Period
to 17 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 127 123
Rank change year-on-year -50 -4 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 82 133 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.16% 1.86% 1.90%
As % of the General category 2.27% 3.34% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 109 98
City of London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £238 £214 £311
90th Percentile £645 £638 £600
Central London median daily rate £455 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -13.33% +10.53% +16.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year +19.05% - -

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 3,610 3,977 3,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.87% 55.65% 52.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 3,189 2,700
City of London median daily rate £528 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £312 £325 £317
90th Percentile £694 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 17
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -5.33%
10th Percentile £14.30 £15.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £26.90 £38.60 £51.10
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -5.88%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018, 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 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.29%) Degree
4 13 (15.85%) ITIL
4 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.85%) Project Management
5 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
5 12 (14.63%) Linux
5 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
6 11 (13.41%) Docker
6 11 (13.41%) Windows
6 11 (13.41%) Java
6 11 (13.41%) Cisco
6 11 (13.41%) Change Management
7 10 (12.20%) LAN
7 10 (12.20%) Kubernetes
8 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (10.98%) WAN
8 9 (10.98%) Scrum
9 8 (9.76%) Programme Management
9 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.76%) SQL
9 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (8.54%) Office 365
10 7 (8.54%) Migration
11 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.32%) Banking
11 6 (7.32%) JIRA

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 5 (6.10%) Confluence
2 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) SugarCRM
3 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.22%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.54%) Office 365
3 4 (4.88%) GitHub
4 3 (3.66%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.44%) IaaS
5 2 (2.44%) PaaS
5 2 (2.44%) SaaS
6 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.22%) Basecamp
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.22%) G Suite
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (1.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) LAN
2 9 (10.98%) WAN
3 6 (7.32%) Firewall
4 5 (6.10%) DNS
4 5 (6.10%) Network Security
4 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.10%) VoIP
4 5 (6.10%) Wireless
5 4 (4.88%) DHCP
5 4 (4.88%) Ethernet
5 4 (4.88%) Internet
5 4 (4.88%) MPLS
5 4 (4.88%) SSL
5 4 (4.88%) VPN
6 3 (3.66%) AMQP
6 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.66%) MQTT
6 3 (3.66%) OSPF
6 3 (3.66%) Skype
6 3 (3.66%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.88%) Big Data
1 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.22%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) JIRA
2 5 (6.10%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.88%) GoogleTest
3 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) Hudson
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) Spinnaker
4 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
4 3 (3.66%) Electronics
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.44%) Billing
5 2 (2.44%) Front Office
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
6 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (13.41%) Developer
2 9 (10.98%) Architect
3 8 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.54%) Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) Administrator
5 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (6.10%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Designer
6 4 (4.88%) Junior
6 4 (4.88%) Scala Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Scala Developer
7 3 (3.66%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Python Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Gherkin
2 4 (4.88%) JSON
3 3 (3.66%) Kafka
3 3 (3.66%) Swagger
3 3 (3.66%) XML
3 3 (3.66%) XMPP
4 2 (2.44%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.44%) React
4 2 (2.44%) Redux
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.22%) Express
5 1 (1.22%) Middleware
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
5 1 (1.22%) OAuth
5 1 (1.22%) OpenID
5 1 (1.22%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.66%) PKI
4 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.44%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.44%) Life Science
5 2 (2.44%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.22%) BBC
6 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.22%) Social Media
6 1 (1.22%) STB
6 1 (1.22%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Linux
2 11 (13.41%) Windows
3 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.66%) Android
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Unix
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.85%) ITIL
2 13 (15.85%) Project Management
3 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
4 11 (13.41%) Change Management
5 9 (10.98%) Scrum
6 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (9.76%) Programme Management
7 7 (8.54%) Migration
8 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (7.32%) DevOps
8 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
9 5 (6.10%) Information Security
9 5 (6.10%) OO
9 5 (6.10%) SIEM
9 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) Java
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
3 6 (7.32%) C++
3 6 (7.32%) Python
4 4 (4.88%) Scala
5 3 (3.66%) Perl
5 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) Rust
6 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (6.10%) Master's Degree
4 4 (4.88%) CCNP
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.88%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.66%) CCNA
6 2 (2.44%) CISSP
6 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.44%) PMP
7 1 (1.22%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.22%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.22%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.22%) PgMP
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.22%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) HIPAA
1 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.22%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.22%) FISMA
2 1 (1.22%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) PMO
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.41%) Docker
2 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.10%) Ansible
3 3 (3.66%) QRadar
4 2 (2.44%) SCCM
5 1 (1.22%) CASB
5 1 (1.22%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.41%) Cisco
3 6 (7.32%) Oracle
4 5 (6.10%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.88%) Google
5 4 (4.88%) SAP
5 4 (4.88%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.44%) Aruba
7 2 (2.44%) F5
7 2 (2.44%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.44%) Juniper
7 2 (2.44%) Meraki
7 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.22%) CenturyLink
8 1 (1.22%) NetWitness
8 1 (1.22%) Okta
8 1 (1.22%) Qualys
8 1 (1.22%) Thycotic