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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 120 65
Rank change year-on-year +10 -55  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 56 45 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.71% 1.33% 3.06%
As % of the General category 3.18% 2.50% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 137
Median daily rate £525 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £254 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £635 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.16 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1763 1801 3052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 53.98% 53.24% 52.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1514 2397
Median daily rate £538 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.50 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £38.90 £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 35 (32.11%) Finance
2 28 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (16.51%) SQL
4 18 (16.51%) Marketing
5 16 (14.68%) Banking
6 15 (13.76%) Programme Management
6 15 (13.76%) Java
6 15 (13.76%) SAP
7 14 (12.84%) Degree
7 14 (12.84%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
7 14 (12.84%) REST
8 13 (11.93%) Cisco
8 13 (11.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 13 (11.93%) Electronics
8 13 (11.93%) Manufacturing
9 12 (11.01%) Games
9 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
9 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared
9 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (10.09%) Linux
11 10 (9.17%) Project Management
11 10 (9.17%) Avaya
11 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.17%) VMware
11 10 (9.17%) Firewall
12 9 (8.26%) Wireless
12 9 (8.26%) Internet
12 9 (8.26%) Oracle

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 (3.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.75%) Confluence
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (11.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.92%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.75%) Office 365
3 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.83%) IaaS
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
3 2 (1.83%) Yammer
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.92%) GitHub
4 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) Firewall
2 9 (8.26%) Internet
2 9 (8.26%) Wireless
3 8 (7.34%) DHCP
3 8 (7.34%) VoIP
3 8 (7.34%) WAN
4 7 (6.42%) LAN
5 6 (5.50%) DNS
6 5 (4.59%) BGP
6 5 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (4.59%) OSPF
6 5 (4.59%) SAN
6 5 (4.59%) SMTP
7 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.67%) VPN
7 4 (3.67%) WLAN
8 3 (2.75%) 3G
8 3 (2.75%) Broadband
8 3 (2.75%) MPLS
8 3 (2.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.42%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.67%) MySQL
4 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.67%) Power BI
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.83%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.92%) Big Data
7 1 (0.92%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.92%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.92%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.59%) JIRA
3 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.75%) Maven
5 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.92%) Geb
6 1 (0.92%) Gradle
6 1 (0.92%) JMeter
6 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.92%) Selenium
6 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.92%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (32.11%) Finance
2 18 (16.51%) Marketing
3 16 (14.68%) Banking
4 13 (11.93%) Electronics
4 13 (11.93%) Manufacturing
5 12 (11.01%) Games
6 6 (5.50%) French Language
7 4 (3.67%) Billing
7 4 (3.67%) Legal
8 2 (1.83%) Advertising
8 2 (1.83%) Automotive
8 2 (1.83%) Back Office
8 2 (1.83%) Retail
9 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (20.18%) Developer
2 13 (11.93%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.09%) Analyst
4 8 (7.34%) Architect
4 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.42%) Games Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Java Games Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Telecoms Developer
5 7 (6.42%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 5 (4.59%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Technical Leader
6 5 (4.59%) Telecoms Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (3.67%) MongoDB Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Security Architect
7 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) REST
2 6 (5.50%) RESTful
3 5 (4.59%) CSS
3 5 (4.59%) HTML
3 5 (4.59%) HTML5
3 5 (4.59%) React
4 4 (3.67%) JDBC
4 4 (3.67%) XML
5 3 (2.75%) JSON
5 3 (2.75%) SOAP
5 3 (2.75%) Web Services
6 2 (1.83%) D3.js
6 2 (1.83%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.83%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (1.83%) LAMP
6 2 (1.83%) Spring
6 2 (1.83%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.92%) Java EE
7 1 (0.92%) JMS
7 1 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.34%) Equities
4 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.50%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.75%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.75%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.75%) Handset
5 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) CMDB
6 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.83%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.92%) iSeries
7 1 (0.92%) Social Media
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
7 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.09%) Linux
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
3 7 (6.42%) CentOS
4 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.59%) Unix
5 3 (2.75%) Android
5 3 (2.75%) Solaris
5 3 (2.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.43%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (13.76%) Programme Management
4 14 (12.84%) Digital Marketing
5 10 (9.17%) Project Management
5 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.26%) DevOps
7 8 (7.34%) TDD
7 8 (7.34%) Test Automation
8 7 (6.42%) Mathematics
8 7 (6.42%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.50%) MVC
9 6 (5.50%) Service Management
10 5 (4.59%) Data Modelling
10 5 (4.59%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.59%) ITIL
10 5 (4.59%) Migration
10 5 (4.59%) OO
10 5 (4.59%) OOP
10 5 (4.59%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) SQL
2 15 (13.76%) Java
3 8 (7.34%) JavaScript
3 8 (7.34%) Python
4 6 (5.50%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.59%) Perl
6 4 (3.67%) Ruby
7 3 (2.75%) Korn
7 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.83%) PHP
9 1 (0.92%) C#
9 1 (0.92%) C++
9 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) Degree
1 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.75%) PMP
5 2 (1.83%) CCIE
5 2 (1.83%) CCNP
5 2 (1.83%) CITP
5 2 (1.83%) MBCS
5 2 (1.83%) MCSE
5 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.92%) CISM
6 1 (0.92%) ISACA
6 1 (0.92%) MCDST
6 1 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) GDPR
2 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.75%) Docker
3 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.83%) XenServer
5 1 (0.92%) vSphere
5 1 (0.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Ansible
2 5 (4.59%) Puppet
3 3 (2.75%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.75%) Salt
3 3 (2.75%) SCCM
3 3 (2.75%) TADDM
4 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.83%) Cobbler
4 2 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.83%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.92%) Grafana
5 1 (0.92%) Kibana
5 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) SAP
2 13 (11.93%) Cisco
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.17%) Avaya
4 10 (9.17%) VMware
5 9 (8.26%) Oracle
6 7 (6.42%) Sybase
7 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.67%) NetApp
8 4 (3.67%) Siemens
9 3 (2.75%) EMC
9 3 (2.75%) F5
9 3 (2.75%) IBM
9 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.75%) Symantec
10 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.83%) HP
10 2 (1.83%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.83%) Mitel
10 2 (1.83%) Splunk