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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 79 53 60
Rank change year-on-year -26 +7 -19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 62 60 82
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.43% 3.40% 3.17%
As % of the General category 4.07% 6.98% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 60
10th Percentile £279 £223 £249
25th Percentile £425 £323 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £390 £400
Median % change year-on-year +30.77% -2.50% -20.00%
75th Percentile £569 £450 £444
90th Percentile £600 £613 £525
England median daily rate £500 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
10th Percentile £31.44 £34.54 £16.29
25th Percentile £50.85 - £25.18
Median hourly rate £56.50 £50.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.00% +25.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £75.00 - £43.63
90th Percentile - £51.50 £45.80
England median hourly rate £39.51 £27.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year +45.69% +42.74% -13.64%

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 1,522 859 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 59.76% 48.67% 48.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 419 720
10th Percentile £164 £147 £180
25th Percentile £315 £263 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £550 £526 £500
90th Percentile £650 £588 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 181 111
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £22.00 £23.21 £24.23
90th Percentile £56.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.42 £19.70
% change year-on-year -4.10% +13.81% +5.07%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -15 29 £531 +18.06% 11
Cambridgeshire -14 14 £475 +111.11% 10
Suffolk -15 12 £489 +39.71% 4
Essex -9 6 £488 +31.76% 7
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 (40.32%) Social Skills
2 14 (22.58%) Wireless
2 14 (22.58%) QA
2 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (20.97%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (19.35%) Technical Leadership
4 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 11 (17.74%) Marketing
6 10 (16.13%) High Availability
6 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 10 (16.13%) Linux
6 10 (16.13%) Python
6 10 (16.13%) 3GPP
6 10 (16.13%) Architectural Design
6 10 (16.13%) Decision-Making
6 10 (16.13%) Mobile Backhaul
6 10 (16.13%) Value-Added Service
7 9 (14.52%) WAN
7 9 (14.52%) LAN
7 9 (14.52%) Agile
8 8 (12.90%) Firewall
8 8 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (11.29%) Cisco
10 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 6 (9.68%) C
10 6 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (9.68%) Degree
11 5 (8.06%) Statistics
11 5 (8.06%) Network Architecture

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 (1.61%) Apache
1 1 (1.61%) IIS
1 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Azure
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (1.61%) AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.61%) Figma
2 1 (1.61%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) Wireless
2 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (16.13%) 3GPP
3 10 (16.13%) Mobile Backhaul
3 10 (16.13%) Value-Added Service
4 9 (14.52%) LAN
4 9 (14.52%) WAN
5 8 (12.90%) Firewall
6 5 (8.06%) VoIP
7 4 (6.45%) 2G
7 4 (6.45%) 3G
7 4 (6.45%) 4G
7 4 (6.45%) DNS
7 4 (6.45%) IPsec
7 4 (6.45%) LTE
7 4 (6.45%) Wireshark
8 3 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.84%) MIMO
8 3 (4.84%) SCTP
8 3 (4.84%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.61%) MySQL
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.84%) GitLab
1 3 (4.84%) JIRA
2 2 (3.23%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.61%) GDB
General
1 25 (40.32%) Social Skills
2 11 (17.74%) Marketing
3 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.06%) Public Sector
4 4 (6.45%) Back Office
4 4 (6.45%) Finance
5 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.84%) Electronics
5 3 (4.84%) Retail
6 2 (3.23%) Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Military
6 2 (3.23%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.61%) Automotive
7 1 (1.61%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.61%) Law
7 1 (1.61%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.61%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Designer
2 10 (16.13%) IP Designer
3 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (6.45%) IT Manager
5 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Network Manager
5 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Digital Design Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Core
1 1 (1.61%) Web Services
1 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.45%) FPGA
2 2 (3.23%) ASIC
2 2 (3.23%) CMDB
2 2 (3.23%) Cyberattack
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (3.23%) User Experience
2 2 (3.23%) VHDL
2 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.61%) CCTV
3 1 (1.61%) e-Health
3 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.61%) IoT
3 1 (1.61%) IVR
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Debian
4 1 (1.61%) OpenWrt
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (19.35%) Technical Leadership
3 10 (16.13%) Architectural Design
3 10 (16.13%) Decision-Making
3 10 (16.13%) High Availability
3 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
4 9 (14.52%) Agile
5 8 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
6 6 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (8.06%) Network Architecture
7 5 (8.06%) Statistics
7 5 (8.06%) Validation
8 4 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (6.45%) ITIL
8 4 (6.45%) Knowledge Transfer
9 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.84%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (4.84%) Project Management
9 3 (4.84%) Scrum
9 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) Python
2 6 (9.68%) C
3 5 (8.06%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) Bash
4 4 (6.45%) Tcl
5 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.23%) Java
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) AWK
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) sed
7 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) Degree
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.45%) CCNP
6 3 (4.84%) CISSP
7 2 (3.23%) CCIE
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.23%) MCSE
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.61%) CCNA
8 1 (1.61%) CEH
8 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) GPG13
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) NIST
2 2 (3.23%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.61%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.61%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Nexpose
1 2 (3.23%) QRadar
1 2 (3.23%) WSUS
2 1 (1.61%) Autotask
2 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.61%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Cisco
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) Forcepoint
4 2 (3.23%) Juniper
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) Avaya
5 1 (1.61%) Brocade
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.61%) Remedy
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.61%) Snow
5 1 (1.61%) Verint
5 1 (1.61%) VMware