Period
to 5 March 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 5 March 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
England > East of England
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 56 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 +4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 73 109 221
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.53% 3.18% 5.26%
As % of the General category 13.59% 9.65% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 82 155
Median daily rate £390 £400 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -21.57% -0.49%
10th Percentile £225 £215 £280
90th Percentile £520 £500 £600
England median daily rate £475 £401 £438
% change year-on-year +18.45% -8.34% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £13.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +232.32% -67.49%
England median hourly rate £34.54 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +81.79% - -9.52%

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 East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 537 1,130 1,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.35% 32.98% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 661 913
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £175 £200 £280
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 104 84
Median hourly rate £22.25 £17.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.99% -10.39% -36.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -2.44% -5.53%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the East of England region over the 6 months to 5 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +28 47 £450 +12.50% 21
Suffolk +7 13 £370 -7.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +23 10 £310 +28.96% 10
Essex -1 2 £500 -4.76% 7
Bedfordshire +15 1 £425 +61.90% 2
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.51%) SC Cleared
3 17 (23.29%) Validation
4 13 (17.81%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (16.44%) Military
6 11 (15.07%) C++
7 10 (13.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 9 (12.33%) Test Strategy
8 9 (12.33%) ITIL
8 9 (12.33%) Finance
9 8 (10.96%) Linux
9 8 (10.96%) DevOps
9 8 (10.96%) Line Management
10 7 (9.59%) Cryptography
10 7 (9.59%) Python
10 7 (9.59%) C
10 7 (9.59%) Cisco
10 7 (9.59%) Manufacturing
11 6 (8.22%) VHDL
11 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
11 6 (8.22%) Java
11 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (8.22%) Electronics
11 6 (8.22%) Network Design
11 6 (8.22%) Degree
12 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
12 5 (6.85%) Process Improvement
12 5 (6.85%) High Availability
12 5 (6.85%) Broadband

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (1.37%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft 365
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Azure
2 1 (1.37%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Broadband
2 4 (5.48%) Ethernet
2 4 (5.48%) MPLS
2 4 (5.48%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.48%) VPN
3 3 (4.11%) BGP
3 3 (4.11%) DHCP
3 3 (4.11%) DWDM
3 3 (4.11%) SDH
4 2 (2.74%) DMVPN
4 2 (2.74%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.74%) Firewall
4 2 (2.74%) IPsec
4 2 (2.74%) LAN
4 2 (2.74%) OSPF
4 2 (2.74%) Skype
4 2 (2.74%) VoIP
4 2 (2.74%) WAN
5 1 (1.37%) UPnP
5 1 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.37%) BigQuery
1 1 (1.37%) HBase
1 1 (1.37%) Impala
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Maven
1 4 (5.48%) Selenium
2 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.74%) GitLab
3 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.37%) GDB
4 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.37%) JUnit
General
1 12 (16.44%) Military
2 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Manufacturing
4 6 (8.22%) Electronics
5 4 (5.48%) Billing
6 3 (4.11%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.74%) Games
7 2 (2.74%) Marketing
7 2 (2.74%) Retail
8 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Developer
2 9 (12.33%) Design Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Digital Design Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Tester
4 7 (9.59%) Designer
4 7 (9.59%) Security Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Digital Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Head of IT
7 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Access Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (2.74%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 4 (5.48%) Web Services
2 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.11%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) jQuery
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
3 1 (1.37%) Kafka
3 1 (1.37%) Laravel
3 1 (1.37%) React
3 1 (1.37%) SAML
3 1 (1.37%) Spine.js
3 1 (1.37%) XML
3 1 (1.37%) XMPP
3 1 (1.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (8.22%) VHDL
3 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.48%) ASIC
4 4 (5.48%) NHS
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.74%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (2.74%) User Experience
7 1 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.37%) Derivative
7 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.37%) PKI
7 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.37%) Shadow IT
7 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Android
3 1 (1.37%) OpenWrt
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) Validation
2 13 (17.81%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (12.33%) ITIL
3 9 (12.33%) Test Strategy
4 8 (10.96%) DevOps
4 8 (10.96%) Line Management
5 7 (9.59%) Cryptography
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.22%) Network Design
6 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.85%) High Availability
7 5 (6.85%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.48%) Data Strategy
8 4 (5.48%) ITIL 4
8 4 (5.48%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.48%) Open Source
8 4 (5.48%) Prototyping
8 4 (5.48%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) C++
2 7 (9.59%) C
2 7 (9.59%) Python
3 6 (8.22%) Java
4 4 (5.48%) Java 8
4 4 (5.48%) PHP
5 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.74%) SQL
6 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.37%) Scala
6 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 23 (31.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) Degree
4 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) CCNA
6 2 (2.74%) CCNP
6 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) APMP
7 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.37%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.37%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) GDPR
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.37%) JTAG
3 1 (1.37%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) Firmware
2 1 (1.37%) HDFS
2 1 (1.37%) KVM
2 1 (1.37%) LXC
2 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.37%) Cloudify
2 1 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.37%) Grafana
2 1 (1.37%) Juju
2 1 (1.37%) Kibana
2 1 (1.37%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Cisco
2 5 (6.85%) Nokia
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (4.11%) Polycom
5 2 (2.74%) BMC
5 2 (2.74%) BT
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.74%) Remedy
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) Juniper
6 1 (1.37%) Mirantis
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) Tandberg
6 1 (1.37%) VMware