Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 62 91
Rank change year-on-year +7 +29 -35
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,039 2,969 2,623
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.09% 3.66% 2.79%
As % of the General category 9.68% 9.40% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 1,705 1,424
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% - -
10th Percentile £206 £203 £227
90th Percentile £615 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 89 98
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.59 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.17% +25.15% -0.79%
10th Percentile £14.35 £11.15 £12.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £27.67 £23.59 £18.19
% change year-on-year +17.27% +29.67% -9.04%

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 10,735 31,579 38,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.21% 38.91% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,035 20,560 25,154
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 865 1,001
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% - -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +4.65% -4.44%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -1 359 £400 - 94
London +46 315 £450 - 67
South West +16 146 £525 +23.53% 38
Midlands +33 69 £375 +10.29% 28
East of England +15 59 £425 - 22
West Midlands +31 58 £375 +7.14% 20
North of England +28 54 £400 +24.03% 51
North West +2 34 £403 +24.81% 31
Yorkshire +63 18 £365 +17.74% 15
East Midlands +25 10 £250 -23.08% 8
North East +29 2 £575 +64.29% 5
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 382 (36.77%) Finance
2 319 (30.70%) Public Sector
3 298 (28.68%) Marketing
4 295 (28.39%) Manufacturing
5 294 (28.30%) Programme Management
6 293 (28.20%) SAP
6 293 (28.20%) Business Intelligence
7 292 (28.10%) Electronics
8 279 (26.85%) Digital Marketing
9 190 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
10 170 (16.36%) Security Cleared
11 133 (12.80%) Microsoft
12 124 (11.93%) SC Cleared
13 113 (10.88%) Project Management
14 91 (8.76%) Migration
15 88 (8.47%) Azure
16 84 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
17 83 (7.99%) ITIL
18 80 (7.70%) Project Delivery
19 72 (6.93%) Windows
20 71 (6.83%) Cisco
21 67 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
22 66 (6.35%) WAN
23 65 (6.26%) DevOps
24 64 (6.16%) Java
25 62 (5.97%) Linux
26 58 (5.58%) Python
26 58 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
27 56 (5.39%) PRINCE2
28 53 (5.10%) 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 30 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (1.92%) Mule
3 20 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
3 20 (1.92%) Red Hat Fuse
4 13 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 11 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.96%) nginx
7 9 (0.87%) Apache
7 9 (0.87%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.77%) CMS
8 8 (0.77%) Confluence
9 7 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.19%) IIS
12 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 49 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.58%) Sketch
8 5 (0.48%) InVision
8 5 (0.48%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.29%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.096%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.096%) Figma
11 1 (0.096%) Maya
11 1 (0.096%) Simulink
11 1 (0.096%) SPSS
11 1 (0.096%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.096%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (8.47%) Azure
2 53 (5.10%) AWS
3 50 (4.81%) Office 365
4 32 (3.08%) SaaS
5 29 (2.79%) GCP
6 22 (2.12%) PaaS
7 18 (1.73%) IaaS
8 13 (1.25%) Power Platform
9 9 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.58%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.38%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.38%) Serverless
13 3 (0.29%) GitHub
13 3 (0.29%) WhatsApp
14 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon Alexa
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.35%) WAN
2 52 (5.00%) 5G
3 49 (4.72%) Firewall
3 49 (4.72%) LAN
4 47 (4.52%) VoIP
5 46 (4.43%) 4G
5 46 (4.43%) Radio Access Network
6 42 (4.04%) Wireless
7 35 (3.37%) 3G
8 34 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (2.98%) Broadband
9 31 (2.98%) Internet
10 30 (2.89%) LTE
11 24 (2.31%) DNS
12 21 (2.02%) Unified Communications
13 20 (1.92%) MPLS
13 20 (1.92%) VPN
14 19 (1.83%) 2G
14 19 (1.83%) Ethernet
15 18 (1.73%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.18%) Big Data
2 15 (1.44%) GIS
2 15 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.35%) BigQuery
3 14 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 14 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 11 (1.06%) Power BI
5 10 (0.96%) MySQL
6 9 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.77%) Redis
7 8 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.67%) Presto
9 6 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.58%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (2.60%) Maven
2 23 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.54%) JIRA
4 8 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.67%) Selenium
6 5 (0.48%) Subversion
7 3 (0.29%) GitLab
7 3 (0.29%) GoCD
7 3 (0.29%) Hudson
7 3 (0.29%) Mockito
7 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.19%) Gradle
8 2 (0.19%) JUnit
8 2 (0.19%) RStudio
8 2 (0.19%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.19%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.096%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.096%) Jasmine
General
1 382 (36.77%) Finance
2 319 (30.70%) Public Sector
3 298 (28.68%) Marketing
4 295 (28.39%) Manufacturing
5 292 (28.10%) Electronics
6 28 (2.69%) Legal
7 27 (2.60%) Retail
8 23 (2.21%) Billing
9 16 (1.54%) Law
10 15 (1.44%) Local Government
11 12 (1.15%) Banking
12 10 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
13 8 (0.77%) French Language
14 6 (0.58%) Military
14 6 (0.58%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.48%) German Language
15 5 (0.48%) Police
16 4 (0.38%) Back Office
16 4 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (11.65%) Architect
2 94 (9.05%) Developer
3 84 (8.08%) Project Manager
4 80 (7.70%) Analyst
5 54 (5.20%) Delivery Manager
6 47 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
7 43 (4.14%) Consultant
8 38 (3.66%) Business Analyst
8 38 (3.66%) Telecoms Manager
9 37 (3.56%) Designer
10 36 (3.46%) Java Developer
11 32 (3.08%) Senior Developer
11 32 (3.08%) Telecoms Engineer
12 31 (2.98%) Network Engineer
13 22 (2.12%) Senior Manager
14 20 (1.92%) Coordinator
15 19 (1.83%) Senior Java Developer
16 18 (1.73%) Integration Developer
17 17 (1.64%) Technical Manager
17 17 (1.64%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.00%) Web Services
2 43 (4.14%) SOAP
3 38 (3.66%) Middleware
3 38 (3.66%) RESTful
4 37 (3.56%) XML
5 32 (3.08%) JSON
6 28 (2.69%) Apache Camel
7 25 (2.41%) Swagger
7 25 (2.41%) WireMock
7 25 (2.41%) XSLT
8 21 (2.02%) AngularJS
8 21 (2.02%) Node.js
8 21 (2.02%) REST
9 20 (1.92%) HTML
10 17 (1.64%) .NET
11 16 (1.54%) React
12 14 (1.35%) Velocity
13 13 (1.25%) Spring
14 12 (1.15%) PySpark
14 12 (1.15%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.85%) NHS
4 36 (3.46%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.21%) Fibre Optics
6 22 (2.12%) User Experience
7 17 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 17 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.64%) Social Media
7 17 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.77%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.67%) CMDB
12 6 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (0.58%) PMI
12 6 (0.58%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.58%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.48%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 72 (6.93%) Windows
2 62 (5.97%) Linux
3 41 (3.95%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.54%) Unix
5 14 (1.35%) Android
5 14 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.29%) Solaris
9 3 (0.29%) zOS
10 2 (0.19%) AIX
10 2 (0.19%) CentOS
10 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.096%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (28.30%) Programme Management
2 293 (28.20%) Business Intelligence
3 279 (26.85%) Digital Marketing
4 190 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (10.88%) Project Management
6 91 (8.76%) Migration
7 84 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 83 (7.99%) ITIL
9 80 (7.70%) Project Delivery
10 65 (6.26%) DevOps
11 58 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
12 56 (5.39%) PRINCE2
13 48 (4.62%) Service Management
14 45 (4.33%) Analytics
15 41 (3.95%) TDD
16 39 (3.75%) Scrum
16 39 (3.75%) Service Delivery
16 39 (3.75%) SOA
17 38 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
18 37 (3.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (6.16%) Java
2 58 (5.58%) Python
3 38 (3.66%) SQL
4 37 (3.56%) C
5 34 (3.27%) JavaScript
6 25 (2.41%) XPath
7 13 (1.25%) C#
8 11 (1.06%) C++
8 11 (1.06%) Perl
8 11 (1.06%) Ruby
8 11 (1.06%) Scala
9 10 (0.96%) PHP
9 10 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.77%) Java 8
12 7 (0.67%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.67%) R
12 7 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.58%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 170 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 124 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.23%) Degree
4 38 (3.66%) DV Cleared
5 35 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (2.41%) CCNA
7 24 (2.31%) CCNP
8 16 (1.54%) CISSP
9 13 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.15%) PMI Certification
11 11 (1.06%) BC Cleared
12 9 (0.87%) CCDP
12 9 (0.87%) ISEB
13 8 (0.77%) APMP
13 8 (0.77%) CCIE
14 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.58%) PMP
15 6 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.48%) CCIP
16 5 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.27%) SLA
2 26 (2.50%) QA
3 18 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.35%) GDPR
4 14 (1.35%) PMO
5 9 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.87%) NEBOSH
5 9 (0.87%) NIST
6 5 (0.48%) RMADS
7 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.38%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.29%) COBIT
8 3 (0.29%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.29%) NCSC
8 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.83%) Docker
3 10 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.77%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.29%) KVM
7 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.096%) Firmware
8 1 (0.096%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.096%) LXC
8 1 (0.096%) vSphere
8 1 (0.096%) XenApp
8 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.12%) Terraform
3 21 (2.02%) Ansible
4 19 (1.83%) SCCM
5 16 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.77%) Puppet
7 7 (0.67%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.48%) Kibana
8 5 (0.48%) logstash
8 5 (0.48%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.38%) Rancher
10 3 (0.29%) Netcool
10 3 (0.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 3 (0.29%) OpenView
10 3 (0.29%) Tivoli NetView
11 2 (0.19%) CASB
11 2 (0.19%) Grafana
Vendors
1 293 (28.20%) SAP
2 133 (12.80%) Microsoft
3 71 (6.83%) Cisco
4 52 (5.00%) Oracle
5 29 (2.79%) Remedy
6 22 (2.12%) Talend
7 21 (2.02%) Juniper
8 20 (1.92%) WSO2
9 18 (1.73%) VMware
10 16 (1.54%) Huawei
10 16 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.44%) Google
12 14 (1.35%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.35%) Ericsson
12 14 (1.35%) Nokia
13 13 (1.25%) BMC
14 11 (1.06%) BT
15 10 (0.96%) BiZZdesign
15 10 (0.96%) Pega
15 10 (0.96%) ServiceNow