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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 62 46
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 111 69 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.77% 2.76% 4.21%
As % of the General category 16.30% 8.07% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 28 56
Median daily rate £538 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £249 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £458 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Median hourly rate £44.00 £36.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.54% +12.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £29.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £37.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  

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 681 855 911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.27% 34.21% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 437 508
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £205 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 92 76
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £12.20 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Essex +29 61 £538 +91.96% 6
Cambridgeshire +10 17 £338 -46.00% 29
Hertfordshire -24 16 £450 +42.85% 11
Suffolk +17 10 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire -2 5 £450 - 5
Norfolk +2 2 £450 -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 97 (47.55%) Finance
2 95 (46.57%) Electronics
3 81 (39.71%) Manufacturing
4 78 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (37.25%) Programme Management
6 73 (35.78%) SAP
7 71 (34.80%) Business Intelligence
7 71 (34.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 71 (34.80%) Marketing
7 71 (34.80%) Digital Marketing
8 65 (31.86%) SOA
9 63 (30.88%) TDD
10 56 (27.45%) Middleware
11 47 (23.04%) JSON
12 45 (22.06%) Degree
13 40 (19.61%) XML
14 39 (19.12%) Greenfield Project
15 37 (18.14%) XSLT
15 37 (18.14%) Oracle
15 37 (18.14%) XPath
15 37 (18.14%) Swagger
16 35 (17.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 35 (17.16%) WSO2
17 34 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
17 34 (16.67%) Apache Camel
17 34 (16.67%) Mule
17 34 (16.67%) Maven
17 34 (16.67%) WireMock
18 29 (14.22%) DevOps
18 29 (14.22%) Scrum

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 35 (17.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (16.67%) Mule
2 34 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.47%) Apache
4 3 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.98%) SAS
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Predix
6 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.49%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.90%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.43%) AutoCAD
4 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 71 (34.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (0.98%) IaaS
1 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.98%) Office 365
1 2 (0.98%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.35%) Wireless
2 14 (6.86%) LAN
3 10 (4.90%) WAN
4 5 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.96%) 2G
5 4 (1.96%) 4G
5 4 (1.96%) Firewall
6 3 (1.47%) 3G
6 3 (1.47%) HTTP
6 3 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (1.47%) SNMP
6 3 (1.47%) VoIP
7 2 (0.98%) GSM
7 2 (0.98%) HSPA
7 2 (0.98%) Internet
7 2 (0.98%) Node B
7 2 (0.98%) RNC
7 2 (0.98%) SSL
7 2 (0.98%) VPN
7 2 (0.98%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (1.47%) Redis
2 2 (0.98%) GIS
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.49%) Big Data
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.49%) HBase
3 1 (0.49%) Impala
3 1 (0.49%) Informix
3 1 (0.49%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (16.67%) Maven
2 17 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.96%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.96%) Subversion
5 3 (1.47%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.47%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.47%) ClearQuest
5 3 (1.47%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.49%) JMeter
General
1 97 (47.55%) Finance
2 95 (46.57%) Electronics
3 81 (39.71%) Manufacturing
4 71 (34.80%) Marketing
5 7 (3.43%) Banking
6 5 (2.45%) Automotive
7 3 (1.47%) Avionics
7 3 (1.47%) Billing
7 3 (1.47%) Games
7 3 (1.47%) Retail
8 2 (0.98%) Local Government
8 2 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Legal
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (27.45%) Developer
2 32 (15.69%) Agile Developer
2 32 (15.69%) SOA Developer
3 30 (14.71%) Integration Developer
4 16 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.35%) Embedded Engineer
5 15 (7.35%) Test Engineer
6 12 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 12 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) Audio Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) IT Engineer
7 10 (4.90%) Middleware Engineer
8 9 (4.41%) Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) Architect
9 8 (3.92%) Facilities Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Designer
10 7 (3.43%) Lead Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (27.45%) Middleware
2 47 (23.04%) JSON
3 40 (19.61%) XML
4 37 (18.14%) Swagger
4 37 (18.14%) XSLT
5 34 (16.67%) Apache Camel
5 34 (16.67%) WireMock
6 11 (5.39%) RESTful
7 10 (4.90%) SOAP
7 10 (4.90%) Web Services
8 6 (2.94%) HTML
9 5 (2.45%) CSS
10 4 (1.96%) .NET
10 4 (1.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.96%) Node.js
10 4 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.96%) WSDL
10 4 (1.96%) XSD
11 3 (1.47%) D3.js
11 3 (1.47%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.12%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.43%) PMI
5 6 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.47%) User Experience
7 3 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.98%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.49%) CCTV
9 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.49%) IPTV
9 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.82%) Linux
2 14 (6.86%) Windows
3 8 (3.92%) Unix
4 6 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.47%) Android
6 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.47%) CentOS
6 3 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.98%) Fedora
7 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.49%) Debian
8 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (37.25%) Programme Management
3 71 (34.80%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (34.80%) Digital Marketing
4 65 (31.86%) SOA
5 63 (30.88%) TDD
6 29 (14.22%) DevOps
6 29 (14.22%) Scrum
7 21 (10.29%) Configuration Management
7 21 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.31%) Test Automation
9 18 (8.82%) Project Management
10 13 (6.37%) Mathematics
10 13 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (5.88%) Test Scripting
12 11 (5.39%) CRM
12 11 (5.39%) Digital Signal Processing
12 11 (5.39%) ITIL
12 11 (5.39%) Signal Processing
12 11 (5.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.14%) XPath
2 29 (14.22%) Python
3 22 (10.78%) C
3 22 (10.78%) Java
4 15 (7.35%) Embedded C
5 14 (6.86%) Tcl
6 5 (2.45%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.96%) C++
7 4 (1.96%) Groovy
7 4 (1.96%) Perl
8 3 (1.47%) Ruby
8 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.47%) SQL
9 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.49%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.49%) R
10 1 (0.49%) sed
10 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (22.06%) Degree
2 14 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.43%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.96%) CCNA
5 4 (1.96%) CISSP
5 4 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.47%) CISM
6 3 (1.47%) HNC
6 3 (1.47%) SSCP
7 2 (0.98%) CCENT
7 2 (0.98%) CCNP
7 2 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.98%) MCSA
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.94%) SLA
2 3 (1.47%) ECSS
3 2 (0.98%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.47%) Cygwin
2 3 (1.47%) Firmware
2 3 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.49%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (8.82%) Puppet
2 3 (1.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.49%) Kibana
3 1 (0.49%) MOM
3 1 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.49%) WSUS
3 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (35.78%) SAP
2 37 (18.14%) Oracle
3 35 (17.16%) WSO2
4 15 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.43%) Nokia
6 6 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.96%) Cisco
8 3 (1.47%) IBM
8 3 (1.47%) VMware
9 2 (0.98%) Actix
9 2 (0.98%) BT
9 2 (0.98%) Dell
9 2 (0.98%) EMC
9 2 (0.98%) Ericsson
9 2 (0.98%) HP
9 2 (0.98%) Huawei
9 2 (0.98%) Mitel
9 2 (0.98%) Siemens
10 1 (0.49%) Mentor Graphics
10 1 (0.49%) Xilinx
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