Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 66 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,380 2,043 2,705
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.61% 3.31% 3.00%
As % of the General category 8.85% 9.01% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,134 1,254 1,645
Median daily rate £475 £401 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.38% -8.28% +6.06%
10th Percentile £238 £165 £231
90th Percentile £709 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.13% -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 76 59
Median hourly rate £29.10 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.16% - -9.52%
10th Percentile £14.57 £11.65 £12.55
90th Percentile £56.25 £49.38 £40.48
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +50.68% +4.29% -16.67%

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 15,588 22,673 35,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.79% 36.70% 39.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,600 15,201 24,316
Median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £477
% change year-on-year +4.21% -0.42% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 699 920
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -5.84%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year +24.84% +0.13% -4.76%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +36 491 £525 +23.53% 130
South East 0 399 £403 +0.63% 115
South West +12 133 £513 +10.81% 45
North of England +39 102 £450 +50.00% 99
Midlands -6 71 £424 +27.52% 84
East of England +14 66 £390 -2.50% 40
North West +11 59 £477 +73.55% 45
West Midlands -6 52 £450 +16.88% 60
Yorkshire +59 39 £415 +7.17% 43
East Midlands 0 19 £368 +17.60% 24
North East +28 4 £375 +7.14% 11
South Coast - 2 £250 -
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 528 (38.26%) Finance
2 439 (31.81%) Public Sector
3 429 (31.09%) Marketing
4 428 (31.01%) Manufacturing
5 423 (30.65%) Business Intelligence
6 420 (30.43%) Programme Management
7 414 (30.00%) Electronics
7 414 (30.00%) SAP
8 407 (29.49%) Digital Marketing
9 224 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
10 187 (13.55%) Security Cleared
11 171 (12.39%) Microsoft
12 148 (10.72%) Project Management
13 139 (10.07%) SC Cleared
14 133 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 133 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
15 129 (9.35%) DevOps
16 128 (9.28%) Project Delivery
17 119 (8.62%) ITIL
18 114 (8.26%) Azure
19 110 (7.97%) Remedy
19 110 (7.97%) AWS
20 108 (7.83%) Python
21 104 (7.54%) Windows
22 100 (7.25%) Java
22 100 (7.25%) Degree
23 97 (7.03%) PRINCE2
24 91 (6.59%) Linux
24 91 (6.59%) Cisco
25 84 (6.09%) 4G

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 36 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.74%) Confluence
3 17 (1.23%) Mule
3 17 (1.23%) Red Hat Fuse
4 14 (1.01%) OpenStack
4 14 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.51%) Apache
7 7 (0.51%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.43%) CMS
9 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.29%) IIS
10 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.22%) nginx
10 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.14%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (3.91%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.29%) Simulink
8 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.14%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.072%) Figma
9 1 (0.072%) InVision
9 1 (0.072%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.072%) Sketch
9 1 (0.072%) SPSS
9 1 (0.072%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 35 (2.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 17 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
4 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.072%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.072%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.072%) Traffica
6 1 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.072%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 114 (8.26%) Azure
2 110 (7.97%) AWS
3 71 (5.14%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (2.17%) Power Platform
5 27 (1.96%) GCP
6 26 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
6 26 (1.88%) SaaS
7 22 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.01%) GitHub
9 12 (0.87%) IaaS
10 9 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.65%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.65%) PaaS
11 7 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.36%) Power Automate
12 5 (0.36%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.36%) Serverless
13 4 (0.29%) Yammer
14 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.09%) 4G
2 83 (6.01%) WAN
3 76 (5.51%) 3G
4 72 (5.22%) 2G
5 69 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 67 (4.86%) LTE
7 66 (4.78%) LAN
8 65 (4.71%) VoIP
9 62 (4.49%) 5G
10 57 (4.13%) Firewall
11 49 (3.55%) Wireless
12 48 (3.48%) VoLTE
13 46 (3.33%) VPN
14 43 (3.12%) Radio Access Network
15 41 (2.97%) Internet
16 39 (2.83%) MPLS
17 38 (2.75%) TCP/IP
18 30 (2.17%) Broadband
18 30 (2.17%) Network Security
19 27 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.81%) Big Data
3 24 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.52%) Power BI
5 17 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.16%) MySQL
6 16 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (0.94%) GIS
8 12 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
8 12 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.72%) Tableau
10 9 (0.65%) QlikView
11 8 (0.58%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.58%) Pentaho
12 7 (0.51%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.36%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.36%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.29%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (3.99%) JIRA
2 53 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.96%) GitLab
5 19 (1.38%) Artifactory
6 12 (0.87%) LoadRunner
7 8 (0.58%) Maven
7 8 (0.58%) Subversion
8 7 (0.51%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.43%) Selenium
9 6 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.29%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.29%) GDB
11 4 (0.29%) LabVIEW
11 4 (0.29%) Redmine
11 4 (0.29%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.14%) Burp Suite
General
1 528 (38.26%) Finance
2 439 (31.81%) Public Sector
3 429 (31.09%) Marketing
4 428 (31.01%) Manufacturing
5 414 (30.00%) Electronics
6 31 (2.25%) Billing
7 29 (2.10%) Retail
8 24 (1.74%) Legal
9 18 (1.30%) Military
10 16 (1.16%) Banking
10 16 (1.16%) Local Government
11 13 (0.94%) Back Office
12 12 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
13 9 (0.65%) Law
14 7 (0.51%) French Language
15 6 (0.43%) Publishing
16 5 (0.36%) German Language
16 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 193 (13.99%) Architect
2 140 (10.14%) Developer
2 140 (10.14%) Project Manager
3 112 (8.12%) Analyst
4 69 (5.00%) Consultant
5 61 (4.42%) Telecoms Manager
6 57 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
7 54 (3.91%) Java Developer
8 51 (3.70%) Data Architect
9 42 (3.04%) Data Modeller
9 42 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 41 (2.97%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 40 (2.90%) Voice Project Manager
12 37 (2.68%) Network Engineer
12 37 (2.68%) Service Manager
13 36 (2.61%) Designer
14 34 (2.46%) Business Analyst
15 28 (2.03%) Integration Developer
16 27 (1.96%) Coordinator
17 25 (1.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.71%) Web Services
2 49 (3.55%) XML
3 44 (3.19%) JSON
4 43 (3.12%) SOAP
5 40 (2.90%) RESTful
6 34 (2.46%) Middleware
6 34 (2.46%) Node.js
7 28 (2.03%) XSLT
8 26 (1.88%) CSS
8 26 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
8 26 (1.88%) Kafka
9 25 (1.81%) REST
10 24 (1.74%) .NET
11 23 (1.67%) AngularJS
11 23 (1.67%) HTML
12 15 (1.09%) Apache Camel
12 15 (1.09%) React
13 13 (0.94%) Spring
14 12 (0.87%) .NET Core
15 10 (0.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 133 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.14%) Data Centre
3 68 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.06%) NHS
5 23 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (1.67%) User Experience
5 23 (1.67%) Virtual Team
6 22 (1.59%) PMI
7 17 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 12 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 11 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 9 (0.65%) Reference Data
11 9 (0.65%) VHDL
12 8 (0.58%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.58%) SCADA
12 8 (0.58%) Social Media
12 8 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (7.54%) Windows
2 91 (6.59%) Linux
3 43 (3.12%) Windows 10
4 30 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.59%) Unix
6 15 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.01%) Android
8 12 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.29%) OpenWrt
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.22%) CentOS
12 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (30.65%) Business Intelligence
2 420 (30.43%) Programme Management
3 407 (29.49%) Digital Marketing
4 224 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (10.72%) Project Management
6 133 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 129 (9.35%) DevOps
8 128 (9.28%) Project Delivery
9 119 (8.62%) ITIL
10 97 (7.03%) PRINCE2
11 81 (5.87%) Data Modelling
12 75 (5.43%) Migration
13 69 (5.00%) Analytics
14 64 (4.64%) Microservices
14 64 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (4.42%) Scrum
16 59 (4.28%) Data Analysis
17 57 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
18 54 (3.91%) Data Architecture
19 51 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (7.83%) Python
2 100 (7.25%) Java
3 62 (4.49%) SQL
4 59 (4.28%) C
5 54 (3.91%) JavaScript
6 42 (3.04%) Bash Shell
7 37 (2.68%) Perl
8 28 (2.03%) XPath
9 23 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.38%) C++
11 16 (1.16%) C#
12 13 (0.94%) PHP
12 13 (0.94%) VB
13 12 (0.87%) MATLAB
13 12 (0.87%) Ruby
14 11 (0.80%) Apex Code
14 11 (0.80%) Go
14 11 (0.80%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.58%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 187 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 139 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 100 (7.25%) Degree
4 44 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (2.83%) DV Cleared
6 28 (2.03%) CCNP
7 26 (1.88%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.45%) CCIE
8 20 (1.45%) CCNA
9 13 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.87%) CISSP
11 10 (0.72%) CCDP
12 8 (0.58%) APMP
12 8 (0.58%) PMP
12 8 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.51%) BC Cleared
13 7 (0.51%) CISM
13 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.64%) SLA
2 24 (1.74%) QA
3 16 (1.16%) PMO
4 14 (1.01%) PMBOK
5 12 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.80%) NIST
7 9 (0.65%) GDPR
7 9 (0.65%) NCSC
8 8 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.43%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.43%) OASIS TOSCA
11 4 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
11 4 (0.29%) JTAG
11 4 (0.29%) RMADS
11 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.29%) Section 508
11 4 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 69 (5.00%) Docker
2 68 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.16%) VMware NSX
5 12 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.43%) KVM
8 6 (0.43%) LXC
8 6 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.22%) vSphere
10 2 (0.14%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.14%) vCloud
11 1 (0.072%) Ceph
11 1 (0.072%) Firmware
11 1 (0.072%) HDFS
11 1 (0.072%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (4.78%) Kubernetes
2 52 (3.77%) Ansible
3 48 (3.48%) Terraform
4 37 (2.68%) Prometheus
5 34 (2.46%) Grafana
6 28 (2.03%) Kibana
7 26 (1.88%) Consul
7 26 (1.88%) logstash
8 24 (1.74%) Istio
8 24 (1.74%) Rancher
9 23 (1.67%) Fluentd
10 20 (1.45%) SCCM
11 17 (1.23%) Puppet
12 16 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
14 12 (0.87%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
15 8 (0.58%) vCenter Server
16 6 (0.43%) Cloudify
16 6 (0.43%) Juju
Vendors
1 414 (30.00%) SAP
2 171 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 110 (7.97%) Remedy
4 91 (6.59%) Cisco
5 62 (4.49%) Ericsson
6 50 (3.62%) Oracle
7 45 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (2.68%) Sparx
9 36 (2.61%) VMware
10 32 (2.32%) Nokia
11 29 (2.10%) Splunk
12 26 (1.88%) Google
13 24 (1.74%) AppDynamics
13 24 (1.74%) F5
13 24 (1.74%) SolarWinds
14 23 (1.67%) Juniper
15 19 (1.38%) Huawei
16 17 (1.23%) BT
17 16 (1.16%) ServiceNow
18 14 (1.01%) Red Hat