Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 54 55
Rank change year-on-year -35 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,654 3,350 3,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.81% 3.83% 3.69%
As % of the General category 7.50% 9.75% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,345 1,816 2,178
England median daily rate £425 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +5.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £228 £231 £215
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 155 105
England median hourly rate £22.00 £13.86 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.73% -38.40% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.33 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £14.40 £21.02
% change year-on-year +44.10% -31.49% +31.38%

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 35,395 34,367 37,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.41% 39.31% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,371 22,638 25,323
England median daily rate £475 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 832 908
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £48.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor 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 16 July 2018. 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
South East -17 1,033 £400 +6.67% 186
London -36 849 £475 +2.70% 549
East of England +1 228 £525 +10.53% 107
South West -24 194 £375 -6.25% 141
North of England -72 191 £425 +6.25% 113
Midlands -11 143 £350 -4.11% 79
North West -26 119 £491 +22.81% 75
West Midlands -6 95 £413 +14.98% 38
Yorkshire -90 49 £375 -9.64% 26
East Midlands +1 48 £218 -41.87% 41
North East -4 25 £475 +43.94% 12
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 806 (30.37%) Finance
2 602 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (17.52%) Marketing
4 458 (17.26%) SAP
4 458 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
5 445 (16.77%) Manufacturing
6 442 (16.65%) Programme Management
7 403 (15.18%) Electronics
8 385 (14.51%) Digital Marketing
9 292 (11.00%) Java
10 275 (10.36%) Project Management
11 259 (9.76%) ITIL
12 234 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 230 (8.67%) Microsoft
14 223 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
15 219 (8.25%) Degree
16 214 (8.06%) SQL
17 208 (7.84%) Cisco
18 203 (7.65%) Security Cleared
19 194 (7.31%) Linux
20 193 (7.27%) TDD
21 192 (7.23%) Windows
22 183 (6.90%) Scrum
23 176 (6.63%) JavaScript
24 171 (6.44%) Retail
25 169 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
26 159 (5.99%) Oracle
26 159 (5.99%) SC Cleared
27 157 (5.92%) DevOps
28 153 (5.76%) Amazon AWS

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 65 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 53 (2.00%) Mule
3 51 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
4 38 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 31 (1.17%) MS Exchange
6 29 (1.09%) Apache
7 27 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 26 (0.98%) Apache Spark
9 24 (0.90%) Skype for Business
10 21 (0.79%) CMS
11 19 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (0.57%) Confluence
12 15 (0.57%) Drupal
13 11 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.34%) SAS
15 9 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
17 7 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
17 7 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 135 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 122 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 45 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.15%) UXPin
11 3 (0.11%) InVision
12 2 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.075%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.038%) InDesign
13 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.038%) Maya
13 1 (0.038%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.038%) Simulink
13 1 (0.038%) SPSS
13 1 (0.038%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 23 (0.87%) SAP ERP
3 20 (0.75%) SAP PSCD
4 15 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.15%) Primavera
7 4 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.11%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.11%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.075%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.075%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.075%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.075%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.075%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 153 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
3 65 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (1.92%) Office 365
5 46 (1.73%) SaaS
6 34 (1.28%) PaaS
7 29 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.68%) Serverless
10 17 (0.64%) GitHub
11 16 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.45%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.45%) IaaS
14 9 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.34%) npm
14 9 (0.34%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 150 (5.65%) WAN
2 144 (5.43%) LAN
3 134 (5.05%) Firewall
4 109 (4.11%) Internet
5 90 (3.39%) VPN
6 80 (3.01%) Wireless
7 78 (2.94%) VoIP
8 76 (2.86%) MPLS
9 73 (2.75%) Broadband
10 68 (2.56%) DNS
11 65 (2.45%) TCP/IP
12 56 (2.11%) Network Security
13 52 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
14 48 (1.81%) 3G
14 48 (1.81%) 4G
15 47 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
16 46 (1.73%) ATM
17 44 (1.66%) Ethernet
18 42 (1.58%) BGP
18 42 (1.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (3.65%) Big Data
2 76 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 42 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 37 (1.39%) MySQL
6 36 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
7 33 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 32 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 25 (0.94%) Hadoop
10 24 (0.90%) MongoDB
10 24 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
11 23 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
14 15 (0.57%) Power BI
15 14 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.49%) QlikView
16 13 (0.49%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 73 (2.75%) Maven
2 62 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 61 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 60 (2.26%) JIRA
5 36 (1.36%) Cucumber
6 26 (0.98%) Selenium
7 24 (0.90%) JUnit
8 15 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 14 (0.53%) Subversion
10 13 (0.49%) gulp
10 13 (0.49%) IntelliJ
10 13 (0.49%) Mockito
11 12 (0.45%) Artifactory
11 12 (0.45%) GCC
11 12 (0.45%) GDB
12 11 (0.41%) Bower
13 10 (0.38%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.38%) GitLab
13 10 (0.38%) Gradle
13 10 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 806 (30.37%) Finance
2 465 (17.52%) Marketing
3 445 (16.77%) Manufacturing
4 403 (15.18%) Electronics
5 171 (6.44%) Retail
6 96 (3.62%) Banking
7 81 (3.05%) Billing
8 67 (2.52%) Legal
9 34 (1.28%) Games
10 25 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
11 19 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 17 (0.64%) Front Office
13 16 (0.60%) Local Government
14 15 (0.57%) Advertising
14 15 (0.57%) Back Office
15 14 (0.53%) Automotive
16 13 (0.49%) Law
17 12 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.41%) Publishing
19 10 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 397 (14.96%) Developer
2 285 (10.74%) Analyst
3 227 (8.55%) Architect
4 191 (7.20%) Project Manager
5 119 (4.48%) Consultant
6 98 (3.69%) Network Engineer
7 96 (3.62%) Java Developer
8 91 (3.43%) Business Analyst
9 83 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 74 (2.79%) Telecoms Manager
11 73 (2.75%) Designer
12 68 (2.56%) Support Engineer
13 65 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (2.26%) Service Manager
15 58 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
16 47 (1.77%) IT Manager
17 46 (1.73%) Administrator
18 44 (1.66%) Coordinator
19 43 (1.62%) Software Engineer
20 42 (1.58%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (5.28%) CSS
2 139 (5.24%) Web Services
3 130 (4.90%) HTML
4 104 (3.92%) SOAP
5 103 (3.88%) RESTful
6 91 (3.43%) XML
7 87 (3.28%) JSON
7 87 (3.28%) Middleware
8 72 (2.71%) REST
9 69 (2.60%) AngularJS
10 67 (2.52%) jQuery
11 61 (2.30%) Node.js
12 57 (2.15%) .NET
13 54 (2.03%) Spring
14 53 (2.00%) Apache Camel
14 53 (2.00%) React
15 49 (1.85%) Swagger
16 46 (1.73%) XSLT
17 39 (1.47%) HTML5
18 34 (1.28%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 223 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 122 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
4 98 (3.69%) User Experience
5 78 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 63 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 61 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 52 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 50 (1.88%) Driving Licence
10 47 (1.77%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.24%) PMI
12 32 (1.21%) Digital Media
13 31 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 31 (1.17%) NHS
14 27 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
15 24 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
16 23 (0.87%) Blackberry
17 22 (0.83%) Social Media
18 16 (0.60%) CMDB
18 16 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 194 (7.31%) Linux
2 192 (7.23%) Windows
3 98 (3.69%) Unix
4 63 (2.37%) Android
5 50 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 45 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 42 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 29 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 28 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.94%) Solaris
11 19 (0.72%) CentOS
12 17 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 17 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 16 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
19 4 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
3 442 (16.65%) Programme Management
4 385 (14.51%) Digital Marketing
5 275 (10.36%) Project Management
6 259 (9.76%) ITIL
7 234 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 193 (7.27%) TDD
9 183 (6.90%) Scrum
10 169 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
11 157 (5.92%) DevOps
12 146 (5.50%) Migration
13 140 (5.28%) Service Management
14 117 (4.41%) SOA
15 111 (4.18%) Test Automation
16 108 (4.07%) PRINCE2
17 96 (3.62%) Change Management
18 95 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
19 91 (3.43%) Business Analysis
20 86 (3.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 292 (11.00%) Java
2 214 (8.06%) SQL
3 176 (6.63%) JavaScript
4 150 (5.65%) Python
5 93 (3.50%) C#
6 59 (2.22%) C++
7 56 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 47 (1.77%) C
9 40 (1.51%) Java 8
9 40 (1.51%) XPath
10 36 (1.36%) Scala
11 32 (1.21%) PHP
12 29 (1.09%) Perl
13 27 (1.02%) Ruby
13 27 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.64%) ES6
16 16 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.53%) R
17 14 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 219 (8.25%) Degree
2 203 (7.65%) Security Cleared
3 159 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 118 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (2.68%) CCNA
6 64 (2.41%) CCNP
7 51 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 32 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 30 (1.13%) PMP
10 27 (1.02%) CISSP
11 24 (0.90%) ISEB
12 23 (0.87%) CCIE
12 23 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (0.87%) DV Cleared
13 20 (0.75%) CCA
14 18 (0.68%) CISM
14 18 (0.68%) MCSE
15 17 (0.64%) MCP
15 17 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.58%) SLA
2 78 (2.94%) PMO
3 59 (2.22%) QA
4 33 (1.24%) GDPR
5 32 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (1.02%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.90%) GCP
8 15 (0.57%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.30%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.15%) HL7
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.11%) COBIT
14 3 (0.11%) IFRS
15 2 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.075%) P3O
System Software
1 117 (4.41%) Docker
2 104 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 59 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.45%) vSphere
6 8 (0.30%) XenApp
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.19%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.15%) Postfix
9 4 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.11%) etcd
10 3 (0.11%) flannel
10 3 (0.11%) Samba
10 3 (0.11%) Squid
10 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 94 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 73 (2.75%) Ansible
3 60 (2.26%) Puppet
4 37 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (1.09%) Terraform
6 20 (0.75%) SCCM
7 19 (0.72%) HP ALM
8 16 (0.60%) Salt
9 12 (0.45%) Packer
10 10 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.34%) Oozie
12 8 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.30%) Kibana
13 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
14 6 (0.23%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.23%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 458 (17.26%) SAP
2 230 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 208 (7.84%) Cisco
4 159 (5.99%) Oracle
5 71 (2.68%) VMware
6 55 (2.07%) Google
7 52 (1.96%) Juniper
8 50 (1.88%) WSO2
9 49 (1.85%) HP
10 47 (1.77%) Remedy
11 37 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
12 36 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 33 (1.24%) Citrix
13 33 (1.24%) Huawei
14 30 (1.13%) BT
15 27 (1.02%) Adobe
15 27 (1.02%) TIBCO
16 26 (0.98%) CheckPoint
17 24 (0.90%) Ericsson
18 23 (0.87%) ServiceNow