Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 110 104 156
Rank change year-on-year -6 +52 +5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 44 64 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.63% 1.78% 1.33%
As % of the General category 2.75% 3.16% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 58
10th Percentile £304 £214 £238
25th Percentile £338 £318 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -12.82%
75th Percentile £560 £538 £509
90th Percentile £617 £588 £603
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £19.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -38.46% - -
Central London median hourly rate £12.00 £19.50 -
% change year-on-year -38.46% - -

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 1,601 2,023 4,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.45% 56.41% 61.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,131 1,475 3,057
10th Percentile £363 £269 £307
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £613
90th Percentile £719 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £542 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +8.40% -4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 44 47
10th Percentile £9.40 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.75 £12.76 £12.76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year -6.42% +5.89% -5.05%
75th Percentile £25.59 £28.69 £21.00
90th Percentile £33.85 £42.37 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year -6.42% - +0.54%

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 5 May 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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) Social Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 5 (11.36%) Marketing
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
5 4 (9.09%) Java
5 4 (9.09%) Internet
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
5 4 (9.09%) Service Management
5 4 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 4 (9.09%) Pega
5 4 (9.09%) DevOps
5 4 (9.09%) Design Sprint
5 4 (9.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (6.82%) Decision-Making
6 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.82%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (6.82%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.82%) Coaching
6 3 (6.82%) User Experience
6 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.82%) GCP
6 3 (6.82%) Azure
6 3 (6.82%) JIRA
6 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared

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 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Figma
1 2 (4.55%) InVision
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.55%) Sketch
1 2 (4.55%) Zeplin
2 1 (2.27%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.27%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.27%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Azure
1 3 (6.82%) GCP
2 2 (4.55%) AWS
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (6.82%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) IPv4
2 3 (6.82%) VoIP
2 3 (6.82%) VPN
2 3 (6.82%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.55%) Network Security
3 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.55%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) 4G
4 1 (2.27%) 5G
4 1 (2.27%) Converged Networks
4 1 (2.27%) LTE
4 1 (2.27%) MIMO
4 1 (2.27%) Multicast
4 1 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.27%) SD-WAN
4 1 (2.27%) UPnP
4 1 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Blockchain
1 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) GitLab
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Cypress.io
3 1 (2.27%) GDB
3 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.27%) Storybook
General
1 9 (20.45%) Social Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 5 (11.36%) Marketing
4 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 3 (6.82%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (4.55%) Billing
5 2 (4.55%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (4.55%) Retail
6 1 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Local Government
6 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (9.09%) Developer
2 3 (6.82%) Analyst
2 3 (6.82%) Architect
2 3 (6.82%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (6.82%) Product Owner
2 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
2 3 (6.82%) Senior Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Commercial Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Consultant
3 2 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (4.55%) Programme Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Manager
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Specialist
4 1 (2.27%) BSS Project Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Compliance Officer
4 1 (2.27%) IP Designer
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms Architect
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms Assistant
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms Data Analyst
4 1 (2.27%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) Ajax
2 1 (2.27%) Angular 2
2 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.27%) J2EE
2 1 (2.27%) Jest
2 1 (2.27%) JSON
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) NgRx
2 1 (2.27%) OAuth
2 1 (2.27%) OAuth2
2 1 (2.27%) React
2 1 (2.27%) React Native
2 1 (2.27%) RESTful
2 1 (2.27%) RxJS
2 1 (2.27%) Swagger
2 1 (2.27%) Velocity
2 1 (2.27%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) CESG
2 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.27%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Life Science
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) RIA
3 1 (2.27%) Verilog
3 1 (2.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.64%) Migration
2 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Business Transformation
4 4 (9.09%) Design Sprint
4 4 (9.09%) DevOps
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 4 (9.09%) Service Management
5 3 (6.82%) Coaching
5 3 (6.82%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (6.82%) Decision-Making
5 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.55%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
6 2 (4.55%) Front End Development
6 2 (4.55%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Service Design
6 2 (4.55%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) Python
3 2 (4.55%) C
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
4 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.27%) C++
4 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ACCA
4 1 (2.27%) CCDP
4 1 (2.27%) CCNP
4 1 (2.27%) CIMA
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.27%) PhD
4 1 (2.27%) PMP
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (4.55%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) JTAG
2 1 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Pega
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.27%) Avaya
4 1 (2.27%) Cadence
4 1 (2.27%) Chordiant
4 1 (2.27%) Intel
4 1 (2.27%) Nortel
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.27%) Xilinx