Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 2 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 68 66
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,365 1,768 1,284
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.28% 3.35% 3.48%
As % of the General category 5.69% 6.29% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,427 1,173 730
10th Percentile £263 £263 £229
25th Percentile £400 £360 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £439
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.56% +3.24%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £538
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 53 47
10th Percentile £19.85 £12.00 £12.93
25th Percentile £25.50 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.73% +41.03% -12.36%
75th Percentile £50.21 £45.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.56 £50.17 £52.70
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £26.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.31% +33.88% -8.23%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 41,558 28,093 19,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 57.68% 53.29% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,241 18,962 12,723
10th Percentile £325 £306 £270
25th Percentile £445 £405 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £662 £619 £600
90th Percentile £771 £706 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,074 718
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £12.40
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £20.94 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.21% +4.68% -
75th Percentile £47.50 £41.33 £39.80
90th Percentile £60.90 £55.00 £52.65
UK median hourly rate £24.46 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.48% +5.00% +2.56%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
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 Telecoms within the England region over the 6 months to 2 July 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
London -16 845 £525 +5.00% 165
South East +5 672 £434 +2.06% 125
South West +7 242 £475 +5.56% 71
Midlands +29 168 £439 +25.36% 55
West Midlands +33 146 £440 +25.71% 33
North of England -45 106 £525 +21.39% 80
North West -32 70 £525 +19.32% 45
East of England -32 64 £520 +31.65% 36
Yorkshire -33 32 £513 +5.56% 25
East Midlands -10 20 £343 +30.48% 22
North East -13 4 £525 +105.88% 10
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 England region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 694 (29.34%) Finance
2 557 (23.55%) Social Skills
3 518 (21.90%) Marketing
4 492 (20.80%) Programme Management
5 490 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
5 490 (20.72%) Public Sector
6 487 (20.59%) SAP
7 479 (20.25%) Manufacturing
8 465 (19.66%) Electronics
9 455 (19.24%) Digital Marketing
10 418 (17.67%) Agile
11 343 (14.50%) Project Management
12 309 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 293 (12.39%) Microsoft
14 269 (11.37%) Project Delivery
15 217 (9.18%) Azure
16 179 (7.57%) JIRA
17 178 (7.53%) ITIL
18 174 (7.36%) Security Cleared
19 170 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
20 168 (7.10%) Degree
21 166 (7.02%) Migration
22 165 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
23 160 (6.77%) SQL
24 157 (6.64%) PRINCE2
24 157 (6.64%) DevOps
25 152 (6.43%) AWS
26 140 (5.92%) Python
27 133 (5.62%) Linux
28 132 (5.58%) Cisco

Telecoms
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 75 (3.17%) Confluence
2 38 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 37 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 21 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 15 (0.63%) CMS
6 14 (0.59%) nginx
7 9 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.34%) Apache
9 6 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.21%) SAS
11 4 (0.17%) Hyperledger
11 4 (0.17%) IIS
11 4 (0.17%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.13%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.13%) Liferay
13 2 (0.085%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.042%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.042%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 98 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
4 54 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.30%) Sketch
7 5 (0.21%) Maya
8 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.085%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.042%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.042%) InVision
11 1 (0.042%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.042%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.042%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.042%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.25%) PRMS
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.21%) Fidessa
4 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.085%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.085%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.085%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.085%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.042%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.042%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.042%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.042%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 217 (9.18%) Azure
2 152 (6.43%) AWS
3 98 (4.14%) GCP
4 59 (2.49%) PaaS
5 56 (2.37%) Microsoft 365
6 51 (2.16%) SaaS
7 42 (1.78%) Power Platform
8 40 (1.69%) Azure DevOps
9 38 (1.61%) GitHub
10 35 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 34 (1.44%) IaaS
12 15 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (0.63%) Figma
13 13 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (0.55%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.55%) SAP Commerce Cloud
13 13 (0.55%) Serverless
14 12 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
15 11 (0.47%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 121 (5.12%) 5G
2 117 (4.95%) 4G
2 117 (4.95%) Wireless
3 114 (4.82%) WAN
4 106 (4.48%) Firewall
5 99 (4.19%) LAN
6 92 (3.89%) 3G
7 89 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
8 78 (3.30%) 2G
9 77 (3.26%) Radio Access Network
10 75 (3.17%) VoLTE
11 72 (3.04%) Broadband
12 68 (2.88%) LTE
13 62 (2.62%) Internet
14 61 (2.58%) DNS
15 55 (2.33%) Network Security
16 47 (1.99%) VoIP
17 45 (1.90%) MPLS
18 41 (1.73%) VPN
19 37 (1.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (1.61%) Power BI
3 32 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 31 (1.31%) SQL Server
5 30 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 27 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (1.10%) Big Data
7 26 (1.10%) MySQL
8 25 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.97%) BigQuery
9 23 (0.97%) Metadata
10 20 (0.85%) Tableau
11 18 (0.76%) Data Lake
12 16 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
12 16 (0.68%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.55%) Couchbase
14 13 (0.55%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 179 (7.57%) JIRA
2 46 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 41 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.63%) CircleCI
5 12 (0.51%) GitLab
5 12 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.21%) Crucible
7 5 (0.21%) Robot Framework
7 5 (0.21%) Selenium
7 5 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.17%) ERwin
8 4 (0.17%) Maven
8 4 (0.17%) Storybook
8 4 (0.17%) Subversion
9 3 (0.13%) JMeter
9 3 (0.13%) JUnit
9 3 (0.13%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.13%) Xcode
General
1 694 (29.34%) Finance
2 557 (23.55%) Social Skills
3 518 (21.90%) Marketing
4 490 (20.72%) Public Sector
5 479 (20.25%) Manufacturing
6 465 (19.66%) Electronics
7 170 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
8 107 (4.52%) Presentation Skills
9 89 (3.76%) Retail
10 71 (3.00%) Billing
11 69 (2.92%) Influencing Skills
12 68 (2.88%) Legal
13 42 (1.78%) Banking
13 42 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
14 38 (1.61%) Games
15 28 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
16 22 (0.93%) Law
17 17 (0.72%) Documentation Skills
18 13 (0.55%) Digital Economy
19 12 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 391 (16.53%) Project Manager
2 267 (11.29%) Analyst
3 238 (10.06%) Architect
4 162 (6.85%) Developer
5 142 (6.00%) Business Analyst
6 138 (5.84%) Telecoms Manager
7 102 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
8 95 (4.02%) Delivery Manager
9 93 (3.93%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 83 (3.51%) Network Engineer
11 82 (3.47%) Designer
12 65 (2.75%) IT Manager
13 55 (2.33%) Design Engineer
14 54 (2.28%) Coordinator
14 54 (2.28%) Telecoms Analyst
15 53 (2.24%) Senior Manager
16 52 (2.20%) Programme Manager
17 49 (2.07%) Consultant
18 47 (1.99%) Telecoms Business Analyst
19 41 (1.73%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.41%) HTML
2 52 (2.20%) REST
3 48 (2.03%) AngularJS
4 45 (1.90%) .NET
5 39 (1.65%) CSS
6 36 (1.52%) Kafka
7 33 (1.40%) React
8 32 (1.35%) Node.js
8 32 (1.35%) OAuth
9 24 (1.01%) Web Services
10 23 (0.97%) RESTful
11 22 (0.93%) OAuth2
12 21 (0.89%) SOAP
13 20 (0.85%) JSON
13 20 (0.85%) XML
14 19 (0.80%) Spring
15 18 (0.76%) gRPC
16 17 (0.72%) Spring Boot
17 13 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
18 12 (0.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.40%) Data Centre
2 79 (3.34%) Data Protection Act
3 77 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
4 75 (3.17%) NHS
5 74 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 73 (3.09%) User Experience
7 50 (2.11%) Virtual Team
8 46 (1.95%) PMI
9 31 (1.31%) IoT
9 31 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 26 (1.10%) Public Cloud
11 23 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 20 (0.85%) PKI
12 20 (0.85%) Smart Meter
13 18 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (0.68%) Fibre Optics
15 15 (0.63%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 133 (5.62%) Linux
2 121 (5.12%) Windows
3 42 (1.78%) Unix
4 40 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 28 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 22 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.63%) Android
8 12 (0.51%) CentOS
8 12 (0.51%) Debian
9 11 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.30%) Solaris
12 6 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.17%) AIX
13 4 (0.17%) HPUX
13 4 (0.17%) VMS
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (20.80%) Programme Management
2 490 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
3 455 (19.24%) Digital Marketing
4 418 (17.67%) Agile
5 343 (14.50%) Project Management
6 309 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 269 (11.37%) Project Delivery
8 178 (7.53%) ITIL
9 166 (7.02%) Migration
10 165 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
11 157 (6.64%) DevOps
11 157 (6.64%) PRINCE2
12 124 (5.24%) Analytics
13 110 (4.65%) CI/CD
13 110 (4.65%) Scrum
14 100 (4.23%) Data Protection
15 96 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
16 92 (3.89%) Change Management
17 91 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
18 86 (3.64%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 160 (6.77%) SQL
2 140 (5.92%) Python
3 69 (2.92%) Java
4 61 (2.58%) C
5 58 (2.45%) JavaScript
6 45 (1.90%) TypeScript
7 37 (1.56%) Bash
8 31 (1.31%) C#
9 27 (1.14%) PowerShell
10 23 (0.97%) Go
10 23 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 18 (0.76%) C++
12 15 (0.63%) R
13 14 (0.59%) PHP
14 13 (0.55%) Perl
15 12 (0.51%) Kotlin
15 12 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.51%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.34%) Ruby
17 7 (0.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 174 (7.36%) Security Cleared
2 168 (7.10%) Degree
3 131 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 87 (3.68%) PMI Certification
5 65 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (2.20%) PMP
7 49 (2.07%) CCNP
8 46 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 37 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 33 (1.40%) CCNA
10 33 (1.40%) CISSP
11 26 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 23 (0.97%) CCIE
13 22 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.85%) ISTQB
15 18 (0.76%) ISEB
16 17 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
18 13 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.02%) PMO
2 68 (2.88%) QA
3 42 (1.78%) SLA
4 37 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (1.18%) Data Quality
6 27 (1.14%) GDPR
7 22 (0.93%) NIST
8 18 (0.76%) Accessibility
9 10 (0.42%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.30%) COBIT
11 7 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.30%) NCSC
11 7 (0.30%) OASIS TOSCA
11 7 (0.30%) RMADS
12 4 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.17%) NEBOSH
12 4 (0.17%) WCAG
13 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (3.21%) Docker
2 62 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (1.31%) vCloud
6 14 (0.59%) VMware NSX
7 12 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (0.51%) vSphere
8 11 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.25%) HDFS
10 6 (0.25%) KVM
10 6 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.17%) Xen
12 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.13%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.085%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 89 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 84 (3.55%) Terraform
3 52 (2.20%) Ansible
4 29 (1.23%) Prometheus
5 27 (1.14%) Grafana
6 24 (1.01%) Puppet
7 16 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 16 (0.68%) Consul
8 14 (0.59%) FortiGate
9 13 (0.55%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.51%) Fluentd
10 12 (0.51%) HAProxy
11 11 (0.47%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.38%) Rancher
12 9 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.34%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.34%) Kibana
14 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.30%) SCCM
14 7 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 487 (20.59%) SAP
2 293 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 132 (5.58%) Cisco
4 99 (4.19%) Remedy
5 74 (3.13%) VMware
6 65 (2.75%) Oracle
7 63 (2.66%) Ericsson
8 53 (2.24%) Google
9 49 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (2.03%) ServiceNow
11 40 (1.69%) Adobe
12 36 (1.52%) Nokia
13 35 (1.48%) Huawei
13 35 (1.48%) Juniper
14 33 (1.40%) F5
15 31 (1.31%) BT
15 31 (1.31%) Red Hat
16 24 (1.01%) CA
17 20 (0.85%) CheckPoint
18 19 (0.80%) Avaya