Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 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
England > London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 117 174
Rank change year-on-year +4 +57 -11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 711 372 673
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.40% 2.29% 1.65%
As % of the General category 4.15% 3.95% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 223 440
10th Percentile £313 £255 £250
25th Percentile £405 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £465 £463
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% +0.54% -2.63%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £550
90th Percentile £725 £645 £651
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
10th Percentile £16.25 £23.80 £13.95
25th Percentile £21.19 £31.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £27.75 £48.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -42.19% +200.00% -64.64%
75th Percentile £43.88 £52.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £59.44 £53.90 £49.75
England median hourly rate £34.54 £20.25 £23.05
% change year-on-year +70.57% -12.13% +7.19%

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 17,145 9,429 22,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.78% 58.07% 56.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,048 6,717 16,032
10th Percentile £356 £325 £319
25th Percentile £450 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £653 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +3.02% +4.74% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 142 289
10th Percentile £15.40 £13.78 £11.95
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.00 £15.49
Median hourly rate £29.31 £27.30 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.39% +29.98% -1.18%
75th Percentile £47.44 £43.34 £30.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.90 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.03 £20.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.68% +0.88% +6.95%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in London.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in London.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 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
Central London +7 61 £500 - 49
West London +4 15 £533 +29.48% 10
North London +6 4 £388 -9.88% 1
South London +19 1 - - 3
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 232 (32.63%) Finance
2 194 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (25.74%) Marketing
4 170 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
5 167 (23.49%) Public Sector
6 164 (23.07%) Electronics
7 162 (22.78%) SAP
7 162 (22.78%) Programme Management
8 161 (22.64%) Manufacturing
9 158 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
10 145 (20.39%) Social Skills
11 106 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 82 (11.53%) AWS
13 81 (11.39%) Project Delivery
14 70 (9.85%) Azure
15 62 (8.72%) Linux
16 60 (8.44%) DevOps
17 56 (7.88%) SQL
18 55 (7.74%) C
18 55 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
18 55 (7.74%) SDLC
18 55 (7.74%) 5G
19 54 (7.59%) Java
20 53 (7.45%) Migration
21 52 (7.31%) Python
22 51 (7.17%) Security Cleared
23 50 (7.03%) JavaScript
23 50 (7.03%) Microsoft
24 49 (6.89%) Test Automation
25 46 (6.47%) 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 13 (1.83%) OpenStack
2 11 (1.55%) CMS
2 11 (1.55%) Confluence
2 11 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.84%) Apache
5 3 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.42%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.28%) Headless CMS
6 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) nginx
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.84%) AutoCAD
4 6 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.70%) Figma
6 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.42%) InVision
7 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.42%) Sketch
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.28%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) BASE24
1 3 (0.42%) Unica
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.14%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 82 (11.53%) AWS
2 70 (9.85%) Azure
3 43 (6.05%) IaaS
4 37 (5.20%) GCP
5 30 (4.22%) PaaS
6 27 (3.80%) SaaS
7 25 (3.52%) Microsoft 365
8 14 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.97%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.56%) Boomi
9 4 (0.56%) GitHub
9 4 (0.56%) Stripe
10 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.42%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.28%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (0.28%) Bitrise
11 2 (0.28%) Collibra
11 2 (0.28%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.74%) 5G
2 43 (6.05%) MVNO
3 42 (5.91%) 2G
3 42 (5.91%) GSM
4 33 (4.64%) WAN
5 32 (4.50%) Internet
5 32 (4.50%) Packet Switching
6 31 (4.36%) LAN
7 26 (3.66%) Wireless
8 24 (3.38%) Firewall
9 23 (3.23%) HTTP
10 22 (3.09%) Broadband
10 22 (3.09%) VPN
11 21 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (2.67%) VoIP
13 18 (2.53%) MPLS
14 16 (2.25%) TCP/IP
15 13 (1.83%) Ethernet
16 12 (1.69%) Network Security
17 11 (1.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.94%) Metadata
2 23 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (2.53%) Metadata Repository
4 16 (2.25%) Big Data
5 14 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.55%) BigQuery
6 11 (1.55%) Power BI
7 10 (1.41%) SQL Server
8 8 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.98%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.98%) Pentaho
9 7 (0.98%) Tableau
10 6 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (0.84%) QlikView
10 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.56%) MySQL
11 4 (0.56%) Redis
11 4 (0.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 30 (4.22%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.95%) JIRA
3 20 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.97%) Subversion
5 6 (0.84%) Cypress.io
6 5 (0.70%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.70%) Storybook
7 4 (0.56%) ProC
7 4 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.42%) ERwin
8 3 (0.42%) GitLab
8 3 (0.42%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.42%) JUnit
8 3 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.28%) eggPlant
9 2 (0.28%) Gradle
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 232 (32.63%) Finance
2 183 (25.74%) Marketing
3 167 (23.49%) Public Sector
4 164 (23.07%) Electronics
5 161 (22.64%) Manufacturing
6 145 (20.39%) Social Skills
7 55 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (2.53%) Billing
10 17 (2.39%) Influencing Skills
10 17 (2.39%) Retail
11 11 (1.55%) Publishing
12 8 (1.13%) Banking
12 8 (1.13%) Legal
13 6 (0.84%) Advertising
14 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
15 3 (0.42%) Back Office
15 3 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 109 (15.33%) Architect
2 105 (14.77%) Developer
3 63 (8.86%) Analyst
4 61 (8.58%) Project Manager
5 41 (5.77%) Consultant
6 38 (5.34%) Business Analyst
7 34 (4.78%) Designer
8 31 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (4.22%) Data Architect
10 26 (3.66%) Telecoms Manager
11 25 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.38%) Telecoms Engineer
13 22 (3.09%) Senior Developer
14 20 (2.81%) Java Developer
15 19 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
16 18 (2.53%) Technical Manager
17 17 (2.39%) Data Modeller
17 17 (2.39%) Technical Project Manager
18 16 (2.25%) Network Engineer
19 15 (2.11%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.64%) Node.js
2 32 (4.50%) React
3 30 (4.22%) Web Services
4 26 (3.66%) HTML
5 24 (3.38%) CSS
6 17 (2.39%) REST
7 16 (2.25%) JSON
7 16 (2.25%) XML
8 15 (2.11%) AngularJS
8 15 (2.11%) RESTful
8 15 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (1.41%) Redux
10 9 (1.27%) HTML5
10 9 (1.27%) Kafka
10 9 (1.27%) SOAP
11 8 (1.13%) .NET
11 8 (1.13%) Spring
12 7 (0.98%) CSS3
12 7 (0.98%) Spring Boot
13 6 (0.84%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 20 (2.81%) User Experience
5 17 (2.39%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.25%) PMI
7 14 (1.97%) Social Media
8 10 (1.41%) CCTV
8 10 (1.41%) CMDB
8 10 (1.41%) NHS
9 9 (1.27%) CESG
9 9 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.13%) Fibre Optics
10 8 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.13%) Internet of Things
11 7 (0.98%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.98%) SCADA
12 6 (0.84%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.72%) Linux
2 40 (5.63%) Unix
3 39 (5.49%) Windows
4 25 (3.52%) Android
5 18 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.97%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (0.84%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.70%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.28%) Android TV
12 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.14%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
3 162 (22.78%) Programme Management
4 158 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
5 106 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (11.39%) Project Delivery
7 60 (8.44%) DevOps
8 55 (7.74%) SDLC
9 53 (7.45%) Migration
10 49 (6.89%) Test Automation
11 46 (6.47%) Software Engineering
12 44 (6.19%) Project Management
13 43 (6.05%) Scrum
14 39 (5.49%) Analytics
15 37 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (4.92%) Data Architecture
16 35 (4.92%) Data Modelling
17 33 (4.64%) Microservices
18 31 (4.36%) Decision-Making
18 31 (4.36%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 56 (7.88%) SQL
2 55 (7.74%) C
3 54 (7.59%) Java
4 52 (7.31%) Python
5 50 (7.03%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.67%) Ruby
6 19 (2.67%) TypeScript
7 14 (1.97%) Kotlin
8 9 (1.27%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.98%) C++
10 6 (0.84%) PHP
10 6 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.84%) R
10 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.70%) Ada
12 4 (0.56%) Scala
12 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.42%) C#
13 3 (0.42%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 51 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.77%) Degree
3 25 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.53%) CCNA
6 17 (2.39%) PMI Certification
7 16 (2.25%) CCNP
8 8 (1.13%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.98%) CCIE
9 7 (0.98%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.84%) CREST Certified
10 6 (0.84%) PMP
11 5 (0.70%) CCDP
11 5 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.56%) CHECK Team Leader
12 4 (0.56%) CISSP
13 3 (0.42%) ACCA
13 3 (0.42%) CCDA
13 3 (0.42%) CIMA
13 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.67%) QA
1 19 (2.67%) SLA
2 18 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.39%) PMO
4 16 (2.25%) PMBOK
5 12 (1.69%) Accessibility
6 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.56%) WCAG
8 3 (0.42%) GDPR
8 3 (0.42%) OASIS TOSCA
9 2 (0.28%) HL7
9 2 (0.28%) NCSC
9 2 (0.28%) NIST
9 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.14%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.14%) ITGC
10 1 (0.14%) JTAG
10 1 (0.14%) NEBOSH
10 1 (0.14%) P3O
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (3.80%) Docker
2 25 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.42%) KVM
4 3 (0.42%) LXC
4 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.28%) Firmware
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) NFS
6 1 (0.14%) Samba
6 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (5.20%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.50%) Ansible
3 28 (3.94%) Terraform
4 15 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 9 (1.27%) Prometheus
7 8 (1.13%) Grafana
8 7 (0.98%) SCCM
9 5 (0.70%) Kibana
9 5 (0.70%) Puppet
10 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.42%) Cloudify
11 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.42%) Juju
12 2 (0.28%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.28%) Rancher
12 2 (0.28%) vRealize
13 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 162 (22.78%) SAP
2 50 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 46 (6.47%) Cisco
4 31 (4.36%) Google
5 29 (4.08%) Oracle
6 24 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.67%) Juniper
7 19 (2.67%) VMware
8 17 (2.39%) ServiceNow
9 16 (2.25%) Remedy
10 13 (1.83%) Adobe
11 12 (1.69%) BT
11 12 (1.69%) Openreach
11 12 (1.69%) Sparx
12 10 (1.41%) F5
12 10 (1.41%) Fortinet
13 9 (1.27%) Nokia
13 9 (1.27%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.27%) Samsung
14 8 (1.13%) Pega