Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 97 139
Rank change year-on-year -52 +42 -60
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 55 91 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 1.89% 1.31%
As % of the General category 2.56% 4.35% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 44 35
Scotland median daily rate £385 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +33.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £274 £202 £210
90th Percentile £599 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 0
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £31.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.32% - -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £14.62
% change year-on-year -17.50% +36.80% +0.83%

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 2,149 2,092 1,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.36% 43.52% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 1,068 1,065
Scotland median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £260 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 22
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £28.80 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.19% +8.68% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.40 £9.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £26.42 £23.75
% change year-on-year -12.02% +11.24% -4.43%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -20 32 £438 -7.89% 12
Edinburgh -26 7 £450 +18.42% 3
West Lothian +8 4 £419 +0.90% 2
Aberdeen -3 4 - - 2
Highlands +2 2 - - 2
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
Renfrewshire -22 1 £305 +144.00%
Fife - 1 £395 -
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) WAN
2 12 (21.82%) Finance
3 11 (20.00%) Migration
3 11 (20.00%) ATM
3 11 (20.00%) LAN
4 10 (18.18%) Cisco
5 9 (16.36%) CCNA
5 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (16.36%) Internet
5 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
6 8 (14.55%) DSL
6 8 (14.55%) Ethernet
6 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
6 8 (14.55%) ITIL
7 7 (12.73%) VPN
7 7 (12.73%) ADSL
7 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.73%) CCNP
7 7 (12.73%) MPLS
7 7 (12.73%) Change Management
7 7 (12.73%) Firewall
7 7 (12.73%) BC Cleared
7 7 (12.73%) Time Management
8 6 (10.91%) xDSL
8 6 (10.91%) Driving Licence
8 6 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (10.91%) BGP

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 5 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) WAN
2 11 (20.00%) ATM
2 11 (20.00%) LAN
3 9 (16.36%) Internet
4 8 (14.55%) DSL
4 8 (14.55%) Ethernet
4 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
5 7 (12.73%) ADSL
5 7 (12.73%) Firewall
5 7 (12.73%) MPLS
5 7 (12.73%) VPN
6 6 (10.91%) BGP
6 6 (10.91%) EIGRP
6 6 (10.91%) OSPF
6 6 (10.91%) RIP
6 6 (10.91%) xDSL
7 5 (9.09%) DWDM
8 4 (7.27%) Broadband
8 4 (7.27%) SDH
8 4 (7.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.82%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) Power BI
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 4 (7.27%) Electronics
4 4 (7.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Network Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) ATM Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Support
4 4 (7.27%) Applications Support Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Telephony Manager
6 2 (3.64%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) CSS
1 4 (7.27%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) RESTful
2 2 (3.64%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) CSS3
3 1 (1.82%) HTML5
3 1 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
3 1 (1.82%) React
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) User Experience
3 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
4 7 (12.73%) Time Management
5 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 5 (9.09%) Content Management
7 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.27%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (7.27%) Microservices
7 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.27%) Programme Management
7 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Change Control
8 3 (5.45%) Decision-Making
8 3 (5.45%) Network Management
8 3 (5.45%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.45%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) Java 8
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) CCNA
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (12.73%) BC Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) CCNP
5 6 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Cisco
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.27%) FatWire
3 4 (7.27%) Juniper
3 4 (7.27%) McAfee
3 4 (7.27%) Nortel
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) Ciena
4 3 (5.45%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) BT
5 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.64%) F5
5 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.64%) Huawei
5 2 (3.64%) Mitel
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.64%) Talend