Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 71 49
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22 -3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3358 3099 3999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.60% 3.18% 3.82%
As % of the General category 9.07% 8.71% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1892 1857 2174
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £238 £213 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 137 184
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -3.13% -23.81%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.15 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.50 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year +34.96% +2.50% -28.57%

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 37003 35573 41462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.69% 36.53% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24816 23937 27037
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £634
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 869 1124
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +0.60% +13.60%
10th Percentile £12.08 £11.40 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.79
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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +7 1298 £372 +0.54% 64
London +2 1048 £475 +6.74% 82
South West +11 324 £390 +7.59% 62
East of England +40 295 £513 +36.67% 13
North of England 0 233 £400 +11.11% 44
Midlands -1 141 £350 -6.67% 15
North West -15 112 £400 - 37
Yorkshire +2 110 £400 +14.29% 7
West Midlands -7 86 £325 -7.14% 6
East Midlands +10 55 £350 -12.61% 9
North East +56 12 £413 +10.00%
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 1128 (33.59%) Finance
2 854 (25.43%) Marketing
3 817 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
4 811 (24.15%) Business Intelligence
5 800 (23.82%) Programme Management
6 777 (23.14%) Electronics
7 764 (22.75%) SAP
8 762 (22.69%) Manufacturing
9 749 (22.30%) Digital Marketing
10 403 (12.00%) Security Cleared
11 360 (10.72%) Project Management
12 315 (9.38%) Degree
13 314 (9.35%) Microsoft
14 309 (9.20%) Java
15 303 (9.02%) Linux
16 297 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 291 (8.67%) SC Cleared
18 281 (8.37%) ITIL
19 263 (7.83%) TDD
20 248 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
21 244 (7.27%) Scrum
22 239 (7.12%) Oracle
23 231 (6.88%) SQL
24 228 (6.79%) Windows
25 225 (6.70%) Cisco
26 208 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
27 207 (6.16%) Python
28 186 (5.54%) DevOps
29 185 (5.51%) JavaScript
30 180 (5.36%) JSON

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 88 (2.62%) Mule
2 84 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 80 (2.38%) Apache Spark
4 77 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 75 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 47 (1.40%) Confluence
6 47 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 46 (1.37%) Apache
8 35 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 29 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 25 (0.74%) CMS
11 23 (0.68%) IIS
12 18 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.48%) JBoss
13 16 (0.48%) nginx
14 14 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.39%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 12 (0.36%) Mule ESB
16 12 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 208 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 166 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.12%) Maya
11 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.089%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.060%) InDesign
13 2 (0.060%) MicroStation
13 2 (0.060%) SPSS
13 2 (0.060%) Stata
14 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.24%) Primavera
7 7 (0.21%) R3 Corda
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.15%) Radian6
9 5 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
9 5 (0.15%) SAP FI-AP
9 5 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
9 5 (0.15%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.12%) Eikon
10 4 (0.12%) Social Studio
11 3 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 119 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 47 (1.40%) Office 365
5 38 (1.13%) IaaS
6 32 (0.95%) GitHub
7 26 (0.77%) PaaS
8 25 (0.74%) SaaS
9 19 (0.57%) Trello
10 18 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 14 (0.42%) G Suite
13 12 (0.36%) Slack
14 11 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
14 11 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 10 (0.30%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.21%) Force.com
17 6 (0.18%) npm
17 6 (0.18%) Serverless
18 5 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 152 (4.53%) Wireless
2 151 (4.50%) WAN
3 148 (4.41%) LAN
4 140 (4.17%) Firewall
5 134 (3.99%) LTE
6 111 (3.31%) VoIP
7 106 (3.16%) VPN
8 102 (3.04%) TCP/IP
9 94 (2.80%) 4G
10 88 (2.62%) 3G
11 82 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
12 81 (2.41%) Internet
13 77 (2.29%) MPLS
13 77 (2.29%) Radio Access Network
14 71 (2.11%) Broadband
15 68 (2.03%) DNS
16 56 (1.67%) Network Security
17 52 (1.55%) Ethernet
17 52 (1.55%) GSM
18 42 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (4.41%) Big Data
2 110 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 93 (2.77%) SQL Server
4 73 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 49 (1.46%) MySQL
7 47 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 42 (1.25%) MongoDB
10 39 (1.16%) HBase
10 39 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 36 (1.07%) Apache Hive
12 29 (0.86%) GIS
13 28 (0.83%) NoSQL
14 24 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
15 17 (0.51%) Sqoop
16 14 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
16 14 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.39%) IBM BigInsights
18 12 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 132 (3.93%) Maven
2 127 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 100 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 99 (2.95%) JIRA
5 52 (1.55%) Cucumber
6 35 (1.04%) SoapUI
7 34 (1.01%) Subversion
8 31 (0.92%) Selenium
9 29 (0.86%) Visual Studio
10 24 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (0.66%) TeamCity
12 20 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 20 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (0.57%) WebDriver
14 18 (0.54%) Artifactory
15 16 (0.48%) Ant
16 14 (0.42%) IntelliJ
17 13 (0.39%) Grunt
18 12 (0.36%) Jasmine
18 12 (0.36%) JUnit
General
1 1128 (33.59%) Finance
2 854 (25.43%) Marketing
3 777 (23.14%) Electronics
4 762 (22.69%) Manufacturing
5 138 (4.11%) Retail
6 136 (4.05%) Banking
7 104 (3.10%) Billing
8 70 (2.08%) Legal
9 41 (1.22%) Games
10 34 (1.01%) Back Office
11 32 (0.95%) Military
12 22 (0.66%) Law
13 21 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
14 19 (0.57%) French Language
15 17 (0.51%) German Language
16 13 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.39%) Publishing
17 12 (0.36%) Advertising
18 11 (0.33%) Front Office
19 10 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 500 (14.89%) Developer
2 375 (11.17%) Analyst
3 259 (7.71%) Project Manager
4 240 (7.15%) Architect
5 151 (4.50%) Consultant
6 138 (4.11%) Business Analyst
7 126 (3.75%) Telecoms Manager
8 121 (3.60%) Telecoms Engineer
9 113 (3.37%) Java Developer
10 106 (3.16%) Designer
11 103 (3.07%) Network Engineer
12 97 (2.89%) Senior Developer
13 87 (2.59%) Agile Developer
14 82 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
15 76 (2.26%) Coordinator
16 75 (2.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
17 71 (2.11%) Support Engineer
18 64 (1.91%) Administrator
18 64 (1.91%) Integration Developer
19 63 (1.88%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (5.36%) JSON
2 160 (4.76%) HTML
3 153 (4.56%) XML
4 146 (4.35%) CSS
5 137 (4.08%) Web Services
6 125 (3.72%) SOAP
7 121 (3.60%) Middleware
8 116 (3.45%) REST
9 101 (3.01%) XSLT
10 97 (2.89%) Swagger
11 96 (2.86%) WireMock
12 95 (2.83%) .NET
13 94 (2.80%) AngularJS
14 90 (2.68%) Apache Camel
15 89 (2.65%) RESTful
16 68 (2.03%) Spring
17 67 (2.00%) jQuery
18 62 (1.85%) CSS3
18 62 (1.85%) HTML5
19 56 (1.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 248 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
3 120 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 114 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 112 (3.34%) Data Centre
6 106 (3.16%) User Experience
7 54 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 39 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 38 (1.13%) Driving Licence
9 38 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.04%) Smartphone
11 34 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 33 (0.98%) NHS
13 32 (0.95%) PMI
14 31 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 28 (0.83%) CMDB
15 28 (0.83%) Fintech
16 26 (0.77%) PKI
17 24 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
18 22 (0.66%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 303 (9.02%) Linux
2 228 (6.79%) Windows
3 127 (3.78%) Unix
4 65 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 49 (1.46%) Android
6 46 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 38 (1.13%) Windows 7
8 36 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 27 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 23 (0.68%) Solaris
14 20 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.42%) CentOS
16 11 (0.33%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.30%) AIX
18 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (24.33%) Agile Software Development
2 811 (24.15%) Business Intelligence
3 800 (23.82%) Programme Management
4 749 (22.30%) Digital Marketing
5 360 (10.72%) Project Management
6 297 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 281 (8.37%) ITIL
8 263 (7.83%) TDD
9 244 (7.27%) Scrum
10 186 (5.54%) DevOps
11 179 (5.33%) PRINCE2
12 164 (4.88%) Service Management
13 163 (4.85%) Analytics
14 161 (4.79%) SOA
15 158 (4.71%) Test Automation
16 131 (3.90%) Migration
17 130 (3.87%) Service Delivery
18 127 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
19 124 (3.69%) Configuration Management
20 118 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 309 (9.20%) Java
2 231 (6.88%) SQL
3 207 (6.16%) Python
4 185 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 99 (2.95%) C
6 96 (2.86%) C#
6 96 (2.86%) XPath
7 56 (1.67%) C++
8 47 (1.40%) Shell Script
9 43 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 40 (1.19%) Perl
11 38 (1.13%) Embedded C
12 33 (0.98%) Ruby
13 32 (0.95%) PHP
14 26 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 25 (0.74%) VB
16 20 (0.60%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.57%) R
17 19 (0.57%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.39%) ES6
Qualifications
1 403 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 315 (9.38%) Degree
3 291 (8.67%) SC Cleared
4 101 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 53 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 52 (1.55%) CCNA
8 49 (1.46%) CISSP
9 48 (1.43%) PMP
10 43 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
11 41 (1.22%) CCNP
11 41 (1.22%) CISM
12 37 (1.10%) CCIE
13 34 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 33 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
15 31 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (0.80%) ISEB
17 26 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
17 26 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
18 25 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.77%) SLA
2 89 (2.65%) PMO
2 89 (2.65%) QA
3 64 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.25%) GDPR
5 35 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 29 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.77%) JSP 440
8 17 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.27%) COBIT
9 9 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.24%) IFRS
10 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.15%) NEBOSH
12 4 (0.12%) RMADS
13 3 (0.089%) ECSS
14 2 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.060%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 109 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 100 (2.98%) Docker
3 79 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.74%) HDFS
5 21 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (0.63%) vSphere
6 20 (0.60%) iptables
7 18 (0.54%) Apache Flume
8 17 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.48%) KVM
10 11 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.24%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.21%) Firmware
12 7 (0.21%) XenApp
12 7 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.18%) Samba
14 5 (0.15%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.12%) Postfix
15 4 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 98 (2.92%) Puppet
2 94 (2.80%) Ansible
3 68 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (1.34%) Kubernetes
5 32 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.63%) SCCM
6 21 (0.63%) Terraform
7 19 (0.57%) Netcool
8 18 (0.54%) logstash
9 16 (0.48%) Kibana
10 15 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 15 (0.45%) Salt
11 14 (0.42%) SELinux
12 13 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
13 12 (0.36%) Control-M
13 12 (0.36%) Grafana
14 11 (0.33%) Ambari
15 10 (0.30%) HAProxy
15 10 (0.30%) Rancher
16 9 (0.27%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 764 (22.75%) SAP
2 314 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 239 (7.12%) Oracle
4 225 (6.70%) Cisco
5 129 (3.84%) VMware
6 95 (2.83%) HP
7 73 (2.17%) WSO2
8 65 (1.94%) IBM
8 65 (1.94%) Remedy
9 55 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 54 (1.61%) ServiceNow
11 53 (1.58%) Adobe
12 52 (1.55%) Juniper
13 49 (1.46%) Google
14 45 (1.34%) Huawei
15 44 (1.31%) Citrix
16 36 (1.07%) Ericsson
16 36 (1.07%) Nokia
17 34 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
18 32 (0.95%) BMC