Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 91 57
Rank change year-on-year +28 -34 +16
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,787 2,637 3,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.60% 2.79% 3.69%
As % of the General category 9.38% 6.95% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,573 1,372 1,894
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £164 £225 £242
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £405 £425 £423
% change year-on-year -4.71% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 123
England median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.42% +26.87%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.63 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -17.50% +36.80%

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 29,712 37,916 39,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.38% 40.16% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,344 25,081 26,611
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £477 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.32% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 1,023 970
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.10% -3.29% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +20 1,177 £400 +1.27% 158
London +17 683 £425 -13.04% 156
South West +13 369 £425 +6.25% 68
North of England +42 194 £294 -28.79% 97
East of England -8 174 £425 -19.05% 77
Midlands +58 170 £325 -7.14% 67
North West +31 142 £275 -33.33% 43
West Midlands +33 117 £350 -1.75% 34
East Midlands +41 54 £313 +25.00% 33
Yorkshire +21 36 £335 -12.42% 46
North East +2 15 £350 -10.26% 8
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 786 (28.20%) Finance
2 582 (20.88%) Public Sector
3 534 (19.16%) Marketing
4 528 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
5 519 (18.62%) Manufacturing
6 514 (18.44%) Programme Management
7 484 (17.37%) SAP
8 474 (17.01%) Electronics
9 466 (16.72%) Digital Marketing
10 464 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
11 316 (11.34%) Windows
12 314 (11.27%) ITIL
13 307 (11.02%) Cisco
14 300 (10.76%) Project Management
15 298 (10.69%) Microsoft
16 293 (10.51%) Security Cleared
17 256 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 215 (7.71%) Data Centre
19 210 (7.53%) WAN
20 192 (6.89%) Cisco Certification
20 192 (6.89%) SC Cleared
21 188 (6.75%) Degree
22 187 (6.71%) Migration
23 184 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
24 175 (6.28%) Windows 10
24 175 (6.28%) LAN
24 175 (6.28%) Java
25 170 (6.10%) SQL
26 168 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
27 164 (5.88%) 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 54 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.44%) Skype for Business
3 34 (1.22%) Confluence
4 33 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 31 (1.11%) Apache
6 27 (0.97%) OpenStack
7 26 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 22 (0.79%) WebLogic
9 21 (0.75%) Mule
9 21 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
10 20 (0.72%) CMS
11 18 (0.65%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.39%) nginx
14 10 (0.36%) ArcGIS
14 10 (0.36%) SAS
15 8 (0.29%) iPlanet
16 7 (0.25%) Smallworld
17 6 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 6 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 168 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 164 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 77 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
5 44 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.86%) Sketch
7 13 (0.47%) InVision
8 12 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.29%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.22%) Windchill
12 5 (0.18%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.11%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.11%) InDesign
14 2 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.072%) Figma
14 2 (0.072%) Marvel
14 2 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.072%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 18 (0.65%) CSG Singleview
1 18 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 10 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.32%) SAP FI-CA
6 6 (0.22%) assyst
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.11%) Magento
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (0.072%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 146 (5.24%) Azure
2 105 (3.77%) AWS
3 103 (3.70%) Office 365
4 47 (1.69%) SaaS
5 38 (1.36%) GCP
6 24 (0.86%) Power Platform
7 23 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.79%) IaaS
9 19 (0.68%) Apigee
10 16 (0.57%) Serverless
11 15 (0.54%) PaaS
12 13 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
14 8 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
15 6 (0.22%) Force.com
15 6 (0.22%) GitHub
15 6 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 210 (7.53%) WAN
2 175 (6.28%) LAN
3 164 (5.88%) Firewall
3 164 (5.88%) Wireless
4 152 (5.45%) 4G
5 145 (5.20%) Radio Access Network
6 126 (4.52%) MPLS
7 114 (4.09%) VPN
8 109 (3.91%) Internet
9 103 (3.70%) TCP/IP
10 101 (3.62%) DNS
11 94 (3.37%) 3G
12 90 (3.23%) 5G
12 90 (3.23%) VoIP
13 86 (3.09%) BGP
13 86 (3.09%) Ethernet
14 69 (2.48%) 2G
15 68 (2.44%) LTE
16 66 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
17 65 (2.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.55%) Big Data
3 34 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.04%) MySQL
7 27 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 23 (0.83%) Power BI
9 22 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 19 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.65%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.61%) BigQuery
14 14 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
15 11 (0.39%) GIS
16 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.32%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 83 (2.98%) JIRA
2 53 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 23 (0.83%) Selenium
6 15 (0.54%) Subversion
7 14 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 13 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 13 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 11 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (0.36%) Rational Quality Manager
12 9 (0.32%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.29%) git-flow
13 8 (0.29%) JMeter
13 8 (0.29%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.25%) Axure RP
14 7 (0.25%) Hudson
14 7 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 786 (28.20%) Finance
2 582 (20.88%) Public Sector
3 534 (19.16%) Marketing
4 519 (18.62%) Manufacturing
5 474 (17.01%) Electronics
6 164 (5.88%) Retail
7 106 (3.80%) Banking
8 85 (3.05%) Billing
9 79 (2.83%) Legal
10 28 (1.00%) Law
10 28 (1.00%) Local Government
11 20 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
12 16 (0.57%) Games
12 16 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 15 (0.54%) Back Office
14 14 (0.50%) General Ledger
15 13 (0.47%) Publishing
16 11 (0.39%) French Language
16 11 (0.39%) German Language
17 10 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 305 (10.94%) Architect
2 255 (9.15%) Analyst
3 232 (8.32%) Developer
4 213 (7.64%) Project Manager
5 148 (5.31%) Network Engineer
6 135 (4.84%) Consultant
7 126 (4.52%) Designer
8 99 (3.55%) Support Engineer
9 97 (3.48%) Telecoms Manager
10 75 (2.69%) Windows Engineer
11 73 (2.62%) Coordinator
12 71 (2.55%) Business Analyst
12 71 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
13 65 (2.33%) Desktop Support
14 56 (2.01%) Telecoms Engineer
15 55 (1.97%) Senior Developer
16 50 (1.79%) Network Architect
17 48 (1.72%) Desktop Engineer
18 47 (1.69%) Java Developer
19 46 (1.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (4.34%) Web Services
2 93 (3.34%) HTML
3 75 (2.69%) CSS
4 62 (2.22%) .NET
5 59 (2.12%) RESTful
5 59 (2.12%) SOAP
6 53 (1.90%) REST
7 51 (1.83%) Middleware
8 50 (1.79%) Node.js
9 41 (1.47%) AngularJS
10 35 (1.26%) XML
11 30 (1.08%) JSON
12 26 (0.93%) jQuery
13 24 (0.86%) HTML5
13 24 (0.86%) J2EE
14 23 (0.83%) Apache Camel
14 23 (0.83%) React
15 21 (0.75%) Laravel
15 21 (0.75%) Spring
16 20 (0.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.71%) Data Centre
2 184 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (4.52%) User Experience
4 89 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 81 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 58 (2.08%) PMI
8 57 (2.05%) Driving Licence
9 51 (1.83%) CCTV
10 49 (1.76%) NHS
11 40 (1.44%) Fibre Optics
11 40 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 36 (1.29%) Digital Media
13 35 (1.26%) Mobile App
14 30 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 29 (1.04%) Public Cloud
16 23 (0.83%) Handset
17 21 (0.75%) Social Media
18 20 (0.72%) CMDB
19 19 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 316 (11.34%) Windows
2 175 (6.28%) Windows 10
3 160 (5.74%) Linux
4 98 (3.52%) Windows 7
5 61 (2.19%) Unix
6 60 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 42 (1.51%) Android
8 41 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.54%) Mac OS
11 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (0.43%) Solaris
13 5 (0.18%) AIX
13 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.14%) CentOS
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (18.95%) Business Intelligence
2 514 (18.44%) Programme Management
3 466 (16.72%) Digital Marketing
4 464 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
5 314 (11.27%) ITIL
6 300 (10.76%) Project Management
7 256 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 187 (6.71%) Migration
9 159 (5.71%) PRINCE2
10 156 (5.60%) Project Delivery
11 154 (5.53%) Service Management
12 149 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
13 146 (5.24%) Change Management
14 120 (4.31%) DevOps
15 119 (4.27%) Scrum
16 114 (4.09%) Service Delivery
17 111 (3.98%) Analytics
18 103 (3.70%) Risk Management
19 101 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
20 96 (3.44%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 175 (6.28%) Java
2 170 (6.10%) SQL
3 121 (4.34%) JavaScript
4 119 (4.27%) Python
5 81 (2.91%) C#
6 58 (2.08%) C++
7 49 (1.76%) PHP
8 46 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 44 (1.58%) C
10 30 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 29 (1.04%) Java 8
12 28 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 28 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.68%) TypeScript
14 16 (0.57%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.50%) XPath
16 11 (0.39%) Ruby
17 10 (0.36%) ES6
17 10 (0.36%) XQuery
18 9 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 293 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 192 (6.89%) Cisco Certification
2 192 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 188 (6.75%) Degree
4 114 (4.09%) CCNP
5 92 (3.30%) CCNA
6 76 (2.73%) PMI Certification
7 72 (2.58%) DV Cleared
8 64 (2.30%) CCIE
9 45 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 31 (1.11%) CISSP
11 28 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 28 (1.00%) PMP
12 23 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
14 21 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (0.68%) ISEB
16 19 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.88%) SLA
2 97 (3.48%) QA
3 58 (2.08%) PMO
4 35 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (1.08%) GDPR
6 28 (1.00%) JSP 440
7 25 (0.90%) RMADS
8 17 (0.61%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.47%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.36%) ISO 22301
11 10 (0.36%) NIST
12 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.18%) WCAG
14 4 (0.14%) NEBOSH
15 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.11%) P3O
16 2 (0.072%) HL7
16 2 (0.072%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 117 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 54 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.58%) Docker
4 17 (0.61%) Firmware
5 15 (0.54%) vSphere
6 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.36%) XenApp
9 8 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.18%) NFS
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.14%) HDFS
13 3 (0.11%) KVM
13 3 (0.11%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.072%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (1.65%) Kubernetes
2 43 (1.54%) SCCM
3 42 (1.51%) Ansible
4 39 (1.40%) Terraform
5 29 (1.04%) Amdocs OSS
6 28 (1.00%) AirWatch
7 26 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
9 17 (0.61%) HP ALM
10 15 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
10 15 (0.54%) Netcool
11 12 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.39%) Puppet
13 9 (0.32%) WSUS
14 8 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
14 8 (0.29%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.25%) BladeLogic
15 7 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
15 7 (0.25%) SCOM
15 7 (0.25%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 484 (17.37%) SAP
2 307 (11.02%) Cisco
3 298 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 143 (5.13%) Oracle
5 82 (2.94%) Remedy
6 80 (2.87%) VMware
7 79 (2.83%) HP
7 79 (2.83%) Juniper
8 68 (2.44%) Nokia
9 62 (2.22%) Huawei
10 54 (1.94%) Dell
11 44 (1.58%) CheckPoint
11 44 (1.58%) F5
11 44 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (1.51%) Google
13 35 (1.26%) Adobe
14 34 (1.22%) Samsung
15 30 (1.08%) BT
15 30 (1.08%) IBM
15 30 (1.08%) Palo Alto