Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 15 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 384 922 1,133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 8.97% 7.93% 7.08%
As % of the General category 26.57% 24.69% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 412 442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £188 £190
90th Percentile £600 £574 £575
England median daily rate £475 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +15.85% -3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 20
Median hourly rate £38.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.30% -10.81% +37.04%
10th Percentile £18.35 £12.83 £13.45
90th Percentile £55.75 £32.00 £39.25
England median hourly rate £38.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +111.11% - -10.00%

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 1,445 3,734 5,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.77% 32.13% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 2,131 3,064
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £241 £225 £261
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
England median daily rate £500 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 170 182
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £24.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -16.70% +24.55%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.81 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £52.42
Median hourly rate £25.09 £20.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +24.78% -1.90% -3.32%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Telecoms as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the South East

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

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 18 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
Thames Valley +5 273 £425 +6.25% 56
Berkshire 0 261 £425 +6.25% 41
Hampshire -22 42 £550 +37.50% 22
Surrey +43 17 £363 +7.41% 15
Isle of Wight - 14 £213 -
Buckinghamshire +26 10 £368 -10.32% 9
West Sussex +20 6 £626 +33.19% 3
Oxfordshire +28 2 £356 +58.33% 6
East Sussex +18 2 - - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 87 (22.66%) Finance
2 70 (18.23%) Project Management
3 65 (16.93%) Business Intelligence
3 65 (16.93%) Microsoft
3 65 (16.93%) 4G
4 64 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 63 (16.41%) Marketing
6 61 (15.89%) Public Sector
7 60 (15.63%) 3G
7 60 (15.63%) PRINCE2
8 59 (15.36%) SAP
9 58 (15.10%) ITIL
9 58 (15.10%) Manufacturing
9 58 (15.10%) Electronics
9 58 (15.10%) Project Delivery
10 57 (14.84%) Digital Marketing
11 49 (12.76%) LTE
12 44 (11.46%) 2G
12 44 (11.46%) Remedy
12 44 (11.46%) Ericsson
13 43 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (10.42%) VoLTE
15 38 (9.90%) DevOps
15 38 (9.90%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (9.90%) Microsoft Project
15 38 (9.90%) Security Cleared
16 35 (9.11%) Radio Access Network
17 34 (8.85%) Degree
17 34 (8.85%) Management Information System

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 16 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.04%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.78%) Confluence
3 3 (0.78%) IIS
4 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
5 1 (0.26%) Appian
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (9.90%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.78%) Simulink
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.77%) Azure
2 18 (4.69%) Office 365
3 17 (4.43%) AWS
4 7 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.82%) GCP
4 7 (1.82%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.30%) GitHub
5 5 (1.30%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.04%) SaaS
7 3 (0.78%) WhatsApp
7 3 (0.78%) Yammer
8 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.52%) PaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon Neptune
9 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.26%) G Suite
9 1 (0.26%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 65 (16.93%) 4G
2 60 (15.63%) 3G
3 49 (12.76%) LTE
4 44 (11.46%) 2G
5 40 (10.42%) VoLTE
6 38 (9.90%) Wi-Fi
7 35 (9.11%) Radio Access Network
8 23 (5.99%) 5G
9 20 (5.21%) WAN
9 20 (5.21%) Wireless
10 17 (4.43%) Firewall
11 16 (4.17%) LAN
12 14 (3.65%) MPLS
13 11 (2.86%) DNS
13 11 (2.86%) VPN
14 10 (2.60%) Ethernet
14 10 (2.60%) Network Security
15 9 (2.34%) VoIP
16 8 (2.08%) Unified Communications
17 7 (1.82%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.65%) GIS
2 8 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.78%) Tableau
5 2 (0.52%) Power BI
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
6 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.56%) JIRA
3 5 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.04%) Subversion
5 3 (0.78%) LabVIEW
5 3 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.52%) Selenium
7 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.26%) sqlmap
General
1 87 (22.66%) Finance
2 63 (16.41%) Marketing
3 61 (15.89%) Public Sector
4 58 (15.10%) Electronics
4 58 (15.10%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.17%) Legal
5 16 (4.17%) Local Government
6 6 (1.56%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.04%) Billing
8 3 (0.78%) Law
8 3 (0.78%) Military
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (15.63%) Project Manager
2 40 (10.42%) Architect
3 32 (8.33%) Voice Project Manager
4 27 (7.03%) Telecoms Manager
5 24 (6.25%) Analyst
6 22 (5.73%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 21 (5.47%) Consultant
8 19 (4.95%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (3.91%) Developer
9 15 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (3.65%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.65%) Fibre Planner
11 12 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (2.86%) IT Manager
12 11 (2.86%) Service Manager
13 10 (2.60%) Designer
13 10 (2.60%) Network Engineer
13 10 (2.60%) Test Engineer
14 9 (2.34%) Administrator
15 8 (2.08%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.34%) .NET
2 7 (1.82%) XML
3 6 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.30%) CSS
4 5 (1.30%) jQuery
4 5 (1.30%) REST
4 5 (1.30%) SOAP
5 4 (1.04%) .NET Core
5 4 (1.04%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (1.04%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (1.04%) RESTful
6 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.78%) HTML
6 3 (0.78%) JSON
6 3 (0.78%) React
6 3 (0.78%) RSS
7 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.52%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.85%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.03%) NHS
3 21 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.47%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.30%) PMI
7 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.04%) Robotics
9 3 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.78%) VHDL
10 2 (0.52%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) SystemC
10 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.51%) Windows
2 16 (4.17%) Linux
3 10 (2.60%) Unix
3 10 (2.60%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Android
7 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.52%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.23%) Project Management
2 65 (16.93%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 60 (15.63%) PRINCE2
5 58 (15.10%) ITIL
5 58 (15.10%) Project Delivery
6 57 (14.84%) Digital Marketing
7 43 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (9.90%) DevOps
9 33 (8.59%) ITIL V3
10 23 (5.99%) Service Management
11 22 (5.73%) Migration
12 21 (5.47%) Workshop Facilitation
13 18 (4.69%) Business Case
13 18 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (4.17%) Decision-Making
15 14 (3.65%) CAD
16 13 (3.39%) Change Management
16 13 (3.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.43%) Python
2 11 (2.86%) C
2 11 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.60%) C#
3 10 (2.60%) MATLAB
3 10 (2.60%) SQL
4 9 (2.34%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.34%) VB
5 8 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.56%) Java
7 5 (1.30%) Perl
8 3 (0.78%) C++
8 3 (0.78%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.26%) ES6
10 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.85%) Degree
3 26 (6.77%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.60%) CCNA
7 9 (2.34%) APMP
7 9 (2.34%) CCNP
8 7 (1.82%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.30%) CCIE
9 5 (1.30%) ISEB
10 4 (1.04%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.04%) CBAP
10 4 (1.04%) CCDP
10 4 (1.04%) CCIP
10 4 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.78%) CCSE
11 3 (0.78%) CISSP
11 3 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.55%) SLA
2 5 (1.30%) GDPR
2 5 (1.30%) QA
3 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.78%) NIST
4 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) Dublin Core
6 1 (0.26%) GAAP
6 1 (0.26%) IFRS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.08%) Docker
4 5 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.04%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) KVM
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (3.91%) Ansible
2 9 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.34%) Puppet
2 9 (2.34%) Terraform
3 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.56%) SCCM
4 5 (1.30%) CFEngine
4 5 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (1.04%) Nessus
5 4 (1.04%) QRadar
6 2 (0.52%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (0.52%) CASB
6 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.26%) Consul
7 1 (0.26%) Grafana
7 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.26%) Kustomize
7 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 59 (15.36%) SAP
3 44 (11.46%) Ericsson
3 44 (11.46%) Remedy
4 25 (6.51%) Cisco
5 12 (3.13%) VMware
6 11 (2.86%) Nokia
7 10 (2.60%) Huawei
8 9 (2.34%) F5
8 9 (2.34%) Juniper
8 9 (2.34%) Oracle
9 8 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.82%) Mavenir
11 6 (1.56%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.30%) BMC
12 5 (1.30%) Citrix
13 4 (1.04%) CA
13 4 (1.04%) Fortinet
13 4 (1.04%) IBM
13 4 (1.04%) ServiceNow