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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 61 41
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1668 1721 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.86% 3.47% 4.40%
As % of the General category 9.83% 9.53% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 992 1213
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 49
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.69% +57.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £47.50 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.52% +22.58%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16970 18055 19635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.24% 36.41% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11222 12293 12923
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 440 488
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +5 746 £375 -6.25% 129
London -23 461 £475 +11.76% 449
South West +9 170 £410 +9.33% 84
East of England +22 112 £538 +72.00% 52
Yorkshire +25 57 £401 +0.31% 15
North West -13 51 £350 -6.66% 47
West Midlands -14 30 £331 -8.62% 20
East Midlands -15 14 £375 -6.36% 7
North East +75 12 £344 +8.26% 4
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2 741 (22.79%) Marketing
3 695 (21.38%) Programme Management
4 691 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
5 668 (20.55%) Electronics
6 652 (20.06%) SAP
7 640 (19.69%) Manufacturing
8 616 (18.95%) Digital Marketing
9 606 (18.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 580 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
11 429 (13.20%) Project Management
12 399 (12.27%) Security Cleared
13 330 (10.15%) Degree
14 323 (9.94%) Microsoft
15 318 (9.78%) ITIL
16 292 (8.98%) SC Cleared
17 265 (8.15%) Java
18 264 (8.12%) Cisco
19 258 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
20 257 (7.91%) Linux
21 246 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
22 228 (7.01%) SQL
23 204 (6.27%) PRINCE2
24 200 (6.15%) Oracle
25 198 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
26 192 (5.91%) TDD
27 171 (5.26%) DevOps
28 162 (4.98%) LAN
29 160 (4.92%) WAN
30 159 (4.89%) Python

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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
1 114 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.69%) Mule
3 51 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 46 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
5 42 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 40 (1.23%) Apache
7 34 (1.05%) CMS
8 31 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 29 (0.89%) ArcGIS
10 24 (0.74%) Confluence
10 24 (0.74%) MS Exchange
11 21 (0.65%) Skype for Business
11 21 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.55%) SAS
13 15 (0.46%) Smallworld
14 13 (0.40%) Drupal
14 13 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 198 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 152 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
3 108 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 86 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
5 49 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.37%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.34%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.12%) MicroStation
10 4 (0.12%) SPSS
11 3 (0.092%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.092%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.062%) InVision
12 2 (0.062%) Stata
13 1 (0.031%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.031%) Maya
13 1 (0.031%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 606 (18.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
6 8 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.22%) Primavera
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.15%) SAP FI-AP
9 5 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
9 5 (0.15%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.092%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.092%) Workday HCM
12 2 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 85 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.38%) Office 365
4 37 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.55%) SaaS
6 16 (0.49%) PaaS
7 15 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.40%) IaaS
9 10 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.28%) G Suite
10 9 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.25%) Yammer
12 7 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.18%) GitHub
14 5 (0.15%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 4 (0.12%) AdWords
16 3 (0.092%) CloudSense
16 3 (0.092%) Datadog
16 3 (0.092%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 162 (4.98%) LAN
2 160 (4.92%) WAN
3 141 (4.34%) Firewall
4 137 (4.21%) Wireless
5 134 (4.12%) LTE
6 127 (3.91%) 4G
7 108 (3.32%) 3G
8 102 (3.14%) VoIP
9 92 (2.83%) Internet
10 86 (2.65%) VPN
11 77 (2.37%) TCP/IP
12 76 (2.34%) MPLS
13 69 (2.12%) MVNO
14 68 (2.09%) Radio Access Network
15 63 (1.94%) BGP
15 63 (1.94%) Broadband
16 62 (1.91%) DNS
16 62 (1.91%) OSPF
17 57 (1.75%) Network Security
18 48 (1.48%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.09%) Big Data
3 66 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 59 (1.81%) MySQL
5 57 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 48 (1.48%) GIS
7 41 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 39 (1.20%) NoSQL
9 33 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 32 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
10 32 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (0.92%) RDBMS
12 22 (0.68%) Apache Hive
13 21 (0.65%) QGIS
14 16 (0.49%) HBase
14 16 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (0.46%) Power BI
16 11 (0.34%) QlikView
16 11 (0.34%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 102 (3.14%) Maven
2 90 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 77 (2.37%) Jenkins
4 49 (1.51%) JIRA
5 39 (1.20%) Subversion
6 31 (0.95%) Selenium
7 22 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 18 (0.55%) SoapUI
9 15 (0.46%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.43%) GDB
10 14 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.40%) GCC
11 13 (0.40%) Trac
12 12 (0.37%) JUnit
13 10 (0.31%) Ant
13 10 (0.31%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.31%) Grunt
13 10 (0.31%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.28%) Gradle
14 9 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 1045 (32.14%) Finance
2 741 (22.79%) Marketing
3 668 (20.55%) Electronics
4 640 (19.69%) Manufacturing
5 132 (4.06%) Retail
6 125 (3.84%) Billing
7 97 (2.98%) Banking
8 44 (1.35%) Back Office
9 40 (1.23%) Legal
10 39 (1.20%) Advertising
11 28 (0.86%) French Language
12 26 (0.80%) Games
13 22 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
13 22 (0.68%) Military
14 16 (0.49%) Law
14 16 (0.49%) Publishing
15 12 (0.37%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.25%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.22%) Automotive
17 7 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 364 (11.20%) Analyst
2 361 (11.10%) Developer
3 282 (8.67%) Project Manager
4 281 (8.64%) Architect
5 162 (4.98%) Consultant
6 142 (4.37%) Telecoms Manager
7 123 (3.78%) Network Engineer
8 117 (3.60%) Business Analyst
9 105 (3.23%) Designer
10 91 (2.80%) Telecoms Engineer
11 85 (2.61%) Java Developer
12 80 (2.46%) Coordinator
13 72 (2.21%) Administrator
14 71 (2.18%) Telecoms Project Manager
15 64 (1.97%) Solutions Architect
16 63 (1.94%) Programme Manager
17 60 (1.85%) Telecoms Analyst
17 60 (1.85%) Test Engineer
18 54 (1.66%) IT Manager
18 54 (1.66%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (4.03%) JSON
2 123 (3.78%) XML
3 115 (3.54%) HTML
4 113 (3.48%) Middleware
5 97 (2.98%) CSS
6 93 (2.86%) Web Services
7 91 (2.80%) .NET
8 81 (2.49%) SOAP
9 71 (2.18%) AngularJS
9 71 (2.18%) XSLT
10 69 (2.12%) RESTful
10 69 (2.12%) Swagger
11 66 (2.03%) REST
11 66 (2.03%) WireMock
12 56 (1.72%) Apache Camel
13 52 (1.60%) Spring
14 39 (1.20%) Node.js
15 37 (1.14%) jQuery
16 36 (1.11%) ASP.NET
17 35 (1.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 258 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 118 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
3 118 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 109 (3.35%) User Experience
5 99 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 86 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 45 (1.38%) Virtual Team
8 40 (1.23%) PMI
9 38 (1.17%) Digital Media
10 26 (0.80%) NHS
11 24 (0.74%) CMDB
12 22 (0.68%) Mobile App
13 21 (0.65%) IVR
13 21 (0.65%) Smart Meter
14 20 (0.62%) Digital TV
14 20 (0.62%) Smartphone
15 18 (0.55%) Private Cloud
16 17 (0.52%) Social Media
17 16 (0.49%) STB
Operating Systems
1 257 (7.91%) Linux
2 157 (4.83%) Windows
3 114 (3.51%) Unix
4 55 (1.69%) Android
5 51 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 41 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 28 (0.86%) CentOS
9 26 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.71%) Windows 10
12 18 (0.55%) Solaris
13 17 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.34%) AIX
15 9 (0.28%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.22%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (21.38%) Programme Management
2 691 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
3 616 (18.95%) Digital Marketing
4 580 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
5 429 (13.20%) Project Management
6 318 (9.78%) ITIL
7 246 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 204 (6.27%) PRINCE2
9 192 (5.91%) TDD
10 171 (5.26%) DevOps
11 159 (4.89%) Migration
12 158 (4.86%) Service Management
13 148 (4.55%) Scrum
14 145 (4.46%) Analytics
15 127 (3.91%) SOA
16 123 (3.78%) CRM
17 119 (3.66%) Test Automation
18 112 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
19 103 (3.17%) Change Management
19 103 (3.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 265 (8.15%) Java
2 228 (7.01%) SQL
3 159 (4.89%) Python
4 116 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 77 (2.37%) C#
6 74 (2.28%) C
7 69 (2.12%) XPath
8 53 (1.63%) Perl
9 49 (1.51%) PHP
10 42 (1.29%) C++
11 41 (1.26%) Ruby
12 34 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 29 (0.89%) Shell Script
14 24 (0.74%) PowerShell
14 24 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 18 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.52%) Scala
16 17 (0.52%) VB
17 16 (0.49%) Embedded C
17 16 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 399 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 330 (10.15%) Degree
3 292 (8.98%) SC Cleared
4 148 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 102 (3.14%) CCNP
6 74 (2.28%) CCIE
7 70 (2.15%) PMI Certification
8 60 (1.85%) CCNA
8 60 (1.85%) DV Cleared
9 51 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 48 (1.48%) PMP
11 45 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 38 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 37 (1.14%) CCIP
14 37 (1.14%) ISEB
14 37 (1.14%) JNCIE
15 34 (1.05%) CCDP
16 33 (1.02%) CISSP
17 32 (0.98%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (2.98%) SLA
2 94 (2.89%) PMO
3 60 (1.85%) QA
4 31 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 26 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.34%) GDPR
6 11 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.31%) P3O
8 9 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.22%) COBIT
11 6 (0.18%) IFRS
12 5 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.12%) NEBOSH
13 4 (0.12%) RMADS
14 3 (0.092%) HL7
System Software
1 85 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 61 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.45%) Docker
4 20 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.49%) vSphere
7 14 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.31%) XenApp
9 7 (0.22%) HDFS
9 7 (0.22%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.18%) XenServer
11 5 (0.15%) Firmware
11 5 (0.15%) KVM
11 5 (0.15%) vCloud
12 4 (0.12%) SRDF
12 4 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 66 (2.03%) Puppet
2 55 (1.69%) Ansible
3 50 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (0.95%) FortiGate
5 30 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 20 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (0.52%) Netcool
9 13 (0.40%) SCCM
10 11 (0.34%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
12 9 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
13 8 (0.25%) Salt
13 8 (0.25%) vCenter Server
14 7 (0.22%) Nagios
15 6 (0.18%) logstash
15 6 (0.18%) Terraform
15 6 (0.18%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.15%) Grafana
Vendors
1 652 (20.06%) SAP
2 323 (9.94%) Microsoft
3 264 (8.12%) Cisco
4 200 (6.15%) Oracle
5 121 (3.72%) HP
6 101 (3.11%) VMware
7 76 (2.34%) Remedy
8 71 (2.18%) Juniper
9 65 (2.00%) IBM
10 55 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 54 (1.66%) CheckPoint
11 54 (1.66%) F5
12 51 (1.57%) Ericsson
13 48 (1.48%) Huawei
14 47 (1.45%) WSO2
15 40 (1.23%) Adobe
16 39 (1.20%) Fortinet
17 38 (1.17%) Google
18 37 (1.14%) Citrix
18 37 (1.14%) Nokia
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