Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,016 1,409 1,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.10% 8.76% 7.54%
As % of the General category 18.80% 24.28% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 611 651
South East median daily rate £400 £372 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -7.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £200 £230 £228
90th Percentile £549 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 32
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -46.92% +131.32%
10th Percentile £13.46 £11.66 £11.75
90th Percentile £34.08 £43.00 £53.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £16.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year +17.29% +14.66% -9.38%

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 5,405 5,804 5,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.43% 36.08% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,025 3,166 3,315
South East median daily rate £433 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £228
90th Percentile £588 £575 £570
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 221 204
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £20.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.50% -9.81% +10.88%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.60 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.23 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +8.51% +4.44%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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
Thames Valley -1 740 £400 - 83
Berkshire -1 719 £400 - 60
Hampshire -33 194 £400 +14.29% 54
Surrey -54 39 £300 -9.09% 24
West Sussex +12 26 £565 +26.97% 11
Buckinghamshire -57 16 £403 -5.29% 12
East Sussex +7 10 £120 -51.02% 2
Kent +8 5 £413 +65.00% 7
Oxfordshire -10 5 £475 +22.58% 11
Middlesex -1 4 £425 +3.03%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 180 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (17.32%) Finance
3 130 (12.80%) Project Management
4 117 (11.52%) Degree
5 107 (10.53%) ITIL
6 100 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
7 99 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 95 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
9 92 (9.06%) Microsoft
10 84 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
11 73 (7.19%) Service Management
12 70 (6.89%) Windows
13 69 (6.79%) SLA
14 66 (6.50%) SAP
15 61 (6.00%) Linux
16 59 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
16 59 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
17 56 (5.51%) Java
17 56 (5.51%) SQL
18 54 (5.31%) Radio Access Network
18 54 (5.31%) Customer-Centricity
19 52 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
19 52 (5.12%) Migration
20 51 (5.02%) Programme Management
20 51 (5.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 50 (4.92%) Management Information System
22 49 (4.82%) PRINCE2
22 49 (4.82%) Marketing
23 47 (4.63%) Oracle
23 47 (4.63%) Retail

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 15 (1.48%) OpenStack
2 13 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.98%) Drupal
4 8 (0.79%) CMS
5 7 (0.69%) Apache
6 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.39%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.20%) JBoss
9 2 (0.20%) SAS
9 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.098%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.098%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 84 (8.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (5.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 42 (4.13%) MS Visio
5 28 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.30%) InVision
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.20%) Maya
10 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.098%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 22 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (1.97%) SAP ERP
3 19 (1.87%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.49%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.30%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.20%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.098%) Maximo
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.098%) Primavera
8 1 (0.098%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.098%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.098%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.97%) SaaS
4 17 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (1.57%) PaaS
6 13 (1.28%) Office 365
7 11 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.08%) AWS CodePipeline
7 11 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (1.08%) Serverless
8 5 (0.49%) IaaS
8 5 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
8 5 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.20%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.098%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.31%) Radio Access Network
2 42 (4.13%) 3G
2 42 (4.13%) 4G
3 41 (4.04%) Internet
4 36 (3.54%) LAN
4 36 (3.54%) MPLS
4 36 (3.54%) Wireless
5 34 (3.35%) Broadband
6 32 (3.15%) WAN
7 31 (3.05%) VoIP
8 30 (2.95%) Firewall
8 30 (2.95%) LTE
9 26 (2.56%) Ethernet
10 23 (2.26%) 2G
10 23 (2.26%) BGP
11 22 (2.17%) OSPF
12 21 (2.07%) VPN
13 20 (1.97%) TCP/IP
13 20 (1.97%) VoLTE
14 19 (1.87%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
2 20 (1.97%) Big Data
2 20 (1.97%) SAP Data Services
3 15 (1.48%) SQL Server
4 14 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.08%) Power BI
6 10 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.69%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.49%) MySQL
9 5 (0.49%) QlikView
9 5 (0.49%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.39%) MS Access
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.87%) JIRA
2 14 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.28%) SoapUI
4 11 (1.08%) JUnit
5 10 (0.98%) IntelliJ
5 10 (0.98%) Maven
6 8 (0.79%) GCC
6 8 (0.79%) GDB
7 7 (0.69%) Gradle
7 7 (0.69%) Mockito
7 7 (0.69%) Subversion
8 5 (0.49%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.39%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.39%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.39%) gulp
9 4 (0.39%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.39%) XMLSpy
10 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 176 (17.32%) Finance
2 49 (4.82%) Marketing
3 47 (4.63%) Retail
4 38 (3.74%) Legal
5 33 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 32 (3.15%) Electronics
7 30 (2.95%) Billing
8 22 (2.17%) Mandarin Language
9 19 (1.87%) General Ledger
10 11 (1.08%) Back Office
10 11 (1.08%) Front Office
11 10 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.79%) Banking
12 8 (0.79%) Digital Economy
13 6 (0.59%) Automotive
14 5 (0.49%) Publishing
15 4 (0.39%) Law
15 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.20%) Advertising
16 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 120 (11.81%) Analyst
2 104 (10.24%) Architect
3 73 (7.19%) Project Manager
4 61 (6.00%) Developer
5 51 (5.02%) Telecoms Manager
6 50 (4.92%) Consultant
7 33 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (2.85%) Business Analyst
8 29 (2.85%) Network Engineer
8 29 (2.85%) OSS Architect
9 28 (2.76%) Designer
9 28 (2.76%) Service Manager
10 26 (2.56%) Coordinator
10 26 (2.56%) Support Engineer
11 24 (2.36%) SAP Consultant
11 24 (2.36%) Scrum Master
12 23 (2.26%) IT Manager
13 22 (2.17%) BSS Architect
14 21 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
14 21 (2.07%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.66%) Spring
2 22 (2.17%) CSS
3 21 (2.07%) HTML
3 21 (2.07%) SOAP
4 20 (1.97%) Middleware
4 20 (1.97%) XML
5 19 (1.87%) SAP XI
5 19 (1.87%) Velocity
5 19 (1.87%) Web Services
6 17 (1.67%) REST
7 14 (1.38%) HTML5
7 14 (1.38%) Spring Boot
8 13 (1.28%) CSS3
8 13 (1.28%) jQuery
9 12 (1.18%) J2EE
10 11 (1.08%) .NET
10 11 (1.08%) Node.js
11 10 (0.98%) LDAP
12 8 (0.79%) STL
13 7 (0.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.76%) User Experience
6 25 (2.46%) PMI
7 24 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.77%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.57%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.48%) Digital TV
12 12 (1.18%) Social Media
13 11 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.08%) Robotics
14 10 (0.98%) NHS
15 7 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.59%) Video Editing
17 5 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 70 (6.89%) Windows
2 61 (6.00%) Linux
3 40 (3.94%) Unix
4 15 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.08%) Solaris
7 10 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.30%) CentOS
9 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.098%) Android
10 1 (0.098%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (12.80%) Project Management
3 107 (10.53%) ITIL
4 99 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (7.19%) Service Management
7 59 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
8 54 (5.31%) Customer-Centricity
9 52 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 52 (5.12%) Migration
10 51 (5.02%) Programme Management
11 49 (4.82%) PRINCE2
12 46 (4.53%) Scrum
13 45 (4.43%) Waterfall
14 39 (3.84%) DevOps
14 39 (3.84%) Service Delivery
15 38 (3.74%) CRM
15 38 (3.74%) ERP
16 37 (3.64%) Incident Management
17 36 (3.54%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 56 (5.51%) Java
1 56 (5.51%) SQL
2 46 (4.53%) Python
3 35 (3.44%) C
4 26 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 21 (2.07%) C++
5 21 (2.07%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.67%) Perl
7 12 (1.18%) C#
7 12 (1.18%) PHP
8 11 (1.08%) MATLAB
9 9 (0.89%) VBA
10 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.49%) Ruby
12 4 (0.39%) R
12 4 (0.39%) VB
13 3 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.30%) Scala
14 2 (0.20%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (11.52%) Degree
2 39 (3.84%) PMI Certification
3 27 (2.66%) PMP
3 27 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 19 (1.87%) CCA
7 17 (1.67%) CCNP
8 15 (1.48%) CCNA
9 12 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.98%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.98%) PgMP
12 9 (0.89%) ISEB
13 6 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.59%) CCIE
13 6 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.59%) MCSE
14 5 (0.49%) MCP
14 5 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.79%) SLA
2 40 (3.94%) PMO
3 21 (2.07%) QA
4 10 (0.98%) GDPR
4 10 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.30%) GCP
7 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.20%) P3O
9 1 (0.098%) COBIT
9 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.098%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.098%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (2.95%) Docker
2 23 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.77%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.49%) vSphere
5 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.20%) KVM
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.20%) vCloud
6 1 (0.098%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.098%) Firmware
6 1 (0.098%) NFS
6 1 (0.098%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (1.97%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.87%) HP ALM
3 18 (1.77%) Ansible
4 14 (1.38%) Puppet
5 12 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.18%) Salt
6 11 (1.08%) Terraform
7 9 (0.89%) Packer
8 7 (0.69%) SCCM
9 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 4 (0.39%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.39%) Netcool
11 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
13 1 (0.098%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 92 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.50%) SAP
3 47 (4.63%) Oracle
4 44 (4.33%) Remedy
5 42 (4.13%) Cisco
6 30 (2.95%) TIBCO
7 29 (2.85%) VMware
8 27 (2.66%) HP
9 24 (2.36%) BMC
10 21 (2.07%) Huawei
11 18 (1.77%) webMethods
12 17 (1.67%) Nokia
12 17 (1.67%) Red Hat
13 16 (1.57%) Juniper
14 12 (1.18%) BT
14 12 (1.18%) ComArch
14 12 (1.18%) Ericsson
14 12 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.89%) IBM
15 9 (0.89%) UiPath