Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 68 94
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26 -39
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,269 2,957 2,653
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.47% 3.45% 2.80%
As % of the General category 8.80% 8.73% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 1,717 1,404
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £231 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £621 £625
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 69 92
Median hourly rate £21.50 £23.93 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.14% +7.53% +60.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.64 £12.20
90th Percentile £53.40 £46.95 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.59 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.98% +9.72% +50.35%

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 14,426 33,858 38,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.47% 39.48% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,283 22,182 25,330
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £297
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 894 1,015
Median hourly rate £27.32 £23.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.76% +0.31% +8.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.93 £21.90
% change year-on-year +17.75% +4.70% +1.86%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 -2 471 £400 -1.23% 51
London +49 387 £450 -2.70% 57
South West -3 144 £525 +27.27% 37
Midlands +33 102 £380 +1.33% 30
West Midlands +37 80 £390 -8.24% 19
North of England +20 79 £350 - 36
East of England -14 68 £421 -0.88% 13
North West +14 48 £300 -20.00% 25
Yorkshire +43 27 £375 +7.14% 6
East Midlands +22 21 £175 -46.15% 10
North East +33 4 £463 +68.18% 5
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 356 (28.05%) Finance
2 283 (22.30%) Public Sector
3 255 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
4 245 (19.31%) SAP
5 244 (19.23%) Manufacturing
5 244 (19.23%) Marketing
6 243 (19.15%) Programme Management
7 237 (18.68%) Electronics
8 224 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
9 213 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
10 165 (13.00%) Security Cleared
11 159 (12.53%) Project Management
12 158 (12.45%) Microsoft
13 123 (9.69%) SC Cleared
14 108 (8.51%) ITIL
14 108 (8.51%) Project Delivery
15 107 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 103 (8.12%) Migration
17 98 (7.72%) Windows
17 98 (7.72%) Cisco
18 95 (7.49%) Python
18 95 (7.49%) Azure
19 92 (7.25%) Java
20 91 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
21 84 (6.62%) WAN
22 80 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
23 79 (6.23%) Degree
24 77 (6.07%) Linux
25 76 (5.99%) 5G
26 74 (5.83%) Radio Access Network

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 33 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 27 (2.13%) Mule
3 27 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 27 (2.13%) Red Hat Fuse
4 20 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 12 (0.95%) Apache
5 12 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 11 (0.87%) Confluence
7 10 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.71%) CMS
8 9 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.71%) nginx
8 9 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.39%) SAS
12 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.47%) Sketch
8 4 (0.32%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.24%) UXPin
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.079%) Figma
11 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.079%) InVision
11 1 (0.079%) Maya
11 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.39%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.16%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.079%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.079%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 95 (7.49%) Azure
2 67 (5.28%) AWS
3 49 (3.86%) Office 365
4 47 (3.70%) GCP
5 44 (3.47%) SaaS
6 26 (2.05%) PaaS
7 24 (1.89%) IaaS
8 17 (1.34%) Power Platform
9 15 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.63%) Serverless
11 7 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.39%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.32%) Amazon EKS
14 4 (0.32%) AWS IoT
14 4 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
14 4 (0.32%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.24%) GitHub
15 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.62%) WAN
2 76 (5.99%) 5G
3 74 (5.83%) Radio Access Network
4 73 (5.75%) LAN
5 68 (5.36%) 4G
6 63 (4.96%) Wireless
7 61 (4.81%) Firewall
8 54 (4.26%) Internet
9 52 (4.10%) VoIP
10 47 (3.70%) 3G
11 46 (3.62%) LTE
12 39 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (2.92%) DNS
14 34 (2.68%) VPN
15 31 (2.44%) Broadband
15 31 (2.44%) MPLS
16 29 (2.29%) Ethernet
17 28 (2.21%) BGP
18 26 (2.05%) 2G
19 24 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.57%) Big Data
2 31 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 24 (1.89%) BigQuery
4 18 (1.42%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.34%) Power BI
6 16 (1.26%) SQL Server
7 14 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (0.95%) MySQL
9 11 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (0.87%) GIS
10 10 (0.79%) Redis
11 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.55%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.55%) Presto
12 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.47%) SAP Data Services
13 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.39%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (2.84%) Maven
2 20 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.42%) JIRA
4 15 (1.18%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.71%) Selenium
6 8 (0.63%) GoCD
7 7 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.32%) GitLab
8 4 (0.32%) Subversion
9 3 (0.24%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.24%) Hudson
9 3 (0.24%) Mockito
9 3 (0.24%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.24%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.16%) JUnit
10 2 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 356 (28.05%) Finance
2 283 (22.30%) Public Sector
3 244 (19.23%) Manufacturing
3 244 (19.23%) Marketing
4 237 (18.68%) Electronics
5 54 (4.26%) Retail
6 39 (3.07%) Billing
7 36 (2.84%) Banking
7 36 (2.84%) Legal
8 18 (1.42%) Law
9 10 (0.79%) Military
10 8 (0.63%) Local Government
11 7 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.47%) French Language
12 6 (0.47%) German Language
12 6 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
12 6 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.39%) Back Office
14 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.32%) Police
Job Titles
1 141 (11.11%) Architect
2 117 (9.22%) Project Manager
3 107 (8.43%) Developer
4 99 (7.80%) Analyst
5 61 (4.81%) Consultant
6 57 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
6 57 (4.49%) Telecoms Manager
7 53 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
8 52 (4.10%) Designer
9 48 (3.78%) Network Engineer
10 47 (3.70%) Business Analyst
11 46 (3.62%) Java Developer
12 41 (3.23%) Senior Developer
13 37 (2.92%) Telecoms Engineer
14 31 (2.44%) Data Engineer
14 31 (2.44%) Senior Manager
15 25 (1.97%) Coordinator
15 25 (1.97%) Senior Java Developer
16 24 (1.89%) Senior Project Manager
16 24 (1.89%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.73%) Web Services
2 50 (3.94%) Middleware
2 50 (3.94%) SOAP
3 47 (3.70%) RESTful
3 47 (3.70%) XML
4 41 (3.23%) JSON
5 35 (2.76%) Apache Camel
5 35 (2.76%) Swagger
5 35 (2.76%) TensorFlow
6 32 (2.52%) XSLT
7 31 (2.44%) PySpark
7 31 (2.44%) WireMock
8 29 (2.29%) Node.js
9 25 (1.97%) .NET
10 21 (1.65%) REST
11 19 (1.50%) H2O
11 19 (1.50%) React
11 19 (1.50%) Spring
12 18 (1.42%) scikit-learn
13 16 (1.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 53 (4.18%) User Experience
4 52 (4.10%) Data Centre
5 39 (3.07%) Fibre Optics
6 32 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (1.89%) NHS
8 23 (1.81%) CCTV
9 22 (1.73%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.42%) Social Media
12 16 (1.26%) PMI
13 15 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 14 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.02%) CMDB
15 13 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
16 11 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 9 (0.71%) Public Cloud
18 6 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 98 (7.72%) Windows
2 77 (6.07%) Linux
3 53 (4.18%) Windows 10
4 22 (1.73%) Android
4 22 (1.73%) Unix
5 19 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 19 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.47%) CatOS
9 6 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.39%) Solaris
11 3 (0.24%) zOS
12 2 (0.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.16%) VMS
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.079%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
2 243 (19.15%) Programme Management
3 224 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
4 213 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
5 159 (12.53%) Project Management
6 108 (8.51%) ITIL
6 108 (8.51%) Project Delivery
7 107 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 103 (8.12%) Migration
9 91 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (5.75%) PRINCE2
11 68 (5.36%) DevOps
12 60 (4.73%) TDD
13 58 (4.57%) Service Management
14 57 (4.49%) Risk Management
15 55 (4.33%) Analytics
16 52 (4.10%) Service Delivery
17 51 (4.02%) Change Management
18 44 (3.47%) SOA
19 40 (3.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 95 (7.49%) Python
2 92 (7.25%) Java
3 60 (4.73%) SQL
4 37 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.52%) XPath
6 29 (2.29%) C
7 28 (2.21%) Scala
8 23 (1.81%) PHP
9 15 (1.18%) C#
9 15 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.10%) C++
11 12 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.87%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.87%) Ruby
13 10 (0.79%) Perl
14 9 (0.71%) Embedded C
14 9 (0.71%) Java 8
15 7 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.47%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 165 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 123 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.23%) Degree
4 56 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (3.55%) CCNP
6 40 (3.15%) CCNA
7 27 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.81%) PMI Certification
9 20 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (1.34%) CCDP
10 17 (1.34%) CISSP
11 16 (1.26%) BC Cleared
12 12 (0.95%) APMP
12 12 (0.95%) CCIE
12 12 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.87%) HNC
14 10 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (0.71%) CISM
16 8 (0.63%) HND
16 8 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.47%) SLA
2 36 (2.84%) PMO
3 29 (2.29%) QA
4 23 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.18%) GDPR
6 9 (0.71%) NIST
7 8 (0.63%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.63%) NEBOSH
8 6 (0.47%) P3O
9 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.32%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.24%) COBIT
11 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.16%) IFRS
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 37 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.89%) Docker
4 15 (1.18%) VMware NSX
5 13 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.55%) vSphere
7 6 (0.47%) vCloud
7 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.24%) Firmware
9 3 (0.24%) XenApp
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.079%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.079%) KVM
11 1 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.05%) Terraform
3 25 (1.97%) Ansible
4 21 (1.65%) SCCM
5 19 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.63%) OpenView
6 8 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.63%) Puppet
6 8 (0.63%) vRealize
7 5 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.32%) Netcool
8 4 (0.32%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 4 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.24%) Rancher
9 3 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 245 (19.31%) SAP
2 158 (12.45%) Microsoft
3 98 (7.72%) Cisco
4 74 (5.83%) Oracle
5 37 (2.92%) VMware
6 28 (2.21%) Remedy
7 27 (2.13%) Juniper
7 27 (2.13%) Talend
7 27 (2.13%) WSO2
8 22 (1.73%) Huawei
9 19 (1.50%) CheckPoint
10 18 (1.42%) HP
11 17 (1.34%) Google
12 16 (1.26%) Dell
12 16 (1.26%) Ericsson
13 15 (1.18%) Nokia
14 14 (1.10%) BT
15 13 (1.02%) BMC
16 11 (0.87%) F5
17 10 (0.79%) Tableau