Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 62 67
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 +28
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,898 1,213 2,934
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.35% 3.63% 3.50%
As % of the General category 6.29% 6.97% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,270 689 1,623
10th Percentile £275 £231 £213
25th Percentile £360 £331 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £588 £550 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 38 67
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.58 £11.92
25th Percentile £20.00 £16.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate £34.54 £20.25 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +70.57% -10.00% +5.88%
75th Percentile £48.50 £45.38 £40.50
90th Percentile £62.80 £52.65 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year +34.15% -7.87% +5.95%

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 30,185 17,405 43,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.33% 52.14% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,375 11,680 28,730
10th Percentile £310 £275 £281
25th Percentile £406 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £498 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.02% +4.74% +1.60%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,122 640 1,296
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.34 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.43 £14.61 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.51 £20.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.63% +1.23% +6.95%
75th Percentile £40.13 £40.12 £39.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.08 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.89 £20.25 £19.32
% change year-on-year -1.77% +4.79% +7.33%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +11 706 £525 +12.90% 184
South East -7 498 £405 -1.82% 158
South West +2 188 £450 -14.29% 74
North of England -4 110 £433 +17.69% 152
East of England -6 87 £390 -2.50% 55
Midlands -38 86 £356 -11.13% 69
North West +9 76 £445 +34.38% 107
West Midlands -47 61 £350 -12.50% 47
Yorkshire -18 27 £485 +29.33% 27
East Midlands -11 25 £370 +92.21% 22
North East 0 7 £255 -55.65% 18
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 597 (31.45%) Finance
2 455 (23.97%) Marketing
3 441 (23.23%) Public Sector
4 438 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 434 (22.87%) SAP
6 433 (22.81%) Social Skills
7 426 (22.44%) Programme Management
8 423 (22.29%) Electronics
9 418 (22.02%) Manufacturing
10 408 (21.50%) Digital Marketing
11 392 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
12 248 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 202 (10.64%) Security Cleared
14 192 (10.12%) Project Management
15 181 (9.54%) Project Delivery
16 172 (9.06%) Azure
17 167 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
18 158 (8.32%) DevOps
19 155 (8.17%) AWS
19 155 (8.17%) Python
20 148 (7.80%) Degree
21 145 (7.64%) Cisco
22 138 (7.27%) 5G
23 137 (7.22%) Microsoft
24 136 (7.17%) Migration
24 136 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
25 134 (7.06%) SQL
26 124 (6.53%) Linux
27 118 (6.22%) ITIL
28 117 (6.16%) SC Cleared

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 37 (1.95%) Confluence
2 31 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.58%) OpenStack
4 18 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (0.79%) CMS
6 9 (0.47%) Apache
7 8 (0.42%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.26%) SAS
9 4 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.21%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.16%) nginx
10 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.053%) Appian
12 1 (0.053%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.053%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 79 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 22 (1.16%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.37%) Sketch
8 5 (0.26%) Figma
8 5 (0.26%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.21%) UXPin
10 3 (0.16%) InVision
10 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.11%) Simulink
11 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.53%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.37%) iTrent
6 6 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
9 2 (0.11%) BASE24
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.11%) Unica
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.053%) SAP IBP
10 1 (0.053%) SessionCam
10 1 (0.053%) Siebel CRM
10 1 (0.053%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 172 (9.06%) Azure
2 155 (8.17%) AWS
3 62 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
4 58 (3.06%) IaaS
5 56 (2.95%) GCP
6 46 (2.42%) PaaS
7 45 (2.37%) SaaS
8 32 (1.69%) Power Platform
9 29 (1.53%) Amazon EKS
10 21 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (0.68%) Serverless
12 11 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.58%) GitHub
13 10 (0.53%) PowerApps
14 8 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.37%) Azure Logic Apps
16 6 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
17 5 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
17 5 (0.26%) Power Automate
18 4 (0.21%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 138 (7.27%) 5G
2 115 (6.06%) WAN
3 102 (5.37%) LAN
4 86 (4.53%) Firewall
5 83 (4.37%) VoIP
6 76 (4.00%) 2G
6 76 (4.00%) Internet
7 74 (3.90%) 4G
8 73 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
8 73 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
9 68 (3.58%) Wireless
10 61 (3.21%) VPN
11 57 (3.00%) MPLS
12 56 (2.95%) MVNO
13 53 (2.79%) GSM
14 51 (2.69%) Broadband
15 50 (2.63%) 3G
16 43 (2.27%) LTE
16 43 (2.27%) Network Security
17 37 (1.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (2.32%) Metadata
2 33 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 32 (1.69%) Metadata Repository
4 31 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (1.48%) Power BI
6 25 (1.32%) Big Data
7 20 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 16 (0.84%) Tableau
10 15 (0.79%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.68%) BigQuery
11 13 (0.68%) MySQL
12 12 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
13 11 (0.58%) Data Mining
13 11 (0.58%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.47%) QGIS
16 8 (0.42%) NoSQL
16 8 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 97 (5.11%) JIRA
2 67 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 51 (2.69%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.79%) GitLab
4 15 (0.79%) LoadRunner
4 15 (0.79%) Subversion
5 9 (0.47%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.42%) Selenium
7 7 (0.37%) Artifactory
7 7 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.32%) Axure RP
8 6 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.32%) Cypress.io
8 6 (0.32%) Maven
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.26%) GDB
9 5 (0.26%) Storybook
9 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.21%) JUnit
General
1 597 (31.45%) Finance
2 455 (23.97%) Marketing
3 441 (23.23%) Public Sector
4 433 (22.81%) Social Skills
5 423 (22.29%) Electronics
6 418 (22.02%) Manufacturing
7 167 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
8 63 (3.32%) Presentation Skills
9 58 (3.06%) Billing
10 53 (2.79%) Influencing Skills
11 45 (2.37%) Retail
12 28 (1.48%) Legal
13 21 (1.11%) Back Office
14 16 (0.84%) Banking
15 15 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
15 15 (0.79%) Publishing
16 14 (0.74%) Local Government
17 9 (0.47%) General Ledger
17 9 (0.47%) German Language
17 9 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 242 (12.75%) Architect
2 190 (10.01%) Analyst
3 184 (9.69%) Project Manager
4 181 (9.54%) Developer
5 94 (4.95%) Designer
6 91 (4.79%) Consultant
7 88 (4.64%) Telecoms Manager
8 86 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
9 74 (3.90%) Business Analyst
10 63 (3.32%) Network Engineer
11 58 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
12 56 (2.95%) Telecoms Engineer
13 49 (2.58%) Data Architect
14 42 (2.21%) Telecoms Project Manager
15 40 (2.11%) Service Manager
16 36 (1.90%) Design Engineer
17 34 (1.79%) Coordinator
18 33 (1.74%) Java Developer
18 33 (1.74%) Test Engineer
19 32 (1.69%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.79%) HTML
1 53 (2.79%) Node.js
2 48 (2.53%) CSS
2 48 (2.53%) Web Services
3 46 (2.42%) React
4 36 (1.90%) XML
5 35 (1.84%) AngularJS
6 33 (1.74%) JSON
6 33 (1.74%) REST
7 32 (1.69%) .NET
8 30 (1.58%) Kafka
9 25 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (1.05%) SOAP
11 19 (1.00%) RESTful
12 16 (0.84%) ASP.NET
13 15 (0.79%) Velocity
14 14 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
15 13 (0.68%) HTML5
16 11 (0.58%) GraphQL
16 11 (0.58%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.74%) Data Centre
2 73 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 66 (3.48%) Virtual Team
4 61 (3.21%) NHS
5 41 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.11%) User Experience
7 24 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
7 24 (1.26%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.00%) PMI
10 18 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (0.90%) Social Media
12 16 (0.84%) Cloud Native
12 16 (0.84%) CMDB
12 16 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (0.74%) Internet of Things
13 14 (0.74%) Legacy Systems
14 13 (0.68%) CESG
15 12 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 124 (6.53%) Linux
2 93 (4.90%) Windows
3 55 (2.90%) Unix
4 34 (1.79%) Android
5 27 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.00%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.26%) OpenWrt
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.11%) CentOS
14 2 (0.11%) MVS
14 2 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 426 (22.44%) Programme Management
3 408 (21.50%) Digital Marketing
4 392 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
5 248 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 192 (10.12%) Project Management
7 181 (9.54%) Project Delivery
8 158 (8.32%) DevOps
9 136 (7.17%) Migration
9 136 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
10 118 (6.22%) ITIL
11 111 (5.85%) Scrum
12 92 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 87 (4.58%) Test Automation
14 86 (4.53%) PRINCE2
14 86 (4.53%) Software Engineering
15 85 (4.48%) Microservices
16 83 (4.37%) SDLC
17 78 (4.11%) Analytics
18 77 (4.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (8.17%) Python
2 134 (7.06%) SQL
3 86 (4.53%) Java
4 82 (4.32%) C
5 76 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 46 (2.42%) Bash Shell
7 33 (1.74%) TypeScript
8 30 (1.58%) Perl
9 21 (1.11%) C#
9 21 (1.11%) C++
9 21 (1.11%) Ruby
10 19 (1.00%) Kotlin
11 17 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 17 (0.90%) R
12 16 (0.84%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.74%) VB
14 12 (0.63%) PHP
15 11 (0.58%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.47%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 148 (7.80%) Degree
3 117 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (3.11%) CCNA
6 49 (2.58%) CCNP
7 30 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.53%) PMI Certification
9 23 (1.21%) CISSP
10 22 (1.16%) Master's Degree
11 20 (1.05%) CCIE
12 18 (0.95%) PMP
13 15 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
15 13 (0.68%) CCDP
16 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (0.47%) CISM
17 9 (0.47%) ISEB
17 9 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.74%) PMO
2 66 (3.48%) SLA
3 49 (2.58%) QA
4 36 (1.90%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (1.05%) Accessibility
7 18 (0.95%) GDPR
8 15 (0.79%) PMBOK
9 8 (0.42%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.42%) OASIS TOSCA
10 6 (0.32%) NCSC
10 6 (0.32%) RMADS
11 5 (0.26%) JTAG
11 5 (0.26%) NIST
12 4 (0.21%) GxP
12 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.21%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 76 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 73 (3.85%) Docker
3 40 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.68%) VMware NSX
4 13 (0.68%) vSphere
5 12 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.42%) KVM
7 8 (0.42%) LXC
8 7 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 7 (0.37%) vCloud
9 5 (0.26%) Firmware
10 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.16%) XenApp
12 2 (0.11%) NFS
13 1 (0.053%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.053%) Ceph
13 1 (0.053%) Samba
13 1 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 94 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 67 (3.53%) Ansible
3 51 (2.69%) Terraform
4 41 (2.16%) Grafana
5 39 (2.05%) Prometheus
6 33 (1.74%) Kibana
7 26 (1.37%) Rancher
8 24 (1.26%) Fluentd
9 20 (1.05%) Istio
9 20 (1.05%) logstash
10 19 (1.00%) Consul
11 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (0.74%) HP ALM
13 12 (0.63%) SCCM
14 11 (0.58%) Puppet
15 10 (0.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 10 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.42%) Cloudify
16 8 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 434 (22.87%) SAP
2 145 (7.64%) Cisco
3 137 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 81 (4.27%) Oracle
5 65 (3.42%) Ericsson
6 64 (3.37%) Remedy
7 57 (3.00%) VMware
8 56 (2.95%) Google
9 55 (2.90%) BT
10 47 (2.48%) Juniper
11 46 (2.42%) Nokia
12 41 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
13 34 (1.79%) F5
14 29 (1.53%) CheckPoint
15 28 (1.48%) Huawei
16 27 (1.42%) ServiceNow
16 27 (1.42%) Sparx
16 27 (1.42%) Splunk
17 22 (1.16%) Dell
17 22 (1.16%) HP