Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 69 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21 -6
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3,097 2,887 3,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.41% 3.24% 3.81%
As % of the General category 8.76% 8.83% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,713 1,670 1,982
England median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £213
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 154 179
England median hourly rate £20.50 £14.62 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.22% -11.39% -23.26%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.50 £11.90
90th Percentile £43.45 £41.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +39.66% -12.12% -23.26%

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 35,364 32,696 39,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.90% 36.65% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,739 21,867 25,354
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 837 1,079
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.59%
10th Percentile £12.31 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.71 £47.00 £48.35
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 0 1,226 £370 +2.49% 207
London +10 1,001 £475 +5.56% 581
South West +12 267 £390 +11.43% 153
East of England +23 257 £513 +32.26% 107
North of England -23 190 £388 +3.33% 127
Midlands -19 140 £325 - 75
North West -18 107 £411 -2.08% 83
West Midlands -31 81 £300 -17.24% 32
Yorkshire -24 74 £363 +3.57% 35
East Midlands +20 59 £350 +7.69% 43
North East +22 10 £425 +13.33% 9
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 931 (30.06%) Finance
2 738 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
3 617 (19.92%) Marketing
4 594 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
5 553 (17.86%) Electronics
6 547 (17.66%) SAP
6 547 (17.66%) Programme Management
7 543 (17.53%) Manufacturing
8 520 (16.79%) Digital Marketing
9 311 (10.04%) Project Management
10 307 (9.91%) Security Cleared
11 278 (8.98%) Microsoft
12 272 (8.78%) Degree
13 267 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
14 265 (8.56%) Java
15 263 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 252 (8.14%) ITIL
17 249 (8.04%) Linux
18 226 (7.30%) SC Cleared
19 216 (6.97%) Windows
19 216 (6.97%) TDD
20 212 (6.85%) Oracle
21 206 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
22 201 (6.49%) Cisco
23 193 (6.23%) SQL
24 192 (6.20%) Scrum
25 189 (6.10%) Python
26 181 (5.84%) JavaScript
27 158 (5.10%) PRINCE2
28 153 (4.94%) Microsoft Office

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 72 (2.32%) Mule
2 63 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 62 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 58 (1.87%) Oracle Service Bus
5 53 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 42 (1.36%) OpenStack
7 39 (1.26%) Confluence
8 33 (1.07%) Skype for Business
9 31 (1.00%) Apache
10 20 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 17 (0.55%) CMS
11 17 (0.55%) IIS
11 17 (0.55%) JBoss
12 14 (0.45%) SAS
13 13 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.42%) nginx
14 12 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.36%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.32%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 206 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 153 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.36%) AutoCAD
8 11 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.16%) Maya
10 5 (0.16%) SPSS
11 3 (0.097%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.065%) InDesign
12 2 (0.065%) Stata
13 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.032%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.23%) Primavera
4 7 (0.23%) R3 Corda
5 6 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.16%) Radian6
7 4 (0.13%) Eikon
8 3 (0.097%) KANA IQ
8 3 (0.097%) Lawson
8 3 (0.097%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.097%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.097%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.097%) Social Studio
9 2 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 128 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
4 54 (1.74%) Office 365
5 42 (1.36%) IaaS
6 35 (1.13%) PaaS
7 27 (0.87%) GitHub
7 27 (0.87%) SaaS
8 22 (0.71%) Trello
9 19 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 12 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.39%) Slack
12 11 (0.36%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 10 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 9 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
14 9 (0.29%) Serverless
15 8 (0.26%) Force.com
15 8 (0.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 128 (4.13%) WAN
2 126 (4.07%) Firewall
2 126 (4.07%) LAN
3 124 (4.00%) Wireless
4 105 (3.39%) VPN
5 101 (3.26%) LTE
6 96 (3.10%) VoIP
7 91 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 89 (2.87%) MPLS
9 88 (2.84%) Radio Access Network
10 79 (2.55%) 3G
11 72 (2.32%) Broadband
11 72 (2.32%) Internet
12 70 (2.26%) DNS
13 67 (2.16%) 4G
14 55 (1.78%) Network Security
14 55 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (1.61%) DHCP
16 45 (1.45%) 2G
16 45 (1.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (4.33%) Big Data
2 85 (2.74%) Hadoop
3 73 (2.36%) SQL Server
4 49 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 39 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (1.19%) MySQL
7 36 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 36 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 29 (0.94%) Apache Hive
10 26 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (0.84%) MongoDB
11 23 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 22 (0.71%) HBase
13 19 (0.61%) GIS
14 18 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
16 15 (0.48%) QlikView
17 13 (0.42%) Sqoop
18 9 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 104 (3.36%) Git (software)
2 89 (2.87%) JIRA
2 89 (2.87%) Maven
3 68 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.19%) Cucumber
5 36 (1.16%) Selenium
5 36 (1.16%) SoapUI
6 28 (0.90%) WebDriver
7 27 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 25 (0.81%) Subversion
9 23 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 20 (0.65%) Eclipse
11 18 (0.58%) GCC
11 18 (0.58%) GDB
11 18 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (0.55%) Ant
12 17 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.42%) Grunt
13 13 (0.42%) JUnit
14 12 (0.39%) Artifactory
General
1 931 (30.06%) Finance
2 617 (19.92%) Marketing
3 553 (17.86%) Electronics
4 543 (17.53%) Manufacturing
5 128 (4.13%) Banking
6 119 (3.84%) Retail
7 91 (2.94%) Billing
8 81 (2.62%) Legal
9 43 (1.39%) Games
10 30 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
11 29 (0.94%) Military
12 21 (0.68%) Law
13 19 (0.61%) Advertising
13 19 (0.61%) Back Office
14 17 (0.55%) German Language
15 16 (0.52%) French Language
16 12 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.39%) Publishing
16 12 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 429 (13.85%) Developer
2 345 (11.14%) Analyst
3 234 (7.56%) Architect
4 229 (7.39%) Project Manager
5 144 (4.65%) Consultant
6 142 (4.59%) Business Analyst
7 110 (3.55%) Designer
8 107 (3.45%) Network Engineer
9 101 (3.26%) Telecoms Manager
10 99 (3.20%) Telecoms Engineer
11 96 (3.10%) Java Developer
12 82 (2.65%) Coordinator
13 78 (2.52%) Senior Developer
14 72 (2.32%) Support Engineer
15 66 (2.13%) Telecoms Analyst
16 62 (2.00%) DevOps Engineer
17 61 (1.97%) Telecoms Project Manager
18 58 (1.87%) Project Coordinator
19 57 (1.84%) Agile Developer
19 57 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (4.88%) HTML
2 145 (4.68%) Web Services
3 142 (4.59%) CSS
4 137 (4.42%) SOAP
5 121 (3.91%) JSON
6 110 (3.55%) XML
7 97 (3.13%) REST
8 94 (3.04%) RESTful
9 79 (2.55%) Middleware
10 74 (2.39%) AngularJS
11 72 (2.32%) jQuery
12 67 (2.16%) .NET
13 65 (2.10%) Apache Camel
13 65 (2.10%) XSLT
14 62 (2.00%) Swagger
15 61 (1.97%) WireMock
16 56 (1.81%) HTML5
17 55 (1.78%) CSS3
17 55 (1.78%) React
18 41 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 267 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
3 110 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 101 (3.26%) User Experience
5 96 (3.10%) Data Centre
6 85 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 51 (1.65%) Virtual Team
8 44 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 41 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 41 (1.32%) Smartphone
10 40 (1.29%) NHS
11 37 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 29 (0.94%) PMI
13 25 (0.81%) Fintech
14 24 (0.77%) Public Cloud
15 23 (0.74%) Algorithms
16 21 (0.68%) IVR
16 21 (0.68%) PKI
17 20 (0.65%) iPhone
18 19 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 249 (8.04%) Linux
2 216 (6.97%) Windows
3 102 (3.29%) Unix
4 51 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 42 (1.36%) Android
6 40 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 38 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 33 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.55%) Solaris
12 16 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.36%) CentOS
17 7 (0.23%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.19%) VMS
19 5 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
3 547 (17.66%) Programme Management
4 520 (16.79%) Digital Marketing
5 311 (10.04%) Project Management
6 263 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 252 (8.14%) ITIL
8 216 (6.97%) TDD
9 192 (6.20%) Scrum
10 158 (5.10%) PRINCE2
11 151 (4.88%) DevOps
11 151 (4.88%) Test Automation
12 142 (4.59%) Service Management
13 123 (3.97%) Service Delivery
14 119 (3.84%) SOA
15 118 (3.81%) Analytics
16 111 (3.58%) Migration
17 98 (3.16%) Change Management
17 98 (3.16%) Waterfall
18 93 (3.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 265 (8.56%) Java
2 193 (6.23%) SQL
3 189 (6.10%) Python
4 181 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 91 (2.94%) C
6 78 (2.52%) C#
7 69 (2.23%) C++
8 63 (2.03%) XPath
9 42 (1.36%) Embedded C
10 39 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 38 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 32 (1.03%) Perl
13 27 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 27 (0.87%) Ruby
14 26 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 17 (0.55%) PHP
15 17 (0.55%) R
16 14 (0.45%) Apple Swift
17 12 (0.39%) Assembly Language
17 12 (0.39%) ES6
Qualifications
1 307 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 272 (8.78%) Degree
3 226 (7.30%) SC Cleared
4 96 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (1.84%) CCNA
5 57 (1.84%) CISSP
6 53 (1.71%) PMI Certification
7 45 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 45 (1.45%) PMP
8 39 (1.26%) CCNP
9 35 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 33 (1.07%) CISM
10 33 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 26 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (0.81%) CCIE
13 25 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
14 24 (0.77%) ISEB
14 24 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 21 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.49%) QA
2 95 (3.07%) PMO
3 91 (2.94%) SLA
4 57 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (1.36%) GDPR
6 35 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 24 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 14 (0.45%) COBIT
10 11 (0.36%) IFRS
11 10 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.16%) NEBOSH
15 4 (0.13%) GCP
15 4 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
15 4 (0.13%) RMADS
16 2 (0.065%) EMIR
16 2 (0.065%) MiFID
System Software
1 120 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 83 (2.68%) Docker
3 80 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.65%) iptables
6 19 (0.61%) vSphere
7 18 (0.58%) HDFS
8 16 (0.52%) KVM
9 15 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.45%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.19%) Samba
13 5 (0.16%) IAG
14 4 (0.13%) Firmware
14 4 (0.13%) Postfix
14 4 (0.13%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.13%) Squid
14 4 (0.13%) vCloud
14 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (2.26%) Ansible
2 63 (2.03%) Puppet
3 44 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (1.29%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (0.74%) SCCM
7 19 (0.61%) Netcool
8 14 (0.45%) SELinux
9 12 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.39%) Terraform
10 11 (0.36%) Grafana
10 11 (0.36%) logstash
11 10 (0.32%) Oozie
12 9 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 9 (0.29%) Kibana
12 9 (0.29%) Nessus
12 9 (0.29%) Rancher
13 8 (0.26%) Ambari
13 8 (0.26%) MOM
13 8 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 547 (17.66%) SAP
2 278 (8.98%) Microsoft
3 212 (6.85%) Oracle
4 201 (6.49%) Cisco
5 111 (3.58%) VMware
6 87 (2.81%) HP
7 56 (1.81%) WSO2
8 55 (1.78%) Remedy
9 51 (1.65%) Adobe
10 50 (1.61%) IBM
11 47 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 46 (1.49%) Juniper
12 46 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 41 (1.32%) Google
14 39 (1.26%) Huawei
15 34 (1.10%) Nokia
15 34 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
16 32 (1.03%) Citrix
17 30 (0.97%) Avaya
18 28 (0.90%) Apple