Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 154 116
Rank change year-on-year +8 -38 +8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 88 103 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.37% 1.49% 1.91%
As % of the General category 2.75% 2.79% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 91 82
City of London median daily rate £425 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £238 £185 £246
90th Percentile £593 £638 £613
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £488
% change year-on-year -5.56% -7.69% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
City of London median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.73% -55.46%
Central London median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.16
% change year-on-year - -0.73% -55.46%

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 3,196 3,686 3,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.59% 53.27% 53.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,392 2,896 2,544
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 31
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.53% -19.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £13.36
90th Percentile £73.13 £38.49 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00% -20.34%

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 21 May 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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 23 (26.14%) Project Management
3 20 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
5 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
6 15 (17.05%) WAN
6 15 (17.05%) Cisco
7 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (12.50%) CCNP
8 11 (12.50%) CCNA
8 11 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (12.50%) BC Cleared
8 11 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (11.36%) Programme Management
9 10 (11.36%) VoIP
9 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
9 10 (11.36%) CCIE
9 10 (11.36%) Internet
10 9 (10.23%) MPLS
10 9 (10.23%) Change Management
10 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (10.23%) CCDA
10 9 (10.23%) CCDP
10 9 (10.23%) ITIL
10 9 (10.23%) SAP
10 9 (10.23%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (10.23%) Degree

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 (3.41%) Confluence
1 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.14%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.27%) Camtasia
5 2 (2.27%) Snagit
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Apigee
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) Slack
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.14%) G Suite
3 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.14%) IaaS
3 1 (1.14%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (1.14%) PaaS
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.05%) WAN
2 11 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 10 (11.36%) Internet
3 10 (11.36%) VoIP
4 9 (10.23%) MPLS
5 8 (9.09%) Firewall
5 8 (9.09%) LAN
5 8 (9.09%) VPN
6 7 (7.95%) BGP
6 7 (7.95%) OSPF
7 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.68%) Converged Networks
8 5 (5.68%) Network Security
8 5 (5.68%) SDH
9 4 (4.55%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.27%) 4G
10 2 (2.27%) 5G
10 2 (2.27%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (2.27%) NAS
10 2 (2.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.27%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) Big Data
2 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Smart View
2 1 (1.14%) QlikView
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) JIRA
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Marketing
3 7 (7.95%) Electronics
4 6 (6.82%) Billing
4 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.27%) Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.14%) Front Office
7 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Law
7 1 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (17.05%) Project Manager
2 10 (11.36%) Architect
3 6 (6.82%) Analyst
3 6 (6.82%) Designer
3 6 (6.82%) Junior
4 5 (5.68%) Telecoms Manager
5 4 (4.55%) Administrator
5 4 (4.55%) Design Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Developer
5 4 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 4 (4.55%) Transformation Manager
5 4 (4.55%) Transformation Project Manager
5 4 (4.55%) UX Designer
6 3 (3.41%) Product Manager
6 3 (3.41%) Security Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Service Manager
6 3 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.41%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
2 1 (1.14%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) JSON
2 1 (1.14%) Kafka
2 1 (1.14%) Node.js
2 1 (1.14%) React
2 1 (1.14%) Redux
2 1 (1.14%) RESTful
2 1 (1.14%) SOAP
2 1 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.68%) User Experience
4 4 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.41%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.27%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) Video Editing
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.27%) Wiki
7 1 (1.14%) Animation
7 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.14%) Fintech
7 1 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (1.14%) PMI
7 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.27%) Android
2 2 (2.27%) Unix
2 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.14%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.14%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Project Management
2 20 (22.73%) Service Delivery
3 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.36%) Programme Management
6 9 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (10.23%) Change Management
6 9 (10.23%) ITIL
6 9 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (10.23%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (10.23%) Technical Leadership
7 7 (7.95%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (6.82%) Migration
9 5 (5.68%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.68%) Network Design
9 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (5.68%) Test Management
10 4 (4.55%) Analytics
10 4 (4.55%) Network Architecture
10 4 (4.55%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) Java
2 3 (3.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.14%) C
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) C++
4 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) Rust
4 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
1 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (12.50%) BC Cleared
3 11 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (12.50%) CCNA
3 11 (12.50%) CCNP
4 10 (11.36%) CCIE
5 9 (10.23%) CCDA
5 9 (10.23%) CCDP
5 9 (10.23%) Degree
6 5 (5.68%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.55%) PMP
8 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.14%) CISA
9 1 (1.14%) CISM
9 1 (1.14%) CISSP
9 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) ISO 9001
1 4 (4.55%) PMO
2 2 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (3.41%) Kibana
1 3 (3.41%) logstash
1 3 (3.41%) Nagios
1 3 (3.41%) RANCID
2 2 (2.27%) Cacti
2 2 (2.27%) Icinga
2 2 (2.27%) OpenView
2 2 (2.27%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.14%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.14%) CASB
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Cisco
2 9 (10.23%) SAP
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.41%) HP
4 3 (3.41%) Juniper
4 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.27%) Amdocs
5 2 (2.27%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.27%) Comptel
5 2 (2.27%) Cramer
5 2 (2.27%) F5
5 2 (2.27%) Kaseya
5 2 (2.27%) Nokia
5 2 (2.27%) SevOne
6 1 (1.14%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.14%) Lotus
6 1 (1.14%) NetCracker
6 1 (1.14%) Polycom