Period
to 19 January 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 January 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 131 175
Rank change year-on-year +24 +44 -49
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 429 601 745
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.43% 2.01% 1.69%
As % of the General category 5.13% 4.65% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 470 551
Median daily rate £525 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -12.82% +2.63%
10th Percentile £278 £230 £225
90th Percentile £788 £638 £665
England median daily rate £475 £410 £438
% change year-on-year +15.85% -6.29% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Median hourly rate £62.50 £42.50 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.06% +96.49% +3.00%
10th Percentile £57.90 £20.55 £13.70
90th Percentile £80.00 £53.75 £41.58
England median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +108.33% - -10.00%

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 8,363 12,911 20,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.43% 43.26% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,086 9,270 14,874
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £725 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 145 216
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.76% -3.23%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.00 £52.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate £25.02 £20.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +24.43% -1.90% -3.45%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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
West London +14 19 £452 +19.01% 5
Central London -3 17 £500 +17.65% 17
South London +40 5 £525 +44.83% 1
East London +27 4 - - 4
North London +9 1 £375 +8.70%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 191 (44.52%) Finance
2 153 (35.66%) Manufacturing
2 153 (35.66%) Public Sector
3 149 (34.73%) Marketing
4 148 (34.50%) Business Intelligence
5 146 (34.03%) Programme Management
6 143 (33.33%) SAP
7 142 (33.10%) Electronics
7 142 (33.10%) Digital Marketing
8 103 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (13.75%) Microsoft
10 57 (13.29%) Java
11 52 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
12 49 (11.42%) Security Cleared
13 46 (10.72%) AWS
14 44 (10.26%) Web Services
14 44 (10.26%) Windows
14 44 (10.26%) Project Management
15 42 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (9.79%) Azure
16 38 (8.86%) Data Modelling
16 38 (8.86%) SC Cleared
17 37 (8.62%) Analytics
18 34 (7.93%) SOA
18 34 (7.93%) Python
18 34 (7.93%) DevOps
19 32 (7.46%) Project Delivery
20 31 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
20 31 (7.23%) SOAP
20 31 (7.23%) Data Architecture

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 14 (3.26%) Mule
1 14 (3.26%) Red Hat Fuse
2 12 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.40%) Confluence
4 6 (1.40%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.93%) CMS
6 3 (0.70%) Apache
6 3 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.47%) Camunda
7 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.47%) IIS
7 2 (0.47%) JBoss
7 2 (0.47%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.47%) InVision
5 2 (0.47%) Sketch
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.47%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.23%) Figma
6 1 (0.23%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 18 (4.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.72%) AWS
2 42 (9.79%) Azure
3 24 (5.59%) Office 365
4 21 (4.90%) Power Platform
5 14 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.03%) SaaS
7 7 (1.63%) GCP
8 6 (1.40%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.17%) GitHub
10 3 (0.70%) Power Automate
10 3 (0.70%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon Neptune
11 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.47%) Route 53
11 2 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.76%) 5G
1 29 (6.76%) VoIP
2 26 (6.06%) Firewall
3 19 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (4.43%) Wireless
4 17 (3.96%) 2G
4 17 (3.96%) GSM
4 17 (3.96%) VPN
4 17 (3.96%) WAN
5 16 (3.73%) MVNO
6 14 (3.26%) Packet Switching
7 13 (3.03%) HTTP
7 13 (3.03%) Internet
7 13 (3.03%) LAN
7 13 (3.03%) Network Security
8 11 (2.56%) MPLS
9 10 (2.33%) Broadband
10 7 (1.63%) LTE
11 6 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.73%) Big Data
2 15 (3.50%) Power BI
3 14 (3.26%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.10%) Qlik Sense
6 8 (1.86%) Pentaho
6 8 (1.86%) QlikView
6 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.40%) MySQL
8 4 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.70%) QGIS
9 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.70%) Tableau
10 2 (0.47%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.47%) MS Access
10 2 (0.47%) Spark SQL
11 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.80%) JIRA
3 10 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.17%) GitLab
5 4 (0.93%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.93%) Redmine
6 3 (0.70%) Maven
7 2 (0.47%) ERwin
7 2 (0.47%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.23%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.23%) GDB
8 1 (0.23%) Gradle
8 1 (0.23%) gulp
8 1 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.23%) Protractor
8 1 (0.23%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 191 (44.52%) Finance
2 153 (35.66%) Manufacturing
2 153 (35.66%) Public Sector
3 149 (34.73%) Marketing
4 142 (33.10%) Electronics
5 14 (3.26%) Retail
6 12 (2.80%) Billing
7 9 (2.10%) Legal
8 7 (1.63%) Banking
8 7 (1.63%) French Language
9 5 (1.17%) Law
10 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.93%) German Language
10 4 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (0.93%) Publishing
11 3 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.47%) Back Office
12 2 (0.47%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 75 (17.48%) Developer
2 72 (16.78%) Architect
3 41 (9.56%) Analyst
4 35 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 34 (7.93%) Java Developer
6 27 (6.29%) Consultant
7 25 (5.83%) Integration Developer
8 24 (5.59%) Data Architect
9 21 (4.90%) Senior Developer
10 20 (4.66%) Data Modeller
11 19 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (4.43%) Technical Manager
12 18 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
13 17 (3.96%) Senior Integration Developer
14 16 (3.73%) Business Analyst
15 14 (3.26%) Technical Project Manager
16 13 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
17 12 (2.80%) Network Engineer
17 12 (2.80%) Telecoms Engineer
18 11 (2.56%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.26%) Web Services
2 31 (7.23%) SOAP
3 30 (6.99%) RESTful
4 28 (6.53%) Middleware
4 28 (6.53%) XML
5 25 (5.83%) XSLT
6 24 (5.59%) JSON
7 16 (3.73%) Node.js
8 15 (3.50%) Apache Camel
9 13 (3.03%) REST
10 12 (2.80%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.80%) HTML
11 11 (2.56%) CSS
12 8 (1.86%) Spring
13 7 (1.63%) .NET
13 7 (1.63%) React
14 6 (1.40%) Flask
14 6 (1.40%) Kafka
15 5 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
15 5 (1.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.50%) PMI
3 14 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.80%) NHS
5 9 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.86%) Reference Data
6 8 (1.86%) User Experience
7 7 (1.63%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.17%) SCADA
8 5 (1.17%) Social Media
9 4 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.70%) Frameworx
10 3 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.26%) Windows
2 24 (5.59%) Linux
3 17 (3.96%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.40%) Android
6 6 (1.40%) Unix
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (34.50%) Business Intelligence
2 146 (34.03%) Programme Management
3 142 (33.10%) Digital Marketing
4 103 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (10.26%) Project Management
6 42 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (8.86%) Data Modelling
8 37 (8.62%) Analytics
9 34 (7.93%) DevOps
9 34 (7.93%) SOA
10 32 (7.46%) Project Delivery
11 31 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
11 31 (7.23%) Data Architecture
11 31 (7.23%) TDD
12 30 (6.99%) Data Analysis
13 25 (5.83%) Microservices
14 23 (5.36%) Data Governance
14 23 (5.36%) ITIL
15 22 (5.13%) Metadata Management
15 22 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.29%) Java
2 34 (7.93%) Python
3 30 (6.99%) C
3 30 (6.99%) SQL
4 25 (5.83%) XPath
5 23 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.33%) Perl
7 8 (1.86%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.17%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.17%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.93%) Go
10 4 (0.93%) R
11 3 (0.70%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.70%) C#
11 3 (0.70%) PHP
12 2 (0.47%) Ruby
12 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.47%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 49 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.43%) Degree
4 18 (4.20%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.40%) CCIE
6 6 (1.40%) CCNP
7 5 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.93%) HND
8 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.93%) PMP
9 3 (0.70%) CCDP
9 3 (0.70%) CCNA
10 2 (0.47%) ACCA
10 2 (0.47%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.47%) CIMA
10 2 (0.47%) CISSP
10 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.26%) PMBOK
1 14 (3.26%) SLA
2 11 (2.56%) QA
3 10 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.93%) NIST
6 4 (0.93%) Section 508
6 4 (0.93%) WAI
7 2 (0.47%) Dublin Core
7 2 (0.47%) NCSC
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.23%) GDPR
8 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.23%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.66%) Docker
3 7 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.40%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.70%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.23%) KVM
7 1 (0.23%) LXC
7 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.43%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.73%) Terraform
3 15 (3.50%) SCCM
4 13 (3.03%) Ansible
5 8 (1.86%) AirWatch
6 7 (1.63%) Grafana
6 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.63%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.40%) Kibana
8 5 (1.17%) Consul
8 5 (1.17%) logstash
8 5 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.93%) Istio
9 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.93%) Puppet
9 4 (0.93%) Rancher
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 143 (33.33%) SAP
2 59 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.99%) Remedy
4 28 (6.53%) Cisco
5 25 (5.83%) Oracle
6 22 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (4.43%) Sparx
8 11 (2.56%) VMware
9 10 (2.33%) Informatica
9 10 (2.33%) WSO2
10 8 (1.86%) Google
10 8 (1.86%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.86%) Splunk
11 7 (1.63%) ArcSight
11 7 (1.63%) F5
12 6 (1.40%) BMC
12 6 (1.40%) Nokia
12 6 (1.40%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.40%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.17%) Red Hat