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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Telecommunications
UK / England
Rank 51 45 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1609 1951 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.85% 3.98% 4.57%
As % of the General category 10.11% 10.52% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 1046 1056
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 56 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.41% +34.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £104.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -70.45% +69.23%  

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 15909 18546 18737
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.06% 37.81% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10441 12249 11778
Median daily rate £465 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 467 446
Median hourly rate £26.00 £26.93 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -3 639 £389 +0.32% 210
London -19 431 £450 - 375
South West -1 142 £375 - 138
East of England +12 95 £338 -15.62% 95
West Midlands +21 78 £380 +31.03% 45
North West +7 76 £414 -2.64% 84
Yorkshire -1 73 £415 +27.69% 44
East Midlands +9 31 £315 +4.13% 33
North East 0 21 £330 +1.53% 16
Midlands +10 2 - -
Telecoms
UK

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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.

1 962 (30.39%) Finance
2 615 (19.43%) Marketing
3 592 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
4 545 (17.21%) Programme Management
4 545 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
5 544 (17.18%) SAP
6 533 (16.84%) Electronics
7 513 (16.20%) Manufacturing
8 487 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
9 478 (15.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 405 (12.79%) Project Management
11 349 (11.02%) Microsoft
12 318 (10.04%) ITIL
13 317 (10.01%) Cisco
14 308 (9.73%) Security Cleared
15 298 (9.41%) Degree
16 264 (8.34%) Java
17 255 (8.05%) MS Excel
18 238 (7.52%) SC Cleared
19 230 (7.26%) Linux
20 229 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
21 219 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
22 216 (6.82%) PRINCE2
23 197 (6.22%) SQL
24 195 (6.16%) Oracle
25 170 (5.37%) Scrum
26 168 (5.31%) Migration
27 165 (5.21%) LAN
28 164 (5.18%) JavaScript
29 161 (5.09%) WAN

Telecoms
Top Related 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
1 114 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.67%) Apache
3 46 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 42 (1.33%) Mule
5 32 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 29 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
7 25 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 21 (0.66%) SAS
9 20 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 19 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.47%) Mule ESB
14 14 (0.44%) ArcGIS
15 13 (0.41%) Confluence
15 13 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.38%) CMS
16 12 (0.38%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 255 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 159 (5.02%) MS Office
3 108 (3.41%) MS Project
4 101 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 62 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.38%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.19%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.16%) Maya
13 3 (0.095%) InVision
13 3 (0.095%) SPSS
14 2 (0.063%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.063%) MicroStation
15 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.032%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 478 (15.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 15 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
4 10 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.13%) Primavera
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.095%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.063%) BigMachines
11 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.063%) Remedy AR System
11 2 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.063%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.032%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 95 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.23%) Office 365
4 31 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.95%) PaaS
6 23 (0.73%) SaaS
7 20 (0.63%) IaaS
8 19 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.60%) GitHub
9 15 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
13 6 (0.19%) CloudSense
13 6 (0.19%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.16%) Datadog
15 4 (0.13%) Force.com
16 3 (0.095%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.095%) Google Drive
16 3 (0.095%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 165 (5.21%) LAN
2 161 (5.09%) WAN
3 160 (5.05%) VoIP
4 147 (4.64%) Firewall
5 142 (4.49%) LTE
6 103 (3.25%) 4G
7 96 (3.03%) 3G
8 93 (2.94%) Wireless
9 92 (2.91%) Internet
10 88 (2.78%) TCP/IP
11 77 (2.43%) Network Security
12 76 (2.40%) Broadband
13 71 (2.24%) DNS
14 69 (2.18%) MPLS
15 66 (2.08%) GSM
15 66 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
16 63 (1.99%) 2G
17 62 (1.96%) VPN
18 57 (1.80%) VoLTE
19 56 (1.77%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.05%) Big Data
3 59 (1.86%) Hadoop
4 58 (1.83%) MySQL
5 48 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 45 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 41 (1.30%) NoSQL
8 40 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 37 (1.17%) GIS
10 33 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
11 28 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (0.57%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.51%) Apache Hive
14 16 (0.51%) SAP Data Services
14 16 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.47%) QlikView
15 15 (0.47%) SAP BW
16 14 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 80 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 62 (1.96%) Maven
3 59 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 49 (1.55%) Subversion
5 43 (1.36%) JIRA
6 35 (1.11%) Selenium
7 27 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 24 (0.76%) SoapUI
10 22 (0.69%) GCC
10 22 (0.69%) GDB
10 22 (0.69%) Trac
11 21 (0.66%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 17 (0.54%) JUnit
13 16 (0.51%) WebDriver
14 13 (0.41%) Ant
15 11 (0.35%) Gradle
16 10 (0.32%) JMeter
16 10 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 962 (30.39%) Finance
2 615 (19.43%) Marketing
3 533 (16.84%) Electronics
4 513 (16.20%) Manufacturing
5 154 (4.86%) Banking
6 132 (4.17%) Retail
7 101 (3.19%) Billing
8 51 (1.61%) Advertising
9 46 (1.45%) Legal
10 43 (1.36%) Games
11 25 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 24 (0.76%) Back Office
13 23 (0.73%) Law
14 22 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
15 20 (0.63%) French Language
16 15 (0.47%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.28%) Publishing
17 9 (0.28%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.25%) Front Office
19 7 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 378 (11.94%) Analyst
2 365 (11.53%) Developer
3 279 (8.81%) Project Manager
4 233 (7.36%) Architect
5 156 (4.93%) Consultant
6 143 (4.52%) Network Engineer
7 134 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 122 (3.85%) Telecoms Manager
9 95 (3.00%) Designer
10 91 (2.87%) Java Developer
11 85 (2.68%) Administrator
12 72 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
13 71 (2.24%) Coordinator
14 66 (2.08%) Installation Technician
15 63 (1.99%) Telecoms Analyst
16 60 (1.90%) Telecoms Engineer
17 52 (1.64%) Project Coordinator
18 51 (1.61%) Delivery Manager
18 51 (1.61%) Telecoms Project Manager
19 45 (1.42%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (4.86%) HTML
2 142 (4.49%) CSS
3 120 (3.79%) Web Services
4 103 (3.25%) .NET
5 101 (3.19%) SOAP
6 96 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 96 (3.03%) JSON
7 93 (2.94%) XML
8 81 (2.56%) Middleware
9 67 (2.12%) RESTful
10 66 (2.08%) REST
11 58 (1.83%) jQuery
12 54 (1.71%) HTML5
13 47 (1.48%) Apache Camel
14 46 (1.45%) Spring
15 38 (1.20%) Swagger
15 38 (1.20%) XSLT
16 37 (1.17%) Node.js
17 34 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 32 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 219 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 107 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 106 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 93 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 90 (2.84%) User Experience
7 38 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 31 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 30 (0.95%) PMI
10 29 (0.92%) Digital Media
11 25 (0.79%) IVR
11 25 (0.79%) NHS
11 25 (0.79%) Smartphone
12 19 (0.60%) Smart Meter
12 19 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
13 18 (0.57%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.54%) IPTV
14 17 (0.54%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.51%) Blackberry
15 16 (0.51%) STB
Operating Systems
1 230 (7.26%) Linux
2 150 (4.74%) Windows
3 92 (2.91%) Unix
4 46 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 43 (1.36%) Android
6 42 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 25 (0.79%) CentOS
9 24 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.51%) Solaris
11 15 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.28%) AIX
16 8 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.22%) Debian
18 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
2 545 (17.21%) Programme Management
3 487 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
4 405 (12.79%) Project Management
5 318 (10.04%) ITIL
6 229 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 216 (6.82%) PRINCE2
8 170 (5.37%) Scrum
9 168 (5.31%) Migration
10 142 (4.49%) TDD
11 134 (4.23%) DevOps
12 122 (3.85%) CRM
13 121 (3.82%) Service Management
14 112 (3.54%) Change Management
15 106 (3.35%) Analytics
16 103 (3.25%) Business Analysis
17 102 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
17 102 (3.22%) Service Delivery
18 95 (3.00%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 264 (8.34%) Java
2 197 (6.22%) SQL
3 164 (5.18%) JavaScript
4 153 (4.83%) Python
5 96 (3.03%) C#
6 65 (2.05%) C
7 56 (1.77%) C++
8 48 (1.52%) Ruby
9 44 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 42 (1.33%) PHP
11 37 (1.17%) Perl
12 36 (1.14%) XPath
13 35 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 33 (1.04%) PowerShell
15 24 (0.76%) Scala
16 23 (0.73%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.41%) Embedded C
17 13 (0.41%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.35%) Go
19 10 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 308 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 298 (9.41%) Degree
3 238 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 160 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (3.57%) CCNP
6 85 (2.68%) CCNA
7 67 (2.12%) CCIE
8 56 (1.77%) PMI Certification
9 41 (1.30%) CISSP
9 41 (1.30%) PMP
10 34 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 32 (1.01%) CCDP
11 32 (1.01%) JNCIA
12 31 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 31 (0.98%) ISEB
12 31 (0.98%) ISTQB
13 30 (0.95%) CCIP
13 30 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (0.88%) CCSA
15 26 (0.82%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.22%) SLA
2 80 (2.53%) PMO
3 68 (2.15%) QA
4 19 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.54%) JSP 440
5 17 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.32%) P3O
9 9 (0.28%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.22%) GDPR
10 7 (0.22%) IFRS
11 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.13%) COBIT
13 3 (0.095%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.063%) Basel II
14 2 (0.063%) MiFID
14 2 (0.063%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.063%) RMADS
System Software
1 82 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 65 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.14%) Docker
4 20 (0.63%) vSphere
5 14 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.25%) KVM
9 6 (0.19%) Postfix
9 6 (0.19%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.19%) XenApp
10 5 (0.16%) Firmware
10 5 (0.16%) NFS
10 5 (0.16%) SRDF
10 5 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.16%) XenServer
11 4 (0.13%) HDFS
11 4 (0.13%) vCloud
11 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (1.42%) Puppet
2 40 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 36 (1.14%) Ansible
4 30 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
6 23 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
6 23 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
7 22 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 14 (0.44%) SCCM
9 13 (0.41%) Kubernetes
10 12 (0.38%) Nagios
11 10 (0.32%) Amdocs OSS
11 10 (0.32%) Terraform
12 8 (0.25%) Salt
12 8 (0.25%) vRealize
13 7 (0.22%) Kibana
13 7 (0.22%) logstash
13 7 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
15 5 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 544 (17.18%) SAP
2 349 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 317 (10.01%) Cisco
4 195 (6.16%) Oracle
5 111 (3.51%) HP
6 101 (3.19%) VMware
7 91 (2.87%) Juniper
7 91 (2.87%) Remedy
8 69 (2.18%) Ericsson
9 68 (2.15%) Huawei
10 66 (2.08%) IBM
11 62 (1.96%) CheckPoint
12 60 (1.90%) F5
13 53 (1.67%) Red Hat
14 44 (1.39%) BT
15 39 (1.23%) Citrix
16 35 (1.11%) Google
17 34 (1.07%) Nokia
18 33 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
19 29 (0.92%) WSO2
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