Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 86 52
Rank change year-on-year +21 -34 +4
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,867 2,636 3,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.45% 2.88% 3.85%
As % of the General category 9.63% 7.68% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,609 1,346 1,774
England median daily rate £425 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £242 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 98 145
England median hourly rate £23.93 £20.00 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.63% +44.30% -65.35%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.80 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.88 £39.50
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £18.70 £14.10
% change year-on-year +18.98% +32.62% -63.38%

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 29,774 34,320 32,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.86% 37.50% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,478 22,660 21,760
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 799 800
England median hourly rate £32.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.04% +4.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.45 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.42 £51.50 £51.28
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +21.00% - -4.76%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +19 1,318 £413 +3.13% 100
London -23 664 £475 +2.70% 111
South West +17 337 £423 +9.03% 25
East of England +3 217 £425 -19.05% 28
North of England +13 169 £375 -8.54% 44
Midlands +27 154 £400 +17.30% 39
West Midlands +17 103 £425 +13.33% 22
North West +1 100 £400 -18.58% 28
Yorkshire +26 59 £375 +8.70% 16
East Midlands +19 50 £365 +39.05% 17
North East +3 10 £375 -21.05%
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 826 (28.81%) Finance
2 594 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
3 582 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
4 570 (19.88%) Marketing
5 535 (18.66%) Programme Management
6 534 (18.63%) Manufacturing
7 501 (17.47%) SAP
8 496 (17.30%) Electronics
9 484 (16.88%) Digital Marketing
10 343 (11.96%) Project Management
11 321 (11.20%) Security Cleared
12 294 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 274 (9.56%) ITIL
13 274 (9.56%) Cisco
14 266 (9.28%) Microsoft
15 240 (8.37%) Windows
15 240 (8.37%) Java
16 229 (7.99%) SC Cleared
17 225 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
18 223 (7.78%) Oracle
19 220 (7.67%) Degree
20 203 (7.08%) SQL
21 195 (6.80%) PRINCE2
22 183 (6.38%) Migration
23 172 (6.00%) Linux
24 170 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
25 167 (5.82%) Firewall
25 167 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
26 164 (5.72%) Web Services
27 163 (5.69%) TDD

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 85 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 72 (2.51%) Mule
3 70 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 49 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 41 (1.43%) Skype for Business
6 32 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 26 (0.91%) Confluence
8 23 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 23 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 22 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.63%) CMS
11 11 (0.38%) IIS
12 10 (0.35%) SAS
13 9 (0.31%) Apache
14 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.21%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.21%) Smallworld
16 5 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 4 (0.14%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 170 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 121 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 45 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.87%) Sketch
7 23 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.49%) AutoCAD
9 13 (0.45%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.31%) InVision
11 4 (0.14%) Shockwave
11 4 (0.14%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.070%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.070%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.070%) Snagit
13 1 (0.035%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 36 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (0.70%) CSG Singleview
3 16 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.14%) Primavera
6 4 (0.14%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.070%) Minerva
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 140 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (3.17%) Office 365
4 63 (2.20%) SaaS
5 43 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (1.43%) PaaS
7 39 (1.36%) IaaS
8 32 (1.12%) Power Platform
9 24 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.70%) Serverless
11 18 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
12 13 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.38%) Apigee
13 11 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
14 10 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.35%) Azure Functions
14 10 (0.35%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 167 (5.82%) Firewall
2 148 (5.16%) WAN
3 142 (4.95%) 4G
4 130 (4.53%) LAN
5 129 (4.50%) Wireless
6 113 (3.94%) Radio Access Network
7 109 (3.80%) VPN
8 104 (3.63%) VoIP
9 103 (3.59%) 3G
9 103 (3.59%) MPLS
10 95 (3.31%) Network Security
11 93 (3.24%) DNS
12 90 (3.14%) Internet
13 80 (2.79%) 5G
14 77 (2.69%) 2G
15 72 (2.51%) TCP/IP
16 68 (2.37%) BGP
17 65 (2.27%) Ethernet
18 63 (2.20%) LTE
19 59 (2.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.03%) Big Data
3 43 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.08%) Power BI
6 26 (0.91%) MySQL
7 21 (0.73%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 16 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 14 (0.49%) Data Lake
11 11 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.38%) QlikView
12 10 (0.35%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.31%) HBase
14 7 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 83 (2.90%) JIRA
2 76 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 52 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 35 (1.22%) Maven
5 34 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 24 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (0.77%) Selenium
8 16 (0.56%) Subversion
9 12 (0.42%) Axure RP
10 10 (0.35%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.35%) MSI
10 10 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.24%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.24%) webpack
12 6 (0.21%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.21%) Phabricator
13 5 (0.17%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.17%) JUnit
General
1 826 (28.81%) Finance
2 570 (19.88%) Marketing
3 534 (18.63%) Manufacturing
4 496 (17.30%) Electronics
5 135 (4.71%) Retail
6 116 (4.05%) Billing
7 73 (2.55%) Banking
8 58 (2.02%) Legal
9 24 (0.84%) Law
10 22 (0.77%) Advertising
11 21 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
13 12 (0.42%) Military
14 11 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.38%) French Language
15 10 (0.35%) Back Office
15 10 (0.35%) Games
15 10 (0.35%) German Language
16 8 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 363 (12.66%) Architect
2 302 (10.53%) Developer
3 274 (9.56%) Analyst
4 234 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 141 (4.92%) Designer
6 126 (4.39%) Network Engineer
7 113 (3.94%) Consultant
8 107 (3.73%) Java Developer
9 93 (3.24%) Telecoms Manager
10 92 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
11 91 (3.17%) Business Analyst
11 91 (3.17%) Senior Developer
12 75 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
13 74 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
14 63 (2.20%) Support Engineer
15 54 (1.88%) Coordinator
16 52 (1.81%) Programme Manager
17 48 (1.67%) Service Manager
17 48 (1.67%) Solutions Designer
18 43 (1.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (5.72%) Web Services
2 121 (4.22%) Middleware
3 114 (3.98%) SOAP
4 107 (3.73%) RESTful
5 96 (3.35%) .NET
6 94 (3.28%) HTML
7 73 (2.55%) XML
8 72 (2.51%) Apache Camel
9 66 (2.30%) CSS
10 60 (2.09%) JSON
11 55 (1.92%) Node.js
12 41 (1.43%) REST
13 40 (1.40%) AngularJS
14 38 (1.33%) Swagger
15 34 (1.19%) ASP.NET
15 34 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (1.01%) jQuery
17 27 (0.94%) J2EE
17 27 (0.94%) JMS
17 27 (0.94%) React
Miscellaneous
1 225 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 118 (4.12%) User Experience
4 104 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
5 79 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 73 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (2.20%) PMI
8 57 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 52 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 47 (1.64%) Virtual Team
11 40 (1.40%) NHS
12 37 (1.29%) Digital Media
13 36 (1.26%) CCTV
14 31 (1.08%) CMDB
15 23 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
15 23 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (0.70%) Driving Licence
17 19 (0.66%) Private Cloud
18 17 (0.59%) TM Forum
19 16 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 240 (8.37%) Windows
2 172 (6.00%) Linux
3 93 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 73 (2.55%) Unix
5 56 (1.95%) Windows Server
6 49 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 41 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 40 (1.40%) Android
9 22 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.63%) Solaris
11 16 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.10%) CentOS
16 3 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.070%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (20.30%) Business Intelligence
3 535 (18.66%) Programme Management
4 484 (16.88%) Digital Marketing
5 343 (11.96%) Project Management
6 294 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 274 (9.56%) ITIL
8 195 (6.80%) PRINCE2
9 183 (6.38%) Migration
10 167 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
11 163 (5.69%) TDD
12 152 (5.30%) Service Management
13 139 (4.85%) Analytics
13 139 (4.85%) DevOps
14 136 (4.74%) Service Delivery
15 131 (4.57%) Change Management
16 124 (4.33%) SOA
17 119 (4.15%) Scrum
18 100 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 87 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 240 (8.37%) Java
2 203 (7.08%) SQL
3 126 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 109 (3.80%) C#
5 107 (3.73%) Python
6 69 (2.41%) Java 8
7 58 (2.02%) C
8 56 (1.95%) C++
9 55 (1.92%) PHP
10 40 (1.40%) PL/SQL
11 36 (1.26%) XPath
12 35 (1.22%) Bash Shell
13 30 (1.05%) Perl
14 27 (0.94%) PowerShell
15 25 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 25 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.70%) Ruby
16 20 (0.70%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.49%) Apex Code
18 11 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 321 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 229 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 220 (7.67%) Degree
4 161 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (3.35%) CCNP
6 86 (3.00%) DV Cleared
7 78 (2.72%) PMI Certification
8 69 (2.41%) CCNA
9 62 (2.16%) CCIE
10 46 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
11 45 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 40 (1.40%) CISSP
13 35 (1.22%) PMP
14 33 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 33 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
16 25 (0.87%) MCSE
17 24 (0.84%) Master's Degree
18 22 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 21 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.84%) SLA
2 91 (3.17%) PMO
3 64 (2.23%) QA
4 39 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (1.08%) GDPR
6 20 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 18 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.63%) RMADS
8 16 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.31%) NIST
11 8 (0.28%) COBIT
11 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.10%) IFRS
13 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.10%) NCSC
14 2 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.070%) MiFID
14 2 (0.070%) P3O
System Software
1 111 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.06%) Docker
4 21 (0.73%) Firmware
5 19 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.63%) vSphere
7 15 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.24%) HDFS
10 7 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.24%) XenApp
11 6 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.14%) IAG
12 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.10%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (1.95%) Ansible
2 35 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 31 (1.08%) Amdocs OSS
4 30 (1.05%) Terraform
5 27 (0.94%) SCCM
6 22 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.59%) Puppet
8 16 (0.56%) Netcool
9 15 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
9 15 (0.52%) HP ALM
10 12 (0.42%) AirWatch
10 12 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
10 12 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.38%) Kibana
12 10 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
13 8 (0.28%) OpenView
14 7 (0.24%) Grafana
Vendors
1 501 (17.47%) SAP
2 274 (9.56%) Cisco
3 266 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 223 (7.78%) Oracle
5 119 (4.15%) VMware
6 88 (3.07%) Remedy
7 73 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
8 72 (2.51%) WSO2
9 70 (2.44%) Juniper
10 65 (2.27%) Nokia
11 48 (1.67%) Google
11 48 (1.67%) HP
12 46 (1.60%) CheckPoint
12 46 (1.60%) Huawei
13 45 (1.57%) Talend
14 43 (1.50%) BMC
15 38 (1.33%) F5
16 36 (1.26%) Citrix
17 34 (1.19%) Cramer
17 34 (1.19%) Red Hat