Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 56 50
Rank change year-on-year -21 -6 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,869 3,170 3,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.10% 3.69% 3.88%
As % of the General category 8.17% 9.68% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,532 1,722 2,091
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £625 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 178 121
England median hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -69.41% +79.10%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.63
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £13.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +62.26% -66.88% +90.48%

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 35,117 32,741 37,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.89% 38.12% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,128 21,649 24,819
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 795 820 922
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.96% -7.27% +22.22%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -6 1,156 £385 +2.67% 216
London -18 961 £450 - 606
South West -11 226 £388 +3.33% 140
East of England +6 219 £513 +46.43% 88
North of England -73 178 £450 +12.50% 111
North West -28 123 £500 +17.65% 64
Midlands -53 116 £335 -7.59% 77
West Midlands -51 67 £375 - 39
East Midlands 0 49 £313 -3.85% 38
Yorkshire -80 45 £350 -12.50% 31
North East +9 13 £475 +34.28% 16
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 874 (30.46%) Finance
2 650 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
3 511 (17.81%) Marketing
4 485 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
5 474 (16.52%) SAP
6 460 (16.03%) Manufacturing
7 449 (15.65%) Programme Management
8 431 (15.02%) Electronics
9 410 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
10 315 (10.98%) Project Management
11 269 (9.38%) Java
12 264 (9.20%) ITIL
13 261 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 261 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
14 244 (8.50%) Security Cleared
15 235 (8.19%) Degree
16 222 (7.74%) Microsoft
17 219 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
18 205 (7.15%) SQL
19 201 (7.01%) TDD
20 197 (6.87%) Linux
21 191 (6.66%) Cisco
22 190 (6.62%) Windows
23 172 (6.00%) Oracle
23 172 (6.00%) SC Cleared
24 168 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
25 166 (5.79%) JavaScript
25 166 (5.79%) Retail
26 159 (5.54%) Python
27 158 (5.51%) DevOps

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 56 (1.95%) Mule
1 56 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 49 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
3 44 (1.53%) Apache Spark
4 42 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 36 (1.25%) OpenStack
6 29 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 25 (0.87%) Skype for Business
8 24 (0.84%) CMS
9 22 (0.77%) Confluence
10 20 (0.70%) Apache
10 20 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.45%) Drupal
11 13 (0.45%) SAS
12 12 (0.42%) nginx
12 12 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 157 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 129 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 21 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.14%) SPSS
11 4 (0.14%) UXPin
12 3 (0.10%) InDesign
13 2 (0.070%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.070%) Maya
13 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.035%) GNU Octave
14 1 (0.035%) HipChat
14 1 (0.035%) InVision
Business Applications
1 19 (0.66%) SAP ERP
2 16 (0.56%) SAP PSCD
3 11 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.17%) Primavera
6 4 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.14%) Radian6
7 3 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.10%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.10%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.10%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.10%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.070%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.070%) RMDS
8 2 (0.070%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.070%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 168 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
4 48 (1.67%) Office 365
5 44 (1.53%) PaaS
6 39 (1.36%) SaaS
7 30 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (0.91%) IaaS
9 18 (0.63%) GitHub
10 17 (0.59%) Serverless
11 14 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
12 12 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.35%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.31%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.31%) npm
15 9 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 146 (5.09%) WAN
2 131 (4.57%) LAN
3 119 (4.15%) Firewall
4 89 (3.10%) VPN
5 86 (3.00%) VoIP
6 84 (2.93%) Wireless
7 83 (2.89%) Internet
8 70 (2.44%) MPLS
9 66 (2.30%) 3G
10 65 (2.27%) DNS
11 64 (2.23%) Radio Access Network
12 63 (2.20%) 4G
13 57 (1.99%) TCP/IP
14 51 (1.78%) Broadband
14 51 (1.78%) LTE
15 49 (1.71%) DHCP
16 47 (1.64%) Network Security
17 44 (1.53%) 2G
18 41 (1.43%) BGP
19 38 (1.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (4.11%) Big Data
2 67 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 40 (1.39%) Oracle Database
4 39 (1.36%) Hadoop
5 38 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 37 (1.29%) MySQL
6 37 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 34 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
9 32 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (0.70%) MongoDB
12 19 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
13 18 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.52%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
16 14 (0.49%) QlikView
17 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 72 (2.51%) JIRA
2 67 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 67 (2.34%) Maven
3 57 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 32 (1.12%) Selenium
5 24 (0.84%) GCC
5 24 (0.84%) GDB
6 18 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 17 (0.59%) SoapUI
7 17 (0.59%) WebDriver
8 16 (0.56%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.49%) gulp
10 13 (0.45%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.42%) JUnit
11 12 (0.42%) Subversion
11 12 (0.42%) webpack
12 11 (0.38%) Artifactory
12 11 (0.38%) Bower
12 11 (0.38%) Grunt
General
1 874 (30.46%) Finance
2 511 (17.81%) Marketing
3 460 (16.03%) Manufacturing
4 431 (15.02%) Electronics
5 166 (5.79%) Retail
6 102 (3.56%) Banking
7 96 (3.35%) Billing
8 89 (3.10%) Legal
9 41 (1.43%) Games
10 34 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
11 23 (0.80%) Advertising
12 20 (0.70%) German Language
13 18 (0.63%) General Ledger
14 16 (0.56%) Law
15 14 (0.49%) Digital Economy
16 13 (0.45%) Military
17 12 (0.42%) Publishing
18 11 (0.38%) Local Government
18 11 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 385 (13.42%) Developer
2 302 (10.53%) Analyst
3 268 (9.34%) Architect
4 236 (8.23%) Project Manager
5 134 (4.67%) Consultant
6 120 (4.18%) Business Analyst
7 101 (3.52%) Designer
8 98 (3.42%) Network Engineer
9 92 (3.21%) Telecoms Manager
10 83 (2.89%) Senior Developer
11 78 (2.72%) Support Engineer
12 76 (2.65%) Coordinator
13 72 (2.51%) Java Developer
14 68 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
15 67 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
16 66 (2.30%) Telecoms Analyst
17 55 (1.92%) JavaScript Developer
18 53 (1.85%) Integration Developer
18 53 (1.85%) Telecoms Engineer
19 51 (1.78%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (4.81%) CSS
2 135 (4.71%) HTML
3 126 (4.39%) Web Services
4 107 (3.73%) SOAP
5 99 (3.45%) XML
6 97 (3.38%) JSON
6 97 (3.38%) RESTful
7 83 (2.89%) Middleware
8 65 (2.27%) REST
9 64 (2.23%) jQuery
10 59 (2.06%) AngularJS
11 54 (1.88%) React
12 50 (1.74%) Apache Camel
13 49 (1.71%) Node.js
14 48 (1.67%) XSLT
15 46 (1.60%) Swagger
16 44 (1.53%) .NET
17 42 (1.46%) HTML5
18 38 (1.32%) CSS3
18 38 (1.32%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 261 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
3 117 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 112 (3.90%) User Experience
5 86 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 65 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 64 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 49 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 47 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 44 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 41 (1.43%) NHS
12 38 (1.32%) PMI
13 30 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 27 (0.94%) Smartphone
15 25 (0.87%) iPhone
16 23 (0.80%) IVR
16 23 (0.80%) Social Media
17 21 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
18 20 (0.70%) Digital Media
19 19 (0.66%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 197 (6.87%) Linux
2 190 (6.62%) Windows
3 96 (3.35%) Unix
4 63 (2.20%) Android
5 54 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 43 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 35 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 34 (1.19%) Windows 10
9 28 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.59%) Solaris
13 14 (0.49%) CentOS
14 13 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
2 485 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
3 449 (15.65%) Programme Management
4 410 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 315 (10.98%) Project Management
6 264 (9.20%) ITIL
7 261 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 219 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
9 201 (7.01%) TDD
10 158 (5.51%) DevOps
11 157 (5.47%) PRINCE2
12 143 (4.98%) Scrum
13 132 (4.60%) Migration
14 123 (4.29%) Service Management
15 115 (4.01%) Test Automation
16 112 (3.90%) Service Delivery
17 108 (3.76%) SOA
18 105 (3.66%) Change Management
19 94 (3.28%) Business Analysis
20 84 (2.93%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 269 (9.38%) Java
2 205 (7.15%) SQL
3 166 (5.79%) JavaScript
4 159 (5.54%) Python
5 76 (2.65%) C#
6 66 (2.30%) C++
7 46 (1.60%) XPath
8 43 (1.50%) C
9 40 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 35 (1.22%) Scala
11 33 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 27 (0.94%) PHP
12 27 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 25 (0.87%) PL/SQL
14 24 (0.84%) Perl
15 23 (0.80%) Ruby
16 19 (0.66%) R
17 18 (0.63%) ES6
18 12 (0.42%) Go
19 11 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 244 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 235 (8.19%) Degree
3 172 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 107 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 62 (2.16%) CCNA
7 57 (1.99%) CCNP
8 46 (1.60%) CISSP
9 45 (1.57%) PMP
10 39 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 36 (1.25%) DV Cleared
12 31 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 31 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 29 (1.01%) ISEB
14 27 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 26 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (0.87%) CCIE
17 24 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 21 (0.73%) CISM
19 18 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.45%) PMO
2 91 (3.17%) QA
3 88 (3.07%) SLA
4 42 (1.46%) GDPR
5 36 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.84%) GCP
8 19 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.45%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.38%) COBIT
11 9 (0.31%) IFRS
11 9 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.070%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.070%) P3O
15 2 (0.070%) RMADS
System Software
1 112 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 100 (3.49%) Docker
3 67 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.66%) vSphere
6 12 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.31%) HDFS
8 7 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.24%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.14%) IAG
10 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.10%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.10%) vCloud
11 3 (0.10%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 75 (2.61%) Kubernetes
2 66 (2.30%) Ansible
3 63 (2.20%) Puppet
4 45 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (1.25%) HP ALM
6 30 (1.05%) SCCM
7 23 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (0.59%) Terraform
9 16 (0.56%) Oozie
10 14 (0.49%) Netcool
11 12 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
12 11 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.31%) Grafana
13 9 (0.31%) Salt
14 8 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
14 8 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
15 7 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 7 (0.24%) logstash
16 6 (0.21%) Kibana
16 6 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 474 (16.52%) SAP
2 222 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 191 (6.66%) Cisco
4 172 (6.00%) Oracle
5 87 (3.03%) VMware
6 86 (3.00%) HP
7 50 (1.74%) Google
8 48 (1.67%) Adobe
9 47 (1.64%) WSO2
10 39 (1.36%) Remedy
11 38 (1.32%) Juniper
11 38 (1.32%) Red Hat
11 38 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
12 34 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 31 (1.08%) Citrix
14 30 (1.05%) Huawei
15 29 (1.01%) IBM
16 24 (0.84%) CheckPoint
17 23 (0.80%) Ericsson
18 22 (0.77%) Genesys