azure
2 3 (3.16%) GCP
2 3 (3.16%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.11%) Apigee
4 1 (1.05%) AWS
4 1 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.05%) SaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) 4G
2 7 (7.37%) VoIP
2 7 (7.37%) WAN
3 6 (6.32%) Ethernet
3 6 (6.32%) LAN
3 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.32%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.26%) Broadband
4 5 (5.26%) Internet
4 5 (5.26%) MPLS
4 5 (5.26%) VPN
5 4 (4.21%) NAS
6 3 (3.16%) 5G
6 3 (3.16%) BGP
6 3 (3.16%) DHCP
6 3 (3.16%) DNS
6 3 (3.16%) Firewall
6 3 (3.16%) SDH
6 3 (3.16%) Wireless
7 2 (2.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Big Data
2 2 (2.11%) Flink
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) JIRA
2 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.16%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (2.11%) Moq
3 2 (2.11%) MSTest
3 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 17 (17.89%) Public Sector
3 13 (13.68%) Electronics
3 13 (13.68%) Marketing
4 12 (12.63%) Manufacturing
5 9 (9.47%) Banking
6 6 (6.32%) Investment Banking
7 4 (4.21%) Back Office
8 3 (3.16%) Fire and Rescue
9 2 (2.11%) Games
9 2 (2.11%) German Language
9 2 (2.11%) Legal
10 1 (1.05%) Advertising
10 1 (1.05%) Billing
10 1 (1.05%) French Language
10 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
10 1 (1.05%) Local Government
10 1 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 1 (1.05%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (15.79%) Consultant
2 9 (9.47%) Desktop Support
3 7 (7.37%) Developer
3 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Analyst
4 6 (6.32%) Deskside Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Architect
5 5 (5.26%) Management Consultant
6 4 (4.21%) Deskside Support
6 4 (4.21%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) EPoS Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.21%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (3.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.16%) Floorwalker
7 3 (3.16%) Senior Web Analytics Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) Web Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) HTML
2 4 (4.21%) CSS
3 3 (3.16%) J2EE
4 2 (2.11%) .NET
4 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.11%) CSS3
4 2 (2.11%) D3.js
4 2 (2.11%) Fluent NHibernate
4 2 (2.11%) HTML5
4 2 (2.11%) MLlib
4 2 (2.11%) NHibernate
4 2 (2.11%) Pandas
4 2 (2.11%) React
4 2 (2.11%) Redux
4 2 (2.11%) Samza
4 2 (2.11%) SciPy
4 2 (2.11%) TensorFlow
4 2 (2.11%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.05%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.21%) EPoS
4 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.16%) User Experience
6 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) iPhone
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.05%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.21%) Mac OS
3 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.16%) Android
4 3 (3.16%) Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Unix
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (13.68%) Programme Management
3 12 (12.63%) Digital Marketing
3 12 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (11.58%) Service Delivery
5 10 (10.53%) Decision-Making
6 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.37%) Project Management
8 6 (6.32%) Analytics
8 6 (6.32%) ITIL
9 5 (5.26%) Change Management
10 4 (4.21%) Application Packaging
10 4 (4.21%) Front End Development
10 4 (4.21%) Network Design
10 4 (4.21%) Project Delivery
10 4 (4.21%) TDD
11 3 (3.16%) Data Science
11 3 (3.16%) Tag Management
11 3 (3.16%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
2 6 (6.32%) Python
3 4 (4.21%) C#
3 4 (4.21%) Java
3 4 (4.21%) SQL
4 3 (3.16%) Groovy
4 3 (3.16%) Ruby
4 3 (3.16%) Scala
5 2 (2.11%) Apex Code
5 2 (2.11%) C++
5 2 (2.11%) ES7
5 2 (2.11%) PHP
5 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Degree
2 9 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.42%) CCNA
4 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) CCNP
6 3 (3.16%) CCDA
6 3 (3.16%) CCDP
6 3 (3.16%) CCIE
6 3 (3.16%) Dell Certification
6 3 (3.16%) Master's Degree
6 3 (3.16%) MCP
7 2 (2.11%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.11%) PhD
8 1 (1.05%) HNC
8 1 (1.05%) HND
8 1 (1.05%) PMP
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Docker
3 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.05%) vSphere
3 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Ansible
2 2 (2.11%) vRealize
3 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.05%) QRadar
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.84%) SAP
3 14 (14.74%) Cisco
4 6 (6.32%) Google
5 4 (4.21%) Bloomberg
5 4 (4.21%) BT
5 4 (4.21%) EMC
5 4 (4.21%) Fidessa
5 4 (4.21%) HP
5 4 (4.21%) Lotus
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle
6 3 (3.16%) Adobe
6 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.16%) Dell
6 3 (3.16%) Huawei
6 3 (3.16%) Intel
6 3 (3.16%) Remedy
6 3 (3.16%) Tealium
6 3 (3.16%) VMware
7 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow