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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 135 112 104
Rank change year-on-year -23 -8 +53
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 50 46 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 1.66% 1.68%
As % of the General category 2.06% 2.79% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 38
10th Percentile £325 £305 £209
25th Percentile £413 £338 £314
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £625 £570 £538
90th Percentile £725 £619 £591
Central London median daily rate £529 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.75% +11.11% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
10th Percentile £38.58 - -
25th Percentile £42.06 £11.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate £49.25 £12.00 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year +310.42% - -
75th Percentile £56.56 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £60.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £49.25 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +310.42% - -

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 2,432 1,647 1,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.92% 59.61% 56.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,767 1,152 1,368
10th Percentile £350 £356 £269
25th Percentile £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £613
90th Percentile £777 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £570 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 40
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £11.50 £12.69
Median hourly rate £42.50 £14.50 £17.85
Median % change year-on-year +193.10% -18.77% +2.12%
75th Percentile £59.50 £25.18 £31.10
90th Percentile £67.55 £32.15 £44.11
Central London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +142.86% -6.42% -

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 16 (32.00%) Social Skills
2 13 (26.00%) Agile
3 10 (20.00%) Degree
4 9 (18.00%) Finance
5 8 (16.00%) Project Management
5 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco
6 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
6 7 (14.00%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (12.00%) Project Delivery
7 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Banking
8 5 (10.00%) Windows
8 5 (10.00%) Python
8 5 (10.00%) WAN
8 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (10.00%) Docker
9 4 (8.00%) DevOps
9 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.00%) Kubernetes
9 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
9 4 (8.00%) Virtual Team Management
9 4 (8.00%) Virtual Team
9 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (8.00%) AWS
9 4 (8.00%) REST
9 4 (8.00%) CCIE
9 4 (8.00%) CCNP
9 4 (8.00%) CCNA

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 3 (6.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.00%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) AWS
2 2 (4.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (4.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.00%) Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.00%) Figma
3 1 (2.00%) GCP
3 1 (2.00%) Google Sheets
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Serverless
3 1 (2.00%) ShareGate
3 1 (2.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) WAN
2 4 (8.00%) SD-WAN
2 4 (8.00%) VoIP
3 3 (6.00%) Broadband
3 3 (6.00%) NAS
3 3 (6.00%) Network Security
3 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.00%) 5G
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 2 (4.00%) MPLS
4 2 (4.00%) VSAN
5 1 (2.00%) BGP
5 1 (2.00%) DOCSIS
5 1 (2.00%) ICMP
5 1 (2.00%) OSPF
5 1 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.00%) SMTP
5 1 (2.00%) VLAN
5 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
1 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.00%) GIS
1 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.00%) Power BI
1 1 (2.00%) QGIS
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) GitLab
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (32.00%) Social Skills
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 7 (14.00%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (12.00%) Banking
5 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (6.00%) Marketing
7 1 (2.00%) Advertising
7 1 (2.00%) Billing
7 1 (2.00%) Digital Economy
7 1 (2.00%) Electronics
7 1 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
7 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (16.00%) Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Programme Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Programme Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) REST
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) FIDO
4 1 (2.00%) Highcharts JS
4 1 (2.00%) Kafka
4 1 (2.00%) Lightning Web Components
4 1 (2.00%) NestJS
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
4 1 (2.00%) OAuth
4 1 (2.00%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.00%) Velocity
4 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.00%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) IoT
5 1 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
2 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile
2 8 (16.00%) Project Management
3 6 (12.00%) Project Delivery
3 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.00%) Decision-Making
5 4 (8.00%) DevOps
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
5 4 (8.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (8.00%) Virtual Team Management
6 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
6 3 (6.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (6.00%) Inventory Control
6 3 (6.00%) Inventory Management
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) Bash
4 2 (4.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) Go
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.00%) CCIE
3 4 (8.00%) CCNA
3 4 (8.00%) CCNP
4 3 (6.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) CCIE Service Provider
5 2 (4.00%) CISSP
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.00%) CISA
6 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) HNC
6 1 (2.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) SSCP
6 1 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.00%) NIST
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Docker
2 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) vCloud
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) VMware NSX
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
2 2 (4.00%) Terraform
2 2 (4.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (6.00%) Fidessa
3 3 (6.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Lotus
4 2 (4.00%) Genesys
4 2 (4.00%) McAfee
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Ciena
5 1 (2.00%) F5
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Sparx
5 1 (2.00%) StreamSets
5 1 (2.00%) Virgin Media