Period
to 16 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 59 64
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +28
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,177 1,036 2,829
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.27% 3.90% 3.63%
As % of the General category 6.11% 7.28% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,475 639 1,584
10th Percentile £260 £227 £175
25th Percentile £363 £331 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £410
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% -3.53%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £525
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +3.78% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 87
10th Percentile £18.25 £15.83 £10.60
25th Percentile £21.94 £16.50 £15.17
Median hourly rate £45.50 £24.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +89.58% +29.73% +5.71%
75th Percentile £65.00 £44.00 £38.00
90th Percentile £72.13 £53.75 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +92.05% +22.22% +2.86%

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 35,642 14,236 39,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.54% 53.57% 51.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,368 9,766 26,168
10th Percentile £306 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £518 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.05% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,217 465 1,337
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.08
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.91% +17.65% +3.80%
75th Percentile £42.71 £42.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -13.64% +17.33% +5.75%

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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
London -5 802 £550 +10.00% 206
South East -8 593 £400 -3.03% 169
South West -13 217 £450 -14.29% 72
North of England -26 112 £506 +16.11% 102
Midlands -49 98 £382 +0.39% 93
North West -13 81 £513 -2.38% 63
West Midlands -49 68 £404 +0.88% 54
East of England -37 64 £425 +6.25% 57
East Midlands -20 30 £326 +27.94% 38
Yorkshire -38 26 £405 +1.25% 31
North East -6 5 £255 - 8
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 686 (31.51%) Finance
2 527 (24.21%) Marketing
3 507 (23.29%) SAP
4 500 (22.97%) Public Sector
5 499 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
6 489 (22.46%) Programme Management
7 488 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
8 477 (21.91%) Manufacturing
8 477 (21.91%) Social Skills
9 476 (21.86%) Electronics
10 470 (21.59%) Digital Marketing
11 322 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 249 (11.44%) Project Management
13 228 (10.47%) Project Delivery
14 196 (9.00%) 5G
15 185 (8.50%) Microsoft
16 184 (8.45%) Security Cleared
17 180 (8.27%) Azure
18 170 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
19 160 (7.35%) Cisco
20 153 (7.03%) Degree
20 153 (7.03%) AWS
21 150 (6.89%) SQL
22 148 (6.80%) Migration
23 146 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
24 145 (6.66%) DevOps
25 138 (6.34%) ITIL
26 132 (6.06%) Scrum
26 132 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
27 121 (5.56%) 2G

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 44 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 21 (0.96%) Confluence
4 18 (0.83%) CMS
5 17 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.37%) nginx
8 7 (0.32%) SAS
9 6 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.23%) Apache
10 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.18%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.092%) Headless CMS
14 1 (0.046%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.046%) Appian
14 1 (0.046%) Camunda
14 1 (0.046%) Cloud Foundry
14 1 (0.046%) Liferay
Applications
1 67 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 67 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.64%) Sketch
6 13 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 11 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.41%) UXPin
9 7 (0.32%) Figma
10 5 (0.23%) InVision
11 3 (0.14%) GNU Octave
12 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.092%) Windchill
12 2 (0.092%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.046%) FileZilla
13 1 (0.046%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 21 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 14 (0.64%) Remedy AR System
4 11 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.37%) iTrent
6 7 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
6 7 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.14%) BASE24
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.092%) SAP IBP
9 2 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.092%) Unica
9 2 (0.092%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.046%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (8.27%) Azure
2 153 (7.03%) AWS
3 76 (3.49%) Microsoft 365
4 55 (2.53%) GCP
5 52 (2.39%) PaaS
6 48 (2.20%) IaaS
7 47 (2.16%) SaaS
8 45 (2.07%) Power Platform
9 19 (0.87%) Serverless
10 18 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
12 16 (0.73%) GitHub
13 15 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.69%) PowerApps
14 13 (0.60%) Azure Logic Apps
15 10 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
16 9 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
17 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
18 7 (0.32%) Azure Functions
18 7 (0.32%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 196 (9.00%) 5G
2 132 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
3 121 (5.56%) 2G
4 112 (5.14%) 4G
5 104 (4.78%) Firewall
6 103 (4.73%) LAN
7 95 (4.36%) Wireless
8 90 (4.13%) WAN
9 88 (4.04%) MVNO
10 77 (3.54%) GSM
11 75 (3.45%) 3G
12 72 (3.31%) VoIP
13 67 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
14 66 (3.03%) Internet
14 66 (3.03%) MPLS
15 61 (2.80%) VPN
16 58 (2.66%) LTE
17 56 (2.57%) Network Security
18 49 (2.25%) Packet Switching
19 48 (2.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (2.66%) Metadata
2 41 (1.88%) Power BI
3 39 (1.79%) Metadata Repository
3 39 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 38 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.06%) Big Data
7 22 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 20 (0.92%) Tableau
9 19 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 16 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (0.73%) Qlik Sense
11 16 (0.73%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.64%) Pentaho
13 13 (0.60%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.55%) QlikView
15 11 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
16 10 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 73 (3.35%) JIRA
2 54 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 48 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.64%) Axure RP
5 13 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.41%) Cypress.io
6 9 (0.41%) Subversion
7 8 (0.37%) GitLab
7 8 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.32%) Selenium
9 6 (0.28%) Jasmine
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.23%) Storybook
10 5 (0.23%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.18%) Maven
11 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 686 (31.51%) Finance
2 527 (24.21%) Marketing
3 500 (22.97%) Public Sector
4 477 (21.91%) Manufacturing
4 477 (21.91%) Social Skills
5 476 (21.86%) Electronics
6 170 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
7 80 (3.67%) Presentation Skills
8 66 (3.03%) Billing
9 60 (2.76%) Retail
10 55 (2.53%) Influencing Skills
11 31 (1.42%) Legal
12 28 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
13 25 (1.15%) Banking
14 15 (0.69%) Back Office
14 15 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
14 15 (0.69%) Games
14 15 (0.69%) General Ledger
15 14 (0.64%) Local Government
16 10 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 321 (14.75%) Architect
2 225 (10.34%) Analyst
3 222 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 170 (7.81%) Developer
5 133 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
6 111 (5.10%) Designer
7 109 (5.01%) Telecoms Manager
8 107 (4.92%) Business Analyst
9 94 (4.32%) Consultant
10 89 (4.09%) Network Engineer
11 77 (3.54%) Data Architect
12 52 (2.39%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 51 (2.34%) Support Engineer
14 50 (2.30%) Telecoms Engineer
15 46 (2.11%) Design Engineer
16 45 (2.07%) Technical Manager
17 44 (2.02%) Test Engineer
18 43 (1.98%) Delivery Manager
19 41 (1.88%) Coordinator
19 41 (1.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.48%) HTML
2 48 (2.20%) Node.js
3 46 (2.11%) CSS
4 41 (1.88%) Web Services
5 36 (1.65%) AngularJS
6 35 (1.61%) .NET
7 33 (1.52%) React
8 32 (1.47%) REST
9 25 (1.15%) Kafka
9 25 (1.15%) SOAP
9 25 (1.15%) XML
10 23 (1.06%) Middleware
11 21 (0.96%) JSON
12 20 (0.92%) ASP.NET
12 20 (0.92%) RESTful
13 18 (0.83%) OAuth
14 17 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (0.64%) Spring
16 12 (0.55%) OAuth2
17 11 (0.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 81 (3.72%) NHS
2 80 (3.67%) Virtual Team
3 74 (3.40%) Data Centre
4 72 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.12%) User Experience
6 53 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
8 36 (1.65%) PMI
9 23 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
9 23 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 22 (1.01%) CMDB
11 20 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 17 (0.78%) PKI
13 16 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
14 14 (0.64%) CCTV
15 13 (0.60%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
15 13 (0.60%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 106 (4.87%) Windows
2 100 (4.59%) Linux
3 43 (1.98%) Unix
4 41 (1.88%) Windows 10
5 33 (1.52%) Android
6 31 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.64%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.32%) Debian
11 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.18%) Solaris
14 3 (0.14%) SUSE
15 2 (0.092%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.092%) CentOS
15 2 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.092%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
2 489 (22.46%) Programme Management
3 488 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
4 470 (21.59%) Digital Marketing
5 322 (14.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 249 (11.44%) Project Management
7 228 (10.47%) Project Delivery
8 148 (6.80%) Migration
9 146 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
10 145 (6.66%) DevOps
11 138 (6.34%) ITIL
12 132 (6.06%) Scrum
13 111 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 108 (4.96%) Change Management
14 108 (4.96%) PRINCE2
15 106 (4.87%) Analytics
16 103 (4.73%) SDLC
17 96 (4.41%) Data Modelling
18 87 (4.00%) Test Automation
19 83 (3.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (6.89%) SQL
2 110 (5.05%) Python
3 100 (4.59%) C
4 80 (3.67%) Java
4 80 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 42 (1.93%) C#
6 33 (1.52%) TypeScript
7 30 (1.38%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.01%) Perl
9 18 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 17 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 16 (0.73%) C++
12 15 (0.69%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.60%) Ruby
14 12 (0.55%) Go
14 12 (0.55%) R
15 11 (0.51%) Kotlin
15 11 (0.51%) PHP
16 10 (0.46%) Apex Code
17 7 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 184 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 153 (7.03%) Degree
3 111 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 75 (3.45%) CCNA
6 58 (2.66%) CCNP
7 50 (2.30%) PMI Certification
8 29 (1.33%) CISSP
9 24 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
10 23 (1.06%) Master's Degree
11 22 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.87%) PMP
13 18 (0.83%) CCIE
14 17 (0.78%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.64%) CCDP
15 14 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.55%) CISM
17 11 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
17 11 (0.51%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.35%) PMO
2 52 (2.39%) QA
3 46 (2.11%) SLA
4 40 (1.84%) Data Quality
5 36 (1.65%) Accessibility
6 28 (1.29%) PMBOK
7 23 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (0.78%) GDPR
9 12 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 12 (0.55%) NCSC
10 8 (0.37%) GRC
10 8 (0.37%) NIST
11 6 (0.28%) COBIT
11 6 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.28%) RMADS
12 5 (0.23%) GxP
12 5 (0.23%) OASIS TOSCA
12 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.23%) WCAG
13 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (2.89%) Active Directory
1 63 (2.89%) Docker
2 42 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.10%) vCloud
4 20 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.69%) vSphere
6 13 (0.60%) VMware NSX
7 11 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (0.41%) KVM
9 7 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.23%) Firmware
10 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.23%) LXC
11 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.046%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.046%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.046%) HDFS
12 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 95 (4.36%) Kubernetes
2 51 (2.34%) Ansible
3 50 (2.30%) Terraform
4 39 (1.79%) Grafana
5 37 (1.70%) Prometheus
6 25 (1.15%) SCCM
7 21 (0.96%) Kibana
8 19 (0.87%) Fluentd
9 15 (0.69%) Rancher
10 14 (0.64%) Consul
11 13 (0.60%) Istio
12 11 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
12 11 (0.51%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.46%) HP ALM
13 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (0.46%) Puppet
14 9 (0.41%) logstash
15 6 (0.28%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 507 (23.29%) SAP
2 185 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 160 (7.35%) Cisco
4 90 (4.13%) Oracle
5 83 (3.81%) Ericsson
6 81 (3.72%) Remedy
7 69 (3.17%) VMware
8 59 (2.71%) BT
9 53 (2.43%) Juniper
10 52 (2.39%) Nokia
11 51 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
12 46 (2.11%) Sparx
13 42 (1.93%) Google
14 37 (1.70%) ServiceNow
15 33 (1.52%) F5
15 33 (1.52%) Huawei
16 25 (1.15%) CheckPoint
17 22 (1.01%) Red Hat
18 21 (0.96%) HP
19 20 (0.92%) BMC