Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 173 111
Rank change year-on-year +44 -62 +35
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 105 83 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.69% 1.21% 2.06%
As % of the General category 3.45% 2.30% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 72 105
City of London median daily rate £425 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £208 £313 £288
90th Percentile £588 £673 £645
Central London median daily rate £425 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -10.53% -9.52% +17.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
City of London median hourly rate £34.25 - £23.98
10th Percentile £23.28 - £16.88
90th Percentile £48.23 - £141.43
Central London median hourly rate £34.25 - £23.98

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 3,043 3,615 3,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.99% 52.62% 57.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,311 2,788 3,062
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.05% +8.20%
10th Percentile £338 £318 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 40
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.84
90th Percentile £56.88 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 33 (31.43%) Finance
2 25 (23.81%) Programme Management
2 25 (23.81%) Public Sector
3 24 (22.86%) SAP
4 23 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
5 22 (20.95%) Windows
5 22 (20.95%) Project Management
5 22 (20.95%) Electronics
5 22 (20.95%) Marketing
6 21 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 21 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 18 (17.14%) Windows 10
8 16 (15.24%) Cisco
9 15 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (14.29%) Degree
10 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (13.33%) WAN
10 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (13.33%) Service Delivery
11 13 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (11.43%) CCNA
13 11 (10.48%) Active Directory
13 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
14 10 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
14 10 (9.52%) Decision-Making
14 10 (9.52%) Ethernet
14 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
14 10 (9.52%) VPN

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 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) Confluence
2 3 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.95%) Apache
3 1 (0.95%) CMS
3 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.90%) Camtasia
5 2 (1.90%) Snagit
6 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.95%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Office 365
2 6 (5.71%) Azure
2 6 (5.71%) Force.com
2 6 (5.71%) SaaS
3 4 (3.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.95%) AWS
4 1 (0.95%) IaaS
4 1 (0.95%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.33%) WAN
2 10 (9.52%) Ethernet
2 10 (9.52%) LAN
2 10 (9.52%) MPLS
2 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.52%) VPN
3 9 (8.57%) VoIP
4 8 (7.62%) BGP
4 8 (7.62%) Internet
5 7 (6.67%) Firewall
6 6 (5.71%) OSPF
6 6 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (4.76%) SDH
8 4 (3.81%) NAS
8 4 (3.81%) Network Security
9 3 (2.86%) DHCP
9 3 (2.86%) DNS
9 3 (2.86%) DWDM
10 2 (1.90%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.90%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.95%) Big Data
1 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Smart View
1 1 (0.95%) QlikView
1 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) JIRA
2 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.86%) JIRA Agile
General
1 33 (31.43%) Finance
2 25 (23.81%) Public Sector
3 22 (20.95%) Electronics
3 22 (20.95%) Marketing
4 21 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.71%) Banking
6 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.81%) Publishing
7 3 (2.86%) Billing
7 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.90%) German Language
9 1 (0.95%) French Language
9 1 (0.95%) Games
9 1 (0.95%) Local Government
9 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (12.38%) Consultant
2 10 (9.52%) Developer
3 9 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.57%) SCCM Consultant
3 9 (8.57%) SCCM Engineer
3 9 (8.57%) Windows Consultant
3 9 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) Architect
4 7 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 7 (6.67%) Telecoms Developer
5 6 (5.71%) Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Salesforce Developer
5 6 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Designer
6 5 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.81%) Active Directory Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Office 365 Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Process Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) REST
1 7 (6.67%) Web Services
2 6 (5.71%) SOAP
2 6 (5.71%) Visualforce
3 3 (2.86%) CSS
3 3 (2.86%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) React
5 1 (0.95%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.95%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.95%) CSS3
5 1 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.95%) HTML5
5 1 (0.95%) J2EE
5 1 (0.95%) Node.js
5 1 (0.95%) Redux
5 1 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.76%) Social Media
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.86%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.90%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.90%) User Experience
6 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.90%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) PKI
7 1 (0.95%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Windows
2 18 (17.14%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.76%) Android
3 5 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) Unix
7 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.81%) Programme Management
2 23 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (20.95%) Project Management
4 21 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 13 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (9.52%) Decision-Making
7 10 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (8.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.67%) Network Design
10 7 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (5.71%) Migration
11 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2
11 6 (5.71%) Project Delivery
11 6 (5.71%) Quality Management
11 6 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (4.76%) Change Management
12 5 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.71%) Apex Code
1 6 (5.71%) SOQL
1 6 (5.71%) SOSL
2 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.81%) SQL
3 3 (2.86%) Groovy
3 3 (2.86%) Java
3 3 (2.86%) Python
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
5 1 (0.95%) C#
5 1 (0.95%) C++
5 1 (0.95%) ES7
5 1 (0.95%) Ruby
5 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (14.29%) Degree
2 12 (11.43%) CCNA
3 9 (8.57%) CCNP
3 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.62%) CCIE
4 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.71%) CCDA
5 6 (5.71%) CCDP
6 5 (4.76%) BC Cleared
6 5 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.81%) PMP
8 3 (2.86%) MCP
8 3 (2.86%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.90%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.90%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.81%) PMO
3 2 (1.90%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.90%) RMADS
4 1 (0.95%) GDPR
4 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) AirWatch
1 9 (8.57%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.81%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (0.95%) Cacti
4 1 (0.95%) CASB
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.95%) Icinga
4 1 (0.95%) Kibana
4 1 (0.95%) logstash
4 1 (0.95%) Nagios
4 1 (0.95%) OpenView
4 1 (0.95%) RANCID
4 1 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (22.86%) SAP
2 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.24%) Cisco
4 6 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.76%) Oracle
6 4 (3.81%) HP
6 4 (3.81%) Juniper
6 4 (3.81%) Samsung
7 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.86%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.86%) Fidessa
7 3 (2.86%) Lotus
8 2 (1.90%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.90%) F5
8 2 (1.90%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.90%) Huawei
8 2 (1.90%) Nokia
9 1 (0.95%) Kaseya
9 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds