Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 27 16
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 +7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,100 1,100 1,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.19% 6.61% 7.83%
As % of the General category 24.70% 20.01% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 350 575
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +0.54%
10th Percentile £182 £190 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £420 £443 £425
% change year-on-year -5.08% +4.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 29
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +31.03% -40.82%
10th Percentile £11.28 £13.50 £11.49
90th Percentile £35.60 £31.50 £22.78
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +29.03%

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 4,453 5,498 6,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.16% 33.02% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,416 3,165 3,443
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £495 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 185 237
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £25.12 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +35.78% -17.23%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.55 £11.22
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.30
% change year-on-year -1.09% -1.33% +8.11%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 +2 797 £400 - 86
Berkshire 0 780 £400 +3.23% 64
Hampshire +22 207 £400 +1.27% 42
Surrey +64 44 £398 -20.50% 13
West Sussex +19 20 £475 -16.37% 9
East Sussex +9 15 £120 - 3
Buckinghamshire +26 14 £285 -33.06% 18
Kent +14 4 £438 - 11
Oxfordshire +32 3 £250 -43.82% 4
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 183 (16.64%) Finance
2 158 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (12.73%) Project Management
5 125 (11.36%) ITIL
6 115 (10.45%) Radio Access Network
7 99 (9.00%) Microsoft
8 97 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
9 96 (8.73%) Programme Management
10 95 (8.64%) 4G
11 94 (8.55%) Cisco
12 93 (8.45%) PRINCE2
13 92 (8.36%) Marketing
14 89 (8.09%) Public Sector
15 87 (7.91%) Degree
16 84 (7.64%) Project Delivery
17 82 (7.45%) Service Management
18 81 (7.36%) Migration
19 78 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
20 76 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
21 75 (6.82%) SAP
21 75 (6.82%) Manufacturing
22 72 (6.55%) SQL
23 70 (6.36%) Change Management
24 69 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
25 66 (6.00%) Security Cleared
26 65 (5.91%) WAN
27 64 (5.82%) Windows
27 64 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
28 61 (5.55%) SLA

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 29 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.36%) Apache
3 14 (1.27%) Confluence
3 14 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.73%) iPlanet
5 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.55%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.45%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.45%) Smallworld
7 5 (0.45%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.36%) SAS
9 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.27%) CMS
9 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.18%) Liferay
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.091%) nginx
Applications
1 78 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.64%) InVision
6 7 (0.64%) Sketch
7 6 (0.55%) Windchill
8 4 (0.36%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.091%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.091%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.091%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.091%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.27%) CSG Singleview
2 11 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.91%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.91%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.64%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.55%) SAP FI-CA
6 5 (0.45%) assyst
6 5 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.091%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.091%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.091%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.18%) Azure
2 28 (2.55%) AWS
3 17 (1.55%) Office 365
4 12 (1.09%) SaaS
5 11 (1.00%) GCP
5 11 (1.00%) IaaS
5 11 (1.00%) Power Platform
6 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.36%) Apigee
8 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (0.27%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.27%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) Trello
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.18%) G Suite
10 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 115 (10.45%) Radio Access Network
2 95 (8.64%) 4G
3 65 (5.91%) WAN
4 59 (5.36%) 3G
5 51 (4.64%) 5G
6 47 (4.27%) LAN
7 44 (4.00%) 2G
7 44 (4.00%) Firewall
8 38 (3.45%) Internet
9 37 (3.36%) DNS
9 37 (3.36%) MPLS
10 34 (3.09%) Ethernet
11 31 (2.82%) Wireless
12 28 (2.55%) BGP
13 27 (2.45%) TCP/IP
13 27 (2.45%) VPN
14 25 (2.27%) Broadband
14 25 (2.27%) Network Security
15 24 (2.18%) VoIP
16 19 (1.73%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.00%) Big Data
2 19 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.36%) SQL Server
5 12 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.00%) SAP Data Services
7 10 (0.91%) Power BI
7 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.55%) GIS
10 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.45%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.45%) MySQL
11 5 (0.45%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.36%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.36%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.36%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 31 (2.82%) JIRA
2 7 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.45%) Jasmine
4 5 (0.45%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (0.45%) Selenium
4 5 (0.45%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.36%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.36%) MSI
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.27%) Ant
6 3 (0.27%) JMeter
6 3 (0.27%) Subversion
7 2 (0.18%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 183 (16.64%) Finance
2 92 (8.36%) Marketing
3 89 (8.09%) Public Sector
4 75 (6.82%) Manufacturing
5 61 (5.55%) Electronics
6 54 (4.91%) Retail
7 49 (4.45%) Legal
8 45 (4.09%) Billing
9 17 (1.55%) Banking
10 14 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
11 11 (1.00%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.00%) Law
12 6 (0.55%) French Language
13 5 (0.45%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.36%) Back Office
14 4 (0.36%) Local Government
14 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.27%) German Language
16 1 (0.091%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 149 (13.55%) Architect
2 113 (10.27%) Analyst
3 106 (9.64%) Project Manager
4 65 (5.91%) Designer
5 64 (5.82%) Telecoms Manager
6 49 (4.45%) Network Engineer
7 46 (4.18%) Consultant
8 45 (4.09%) Developer
8 45 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
9 41 (3.73%) Business Analyst
10 36 (3.27%) Coordinator
11 33 (3.00%) Project Coordinator
12 28 (2.55%) Network Architect
13 27 (2.45%) Telecoms Analyst
14 26 (2.36%) Solutions Designer
15 25 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
15 25 (2.27%) Programme Manager
15 25 (2.27%) Support Engineer
16 23 (2.09%) Network Manager
17 21 (1.91%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.36%) Web Services
2 20 (1.82%) .NET
3 17 (1.55%) CSS
3 17 (1.55%) HTML
4 15 (1.36%) Node.js
5 11 (1.00%) REST
5 11 (1.00%) Swagger
6 10 (0.91%) J2EE
6 10 (0.91%) JMS
6 10 (0.91%) SAP XI
7 9 (0.82%) AngularJS
8 8 (0.73%) Apache Commons
8 8 (0.73%) JDBC
8 8 (0.73%) JSP
8 8 (0.73%) Middleware
8 8 (0.73%) OAuth
8 8 (0.73%) Servlets
8 8 (0.73%) SOAP
9 7 (0.64%) XML
10 6 (0.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.27%) Data Centre
3 50 (4.55%) PMI
4 44 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.09%) User Experience
7 21 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 18 (1.64%) Fibre Optics
9 17 (1.55%) NHS
10 14 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.91%) CMDB
13 7 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.64%) Handset
13 7 (0.64%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.55%) Digital TV
14 6 (0.55%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.55%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.55%) PKI
15 5 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.82%) Windows
2 47 (4.27%) Linux
3 30 (2.73%) Windows 10
4 26 (2.36%) Unix
5 21 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.73%) Android
7 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.36%) Solaris
11 3 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.091%) pSOS
13 1 (0.091%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.091%) uClinux
13 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 140 (12.73%) Project Management
4 125 (11.36%) ITIL
5 97 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 96 (8.73%) Programme Management
7 93 (8.45%) PRINCE2
8 84 (7.64%) Project Delivery
9 82 (7.45%) Service Management
10 81 (7.36%) Migration
11 70 (6.36%) Change Management
12 61 (5.55%) Digital Marketing
13 57 (5.18%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (4.91%) Analytics
15 51 (4.64%) Risk Management
16 47 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (4.09%) CRM
17 45 (4.09%) Problem Management
17 45 (4.09%) Service Delivery
18 43 (3.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 72 (6.55%) SQL
2 47 (4.27%) Java
3 34 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 31 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 26 (2.36%) Python
6 15 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.18%) C
7 13 (1.18%) C#
7 13 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.73%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.73%) PHP
8 8 (0.73%) VBA
9 7 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.45%) C++
11 3 (0.27%) ES6
11 3 (0.27%) Ruby
11 3 (0.27%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.27%) XPath
11 3 (0.27%) XQuery
12 2 (0.18%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 87 (7.91%) Degree
2 69 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 61 (5.55%) PMI Certification
5 40 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 40 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 37 (3.36%) CCNP
7 31 (2.82%) CCIE
7 31 (2.82%) CCNA
8 17 (1.55%) PMP
8 17 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
9 14 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (1.09%) CCA
12 11 (1.00%) CISSP
12 11 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.91%) ISEB
14 8 (0.73%) HNC
15 7 (0.64%) CISM
15 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.55%) SLA
2 55 (5.00%) QA
3 37 (3.36%) PMO
4 21 (1.91%) GDPR
5 16 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (0.82%) NIST
8 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.45%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.27%) P3O
10 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.091%) IFRS
10 1 (0.091%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.091%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.64%) Docker
4 6 (0.55%) NFS
5 5 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.45%) vSphere
6 4 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.27%) XenApp
8 2 (0.18%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.18%) KVM
8 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.091%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.091%) HDFS
9 1 (0.091%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.091%) Postfix
9 1 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (1.91%) Amdocs OSS
2 12 (1.09%) Ansible
3 10 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.64%) Terraform
5 6 (0.55%) HP ALM
5 6 (0.55%) Netcool
6 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 4 (0.36%) Puppet
6 4 (0.36%) SCCM
7 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.27%) WSUS
8 2 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.18%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.18%) Nagios
8 2 (0.18%) SCOM
8 2 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 99 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 94 (8.55%) Cisco
3 75 (6.82%) SAP
4 55 (5.00%) Remedy
5 54 (4.91%) Oracle
6 38 (3.45%) Huawei
7 34 (3.09%) Nokia
8 32 (2.91%) Juniper
9 27 (2.45%) Samsung
10 26 (2.36%) VMware
11 22 (2.00%) Cramer
12 20 (1.82%) BMC
13 17 (1.55%) F5
14 16 (1.45%) HP
15 15 (1.36%) Adobe
15 15 (1.36%) ComArch
16 14 (1.27%) Google
16 14 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (1.18%) Ericsson
18 12 (1.09%) webMethods