Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 116 118
Rank change year-on-year -59 +2 -28
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 760 1,008 993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.67% 2.31% 2.23%
As % of the General category 3.72% 4.97% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 666 692
London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 17
London median hourly rate £47.50 £21.83 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.62% +3.94% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.05 £14.56 £11.90
90th Percentile £115.00 £135.40 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +31.03% -3.33%

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 20,413 20,269 19,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.85% 46.36% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,642 14,620 14,112
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 168 207
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -7.79%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.94 £10.30
90th Percentile £55.81 £47.50 £56.87
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.62% -0.67%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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 -63 93 £475 -9.52% 49
West London +15 78 £475 +10.79% 34
South London -35 18 £575 +15.00% 4
East London -19 10 £513 - 13
North London +5 6 £625 +19.05% 8
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 241 (31.71%) Finance
2 205 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (18.95%) Marketing
4 139 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
5 131 (17.24%) Programme Management
6 128 (16.84%) Java
7 121 (15.92%) Manufacturing
8 116 (15.26%) SAP
9 109 (14.34%) Electronics
10 102 (13.42%) Digital Marketing
11 87 (11.45%) DevOps
12 83 (10.92%) TDD
13 82 (10.79%) Project Management
14 80 (10.53%) Python
15 79 (10.39%) Degree
16 78 (10.26%) Scrum
17 77 (10.13%) Microsoft
18 71 (9.34%) Retail
19 70 (9.21%) Security Cleared
20 68 (8.95%) Banking
20 68 (8.95%) Linux
21 67 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
22 66 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
23 61 (8.03%) SC Cleared
23 61 (8.03%) JavaScript
24 60 (7.89%) Cisco
24 60 (7.89%) Docker
25 59 (7.76%) SQL
25 59 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
26 58 (7.63%) Data Centre

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 (2.37%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.11%) Apache
3 10 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.18%) Confluence
4 9 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.92%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.79%) SAS
6 6 (0.79%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.53%) CMS
8 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.26%) Drupal
9 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.26%) Mule
9 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.66%) InVision
7 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.39%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
1 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.13%) Primavera
2 1 (0.13%) RMDS
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.76%) SaaS
4 20 (2.63%) Office 365
5 16 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (1.97%) GitHub
7 13 (1.71%) PaaS
8 12 (1.58%) IaaS
9 11 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.18%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.53%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.53%) Serverless
15 3 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
16 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.26%) npm
16 2 (0.26%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.58%) Firewall
2 49 (6.45%) WAN
3 48 (6.32%) LAN
4 46 (6.05%) VPN
5 34 (4.47%) Network Security
6 33 (4.34%) MPLS
7 29 (3.82%) Internet
7 29 (3.82%) TCP/IP
8 28 (3.68%) Wireless
9 25 (3.29%) DNS
10 22 (2.89%) OSPF
11 18 (2.37%) BGP
11 18 (2.37%) SSL
11 18 (2.37%) VoIP
12 17 (2.24%) DHCP
13 15 (1.97%) Broadband
13 15 (1.97%) WLAN
14 12 (1.58%) Ethernet
14 12 (1.58%) H.323
14 12 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.95%) Big Data
2 24 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 18 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (2.24%) MySQL
5 17 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.79%) Power BI
9 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.66%) QlikView
10 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.53%) BigQuery
11 4 (0.53%) Flink
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 33 (4.34%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.21%) Cucumber
3 24 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.16%) JIRA
4 13 (1.71%) Selenium
5 12 (1.58%) Maven
6 11 (1.45%) GoogleTest
7 10 (1.32%) JUnit
8 9 (1.18%) Mockito
9 6 (0.79%) GitLab
10 5 (0.66%) Appium
10 5 (0.66%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.66%) Subversion
11 4 (0.53%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.53%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.53%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.53%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.39%) Mocha
12 3 (0.39%) Spinnaker
General
1 241 (31.71%) Finance
2 144 (18.95%) Marketing
3 121 (15.92%) Manufacturing
4 109 (14.34%) Electronics
5 71 (9.34%) Retail
6 68 (8.95%) Banking
7 36 (4.74%) Legal
8 17 (2.24%) Billing
8 17 (2.24%) Games
9 12 (1.58%) Law
10 10 (1.32%) Advertising
11 8 (1.05%) Publishing
12 6 (0.79%) French Language
13 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.53%) Front Office
15 3 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.26%) Automotive
16 2 (0.26%) Avionics
16 2 (0.26%) Military
17 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 158 (20.79%) Developer
2 81 (10.66%) Analyst
3 73 (9.61%) Architect
4 67 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 55 (7.24%) Java Developer
6 43 (5.66%) Consultant
7 41 (5.39%) Senior Developer
8 30 (3.95%) Business Analyst
9 28 (3.68%) Network Engineer
10 23 (3.03%) Android Developer
11 18 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (2.37%) React Developer
12 17 (2.24%) Infrastructure Manager
12 17 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (1.97%) Agile Developer
13 15 (1.97%) Designer
13 15 (1.97%) IT Manager
13 15 (1.97%) Security Architect
13 15 (1.97%) Support Engineer
13 15 (1.97%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.16%) CSS
1 24 (3.16%) Redux
2 23 (3.03%) HTML
2 23 (3.03%) Web Services
3 22 (2.89%) React
4 20 (2.63%) Node.js
4 20 (2.63%) RESTful
5 19 (2.50%) Kafka
6 15 (1.97%) REST
7 14 (1.84%) Gherkin
7 14 (1.84%) XML
8 13 (1.71%) .NET
8 13 (1.71%) JSON
8 13 (1.71%) Spring
9 11 (1.45%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.45%) HTML5
10 10 (1.32%) OAuth
10 10 (1.32%) SAML
11 9 (1.18%) OpenID
12 8 (1.05%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.63%) Data Centre
3 43 (5.66%) Mobile App
4 30 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.82%) User Experience
6 27 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 25 (3.29%) Cloud Native
8 24 (3.16%) Data Structures
9 23 (3.03%) Algorithms
10 21 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (2.24%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.45%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 9 (1.18%) Digital Media
15 9 (1.18%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.18%) Video on Demand
16 8 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
17 7 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.95%) Linux
2 57 (7.50%) Windows
3 46 (6.05%) Android
4 34 (4.47%) Unix
5 25 (3.29%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.84%) CentOS
7 14 (1.84%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.45%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.26%) Solaris
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (18.29%) Business Intelligence
3 131 (17.24%) Programme Management
4 102 (13.42%) Digital Marketing
5 87 (11.45%) DevOps
6 83 (10.92%) TDD
7 82 (10.79%) Project Management
8 78 (10.26%) Scrum
9 59 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (7.37%) ITIL
10 56 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
11 50 (6.58%) Analytics
11 50 (6.58%) OO
12 46 (6.05%) BDD
13 36 (4.74%) Change Management
14 35 (4.61%) Coaching
15 34 (4.47%) Information Security
16 33 (4.34%) Migration
17 32 (4.21%) Test Automation
17 32 (4.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 128 (16.84%) Java
2 80 (10.53%) Python
3 61 (8.03%) JavaScript
4 59 (7.76%) SQL
5 36 (4.74%) C++
6 23 (3.03%) Java 8
7 22 (2.89%) C#
8 17 (2.24%) Scala
9 16 (2.11%) Apple Swift
10 15 (1.97%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.97%) Rust
10 15 (1.97%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.84%) PHP
12 7 (0.92%) R
12 7 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.79%) Ruby
14 5 (0.66%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.66%) Perl
14 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (10.39%) Degree
2 70 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 61 (8.03%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.24%) CCNP
7 15 (1.97%) CCIE
8 13 (1.71%) CCNA
9 10 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.18%) CISSP
10 9 (1.18%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.92%) CISM
11 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.92%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.66%) IIBA
12 5 (0.66%) MBA
12 5 (0.66%) PMP
12 5 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 4 (0.53%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.24%) SLA
2 15 (1.97%) PMO
3 13 (1.71%) QA
4 12 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.45%) HIPAA
5 11 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.18%) FedRAMP
6 9 (1.18%) GDPR
6 9 (1.18%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.66%) HL7
8 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.26%) FISMA
10 2 (0.26%) WCAG
11 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.13%) COBIT
11 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.13%) WAI
System Software
1 60 (7.89%) Docker
2 31 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.66%) vSphere
6 4 (0.53%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.39%) etcd
7 3 (0.39%) flannel
8 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.26%) HDFS
8 2 (0.26%) IAG
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.26%) Postfix
8 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 50 (6.58%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.76%) Ansible
3 20 (2.63%) Puppet
4 10 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.18%) CASB
6 8 (1.05%) Terraform
7 5 (0.66%) vRealize
8 4 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.39%) Kibana
9 3 (0.39%) Oozie
9 3 (0.39%) rkt
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.26%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.26%) Packer
10 2 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 116 (15.26%) SAP
2 77 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 60 (7.89%) Cisco
4 31 (4.08%) Google
5 30 (3.95%) VMware
6 25 (3.29%) Oracle
7 24 (3.16%) CheckPoint
8 20 (2.63%) Juniper
9 19 (2.50%) Tableau
10 17 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.45%) HP
12 10 (1.32%) Mitel
13 9 (1.18%) Blue Coat
13 9 (1.18%) F5
13 9 (1.18%) Okta
14 8 (1.05%) Adobe
14 8 (1.05%) Citrix
14 8 (1.05%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.79%) BT
15 6 (0.79%) Dell