Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 83 69
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14 +3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,229 2,719 3,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.45% 3.00% 3.31%
As % of the General category 9.37% 7.55% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,299 1,538 1,701
England median daily rate £410 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £169 £231 £213
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £405 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -7.43% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 80 111
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.91% +7.32% +41.38%
10th Percentile £12.31 £12.97 £11.80
90th Percentile £49.88 £115.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year -0.61% -10.57% +40.63%

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 23,792 36,008 39,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.87% 39.78% 42.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,478 23,894 26,288
England median daily rate £488 £496 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +4.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £277 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 984 996
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +2.24% +4.80%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year - +0.46% +4.43%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 +10 877 £400 - 188
London +40 594 £425 -15.00% 155
South West +5 318 £500 +17.65% 51
North of England +45 163 £290 -29.70% 117
Midlands +71 139 £325 -13.33% 72
East of England -12 121 £400 -23.81% 72
North West +39 120 £259 -39.18% 46
West Midlands +55 92 £370 -1.33% 53
East Midlands +51 47 £313 -21.88% 19
Yorkshire +20 26 £400 +14.29% 56
North East +20 16 £350 -10.26% 15
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 682 (30.60%) Finance
2 535 (24.00%) Public Sector
3 484 (21.71%) Business Intelligence
4 479 (21.49%) Manufacturing
5 474 (21.27%) Programme Management
6 467 (20.95%) Marketing
7 459 (20.59%) SAP
8 438 (19.65%) Electronics
9 437 (19.61%) Digital Marketing
10 337 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
11 330 (14.80%) Security Cleared
12 254 (11.40%) Project Management
13 245 (10.99%) Windows
14 243 (10.90%) SC Cleared
15 238 (10.68%) Cisco
16 237 (10.63%) Microsoft
17 234 (10.50%) ITIL
18 175 (7.85%) Migration
19 171 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 169 (7.58%) WAN
21 166 (7.45%) Data Centre
22 161 (7.22%) LAN
23 151 (6.77%) Windows 10
24 148 (6.64%) Project Delivery
25 147 (6.59%) Radio Access Network
26 146 (6.55%) Retail
27 145 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
28 143 (6.42%) Degree
29 140 (6.28%) Linux
30 137 (6.15%) Analytical Skills

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 42 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.35%) Skype for Business
3 23 (1.03%) Confluence
4 22 (0.99%) Apache
5 21 (0.94%) OpenStack
6 16 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.67%) CMS
8 13 (0.58%) MS Exchange
8 13 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.40%) nginx
10 9 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
11 7 (0.31%) Mule
11 7 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (0.27%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.22%) SAS
14 4 (0.18%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.18%) Smallworld
15 3 (0.13%) iPlanet
Applications
1 136 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 119 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 44 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.85%) Sketch
7 16 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.58%) InVision
9 8 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.27%) Windchill
11 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.13%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.13%) InDesign
13 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.090%) Figma
13 2 (0.090%) Marvel
13 2 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.090%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.045%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 14 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
4 6 (0.27%) assyst
4 6 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
6 4 (0.18%) Magento
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.13%) SAP PS
8 2 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 102 (4.58%) Azure
2 85 (3.81%) AWS
3 79 (3.54%) Office 365
4 33 (1.48%) SaaS
5 29 (1.30%) GCP
6 25 (1.12%) Power Platform
7 22 (0.99%) IaaS
8 20 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.81%) PaaS
10 12 (0.54%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.45%) Apigee
11 10 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
13 7 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.31%) Serverless
14 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 5 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.22%) GitHub
15 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 169 (7.58%) WAN
2 161 (7.22%) LAN
3 147 (6.59%) Radio Access Network
4 131 (5.88%) 4G
5 124 (5.56%) Wireless
6 113 (5.07%) Firewall
7 104 (4.67%) Internet
8 82 (3.68%) DNS
9 81 (3.63%) MPLS
10 77 (3.45%) 5G
11 70 (3.14%) BGP
12 69 (3.10%) 3G
13 66 (2.96%) TCP/IP
14 65 (2.92%) Ethernet
14 65 (2.92%) VPN
15 61 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
16 56 (2.51%) DHCP
16 56 (2.51%) VoIP
17 54 (2.42%) Broadband
18 53 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (2.92%) Big Data
2 44 (1.97%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (0.99%) Power BI
7 20 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 19 (0.85%) BigQuery
9 18 (0.81%) MySQL
10 16 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.63%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.54%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.49%) GIS
13 11 (0.49%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
15 9 (0.40%) Data Lake
15 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.31%) DB2
17 6 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (2.56%) JIRA
2 36 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 29 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.72%) Selenium
6 9 (0.40%) GitLab
7 8 (0.36%) git-flow
7 8 (0.36%) Subversion
8 7 (0.31%) Maven
8 7 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.27%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.27%) JMeter
9 6 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.27%) Rational Quality Manager
9 6 (0.27%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 682 (30.60%) Finance
2 535 (24.00%) Public Sector
3 479 (21.49%) Manufacturing
4 467 (20.95%) Marketing
5 438 (19.65%) Electronics
6 146 (6.55%) Retail
7 94 (4.22%) Banking
8 61 (2.74%) Billing
9 59 (2.65%) Legal
10 29 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
11 21 (0.94%) Law
12 16 (0.72%) Local Government
13 15 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.63%) Games
14 14 (0.63%) Publishing
15 12 (0.54%) German Language
16 11 (0.49%) Back Office
16 11 (0.49%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.40%) Military
17 9 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 217 (9.74%) Architect
2 186 (8.34%) Analyst
3 169 (7.58%) Developer
4 160 (7.18%) Project Manager
5 119 (5.34%) Designer
6 110 (4.93%) Consultant
7 103 (4.62%) Network Engineer
8 81 (3.63%) Coordinator
9 77 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 75 (3.36%) Support Engineer
11 73 (3.28%) Telecoms Manager
12 61 (2.74%) Windows Engineer
13 56 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
14 55 (2.47%) Business Analyst
15 49 (2.20%) Deployment Engineer
16 48 (2.15%) Desktop Support
16 48 (2.15%) Telecoms Engineer
17 44 (1.97%) Project Coordinator
18 35 (1.57%) Windows Support Engineer
19 34 (1.53%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (3.32%) Web Services
2 67 (3.01%) HTML
3 53 (2.38%) CSS
4 42 (1.88%) RESTful
5 40 (1.79%) XML
6 37 (1.66%) .NET
6 37 (1.66%) REST
7 34 (1.53%) SOAP
8 29 (1.30%) Middleware
9 25 (1.12%) AngularJS
10 23 (1.03%) HTML5
11 20 (0.90%) JSON
12 18 (0.81%) Node.js
12 18 (0.81%) OAuth
13 17 (0.76%) 802.1X
13 17 (0.76%) jQuery
13 17 (0.76%) Laravel
14 16 (0.72%) CSS3
15 15 (0.67%) Kafka
16 14 (0.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 166 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 137 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (4.53%) Management Information System
4 97 (4.35%) User Experience
5 56 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 50 (2.24%) Fibre Optics
8 46 (2.06%) PMI
9 41 (1.84%) CCTV
10 40 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
11 39 (1.75%) NHS
12 38 (1.70%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
14 28 (1.26%) Mobile App
15 20 (0.90%) Handset
15 20 (0.90%) Public Cloud
16 17 (0.76%) CMDB
16 17 (0.76%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.67%) Social Media
18 11 (0.49%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 245 (10.99%) Windows
2 151 (6.77%) Windows 10
3 140 (6.28%) Linux
4 88 (3.95%) Windows 7
5 47 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 34 (1.53%) Unix
7 33 (1.48%) Android
8 20 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.22%) VMS
15 4 (0.18%) CentOS
15 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (21.71%) Business Intelligence
2 474 (21.27%) Programme Management
3 437 (19.61%) Digital Marketing
4 337 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
5 254 (11.40%) Project Management
6 234 (10.50%) ITIL
7 175 (7.85%) Migration
8 171 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 148 (6.64%) Project Delivery
10 129 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
11 120 (5.38%) Change Management
12 116 (5.20%) Service Management
13 106 (4.76%) PRINCE2
14 101 (4.53%) Service Delivery
15 98 (4.40%) DevOps
16 90 (4.04%) Risk Management
17 84 (3.77%) Decision-Making
17 84 (3.77%) Scrum
18 75 (3.36%) CRM
19 74 (3.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 125 (5.61%) SQL
2 120 (5.38%) Python
3 108 (4.85%) Java
4 101 (4.53%) JavaScript
5 43 (1.93%) C#
6 39 (1.75%) C
7 37 (1.66%) PHP
8 30 (1.35%) C++
9 25 (1.12%) PowerShell
10 19 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 18 (0.81%) Scala
12 16 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.63%) R
14 12 (0.54%) Ruby
15 11 (0.49%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.45%) Perl
17 9 (0.40%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.36%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.36%) TypeScript
19 7 (0.31%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 330 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 243 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 145 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
4 143 (6.42%) Degree
5 97 (4.35%) CCNP
6 87 (3.90%) CCNA
7 66 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 61 (2.74%) PMI Certification
9 45 (2.02%) CCIE
10 38 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 31 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 27 (1.21%) BC Cleared
13 20 (0.90%) CISSP
13 20 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (0.85%) MCSE
14 19 (0.85%) PMP
15 18 (0.81%) CCDP
15 18 (0.81%) HNC
16 17 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (0.72%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.40%) QA
2 86 (3.86%) SLA
3 50 (2.24%) PMO
4 28 (1.26%) JSP 440
5 25 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (1.12%) RMADS
6 24 (1.08%) GDPR
7 10 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.45%) NIST
8 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.31%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.31%) NCSC
11 6 (0.27%) P3O
11 6 (0.27%) WCAG
12 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.13%) NEBOSH
13 3 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 90 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.93%) Docker
4 14 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.54%) vSphere
6 12 (0.54%) XenApp
7 10 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.45%) VMware NSX
7 10 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.36%) Firmware
9 7 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.27%) NFS
10 6 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.22%) KVM
12 2 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.090%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.090%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.045%) Snort
Systems Management
1 40 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 35 (1.57%) Ansible
3 28 (1.26%) Terraform
4 27 (1.21%) SCCM
5 19 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
6 18 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
6 18 (0.81%) HP ALM
7 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.58%) Netcool
9 12 (0.54%) Amdocs OSS
9 12 (0.54%) Puppet
10 10 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.40%) WSUS
12 8 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (0.31%) vRealize
14 6 (0.27%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 4 (0.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 459 (20.59%) SAP
2 238 (10.68%) Cisco
3 237 (10.63%) Microsoft
4 92 (4.13%) Oracle
5 75 (3.36%) HP
6 67 (3.01%) VMware
7 65 (2.92%) Remedy
8 63 (2.83%) Huawei
9 59 (2.65%) Dell
10 55 (2.47%) Juniper
11 48 (2.15%) Nokia
12 40 (1.79%) Samsung
13 33 (1.48%) Ericsson
14 31 (1.39%) Citrix
15 30 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
16 28 (1.26%) CheckPoint
16 28 (1.26%) F5
16 28 (1.26%) Google
17 26 (1.17%) BT
18 24 (1.08%) ComArch