Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 123 150
Rank change year-on-year +1 +27 +30
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 800 320 677
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.24% 2.30% 1.85%
As % of the General category 3.89% 3.86% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 198 464
10th Percentile £313 £250 £227
25th Percentile £425 £358 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -12.82%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £550
90th Percentile £738 £650 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
10th Percentile £17.00 £48.60 £20.25
25th Percentile £21.19 £51.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate £24.25 £59.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -58.90% +31.11% +114.29%
75th Percentile £31.63 £61.38 £50.63
90th Percentile £47.75 £61.60 £53.75
England median hourly rate £45.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +89.58% +29.73% +8.82%

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 20,589 8,286 20,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.63% 59.55% 54.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,625 5,959 14,243
10th Percentile £363 £321 £310
25th Percentile £463 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +1.49%
75th Percentile £675 £644 £614
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 82 268
10th Percentile £13.51 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £18.75 £19.39 £16.36
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.95 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.05% +47.36% +10.53%
75th Percentile £49.31 £40.00 £29.97
90th Percentile £62.50 £53.63 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.94 £22.00 £18.74
% change year-on-year -13.91% +17.40% +3.07%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -8 65 £450 -23.73% 71
West London 0 35 £578 +40.85% 15
North London +1 2 £388 +26.32% 4
South London -5 1 - - 2
East London -9 1 £185 -61.05% 4
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 259 (32.38%) Finance
2 246 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (24.38%) Marketing
4 180 (22.50%) SAP
5 178 (22.25%) Business Intelligence
6 176 (22.00%) Public Sector
7 175 (21.88%) Social Skills
7 175 (21.88%) Manufacturing
8 174 (21.75%) Programme Management
9 171 (21.38%) Electronics
10 169 (21.13%) Digital Marketing
11 131 (16.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 97 (12.13%) Project Delivery
13 96 (12.00%) AWS
14 92 (11.50%) 5G
15 81 (10.13%) C
16 80 (10.00%) Microsoft
17 78 (9.75%) Azure
17 78 (9.75%) SDLC
18 76 (9.50%) MVNO
19 74 (9.25%) 2G
20 68 (8.50%) GSM
21 67 (8.38%) SQL
22 58 (7.25%) DevOps
23 57 (7.13%) Java
24 56 (7.00%) Migration
24 56 (7.00%) Degree
25 55 (6.88%) Data Modelling
26 54 (6.75%) Kubernetes
27 53 (6.63%) Test Automation

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 21 (2.63%) OpenStack
2 19 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.50%) CMS
4 8 (1.00%) Confluence
4 8 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.75%) nginx
6 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
8 2 (0.25%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.13%) Appian
9 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.13%) Camunda
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.75%) Figma
5 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.38%) InVision
6 3 (0.38%) Sketch
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
8 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.50%) SAP ERP
1 4 (0.50%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (0.38%) BASE24
2 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.25%) SessionCam
3 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.25%) Unica
4 1 (0.13%) HFM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.13%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 96 (12.00%) AWS
2 78 (9.75%) Azure
3 40 (5.00%) IaaS
4 38 (4.75%) PaaS
5 33 (4.13%) GCP
6 31 (3.88%) Microsoft 365
7 22 (2.75%) SaaS
8 17 (2.13%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (1.13%) GitHub
11 8 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.00%) Serverless
12 6 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.38%) Datadog
14 3 (0.38%) GitHub Actions
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle CX
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 3 (0.38%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (11.50%) 5G
2 76 (9.50%) MVNO
3 74 (9.25%) 2G
4 68 (8.50%) GSM
5 49 (6.13%) Packet Switching
6 36 (4.50%) LAN
7 32 (4.00%) VoIP
8 30 (3.75%) Wireless
9 29 (3.63%) Firewall
9 29 (3.63%) Internet
10 26 (3.25%) 4G
11 24 (3.00%) VPN
12 21 (2.63%) Broadband
12 21 (2.63%) MPLS
13 19 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
13 19 (2.38%) WAN
14 18 (2.25%) Network Security
15 17 (2.13%) SSL
16 16 (2.00%) 3GPP
17 15 (1.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.75%) Metadata
2 29 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (2.50%) Metadata Repository
4 17 (2.13%) SQL Server
5 16 (2.00%) Power BI
6 15 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.88%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.75%) Big Data
8 13 (1.63%) Qlik Sense
9 12 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (1.50%) Pentaho
10 11 (1.38%) QlikView
10 11 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.13%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.00%) BigQuery
12 8 (1.00%) Redis
12 8 (1.00%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.75%) MySQL
14 6 (0.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 24 (3.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.38%) JIRA
4 10 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (0.88%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.75%) Cypress.io
6 6 (0.75%) Subversion
7 5 (0.63%) GitLab
7 5 (0.63%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.63%) Storybook
8 4 (0.50%) JUnit
8 4 (0.50%) Selenium
9 3 (0.38%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.38%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.38%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.38%) Gradle
9 3 (0.38%) Hudson
9 3 (0.38%) Maven
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
General
1 259 (32.38%) Finance
2 195 (24.38%) Marketing
3 176 (22.00%) Public Sector
4 175 (21.88%) Manufacturing
4 175 (21.88%) Social Skills
5 171 (21.38%) Electronics
6 52 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
8 20 (2.50%) Retail
9 19 (2.38%) Banking
10 16 (2.00%) Games
11 12 (1.50%) Billing
11 12 (1.50%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (1.38%) Legal
13 10 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.75%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.63%) Advertising
15 5 (0.63%) Publishing
16 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (15.25%) Architect
2 100 (12.50%) Developer
3 89 (11.13%) Analyst
4 64 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 59 (7.38%) Business Analyst
6 45 (5.63%) Data Architect
7 40 (5.00%) Designer
8 37 (4.63%) Consultant
9 31 (3.88%) Technical Manager
9 31 (3.88%) Telecoms Manager
10 30 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (3.50%) Technical Project Manager
12 26 (3.25%) Network Engineer
13 23 (2.88%) Senior Developer
14 20 (2.50%) Design Engineer
14 20 (2.50%) Java Developer
14 20 (2.50%) Lead Architect
14 20 (2.50%) Security Engineer
14 20 (2.50%) Telecoms Engineer
15 18 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.00%) Node.js
2 31 (3.88%) Web Services
3 28 (3.50%) HTML
4 26 (3.25%) React
5 24 (3.00%) CSS
6 19 (2.38%) OAuth
7 18 (2.25%) REST
7 18 (2.25%) RESTful
8 16 (2.00%) AngularJS
9 15 (1.88%) Kafka
10 13 (1.63%) OAuth2
11 10 (1.25%) JSON
11 10 (1.25%) Redux
11 10 (1.25%) SOAP
11 10 (1.25%) Spring
12 9 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (1.13%) Spring Boot
12 9 (1.13%) XML
13 8 (1.00%) HTML5
14 7 (0.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.75%) User Experience
2 34 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 31 (3.88%) PMI
4 28 (3.50%) Data Centre
5 24 (3.00%) Virtual Team
6 17 (2.13%) Fibre Optics
7 14 (1.75%) CCTV
7 14 (1.75%) Private Cloud
7 14 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.50%) PKI
9 12 (1.50%) Reference Data
9 12 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.13%) CMDB
10 9 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.13%) SCADA
11 8 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.88%) Internet of Things
13 6 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.25%) Linux
2 43 (5.38%) Windows
3 26 (3.25%) Unix
4 21 (2.63%) Android
5 17 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.88%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.50%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.63%) Debian
11 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.25%) Android TV
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.13%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (22.25%) Business Intelligence
3 174 (21.75%) Programme Management
4 169 (21.13%) Digital Marketing
5 131 (16.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 97 (12.13%) Project Delivery
7 78 (9.75%) SDLC
8 58 (7.25%) DevOps
9 56 (7.00%) Migration
10 55 (6.88%) Data Modelling
11 53 (6.63%) Project Management
11 53 (6.63%) Scrum
11 53 (6.63%) Test Automation
12 44 (5.50%) Cybersecurity
13 42 (5.25%) PRINCE2
14 40 (5.00%) Analytics
14 40 (5.00%) Data Architecture
15 37 (4.63%) Software Engineering
16 33 (4.13%) Service Design
17 32 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 81 (10.13%) C
2 67 (8.38%) SQL
3 57 (7.13%) Java
4 45 (5.63%) JavaScript
4 45 (5.63%) Python
5 21 (2.63%) TypeScript
6 12 (1.50%) Ruby
6 12 (1.50%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.38%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.25%) Go
8 10 (1.25%) Kotlin
9 9 (1.13%) C#
10 8 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.88%) Apex Code
11 7 (0.88%) C++
11 7 (0.88%) PHP
12 6 (0.75%) R
13 5 (0.63%) Scala
14 4 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 56 (7.00%) Degree
2 48 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 33 (4.13%) PMI Certification
6 27 (3.38%) CCNA
6 27 (3.38%) CCNP
7 11 (1.38%) AWS Certification
8 8 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.63%) ACCA
11 5 (0.63%) CCIE
11 5 (0.63%) CIMA
11 5 (0.63%) CISSP
12 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.50%) PMP
12 4 (0.50%) SANS
13 3 (0.38%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.50%) PMBOK
2 26 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.00%) Accessibility
3 16 (2.00%) PMO
4 15 (1.88%) QA
5 13 (1.63%) SLA
6 5 (0.63%) NCSC
6 5 (0.63%) WCAG
7 3 (0.38%) COBIT
7 3 (0.38%) GDPR
7 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.13%) COSO
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) GRC
8 1 (0.13%) NIST
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 38 (4.75%) Docker
2 25 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.00%) vCloud
4 12 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (6.75%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.00%) Terraform
3 29 (3.63%) Ansible
4 18 (2.25%) Grafana
4 18 (2.25%) Prometheus
4 18 (2.25%) SCCM
5 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.88%) Puppet
7 6 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.75%) Kibana
7 6 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.63%) Consul
8 5 (0.63%) Fluentd
8 5 (0.63%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.63%) Nagios
9 3 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.38%) Istio
9 3 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 180 (22.50%) SAP
2 80 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 53 (6.63%) Cisco
4 41 (5.13%) Oracle
5 35 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
6 30 (3.75%) VMware
7 26 (3.25%) ServiceNow
8 22 (2.75%) Google
8 22 (2.75%) Sparx
9 18 (2.25%) Remedy
10 16 (2.00%) CA
11 14 (1.75%) Informatica
12 13 (1.63%) BT
12 13 (1.63%) Juniper
13 11 (1.38%) Nokia
14 10 (1.25%) Ericsson
14 10 (1.25%) Openreach
14 10 (1.25%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.13%) Cadence
15 9 (1.13%) NEC