Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 60 72
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 -22
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,722 3,407 3,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.86% 3.59% 3.18%
As % of the General category 7.87% 9.05% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,436 1,907 1,851
England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £213
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £434 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +2.36% +5.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 118 135
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +29.03% -3.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.72 £11.10
90th Percentile £115.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £17.63 £20.75 £15.38
% change year-on-year -15.06% +34.96% +2.50%

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 34,595 37,631 35,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.36% 39.67% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,098 25,230 23,908
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 829 865
England median hourly rate £24.11 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.06 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.46% +0.48% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -11 1,100 £400 +7.53% 166
London -51 741 £500 +5.26% 226
South West -14 297 £400 +2.56% 141
East of England -5 265 £525 +2.44% 71
North of England -38 182 £413 +3.13% 122
Midlands -26 120 £375 +7.14% 89
North West -23 110 £413 +3.13% 66
West Midlands -21 86 £375 +15.38% 41
Yorkshire -67 50 £350 -12.50% 50
East Midlands -13 34 £338 -3.57% 48
North East +11 23 £413 - 6
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 819 (30.09%) Finance
2 605 (22.23%) Marketing
3 604 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
4 596 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
5 567 (20.83%) SAP
5 567 (20.83%) Programme Management
6 566 (20.79%) Manufacturing
7 544 (19.99%) Electronics
8 528 (19.40%) Digital Marketing
9 323 (11.87%) Microsoft
10 281 (10.32%) Java
11 266 (9.77%) Project Management
12 248 (9.11%) Security Cleared
13 228 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 225 (8.27%) Degree
15 223 (8.19%) ITIL
16 222 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
17 209 (7.68%) TDD
18 208 (7.64%) Scrum
19 206 (7.57%) Windows
20 203 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
21 192 (7.05%) Cisco
22 181 (6.65%) SQL
23 179 (6.58%) SC Cleared
24 178 (6.54%) JavaScript
25 175 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
26 174 (6.39%) Linux
27 173 (6.36%) DevOps
28 163 (5.99%) SOA
29 160 (5.88%) Amazon AWS

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 67 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 63 (2.31%) Oracle Service Bus
3 61 (2.24%) Mule
4 57 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 32 (1.18%) Confluence
6 28 (1.03%) Apache
6 28 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 22 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 20 (0.73%) CMS
9 14 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.33%) nginx
12 5 (0.18%) IIS
12 5 (0.18%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.15%) Drupal
13 4 (0.15%) Smallworld
14 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 175 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 141 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
3 98 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.44%) InVision
6 12 (0.44%) Maya
6 12 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
9 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.11%) MicroStation
9 3 (0.11%) UXPin
10 2 (0.073%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.073%) SPSS
11 1 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 24 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.44%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.073%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.073%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.073%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.073%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.073%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.037%) Maximo
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.037%) Primavera
7 1 (0.037%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.037%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.037%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.037%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 160 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 68 (2.50%) Office 365
4 47 (1.73%) SaaS
5 40 (1.47%) PaaS
6 36 (1.32%) IaaS
7 32 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (0.48%) GitHub
9 12 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.33%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.22%) Serverless
13 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.15%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 152 (5.58%) Firewall
2 137 (5.03%) LAN
3 127 (4.67%) WAN
4 95 (3.49%) Wireless
5 91 (3.34%) Internet
6 88 (3.23%) VPN
7 84 (3.09%) Radio Access Network
8 79 (2.90%) TCP/IP
9 77 (2.83%) VoIP
10 76 (2.79%) 4G
10 76 (2.79%) MPLS
11 74 (2.72%) Broadband
12 72 (2.65%) 3G
13 66 (2.42%) Network Security
14 62 (2.28%) OSPF
15 60 (2.20%) DNS
15 60 (2.20%) LTE
16 53 (1.95%) BGP
17 46 (1.69%) ATM
18 44 (1.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 80 (2.94%) Big Data
3 39 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 33 (1.21%) MySQL
5 33 (1.21%) NoSQL
6 32 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 25 (0.92%) MongoDB
9 23 (0.84%) Power BI
10 22 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 19 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
16 10 (0.37%) GIS
17 9 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (2.46%) JIRA
2 55 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 44 (1.62%) Maven
4 37 (1.36%) SoapUI
5 24 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 24 (0.88%) Selenium
6 16 (0.59%) JMeter
6 16 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.51%) WebDriver
8 13 (0.48%) Subversion
9 10 (0.37%) GitLab
10 9 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.29%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.29%) Grunt
12 7 (0.26%) GDB
12 7 (0.26%) GoogleTest
12 7 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 819 (30.09%) Finance
2 605 (22.23%) Marketing
3 566 (20.79%) Manufacturing
4 544 (19.99%) Electronics
5 118 (4.34%) Retail
6 87 (3.20%) Legal
7 69 (2.53%) Banking
8 54 (1.98%) Billing
9 34 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
10 26 (0.96%) Law
11 25 (0.92%) Front Office
12 17 (0.62%) Back Office
12 17 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.59%) Publishing
14 14 (0.51%) Military
15 13 (0.48%) Automotive
16 12 (0.44%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.33%) Advertising
18 7 (0.26%) Games
19 6 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 391 (14.36%) Developer
2 286 (10.51%) Analyst
3 245 (9.00%) Architect
4 211 (7.75%) Project Manager
5 119 (4.37%) Consultant
6 106 (3.89%) Java Developer
7 102 (3.75%) Network Engineer
8 101 (3.71%) Senior Developer
9 79 (2.90%) Telecoms Manager
10 72 (2.65%) Business Analyst
11 68 (2.50%) Designer
12 65 (2.39%) Support Engineer
13 61 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
14 60 (2.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 58 (2.13%) Coordinator
16 49 (1.80%) IT Manager
17 44 (1.62%) Field Engineer
17 44 (1.62%) Scrum Master
18 43 (1.58%) Telecoms Project Manager
18 43 (1.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (5.84%) Web Services
2 148 (5.44%) SOAP
3 118 (4.34%) Middleware
4 115 (4.22%) RESTful
5 114 (4.19%) HTML
6 103 (3.78%) CSS
7 93 (3.42%) XML
8 89 (3.27%) .NET
9 71 (2.61%) JSON
10 64 (2.35%) Apache Camel
11 63 (2.31%) REST
12 56 (2.06%) AngularJS
13 44 (1.62%) jQuery
13 44 (1.62%) Node.js
14 42 (1.54%) Swagger
15 40 (1.47%) Spring
16 39 (1.43%) React
17 37 (1.36%) XSLT
18 35 (1.29%) ASP.NET
19 33 (1.21%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 222 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 142 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 104 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 88 (3.23%) User Experience
6 86 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 68 (2.50%) Mobile App
8 67 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
9 55 (2.02%) Driving Licence
10 49 (1.80%) NHS
11 42 (1.54%) Algorithms
12 37 (1.36%) Data Structures
13 34 (1.25%) Digital Media
14 33 (1.21%) Virtual Team
15 32 (1.18%) Cloud Native
16 27 (0.99%) PMI
17 21 (0.77%) Public Cloud
18 18 (0.66%) Social Media
19 15 (0.55%) PKI
20 14 (0.51%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 206 (7.57%) Windows
2 174 (6.39%) Linux
3 67 (2.46%) Unix
4 55 (2.02%) Android
5 50 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 47 (1.73%) Windows 10
7 46 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 42 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 34 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.73%) CentOS
12 17 (0.62%) Solaris
13 14 (0.51%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.44%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.11%) AIX
17 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.073%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (21.90%) Business Intelligence
3 567 (20.83%) Programme Management
4 528 (19.40%) Digital Marketing
5 266 (9.77%) Project Management
6 228 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 223 (8.19%) ITIL
8 209 (7.68%) TDD
9 208 (7.64%) Scrum
10 203 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
11 173 (6.36%) DevOps
12 163 (5.99%) SOA
13 134 (4.92%) Service Management
14 116 (4.26%) Migration
15 114 (4.19%) PRINCE2
16 113 (4.15%) Analytics
17 99 (3.64%) Service Delivery
18 97 (3.56%) Customer-Centricity
19 95 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
20 93 (3.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 281 (10.32%) Java
2 181 (6.65%) SQL
3 178 (6.54%) JavaScript
4 153 (5.62%) Python
5 107 (3.93%) C#
6 72 (2.65%) Java 8
7 62 (2.28%) C++
8 51 (1.87%) C
9 42 (1.54%) Perl
10 41 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 33 (1.21%) XPath
12 29 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.03%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.03%) TypeScript
14 26 (0.96%) PHP
15 24 (0.88%) Apple Swift
16 22 (0.81%) Scala
17 21 (0.77%) Ruby
18 19 (0.70%) MATLAB
18 19 (0.70%) Rust
Qualifications
1 248 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 225 (8.27%) Degree
3 179 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 102 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (2.02%) CCNP
6 43 (1.58%) CCNA
7 39 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 37 (1.36%) PMI Certification
10 31 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.07%) Master's Degree
12 28 (1.03%) CCIE
13 23 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (0.77%) ISEB
15 18 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
15 18 (0.66%) PMP
15 18 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (0.62%) CISSP
17 16 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.12%) PMO
2 83 (3.05%) SLA
3 43 (1.58%) QA
4 25 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.66%) GDPR
6 16 (0.59%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.44%) HIPAA
9 11 (0.40%) RMADS
10 10 (0.37%) FedRAMP
11 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.11%) OASIS TOSCA
14 3 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 103 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 86 (3.16%) Docker
3 50 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.37%) KVM
7 9 (0.33%) vSphere
8 8 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.22%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.22%) XenApp
10 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.11%) Firmware
11 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.11%) Postfix
12 2 (0.073%) etcd
12 2 (0.073%) flannel
Systems Management
1 100 (3.67%) Ansible
2 53 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 53 (1.95%) Terraform
3 44 (1.62%) Puppet
4 32 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (1.03%) HP ALM
6 17 (0.62%) SCCM
7 12 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.40%) CASB
8 11 (0.40%) Salt
9 10 (0.37%) Nagios
10 8 (0.29%) Netcool
10 8 (0.29%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.22%) CSIRT
12 6 (0.22%) Kibana
13 5 (0.18%) QRadar
13 5 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 567 (20.83%) SAP
2 323 (11.87%) Microsoft
3 192 (7.05%) Cisco
4 154 (5.66%) Oracle
5 88 (3.23%) VMware
6 62 (2.28%) Huawei
7 61 (2.24%) WSO2
8 60 (2.20%) Remedy
9 54 (1.98%) CheckPoint
10 53 (1.95%) Juniper
11 52 (1.91%) HP
12 45 (1.65%) Nokia
13 37 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
14 34 (1.25%) Red Hat
15 33 (1.21%) F5
15 33 (1.21%) Google
16 31 (1.14%) Tableau
17 30 (1.10%) BT
18 27 (0.99%) TIBCO
19 24 (0.88%) BMC