Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 168 154
Rank change year-on-year +48 -14 -31
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 386 689 863
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.19% 1.66% 1.85%
As % of the General category 4.66% 3.64% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 483 599
Median daily rate £450 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £257 £250 £247
90th Percentile £642 £648 £638
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -62.79% +210.25%
10th Percentile £30.05 £15.00 £13.78
90th Percentile £55.00 £17.00 £77.85
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.76 £21.75
% change year-on-year -9.50% +9.23% +56.93%

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 8,278 18,946 22,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.97% 45.51% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,706 13,156 15,740
Median daily rate £525 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £340 £345 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 226 279
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -12.50% +13.45%
10th Percentile £16.03 £13.74 £13.36
90th Percentile £54.60 £51.96 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.46 £22.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year +19.77% +1.91% +5.88%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +55 46 £525 +23.53% 15
West London +34 12 £413 -8.33% 7
South London +24 6 £488 -3.70% 1
East London +22 5 £303 -47.39% 4
North London +14 3 £184 -42.43% 2
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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.

1 108 (27.98%) Finance
2 80 (20.73%) Marketing
3 79 (20.47%) Public Sector
4 75 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
5 73 (18.91%) SAP
6 71 (18.39%) Manufacturing
6 71 (18.39%) Programme Management
7 70 (18.13%) Electronics
8 67 (17.36%) Digital Marketing
9 62 (16.06%) Python
10 58 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (12.44%) Microsoft
12 40 (10.36%) Security Cleared
13 37 (9.59%) Big Data
14 36 (9.33%) GCP
14 36 (9.33%) Project Management
15 35 (9.07%) SC Cleared
15 35 (9.07%) TensorFlow
16 34 (8.81%) Azure
17 33 (8.55%) Windows
18 31 (8.03%) Linux
18 31 (8.03%) Cisco
18 31 (8.03%) AWS
19 30 (7.77%) Kubernetes
19 30 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (7.77%) PySpark
20 29 (7.51%) Hadoop
21 28 (7.25%) Scala
21 28 (7.25%) Analytics
21 28 (7.25%) Migration

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 (4.92%) Apache Spark
2 10 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
5 5 (1.30%) Confluence
6 4 (1.04%) Apache
6 4 (1.04%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.78%) CMS
7 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.26%) nginx
9 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.04%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.78%) Sketch
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.26%) Figma
8 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.26%) InVision
8 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.26%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.33%) GCP
2 34 (8.81%) Azure
3 31 (8.03%) AWS
4 23 (5.96%) Office 365
5 17 (4.40%) SaaS
6 13 (3.37%) PaaS
7 12 (3.11%) IaaS
8 8 (2.07%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.04%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon Alexa
11 2 (0.52%) Serverless
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.26%) AWS Fargate
12 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.26%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.26%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.48%) 5G
2 24 (6.22%) Firewall
3 21 (5.44%) 4G
4 19 (4.92%) LAN
5 18 (4.66%) WAN
5 18 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (4.40%) 3G
7 15 (3.89%) DNS
8 13 (3.37%) VoIP
9 12 (3.11%) Wireless
10 11 (2.85%) BGP
10 11 (2.85%) Broadband
10 11 (2.85%) Internet
10 11 (2.85%) MPLS
11 9 (2.33%) Network Security
12 7 (1.81%) LTE
13 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
13 6 (1.55%) Unified Communications
13 6 (1.55%) VPN
14 5 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.59%) Big Data
2 29 (7.51%) Hadoop
3 18 (4.66%) BigQuery
4 16 (4.15%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.33%) Redis
8 8 (2.07%) Power BI
9 7 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.81%) Presto
9 7 (1.81%) SQL Server
10 5 (1.30%) MySQL
11 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.78%) Aerospike
12 3 (0.78%) HBase
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.52%) Data Lake
13 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.52%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.52%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.07%) GoCD
2 7 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.04%) Maven
4 2 (0.52%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Mockito
4 2 (0.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.26%) Gradle
5 1 (0.26%) Hudson
5 1 (0.26%) Katalon Studio
5 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.26%) sqlmap
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 108 (27.98%) Finance
2 80 (20.73%) Marketing
3 79 (20.47%) Public Sector
4 71 (18.39%) Manufacturing
5 70 (18.13%) Electronics
6 18 (4.66%) Banking
7 14 (3.63%) Billing
7 14 (3.63%) Legal
8 12 (3.11%) Retail
9 5 (1.30%) French Language
9 5 (1.30%) Law
10 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.78%) Advertising
11 3 (0.78%) German Language
12 2 (0.52%) Local Government
12 2 (0.52%) Military
12 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 51 (13.21%) Architect
2 34 (8.81%) Developer
3 26 (6.74%) Analyst
4 25 (6.48%) Data Engineer
5 22 (5.70%) Consultant
5 22 (5.70%) Python Engineer
6 21 (5.44%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.18%) Designer
8 18 (4.66%) Telecoms Architect
9 17 (4.40%) Telecoms Engineer
10 16 (4.15%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.37%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.11%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (3.11%) Office 365 Engineer
13 11 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.59%) Delivery Manager
14 10 (2.59%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 8 (2.07%) Platform Engineer
15 8 (2.07%) Telecoms Manager
15 8 (2.07%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.07%) TensorFlow
2 30 (7.77%) PySpark
3 19 (4.92%) H2O
4 18 (4.66%) scikit-learn
5 16 (4.15%) Web Services
6 14 (3.63%) Kafka
7 11 (2.85%) REST
8 10 (2.59%) HTML
9 9 (2.33%) SOAP
9 9 (2.33%) Velocity
10 8 (2.07%) Natural Language Processing
11 7 (1.81%) Spring
12 6 (1.55%) Node.js
12 6 (1.55%) Visualforce
12 6 (1.55%) XML
13 5 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (1.30%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (1.30%) MSMQ
14 4 (1.04%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.89%) User Experience
4 14 (3.63%) Social Media
5 13 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (3.11%) NHS
7 10 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.33%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.04%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.04%) CMDB
11 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.04%) PKI
11 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.78%) CCTV
12 3 (0.78%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.78%) PMI
12 3 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.55%) Windows
2 31 (8.03%) Linux
3 16 (4.15%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.33%) Unix
5 8 (2.07%) Android
6 6 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.78%) Solaris
9 3 (0.78%) zOS
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.26%) VME
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (18.39%) Programme Management
3 67 (17.36%) Digital Marketing
4 58 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (9.33%) Project Management
6 30 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (7.25%) Analytics
7 28 (7.25%) Migration
8 27 (6.99%) Project Delivery
9 26 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (6.22%) Data Science
11 23 (5.96%) Data Modelling
11 23 (5.96%) Machine Learning
12 22 (5.70%) DevOps
13 16 (4.15%) Artificial Intelligence
13 16 (4.15%) Mobile Device Management
14 15 (3.89%) CRM
14 15 (3.89%) PRINCE2
15 14 (3.63%) Change Management
15 14 (3.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.06%) Python
2 28 (7.25%) Scala
3 26 (6.74%) SQL
4 23 (5.96%) Java
5 13 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.07%) Ruby
7 6 (1.55%) Apex Code
7 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.30%) PHP
9 4 (1.04%) C
9 4 (1.04%) C#
9 4 (1.04%) Java 8
9 4 (1.04%) Perl
9 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.52%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.52%) Go
11 2 (0.52%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 40 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.92%) Degree
4 16 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.37%) CCNP
6 11 (2.85%) CCNA
7 6 (1.55%) CCDP
7 6 (1.55%) CCIE
8 5 (1.30%) BC Cleared
8 5 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.04%) CCDA
9 4 (1.04%) CISSP
10 3 (0.78%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.78%) CISM
10 3 (0.78%) PMP
10 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.78%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.85%) GDPR
2 9 (2.33%) SLA
3 7 (1.81%) QA
4 5 (1.30%) PMO
5 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.52%) IFRS
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.52%) WCAG
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) GAAP
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.26%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.26%) NIST
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.15%) Docker
3 10 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.30%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.78%) vCloud
6 3 (0.78%) vSphere
7 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.52%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.77%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (2.59%) Terraform
4 8 (2.07%) Ansible
5 6 (1.55%) SCCM
6 3 (0.78%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.78%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.78%) Rancher
6 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.78%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.52%) Kibana
7 2 (0.52%) logstash
7 2 (0.52%) Puppet
7 2 (0.52%) vRealize
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.26%) Marathon
8 1 (0.26%) Mesos
8 1 (0.26%) OPNET
Vendors
1 73 (18.91%) SAP
2 48 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.03%) Cisco
4 14 (3.63%) Oracle
5 13 (3.37%) VMware
6 12 (3.11%) Google
7 9 (2.33%) Pega
7 9 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.30%) BT
8 5 (1.30%) CA
8 5 (1.30%) Juniper
9 4 (1.04%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.04%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.04%) Openreach
9 4 (1.04%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.04%) Siemens
9 4 (1.04%) Virgin Media
10 3 (0.78%) F5
10 3 (0.78%) Gemalto
10 3 (0.78%) Tableau