Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 54 65
Rank change year-on-year -35 +11 -19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,627 3,446 3,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.79% 3.80% 3.27%
As % of the General category 7.48% 9.52% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,363 1,912 1,922
England median daily rate £425 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +5.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £556
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 125 105
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +31.03% -6.45%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.72 £11.30
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £18.64 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.83% +37.93% +1.05%

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 35,123 36,180 36,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.31% 39.86% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,331 24,110 24,558
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 786 886
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.75 £23.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.80% +9.16% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -3.16%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -20 980 £385 +4.05% 141
London -45 788 £495 +4.21% 196
South West -18 251 £388 -5.49% 110
East of England -11 243 £525 +2.44% 78
North of England -51 187 £400 - 111
Midlands +21 160 £350 +5.66% 87
West Midlands +10 119 £356 +9.62% 42
North West -11 111 £413 +3.13% 66
Yorkshire -72 51 £360 -10.00% 39
East Midlands +7 41 £190 -45.71% 45
North East +3 27 £444 +21.58% 6
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 820 (31.21%) Finance
2 572 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
3 515 (19.60%) Marketing
4 514 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
5 501 (19.07%) SAP
6 495 (18.84%) Manufacturing
6 495 (18.84%) Programme Management
7 457 (17.40%) Electronics
8 435 (16.56%) Digital Marketing
9 289 (11.00%) Java
10 283 (10.77%) Microsoft
11 274 (10.43%) Project Management
12 263 (10.01%) ITIL
13 236 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
14 232 (8.83%) Degree
15 222 (8.45%) Security Cleared
16 211 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 210 (7.99%) Cisco
18 209 (7.96%) Windows
19 205 (7.80%) TDD
20 196 (7.46%) Scrum
21 191 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
22 189 (7.19%) DevOps
23 187 (7.12%) Linux
24 182 (6.93%) SQL
25 171 (6.51%) SC Cleared
26 167 (6.36%) LAN
27 161 (6.13%) JavaScript
28 160 (6.09%) Python
28 160 (6.09%) WAN

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 69 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 59 (2.25%) Mule
3 58 (2.21%) Oracle Service Bus
4 44 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 34 (1.29%) Apache
6 30 (1.14%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.10%) MS Exchange
8 28 (1.07%) OpenStack
9 19 (0.72%) Skype for Business
10 18 (0.69%) Confluence
10 18 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.49%) CMS
12 11 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.34%) nginx
15 8 (0.30%) Drupal
15 8 (0.30%) SAS
16 5 (0.19%) IIS
16 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 149 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 39 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.34%) InVision
8 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.19%) Maya
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
11 3 (0.11%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.11%) SPSS
12 2 (0.076%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.076%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.038%) Simulink
13 1 (0.038%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 18 (0.69%) SAP PSCD
5 7 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.11%) Primavera
7 3 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.076%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.076%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.076%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.076%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.076%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.076%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.038%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.038%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 148 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
3 62 (2.36%) Office 365
4 50 (1.90%) SaaS
5 38 (1.45%) PaaS
6 31 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (0.99%) IaaS
8 18 (0.69%) GitHub
9 17 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (0.61%) Serverless
11 13 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.38%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.30%) AWS CodePipeline
15 7 (0.27%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
17 4 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 167 (6.36%) LAN
2 160 (6.09%) Firewall
2 160 (6.09%) WAN
3 106 (4.04%) Internet
4 98 (3.73%) VPN
5 88 (3.35%) Wireless
6 82 (3.12%) VoIP
7 81 (3.08%) TCP/IP
8 80 (3.05%) MPLS
9 79 (3.01%) DNS
10 75 (2.85%) Broadband
11 73 (2.78%) Network Security
12 62 (2.36%) 4G
13 60 (2.28%) Radio Access Network
14 56 (2.13%) 3G
15 53 (2.02%) OSPF
16 50 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
17 48 (1.83%) BGP
18 46 (1.75%) ATM
19 43 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (3.12%) Big Data
2 80 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 41 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 39 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.29%) MySQL
6 32 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 22 (0.84%) NoSQL
11 20 (0.76%) Power BI
11 20 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
12 18 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.49%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.34%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.34%) GIS
16 9 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 72 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 64 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 62 (2.36%) JIRA
3 62 (2.36%) Maven
4 38 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 29 (1.10%) SoapUI
6 24 (0.91%) Selenium
7 22 (0.84%) JUnit
8 16 (0.61%) Mockito
9 11 (0.42%) GoogleTest
9 11 (0.42%) IntelliJ
10 10 (0.38%) Gradle
10 10 (0.38%) JMeter
10 10 (0.38%) Subversion
10 10 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.34%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.34%) GitLab
11 9 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.30%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 820 (31.21%) Finance
2 515 (19.60%) Marketing
3 495 (18.84%) Manufacturing
4 457 (17.40%) Electronics
5 149 (5.67%) Retail
6 83 (3.16%) Banking
7 73 (2.78%) Legal
8 50 (1.90%) Billing
9 30 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
10 24 (0.91%) Law
11 19 (0.72%) Games
12 18 (0.69%) General Ledger
13 16 (0.61%) Front Office
13 16 (0.61%) Publishing
14 15 (0.57%) Advertising
15 14 (0.53%) Automotive
16 13 (0.49%) Back Office
17 12 (0.46%) Military
18 9 (0.34%) Local Government
19 7 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 384 (14.62%) Developer
2 289 (11.00%) Analyst
3 216 (8.22%) Architect
4 204 (7.77%) Project Manager
5 113 (4.30%) Java Developer
6 110 (4.19%) Consultant
7 108 (4.11%) Network Engineer
8 95 (3.62%) Senior Developer
9 89 (3.39%) Business Analyst
10 80 (3.05%) Telecoms Manager
11 69 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
12 63 (2.40%) Support Engineer
13 62 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
14 59 (2.25%) Designer
15 49 (1.87%) IT Manager
16 47 (1.79%) Service Manager
17 45 (1.71%) Scrum Master
18 44 (1.67%) Field Engineer
19 41 (1.56%) Integration Developer
20 40 (1.52%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (5.79%) Web Services
2 123 (4.68%) SOAP
3 112 (4.26%) RESTful
4 108 (4.11%) Middleware
5 101 (3.84%) HTML
6 91 (3.46%) CSS
7 87 (3.31%) XML
8 78 (2.97%) .NET
9 77 (2.93%) JSON
10 62 (2.36%) Apache Camel
11 60 (2.28%) REST
12 49 (1.87%) AngularJS
13 44 (1.67%) Spring
14 41 (1.56%) jQuery
14 41 (1.56%) Node.js
14 41 (1.56%) XSLT
15 40 (1.52%) Swagger
16 34 (1.29%) React
17 33 (1.26%) HTML5
18 32 (1.22%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 236 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 140 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 102 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 86 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 66 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 65 (2.47%) User Experience
8 56 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
9 52 (1.98%) Driving Licence
10 43 (1.64%) Algorithms
10 43 (1.64%) NHS
11 42 (1.60%) Virtual Team
12 34 (1.29%) Digital Media
13 33 (1.26%) PMI
14 30 (1.14%) Data Structures
15 24 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 20 (0.76%) Blackberry
16 20 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
17 18 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
18 16 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 209 (7.96%) Windows
2 187 (7.12%) Linux
3 94 (3.58%) Unix
4 58 (2.21%) Android
5 57 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 47 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 44 (1.67%) Windows 10
8 40 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (1.26%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.03%) CentOS
10 27 (1.03%) Solaris
11 21 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
3 495 (18.84%) Programme Management
4 435 (16.56%) Digital Marketing
5 274 (10.43%) Project Management
6 263 (10.01%) ITIL
7 211 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 205 (7.80%) TDD
9 196 (7.46%) Scrum
10 191 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
11 189 (7.19%) DevOps
12 143 (5.44%) SOA
13 137 (5.22%) Migration
14 134 (5.10%) Service Management
15 110 (4.19%) Analytics
16 101 (3.84%) PRINCE2
17 93 (3.54%) Test Automation
18 92 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
18 92 (3.50%) Service Delivery
19 89 (3.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 289 (11.00%) Java
2 182 (6.93%) SQL
3 161 (6.13%) JavaScript
4 160 (6.09%) Python
5 102 (3.88%) C#
6 64 (2.44%) C++
6 64 (2.44%) Java 8
7 54 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 49 (1.87%) C
9 37 (1.41%) Perl
10 35 (1.33%) PHP
10 35 (1.33%) XPath
11 30 (1.14%) T-SQL
12 26 (0.99%) Ruby
13 25 (0.95%) PowerShell
14 22 (0.84%) Scala
15 21 (0.80%) Apple Swift
16 20 (0.76%) TypeScript
17 17 (0.65%) MATLAB
17 17 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 232 (8.83%) Degree
2 222 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 171 (6.51%) SC Cleared
4 114 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (2.59%) CCNA
6 56 (2.13%) CCNP
7 47 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 35 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (1.22%) PMP
10 26 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (0.95%) Master's Degree
12 24 (0.91%) ISEB
13 23 (0.88%) CCIE
14 20 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (0.69%) CCA
15 18 (0.69%) CISSP
15 18 (0.69%) MCSE
16 16 (0.61%) DV Cleared
17 15 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (3.54%) SLA
2 86 (3.27%) PMO
3 46 (1.75%) QA
4 25 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.91%) GDPR
6 23 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.57%) GCP
9 12 (0.46%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.38%) FedRAMP
10 10 (0.38%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.34%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.19%) HL7
13 5 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 113 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 109 (4.15%) Docker
3 54 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.46%) vSphere
7 7 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.23%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.23%) XenApp
9 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.15%) KVM
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.15%) Postfix
10 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.11%) etcd
11 3 (0.11%) IAG
11 3 (0.11%) Samba
11 3 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 90 (3.43%) Ansible
2 76 (2.89%) Kubernetes
3 55 (2.09%) Puppet
4 50 (1.90%) Terraform
5 37 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (0.76%) HP ALM
7 19 (0.72%) SCCM
8 16 (0.61%) Salt
9 10 (0.38%) CASB
9 10 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (0.34%) Packer
11 8 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.27%) Kibana
12 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.27%) Nagios
13 6 (0.23%) CSIRT
13 6 (0.23%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.19%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 501 (19.07%) SAP
2 283 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 210 (7.99%) Cisco
4 152 (5.79%) Oracle
5 79 (3.01%) VMware
6 63 (2.40%) Juniper
7 59 (2.25%) WSO2
8 54 (2.06%) Remedy
9 48 (1.83%) CheckPoint
10 46 (1.75%) Google
11 45 (1.71%) HP
12 35 (1.33%) Red Hat
13 34 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
14 32 (1.22%) Huawei
14 32 (1.22%) TIBCO
15 31 (1.18%) Citrix
16 29 (1.10%) BT
16 29 (1.10%) F5
17 26 (0.99%) Nokia
18 23 (0.88%) Tableau