Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 100 142
Rank change year-on-year +4 +42 -25
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 20 61 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 1.65% 0.94%
As % of the General category 1.72% 3.25% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 50 11
Median daily rate £488 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% +1.27% -4.82%
10th Percentile £213 £120 £270
90th Percentile £738 £625 £439
UK median daily rate £473 £401 £425
% change year-on-year +17.75% -5.58% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 11
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +6.06% -52.00%
10th Percentile £19.25 £16.05 £12.25
90th Percentile £19.75 £20.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +2.86% -12.50%

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 1,161 1,877 2,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 56.41% 50.78% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 1,046 1,306
Median daily rate £425 £439 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.04% +3.44%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £225
90th Percentile £541 £594 £563
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% +41.94%
10th Percentile £11.56 £15.73 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.15 £44.27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.06 £20.08
% change year-on-year +24.66% -0.10% -4.40%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Scotland

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Scotland.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +4 10 £350 -17.65% 2
Edinburgh +22 4 £725 +106.55% 2
West Lothian 0 2 £420 -1.18% 1
Highlands +7 1 £242 +110.05%
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Telecoms
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 12 (60.00%) Public Sector
2 8 (40.00%) WAN
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 7 (35.00%) Electronics
3 7 (35.00%) SAP
3 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (35.00%) Marketing
3 7 (35.00%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (30.00%) VoIP
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) VPN
4 6 (30.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) CRM
6 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (15.00%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (15.00%) Power Platform
7 3 (15.00%) PowerApps
7 3 (15.00%) Power Automate
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Analytics
7 3 (15.00%) Actionable Insight

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Logic Apps
1 3 (15.00%) Power Automate
1 3 (15.00%) Power Platform
1 3 (15.00%) PowerApps
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (30.00%) VoIP
2 6 (30.00%) VPN
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (5.00%) ADSL
6 1 (5.00%) BGP
6 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) IPsec
6 1 (5.00%) MPLS
6 1 (5.00%) OSPF
6 1 (5.00%) PPP
6 1 (5.00%) RIP
6 1 (5.00%) SNMP
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (60.00%) Public Sector
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (35.00%) Electronics
3 7 (35.00%) Marketing
4 2 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (5.00%) Local Government
5 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) CRM Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Data Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Data Modeller
2 3 (15.00%) IP Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Telephony Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Handset
2 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Actionable Insight
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Data Governance
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Metadata Management
4 3 (15.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (15.00%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) BC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.00%) CCDP
2 1 (5.00%) CCIP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Remedy
4 2 (10.00%) Sparx
5 1 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Mitel