Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 61 68 74
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 +8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,606 1,531 2,749
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.54% 3.39% 3.29%
As % of the General category 6.69% 6.70% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,056 876 1,582
10th Percentile £275 £205 £238
25th Percentile £360 £312 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.24% - -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £688 £631 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 54 52
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.86 £14.50
25th Percentile £16.56 £16.25 £15.65
Median hourly rate £29.10 £19.00 £21.79
Median % change year-on-year +53.16% -12.81% +3.77%
75th Percentile £47.75 £38.63 £38.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.85 £46.23
UK median hourly rate £27.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.74% -9.52% +5.00%

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 24,018 22,839 43,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 52.92% 50.50% 52.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,237 15,039 29,124
10th Percentile £300 £253 £288
25th Percentile £400 £375 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £603 £588 £581
90th Percentile £700 £685 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 950 915 1,256
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.37 £10.81
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.75 £13.79
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.71 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +14.16% +5.12% +1.35%
75th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.75 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% +3.89%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +28 590 £500 +11.11% 99
South East -1 428 £425 +5.99% 123
South West +12 164 £460 -12.38% 45
North of England +37 111 £430 +25.55% 77
Midlands -21 72 £350 +9.80% 60
North West +13 67 £425 +47.83% 49
East of England +11 65 £390 -2.50% 32
West Midlands -11 58 £350 -11.39% 39
Yorkshire +44 39 £525 +47.09% 24
East Midlands -9 14 £310 +12.73% 20
North East +17 5 £375 -16.67% 4
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 549 (34.18%) Finance
2 429 (26.71%) Public Sector
3 428 (26.65%) Marketing
4 418 (26.03%) SAP
4 418 (26.03%) Business Intelligence
5 416 (25.90%) Programme Management
6 411 (25.59%) Manufacturing
7 407 (25.34%) Electronics
8 396 (24.66%) Digital Marketing
9 390 (24.28%) Social Skills
10 294 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
11 205 (12.76%) Security Cleared
12 167 (10.40%) Azure
12 167 (10.40%) Microsoft
13 163 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 161 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
15 157 (9.78%) DevOps
16 154 (9.59%) Project Management
17 152 (9.46%) Python
18 145 (9.03%) AWS
19 134 (8.34%) Project Delivery
20 129 (8.03%) SC Cleared
21 124 (7.72%) Degree
22 119 (7.41%) ITIL
23 114 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
24 112 (6.97%) Linux
25 109 (6.79%) Cisco
26 108 (6.72%) Migration
27 103 (6.41%) SQL
28 102 (6.35%) Windows

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 32 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.81%) Confluence
3 25 (1.56%) OpenStack
4 13 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (0.68%) Apache
6 9 (0.56%) CMS
7 8 (0.50%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.31%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.25%) Mule
9 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.12%) nginx
11 2 (0.12%) SAS
12 1 (0.062%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.062%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.68%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.87%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.37%) Figma
8 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.25%) Sketch
10 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.12%) GNU Octave
11 2 (0.12%) InVision
11 2 (0.12%) Simulink
11 2 (0.12%) UXPin
11 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (1.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 12 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.062%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.062%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.062%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.062%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.062%) Traffica
7 1 (0.062%) Unica
7 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.062%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 167 (10.40%) Azure
2 145 (9.03%) AWS
3 80 (4.98%) Microsoft 365
4 45 (2.80%) SaaS
5 42 (2.62%) IaaS
6 40 (2.49%) GCP
7 34 (2.12%) PaaS
7 34 (2.12%) Power Platform
8 30 (1.87%) Amazon EKS
9 27 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.56%) Serverless
12 8 (0.50%) PowerApps
12 8 (0.50%) Stripe
13 7 (0.44%) GitHub
14 5 (0.31%) Power Automate
15 4 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon Cognito
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 99 (6.16%) WAN
2 90 (5.60%) 5G
3 79 (4.92%) 4G
4 77 (4.79%) VoIP
5 74 (4.61%) Wi-Fi
6 71 (4.42%) LAN
7 65 (4.05%) Firewall
8 63 (3.92%) Internet
9 61 (3.80%) 3G
10 60 (3.74%) VPN
11 58 (3.61%) 2G
12 51 (3.18%) LTE
13 48 (2.99%) Broadband
14 45 (2.80%) Radio Access Network
14 45 (2.80%) TCP/IP
15 43 (2.68%) MPLS
16 39 (2.43%) Wireless
17 38 (2.37%) VoLTE
18 34 (2.12%) Unified Communications
19 33 (2.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.56%) Power BI
4 22 (1.37%) Big Data
4 22 (1.37%) MongoDB
5 16 (1.00%) MySQL
6 15 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (0.87%) Tableau
8 11 (0.68%) BigQuery
8 11 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
8 11 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.62%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.50%) MS Access
12 7 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
12 7 (0.44%) QlikView
13 6 (0.37%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 72 (4.48%) JIRA
2 62 (3.86%) Git (software)
3 47 (2.93%) Jenkins
4 21 (1.31%) GitLab
5 14 (0.87%) LoadRunner
6 13 (0.81%) Subversion
7 10 (0.62%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.31%) Cypress.io
10 5 (0.31%) GDB
10 5 (0.31%) Maven
10 5 (0.31%) Selenium
10 5 (0.31%) Storybook
10 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.25%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.25%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.19%) ERwin
12 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 549 (34.18%) Finance
2 429 (26.71%) Public Sector
3 428 (26.65%) Marketing
4 411 (25.59%) Manufacturing
5 407 (25.34%) Electronics
6 390 (24.28%) Social Skills
7 161 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
9 39 (2.43%) Billing
10 35 (2.18%) Influencing Skills
11 32 (1.99%) Retail
12 25 (1.56%) Legal
13 19 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
14 18 (1.12%) Banking
15 15 (0.93%) Back Office
15 15 (0.93%) Military
16 14 (0.87%) Publishing
17 11 (0.68%) German Language
17 11 (0.68%) Local Government
18 9 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 212 (13.20%) Architect
2 155 (9.65%) Developer
3 145 (9.03%) Project Manager
4 144 (8.97%) Analyst
5 96 (5.98%) Consultant
6 68 (4.23%) Telecoms Manager
7 64 (3.99%) Designer
8 62 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 58 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
10 53 (3.30%) Data Architect
11 45 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 40 (2.49%) Data Modeller
12 40 (2.49%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 39 (2.43%) Java Developer
13 39 (2.43%) Network Engineer
13 39 (2.43%) Service Manager
13 39 (2.43%) Telecoms Engineer
14 28 (1.74%) Coordinator
14 28 (1.74%) Software Engineer
15 27 (1.68%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.93%) Web Services
2 41 (2.55%) XML
3 40 (2.49%) HTML
4 39 (2.43%) CSS
4 39 (2.43%) Node.js
5 35 (2.18%) JSON
6 34 (2.12%) REST
7 31 (1.93%) AngularJS
8 30 (1.87%) Kafka
8 30 (1.87%) React
9 29 (1.81%) .NET
10 25 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
10 25 (1.56%) SOAP
11 17 (1.06%) Middleware
11 17 (1.06%) RESTful
12 14 (0.87%) ASP.NET
12 14 (0.87%) Velocity
13 12 (0.75%) .NET Core
14 10 (0.62%) HTML5
15 9 (0.56%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.67%) Data Centre
2 73 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.36%) NHS
4 49 (3.05%) Virtual Team
5 34 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.12%) User Experience
6 23 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (1.31%) Public Cloud
8 19 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (1.00%) PMI
9 16 (1.00%) Social Media
10 13 (0.81%) CESG
10 13 (0.81%) CMDB
11 11 (0.68%) Cloud Native
11 11 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 11 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (0.68%) Internet of Things
11 11 (0.68%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.56%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 112 (6.97%) Linux
2 102 (6.35%) Windows
3 47 (2.93%) Unix
4 33 (2.05%) Windows 10
5 28 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.43%) Android
7 18 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (0.50%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.31%) OpenWrt
12 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) Android TV
14 2 (0.12%) MVS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (26.03%) Business Intelligence
2 416 (25.90%) Programme Management
3 396 (24.66%) Digital Marketing
4 294 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 157 (9.78%) DevOps
7 154 (9.59%) Project Management
8 134 (8.34%) Project Delivery
9 119 (7.41%) ITIL
10 114 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
11 108 (6.72%) Migration
12 93 (5.79%) Scrum
13 81 (5.04%) Microservices
14 78 (4.86%) PRINCE2
15 75 (4.67%) Data Modelling
16 72 (4.48%) Software Engineering
17 71 (4.42%) Decision-Making
18 69 (4.30%) Analytics
19 68 (4.23%) Test Automation
20 65 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 152 (9.46%) Python
2 103 (6.41%) SQL
3 91 (5.67%) Java
4 59 (3.67%) C
5 56 (3.49%) JavaScript
6 52 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 34 (2.12%) Perl
8 27 (1.68%) TypeScript
9 24 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 23 (1.43%) VB
11 22 (1.37%) C++
12 20 (1.25%) C#
13 18 (1.12%) Ruby
14 16 (1.00%) Kotlin
15 12 (0.75%) MATLAB
16 11 (0.68%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.62%) Go
18 8 (0.50%) R
19 7 (0.44%) PHP
19 7 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 205 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 129 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 124 (7.72%) Degree
4 50 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 31 (1.93%) CCNP
7 25 (1.56%) CCNA
8 22 (1.37%) CISSP
9 21 (1.31%) PMI Certification
10 19 (1.18%) CCIE
11 13 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.81%) PMP
12 12 (0.75%) CCDP
12 12 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.56%) CISM
13 9 (0.56%) ISEB
14 8 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.44%) BC Cleared
15 7 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.23%) SLA
2 34 (2.12%) QA
3 26 (1.62%) PMO
4 25 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.68%) GDPR
7 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.50%) OASIS TOSCA
8 7 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.44%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.37%) NCSC
9 6 (0.37%) NIST
9 6 (0.37%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.31%) JTAG
10 5 (0.31%) RMADS
11 4 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.25%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.25%) WCAG
12 3 (0.19%) GRC
System Software
1 85 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 81 (5.04%) Docker
3 31 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.50%) KVM
6 8 (0.50%) LXC
7 6 (0.37%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.37%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.25%) Firmware
8 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.25%) vSphere
9 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.19%) XenApp
10 2 (0.12%) NFS
11 1 (0.062%) Ceph
11 1 (0.062%) HDFS
11 1 (0.062%) Samba
11 1 (0.062%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 87 (5.42%) Kubernetes
2 64 (3.99%) Ansible
3 59 (3.67%) Terraform
4 36 (2.24%) Prometheus
5 34 (2.12%) Grafana
6 30 (1.87%) Kibana
7 29 (1.81%) Rancher
8 23 (1.43%) Consul
8 23 (1.43%) Fluentd
8 23 (1.43%) logstash
9 22 (1.37%) Istio
9 22 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (1.18%) Puppet
10 19 (1.18%) SCCM
11 14 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.56%) HP ALM
14 8 (0.50%) Cloudify
14 8 (0.50%) Juju
Vendors
1 418 (26.03%) SAP
2 167 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 109 (6.79%) Cisco
4 85 (5.29%) Remedy
5 58 (3.61%) Ericsson
6 55 (3.42%) Oracle
7 47 (2.93%) Google
8 45 (2.80%) VMware
9 38 (2.37%) Nokia
10 37 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (2.24%) BT
12 32 (1.99%) Juniper
13 29 (1.81%) Sparx
14 27 (1.68%) Huawei
15 26 (1.62%) F5
15 26 (1.62%) SolarWinds
15 26 (1.62%) Splunk
16 22 (1.37%) AppDynamics
17 18 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 18 (1.12%) ServiceNow