Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 79 77
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 -17
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,846 2,754 2,884
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.30% 3.13% 3.10%
As % of the General category 8.98% 7.92% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 1,648 1,607
Median daily rate £410 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.29% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £192 £250 £213
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 106
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £21.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -2.78% +66.15%
10th Percentile £12.36 £12.55 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.88 £115.00 £44.38
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.56 £21.13
% change year-on-year +2.40% -12.17% +56.48%

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 20,554 34,785 38,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.74% 39.49% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,142 23,165 25,444
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £690 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £480 £483 £475
% change year-on-year -0.52% +1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 921 994
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +2.27% +2.33%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.70 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £24.10 £22.22 £21.90
% change year-on-year +8.49% +1.44% +2.36%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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 +1 701 £400 -3.61% 131
London +34 502 £450 -5.26% 125
South West +7 263 £520 +12.43% 59
Midlands +76 140 £340 -15.00% 42
North of England +22 127 £325 -21.21% 78
East of England -18 99 £400 -21.57% 62
West Midlands +54 95 £400 - 22
North West +24 84 £284 -33.24% 46
East Midlands +46 44 £275 -26.67% 20
Yorkshire +14 34 £375 - 23
North East +22 8 £350 -9.62% 9
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 539 (29.20%) Finance
2 418 (22.64%) Public Sector
3 388 (21.02%) Business Intelligence
4 379 (20.53%) Programme Management
5 375 (20.31%) Manufacturing
6 374 (20.26%) SAP
7 369 (19.99%) Marketing
8 356 (19.28%) Electronics
9 350 (18.96%) Digital Marketing
10 303 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
11 281 (15.22%) Security Cleared
12 222 (12.03%) Project Management
13 207 (11.21%) SC Cleared
14 189 (10.24%) Microsoft
15 186 (10.08%) Windows
16 175 (9.48%) Cisco
17 164 (8.88%) ITIL
18 156 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
19 143 (7.75%) Project Delivery
20 138 (7.48%) Migration
21 133 (7.20%) Radio Access Network
22 129 (6.99%) Python
23 128 (6.93%) 4G
24 125 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
25 121 (6.55%) LAN
26 120 (6.50%) Degree
27 118 (6.39%) WAN
28 116 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
29 112 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
30 110 (5.96%) Retail

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 33 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.08%) Apache Spark
3 18 (0.98%) OpenStack
4 17 (0.92%) Confluence
4 17 (0.92%) Red Hat Fuse
5 16 (0.87%) Apache
5 16 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (0.81%) Mule
6 15 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
7 13 (0.70%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.60%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.49%) CMS
10 9 (0.49%) nginx
11 8 (0.43%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.43%) SAS
12 6 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 86 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.81%) Sketch
8 9 (0.49%) InVision
8 9 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.16%) UXPin
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.054%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.054%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 9 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.16%) SAP PS
8 3 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.11%) Magento
9 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.11%) RMDS
9 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.12%) Azure
2 71 (3.85%) AWS
3 55 (2.98%) Office 365
4 46 (2.49%) GCP
5 41 (2.22%) SaaS
6 23 (1.25%) PaaS
7 21 (1.14%) IaaS
8 20 (1.08%) Power Platform
9 18 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.54%) Apigee
10 10 (0.54%) Serverless
11 6 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.33%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.33%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
13 4 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 133 (7.20%) Radio Access Network
2 128 (6.93%) 4G
3 121 (6.55%) LAN
4 118 (6.39%) WAN
5 95 (5.15%) Firewall
6 91 (4.93%) Internet
6 91 (4.93%) Wireless
7 89 (4.82%) 5G
8 79 (4.28%) 3G
9 61 (3.30%) DNS
10 60 (3.25%) LTE
11 59 (3.20%) MPLS
12 55 (2.98%) VoIP
13 51 (2.76%) VPN
13 51 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
14 49 (2.65%) BGP
15 46 (2.49%) 2G
15 46 (2.49%) OSPF
16 44 (2.38%) Broadband
16 44 (2.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (3.30%) Big Data
2 32 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.63%) Hadoop
4 28 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.46%) BigQuery
6 21 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 18 (0.98%) Power BI
8 16 (0.87%) MySQL
9 15 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (0.76%) GIS
11 10 (0.54%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
11 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.38%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.33%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (2.00%) JIRA
2 29 (1.57%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.92%) Maven
5 16 (0.87%) Selenium
6 11 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.43%) GitLab
9 7 (0.38%) Axure RP
10 6 (0.33%) GoCD
11 5 (0.27%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.27%) Subversion
11 5 (0.27%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.22%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.22%) JMeter
12 4 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.16%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.16%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 539 (29.20%) Finance
2 418 (22.64%) Public Sector
3 375 (20.31%) Manufacturing
4 369 (19.99%) Marketing
5 356 (19.28%) Electronics
6 110 (5.96%) Retail
7 64 (3.47%) Banking
8 58 (3.14%) Billing
9 53 (2.87%) Legal
10 20 (1.08%) Law
10 20 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (0.76%) Military
12 13 (0.70%) Publishing
13 12 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.65%) Local Government
14 9 (0.49%) Back Office
14 9 (0.49%) German Language
15 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.33%) Games
17 5 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (10.83%) Architect
2 146 (7.91%) Analyst
3 144 (7.80%) Project Manager
4 141 (7.64%) Developer
5 100 (5.42%) Consultant
6 94 (5.09%) Designer
7 75 (4.06%) Network Engineer
8 73 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
9 59 (3.20%) Coordinator
9 59 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
9 59 (3.20%) Telecoms Manager
10 53 (2.87%) Deployment Engineer
11 52 (2.82%) Business Analyst
11 52 (2.82%) Support Engineer
11 52 (2.82%) Windows Engineer
12 41 (2.22%) Telecoms Engineer
13 37 (2.00%) Senior Manager
14 35 (1.90%) Java Developer
15 33 (1.79%) Fibre Planner
15 33 (1.79%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.14%) Web Services
2 48 (2.60%) HTML
3 47 (2.55%) XML
4 45 (2.44%) RESTful
5 41 (2.22%) SOAP
6 39 (2.11%) Middleware
7 33 (1.79%) REST
8 32 (1.73%) .NET
9 31 (1.68%) CSS
10 29 (1.57%) TensorFlow
11 28 (1.52%) JSON
12 26 (1.41%) Node.js
13 25 (1.35%) PySpark
14 22 (1.19%) Swagger
15 20 (1.08%) Apache Camel
16 18 (0.98%) AngularJS
16 18 (0.98%) React
17 17 (0.92%) XSLT
18 16 (0.87%) Spring
19 15 (0.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 93 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 84 (4.55%) User Experience
5 51 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 50 (2.71%) Fibre Optics
7 43 (2.33%) CCTV
7 43 (2.33%) Driving Licence
8 35 (1.90%) PMI
8 35 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 34 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.30%) NHS
12 20 (1.08%) Social Media
13 19 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.76%) CMDB
16 11 (0.60%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.54%) Algorithms
18 9 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (10.08%) Windows
2 108 (5.85%) Linux
3 105 (5.69%) Windows 10
4 58 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 36 (1.95%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.46%) Android
7 25 (1.35%) Unix
8 15 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (0.38%) VMS
13 6 (0.33%) CatOS
13 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
14 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.16%) Solaris
17 2 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (21.02%) Business Intelligence
2 379 (20.53%) Programme Management
3 350 (18.96%) Digital Marketing
4 303 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
5 222 (12.03%) Project Management
6 164 (8.88%) ITIL
7 156 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 143 (7.75%) Project Delivery
9 138 (7.48%) Migration
10 125 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
11 91 (4.93%) PRINCE2
12 86 (4.66%) Service Management
13 82 (4.44%) Change Management
14 77 (4.17%) Risk Management
15 73 (3.95%) DevOps
16 70 (3.79%) Scrum
16 70 (3.79%) Service Delivery
17 61 (3.30%) CRM
18 60 (3.25%) Analytics
18 60 (3.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 129 (6.99%) Python
2 104 (5.63%) Java
3 100 (5.42%) SQL
4 73 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 39 (2.11%) C
6 38 (2.06%) PHP
7 32 (1.73%) Scala
8 29 (1.57%) C#
9 23 (1.25%) C++
10 20 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 17 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 14 (0.76%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.70%) Perl
13 13 (0.70%) R
13 13 (0.70%) XPath
14 12 (0.65%) Ruby
15 10 (0.54%) Java 8
16 9 (0.49%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.43%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 281 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 207 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 120 (6.50%) Degree
4 112 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (4.50%) CCNP
6 70 (3.79%) CCNA
7 54 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 46 (2.49%) PMI Certification
9 40 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (1.63%) CCIE
11 28 (1.52%) BC Cleared
12 24 (1.30%) CCDP
13 23 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 21 (1.14%) HNC
15 18 (0.98%) HND
16 17 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.76%) CISSP
18 13 (0.70%) CCA
18 13 (0.70%) CCIP
18 13 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.47%) SLA
2 63 (3.41%) QA
3 55 (2.98%) PMO
4 28 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.41%) GDPR
6 17 (0.92%) JSP 440
7 14 (0.76%) RMADS
8 13 (0.70%) NIST
9 9 (0.49%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.43%) P3O
11 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.33%) NCSC
12 6 (0.33%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
13 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.27%) NEBOSH
14 4 (0.22%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 3 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.68%) Docker
4 17 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.87%) VMware NSX
6 13 (0.70%) vSphere
7 12 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.49%) XenApp
10 6 (0.33%) Firmware
10 6 (0.33%) NFS
10 6 (0.33%) vCloud
11 5 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.16%) KVM
13 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.054%) HDFS
14 1 (0.054%) iptables
Systems Management
1 34 (1.84%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.52%) Ansible
3 27 (1.46%) SCCM
4 21 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.08%) Terraform
6 15 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
8 13 (0.70%) HP ALM
8 13 (0.70%) Puppet
9 11 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.60%) vRealize
10 10 (0.54%) Amdocs OSS
10 10 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.43%) OpenView
12 7 (0.38%) Netcool
12 7 (0.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 7 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.22%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.16%) Cobbler
14 3 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 374 (20.26%) SAP
2 189 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 175 (9.48%) Cisco
4 90 (4.88%) Oracle
5 59 (3.20%) VMware
6 56 (3.03%) HP
7 49 (2.65%) Huawei
8 45 (2.44%) Dell
9 42 (2.28%) Juniper
10 37 (2.00%) Nokia
11 36 (1.95%) Remedy
12 35 (1.90%) Ericsson
13 28 (1.52%) Google
14 21 (1.14%) Red Hat
15 20 (1.08%) CheckPoint
15 20 (1.08%) F5
16 19 (1.03%) Citrix
16 19 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (1.03%) Samsung
16 19 (1.03%) ServiceNow