Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 105 85
Rank change year-on-year -16 -20 +43
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 70 68 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 1.81% 2.11%
As % of the General category 3.42% 5.20% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 36
Scotland median daily rate £400 £327 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.42% +21.02% -28.00%
10th Percentile £283 £230 £133
90th Percentile £526 £540 £435
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
Scotland median hourly rate £34.38 £11.33 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +203.40% -8.26% -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £14.45 £16.50
% change year-on-year +38.41% -12.42% -23.26%

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 2,048 1,307 2,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.29% 34.70% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,066 723 1,308
Scotland median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - -
10th Percentile £279 £263 £258
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 44
Scotland median hourly rate £28.40 £36.75 £33.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.72% +11.01% +36.52%
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £52.17 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -7.41% +20.00%

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 20 January 2018.

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
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 20 January 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
Glasgow -14 25 £400 +3.23% 7
Edinburgh -23 20 £400 -4.76% 3
Aberdeen +16 14 £441 +60.33%
Renfrewshire +31 1 £125 -61.54%
Stirling +2 1 £340 -39.56% 1
East Ayrshire 0 1 £415 -
Moray - 1 - - 2
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Finance
3 18 (25.71%) WAN
4 17 (24.29%) Project Management
5 16 (22.86%) LAN
6 15 (21.43%) IP Telephony
7 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (18.57%) Degree
9 12 (17.14%) Cisco
9 12 (17.14%) Manufacturing
9 12 (17.14%) Firewall
10 11 (15.71%) SAP
10 11 (15.71%) PRINCE2
11 10 (14.29%) ITIL
11 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (14.29%) PMP
11 10 (14.29%) Electronics
11 10 (14.29%) Programme Management
11 10 (14.29%) Marketing
11 10 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 10 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (12.86%) Windows
12 9 (12.86%) Linux
13 8 (11.43%) Web Services
13 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (5.71%) CMS
1 4 (5.71%) JBoss
1 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.29%) Drupal
2 3 (4.29%) nginx
3 2 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.43%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.29%) G Suite
3 3 (4.29%) Google Drive
4 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.86%) IaaS
4 2 (2.86%) PaaS
5 1 (1.43%) Lucidchart
5 1 (1.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.71%) WAN
2 16 (22.86%) LAN
3 15 (21.43%) IP Telephony
4 12 (17.14%) Firewall
5 7 (10.00%) VPN
6 6 (8.57%) MPLS
6 6 (8.57%) Wireless
7 5 (7.14%) Internet
7 5 (7.14%) Intranet
7 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.71%) BGP
8 4 (5.71%) BIG-IP
8 4 (5.71%) NetScaler
8 4 (5.71%) PABX
9 3 (4.29%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (4.29%) SNMP
9 3 (4.29%) SSH
9 3 (4.29%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (4.29%) VoIP
10 2 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) Essbase
3 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (1.43%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.43%) Grunt
3 1 (1.43%) gulp
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Manufacturing
3 10 (14.29%) Electronics
3 10 (14.29%) Marketing
4 5 (7.14%) Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Publishing
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Billing
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Project Manager
2 10 (14.29%) Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (4.29%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (4.29%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.29%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) Web Services
2 7 (10.00%) XML
3 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.71%) .NET
4 4 (5.71%) CSS
4 4 (5.71%) CSS3
4 4 (5.71%) HTML
4 4 (5.71%) HTML5
4 4 (5.71%) Java EE
4 4 (5.71%) jQuery
4 4 (5.71%) LDAP
4 4 (5.71%) Sass
4 4 (5.71%) SOAP
4 4 (5.71%) XSLT
5 3 (4.29%) Facebook Graph API
5 3 (4.29%) Google Maps API
5 3 (4.29%) JSON
5 3 (4.29%) Open Graph
5 3 (4.29%) Symfony
5 3 (4.29%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.71%) CCTV
5 4 (5.71%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.71%) PKI
5 4 (5.71%) SCADA
5 4 (5.71%) User Experience
6 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.29%) iPad
6 3 (4.29%) iPhone
6 3 (4.29%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.86%) DataPower
7 2 (2.86%) FMCG
7 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Linux
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Android
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) Project Management
3 11 (15.71%) PRINCE2
4 10 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (14.29%) ITIL
4 10 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.57%) Business Transformation
6 6 (8.57%) DNA
6 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.71%) Change Control
8 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.71%) Information Security
8 4 (5.71%) Microservices
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) Runbook
9 3 (4.29%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) Java
1 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.57%) Python
3 4 (5.71%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) PHP
5 2 (2.86%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) PMP
2 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (10.00%) CCNA
4 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) CCNP
7 3 (4.29%) BC Cleared
7 3 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.43%) CCDP
8 1 (1.43%) CCIE
8 1 (1.43%) CCIP
8 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PMO
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Docker
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (5.71%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Cisco
2 11 (15.71%) SAP
3 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.57%) Google
5 5 (7.14%) F5
6 4 (5.71%) Citrix
6 4 (5.71%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.71%) IBM
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.29%) Apple
7 3 (4.29%) CA
7 3 (4.29%) Facebook
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle
7 3 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.29%) Twitter
8 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.86%) Imperva
8 2 (2.86%) M86 Security
8 2 (2.86%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.86%) Sourcefire