Period
to 20 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 20 January 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 23 20
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 918 1,120 1,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.91% 7.11% 7.54%
As % of the General category 24.63% 21.61% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 419 511
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.07%
10th Percentile £188 £202 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £412 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -8.39% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 25
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £19.39 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.88% +43.59% -39.33%
10th Percentile £12.89 £13.50 £11.80
90th Percentile £33.58 £147.00 £23.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -13.64% +8.64% +39.66%

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 the South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,727 5,183 5,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.11% 32.92% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,076 2,961 3,305
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £488 £493 £475
% change year-on-year -1.02% +3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 186 194
South East median hourly rate £22.25 £26.58 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.27% +25.06% -4.71%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.85 £11.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley -1 672 £400 - 105
Berkshire 0 655 £400 - 87
Hampshire +3 163 £400 - 38
Surrey +52 37 £373 -22.72% 13
West Sussex +23 18 £470 -17.25% 6
Buckinghamshire +25 16 £410 +36.67% 18
East Sussex +19 14 £120 -39.24% 5
Kent - 3 £438 - 6
Oxfordshire +18 1 £225 -45.78%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 171 (18.63%) Finance
2 133 (14.49%) Project Management
3 124 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (12.42%) Radio Access Network
5 105 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 104 (11.33%) ITIL
7 91 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
8 90 (9.80%) Microsoft
8 90 (9.80%) Migration
9 87 (9.48%) Programme Management
10 85 (9.26%) 4G
11 81 (8.82%) Public Sector
12 78 (8.50%) Marketing
13 77 (8.39%) Project Delivery
14 76 (8.28%) SAP
15 74 (8.06%) Degree
16 73 (7.95%) Cisco
17 71 (7.73%) PRINCE2
18 70 (7.63%) Manufacturing
19 67 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
20 66 (7.19%) Security Cleared
21 64 (6.97%) Change Management
22 63 (6.86%) QA
22 63 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
23 62 (6.75%) Digital Marketing
24 61 (6.64%) Electronics
25 60 (6.54%) WAN
26 59 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
27 58 (6.32%) Service Management
28 54 (5.88%) SQL

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 24 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.09%) Apache
2 10 (1.09%) OpenStack
3 8 (0.87%) Confluence
4 6 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.54%) SAS
5 5 (0.54%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.44%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.44%) Smallworld
7 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.33%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 29 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.65%) Windchill
7 4 (0.44%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.33%) InVision
8 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.33%) Sketch
9 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.11%) Revit
10 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.20%) SAP ERP
3 10 (1.09%) SAP PSCD
4 6 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.54%) assyst
5 5 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.44%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.92%) Azure
2 19 (2.07%) AWS
3 14 (1.53%) Office 365
4 11 (1.20%) Power Platform
5 9 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.87%) Data Lake Analytics
7 7 (0.76%) IaaS
7 7 (0.76%) SaaS
8 5 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.54%) GCP
9 4 (0.44%) Basecamp
9 4 (0.44%) Trello
10 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.33%) PaaS
11 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.22%) SurveyMonkey
11 2 (0.22%) Yammer
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 114 (12.42%) Radio Access Network
2 85 (9.26%) 4G
3 60 (6.54%) WAN
4 47 (5.12%) LAN
5 46 (5.01%) 3G
6 44 (4.79%) 5G
7 35 (3.81%) Firewall
8 34 (3.70%) Internet
8 34 (3.70%) Wireless
9 32 (3.49%) DNS
10 31 (3.38%) MPLS
11 29 (3.16%) 2G
11 29 (3.16%) Ethernet
12 28 (3.05%) BGP
13 24 (2.61%) Broadband
14 23 (2.51%) VPN
15 22 (2.40%) TCP/IP
16 21 (2.29%) LTE
16 21 (2.29%) VoIP
17 20 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.63%) Big Data
1 15 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
1 15 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
5 10 (1.09%) Power BI
6 8 (0.87%) Data Lake
6 8 (0.87%) GIS
6 8 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.44%) DB2
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.40%) JIRA
2 8 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.76%) Selenium
4 5 (0.54%) SoapUI
4 5 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.33%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.22%) Ant
7 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.22%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.22%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.22%) JMeter
7 2 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.22%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.22%) Subversion
7 2 (0.22%) TestNG
General
1 171 (18.63%) Finance
2 81 (8.82%) Public Sector
3 78 (8.50%) Marketing
4 70 (7.63%) Manufacturing
5 61 (6.64%) Electronics
6 47 (5.12%) Legal
7 36 (3.92%) Billing
8 35 (3.81%) Retail
9 19 (2.07%) Mandarin Language
10 12 (1.31%) Law
11 11 (1.20%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.87%) Banking
13 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.33%) Back Office
14 3 (0.33%) Digital Economy
14 3 (0.33%) French Language
14 3 (0.33%) German Language
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 109 (11.87%) Architect
2 91 (9.91%) Project Manager
3 90 (9.80%) Analyst
4 62 (6.75%) Designer
5 55 (5.99%) Telecoms Manager
6 46 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (4.25%) Consultant
8 38 (4.14%) Developer
8 38 (4.14%) Network Engineer
9 34 (3.70%) Coordinator
10 32 (3.49%) Project Coordinator
11 31 (3.38%) Delivery Manager
12 30 (3.27%) Solutions Designer
13 29 (3.16%) Business Analyst
14 27 (2.94%) Programme Manager
15 21 (2.29%) OSS Architect
16 20 (2.18%) Network Architect
17 19 (2.07%) Support Engineer
18 18 (1.96%) Telecoms Project Manager
19 17 (1.85%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.70%) Web Services
2 16 (1.74%) XML
3 15 (1.63%) .NET
3 15 (1.63%) HTML
3 15 (1.63%) REST
4 11 (1.20%) CSS
4 11 (1.20%) SAP XI
4 11 (1.20%) SOAP
5 9 (0.98%) AngularJS
6 8 (0.87%) OAuth
7 7 (0.76%) Ajax
7 7 (0.76%) RESTful
8 6 (0.65%) Kafka
8 6 (0.65%) Node.js
8 6 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.54%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.54%) JSON
9 5 (0.54%) Middleware
9 5 (0.54%) Swagger
10 4 (0.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.12%) Management Information System
2 45 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.36%) PMI
4 38 (4.14%) Data Centre
5 30 (3.27%) Fibre Optics
6 29 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.29%) Virtual Team
8 18 (1.96%) NHS
9 16 (1.74%) User Experience
10 11 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.98%) CMDB
12 8 (0.87%) Digital TV
12 8 (0.87%) Handset
13 7 (0.76%) CCTV
13 7 (0.76%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.54%) IVR
14 5 (0.54%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.44%) ASIC
15 4 (0.44%) Life Science
15 4 (0.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.34%) Windows
2 38 (4.14%) Linux
3 24 (2.61%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.53%) Unix
6 11 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.33%) Android
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Solaris
9 2 (0.22%) VMS
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) pSOS
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (14.49%) Project Management
2 124 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 104 (11.33%) ITIL
5 91 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
6 90 (9.80%) Migration
7 87 (9.48%) Programme Management
8 77 (8.39%) Project Delivery
9 71 (7.73%) PRINCE2
10 64 (6.97%) Change Management
11 63 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
12 62 (6.75%) Digital Marketing
13 58 (6.32%) Service Management
14 45 (4.90%) Decision-Making
15 44 (4.79%) CRM
15 44 (4.79%) Service Delivery
16 41 (4.47%) Analytics
16 41 (4.47%) Process Management
16 41 (4.47%) Risk Management
17 37 (4.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (5.88%) SQL
2 35 (3.81%) JavaScript
3 25 (2.72%) Java
4 24 (2.61%) Python
5 14 (1.53%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.42%) C
6 13 (1.42%) C#
7 12 (1.31%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.76%) C++
9 7 (0.76%) Perl
10 6 (0.65%) PHP
11 5 (0.54%) VBA
12 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.22%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.22%) ES6
13 2 (0.22%) F#
13 2 (0.22%) R
13 2 (0.22%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 74 (8.06%) Degree
2 66 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 50 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (5.34%) PMI Certification
5 45 (4.90%) SC Cleared
6 35 (3.81%) CCNP
7 30 (3.27%) CCNA
8 27 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (2.18%) CCIE
10 17 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (1.42%) CCA
12 12 (1.31%) PMP
12 12 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (1.09%) BC Cleared
13 10 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.87%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.87%) HNC
14 8 (0.87%) IIBA
14 8 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (0.76%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.86%) QA
2 52 (5.66%) SLA
3 26 (2.83%) PMO
4 13 (1.42%) GDPR
5 9 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.65%) NIST
8 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.33%) P3O
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.11%) IFRS
10 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.20%) Docker
4 6 (0.65%) VMware NSX
4 6 (0.65%) vSphere
5 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.54%) NFS
5 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.44%) KVM
6 4 (0.44%) XenApp
7 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.09%) Amdocs OSS
1 10 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.87%) Ansible
3 7 (0.76%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.76%) Netcool
4 6 (0.65%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 6 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.54%) Puppet
6 4 (0.44%) SCCM
6 4 (0.44%) WSUS
7 3 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.33%) Cobbler
7 3 (0.33%) Icinga
7 3 (0.33%) Terraform
7 3 (0.33%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.22%) vRealize
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 90 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.28%) SAP
3 73 (7.95%) Cisco
4 50 (5.45%) Remedy
5 36 (3.92%) Huawei
6 35 (3.81%) Oracle
7 32 (3.49%) Juniper
7 32 (3.49%) Samsung
8 30 (3.27%) Nokia
9 24 (2.61%) ComArch
9 24 (2.61%) VMware
10 20 (2.18%) BMC
11 14 (1.53%) Ericsson
12 13 (1.42%) HP
12 13 (1.42%) webMethods
13 12 (1.31%) F5
13 12 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.20%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.20%) Cramer
15 10 (1.09%) Adobe