Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 121 82
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39 +74
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 99 63 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.99% 1.44% 2.09%
As % of the General category 4.52% 3.81% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 36
Scotland median daily rate £400 £311 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.51% +19.71% -38.10%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £159
90th Percentile £525 £480 £460
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 19
Scotland median hourly rate £36.25 £19.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.90% +57.89% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £18.75 £11.86
90th Percentile £46.50 £20.25 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -28.57%

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 Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2189 1653 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.97% 37.75% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 899 1574
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 62
Scotland median hourly rate £28.80 £29.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -4.10% +48.78%
10th Percentile £11.30 £9.84 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.90 £45.93
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Glasgow +14 38 £450 +38.46% 2
Edinburgh 0 29 £380 -15.56%
Aberdeen +10 21 £425 +54.55%
Stirling - 2 £320 -
East Ayrshire 0 1 £415 -
West Lothian -11 1 £415 +27.69%
Highlands - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £125 -
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 34 (34.34%) Finance
2 30 (30.30%) Firewall
2 30 (30.30%) WAN
3 29 (29.29%) LAN
4 27 (27.27%) Cisco
5 22 (22.22%) Manufacturing
5 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (21.21%) Marketing
6 21 (21.21%) SAP
7 20 (20.20%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (20.20%) Electronics
7 20 (20.20%) Digital Marketing
7 20 (20.20%) Programme Management
8 18 (18.18%) Degree
8 18 (18.18%) Project Management
9 17 (17.17%) Wireless
10 15 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
10 15 (15.15%) Linux
10 15 (15.15%) F5
11 14 (14.14%) ITIL
12 13 (13.13%) HTML
12 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
12 13 (13.13%) VPN
13 12 (12.12%) MPLS
13 12 (12.12%) CSS
13 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
13 12 (12.12%) AngularJS
14 11 (11.11%) Sass
14 11 (11.11%) CSS3

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (9.09%) CMS
2 5 (5.05%) Drupal
2 5 (5.05%) nginx
3 4 (4.04%) JBoss
3 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.02%) Apache
4 2 (2.02%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.01%) Confluence
5 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.01%) SAS
5 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.02%) IaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) PaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Lucidchart
4 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (30.30%) Firewall
1 30 (30.30%) WAN
2 29 (29.29%) LAN
3 17 (17.17%) Wireless
4 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
4 13 (13.13%) VPN
5 12 (12.12%) MPLS
6 11 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 10 (10.10%) BIG-IP
8 8 (8.08%) BGP
8 8 (8.08%) SNMP
8 8 (8.08%) SSH
9 5 (5.05%) Intranet
9 5 (5.05%) PABX
10 4 (4.04%) Internet
10 4 (4.04%) LDAP
10 4 (4.04%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.04%) VoIP
11 3 (3.03%) Broadband
11 3 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Grunt
1 6 (6.06%) gulp
2 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.02%) Maven
4 1 (1.01%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.01%) JIRA
4 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
General
1 34 (34.34%) Finance
2 22 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 21 (21.21%) Marketing
4 20 (20.20%) Electronics
5 6 (6.06%) Banking
6 5 (5.05%) Publishing
7 2 (2.02%) Retail
8 1 (1.01%) Back Office
8 1 (1.01%) Billing
8 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (20.20%) Network Engineer
2 18 (18.18%) Developer
3 13 (13.13%) Analyst
4 12 (12.12%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (6.06%) Lead Developer
6 6 (6.06%) User Researcher
7 5 (5.05%) Agile Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Drupal Developer
7 5 (5.05%) HTML Developer
7 5 (5.05%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.05%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 5 (5.05%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 5 (5.05%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Manager
7 5 (5.05%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) HTML
2 12 (12.12%) AngularJS
2 12 (12.12%) CSS
3 11 (11.11%) CSS3
3 11 (11.11%) HTML5
3 11 (11.11%) Sass
4 10 (10.10%) Web Services
5 9 (9.09%) jQuery
5 9 (9.09%) XML
6 7 (7.07%) React
7 6 (6.06%) Node.js
7 6 (6.06%) Redux
7 6 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (5.05%) Google Maps API
8 5 (5.05%) JSON
8 5 (5.05%) Open Graph
8 5 (5.05%) Symfony
8 5 (5.05%) Twig
9 4 (4.04%) Java EE
9 4 (4.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.10%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.07%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (5.05%) User Experience
6 4 (4.04%) CCTV
6 4 (4.04%) Digital Media
6 4 (4.04%) PKI
6 4 (4.04%) SCADA
7 3 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.02%) Credit Risk
8 2 (2.02%) DataPower
8 2 (2.02%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.02%) FMCG
8 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.01%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.15%) Linux
2 10 (10.10%) Windows
3 6 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.06%) Unix
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.02%) CentOS
6 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.20%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (20.20%) Digital Marketing
2 20 (20.20%) Programme Management
3 18 (18.18%) Project Management
4 14 (14.14%) ITIL
5 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.07%) BDD
6 7 (7.07%) Front End Development
6 7 (7.07%) Network Design
6 7 (7.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.06%) TDD
8 5 (5.05%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.05%) Fault Management
8 5 (5.05%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.05%) Web Design
9 4 (4.04%) Change Control
9 4 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
2 9 (9.09%) Java
3 6 (6.06%) ECMAScript
3 6 (6.06%) Python
4 5 (5.05%) PHP
5 4 (4.04%) Perl
5 4 (4.04%) SQL
6 2 (2.02%) C#
6 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Degree
2 15 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.10%) CCNP
3 10 (10.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.07%) PMP
5 7 (7.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (6.06%) CCNA
7 5 (5.05%) BC Cleared
7 5 (5.05%) CCDP
7 5 (5.05%) CCIP
8 4 (4.04%) CCIE
8 4 (4.04%) CCSA
8 4 (4.04%) CCSE
8 4 (4.04%) HP ASE
8 4 (4.04%) HP MASE
8 4 (4.04%) JNCIA
8 4 (4.04%) JNCIE
9 2 (2.02%) CCSP
9 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) Docker
3 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) FortiGate
1 4 (4.04%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.02%) WSUS
3 1 (1.01%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.01%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (27.27%) Cisco
2 21 (21.21%) SAP
3 15 (15.15%) F5
4 10 (10.10%) Juniper
5 8 (8.08%) Fortinet
6 7 (7.07%) HP
6 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.06%) Aruba
7 6 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.06%) Riverbed
8 5 (5.05%) Facebook
8 5 (5.05%) Google
8 5 (5.05%) Twitter
9 4 (4.04%) Avaya
9 4 (4.04%) Citrix
9 4 (4.04%) IBM
9 4 (4.04%) VMware
10 2 (2.02%) Adobe
10 2 (2.02%) Oracle