Period
to 12 December 2018

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 December 2018 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 120 127
Rank change year-on-year -57 +7 -20
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 764 1,085 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.62% 2.28% 2.09%
As % of the General category 3.71% 4.95% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 720 671
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £269 £249 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 27
London median hourly rate £110.00 £21.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +423.81% -28.81% -15.71%
10th Percentile £16.50 £17.23 £11.32
90th Percentile £115.00 £86.28 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.19 £21.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +50.00% -9.68%

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 20,614 21,915 19,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.81% 46.08% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,729 15,784 13,770
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 191 199
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +13.44% -7.84%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £67.06 £47.83 £56.87
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.47 £23.72
% change year-on-year -9.33% +11.62% -5.14%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -60 101 £475 -9.52% 58
West London -10 52 £475 -7.32% 56
South London -18 26 £600 +20.00% 4
East London -15 19 £600 +17.07% 14
North London -1 5 £519 -1.19% 6
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 247 (32.33%) Finance
2 209 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (20.68%) Marketing
4 154 (20.16%) Business Intelligence
5 150 (19.63%) Manufacturing
6 144 (18.85%) Programme Management
7 135 (17.67%) Electronics
8 132 (17.28%) SAP
8 132 (17.28%) Digital Marketing
9 114 (14.92%) Java
10 98 (12.83%) DevOps
11 91 (11.91%) Microsoft
11 91 (11.91%) Project Management
12 84 (10.99%) Security Cleared
13 81 (10.60%) Degree
14 76 (9.95%) TDD
15 75 (9.82%) Python
16 73 (9.55%) Cisco
16 73 (9.55%) Data Centre
17 71 (9.29%) Windows
17 71 (9.29%) Linux
17 71 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
18 69 (9.03%) SC Cleared
19 68 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 67 (8.77%) Scrum
21 63 (8.25%) JavaScript
21 63 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
22 61 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
22 61 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
23 60 (7.85%) Retail

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 13 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (1.31%) Apache
3 9 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.18%) Confluence
4 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.52%) CMS
5 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.39%) nginx
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.39%) SAS
6 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.26%) Drupal
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.26%) IIS
7 2 (0.26%) JBoss
7 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.52%) InVision
6 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.26%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.40%) Office 365
4 24 (3.14%) PaaS
5 23 (3.01%) SaaS
6 20 (2.62%) IaaS
7 14 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.44%) GitHub
9 9 (1.18%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.52%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.39%) Datadog
12 3 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.26%) Akamai
13 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.26%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.26%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.81%) Firewall
2 51 (6.68%) LAN
3 47 (6.15%) WAN
4 38 (4.97%) VPN
5 32 (4.19%) Network Security
6 30 (3.93%) VoIP
7 27 (3.53%) MPLS
8 26 (3.40%) Wireless
9 22 (2.88%) Ethernet
9 22 (2.88%) OSPF
9 22 (2.88%) TCP/IP
10 21 (2.75%) Internet
11 17 (2.23%) BGP
11 17 (2.23%) SSL
12 16 (2.09%) WLAN
13 13 (1.70%) Broadband
13 13 (1.70%) DNS
14 12 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (1.57%) H.323
15 11 (1.44%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.71%) Big Data
2 23 (3.01%) NoSQL
3 21 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (2.09%) SQL Server
6 15 (1.96%) MySQL
6 15 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.57%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.79%) GIS
10 6 (0.79%) Power BI
11 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.65%) Redis
11 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.52%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 37 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 27 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.88%) JIRA
4 19 (2.49%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.31%) GitLab
6 7 (0.92%) GoogleTest
6 7 (0.92%) Maven
6 7 (0.92%) Mockito
7 6 (0.79%) Selenium
8 5 (0.65%) JUnit
8 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.52%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.52%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.39%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.26%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.26%) Mocha
11 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.26%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.26%) Xcode
General
1 247 (32.33%) Finance
2 158 (20.68%) Marketing
3 150 (19.63%) Manufacturing
4 135 (17.67%) Electronics
5 60 (7.85%) Retail
6 41 (5.37%) Banking
7 35 (4.58%) Legal
8 22 (2.88%) Billing
9 19 (2.49%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.70%) Law
11 11 (1.44%) Front Office
12 8 (1.05%) French Language
13 7 (0.92%) Publishing
14 6 (0.79%) Advertising
15 3 (0.39%) Games
15 3 (0.39%) German Language
15 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.26%) Avionics
16 2 (0.26%) Back Office
16 2 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 146 (19.11%) Developer
2 89 (11.65%) Architect
3 73 (9.55%) Analyst
4 59 (7.72%) Project Manager
5 43 (5.63%) Consultant
6 42 (5.50%) Java Developer
7 36 (4.71%) Senior Developer
8 32 (4.19%) Network Engineer
9 30 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (3.27%) Business Analyst
11 21 (2.75%) Designer
12 19 (2.49%) Android Developer
13 16 (2.09%) Azure Architect
13 16 (2.09%) IT Manager
14 15 (1.96%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (1.96%) Support Engineer
15 14 (1.83%) Cloud Architect
15 14 (1.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (1.83%) Security Architect
15 14 (1.83%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.66%) Redux
2 26 (3.40%) CSS
2 26 (3.40%) Node.js
2 26 (3.40%) Web Services
3 22 (2.88%) HTML
4 21 (2.75%) Middleware
5 19 (2.49%) AngularJS
6 18 (2.36%) Kafka
6 18 (2.36%) React
7 16 (2.09%) REST
8 14 (1.83%) .NET
9 12 (1.57%) HTML5
10 11 (1.44%) JSON
10 11 (1.44%) OAuth
10 11 (1.44%) SAML
10 11 (1.44%) SOAP
10 11 (1.44%) XML
11 10 (1.31%) Express
11 10 (1.31%) OpenID
11 10 (1.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.55%) Data Centre
2 61 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.76%) Mobile App
4 42 (5.50%) User Experience
5 32 (4.19%) Data Structures
6 31 (4.06%) Cloud Native
6 31 (4.06%) Management Information System
7 25 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (3.01%) Algorithms
9 18 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.44%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.44%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.92%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.92%) PMI
12 7 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (9.29%) Linux
1 71 (9.29%) Windows
2 45 (5.89%) Android
3 27 (3.53%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.27%) Unix
6 16 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.79%) CentOS
10 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (20.16%) Business Intelligence
3 144 (18.85%) Programme Management
4 132 (17.28%) Digital Marketing
5 98 (12.83%) DevOps
6 91 (11.91%) Project Management
7 76 (9.95%) TDD
8 68 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 67 (8.77%) Scrum
10 63 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
11 59 (7.72%) ITIL
12 47 (6.15%) Analytics
13 44 (5.76%) Change Management
14 43 (5.63%) Migration
15 40 (5.24%) SOA
16 39 (5.10%) BDD
17 38 (4.97%) OO
18 36 (4.71%) Computer Science
19 34 (4.45%) PRINCE2
20 33 (4.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 114 (14.92%) Java
2 75 (9.82%) Python
3 63 (8.25%) JavaScript
4 49 (6.41%) SQL
5 31 (4.06%) C++
6 27 (3.53%) C#
7 21 (2.75%) Apple Swift
7 21 (2.75%) Java 8
7 21 (2.75%) Rust
7 21 (2.75%) TypeScript
8 13 (1.70%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.44%) PHP
9 11 (1.44%) Scala
10 8 (1.05%) R
11 7 (0.92%) Perl
12 6 (0.79%) C
13 5 (0.65%) Ruby
14 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 81 (10.60%) Degree
3 69 (9.03%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.09%) CCNP
7 14 (1.83%) CCIE
8 11 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.44%) PMI Certification
9 10 (1.31%) CCNA
10 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (1.05%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.92%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.79%) PMP
14 4 (0.52%) CCIE Service Provider
14 4 (0.52%) CISSP
14 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.36%) SLA
2 15 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (1.83%) QA
4 12 (1.57%) HIPAA
5 10 (1.31%) FedRAMP
6 9 (1.18%) PMO
7 8 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.65%) GDPR
9 3 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.39%) WCAG
10 2 (0.26%) FISMA
10 2 (0.26%) HL7
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 48 (6.28%) Docker
2 35 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.65%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.65%) XenApp
7 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.26%) Ceph
8 2 (0.26%) etcd
8 2 (0.26%) flannel
8 2 (0.26%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.26%) SkyDNS
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.26%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) IAG
9 1 (0.13%) Snort
9 1 (0.13%) Squid
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (6.54%) Ansible
2 38 (4.97%) Kubernetes
3 26 (3.40%) Puppet
4 22 (2.88%) Terraform
5 16 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.44%) CASB
7 8 (1.05%) Kibana
8 5 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.65%) vRealize
9 4 (0.52%) Salt
9 4 (0.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.39%) Graphite
10 3 (0.39%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.39%) Nagios
10 3 (0.39%) QRadar
11 2 (0.26%) SCCM
11 2 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 132 (17.28%) SAP
2 91 (11.91%) Microsoft
3 73 (9.55%) Cisco
4 36 (4.71%) VMware
5 27 (3.53%) CheckPoint
6 26 (3.40%) Oracle
6 26 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.88%) Google
8 20 (2.62%) Juniper
9 18 (2.36%) Tableau
10 13 (1.70%) Adobe
10 13 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.44%) HP
11 11 (1.44%) Okta
12 10 (1.31%) F5
13 9 (1.18%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.05%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.05%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.05%) Splunk
15 7 (0.92%) Forcepoint