Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 152 116
Rank change year-on-year -15 -36 -20
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 677 853 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.64% 1.84% 2.27%
As % of the General category 3.86% 4.12% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 577 642
London median daily rate £463 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £257
90th Percentile £656 £640 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 24
London median hourly rate £15.75 £43.00 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.37% +188.01% -64.87%
10th Percentile £15.03 £13.78 £11.33
90th Percentile £16.88 £77.85 £35.55
England median hourly rate £23.93 £22.00 £13.86
% change year-on-year +8.75% +58.73% -38.40%

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 17,532 20,712 19,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.55% 44.66% 45.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,190 14,887 13,702
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 220 196
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £13.53 £14.48 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £31.67 £26.98 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.39% +7.92% -

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 15 July 2019.

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
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 15 July 2019. 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 +12 118 £425 -10.53% 47
West London -31 39 £450 -4.76% 39
East London +14 24 £600 +17.07% 25
South London +18 19 £513 -6.82% 8
North London -5 3 £319 -49.00% 5
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 252 (37.22%) Finance
2 163 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (22.60%) Marketing
4 148 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
5 140 (20.68%) Manufacturing
6 133 (19.65%) Programme Management
7 127 (18.76%) SAP
8 124 (18.32%) Electronics
9 121 (17.87%) Digital Marketing
10 85 (12.56%) Project Management
11 75 (11.08%) Security Cleared
12 72 (10.64%) Cisco
13 70 (10.34%) Windows
14 69 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (10.19%) SC Cleared
15 68 (10.04%) Microsoft
15 68 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
16 61 (9.01%) Java
17 57 (8.42%) Retail
18 54 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
19 53 (7.83%) Degree
19 53 (7.83%) Linux
20 52 (7.68%) Migration
21 50 (7.39%) SQL
21 50 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
22 49 (7.24%) WAN
23 47 (6.94%) Firewall
23 47 (6.94%) Data Centre
24 46 (6.79%) DevOps
25 45 (6.65%) TDD

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 (2.66%) OpenStack
2 14 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.77%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.89%) Apache
6 6 (0.89%) Confluence
6 6 (0.89%) SAS
7 4 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.44%) CMS
8 3 (0.44%) Mule
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.30%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 39 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.03%) Sketch
6 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.30%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.30%) Shockwave
7 2 (0.30%) Snagit
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
1 1 (0.15%) Primavera
1 1 (0.15%) Relativity
1 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 54 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 31 (4.58%) Office 365
4 29 (4.28%) SaaS
5 10 (1.48%) PaaS
5 10 (1.48%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.89%) Force.com
7 6 (0.89%) IaaS
8 4 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.59%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.59%) Serverless
8 4 (0.59%) Slack
8 4 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.24%) WAN
2 47 (6.94%) Firewall
3 44 (6.50%) VPN
4 40 (5.91%) MPLS
5 37 (5.47%) Internet
6 35 (5.17%) Ethernet
7 32 (4.73%) LAN
8 27 (3.99%) BGP
9 25 (3.69%) Wireless
10 21 (3.10%) OSPF
11 20 (2.95%) TCP/IP
12 18 (2.66%) DNS
12 18 (2.66%) DWDM
13 17 (2.51%) Skype
13 17 (2.51%) VoIP
14 16 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (2.22%) DHCP
15 15 (2.22%) Network Security
16 13 (1.92%) 4G
17 11 (1.62%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.58%) Big Data
2 14 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.48%) Power BI
4 9 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.03%) BigQuery
6 6 (0.89%) Data Mining
6 6 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.74%) Apache Hive
7 5 (0.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.59%) Couchbase
8 4 (0.59%) Essbase
8 4 (0.59%) GIS
8 4 (0.59%) HBase
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.59%) QlikView
8 4 (0.59%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (5.02%) Git (software)
1 34 (5.02%) Jenkins
2 25 (3.69%) JIRA
3 9 (1.33%) Subversion
4 8 (1.18%) Selenium
5 6 (0.89%) Jasmine
5 6 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (0.89%) Maven
5 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.59%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.59%) JUnit
8 3 (0.44%) Bower
8 3 (0.44%) Hudson
8 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.30%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.30%) gulp
9 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.30%) webpack
General
1 252 (37.22%) Finance
2 153 (22.60%) Marketing
3 140 (20.68%) Manufacturing
4 124 (18.32%) Electronics
5 57 (8.42%) Retail
6 35 (5.17%) Banking
7 24 (3.55%) Billing
8 22 (3.25%) Legal
9 12 (1.77%) Advertising
10 9 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.18%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.89%) Law
13 5 (0.74%) Games
14 4 (0.59%) French Language
15 3 (0.44%) German Language
15 3 (0.44%) Polish Language
15 3 (0.44%) Publishing
16 2 (0.30%) Automotive
16 2 (0.30%) Korean Language
16 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (12.11%) Developer
2 81 (11.96%) Analyst
3 72 (10.64%) Architect
4 54 (7.98%) Project Manager
5 49 (7.24%) Consultant
6 34 (5.02%) Network Engineer
7 33 (4.87%) Designer
7 33 (4.87%) Java Developer
8 25 (3.69%) Business Analyst
9 18 (2.66%) Senior Developer
9 18 (2.66%) Telecoms Manager
10 17 (2.51%) Delivery Manager
10 17 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.22%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (2.22%) Senior Manager
12 14 (2.07%) Cloud Architect
13 13 (1.92%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (1.92%) Senior DevOps
13 13 (1.92%) UX Designer
14 12 (1.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.91%) Web Services
2 26 (3.84%) Node.js
2 26 (3.84%) SOAP
3 25 (3.69%) REST
4 23 (3.40%) HTML
5 19 (2.81%) Elastic Stack
6 18 (2.66%) CSS
7 17 (2.51%) .NET
7 17 (2.51%) Middleware
7 17 (2.51%) RESTful
8 14 (2.07%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.62%) ActiveMQ
10 10 (1.48%) Visualforce
10 10 (1.48%) XML
11 9 (1.33%) CSS3
11 9 (1.33%) HTML5
12 8 (1.18%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.18%) JSON
12 8 (1.18%) Kafka
12 8 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 34 (5.02%) User Experience
4 23 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.92%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.92%) Social Media
7 13 (1.92%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.62%) Fibre Optics
8 11 (1.62%) NHS
8 11 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.18%) Blog
9 8 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.89%) PMI
11 5 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.74%) Replication
11 5 (0.74%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.34%) Windows
2 53 (7.83%) Linux
3 31 (4.58%) Windows 10
4 16 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.07%) Android
6 13 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.92%) Unix
7 11 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) Solaris
9 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.15%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
3 133 (19.65%) Programme Management
4 121 (17.87%) Digital Marketing
5 85 (12.56%) Project Management
6 69 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (7.68%) Migration
8 46 (6.79%) DevOps
9 45 (6.65%) Analytics
9 45 (6.65%) TDD
10 40 (5.91%) Scrum
10 40 (5.91%) Service Delivery
11 37 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (5.32%) ITIL
13 34 (5.02%) PRINCE2
14 31 (4.58%) Business Analysis
15 27 (3.99%) Network Design
16 25 (3.69%) Computer Science
16 25 (3.69%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.01%) Java
2 50 (7.39%) SQL
3 34 (5.02%) Python
4 31 (4.58%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.36%) C#
6 12 (1.77%) Perl
7 10 (1.48%) Apex Code
7 10 (1.48%) Ruby
8 9 (1.33%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.33%) Java 8
8 9 (1.33%) PHP
9 6 (0.89%) C
9 6 (0.89%) Go
9 6 (0.89%) SOQL
9 6 (0.89%) SOSL
10 5 (0.74%) Scala
11 4 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.59%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (11.08%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.19%) SC Cleared
3 53 (7.83%) Degree
4 50 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (5.02%) CCNP
6 31 (4.58%) CCIE
7 20 (2.95%) CCNA
8 16 (2.36%) PMP
9 13 (1.92%) BC Cleared
9 13 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.92%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.62%) CCDP
11 10 (1.48%) JNCIE
12 9 (1.33%) CCDA
12 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.03%) IIBA
14 7 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.89%) MCSE
16 5 (0.74%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.81%) SLA
2 14 (2.07%) QA
3 13 (1.92%) PMO
4 10 (1.48%) GDPR
5 6 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.30%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.30%) MiFID
7 2 (0.30%) NIST
7 2 (0.30%) RMADS
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.14%) Docker
3 17 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.89%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.59%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.59%) IAG
6 4 (0.59%) XenApp
7 3 (0.44%) HDFS
7 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (4.73%) Ansible
2 23 (3.40%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.25%) Terraform
4 17 (2.51%) SCCM
5 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 10 (1.48%) Puppet
7 8 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.74%) Kibana
8 5 (0.74%) logstash
8 5 (0.74%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.44%) Nagios
10 3 (0.44%) OpenView
10 3 (0.44%) RANCID
11 2 (0.30%) Amdocs OSS
11 2 (0.30%) Icinga
11 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 127 (18.76%) SAP
2 72 (10.64%) Cisco
3 68 (10.04%) Microsoft
4 38 (5.61%) Google
5 29 (4.28%) Oracle
5 29 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (3.84%) VMware
7 24 (3.55%) Juniper
8 16 (2.36%) Tableau
9 15 (2.22%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.62%) HP
12 10 (1.48%) Adobe
13 8 (1.18%) Citrix
13 8 (1.18%) F5
13 8 (1.18%) Fortinet
13 8 (1.18%) Nokia
13 8 (1.18%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.03%) BT
14 7 (1.03%) Hyperion