Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 66 61 66
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 +16
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,346 1,198 2,333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.40% 3.62% 3.52%
As % of the General category 6.26% 6.89% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,592 744 1,380
10th Percentile £231 £225 £162
25th Percentile £394 £338 £303
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £410
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +15.85% -6.29%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £530
90th Percentile £700 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £405
% change year-on-year +2.70% +14.20% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 86
10th Percentile £19.50 £13.44 £11.65
25th Percentile £21.75 £17.63 £16.25
Median hourly rate £50.80 £34.25 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +48.32% +90.28% +2.86%
75th Percentile £65.00 £50.00 £32.00
90th Percentile £79.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £25.33 £17.75
% change year-on-year +51.99% +42.70% +7.58%

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 37,475 17,379 33,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.34% 52.46% 50.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,027 11,850 21,870
10th Percentile £309 £270 £250
25th Percentile £419 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,219 707 1,284
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.04 £11.62
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.73 £14.13
Median hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.22% +22.99% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £37.13
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -13.04% +22.99% +1.08%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in England.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in England.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in England

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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
London -1 876 £525 +0.96% 163
South East -2 675 £400 -2.79% 175
South West -2 229 £450 -14.29% 64
Midlands +5 135 £450 +9.09% 77
West Midlands +2 105 £470 +5.92% 46
North of England -46 95 £515 +14.44% 80
North West -15 73 £525 +15.51% 50
East of England -53 47 £455 +30.00% 61
East Midlands -23 28 £188 -26.47% 31
Yorkshire -48 20 £376 -6.01% 24
North East +1 2 £175 -63.16% 6
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 808 (34.44%) Finance
2 657 (28.01%) Marketing
3 630 (26.85%) Public Sector
4 626 (26.68%) SAP
5 613 (26.13%) Business Intelligence
6 605 (25.79%) Programme Management
7 601 (25.62%) Electronics
8 600 (25.58%) Manufacturing
9 592 (25.23%) Digital Marketing
10 529 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
11 485 (20.67%) Social Skills
12 309 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 265 (11.30%) Project Management
14 264 (11.25%) Microsoft
15 228 (9.72%) Azure
16 218 (9.29%) Project Delivery
17 202 (8.61%) Security Cleared
18 182 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
19 175 (7.46%) SQL
20 166 (7.08%) 5G
21 155 (6.61%) Cisco
22 154 (6.56%) ITIL
23 149 (6.35%) Windows
24 147 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
25 144 (6.14%) AWS
26 142 (6.05%) SC Cleared
27 139 (5.92%) Degree
28 137 (5.84%) DevOps
29 136 (5.80%) Radio Access Network
30 128 (5.46%) Scrum

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 59 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.75%) OpenStack
3 22 (0.94%) CMS
4 16 (0.68%) Confluence
5 12 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 12 (0.51%) nginx
6 11 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.38%) Apache
8 5 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.21%) SAS
8 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.17%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.085%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.085%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.085%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.085%) IIS
10 2 (0.085%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.043%) Mule
11 1 (0.043%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 84 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.64%) Sketch
7 14 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.38%) UXPin
9 3 (0.13%) InVision
10 2 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.085%) Windchill
11 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.043%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.043%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 16 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 11 (0.47%) Remedy AR System
4 7 (0.30%) CSG Singleview
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.17%) iTrent
6 4 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
7 3 (0.13%) BASE24
8 2 (0.085%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.085%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.085%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.085%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 228 (9.72%) Azure
2 144 (6.14%) AWS
3 90 (3.84%) Microsoft 365
4 71 (3.03%) GCP
5 67 (2.86%) SaaS
6 62 (2.64%) PaaS
7 61 (2.60%) IaaS
8 48 (2.05%) Power Platform
9 26 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (1.02%) GitHub
11 22 (0.94%) Serverless
12 14 (0.60%) Figma
13 13 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.47%) PowerApps
15 10 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.43%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 9 (0.38%) Azure Logic Apps
16 9 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 166 (7.08%) 5G
2 136 (5.80%) Radio Access Network
3 111 (4.73%) 4G
4 109 (4.65%) 2G
5 93 (3.96%) Firewall
6 78 (3.32%) 3G
7 70 (2.98%) LAN
8 69 (2.94%) WAN
9 62 (2.64%) VoIP
10 59 (2.51%) VPN
11 58 (2.47%) MVNO
11 58 (2.47%) Wireless
12 57 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
13 56 (2.39%) GSM
13 56 (2.39%) LTE
13 56 (2.39%) Network Security
14 53 (2.26%) MPLS
15 47 (2.00%) Broadband
16 46 (1.96%) Ethernet
17 44 (1.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (2.94%) Metadata
2 55 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (2.13%) Metadata Repository
4 47 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 44 (1.88%) Power BI
6 40 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (0.90%) Big Data
12 20 (0.85%) Data Lake
12 20 (0.85%) MySQL
13 19 (0.81%) BigQuery
13 19 (0.81%) Tableau
14 17 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
15 16 (0.68%) NoSQL
16 15 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 13 (0.55%) Oracle Database
17 13 (0.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 75 (3.20%) JIRA
2 58 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 46 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.51%) Axure RP
4 12 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (0.51%) Subversion
5 11 (0.47%) GitLab
6 10 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (0.38%) Cypress.io
8 8 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.30%) Selenium
10 6 (0.26%) Postman
10 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.21%) JUnit
12 4 (0.17%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.17%) Maven
12 4 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 808 (34.44%) Finance
2 657 (28.01%) Marketing
3 630 (26.85%) Public Sector
4 601 (25.62%) Electronics
5 600 (25.58%) Manufacturing
6 485 (20.67%) Social Skills
7 147 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
8 75 (3.20%) Presentation Skills
9 74 (3.15%) Billing
10 54 (2.30%) Legal
11 49 (2.09%) Retail
12 45 (1.92%) Influencing Skills
13 43 (1.83%) Banking
14 41 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
15 29 (1.24%) Law
16 25 (1.07%) Games
17 22 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
18 14 (0.60%) Multimedia
19 13 (0.55%) Military
20 11 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 354 (15.09%) Architect
2 256 (10.91%) Analyst
3 242 (10.32%) Project Manager
4 193 (8.23%) Developer
5 139 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
6 122 (5.20%) Telecoms Manager
7 120 (5.12%) Designer
8 116 (4.94%) Business Analyst
9 95 (4.05%) Network Engineer
10 90 (3.84%) Consultant
11 86 (3.67%) Data Architect
12 64 (2.73%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 61 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
14 51 (2.17%) Design Engineer
15 50 (2.13%) IT Support
15 50 (2.13%) Service Manager
16 48 (2.05%) Support Engineer
17 43 (1.83%) Lead Architect
18 42 (1.79%) Senior Developer
19 41 (1.75%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.43%) HTML
2 53 (2.26%) AngularJS
3 50 (2.13%) .NET
4 46 (1.96%) CSS
5 45 (1.92%) Node.js
6 44 (1.88%) REST
7 43 (1.83%) SOAP
8 40 (1.71%) Web Services
9 32 (1.36%) Kafka
9 32 (1.36%) OAuth
10 31 (1.32%) React
11 30 (1.28%) Middleware
12 29 (1.24%) XML
13 26 (1.11%) ASP.NET
14 24 (1.02%) JSON
15 22 (0.94%) OAuth2
15 22 (0.94%) RESTful
16 17 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (0.72%) Spring
17 15 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.35%) NHS
2 94 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 91 (3.88%) User Experience
4 73 (3.11%) Virtual Team
5 61 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
6 58 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 51 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (1.75%) PMI
9 33 (1.41%) Public Cloud
10 26 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.07%) Private Cloud
12 20 (0.85%) Cloud Native
12 20 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
13 18 (0.77%) PKI
14 16 (0.68%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.60%) CMDB
16 11 (0.47%) Legacy Systems
16 11 (0.47%) Reference Data
16 11 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.38%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 149 (6.35%) Windows
2 126 (5.37%) Linux
3 72 (3.07%) Windows 10
4 43 (1.83%) Unix
5 29 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 22 (0.94%) Android
7 19 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.51%) Debian
11 10 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.21%) Solaris
15 4 (0.17%) AIX
15 4 (0.17%) CentOS
16 3 (0.13%) SUSE
16 3 (0.13%) VMS
17 2 (0.085%) Amazon Linux
17 2 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (26.13%) Business Intelligence
2 605 (25.79%) Programme Management
3 592 (25.23%) Digital Marketing
4 529 (22.55%) Agile Software Development
5 309 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 265 (11.30%) Project Management
7 218 (9.29%) Project Delivery
8 182 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
9 154 (6.56%) ITIL
10 137 (5.84%) DevOps
11 128 (5.46%) Scrum
12 125 (5.33%) PRINCE2
13 124 (5.29%) Analytics
14 114 (4.86%) Data Modelling
15 111 (4.73%) Change Management
16 110 (4.69%) Migration
17 107 (4.56%) Test Automation
18 105 (4.48%) Service Management
19 91 (3.88%) Data Analysis
20 88 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 175 (7.46%) SQL
2 123 (5.24%) Python
3 102 (4.35%) Java
4 95 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 86 (3.67%) C
6 58 (2.47%) C#
7 41 (1.75%) TypeScript
8 28 (1.19%) Bash
9 25 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 24 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 22 (0.94%) Ruby
12 20 (0.85%) Perl
13 18 (0.77%) C++
14 14 (0.60%) Go
15 12 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.51%) XPath
16 9 (0.38%) Apex Code
16 9 (0.38%) R
16 9 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.34%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 202 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 142 (6.05%) SC Cleared
3 139 (5.92%) Degree
4 96 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (2.56%) CCNA
6 56 (2.39%) PMI Certification
7 53 (2.26%) CCNP
8 32 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 30 (1.28%) CISSP
10 27 (1.15%) CCIE
11 23 (0.98%) PMP
12 22 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
14 20 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
15 18 (0.77%) MCSE
16 15 (0.64%) Master's Degree
17 13 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 11 (0.47%) AWS Certification
18 11 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
18 11 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.47%) SLA
2 50 (2.13%) PMO
3 45 (1.92%) Accessibility
4 44 (1.88%) QA
5 38 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (1.32%) Data Quality
7 24 (1.02%) NCSC
8 20 (0.85%) PMBOK
9 19 (0.81%) GDPR
10 14 (0.60%) GRC
11 13 (0.55%) WCAG
12 11 (0.47%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.38%) COBIT
13 9 (0.38%) NIST
14 7 (0.30%) RMADS
15 4 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.13%) IFRS
16 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.13%) NIST 800
16 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (3.28%) Docker
2 67 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 43 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.53%) vCloud
5 29 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
7 14 (0.60%) vSphere
8 13 (0.55%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.34%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.26%) KVM
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.13%) Firmware
12 3 (0.13%) HDFS
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.085%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.085%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.043%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 103 (4.39%) Kubernetes
2 50 (2.13%) Terraform
3 36 (1.53%) Ansible
4 32 (1.36%) SCCM
5 27 (1.15%) Grafana
6 25 (1.07%) Prometheus
7 15 (0.64%) Consul
7 15 (0.64%) Fluentd
8 14 (0.60%) Kibana
9 13 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.51%) Puppet
11 11 (0.47%) Istio
11 11 (0.47%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.38%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.38%) logstash
12 9 (0.38%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.34%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.30%) Rancher
15 6 (0.26%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 626 (26.68%) SAP
2 264 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 155 (6.61%) Cisco
4 83 (3.54%) Remedy
5 79 (3.37%) VMware
6 75 (3.20%) Ericsson
7 69 (2.94%) Oracle
8 54 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
9 52 (2.22%) Google
10 49 (2.09%) Juniper
10 49 (2.09%) ServiceNow
11 48 (2.05%) BT
12 43 (1.83%) Sparx
13 40 (1.71%) Nokia
14 32 (1.36%) F5
15 26 (1.11%) CheckPoint
16 25 (1.07%) CA
17 24 (1.02%) Red Hat
18 23 (0.98%) Huawei
19 20 (0.85%) HP