Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 154 174
Rank change year-on-year +49 +20 -56
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 321 693 765
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.41% 1.80% 1.67%
As % of the General category 4.84% 4.04% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 502 539
Median daily rate £450 £434 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -11.48% +3.16%
10th Percentile £243 £250 £269
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
England median daily rate £427 £421 £425
% change year-on-year +1.42% -0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 14
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -15.79% +117.62%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £14.05
90th Percentile £61.38 £53.25 £115.00
England median hourly rate £34.00 £23.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.54% +15.23% +5.26%

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 6,635 17,168 21,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.88% 44.62% 47.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,587 11,914 15,529
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £328 £325 £319
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 200 255
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -4.06% +4.70%
10th Percentile £16.45 £12.76 £13.31
90th Percentile £54.70 £52.50 £51.50
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +39.51% +2.27% -2.22%

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 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +52 23 £575 +35.29% 14
West London +24 22 £400 -5.88% 3
South London +44 6 £155 -71.82% 1
North London +16 3 £430 +34.90% 2
East London +43 2 £475 +49.61% 3
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 131 (40.81%) Finance
2 108 (33.64%) Public Sector
3 104 (32.40%) Marketing
4 101 (31.46%) Manufacturing
5 98 (30.53%) Programme Management
5 98 (30.53%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (29.91%) Electronics
7 95 (29.60%) SAP
8 93 (28.97%) Digital Marketing
9 77 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
10 41 (12.77%) Security Cleared
11 38 (11.84%) Microsoft
12 35 (10.90%) Python
12 35 (10.90%) SC Cleared
13 34 (10.59%) Azure
14 28 (8.72%) Analytics
14 28 (8.72%) DevOps
15 27 (8.41%) Windows
15 27 (8.41%) Project Management
15 27 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (7.79%) Migration
16 25 (7.79%) Java
16 25 (7.79%) JavaScript
17 24 (7.48%) AWS
18 23 (7.17%) Big Data
18 23 (7.17%) Project Delivery
19 21 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
19 21 (6.54%) Web Services
20 20 (6.23%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (2.80%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.56%) Confluence
4 5 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.93%) CMS
6 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.62%) IIS
7 2 (0.62%) Mule
7 2 (0.62%) nginx
7 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.93%) Sketch
6 2 (0.62%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.62%) InVision
6 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.62%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.31%) Figma
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.31%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.59%) Azure
2 24 (7.48%) AWS
3 19 (5.92%) GCP
4 17 (5.30%) Office 365
4 17 (5.30%) SaaS
5 10 (3.12%) PaaS
5 10 (3.12%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.80%) IaaS
7 6 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.93%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) Amazon Alexa
10 2 (0.62%) GitHub
10 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.31%) npm
11 1 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.23%) 5G
2 19 (5.92%) WAN
3 18 (5.61%) Firewall
3 18 (5.61%) LAN
4 16 (4.98%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (4.67%) Broadband
6 13 (4.05%) VoIP
7 11 (3.43%) DNS
8 9 (2.80%) Wireless
9 7 (2.18%) 2G
9 7 (2.18%) 4G
9 7 (2.18%) BGP
9 7 (2.18%) GSM
9 7 (2.18%) ISDN
9 7 (2.18%) MPLS
9 7 (2.18%) MVNO
9 7 (2.18%) VPN
10 6 (1.87%) Internet
10 6 (1.87%) Packet Switching
11 5 (1.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.17%) Big Data
2 13 (4.05%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.43%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.12%) Power BI
5 8 (2.49%) BigQuery
6 7 (2.18%) Presto
6 7 (2.18%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.87%) Redis
8 5 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.25%) MySQL
10 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.62%) Spark SQL
12 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.87%) JIRA
3 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.93%) GoCD
5 2 (0.62%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.62%) Mockito
5 2 (0.62%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.31%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.31%) GitLab
6 1 (0.31%) Gradle
6 1 (0.31%) Hudson
6 1 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (40.81%) Finance
2 108 (33.64%) Public Sector
3 104 (32.40%) Marketing
4 101 (31.46%) Manufacturing
5 96 (29.91%) Electronics
6 13 (4.05%) Retail
7 11 (3.43%) Legal
8 10 (3.12%) Billing
9 7 (2.18%) French Language
10 6 (1.87%) Law
10 6 (1.87%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (1.56%) German Language
11 5 (1.56%) Spanish Language
12 4 (1.25%) Banking
13 3 (0.93%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.93%) Local Government
14 2 (0.62%) Back Office
14 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (13.71%) Architect
2 42 (13.08%) Developer
3 25 (7.79%) Analyst
4 19 (5.92%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.67%) Designer
6 14 (4.36%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.36%) Telecoms Engineer
7 12 (3.74%) Consultant
8 11 (3.43%) Office 365 Engineer
8 11 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.43%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (3.12%) Data Engineer
10 9 (2.80%) Python Engineer
10 9 (2.80%) Technical Manager
11 8 (2.49%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.18%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (1.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 6 (1.87%) Senior Developer
13 6 (1.87%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.54%) Web Services
2 19 (5.92%) HTML
3 13 (4.05%) AngularJS
4 12 (3.74%) PySpark
4 12 (3.74%) SOAP
4 12 (3.74%) TensorFlow
5 11 (3.43%) REST
5 11 (3.43%) XML
6 10 (3.12%) Node.js
7 9 (2.80%) CSS
7 9 (2.80%) Kafka
8 8 (2.49%) .NET
8 8 (2.49%) scikit-learn
9 7 (2.18%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.18%) H2O
9 7 (2.18%) Velocity
10 6 (1.87%) HTML5
10 6 (1.87%) MSMQ
10 6 (1.87%) Visualforce
11 5 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.30%) NHS
3 16 (4.98%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.74%) Social Media
4 12 (3.74%) User Experience
5 11 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.49%) Fibre Optics
7 7 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.87%) CMDB
8 6 (1.87%) PMI
9 5 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.25%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.25%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.93%) PKI
12 2 (0.62%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.62%) CESG
12 2 (0.62%) Frameworx
12 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.41%) Windows
2 19 (5.92%) Linux
3 17 (5.30%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.56%) Android
5 5 (1.56%) Unix
6 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.93%) zOS
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (30.53%) Business Intelligence
1 98 (30.53%) Programme Management
2 93 (28.97%) Digital Marketing
3 77 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (8.72%) Analytics
4 28 (8.72%) DevOps
5 27 (8.41%) Project Management
5 27 (8.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (7.79%) Migration
7 23 (7.17%) Project Delivery
8 21 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (5.92%) Data Modelling
9 19 (5.92%) PRINCE2
10 17 (5.30%) Mobile Device Management
11 16 (4.98%) Microservices
12 14 (4.36%) Scrum
13 12 (3.74%) Machine Learning
14 11 (3.43%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.90%) Python
2 25 (7.79%) Java
2 25 (7.79%) JavaScript
3 17 (5.30%) SQL
4 15 (4.67%) C
5 11 (3.43%) Scala
6 9 (2.80%) Ruby
7 8 (2.49%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.87%) Apex Code
8 6 (1.87%) C#
9 5 (1.56%) Perl
10 4 (1.25%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.93%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.93%) Java 8
11 3 (0.93%) R
12 2 (0.62%) C++
12 2 (0.62%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.62%) PHP
12 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.05%) Degree
4 8 (2.49%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.25%) CCDP
6 4 (1.25%) CCIE
6 4 (1.25%) CISSP
6 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.93%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.93%) BICSI Certification
7 3 (0.93%) CCNA
7 3 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (0.93%) RIBA
8 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.62%) CCDE
8 2 (0.62%) CCNP
8 2 (0.62%) PMP
8 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.49%) GDPR
1 8 (2.49%) QA
2 6 (1.87%) PMBOK
2 6 (1.87%) SLA
3 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.93%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.93%) PMO
5 2 (0.62%) NCSC
5 2 (0.62%) NIST
5 2 (0.62%) Section 508
5 2 (0.62%) WAI
5 2 (0.62%) WCAG
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.31%) IFRS
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.31%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.05%) Docker
3 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.93%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.31%) KVM
5 1 (0.31%) LXC
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (6.23%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.12%) SCCM
3 10 (3.12%) Terraform
4 9 (2.80%) Ansible
5 7 (2.18%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.56%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.25%) Kibana
7 4 (1.25%) logstash
7 4 (1.25%) Rancher
8 3 (0.93%) OpenView
8 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.93%) Puppet
8 3 (0.93%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.62%) Grafana
10 1 (0.31%) Consul
10 1 (0.31%) Marathon
Vendors
1 95 (29.60%) SAP
2 38 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.61%) Cisco
4 15 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.12%) Oracle
5 10 (3.12%) Pega
6 9 (2.80%) Google
7 8 (2.49%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.87%) VMware
9 5 (1.56%) BT
9 5 (1.56%) Siemens
10 4 (1.25%) Adobe
10 4 (1.25%) Juniper
10 4 (1.25%) Openreach
10 4 (1.25%) Virgin Media
11 3 (0.93%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.93%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.93%) Genesys
11 3 (0.93%) Tableau
11 3 (0.93%) Thycotic