Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 119 139
Rank change year-on-year -51 +20 -53
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 85 141 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.21% 2.03% 1.72%
As % of the General category 2.36% 3.61% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 114 90
City of London median daily rate £475 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £301 £298 £308
90th Percentile £674 £638 £600
Central London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £190.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £190.00 -

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 3,596 3,905 3,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.17% 56.35% 52.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,782 3,155 2,856
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +4.38% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.57 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.65 £33.25 £56.12
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 32 (37.65%) Finance
2 24 (28.24%) Java
3 23 (27.06%) Banking
4 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 14 (16.47%) Scrum
7 13 (15.29%) Degree
8 12 (14.12%) Linux
8 12 (14.12%) Python
8 12 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (12.94%) Docker
9 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
9 11 (12.94%) SQL
10 10 (11.76%) C++
10 10 (11.76%) OO
10 10 (11.76%) Programme Management
10 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 9 (10.59%) Migration
11 9 (10.59%) Project Management
11 9 (10.59%) Windows
11 9 (10.59%) DNS
11 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (10.59%) WAN
12 8 (9.41%) Cisco
12 8 (9.41%) Oracle
12 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (9.41%) Kubernetes
12 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (8.24%) Decision-Making
13 7 (8.24%) Cucumber

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 (4.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.53%) Confluence
3 2 (2.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (1.18%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.88%) GitHub
4 4 (4.71%) Office 365
4 4 (4.71%) SaaS
5 3 (3.53%) IaaS
5 3 (3.53%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.53%) PaaS
6 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.18%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) DNS
1 9 (10.59%) WAN
2 7 (8.24%) LAN
2 7 (8.24%) Network Security
3 6 (7.06%) DHCP
3 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.88%) Firewall
5 4 (4.71%) HTTP
5 4 (4.71%) MPLS
5 4 (4.71%) Skype
5 4 (4.71%) VPN
5 4 (4.71%) Wireless
6 3 (3.53%) AMQP
6 3 (3.53%) FTP
6 3 (3.53%) ICMP
6 3 (3.53%) Internet
6 3 (3.53%) MQTT
6 3 (3.53%) SSL
6 3 (3.53%) VoIP
6 3 (3.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (4.71%) Big Data
2 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.53%) SQLPlus
4 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.88%) Selenium
3 4 (4.71%) GoogleTest
4 3 (3.53%) JIRA
5 2 (2.35%) Appium
5 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.35%) JUnit
5 2 (2.35%) Maven
General
1 32 (37.65%) Finance
2 23 (27.06%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Games
4 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 4 (4.71%) Front Office
4 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.71%) Marketing
5 3 (3.53%) Legal
6 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.35%) Retail
7 1 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (1.18%) Billing
7 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Developer
2 10 (11.76%) Analyst
3 7 (8.24%) Architect
3 7 (8.24%) Java Developer
3 7 (8.24%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
3 7 (8.24%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) React Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (5.88%) Java Web Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 5 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Telecoms Test Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Scala Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Scala Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Gherkin
2 6 (7.06%) React
3 4 (4.71%) XML
4 3 (3.53%) .NET
4 3 (3.53%) JSON
4 3 (3.53%) Kafka
4 3 (3.53%) Swagger
4 3 (3.53%) XMPP
5 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.35%) Android SDK
5 2 (2.35%) Apache POI
5 2 (2.35%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) Web Services
6 1 (1.18%) JNI
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) OAuth
6 1 (1.18%) Redux
6 1 (1.18%) SAML
6 1 (1.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.53%) Derivative
4 3 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.53%) User Experience
5 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Linux
2 9 (10.59%) Windows
3 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.35%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) CentOS
4 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Unix
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.47%) Scrum
3 10 (11.76%) OO
3 10 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (10.59%) Migration
4 9 (10.59%) Project Management
5 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (8.24%) Change Management
6 7 (8.24%) Decision-Making
7 6 (7.06%) ITIL
8 5 (5.88%) DevOps
8 5 (5.88%) Information Security
8 5 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.88%) Web Development
9 4 (4.71%) Analytics
9 4 (4.71%) BDD
9 4 (4.71%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) Java
2 12 (14.12%) Python
3 11 (12.94%) SQL
4 10 (11.76%) C++
5 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.71%) Scala
7 3 (3.53%) C#
7 3 (3.53%) Perl
7 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Degree
2 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.35%) CCNA
4 2 (2.35%) CCNP
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.35%) MBA
4 2 (2.35%) MCSE
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.18%) CISM
5 1 (1.18%) CISSP
5 1 (1.18%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) PgMP
5 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.18%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) HIPAA
1 2 (2.35%) QA
1 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.18%) FISMA
2 1 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.18%) HL7
2 1 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Docker
2 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.71%) Ansible
3 2 (2.35%) CSIRT
3 2 (2.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.18%) CASB
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) Cisco
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) Google
4 4 (4.71%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.53%) Juniper
6 2 (2.35%) Aruba
6 2 (2.35%) F5
6 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.35%) Meraki
6 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.18%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.18%) Lumension
7 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.18%) SnapLogic
7 1 (1.18%) Tableau