Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 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
England > London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 178 134
Rank change year-on-year +43 -44 -18
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 497 714 984
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.00% 1.67% 2.11%
As % of the General category 4.59% 3.62% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 517 685
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £638 £671 £638
England median daily rate £420 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -12.06% +56.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £55.00 £115.00 £65.38
England median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £21.60
% change year-on-year -3.57% -2.78% +63.02%

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 10,820 19,723 22,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.60% 46.16% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,497 13,903 15,857
Median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 224 293
Median hourly rate £32.53 £25.30 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.58% +8.21% +1.63%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.59% +4.28%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 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
Central London +64 89 £450 +9.09% 18
West London +16 17 £415 +2.15% 12
South London +26 14 £344 -37.50% 5
East London +24 10 £400 -33.33% 9
North London +20 4 £525 +31.25% 4
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 7 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 London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 147 (29.58%) Finance
2 108 (21.73%) Public Sector
3 104 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
4 101 (20.32%) Marketing
5 99 (19.92%) SAP
6 96 (19.32%) Programme Management
7 95 (19.11%) Manufacturing
8 93 (18.71%) Electronics
9 90 (18.11%) Digital Marketing
10 87 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (14.29%) Python
12 69 (13.88%) Security Cleared
13 59 (11.87%) SC Cleared
14 57 (11.47%) Microsoft
15 54 (10.87%) Project Management
16 48 (9.66%) Cisco
17 46 (9.26%) Windows
18 39 (7.85%) AWS
18 39 (7.85%) 4G
19 38 (7.65%) Big Data
19 38 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
19 38 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
20 36 (7.24%) Firewall
20 36 (7.24%) Linux
20 36 (7.24%) SQL
21 35 (7.04%) GCP
22 34 (6.84%) Java
22 34 (6.84%) Migration
23 33 (6.64%) Scala
24 31 (6.24%) TensorFlow

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 18 (3.62%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.61%) Confluence
4 7 (1.41%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.01%) Apache
6 5 (1.01%) CMS
6 5 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.40%) DNN
8 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.40%) JBoss
8 2 (0.40%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.40%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.01%) Sketch
7 2 (0.40%) InVision
7 2 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.20%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) RMDS
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.85%) AWS
2 35 (7.04%) GCP
3 29 (5.84%) Office 365
4 28 (5.63%) Azure
5 17 (3.42%) SaaS
6 13 (2.62%) PaaS
7 12 (2.41%) IaaS
8 10 (2.01%) Apigee
9 5 (1.01%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.80%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.60%) Serverless
12 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.40%) GitHub
13 1 (0.20%) Akamai
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.85%) 4G
2 36 (7.24%) Firewall
3 27 (5.43%) LAN
3 27 (5.43%) WAN
4 25 (5.03%) Internet
5 24 (4.83%) 5G
6 23 (4.63%) 3G
7 19 (3.82%) DNS
8 18 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (3.22%) Broadband
10 14 (2.82%) BGP
10 14 (2.82%) MPLS
10 14 (2.82%) Network Security
10 14 (2.82%) VoIP
10 14 (2.82%) VPN
10 14 (2.82%) Wireless
11 13 (2.62%) Ethernet
12 12 (2.41%) OSPF
12 12 (2.41%) TCP/IP
13 9 (1.81%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.65%) Big Data
2 28 (5.63%) Hadoop
3 19 (3.82%) BigQuery
4 13 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.01%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.21%) MySQL
7 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.80%) Aerospike
9 4 (0.80%) Power BI
9 4 (0.80%) Redis
10 3 (0.60%) Flink
10 3 (0.60%) HBase
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.40%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 19 (3.82%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.82%) JIRA
3 7 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.21%) GoCD
5 4 (0.80%) Maven
5 4 (0.80%) Selenium
6 3 (0.60%) GitLab
6 3 (0.60%) Subversion
6 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.40%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Toad
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (29.58%) Finance
2 108 (21.73%) Public Sector
3 101 (20.32%) Marketing
4 95 (19.11%) Manufacturing
5 93 (18.71%) Electronics
6 26 (5.23%) Retail
7 22 (4.43%) Banking
8 15 (3.02%) Legal
9 14 (2.82%) Billing
10 5 (1.01%) German Language
10 5 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.60%) Advertising
12 3 (0.60%) Back Office
12 3 (0.60%) Fire and Rescue
12 3 (0.60%) French Language
12 3 (0.60%) Games
12 3 (0.60%) Law
12 3 (0.60%) Military
12 3 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (13.08%) Architect
2 45 (9.05%) Consultant
3 44 (8.85%) Developer
4 39 (7.85%) Analyst
5 25 (5.03%) Project Manager
6 24 (4.83%) Data Engineer
6 24 (4.83%) Telecoms Architect
7 20 (4.02%) Network Engineer
8 17 (3.42%) Python Engineer
9 16 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (3.02%) Designer
11 13 (2.62%) Business Analyst
11 13 (2.62%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (2.62%) Data Scientist
12 12 (2.41%) Office 365 Engineer
13 11 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
13 11 (2.21%) Telecoms Engineer
14 10 (2.01%) Telecoms Manager
14 10 (2.01%) Windows Engineer
15 9 (1.81%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.24%) TensorFlow
2 26 (5.23%) PySpark
3 16 (3.22%) HTML
4 14 (2.82%) scikit-learn
5 11 (2.21%) Kafka
6 10 (2.01%) CSS
7 9 (1.81%) REST
7 9 (1.81%) Velocity
7 9 (1.81%) XML
8 8 (1.61%) HTML5
8 8 (1.61%) RESTful
9 7 (1.41%) SOAP
9 7 (1.41%) Spring
9 7 (1.41%) Web Services
10 6 (1.21%) React
11 5 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (1.01%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.01%) Middleware
11 5 (1.01%) Node.js
12 4 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.43%) User Experience
4 13 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.62%) Social Media
4 13 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.21%) NHS
8 4 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.80%) CCTV
8 4 (0.80%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (0.80%) PMI
9 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.60%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.26%) Windows
2 36 (7.24%) Linux
3 23 (4.63%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.81%) Android
5 8 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.61%) Unix
6 7 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.60%) Solaris
10 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.20%) AIX
11 1 (0.20%) CentOS
11 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.20%) VME
11 1 (0.20%) VMS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
2 96 (19.32%) Programme Management
3 90 (18.11%) Digital Marketing
4 87 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (10.87%) Project Management
6 38 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (6.84%) Migration
8 27 (5.43%) Change Management
8 27 (5.43%) ITIL
8 27 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (5.43%) Project Delivery
9 26 (5.23%) Scrum
10 24 (4.83%) Data Science
11 23 (4.63%) Machine Learning
12 22 (4.43%) DevOps
12 22 (4.43%) Risk Management
13 21 (4.23%) Analytics
13 21 (4.23%) Service Delivery
14 19 (3.82%) Performance Metrics
14 19 (3.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 71 (14.29%) Python
2 36 (7.24%) SQL
3 34 (6.84%) Java
4 33 (6.64%) Scala
5 21 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.81%) C
7 8 (1.61%) PHP
7 8 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.41%) R
8 7 (1.41%) Ruby
9 6 (1.21%) Kotlin
10 5 (1.01%) C#
10 5 (1.01%) C++
10 5 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.80%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.80%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.60%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 69 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.24%) Degree
4 28 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (4.23%) CCNP
6 16 (3.22%) CCNA
7 14 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (2.62%) CCIE
9 10 (2.01%) BC Cleared
10 9 (1.81%) CCDP
11 8 (1.61%) CCDA
12 7 (1.41%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.01%) CISSP
13 5 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.80%) CISM
14 4 (0.80%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.80%) PhD
14 4 (0.80%) PMP
15 3 (0.60%) ACCA
15 3 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.42%) GDPR
1 17 (3.42%) QA
2 8 (1.61%) PMO
3 6 (1.21%) NIST
3 6 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.01%) SLA
5 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.60%) WCAG
7 2 (0.40%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.40%) NCSC
7 2 (0.40%) NEBOSH
7 2 (0.40%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.20%) GAAP
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS
System Software
1 25 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.22%) Docker
3 12 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.21%) vSphere
6 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.60%) vCloud
7 3 (0.60%) XenApp
8 2 (0.40%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.20%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.23%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.61%) SCCM
4 6 (1.21%) Ansible
5 4 (0.80%) Terraform
6 3 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.60%) vRealize
7 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.40%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.40%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.40%) Nagios
7 2 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.40%) Puppet
7 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.20%) logstash
8 1 (0.20%) QRadar
8 1 (0.20%) Salt
8 1 (0.20%) SELinux
Vendors
1 99 (19.92%) SAP
2 57 (11.47%) Microsoft
3 48 (9.66%) Cisco
4 26 (5.23%) Oracle
5 21 (4.23%) Google
6 13 (2.62%) VMware
7 11 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.61%) Juniper
8 8 (1.61%) Nokia
9 7 (1.41%) HP
10 6 (1.21%) Dell
10 6 (1.21%) Huawei
11 5 (1.01%) Adobe
11 5 (1.01%) Avaya
11 5 (1.01%) F5
11 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.01%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.80%) CA
12 4 (0.80%) Citrix
12 4 (0.80%) Gemalto