Period
to 21 January 2022

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 January 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 116 115 136
Rank change year-on-year -1 +21 +39
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 879 426 610
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.35% 2.42% 2.01%
As % of the General category 4.07% 4.22% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 290 437
10th Percentile £313 £278 £230
25th Percentile £438 £376 £341
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +23.53% -13.71%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £575
90th Percentile £738 £738 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £410
% change year-on-year - +15.85% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 13
10th Percentile £18.24 £57.68 £20.40
25th Percentile £26.25 £58.69 £27.00
Median hourly rate £37.50 £61.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -39.02% +44.71% +102.38%
75th Percentile £61.45 £67.81 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £75.13 £53.75
England median hourly rate £47.90 £31.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +52.06% +75.00% +2.86%

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 21,614 10,094 16,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.77% 57.27% 53.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,533 7,290 11,691
10th Percentile £375 £315 £300
25th Percentile £471 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.58% +1.46% -0.49%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 106 235
10th Percentile £16.32 £14.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £21.25 £16.56
Median hourly rate £35.08 £27.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +27.55% +31.83% +8.72%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.63 £29.98
90th Percentile £62.20 £59.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.70 £23.41 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.84% +25.17% +1.08%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -14 54 £525 +10.53% 47
West London +2 47 £595 +31.56% 14
North London +5 5 £158 -58.00% 2
East London -10 2 £318 - 9
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 312 (35.49%) Finance
2 254 (28.90%) Marketing
3 250 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
4 247 (28.10%) SAP
5 241 (27.42%) Electronics
6 240 (27.30%) Business Intelligence
7 239 (27.19%) Public Sector
8 238 (27.08%) Manufacturing
9 236 (26.85%) Programme Management
10 231 (26.28%) Digital Marketing
11 175 (19.91%) Social Skills
12 108 (12.29%) Microsoft
13 104 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 95 (10.81%) Azure
15 83 (9.44%) AWS
15 83 (9.44%) 5G
16 75 (8.53%) Test Automation
17 73 (8.30%) Project Delivery
18 65 (7.39%) SQL
19 64 (7.28%) Kubernetes
20 62 (7.05%) Cisco
20 62 (7.05%) Project Management
21 61 (6.94%) Data Modelling
22 60 (6.83%) Linux
22 60 (6.83%) User Experience
23 59 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
23 59 (6.71%) Python
24 58 (6.60%) SDLC
25 57 (6.48%) Degree
26 56 (6.37%) Analytical Skills

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 33 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.19%) OpenStack
3 16 (1.82%) CMS
4 10 (1.14%) nginx
5 8 (0.91%) Confluence
6 7 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.34%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.23%) Headless CMS
8 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.23%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.11%) Camunda
9 1 (0.11%) Mule
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.34%) Sketch
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.23%) InVision
7 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.46%) SAP ERP
1 4 (0.46%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.23%) BASE24
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.11%) HFM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.11%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 95 (10.81%) Azure
2 83 (9.44%) AWS
3 50 (5.69%) IaaS
4 46 (5.23%) PaaS
5 44 (5.01%) Microsoft 365
6 34 (3.87%) GCP
7 31 (3.53%) SaaS
8 19 (2.16%) Power Platform
9 17 (1.93%) GitHub
10 15 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (1.37%) Figma
12 11 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.25%) Serverless
13 10 (1.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 8 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.91%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
16 6 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 4 (0.46%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 83 (9.44%) 5G
2 55 (6.26%) 2G
3 54 (6.14%) MVNO
4 44 (5.01%) GSM
5 37 (4.21%) 4G
5 37 (4.21%) Firewall
6 35 (3.98%) VoIP
7 28 (3.19%) VPN
8 27 (3.07%) Broadband
8 27 (3.07%) Network Security
8 27 (3.07%) Packet Switching
9 25 (2.84%) SSL
10 24 (2.73%) LAN
11 23 (2.62%) Radio Access Network
12 20 (2.28%) Wireless
13 18 (2.05%) DNS
13 18 (2.05%) Ethernet
13 18 (2.05%) HTTP
13 18 (2.05%) IPsec
13 18 (2.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.23%) Metadata
2 39 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (3.19%) Metadata Repository
4 20 (2.28%) MongoDB
5 18 (2.05%) Power BI
6 16 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.71%) Qlik Sense
7 15 (1.71%) SQL Server
8 14 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (1.37%) MySQL
10 10 (1.14%) BigQuery
10 10 (1.14%) Couchbase
10 10 (1.14%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.14%) Pentaho
10 10 (1.14%) QlikView
10 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.80%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.80%) Redis
12 6 (0.68%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 29 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.19%) JIRA
3 24 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (1.02%) Subversion
6 4 (0.46%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.46%) CircleCI
6 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.46%) GitLab
6 4 (0.46%) JUnit
7 3 (0.34%) Cypress.io
7 3 (0.34%) git-flow
7 3 (0.34%) Jasmine
7 3 (0.34%) Locust
7 3 (0.34%) Maven
7 3 (0.34%) Mockito
7 3 (0.34%) Selenium
8 2 (0.23%) Gatling
8 2 (0.23%) JMeter
8 2 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 312 (35.49%) Finance
2 254 (28.90%) Marketing
3 241 (27.42%) Electronics
4 239 (27.19%) Public Sector
5 238 (27.08%) Manufacturing
6 175 (19.91%) Social Skills
7 56 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (3.75%) Presentation Skills
9 25 (2.84%) Games
10 23 (2.62%) Banking
11 20 (2.28%) Legal
12 19 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
13 17 (1.93%) Billing
13 17 (1.93%) Retail
14 14 (1.59%) Multimedia
15 12 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.80%) Law
17 6 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
18 5 (0.57%) Local Government
19 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 151 (17.18%) Architect
2 104 (11.83%) Analyst
3 100 (11.38%) Developer
4 66 (7.51%) Project Manager
5 52 (5.92%) Business Analyst
5 52 (5.92%) Designer
6 50 (5.69%) Data Architect
7 36 (4.10%) Telecoms Manager
8 35 (3.98%) Lead Architect
9 32 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
10 31 (3.53%) Consultant
10 31 (3.53%) Network Engineer
11 29 (3.30%) Design Engineer
11 29 (3.30%) Security Engineer
12 26 (2.96%) Data Modeller
13 24 (2.73%) Technical Manager
14 23 (2.62%) Senior Developer
15 22 (2.50%) Support Engineer
16 21 (2.39%) Data Analyst
16 21 (2.39%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.30%) OAuth
2 23 (2.62%) Node.js
2 23 (2.62%) REST
3 21 (2.39%) Web Services
4 20 (2.28%) HTML
5 19 (2.16%) OAuth2
6 18 (2.05%) AngularJS
6 18 (2.05%) React
7 17 (1.93%) CSS
8 16 (1.82%) Kafka
9 15 (1.71%) SOAP
10 14 (1.59%) RESTful
11 13 (1.48%) JSON
11 13 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
12 12 (1.37%) gRPC
13 10 (1.14%) Spring
13 10 (1.14%) XML
14 9 (1.02%) JWT
14 9 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (1.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.83%) User Experience
2 35 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.07%) PMI
4 27 (3.07%) Virtual Team
5 22 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 18 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.82%) PKI
8 13 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (1.48%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.37%) Fibre Optics
10 10 (1.14%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.91%) NHS
11 8 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.80%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.68%) CCTV
13 6 (0.68%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.46%) CMDB
14 4 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (6.83%) Linux
2 49 (5.57%) Windows
3 26 (2.96%) Unix
4 25 (2.84%) Windows 10
5 16 (1.82%) Mac OS
5 16 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 13 (1.48%) Android
6 13 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.02%) Debian
9 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (27.30%) Business Intelligence
3 236 (26.85%) Programme Management
4 231 (26.28%) Digital Marketing
5 104 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 75 (8.53%) Test Automation
7 73 (8.30%) Project Delivery
8 62 (7.05%) Project Management
9 61 (6.94%) Data Modelling
10 59 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
11 58 (6.60%) SDLC
12 56 (6.37%) DevOps
13 55 (6.26%) Analytics
14 54 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (5.80%) Scrum
16 50 (5.69%) CI/CD
16 50 (5.69%) Service Management
17 49 (5.57%) Data Analysis
18 44 (5.01%) Data Architecture
18 44 (5.01%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (7.39%) SQL
2 59 (6.71%) Python
3 54 (6.14%) C
4 51 (5.80%) Java
5 47 (5.35%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.39%) TypeScript
7 16 (1.82%) Ruby
8 14 (1.59%) Go
9 13 (1.48%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.14%) Bash
11 10 (1.14%) C#
12 7 (0.80%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.68%) Perl
13 6 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.68%) XPath
14 5 (0.57%) C++
15 4 (0.46%) Groovy
15 4 (0.46%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (6.48%) Degree
2 47 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 30 (3.41%) PMI Certification
6 26 (2.96%) CCNA
7 24 (2.73%) CCNP
8 11 (1.25%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.25%) MCSE
8 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.25%) PMP
9 9 (1.02%) CCIE
10 6 (0.68%) CISSP
10 6 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.57%) ACCA
11 5 (0.57%) CIMA
11 5 (0.57%) SANS
11 5 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.46%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.39%) SLA
2 20 (2.28%) Accessibility
3 19 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.16%) PMBOK
4 16 (1.82%) NCSC
5 13 (1.48%) PMO
6 12 (1.37%) WCAG
7 11 (1.25%) GDPR
8 9 (1.02%) QA
9 5 (0.57%) GRC
10 4 (0.46%) COBIT
11 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.34%) NIST
12 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.11%) COSO
13 1 (0.11%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 46 (5.23%) Docker
2 33 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.30%) vCloud
4 19 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
5 16 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.80%) vSphere
8 4 (0.46%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.23%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 64 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.53%) Terraform
3 22 (2.50%) SCCM
4 19 (2.16%) Ansible
4 19 (2.16%) Grafana
5 18 (2.05%) Prometheus
6 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.02%) Consul
8 9 (1.02%) Fluentd
8 9 (1.02%) HAProxy
8 9 (1.02%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.91%) Puppet
10 5 (0.57%) Istio
10 5 (0.57%) Nagios
11 4 (0.46%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.34%) Kibana
12 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.23%) Netcool
13 2 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 247 (28.10%) SAP
2 108 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.05%) Cisco
4 41 (4.66%) ServiceNow
5 39 (4.44%) VMware
6 31 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (3.07%) Oracle
8 25 (2.84%) CA
9 24 (2.73%) Remedy
10 23 (2.62%) Google
11 22 (2.50%) Sparx
12 14 (1.59%) Ericsson
12 14 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.48%) BT
14 12 (1.37%) hybris
14 12 (1.37%) Informatica
14 12 (1.37%) Juniper
15 11 (1.25%) Nokia
16 10 (1.14%) NEC
17 9 (1.02%) Cadence