Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of BT products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BT over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within BT Group plc.

BT
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 601 463 653
Rank change year-on-year -138 +190 +117
Contract jobs citing BT 145 41 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 25 65
10th Percentile £225 £209 £168
25th Percentile £313 £231 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £275 £390
Median % change year-on-year +63.64% -29.49% -9.30%
75th Percentile £573 £339 £500
90th Percentile £739 £440 £574
UK median daily rate £450 £300 £385
% change year-on-year +50.00% -22.08% -10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
10th Percentile £12.41 £15.73 £13.05
25th Percentile £12.45 £16.44 £13.50
Median hourly rate £12.78 £17.75 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.00% -1.39% +9.09%
75th Percentile £13.09 £18.94 £21.69
90th Percentile £13.14 £19.58 £22.03
UK median hourly rate £12.78 £17.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -28.00% -1.39% +9.09%

BT is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 26,998 11,975 32,746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.57% 43.17% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,077 7,944 21,161
10th Percentile £263 £256 £243
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £601 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 362 1,176
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.78 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.20 £20.81 £18.90
Median % change year-on-year -7.74% +10.11% +9.06%
75th Percentile £41.69 £45.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £51.61
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +11.76%

BT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BT as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BT in England

BT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BT in England.

Daily rate trend for BT in England

BT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BT in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for BT in England

BT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BT in England.

Hourly rate trend for BT in England

BT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BT within the England region over the 6 months to 27 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
London -168 52 £581 +102.73% 18
South West -22 35 £450 +67.44% 7
Midlands -66 17 £378 +68.00% 6
West Midlands -54 14 £525 +112.12% 6
East of England -48 12 £325 +1.56% 5
North of England -65 9 £104 - 8
North West -50 7 £104 - 5
South East -78 7 £343 +44.21% 8
East Midlands -31 3 £263 +176.32%
North East - 2 - - 1
BT
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing BT 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 England region with a requirement for BT.

1 59 (40.69%) Telecoms
2 54 (37.24%) Security Cleared
3 42 (28.97%) Social Skills
4 37 (25.52%) Finance
5 29 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
6 27 (18.62%) Project Management
7 26 (17.93%) SAP
8 25 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (13.79%) Nokia
10 20 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (12.41%) Openreach
12 16 (11.03%) Cisco
13 15 (10.34%) Ethernet
13 15 (10.34%) Oracle
13 15 (10.34%) Degree
13 15 (10.34%) SAP HANA
13 15 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
14 14 (9.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (9.66%) Ericsson
15 13 (8.97%) Analytics
16 12 (8.28%) Decision-Making
16 12 (8.28%) Project Delivery
16 12 (8.28%) PMO
16 12 (8.28%) Change Management
17 11 (7.59%) ADSL
17 11 (7.59%) WAN
17 11 (7.59%) Billing
17 11 (7.59%) Line Management
17 11 (7.59%) Coaching

BT
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.69%) InVision
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.69%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.69%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.69%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.69%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.69%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) AWS
2 4 (2.76%) GCP
3 3 (2.07%) Azure
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (2.07%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.38%) CloudSense
4 2 (1.38%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.38%) PowerApps
4 2 (1.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (1.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.69%) SaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
2 15 (10.34%) Ethernet
3 11 (7.59%) ADSL
3 11 (7.59%) WAN
4 10 (6.90%) 5G
4 10 (6.90%) LAN
5 9 (6.21%) 4G
5 9 (6.21%) LTE
6 8 (5.52%) MPLS
7 7 (4.83%) 3G
7 7 (4.83%) Broadband
7 7 (4.83%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (3.45%) Internet
9 4 (2.76%) IPsec
9 4 (2.76%) OSPF
9 4 (2.76%) VPN
9 4 (2.76%) Wireless
9 4 (2.76%) Wireshark
10 3 (2.07%) LLU
10 3 (2.07%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) SAP HANA
2 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.45%) QGIS
4 2 (1.38%) Big Data
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.38%) Power BI
4 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.38%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.69%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.69%) GIS
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.69%) VersionOne
General
1 59 (40.69%) Telecoms
2 42 (28.97%) Social Skills
3 37 (25.52%) Finance
4 11 (7.59%) Billing
5 9 (6.21%) Influencing Skills
5 9 (6.21%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (5.52%) Marketing
7 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (2.07%) Law
9 3 (2.07%) Legal
10 2 (1.38%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.69%) Advertising
11 1 (0.69%) Back Office
11 1 (0.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.69%) Military
11 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.69%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (11.72%) Project Manager
2 10 (6.90%) Implementation Specialist
2 10 (6.90%) Telecoms Specialist
3 7 (4.83%) Designer
4 6 (4.14%) Coordinator
4 6 (4.14%) Network Engineer
5 5 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (3.45%) Network Specialist
5 5 (3.45%) Sales Manager
6 4 (2.76%) Analyst
6 4 (2.76%) Architect
6 4 (2.76%) Project Coordinator
6 4 (2.76%) Provisioning Engineer
6 4 (2.76%) Telecoms Manager
7 3 (2.07%) Logistics Manager
7 3 (2.07%) Network Design Specialist
7 3 (2.07%) Product Manager
7 3 (2.07%) Radio Specialist
7 3 (2.07%) Senior Manager
7 3 (2.07%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.38%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.38%) LDAP
1 2 (1.38%) REST
1 2 (1.38%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.69%) JAXB
2 1 (0.69%) JDBC
2 1 (0.69%) JSON
2 1 (0.69%) Middleware
2 1 (0.69%) OAuth
2 1 (0.69%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.69%) ODBC
2 1 (0.69%) SAML
2 1 (0.69%) Spring
2 1 (0.69%) VML
2 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.83%) User Experience
4 6 (4.14%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (2.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.76%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.07%) BBC
6 3 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.38%) Blog
7 2 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.38%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.38%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.69%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.38%) Linux
1 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (1.38%) Solaris
1 2 (1.38%) Windows
2 1 (0.69%) Unix
2 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) Project Management
2 25 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (9.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (8.97%) Analytics
7 12 (8.28%) Change Management
7 12 (8.28%) Decision-Making
7 12 (8.28%) Project Delivery
8 11 (7.59%) Coaching
8 11 (7.59%) Line Management
9 10 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (6.21%) Matrix Organization
10 9 (6.21%) Scrum
11 8 (5.52%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (5.52%) Migration
12 7 (4.83%) Conflict Resolution
12 7 (4.83%) Network Design
12 7 (4.83%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.21%) Python
2 5 (3.45%) SQL
3 3 (2.07%) Java
4 2 (1.38%) Scala
5 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (37.24%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.34%) Degree
3 7 (4.83%) CCNA
3 7 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.76%) ACCA
4 4 (2.76%) CIMA
5 3 (2.07%) CCNP
5 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.38%) CWNA
6 2 (1.38%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.38%) PMP
6 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.69%) APMG
7 1 (0.69%) APMP
7 1 (0.69%) CCA
7 1 (0.69%) CCDP
7 1 (0.69%) CISA
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.28%) PMO
2 6 (4.14%) SLA
3 4 (2.76%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.07%) QA
5 1 (0.69%) GAAP
5 1 (0.69%) GDPR
5 1 (0.69%) ITGC
5 1 (0.69%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.69%) Docker
1 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.69%) Ionix
2 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (17.93%) SAP
2 20 (13.79%) Nokia
3 18 (12.41%) Openreach
4 16 (11.03%) Cisco
5 15 (10.34%) Oracle
6 14 (9.66%) Ericsson
7 8 (5.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.45%) ESRI
8 5 (3.45%) Huawei
8 5 (3.45%) Mapinfo
9 4 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.07%) Google
10 3 (2.07%) HP
10 3 (2.07%) Informatica
10 3 (2.07%) MuleSoft
10 3 (2.07%) Telstra
11 2 (1.38%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.38%) Qualys
11 2 (1.38%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.38%) Virgin Media