Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 2021 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 121 105 131
Rank change year-on-year -16 +26 +45
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 59 15 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.52% 0.83% 1.66%
As % of the General category 2.55% 1.36% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 11 82
10th Percentile £271 £356 £208
25th Percentile £313 £538 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £590 £425
Median % change year-on-year -19.49% +38.82% -10.53%
75th Percentile £575 £595 £455
90th Percentile £656 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £475 £590 £425
% change year-on-year -19.49% +38.82% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
10th Percentile £14.60 " £23.28
25th Percentile £17.00 £59.25 £26.69
Median hourly rate £22.00 £60.50 £34.25
Median % change year-on-year -63.64% +76.64% -
75th Percentile £28.00 £61.75 £43.69
90th Percentile £31.00 " £48.23
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £60.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year -63.64% +76.64% -

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 2,315 1,105 3,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.45% 61.12% 55.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,740 781 2,574
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £566 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.86% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £771 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £561 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +6.90% +5.00% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 36
10th Percentile £10.45 £15.01 £12.26
25th Percentile £18.81 £17.25 £13.63
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +15.22% +9.97% +11.84%
75th Percentile £35.19 £37.63 £21.56
90th Percentile £42.40 £46.00 £26.50
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.22% +9.52% +12.30%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in the City of London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the City of London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the City of London

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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 17 (28.81%) Social Skills
2 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Finance
4 12 (20.34%) Migration
5 9 (15.25%) Time Management
6 8 (13.56%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) Scrum
7 6 (10.17%) Data Management
7 6 (10.17%) Marketing
7 6 (10.17%) Data Migration
7 6 (10.17%) Data Entry
7 6 (10.17%) Visualisation
7 6 (10.17%) Metadata
8 5 (8.47%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (8.47%) Business Case
8 5 (8.47%) Analytics
8 5 (8.47%) GCP
8 5 (8.47%) Degree
8 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.78%) Broadband
9 4 (6.78%) LAN
9 4 (6.78%) CRM
9 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
9 4 (6.78%) WAN
9 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
9 4 (6.78%) SQL

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 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.39%) InVision
2 2 (3.39%) Sketch
3 1 (1.69%) Figma
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.69%) UserZoom
3 1 (1.69%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) GCP
2 4 (6.78%) AWS
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon ECS
3 2 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (3.39%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.39%) Serverless
4 1 (1.69%) Apigee
4 1 (1.69%) Azure
4 1 (1.69%) FinancialForce
4 1 (1.69%) Miro
4 1 (1.69%) Power Automate
4 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.69%) PowerApps
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Broadband
1 4 (6.78%) LAN
1 4 (6.78%) WAN
2 3 (5.08%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) 5G
4 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.69%) Intranet
4 1 (1.69%) NAS
4 1 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.69%) VoIP
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) Metadata
2 4 (6.78%) Tableau
3 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.69%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.69%) GIS
4 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Power BI
4 1 (1.69%) QGIS
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.69%) Cypress.io
3 1 (1.69%) GitLab
3 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.69%) Storybook
General
1 17 (28.81%) Social Skills
2 13 (22.03%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Marketing
4 5 (8.47%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (5.08%) Billing
6 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.39%) Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (11.86%) Analyst
1 7 (11.86%) Developer
2 5 (8.47%) Architect
3 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Designer
4 3 (5.08%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.39%) Angular Developer
5 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Campaign Specialist
5 2 (3.39%) Commercial Manager
5 2 (3.39%) Coordinator
5 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Programme Controller
5 2 (3.39%) Scrum Master
5 2 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Telecoms Specialist
5 2 (3.39%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
1 3 (5.08%) CSS
1 3 (5.08%) Node.js
2 2 (3.39%) Angular 2
2 2 (3.39%) HTML
2 2 (3.39%) React
2 2 (3.39%) Redux
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) Ajax
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.69%) Highcharts JS
3 1 (1.69%) Jest
3 1 (1.69%) NgRx
3 1 (1.69%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.69%) Spring
3 1 (1.69%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) User Experience
2 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.69%) BYOD
2 1 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.69%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.69%) Replication
2 1 (1.69%) RIA
2 1 (1.69%) Social Media
2 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
1 2 (3.39%) Unix
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
1 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) Migration
3 9 (15.25%) Time Management
4 8 (13.56%) Project Management
5 6 (10.17%) Data Entry
5 6 (10.17%) Data Management
5 6 (10.17%) Data Migration
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
5 6 (10.17%) Visualisation
6 5 (8.47%) Analytics
6 5 (8.47%) Business Case
6 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.78%) Change Management
7 4 (6.78%) CRM
7 4 (6.78%) Decision-Making
8 3 (5.08%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) Java
3 2 (3.39%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) Java 8
4 1 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) CCNA
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) PMO
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.69%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (5.08%) Google
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Openreach
2 3 (5.08%) Pega
3 2 (3.39%) Capita
3 2 (3.39%) Chordiant
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.69%) Amdocs
4 1 (1.69%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.69%) BroadSoft
4 1 (1.69%) BT
4 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.69%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Lotus
4 1 (1.69%) NetCracker
4 1 (1.69%) SAP