Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 133 173
Rank change year-on-year +36 +40 -38
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 552 485 707
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.56% 1.99% 1.66%
As % of the General category 5.43% 4.55% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 332 491
10th Percentile £315 £263 £238
25th Percentile £400 £355 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £585 £575
90th Percentile £738 £644 £675
England median daily rate £473 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.29% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
10th Percentile £20.80 £15.50 £14.40
25th Percentile £34.75 £22.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £53.75 £42.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.47% +165.63% -57.33%
75th Percentile £67.81 £50.63 £27.50
90th Percentile £75.13 £54.25 £34.10
England median hourly rate £30.70 £19.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +61.58% -5.91% -3.85%

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 10,165 10,661 19,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.14% 43.72% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,426 7,649 14,079
10th Percentile £350 £320 £325
25th Percentile £431 £419 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +0.48% - +4.90%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 137 186
10th Percentile £15.06 £12.44 £13.12
25th Percentile £21.00 £17.25 £17.13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.09 £21.34
Median % change year-on-year +9.61% +17.57% -3.00%
75th Percentile £44.75 £43.75 £36.67
90th Percentile £58.75 £58.10 £51.42
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.33%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 12 April 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
Central London +7 37 £500 +11.11% 25
West London +22 12 £513 +24.24% 17
East London +21 4 - - 12
North London +7 3 £375 -28.57% 1
South London +29 2 £340 -1.09%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 221 (40.04%) Finance
2 181 (32.79%) Marketing
3 176 (31.88%) Public Sector
4 174 (31.52%) Manufacturing
5 173 (31.34%) Business Intelligence
6 171 (30.98%) SAP
7 170 (30.80%) Electronics
7 170 (30.80%) Programme Management
8 167 (30.25%) Digital Marketing
9 107 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (11.59%) AWS
11 63 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
12 60 (10.87%) Azure
12 60 (10.87%) Microsoft
13 58 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 54 (9.78%) Java
15 53 (9.60%) Security Cleared
16 51 (9.24%) Data Modelling
17 50 (9.06%) Windows
18 49 (8.88%) Project Management
18 49 (8.88%) Python
19 45 (8.15%) Linux
20 44 (7.97%) Web Services
21 43 (7.79%) SQL
21 43 (7.79%) Analytics
22 42 (7.61%) Project Delivery
23 41 (7.43%) Data Architecture
24 39 (7.07%) DevOps
25 38 (6.88%) Remedy
26 37 (6.70%) Cisco

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 16 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.81%) Confluence
3 9 (1.63%) Mule
3 9 (1.63%) Red Hat Fuse
4 7 (1.27%) Apache
4 7 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.09%) CMS
6 5 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.54%) Camunda
8 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.91%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.72%) Figma
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (3.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) Unica
4 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 64 (11.59%) AWS
2 60 (10.87%) Azure
3 37 (6.70%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (5.62%) SaaS
5 22 (3.99%) Power Platform
6 21 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (3.80%) IaaS
7 14 (2.54%) GCP
8 12 (2.17%) PaaS
9 8 (1.45%) Stripe
10 7 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.09%) GitHub
12 5 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.72%) Boomi
13 4 (0.72%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.54%) Power Automate
14 3 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 2 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
15 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.62%) VoIP
2 30 (5.43%) Firewall
3 29 (5.25%) WAN
4 28 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (4.53%) TCP/IP
5 25 (4.53%) VPN
6 24 (4.35%) 5G
7 22 (3.99%) HTTP
8 20 (3.62%) Wireless
9 19 (3.44%) Internet
10 18 (3.26%) LAN
10 18 (3.26%) Network Security
11 17 (3.08%) Broadband
12 12 (2.17%) MPLS
13 11 (1.99%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.63%) 4G
14 9 (1.63%) BGP
14 9 (1.63%) GSM
14 9 (1.63%) IPv4
14 9 (1.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (2.72%) Big Data
3 14 (2.54%) Power BI
4 11 (1.99%) SQL Server
5 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.45%) Qlik Sense
7 7 (1.27%) Pentaho
7 7 (1.27%) QlikView
7 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.09%) MySQL
9 5 (0.91%) BigQuery
9 5 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.91%) Tableau
10 4 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.72%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.54%) QGIS
12 2 (0.36%) Flink
12 2 (0.36%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 24 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.99%) JIRA
3 10 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.45%) Subversion
5 7 (1.27%) GitLab
6 5 (0.91%) GDB
7 4 (0.72%) ERwin
7 4 (0.72%) Redmine
8 3 (0.54%) Maven
9 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.36%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.36%) ProC
9 2 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Gradle
10 1 (0.18%) sqlmap
10 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 221 (40.04%) Finance
2 181 (32.79%) Marketing
3 176 (31.88%) Public Sector
4 174 (31.52%) Manufacturing
5 170 (30.80%) Electronics
6 15 (2.72%) Billing
7 11 (1.99%) Legal
7 11 (1.99%) Retail
8 10 (1.81%) Publishing
9 7 (1.27%) Banking
10 4 (0.72%) Law
11 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) German Language
12 2 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (15.76%) Architect
2 83 (15.04%) Developer
3 50 (9.06%) Project Manager
4 44 (7.97%) Analyst
5 42 (7.61%) Consultant
6 30 (5.43%) Data Architect
7 29 (5.25%) Data Modeller
8 26 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 22 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.80%) Senior Developer
10 21 (3.80%) Telecoms Manager
11 18 (3.26%) Integration Developer
12 17 (3.08%) Network Engineer
13 15 (2.72%) Business Analyst
14 14 (2.54%) Office 365 Consultant
14 14 (2.54%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.54%) Telecoms Engineer
15 13 (2.36%) Design Engineer
15 13 (2.36%) Designer
15 13 (2.36%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.97%) Web Services
2 25 (4.53%) XML
3 24 (4.35%) JSON
4 23 (4.17%) SOAP
5 22 (3.99%) Middleware
6 21 (3.80%) Node.js
7 20 (3.62%) RESTful
8 18 (3.26%) REST
9 17 (3.08%) XSLT
10 15 (2.72%) React
11 14 (2.54%) CSS
12 12 (2.17%) HTML
13 10 (1.81%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.81%) Apache Camel
14 9 (1.63%) Flask
15 8 (1.45%) .NET
15 8 (1.45%) Django
15 8 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
15 8 (1.45%) Spring
16 5 (0.91%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.41%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.07%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.54%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.36%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.36%) Social Media
6 12 (2.17%) NHS
7 10 (1.81%) CESG
7 10 (1.81%) User Experience
8 9 (1.63%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.27%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.09%) CMDB
10 6 (1.09%) PMI
11 5 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.91%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (0.91%) SCADA
12 4 (0.72%) CCTV
12 4 (0.72%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.06%) Windows
2 45 (8.15%) Linux
3 26 (4.71%) Unix
4 14 (2.54%) Android
5 13 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 13 (2.36%) Windows 10
6 12 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (1.45%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.91%) OpenWrt
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.18%) AIX
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (31.34%) Business Intelligence
2 170 (30.80%) Programme Management
3 167 (30.25%) Digital Marketing
4 107 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (9.24%) Data Modelling
7 49 (8.88%) Project Management
8 43 (7.79%) Analytics
9 42 (7.61%) Project Delivery
10 41 (7.43%) Data Architecture
11 39 (7.07%) DevOps
12 37 (6.70%) Data Analysis
12 37 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (6.52%) Software Engineering
14 34 (6.16%) Data Governance
15 33 (5.98%) Migration
16 32 (5.80%) Strategic Thinking
16 32 (5.80%) TDD
17 31 (5.62%) Cybersecurity
17 31 (5.62%) Metadata Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (9.78%) Java
2 49 (8.88%) Python
3 43 (7.79%) SQL
4 27 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 20 (3.62%) C
6 17 (3.08%) XPath
7 11 (1.99%) Ruby
8 8 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.09%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.91%) Ada
11 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.72%) Go
12 4 (0.72%) Perl
12 4 (0.72%) PHP
12 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.54%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.54%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.36%) R
14 2 (0.36%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 53 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.35%) Degree
4 13 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.81%) CCNP
6 9 (1.63%) CCIE
6 9 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.45%) PMP
8 6 (1.09%) CCNA
9 5 (0.91%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.91%) CCDP
9 5 (0.91%) CREST Certified
9 5 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.72%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.72%) HND
11 3 (0.54%) CCDA
11 3 (0.54%) CISSP
11 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.80%) SLA
2 12 (2.17%) QA
3 11 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.09%) PMO
5 5 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.91%) JTAG
5 5 (0.91%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.72%) GDPR
6 4 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.72%) NIST
7 3 (0.54%) GRC
7 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.36%) Dublin Core
8 2 (0.36%) HL7
8 2 (0.36%) NCSC
8 2 (0.36%) Section 508
8 2 (0.36%) SOC 2
8 2 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.62%) Docker
3 10 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.09%) Terminal Server
5 5 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.36%) KVM
7 2 (0.36%) LXC
7 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.36%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.80%) Terraform
3 16 (2.90%) Ansible
4 15 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (1.81%) SCCM
6 9 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.09%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.09%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.91%) Grafana
9 3 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.54%) Puppet
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.36%) Cloudify
10 2 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.36%) Kibana
10 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.36%) Rancher
10 2 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 171 (30.98%) SAP
2 60 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.88%) Remedy
4 37 (6.70%) Cisco
5 20 (3.62%) Oracle
6 18 (3.26%) Sparx
7 16 (2.90%) VMware
8 13 (2.36%) Google
8 13 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.81%) BT
9 10 (1.81%) F5
9 10 (1.81%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.63%) Nokia
10 9 (1.63%) Samsung
11 8 (1.45%) Adyen
11 8 (1.45%) Informatica
12 7 (1.27%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.27%) Juniper
12 7 (1.27%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.27%) SolarWinds