Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 103 143
Rank change year-on-year -4 +40 +19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 61 32 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.79% 1.37% 1.47%
As % of the General category 2.94% 2.32% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 69
10th Percentile £303 £218 £310
25th Percentile £341 £306 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £425
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -8.11%
75th Percentile £575 £589 £488
90th Percentile £633 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
10th Percentile £13.40 " "
25th Percentile £16.25 " £43.75
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £47.50
75th Percentile £28.00 " £51.25
90th Percentile £31.00 " "
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 - £47.50

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 2,078 1,381 3,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.81% 59.19% 59.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,478 979 2,993
10th Percentile £363 £311 £320
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £555 £513 £520
Median % change year-on-year +8.29% -1.44% -0.95%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £603
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 50
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.43 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.69 £14.75 £12.82
Median hourly rate £23.23 £25.22 £20.17
Median % change year-on-year -7.91% +25.07% +7.83%
75th Percentile £32.55 £38.75 £25.23
90th Percentile £37.75 £47.58 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £26.81 £20.42
% change year-on-year -17.93% +31.31% +9.17%

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 1 August 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 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.03%) Finance
3 9 (14.75%) Migration
3 9 (14.75%) Marketing
3 9 (14.75%) Social Skills
4 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (11.48%) Project Management
6 6 (9.84%) GCP
6 6 (9.84%) Business Case
7 5 (8.20%) Pega
7 5 (8.20%) Visualisation
7 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (8.20%) WAN
7 5 (8.20%) Degree
8 4 (6.56%) Billing
8 4 (6.56%) Scrum
8 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) CRM
8 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.56%) Java
8 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.56%) Marketing Strategy
8 4 (6.56%) AWS
8 4 (6.56%) Google
8 4 (6.56%) DevOps
8 4 (6.56%) PMO
8 4 (6.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 4 (6.56%) Design Sprint
9 3 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.92%) Programme Delivery

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 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.28%) Figma
2 2 (3.28%) InVision
2 2 (3.28%) Sketch
2 2 (3.28%) Zeplin
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Unica
2 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) GCP
2 4 (6.56%) AWS
3 3 (4.92%) Azure
4 2 (3.28%) Miro
5 1 (1.64%) Apigee
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) WAN
2 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 3 (4.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.64%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.64%) 4G
3 1 (1.64%) 5G
3 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.64%) Intranet
3 1 (1.64%) LTE
3 1 (1.64%) MIMO
3 1 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.64%) WebEx
3 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Tableau
2 1 (1.64%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.64%) GIS
2 1 (1.64%) Metadata
2 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.64%) QGIS
2 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.64%) Cypress.io
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) GitLab
3 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.64%) Storybook
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Marketing
2 9 (14.75%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (11.48%) Analyst
2 6 (9.84%) Architect
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms Manager
3 5 (8.20%) Developer
3 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.56%) Programme Manager
4 4 (6.56%) Telecoms Specialist
5 3 (4.92%) Campaign Specialist
5 3 (4.92%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Data Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (3.28%) Process Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Scrum Master
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) CSS
1 3 (4.92%) HTML
1 3 (4.92%) React
2 2 (3.28%) Angular 2
2 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.28%) React Native
2 2 (3.28%) Redux
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.64%) Ajax
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.64%) JPA
3 1 (1.64%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.64%) OAuth
3 1 (1.64%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) Spring
3 1 (1.64%) Velocity
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) User Experience
2 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.64%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.64%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.64%) Life Science
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.64%) RIA
2 1 (1.64%) Social Media
2 1 (1.64%) Verilog
2 1 (1.64%) VHDL
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Linux
1 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.75%) Migration
3 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.48%) Project Management
5 6 (9.84%) Business Case
6 5 (8.20%) Visualisation
7 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.56%) CRM
7 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.56%) Design Sprint
7 4 (6.56%) DevOps
7 4 (6.56%) Marketing Strategy
7 4 (6.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 4 (6.56%) Scrum
8 3 (4.92%) Analytics
8 3 (4.92%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.92%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) Project Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) Requirements Gathering
8 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) Java
2 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.92%) Python
2 3 (4.92%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) Java 8
4 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) CCNA
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.64%) PhD
2 1 (1.64%) PMP
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) PMO
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.64%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Pega
2 4 (6.56%) Google
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Chordiant
3 3 (4.92%) Openreach
3 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.28%) Capita
5 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.64%) BroadSoft
5 1 (1.64%) BT
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) Intel
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.64%) Xilinx