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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 53 53
Rank change year-on-year +12 0  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 91 73 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.29% 2.95% 3.42%
As % of the General category 14.58% 9.71% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 40 40
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £325 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £595 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 10
Median hourly rate £21.42 £12.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.32% -52.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £9.30 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -70.45% +69.23%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 624 752 798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.39% 30.40% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 391 465
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 46
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -37.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.63 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the East of England

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +36 38 £338 -12.90% 29
Essex +15 26 £425 +6.25% 15
Hertfordshire -14 22 £406 -7.67% 24
Suffolk -2 3 £344 -37.50% 11
Bedfordshire -3 2 £570 +235.29% 8
Norfolk -8 1 - - 9
Telecoms
England

Telecoms
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 68 (38.64%) Finance
2 53 (30.11%) Electronics
3 49 (27.84%) Manufacturing
4 41 (23.30%) Programme Management
5 38 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (20.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 36 (20.45%) SAP
6 36 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (20.45%) Marketing
6 36 (20.45%) Digital Marketing
7 31 (17.61%) Java
8 27 (15.34%) SOA
9 26 (14.77%) Degree
10 22 (12.50%) Driving Licence
10 22 (12.50%) Python
11 21 (11.93%) TDD
12 20 (11.36%) Scrum
13 17 (9.66%) RESTful
13 17 (9.66%) Web Services
14 16 (9.09%) JSON
15 15 (8.52%) ITIL
15 15 (8.52%) Middleware
16 14 (7.95%) SOAP
16 14 (7.95%) C
16 14 (7.95%) Oracle
16 14 (7.95%) MS Excel
16 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (7.95%) Banking
17 13 (7.39%) Linux
17 13 (7.39%) Windows

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 9 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (3.41%) Mule
3 6 (3.41%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (2.84%) Apache
4 5 (2.84%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.70%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (1.70%) IIS
5 3 (1.70%) JBoss
5 3 (1.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.57%) Drupal
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.57%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 14 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 10 (5.68%) MS Office
4 9 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (4.55%) AutoCAD
5 8 (4.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (20.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.68%) Firewall
1 10 (5.68%) LAN
2 9 (5.11%) WAN
2 9 (5.11%) Wireless
3 7 (3.98%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.41%) 2G
4 6 (3.41%) 4G
5 5 (2.84%) HTTP
5 5 (2.84%) SSL
6 4 (2.27%) 3G
6 4 (2.27%) Internet
6 4 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.70%) DNS
7 3 (1.70%) FTP
7 3 (1.70%) LDAP
7 3 (1.70%) MPLS
7 3 (1.70%) VoIP
7 3 (1.70%) VPN
7 3 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.70%) GIS
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.70%) Redis
4 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) HBase
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (3.98%) SoapUI
2 6 (3.41%) Maven
3 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.14%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.57%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.57%) JMeter
6 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.57%) Selenium
6 1 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (38.64%) Finance
2 53 (30.11%) Electronics
3 49 (27.84%) Manufacturing
4 36 (20.45%) Marketing
5 14 (7.95%) Banking
6 5 (2.84%) Retail
7 4 (2.27%) Automotive
8 3 (1.70%) Games
9 2 (1.14%) German Language
9 2 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.57%) Law
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.73%) Developer
2 20 (11.36%) Installation Technician
3 16 (9.09%) Analyst
4 12 (6.82%) Python Developer
5 11 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.68%) Architect
6 10 (5.68%) IT Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.98%) Facilities Engineer
10 6 (3.41%) Android Developer
10 6 (3.41%) Designer
10 6 (3.41%) Embedded Developer
10 6 (3.41%) Integration Developer
10 6 (3.41%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.41%) Senior Business Analyst
10 6 (3.41%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.41%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.66%) RESTful
1 17 (9.66%) Web Services
2 16 (9.09%) JSON
3 15 (8.52%) Middleware
4 14 (7.95%) SOAP
5 10 (5.68%) HTML
6 9 (5.11%) Swagger
6 9 (5.11%) XSLT
7 7 (3.98%) CSS
8 6 (3.41%) .NET
8 6 (3.41%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.41%) Apache Camel
8 6 (3.41%) J2EE
8 6 (3.41%) jQuery
8 6 (3.41%) Play Framework
8 6 (3.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (3.41%) XML
9 5 (2.84%) Android SDK
9 5 (2.84%) D3.js
10 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 11 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.98%) PMI
5 5 (2.84%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.27%) NHS
6 4 (2.27%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) ASIC
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.57%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.39%) Linux
1 13 (7.39%) Windows
2 6 (3.41%) Android
3 5 (2.84%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.84%) Unix
3 5 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.70%) AIX
4 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.14%) CentOS
5 2 (1.14%) Fedora
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.30%) Programme Management
2 38 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
3 36 (20.45%) Digital Marketing
4 27 (15.34%) SOA
5 21 (11.93%) TDD
6 20 (11.36%) Scrum
7 15 (8.52%) ITIL
8 14 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.39%) Mathematics
10 12 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (6.82%) DevOps
11 11 (6.25%) Project Management
12 9 (5.11%) CRM
12 9 (5.11%) Open Source
12 9 (5.11%) Test Scripting
13 8 (4.55%) Business Analysis
13 8 (4.55%) Risk Management
13 8 (4.55%) Test Automation
14 7 (3.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.61%) Java
2 22 (12.50%) Python
3 14 (7.95%) C
4 12 (6.82%) Embedded C
5 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.11%) XPath
7 7 (3.98%) Tcl
8 6 (3.41%) C++
8 6 (3.41%) Ruby
8 6 (3.41%) SQL
9 5 (2.84%) C#
9 5 (2.84%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.14%) Groovy
10 2 (1.14%) MapBasic
10 2 (1.14%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.14%) Perl
10 2 (1.14%) R
10 2 (1.14%) VB
11 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (14.77%) Degree
2 11 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.98%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.84%) CCNP
5 5 (2.84%) CISM
5 5 (2.84%) CISSP
5 5 (2.84%) SSCP
6 4 (2.27%) CCNA
6 4 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.70%) CCIE
8 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.14%) HNC
8 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.14%) MCP
8 2 (1.14%) MCSA
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.57%) ISEB
9 1 (0.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.57%) HDFS
3 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.70%) Puppet
1 3 (1.70%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
3 1 (0.57%) Kibana
3 1 (0.57%) MOM
3 1 (0.57%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 36 (20.45%) SAP
2 14 (7.95%) Oracle
3 12 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.55%) Cisco
4 8 (4.55%) Nokia
5 7 (3.98%) WSO2
6 5 (2.84%) IBM
7 4 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.70%) BMC
8 3 (1.70%) HP
8 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.70%) Remedy
9 2 (1.14%) BT
9 2 (1.14%) Citrix
9 2 (1.14%) EMC
9 2 (1.14%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.14%) Huawei
9 2 (1.14%) Juniper
9 2 (1.14%) NetApp
9 2 (1.14%) Siemens
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