Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 62 88
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26 -24
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,162 2,686 2,757
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.66% 3.59% 2.90%
As % of the General category 8.81% 9.53% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 1,616 1,547
Median daily rate £450 £420 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £433
% change year-on-year +6.06% -4.62% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 99 83
Median hourly rate £40.25 £19.00 £19.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.84% -1.99% -3.08%
10th Percentile £16.50 £10.95 £12.73
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £115.00
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +111.11% - -10.00%

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 13,197 28,186 37,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.55% 37.62% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,520 18,388 25,050
Median daily rate £500 £495 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 899 1,017
Median hourly rate £30.85 £22.32 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.25% +3.79% -4.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% +4.76% -4.55%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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
London +19 386 £500 +17.65% 75
South East +1 375 £410 +2.56% 108
South West +13 141 £525 +16.67% 60
East of England +12 66 £350 -13.85% 24
Midlands +1 63 £350 +7.69% 36
North of England -1 57 £425 +39.34% 67
West Midlands -1 46 £350 - 23
North West -14 36 £440 +59.91% 32
Yorkshire +37 20 £400 +6.67% 29
East Midlands +16 17 £260 -16.80% 13
South Coast - 2 £250 -
North East +19 1 - - 6
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 447 (38.47%) Finance
2 388 (33.39%) Public Sector
3 369 (31.76%) Manufacturing
3 369 (31.76%) Marketing
4 367 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
5 365 (31.41%) Programme Management
6 359 (30.90%) Electronics
7 355 (30.55%) SAP
8 352 (30.29%) Digital Marketing
9 210 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
10 185 (15.92%) Security Cleared
11 145 (12.48%) Microsoft
12 141 (12.13%) Project Management
13 138 (11.88%) SC Cleared
14 111 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 98 (8.43%) Project Delivery
16 95 (8.18%) ITIL
17 90 (7.75%) DevOps
18 86 (7.40%) Azure
19 85 (7.31%) Java
20 84 (7.23%) PRINCE2
21 83 (7.14%) Windows
22 81 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
23 78 (6.71%) Migration
23 78 (6.71%) AWS
24 72 (6.20%) Cisco
25 69 (5.94%) Python
26 68 (5.85%) Linux
27 66 (5.68%) 4G
28 62 (5.34%) WAN

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 35 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.81%) Mule
2 21 (1.81%) Red Hat Fuse
3 19 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
5 14 (1.20%) Confluence
6 9 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.52%) Apache
8 6 (0.52%) nginx
9 5 (0.43%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.43%) CMS
9 5 (0.43%) IIS
10 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.17%) JBoss
12 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.52%) Sketch
7 5 (0.43%) InVision
7 5 (0.43%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.26%) Simulink
8 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.17%) Figma
9 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.086%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.086%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.086%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.086%) SPSS
10 1 (0.086%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 14 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.086%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 86 (7.40%) Azure
2 78 (6.71%) AWS
3 48 (4.13%) Office 365
4 27 (2.32%) Power Platform
5 18 (1.55%) GCP
6 14 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
6 14 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (1.20%) SaaS
7 13 (1.12%) GitHub
8 10 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.69%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.52%) PaaS
10 6 (0.52%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.43%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.26%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (0.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.68%) 4G
2 62 (5.34%) WAN
3 59 (5.08%) 3G
4 55 (4.73%) 5G
5 53 (4.56%) 2G
6 49 (4.22%) LAN
7 48 (4.13%) Firewall
7 48 (4.13%) Wi-Fi
8 47 (4.04%) Wireless
9 44 (3.79%) VoIP
10 43 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
11 42 (3.61%) LTE
12 29 (2.50%) Broadband
13 27 (2.32%) MPLS
13 27 (2.32%) VoLTE
14 26 (2.24%) Internet
15 24 (2.07%) Network Security
15 24 (2.07%) VPN
16 22 (1.89%) DNS
16 22 (1.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.58%) Big Data
2 26 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 21 (1.81%) Power BI
4 16 (1.38%) GIS
5 14 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.95%) MySQL
7 11 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
9 9 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.69%) Tableau
11 6 (0.52%) QlikView
11 6 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.43%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.50%) JIRA
3 23 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.29%) GitLab
5 14 (1.20%) Artifactory
6 13 (1.12%) Maven
7 6 (0.52%) Selenium
7 6 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.43%) Subversion
9 4 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.34%) Redmine
9 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.26%) Gradle
10 3 (0.26%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.17%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.17%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.17%) RStudio
11 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.17%) sqlmap
General
1 447 (38.47%) Finance
2 388 (33.39%) Public Sector
3 369 (31.76%) Manufacturing
3 369 (31.76%) Marketing
4 359 (30.90%) Electronics
5 30 (2.58%) Retail
6 29 (2.50%) Legal
7 19 (1.64%) Local Government
8 18 (1.55%) Billing
9 17 (1.46%) Law
9 17 (1.46%) Military
10 15 (1.29%) Mandarin Language
11 9 (0.77%) Banking
12 7 (0.60%) French Language
13 5 (0.43%) Back Office
13 5 (0.43%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.34%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.26%) Advertising
15 3 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 158 (13.60%) Architect
2 113 (9.72%) Developer
3 104 (8.95%) Project Manager
4 92 (7.92%) Analyst
5 50 (4.30%) Java Developer
6 48 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
7 46 (3.96%) Consultant
8 45 (3.87%) Delivery Manager
9 40 (3.44%) Telecoms Manager
10 38 (3.27%) Business Analyst
11 33 (2.84%) Network Engineer
12 31 (2.67%) Designer
13 30 (2.58%) Integration Developer
14 29 (2.50%) Data Architect
15 25 (2.15%) Technical Manager
16 24 (2.07%) Administrator
16 24 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
16 24 (2.07%) Senior Developer
17 23 (1.98%) Coordinator
17 23 (1.98%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.16%) Web Services
2 47 (4.04%) RESTful
3 46 (3.96%) SOAP
4 45 (3.87%) XML
5 38 (3.27%) JSON
5 38 (3.27%) Middleware
6 33 (2.84%) XSLT
7 31 (2.67%) Node.js
8 25 (2.15%) AngularJS
8 25 (2.15%) HTML
9 24 (2.07%) .NET
10 23 (1.98%) CSS
11 20 (1.72%) Apache Camel
12 19 (1.64%) Kafka
13 18 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
14 17 (1.46%) REST
15 16 (1.38%) Spring
16 14 (1.20%) React
17 13 (1.12%) jQuery
18 10 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.13%) Data Centre
3 46 (3.96%) NHS
4 42 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.15%) User Experience
6 19 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.55%) PMI
8 14 (1.20%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.12%) Fibre Optics
9 13 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 11 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.86%) VHDL
13 8 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.69%) PKI
13 8 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.14%) Windows
2 68 (5.85%) Linux
3 38 (3.27%) Windows 10
4 18 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.03%) Android
7 11 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.95%) Unix
8 8 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.26%) zOS
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.17%) Solaris
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.086%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 365 (31.41%) Programme Management
3 352 (30.29%) Digital Marketing
4 210 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 141 (12.13%) Project Management
6 111 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 98 (8.43%) Project Delivery
8 95 (8.18%) ITIL
9 90 (7.75%) DevOps
10 84 (7.23%) PRINCE2
11 78 (6.71%) Migration
12 54 (4.65%) Data Modelling
13 51 (4.39%) Service Management
14 49 (4.22%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (3.96%) Analytics
15 46 (3.96%) Microservices
15 46 (3.96%) Service Delivery
16 44 (3.79%) Scrum
16 44 (3.79%) SOA
17 43 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 85 (7.31%) Java
2 69 (5.94%) Python
3 51 (4.39%) C
4 49 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 42 (3.61%) SQL
6 33 (2.84%) XPath
7 28 (2.41%) Perl
8 24 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.55%) C++
10 13 (1.12%) C#
10 13 (1.12%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.86%) PHP
12 9 (0.77%) MATLAB
13 8 (0.69%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.60%) Ruby
14 7 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.52%) Go
15 6 (0.52%) R
15 6 (0.52%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.43%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 185 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 138 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 57 (4.91%) Degree
4 43 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 37 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.07%) CCNP
7 23 (1.98%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.72%) CCNA
9 13 (1.12%) CCIE
10 12 (1.03%) APMP
11 11 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.95%) CISSP
12 10 (0.86%) ISEB
12 10 (0.86%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.77%) BC Cleared
14 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.52%) CCDP
16 6 (0.52%) PMP
17 5 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.79%) SLA
2 28 (2.41%) QA
3 14 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.20%) PMBOK
4 12 (1.03%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.86%) NIST
6 9 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.77%) PMO
7 8 (0.69%) GDPR
7 8 (0.69%) NCSC
8 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.60%) RMADS
9 6 (0.52%) NEBOSH
10 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.34%) Section 508
11 4 (0.34%) WAI
12 3 (0.26%) Dublin Core
13 2 (0.17%) COBIT
13 2 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (3.44%) Docker
2 32 (2.75%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.38%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.43%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.34%) KVM
8 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.26%) vSphere
9 2 (0.17%) LXC
9 2 (0.17%) vCloud
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.086%) Firmware
10 1 (0.086%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 44 (3.79%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.10%) Terraform
3 35 (3.01%) Ansible
4 22 (1.89%) Prometheus
5 20 (1.72%) Grafana
6 19 (1.64%) Kibana
6 19 (1.64%) SCCM
7 18 (1.55%) logstash
8 16 (1.38%) Consul
9 14 (1.20%) Istio
9 14 (1.20%) Rancher
10 12 (1.03%) Fluentd
10 12 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.95%) Puppet
12 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.69%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.43%) AirWatch
15 4 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.34%) QRadar
15 4 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 355 (30.55%) SAP
2 145 (12.48%) Microsoft
3 72 (6.20%) Cisco
4 60 (5.16%) Remedy
5 51 (4.39%) Oracle
6 31 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.67%) VMware
7 30 (2.58%) Ericsson
8 23 (1.98%) Nokia
9 22 (1.89%) Juniper
10 20 (1.72%) Sparx
10 20 (1.72%) Splunk
11 18 (1.55%) WSO2
12 17 (1.46%) F5
12 17 (1.46%) Google
13 15 (1.29%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.20%) AppDynamics
14 14 (1.20%) BT
14 14 (1.20%) Huawei
15 13 (1.12%) ServiceNow