Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 175 123
Rank change year-on-year +41 -52 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 705 741 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.98% 1.60% 2.27%
As % of the General category 4.53% 3.42% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 512 716
London median daily rate £425 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £260
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
England median daily rate £420 £443 £425
% change year-on-year -5.08% +4.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 15
London median hourly rate £40.00 £110.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +388.89% -23.73%
10th Percentile £16.05 £16.50 £18.58
90th Percentile £53.75 £115.00 £124.30
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +29.03%

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 15,549 21,645 23,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.65% 46.60% 49.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,942 15,371 16,717
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £315 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £495 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 252 231
London median hourly rate £22.93 £23.67 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +7.58% +9.25%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.44 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.38 £47.00
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.30
% change year-on-year -1.09% -1.33% +8.11%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 +84 137 £425 -12.82% 48
West London +33 67 £400 -8.57% 23
South London +25 13 £550 -2.87% 8
East London +28 10 £288 -31.14% 7
North London +1 3 £400 -36.00% 6
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 244 (34.61%) Finance
2 168 (23.83%) Public Sector
3 155 (21.99%) Manufacturing
3 155 (21.99%) Marketing
4 149 (21.13%) Business Intelligence
5 141 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 138 (19.57%) Electronics
7 135 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 134 (19.01%) SAP
9 133 (18.87%) Digital Marketing
10 96 (13.62%) Microsoft
11 88 (12.48%) Project Management
12 82 (11.63%) Windows
13 80 (11.35%) Cisco
14 76 (10.78%) Security Cleared
15 69 (9.79%) WAN
16 62 (8.79%) SC Cleared
17 61 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
18 59 (8.37%) Data Centre
19 57 (8.09%) LAN
19 57 (8.09%) Retail
20 56 (7.94%) Degree
21 54 (7.66%) Python
22 53 (7.52%) AWS
23 50 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
23 50 (7.09%) ITIL
23 50 (7.09%) Windows 10
24 49 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
25 48 (6.81%) SQL
26 46 (6.52%) VPN

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 19 (2.70%) Skype for Business
2 17 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.70%) Confluence
5 11 (1.56%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.28%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.85%) SAS
8 5 (0.71%) CMS
9 4 (0.57%) Apache
9 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.57%) JBoss
10 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 50 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.13%) Sketch
6 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.43%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.43%) InDesign
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.28%) RMDS
1 2 (0.28%) ScheduALL
2 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle AML
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Relativity
2 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.52%) AWS
2 46 (6.52%) Azure
3 44 (6.24%) Office 365
4 26 (3.69%) SaaS
5 22 (3.12%) GCP
6 11 (1.56%) Apigee
6 11 (1.56%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.28%) PaaS
9 8 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.13%) Serverless
10 7 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.85%) Force.com
11 6 (0.85%) IaaS
12 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.57%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.43%) npm
13 3 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.79%) WAN
2 57 (8.09%) LAN
3 46 (6.52%) VPN
4 45 (6.38%) MPLS
5 44 (6.24%) Ethernet
5 44 (6.24%) Firewall
6 33 (4.68%) Internet
6 33 (4.68%) TCP/IP
7 31 (4.40%) BGP
8 29 (4.11%) Wireless
9 27 (3.83%) 4G
10 25 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (3.40%) OSPF
12 22 (3.12%) Skype
13 21 (2.98%) DHCP
13 21 (2.98%) DNS
14 20 (2.84%) Broadband
15 17 (2.41%) EIGRP
15 17 (2.41%) Network Security
16 16 (2.27%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.25%) Big Data
2 16 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.56%) BigQuery
4 11 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.42%) Power BI
5 10 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.85%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.85%) MySQL
8 5 (0.71%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.43%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.43%) HBase
10 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.43%) QlikView
10 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (3.97%) JIRA
2 19 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.28%) Subversion
5 7 (0.99%) Hudson
6 6 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.71%) JUnit
7 5 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.57%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.57%) Moq
8 4 (0.57%) MSTest
9 3 (0.43%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.43%) Bower
9 3 (0.43%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (0.43%) kappa
9 3 (0.43%) Maven
10 2 (0.28%) Ant
10 2 (0.28%) git-flow
10 2 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 244 (34.61%) Finance
2 168 (23.83%) Public Sector
3 155 (21.99%) Manufacturing
3 155 (21.99%) Marketing
4 138 (19.57%) Electronics
5 57 (8.09%) Retail
6 27 (3.83%) Banking
7 23 (3.26%) Legal
8 19 (2.70%) Billing
9 10 (1.42%) Games
10 9 (1.28%) German Language
10 9 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.28%) Law
11 8 (1.13%) Publishing
12 7 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
13 6 (0.85%) French Language
13 6 (0.85%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.71%) Police
15 4 (0.57%) Back Office
15 4 (0.57%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (11.06%) Analyst
2 72 (10.21%) Architect
3 66 (9.36%) Consultant
4 64 (9.08%) Developer
5 52 (7.38%) Project Manager
6 36 (5.11%) Network Engineer
7 25 (3.55%) Designer
8 22 (3.12%) Support Engineer
9 18 (2.55%) Telecoms Architect
10 16 (2.27%) Business Analyst
10 16 (2.27%) Data Analyst
10 16 (2.27%) Desktop Support
11 15 (2.13%) Telecoms Manager
12 14 (1.99%) Data Engineer
12 14 (1.99%) SCCM Consultant
12 14 (1.99%) Windows Consultant
13 13 (1.84%) Enterprise Architect
13 13 (1.84%) Telecoms Engineer
14 12 (1.70%) Service Manager
14 12 (1.70%) Telecoms Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.97%) HTML
2 23 (3.26%) CSS
2 23 (3.26%) REST
3 20 (2.84%) Web Services
4 19 (2.70%) SOAP
5 15 (2.13%) RESTful
6 14 (1.99%) Node.js
7 12 (1.70%) .NET
8 11 (1.56%) HTML5
9 10 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (1.42%) Spring
10 9 (1.28%) jQuery
11 8 (1.13%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.13%) J2EE
11 8 (1.13%) OAuth
12 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.99%) CSS3
12 7 (0.99%) Hibernate
12 7 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (0.99%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (8.37%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.54%) User Experience
4 24 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.41%) Social Media
7 16 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.27%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.42%) Fibre Optics
9 10 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.28%) iPhone
11 8 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.13%) NHS
12 7 (0.99%) Frameworx
12 7 (0.99%) Internet of Things
12 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.71%) Blog
13 5 (0.71%) EPoS
13 5 (0.71%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 82 (11.63%) Windows
2 50 (7.09%) Windows 10
3 34 (4.82%) Linux
4 23 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.98%) Android
6 17 (2.41%) Unix
7 16 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.99%) Windows Server
9 9 (1.28%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.14%) AIX
15 1 (0.14%) Debian
15 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (21.13%) Business Intelligence
2 141 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 135 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (18.87%) Digital Marketing
5 88 (12.48%) Project Management
6 50 (7.09%) ITIL
7 49 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (5.96%) Risk Management
9 38 (5.39%) Migration
9 38 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (5.25%) Analytics
10 37 (5.25%) Change Management
10 37 (5.25%) Scrum
11 36 (5.11%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
13 34 (4.82%) Project Delivery
14 31 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (4.40%) Decision-Making
14 31 (4.40%) DevOps
15 29 (4.11%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 54 (7.66%) Python
2 48 (6.81%) SQL
3 40 (5.67%) Java
4 33 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.99%) C#
6 10 (1.42%) C
6 10 (1.42%) R
7 8 (1.13%) C++
7 8 (1.13%) PHP
7 8 (1.13%) Scala
8 7 (0.99%) Apex Code
8 7 (0.99%) Ruby
9 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.85%) SOQL
9 6 (0.85%) SOSL
10 5 (0.71%) Apple Swift
10 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.71%) Kotlin
10 5 (0.71%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 56 (7.94%) Degree
4 46 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (3.97%) CCNP
6 26 (3.69%) CCIE
7 19 (2.70%) CCNA
8 12 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.56%) JNCIE
10 10 (1.42%) PMI Certification
11 9 (1.28%) PMP
12 8 (1.13%) CCDP
12 8 (1.13%) JNCIP
13 7 (0.99%) CISSP
14 6 (0.85%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.85%) CCDA
14 6 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.85%) HNC
15 5 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.71%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.98%) QA
2 13 (1.84%) GDPR
3 10 (1.42%) PMO
4 8 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.99%) SLA
6 6 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.85%) WCAG
7 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.71%) NIST
8 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.28%) NCSC
10 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.14%) COBIT
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 44 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.13%) Docker
3 8 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.43%) HDFS
6 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.43%) vSphere
6 3 (0.43%) XenApp
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) KVM
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (3.40%) SCCM
2 17 (2.41%) AirWatch
3 15 (2.13%) Ansible
4 14 (1.99%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (1.84%) Terraform
6 7 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.57%) Puppet
7 4 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.57%) WSUS
8 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.43%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.28%) Consul
9 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.28%) logstash
9 2 (0.28%) Nagios
9 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 134 (19.01%) SAP
2 96 (13.62%) Microsoft
3 80 (11.35%) Cisco
4 30 (4.26%) Oracle
5 25 (3.55%) Google
6 19 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (2.13%) Juniper
7 15 (2.13%) Nokia
7 15 (2.13%) Tableau
8 14 (1.99%) BT
9 12 (1.70%) CheckPoint
10 11 (1.56%) Fortinet
11 10 (1.42%) Adobe
11 10 (1.42%) Huawei
11 10 (1.42%) VMware
12 9 (1.28%) F5
12 9 (1.28%) HP
13 8 (1.13%) Dell
13 8 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
14 7 (0.99%) Samsung