Period
to 21 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 21 June 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 121 97
Rank change year-on-year -27 -24 -13
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 861 901 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.91% 2.26% 2.52%
As % of the General category 4.28% 4.95% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 627 723
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £228 £263 £221
90th Percentile £638 £625 £619
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 17
London median hourly rate £43.00 £13.86 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.25% -67.39% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.78 £11.33 £11.70
90th Percentile £77.85 £28.09 £57.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £13.86 £40.00
% change year-on-year +44.30% -65.35% +146.15%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20,113 18,200 19,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.69% 45.66% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,448 12,957 14,335
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 184 214
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.94% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.33 £10.08
90th Percentile £56.54 £57.13 £52.13
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% +16.67%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in London over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in London over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the London region over the 6 months to 21 June 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
Central London -40 126 £463 -1.60% 46
West London -1 102 £438 +9.38% 50
South London -46 19 £550 +44.74% 7
East London -36 10 £513 +7.89% 18
North London +4 3 £625 +38.89% 5
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 292 (33.91%) Finance
2 229 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (21.02%) Marketing
4 158 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
5 143 (16.61%) Programme Management
6 142 (16.49%) Java
7 141 (16.38%) Manufacturing
8 140 (16.26%) SAP
9 128 (14.87%) Electronics
10 122 (14.17%) Digital Marketing
11 95 (11.03%) Security Cleared
12 91 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
13 86 (9.99%) JavaScript
14 85 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 81 (9.41%) Project Management
16 79 (9.18%) SC Cleared
17 78 (9.06%) TDD
18 77 (8.94%) Degree
19 75 (8.71%) Banking
20 74 (8.59%) Retail
21 70 (8.13%) Python
22 69 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
23 67 (7.78%) Linux
24 66 (7.67%) SQL
24 66 (7.67%) Scrum
25 63 (7.32%) ITIL
26 61 (7.08%) Microsoft
27 60 (6.97%) DevOps
28 58 (6.74%) Docker
29 55 (6.39%) Cisco

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 20 (2.32%) Apache Spark
2 18 (2.09%) Apache
2 18 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.51%) CMS
4 12 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (0.93%) Confluence
6 8 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.70%) SAS
9 5 (0.58%) Mule
10 4 (0.46%) Drupal
10 4 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.46%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.35%) nginx
11 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.46%) SPSS
8 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.23%) InVision
10 1 (0.12%) InDesign
10 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Radian6
2 2 (0.23%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.23%) Primavera
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) RMDS
2 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.12%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 91 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.09%) Office 365
4 16 (1.86%) SaaS
5 15 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.28%) GitHub
8 9 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.93%) PaaS
10 7 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.70%) IaaS
12 5 (0.58%) G Suite
12 5 (0.58%) Serverless
13 4 (0.46%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.88%) Firewall
2 41 (4.76%) Internet
3 37 (4.30%) LAN
3 37 (4.30%) WAN
4 36 (4.18%) DNS
5 35 (4.07%) VPN
6 29 (3.37%) MPLS
6 29 (3.37%) TCP/IP
7 25 (2.90%) Network Security
8 22 (2.56%) DHCP
9 21 (2.44%) Wireless
10 19 (2.21%) VoIP
11 16 (1.86%) Broadband
11 16 (1.86%) HTTP
12 13 (1.51%) BGP
12 13 (1.51%) Ethernet
13 12 (1.39%) LTE
13 12 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.28%) OSPF
14 11 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.88%) Big Data
2 29 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 22 (2.56%) MySQL
4 22 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 22 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 20 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.93%) Spark SQL
11 6 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.58%) Flink
12 5 (0.58%) HBase
12 5 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (3.72%) Jenkins
1 32 (3.72%) JIRA
2 29 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.32%) Cucumber
4 15 (1.74%) Selenium
5 10 (1.16%) Artifactory
5 10 (1.16%) JUnit
5 10 (1.16%) Maven
5 10 (1.16%) webpack
6 8 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (0.81%) Subversion
8 6 (0.70%) Babel
8 6 (0.70%) Mocha
9 5 (0.58%) Appium
9 5 (0.58%) Bower
9 5 (0.58%) Jasmine
9 5 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (0.58%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.58%) Mockito
10 4 (0.46%) Xcode
General
1 292 (33.91%) Finance
2 181 (21.02%) Marketing
3 141 (16.38%) Manufacturing
4 128 (14.87%) Electronics
5 75 (8.71%) Banking
6 74 (8.59%) Retail
7 29 (3.37%) Games
8 28 (3.25%) Billing
9 24 (2.79%) Legal
10 14 (1.63%) Advertising
11 8 (0.93%) French Language
12 4 (0.46%) Front Office
12 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.46%) Publishing
13 3 (0.35%) Law
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) German Language
14 2 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
15 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 184 (21.37%) Developer
2 87 (10.10%) Architect
3 80 (9.29%) Analyst
4 70 (8.13%) Project Manager
5 49 (5.69%) Java Developer
6 37 (4.30%) Business Analyst
7 36 (4.18%) Consultant
7 36 (4.18%) Senior Developer
8 32 (3.72%) React Developer
9 26 (3.02%) Android Developer
10 25 (2.90%) Support Engineer
11 24 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
12 23 (2.67%) Designer
13 22 (2.56%) Network Engineer
14 20 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
14 20 (2.32%) Web Developer
15 19 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (2.21%) Telecoms Manager
16 18 (2.09%) Java Web Developer
17 17 (1.97%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.27%) CSS
2 47 (5.46%) HTML
3 43 (4.99%) React
4 37 (4.30%) Web Services
5 28 (3.25%) Node.js
6 26 (3.02%) jQuery
7 24 (2.79%) REST
8 23 (2.67%) AngularJS
9 21 (2.44%) XML
10 20 (2.32%) RESTful
11 18 (2.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (1.97%) SOAP
12 17 (1.97%) Spring
13 16 (1.86%) JSON
13 16 (1.86%) Kafka
14 14 (1.63%) .NET
15 13 (1.51%) Redux
16 11 (1.28%) HTML5
17 10 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
17 10 (1.16%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.11%) User Experience
3 35 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 20 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.16%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.05%) Digital Media
12 9 (1.05%) iPhone
12 9 (1.05%) NHS
12 9 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
13 8 (0.93%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.93%) IPTV
14 7 (0.81%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.78%) Linux
2 53 (6.16%) Windows
3 48 (5.57%) Android
4 38 (4.41%) Unix
5 22 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 21 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 18 (2.09%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.97%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.39%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.16%) CentOS
11 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.81%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.70%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.58%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.58%) Solaris
16 2 (0.23%) VMS
16 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (18.35%) Business Intelligence
3 143 (16.61%) Programme Management
4 122 (14.17%) Digital Marketing
5 85 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (9.41%) Project Management
7 78 (9.06%) TDD
8 66 (7.67%) Scrum
9 63 (7.32%) ITIL
10 60 (6.97%) DevOps
11 53 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (5.34%) Migration
13 44 (5.11%) BDD
14 42 (4.88%) Test Automation
15 39 (4.53%) Analytics
16 38 (4.41%) E-Commerce
17 36 (4.18%) OO
18 35 (4.07%) Business Analysis
18 35 (4.07%) Decision-Making
19 33 (3.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 142 (16.49%) Java
2 86 (9.99%) JavaScript
3 70 (8.13%) Python
4 66 (7.67%) SQL
5 31 (3.60%) Scala
6 19 (2.21%) C++
7 18 (2.09%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.97%) C#
9 15 (1.74%) PHP
10 14 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.51%) Ruby
12 11 (1.28%) ES6
13 9 (1.05%) Java 8
13 9 (1.05%) Kotlin
14 8 (0.93%) ES8
14 8 (0.93%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.81%) C
15 7 (0.81%) R
16 6 (0.70%) Perl
17 5 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 79 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 77 (8.94%) Degree
4 29 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.97%) CCNP
6 16 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.28%) CCNA
8 10 (1.16%) CCIE
8 10 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.05%) CISSP
9 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.93%) ISEB
10 8 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.81%) MCSE
11 7 (0.81%) PMP
12 5 (0.58%) CEH
12 5 (0.58%) CISM
12 5 (0.58%) IIBA
12 5 (0.58%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.90%) PMO
2 18 (2.09%) SLA
3 15 (1.74%) GDPR
3 15 (1.74%) QA
4 13 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.28%) GCP
6 8 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.35%) HL7
9 2 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (6.74%) Docker
2 35 (4.07%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.70%) vSphere
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.35%) etcd
7 3 (0.35%) flannel
7 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.23%) Ceph
8 2 (0.23%) HDFS
8 2 (0.23%) Postfix
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) Firmware
9 1 (0.12%) IAG
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.21%) Puppet
3 13 (1.51%) Ansible
4 9 (1.05%) Oozie
5 8 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.81%) SCCM
6 7 (0.81%) Terraform
7 4 (0.46%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.35%) Grafana
8 3 (0.35%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.35%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.35%) Kibana
8 3 (0.35%) OpenView
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.35%) rkt
9 2 (0.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 140 (16.26%) SAP
2 61 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 55 (6.39%) Cisco
4 39 (4.53%) Oracle
5 37 (4.30%) Google
6 23 (2.67%) Adobe
7 22 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (2.32%) VMware
9 14 (1.63%) Juniper
10 13 (1.51%) CheckPoint
10 13 (1.51%) HP
11 12 (1.39%) Citrix
11 12 (1.39%) Huawei
12 10 (1.16%) Apple
12 10 (1.16%) Siebel
13 9 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.93%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.93%) Teradata
15 7 (0.81%) BT
15 7 (0.81%) Tableau