Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 133 119 119
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 +56
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 844 641 386
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.13% 2.33% 2.20%
As % of the General category 3.47% 4.05% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 454 225
10th Percentile £350 £313 £257
25th Percentile £425 £394 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £638 £588
90th Percentile £725 £721 £638
England median daily rate £500 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
10th Percentile £25.50 £17.35 £25.70
25th Percentile £26.75 £26.13 £36.50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.60% -17.20% +195.24%
75th Percentile £41.75 £53.47 £50.88
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.21 £53.35
England median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +12.73% +41.03% -12.36%

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 24,289 15,841 10,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 61.33% 57.67% 57.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,679 11,191 7,165
10th Percentile £388 £350 £320
25th Percentile £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £586 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £730 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 174 150
10th Percentile £18.14 £14.83 £14.34
25th Percentile £25.68 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate £35.75 £29.00 £26.47
Median % change year-on-year +23.28% +9.56% +26.05%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.06 £42.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.00 £55.10
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -37 55 £550 +12.82% 25
West London +18 38 £450 -8.32% 18
North London -2 4 £288 -25.81% 1
South London - 2 £270 - 6
East London - 2 £475 - 15
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 254 (30.09%) Finance
2 188 (22.27%) Agile
3 181 (21.45%) Marketing
4 178 (21.09%) SAP
5 175 (20.73%) Public Sector
6 173 (20.50%) Social Skills
7 172 (20.38%) Business Intelligence
8 171 (20.26%) Programme Management
9 163 (19.31%) Electronics
9 163 (19.31%) Manufacturing
10 158 (18.72%) Digital Marketing
11 124 (14.69%) Microsoft
12 95 (11.26%) AWS
13 94 (11.14%) Azure
14 85 (10.07%) JIRA
15 84 (9.95%) DevOps
16 80 (9.48%) Project Management
17 76 (9.00%) CI/CD
18 75 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
19 72 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
20 71 (8.41%) SQL
20 71 (8.41%) Linux
21 68 (8.06%) Python
21 68 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
21 68 (8.06%) GCP
22 62 (7.35%) Degree
23 60 (7.11%) Migration
24 57 (6.75%) Kubernetes
24 57 (6.75%) Analytics
25 56 (6.64%) Scrum

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 36 (4.27%) Confluence
2 29 (3.44%) OpenStack
3 19 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 14 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.54%) nginx
6 11 (1.30%) CMS
7 6 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.47%) Hyperledger
9 3 (0.36%) Apache
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.36%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.24%) Liferay
10 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.24%) SAS
11 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.36%) Sketch
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.12%) Houdini
8 1 (0.12%) Maya
8 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.59%) Fidessa
3 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 95 (11.26%) AWS
2 94 (11.14%) Azure
3 68 (8.06%) GCP
4 44 (5.21%) PaaS
5 32 (3.79%) SaaS
6 30 (3.55%) GitHub
7 24 (2.84%) Power Platform
8 23 (2.73%) IaaS
9 18 (2.13%) Microsoft 365
10 13 (1.54%) SAP Commerce Cloud
11 11 (1.30%) Azure DevOps
11 11 (1.30%) Figma
12 10 (1.18%) Google Analytics
13 9 (1.07%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (1.07%) Serverless
14 7 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.83%) GitHub Actions
14 7 (0.83%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.04%) Firewall
2 44 (5.21%) Broadband
3 36 (4.27%) 5G
4 30 (3.55%) DNS
4 30 (3.55%) WAN
5 29 (3.44%) Internet
6 28 (3.32%) 4G
7 27 (3.20%) Network Security
7 27 (3.20%) SSL
8 20 (2.37%) VoIP
8 20 (2.37%) VPN
9 19 (2.25%) LAN
9 19 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (2.13%) IPsec
11 17 (2.01%) 3G
12 15 (1.78%) MPLS
12 15 (1.78%) Wireless
13 14 (1.66%) SD-WAN
14 13 (1.54%) TCP/IP
15 12 (1.42%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (2.73%) Hadoop
3 21 (2.49%) Power BI
4 20 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.25%) Metadata
6 16 (1.90%) BigQuery
7 15 (1.78%) MySQL
8 13 (1.54%) Big Data
8 13 (1.54%) Couchbase
8 13 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.54%) Qlik Sense
9 11 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.18%) Metadata Repository
10 10 (1.18%) SQL Server
11 9 (1.07%) Data Lake
11 9 (1.07%) Looker
12 8 (0.95%) Pentaho
12 8 (0.95%) QlikView
12 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 85 (10.07%) JIRA
2 26 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.30%) CircleCI
4 11 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.71%) GitLab
6 5 (0.59%) Crucible
7 4 (0.47%) Storybook
8 2 (0.24%) ERwin
8 2 (0.24%) Subversion
8 2 (0.24%) Xcode
9 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.12%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.12%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.12%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.12%) Selenium
9 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
General
1 254 (30.09%) Finance
2 181 (21.45%) Marketing
3 175 (20.73%) Public Sector
4 173 (20.50%) Social Skills
5 163 (19.31%) Electronics
5 163 (19.31%) Manufacturing
6 68 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (4.74%) Retail
8 39 (4.62%) Presentation Skills
9 26 (3.08%) Games
10 20 (2.37%) Influencing Skills
11 18 (2.13%) Billing
12 15 (1.78%) Banking
13 13 (1.54%) Digital Economy
14 12 (1.42%) Legal
15 6 (0.71%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.71%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.59%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 106 (12.56%) Analyst
2 104 (12.32%) Project Manager
3 101 (11.97%) Architect
4 76 (9.00%) Developer
5 51 (6.04%) Business Analyst
6 40 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (4.15%) Designer
8 29 (3.44%) Network Engineer
9 28 (3.32%) Telecoms Manager
10 26 (3.08%) Security Engineer
11 25 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
11 25 (2.96%) Telecoms Analyst
12 23 (2.73%) Telecoms Business Analyst
12 23 (2.73%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 22 (2.61%) VMware Engineer
14 21 (2.49%) Data Analyst
14 21 (2.49%) Design Engineer
14 21 (2.49%) IT Manager
15 20 (2.37%) Consultant
15 20 (2.37%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.44%) OAuth
2 28 (3.32%) REST
3 24 (2.84%) Kafka
4 20 (2.37%) AngularJS
5 19 (2.25%) OAuth2
6 17 (2.01%) Node.js
7 15 (1.78%) gRPC
7 15 (1.78%) React
8 12 (1.42%) RESTful
9 11 (1.30%) GraphQL
9 11 (1.30%) HTML
9 11 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (1.18%) CSS
10 10 (1.18%) JWT
11 8 (0.95%) JSON
11 8 (0.95%) Spring
11 8 (0.95%) Spring Boot
12 7 (0.83%) .NET
12 7 (0.83%) SOAP
12 7 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.04%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.62%) User Experience
3 25 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.73%) Private Cloud
5 23 (2.73%) Virtual Team
6 21 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.78%) IoT
8 15 (1.78%) PKI
8 15 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.18%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.07%) FMCG
10 9 (1.07%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.95%) NHS
12 7 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.71%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.41%) Linux
2 34 (4.03%) Windows
3 27 (3.20%) Unix
4 11 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.30%) Debian
5 8 (0.95%) Android
6 7 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.47%) CentOS
8 4 (0.47%) VMS
8 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.24%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (22.27%) Agile
2 172 (20.38%) Business Intelligence
3 171 (20.26%) Programme Management
4 158 (18.72%) Digital Marketing
5 84 (9.95%) DevOps
6 80 (9.48%) Project Management
7 76 (9.00%) CI/CD
8 75 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
10 60 (7.11%) Migration
11 57 (6.75%) Analytics
12 56 (6.64%) Scrum
13 51 (6.04%) Project Delivery
14 50 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (5.81%) ITIL
15 49 (5.81%) Service Management
16 40 (4.74%) Data Analysis
17 36 (4.27%) Business Case
17 36 (4.27%) SDLC
18 35 (4.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.41%) SQL
2 68 (8.06%) Python
3 33 (3.91%) Java
4 23 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.13%) C
5 18 (2.13%) Go
6 17 (2.01%) TypeScript
7 12 (1.42%) C++
8 9 (1.07%) Bash
8 9 (1.07%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.07%) R
9 8 (0.95%) Kotlin
9 8 (0.95%) Perl
9 8 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.95%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.47%) C#
11 4 (0.47%) PHP
11 4 (0.47%) Ruby
12 2 (0.24%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 62 (7.35%) Degree
2 30 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (2.73%) PMP
5 22 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.13%) PMI Certification
7 17 (2.01%) CCNP
8 16 (1.90%) CCNA
9 13 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.42%) CISSP
11 9 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.95%) CISM
13 7 (0.83%) CCIE
13 7 (0.83%) MCSE
14 6 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.59%) CRISC
15 5 (0.59%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.49%) PMO
2 20 (2.37%) QA
3 17 (2.01%) SLA
4 14 (1.66%) GDPR
5 13 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.30%) Accessibility
7 9 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.95%) NIST
9 4 (0.47%) OASIS TOSCA
9 4 (0.47%) WCAG
10 3 (0.36%) COBIT
10 3 (0.36%) NCSC
10 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.24%) DICOM
11 2 (0.24%) HL7
11 2 (0.24%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.12%) GAAP
12 1 (0.12%) GRC
12 1 (0.12%) IFRS
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (5.57%) Docker
2 27 (3.20%) vCloud
3 16 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.07%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.59%) vSphere
9 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.36%) HDFS
9 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.24%) KVM
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.12%) Squid
11 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (6.75%) Kubernetes
2 48 (5.69%) Terraform
3 34 (4.03%) Ansible
4 18 (2.13%) Prometheus
5 16 (1.90%) Grafana
6 14 (1.66%) Consul
7 13 (1.54%) ZABBIX
8 12 (1.42%) HAProxy
9 11 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (1.18%) Fluentd
11 6 (0.71%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.47%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.47%) Puppet
12 4 (0.47%) Rancher
12 4 (0.47%) vRealize
13 3 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
13 3 (0.36%) CSIRT
13 3 (0.36%) Netcool
13 3 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 178 (21.09%) SAP
2 124 (14.69%) Microsoft
3 53 (6.28%) Cisco
4 41 (4.86%) VMware
5 34 (4.03%) Google
6 29 (3.44%) Adobe
6 29 (3.44%) ServiceNow
7 24 (2.84%) CA
8 23 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.61%) Oracle
9 22 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (2.37%) F5
11 15 (1.78%) Remedy
12 12 (1.42%) IBM
12 12 (1.42%) Informatica
13 11 (1.30%) BT
13 11 (1.30%) Juniper
13 11 (1.30%) Nokia
14 10 (1.18%) CyberArk
14 10 (1.18%) Sonatype