Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 35 48
Rank change year-on-year -37 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 64 59 176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.60% 5.02% 4.39%
As % of the General category 5.14% 10.79% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 119
10th Percentile £268 £211 £240
25th Percentile £325 £293 £371
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -19.05%
75th Percentile £491 £523 £450
90th Percentile £613 £528 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £410
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year +48.65% +128.40% -1.82%
England median hourly rate £45.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +89.58% +29.73% +5.71%

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 1,245 547 1,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 50.63% 46.55% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 308 1,145
10th Percentile £149 £206 £200
25th Percentile £263 £300 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £540 £513 £525
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 60 143
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.23 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £23.88 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -43.46% +49.22% -7.43%
75th Percentile £27.00 £45.56 £41.38
90th Percentile £47.18 £50.28 £48.95
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.91% +17.65% +3.80%

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 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -37 29 £456 +10.61% 15
Suffolk +7 13 £375 -6.25% 5
Cambridgeshire -30 11 £325 -4.13% 15
Norfolk -11 5 £265 +47.22% 2
Essex -21 3 £450 -14.29% 15
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 3
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 16 (25.00%) Degree
2 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.88%) Cisco
3 13 (20.31%) Project Management
3 13 (20.31%) Social Skills
4 11 (17.19%) Finance
5 10 (15.63%) Manufacturing
5 10 (15.63%) DNS
5 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (15.63%) Public Sector
6 9 (14.06%) Open Source
6 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
6 9 (14.06%) Marketing
6 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (14.06%) Ericsson
6 9 (14.06%) Programme Management
7 8 (12.50%) Network Design
7 8 (12.50%) Electronics
7 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 8 (12.50%) SAP
7 8 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (10.94%) VoLTE
8 7 (10.94%) Python
8 7 (10.94%) LAN
8 7 (10.94%) MPLS
8 7 (10.94%) OSPF
8 7 (10.94%) BGP
8 7 (10.94%) BT
8 7 (10.94%) IPsec

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 5 (7.81%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (1.56%) AWS
3 1 (1.56%) GCP
3 1 (1.56%) GitHub
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 7 (10.94%) 5G
2 7 (10.94%) BGP
2 7 (10.94%) IPsec
2 7 (10.94%) LAN
2 7 (10.94%) MPLS
2 7 (10.94%) OSPF
2 7 (10.94%) VoLTE
2 7 (10.94%) VoWiFi
3 6 (9.38%) 4G
3 6 (9.38%) WAN
4 5 (7.81%) 3G
4 5 (7.81%) DHCP
4 5 (7.81%) DMVPN
4 5 (7.81%) EIGRP
4 5 (7.81%) LTE
4 5 (7.81%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (6.25%) ISUP
5 4 (6.25%) SGSN
5 4 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.69%) QGIS
2 1 (1.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Pylint
General
1 13 (20.31%) Social Skills
2 11 (17.19%) Finance
3 10 (15.63%) Manufacturing
3 10 (15.63%) Public Sector
4 9 (14.06%) Marketing
5 8 (12.50%) Electronics
6 3 (4.69%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (3.13%) Military
7 2 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.56%) Billing
8 1 (1.56%) Local Government
8 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms Manager
3 6 (9.38%) Designer
3 6 (9.38%) Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Network Specialist
4 5 (7.81%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Mobile Specialist
5 4 (6.25%) Network Design Specialist
5 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Mobile Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Network Designer
6 3 (4.69%) Provisioning Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Radio Specialist
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Environment Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) JSON
1 4 (6.25%) Spine.js
1 4 (6.25%) XML
1 4 (6.25%) YAML
2 2 (3.13%) EDI
3 1 (1.56%) LDAP
3 1 (1.56%) Node.js
3 1 (1.56%) NumPy
3 1 (1.56%) PyTorch
3 1 (1.56%) RESTful
3 1 (1.56%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.25%) Derivative
3 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) NHS
4 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.13%) Social Media
4 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.13%) W3C
5 1 (1.56%) Blog
5 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.56%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.56%) LIMS
5 1 (1.56%) PACS
5 1 (1.56%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) Android
3 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.13%) Debian
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Solaris
4 2 (3.13%) SUSE
4 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Project Management
2 10 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.06%) Open Source
3 9 (14.06%) Programme Management
4 8 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (12.50%) Network Design
5 7 (10.94%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
6 5 (7.81%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.25%) Change Control
7 4 (6.25%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.25%) Logistics
7 4 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) Python
2 2 (3.13%) C
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.56%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) Degree
2 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.69%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.13%) CCIE
6 2 (3.13%) CCNP
6 2 (3.13%) CEH
6 2 (3.13%) CISSP
6 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 4 (6.25%) OASIS TOSCA
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) KVM
2 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.25%) Docker
3 4 (6.25%) LXC
4 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.25%) Cloudify
2 4 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (6.25%) Grafana
2 4 (6.25%) Juju
2 4 (6.25%) Prometheus
3 3 (4.69%) HP ALM
4 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.13%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Cisco
2 9 (14.06%) Ericsson
3 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 8 (12.50%) SAP
4 7 (10.94%) BT
5 5 (7.81%) Juniper
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle
6 4 (6.25%) Mirantis
7 3 (4.69%) ESRI
7 3 (4.69%) HP
7 3 (4.69%) Mapinfo
7 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.69%) VMware
8 2 (3.13%) Apple
8 2 (3.13%) Brocade
8 2 (3.13%) Citrix
9 1 (1.56%) Google
9 1 (1.56%) Mentor Graphics
9 1 (1.56%) NetScout
9 1 (1.56%) Polycom