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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 92 91
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 442 573 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.24% 2.54% 2.40%
As % of the General category 5.01% 5.69% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 352 326
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 6
Median hourly rate £12.37 £31.77 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.06% -31.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £9.50 £20.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £55.00 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -70.45% +69.23%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8822 10072 9886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 44.77% 44.64% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6180 7351 6988
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 108 112
Median hourly rate £21.25 £22.31 £19.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +17.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £53.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in London

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 52 £438 -2.77% 25
Hammersmith +3 12 £400 -5.88%
Hounslow -1 6 - -
Uxbridge +6 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Feltham +5 3 £425 -33.92%
Croydon +3 3 £425 - 6
Hayes 0 3 £318 -43.30%
Chiswick - 2 £185 -
Westminster +5 1 £425 -
Greenwich - 1 - - 1
Hillingdon - 1 £315 -
Paddington - 1 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 332 (38.25%) Finance
2 222 (25.58%) Marketing
3 221 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (22.12%) Business Intelligence
5 180 (20.74%) Programme Management
6 175 (20.16%) SAP
7 172 (19.82%) Manufacturing
8 168 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
9 166 (19.12%) Electronics
10 163 (18.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 115 (13.25%) Java
12 86 (9.91%) Degree
13 84 (9.68%) Banking
14 82 (9.45%) Project Management
15 79 (9.10%) Python
15 79 (9.10%) TDD
15 79 (9.10%) Security Cleared
16 78 (8.99%) JavaScript
17 72 (8.29%) HTML
17 72 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
18 70 (8.06%) Linux
19 68 (7.83%) SC Cleared
20 67 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 66 (7.60%) CSS
21 66 (7.60%) DevOps
22 63 (7.26%) Microsoft
23 62 (7.14%) Oracle
23 62 (7.14%) SQL
24 57 (6.57%) ITIL
24 57 (6.57%) Web Services

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 26 (3.00%) Apache Spark
2 25 (2.88%) Apache
3 23 (2.65%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (2.42%) Mule
6 19 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.27%) CMS
7 11 (1.27%) SAS
8 10 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.04%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.81%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.69%) Commerce Server
13 5 (0.58%) nginx
13 5 (0.58%) Smallworld
14 4 (0.46%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.46%) IIS
15 3 (0.35%) Confluence
15 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 37 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.80%) MS Office
3 24 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.50%) Photoshop
6 12 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.69%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.46%) MS Project
11 3 (0.35%) InVision
11 3 (0.35%) SPSS
12 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 163 (18.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.12%) Eikon
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.12%) Unica
4 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.88%) PaaS
4 17 (1.96%) IaaS
5 14 (1.61%) GitHub
6 12 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.27%) SaaS
8 6 (0.69%) Office 365
9 5 (0.58%) Datadog
10 4 (0.46%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.35%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.35%) Heroku
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.12%) AdWords
13 1 (0.12%) CloudSense
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.72%) VoIP
2 34 (3.92%) Internet
2 34 (3.92%) WAN
3 33 (3.80%) Firewall
4 27 (3.11%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.88%) LAN
6 24 (2.76%) Network Security
7 23 (2.65%) HTTP
8 22 (2.53%) Broadband
8 22 (2.53%) MPLS
8 22 (2.53%) VPN
9 19 (2.19%) DNS
10 17 (1.96%) IP Telephony
11 14 (1.61%) SMTP
11 14 (1.61%) SNMP
12 13 (1.50%) BGP
13 11 (1.27%) 4G
13 11 (1.27%) DHCP
13 11 (1.27%) PBX
14 10 (1.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.38%) MySQL
2 35 (4.03%) Big Data
3 34 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 26 (3.00%) Hadoop
4 26 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 21 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.07%) SQL Server
7 14 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.50%) Apache Hive
9 11 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.92%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.92%) MariaDB
11 7 (0.81%) Couchbase
11 7 (0.81%) GIS
12 6 (0.69%) QlikView
13 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.58%) Redis
13 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.49%) Maven
3 31 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.38%) JIRA
5 11 (1.27%) Subversion
6 10 (1.15%) Selenium
7 7 (0.81%) JUnit
8 6 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (0.69%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.58%) Ant
9 5 (0.58%) Bazaar
9 5 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.58%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.58%) Mockito
9 5 (0.58%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.58%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.46%) Grunt
10 4 (0.46%) Hudson
10 4 (0.46%) Jasmine
General
1 332 (38.25%) Finance
2 222 (25.58%) Marketing
3 172 (19.82%) Manufacturing
4 166 (19.12%) Electronics
5 84 (9.68%) Banking
6 49 (5.65%) Retail
7 28 (3.23%) Games
8 24 (2.76%) Advertising
8 24 (2.76%) Investment Banking
9 20 (2.30%) Billing
10 12 (1.38%) French Language
11 10 (1.15%) Back Office
12 8 (0.92%) Legal
13 7 (0.81%) Front Office
14 5 (0.58%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.46%) Law
15 4 (0.46%) Military
15 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.35%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 167 (19.24%) Developer
2 99 (11.41%) Analyst
3 71 (8.18%) Architect
4 57 (6.57%) Project Manager
5 53 (6.11%) Consultant
6 48 (5.53%) Business Analyst
7 43 (4.95%) Java Developer
8 35 (4.03%) Designer
9 27 (3.11%) Telecoms Manager
10 23 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 21 (2.42%) Senior Developer
12 20 (2.30%) Network Engineer
13 18 (2.07%) Administrator
13 18 (2.07%) Agile Developer
13 18 (2.07%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (2.07%) Infrastructure Manager
13 18 (2.07%) SOA Developer
14 17 (1.96%) Data Architect
14 17 (1.96%) Programme Manager
15 16 (1.84%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (8.29%) HTML
2 66 (7.60%) CSS
3 57 (6.57%) Web Services
4 51 (5.88%) JSON
5 43 (4.95%) AngularJS
6 40 (4.61%) XML
7 35 (4.03%) Middleware
8 33 (3.80%) REST
9 31 (3.57%) RESTful
9 31 (3.57%) SOAP
10 30 (3.46%) HTML5
11 28 (3.23%) Node.js
11 28 (3.23%) Swagger
12 27 (3.11%) XSLT
13 26 (3.00%) .NET
13 26 (3.00%) WireMock
14 22 (2.53%) Apache Camel
15 19 (2.19%) React
16 16 (1.84%) CSS3
16 16 (1.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.53%) Data Centre
3 39 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 31 (3.57%) User Experience
5 20 (2.30%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.84%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.61%) Digital Media
8 14 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.38%) Spread Betting
10 9 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (1.04%) Interactive TV
10 9 (1.04%) PMI
11 8 (0.92%) IPTV
12 7 (0.81%) Over-the-Top Content
12 7 (0.81%) Social Media
12 7 (0.81%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.69%) CMDB
13 6 (0.69%) Equities
13 6 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.06%) Linux
2 36 (4.15%) Windows
3 25 (2.88%) Unix
4 16 (1.84%) CentOS
5 14 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.27%) Android
7 8 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.69%) Debian
8 6 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.58%) Solaris
9 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.35%) AIX
10 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (25.46%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (22.12%) Business Intelligence
3 180 (20.74%) Programme Management
4 168 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
5 82 (9.45%) Project Management
6 79 (9.10%) TDD
7 67 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (7.60%) DevOps
9 57 (6.57%) ITIL
9 57 (6.57%) Scrum
10 52 (5.99%) Analytics
11 42 (4.84%) Migration
12 41 (4.72%) E-Commerce
13 37 (4.26%) PRINCE2
14 35 (4.03%) SOA
15 34 (3.92%) CRM
16 32 (3.69%) Configuration Management
17 31 (3.57%) Front End Development
18 29 (3.34%) Microservices
19 26 (3.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 115 (13.25%) Java
2 79 (9.10%) Python
3 78 (8.99%) JavaScript
4 62 (7.14%) SQL
5 27 (3.11%) Ruby
6 26 (3.00%) XPath
7 22 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.53%) C#
8 19 (2.19%) Scala
9 18 (2.07%) C
9 18 (2.07%) C++
9 18 (2.07%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.61%) Perl
10 14 (1.61%) PHP
11 8 (0.92%) Go
11 8 (0.92%) R
12 7 (0.81%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.69%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.35%) COBOL
14 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (9.91%) Degree
2 79 (9.10%) Security Cleared
3 68 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.96%) CISSP
6 16 (1.84%) CCNP
7 15 (1.73%) ISSAP
7 15 (1.73%) PMI Certification
8 12 (1.38%) PMP
9 10 (1.15%) CCNA
10 9 (1.04%) CCIE
11 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.58%) ISEB
15 4 (0.46%) CCDA
15 4 (0.46%) CCSA
15 4 (0.46%) JNCIE
15 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.30%) QA
2 18 (2.07%) SLA
3 9 (1.04%) PMO
4 8 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.58%) GDPR
8 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.35%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.23%) Basel III
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.23%) MiFID
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 22 (2.53%) Docker
2 18 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.81%) KVM
5 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.58%) Postfix
7 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.35%) XenServer
9 2 (0.23%) HDFS
9 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.23%) vSphere
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.12%) Firmware
10 1 (0.12%) NFS
10 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.12%) vCloud
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (2.65%) Ansible
2 19 (2.19%) Puppet
3 18 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.15%) Terraform
6 7 (0.81%) vRealize
7 6 (0.69%) Salt
8 5 (0.58%) Kibana
8 5 (0.58%) logstash
8 5 (0.58%) QRadar
9 4 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.46%) Galera Cluster
9 4 (0.46%) Rancher
9 4 (0.46%) SCCM
10 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.23%) Nagios
11 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 175 (20.16%) SAP
2 63 (7.26%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.14%) Oracle
4 51 (5.88%) Cisco
5 27 (3.11%) VMware
6 21 (2.42%) WSO2
7 17 (1.96%) SaltStack
8 15 (1.73%) Huawei
8 15 (1.73%) IBM
9 14 (1.61%) Adobe
9 14 (1.61%) Avaya
9 14 (1.61%) Google
10 13 (1.50%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.27%) Citrix
11 11 (1.27%) Nortel
12 10 (1.15%) Juniper
13 9 (1.04%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.04%) Splunk
14 8 (0.92%) ServiceNow
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