Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 64 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 -20
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,748 3,157 2,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.01% 3.42% 3.21%
As % of the General category 8.32% 8.78% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,543 1,745 1,675
England median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £210
90th Percentile £625 £600 £574
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 117 150
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £14.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +36.80% -11.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £115.00 £43.30 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +37.93% -12.12%

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 33,017 35,963 33,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.22% 38.94% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,017 24,135 22,183
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 803 835
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £12.72 £12.31 £11.32
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.21% +3.32% -5.66%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -3 1,133 £400 +8.47% 149
London -52 750 £500 +5.26% 209
South West -9 335 £425 +8.97% 132
East of England -8 239 £525 +2.44% 68
North of England -31 173 £413 +3.13% 116
North West -9 107 £425 +3.66% 70
Midlands -38 107 £375 +15.38% 101
West Midlands -12 82 £375 +25.00% 53
Yorkshire -41 52 £350 -3.45% 37
East Midlands -34 25 £425 +21.43% 48
North East -3 15 £390 -8.24% 9
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 827 (30.09%) Finance
2 624 (22.71%) Marketing
3 591 (21.51%) Business Intelligence
4 582 (21.18%) Programme Management
5 579 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
6 577 (21.00%) Manufacturing
7 571 (20.78%) SAP
8 561 (20.41%) Electronics
9 547 (19.91%) Digital Marketing
10 313 (11.39%) Project Management
10 313 (11.39%) Microsoft
11 264 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 261 (9.50%) Security Cleared
13 245 (8.92%) Java
14 242 (8.81%) ITIL
15 228 (8.30%) Degree
16 222 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
17 221 (8.04%) Cisco
18 216 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
19 214 (7.79%) Windows
20 202 (7.35%) Linux
21 185 (6.73%) SC Cleared
22 176 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
23 174 (6.33%) TDD
24 172 (6.26%) JavaScript
25 169 (6.15%) Scrum
26 168 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
27 163 (5.93%) SQL
28 162 (5.90%) Firewall
29 156 (5.68%) DevOps

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 64 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 52 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 51 (1.86%) Oracle Service Bus
4 48 (1.75%) Mule
5 30 (1.09%) Confluence
6 29 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 25 (0.91%) OpenStack
8 20 (0.73%) Apache
8 20 (0.73%) CMS
9 18 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 13 (0.47%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.40%) IIS
13 10 (0.36%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.29%) nginx
15 5 (0.18%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.18%) Smallworld
16 4 (0.15%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.15%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 176 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 136 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.55%) InVision
9 14 (0.51%) Maya
10 9 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.18%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
12 4 (0.15%) MicroStation
13 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.11%) Siemens NX
13 3 (0.11%) UXPin
14 2 (0.073%) Shockwave
14 2 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.29%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
6 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.073%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.073%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.036%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.036%) Primavera
8 1 (0.036%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.036%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.036%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 168 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (2.98%) Office 365
4 53 (1.93%) PaaS
5 52 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (1.78%) IaaS
7 45 (1.64%) SaaS
8 31 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (0.44%) GitHub
11 7 (0.25%) Serverless
12 6 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.22%) npm
13 5 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.18%) Datadog
13 5 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.15%) G Suite
14 4 (0.15%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 162 (5.90%) Firewall
2 143 (5.20%) LAN
3 127 (4.62%) WAN
4 105 (3.82%) Wireless
5 95 (3.46%) 4G
6 94 (3.42%) VPN
7 90 (3.28%) Network Security
8 88 (3.20%) Internet
8 88 (3.20%) VoIP
9 86 (3.13%) 3G
10 83 (3.02%) Radio Access Network
11 82 (2.98%) TCP/IP
12 74 (2.69%) Broadband
13 59 (2.15%) DNS
14 58 (2.11%) LTE
15 57 (2.07%) MPLS
15 57 (2.07%) OSPF
16 53 (1.93%) BGP
17 41 (1.49%) 2G
17 41 (1.49%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.95%) Big Data
3 40 (1.46%) MySQL
4 36 (1.31%) Hadoop
4 36 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 32 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 25 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 24 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 18 (0.66%) Power BI
11 15 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.44%) Apache Hive
13 12 (0.44%) GIS
14 9 (0.33%) Redis
14 9 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.29%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 79 (2.87%) Git (software)
2 68 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 65 (2.37%) JIRA
4 33 (1.20%) Maven
5 27 (0.98%) SoapUI
6 25 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (0.87%) Selenium
8 18 (0.66%) WebDriver
9 17 (0.62%) JMeter
9 17 (0.62%) Visual Studio
10 16 (0.58%) Subversion
11 12 (0.44%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (0.36%) GitLab
13 10 (0.36%) Grunt
14 7 (0.25%) Axure RP
14 7 (0.25%) GDB
14 7 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 827 (30.09%) Finance
2 624 (22.71%) Marketing
3 577 (21.00%) Manufacturing
4 561 (20.41%) Electronics
5 106 (3.86%) Retail
6 91 (3.31%) Billing
7 85 (3.09%) Legal
8 59 (2.15%) Banking
9 32 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
10 23 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 23 (0.84%) Law
11 20 (0.73%) Publishing
12 17 (0.62%) Military
13 14 (0.51%) Advertising
14 12 (0.44%) Front Office
15 10 (0.36%) Automotive
16 9 (0.33%) General Ledger
17 8 (0.29%) French Language
18 7 (0.25%) Aerospace
19 5 (0.18%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 362 (13.17%) Developer
2 283 (10.30%) Architect
3 280 (10.19%) Analyst
4 248 (9.02%) Project Manager
5 111 (4.04%) Consultant
5 111 (4.04%) Network Engineer
6 90 (3.28%) Telecoms Manager
7 86 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 86 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 76 (2.77%) Java Developer
9 72 (2.62%) Designer
10 68 (2.47%) Coordinator
10 68 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
11 66 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
12 61 (2.22%) Support Engineer
13 49 (1.78%) Telecoms Project Manager
14 47 (1.71%) IT Manager
14 47 (1.71%) Network Architect
15 45 (1.64%) Senior Manager
15 45 (1.64%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (4.77%) Web Services
2 114 (4.15%) SOAP
3 112 (4.08%) HTML
4 110 (4.00%) Middleware
5 93 (3.38%) CSS
6 92 (3.35%) RESTful
7 91 (3.31%) .NET
8 73 (2.66%) XML
9 57 (2.07%) AngularJS
10 51 (1.86%) JSON
11 49 (1.78%) Apache Camel
11 49 (1.78%) Node.js
12 42 (1.53%) REST
13 40 (1.46%) jQuery
14 38 (1.38%) React
15 34 (1.24%) ASP.NET
16 31 (1.13%) LDAP
17 30 (1.09%) Redux
18 27 (0.98%) HTML5
18 27 (0.98%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 216 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 131 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (3.78%) User Experience
5 97 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 73 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 67 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 54 (1.97%) PMI
9 44 (1.60%) NHS
10 37 (1.35%) Public Cloud
11 35 (1.27%) Cloud Native
12 34 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 31 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 29 (1.06%) Digital Media
14 29 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.91%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.76%) Driving Licence
17 20 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
18 17 (0.62%) PKI
19 15 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 214 (7.79%) Windows
2 202 (7.35%) Linux
3 76 (2.77%) Unix
4 59 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 58 (2.11%) Android
6 56 (2.04%) Windows Server
7 53 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 43 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 40 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.66%) CentOS
12 13 (0.47%) Solaris
13 12 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.15%) AIX
18 2 (0.073%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (21.51%) Business Intelligence
2 582 (21.18%) Programme Management
3 579 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
4 547 (19.91%) Digital Marketing
5 313 (11.39%) Project Management
6 264 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 242 (8.81%) ITIL
8 222 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
9 174 (6.33%) TDD
10 169 (6.15%) Scrum
11 156 (5.68%) DevOps
12 148 (5.39%) PRINCE2
13 134 (4.88%) SOA
14 127 (4.62%) Service Delivery
15 125 (4.55%) Migration
16 122 (4.44%) Service Management
17 109 (3.97%) Analytics
18 93 (3.38%) Configuration Management
19 92 (3.35%) CRM
19 92 (3.35%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 245 (8.92%) Java
2 172 (6.26%) JavaScript
3 163 (5.93%) SQL
4 151 (5.49%) Python
5 104 (3.78%) C#
6 59 (2.15%) C
7 58 (2.11%) C++
8 55 (2.00%) Java 8
9 43 (1.56%) Perl
10 41 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 37 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 30 (1.09%) Ruby
13 29 (1.06%) TypeScript
14 26 (0.95%) PHP
15 24 (0.87%) R
16 23 (0.84%) Apple Swift
17 22 (0.80%) XPath
18 21 (0.76%) Scala
19 20 (0.73%) Rust
20 19 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 261 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 228 (8.30%) Degree
3 185 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 108 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (2.55%) PMI Certification
6 64 (2.33%) CCNP
7 46 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 43 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (1.46%) CCNA
11 36 (1.31%) CCIE
12 35 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 27 (0.98%) PMP
14 25 (0.91%) Master's Degree
15 22 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
16 21 (0.76%) CISSP
17 20 (0.73%) ISEB
18 17 (0.62%) ISTQB
19 15 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (4.04%) PMO
2 81 (2.95%) SLA
3 53 (1.93%) QA
4 29 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.84%) JSP 440
7 20 (0.73%) GDPR
8 19 (0.69%) RMADS
9 13 (0.47%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
11 10 (0.36%) FedRAMP
11 10 (0.36%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.22%) COBIT
13 5 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 109 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 80 (2.91%) Docker
3 47 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.44%) KVM
6 11 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.36%) vSphere
8 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.22%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.18%) XenApp
11 4 (0.15%) Firmware
12 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.11%) HDFS
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.073%) etcd
Systems Management
1 112 (4.08%) Ansible
2 54 (1.97%) Terraform
3 46 (1.67%) Puppet
4 42 (1.53%) Kubernetes
5 41 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.13%) HP ALM
7 22 (0.80%) SCCM
8 14 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.51%) Nagios
9 12 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (0.44%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.40%) CASB
10 11 (0.40%) Salt
11 9 (0.33%) Netcool
12 8 (0.29%) Graphite
13 7 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
13 7 (0.25%) Grafana
13 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 571 (20.78%) SAP
2 313 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 221 (8.04%) Cisco
4 144 (5.24%) Oracle
5 94 (3.42%) VMware
6 59 (2.15%) Remedy
7 57 (2.07%) Juniper
8 56 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 56 (2.04%) Huawei
9 54 (1.97%) HP
10 48 (1.75%) WSO2
11 47 (1.71%) Nokia
12 42 (1.53%) F5
12 42 (1.53%) Red Hat
13 41 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
14 34 (1.24%) Tableau
15 30 (1.09%) BT
16 29 (1.06%) IBM
17 25 (0.91%) Adobe
17 25 (0.91%) Google