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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 17 9
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 736 714 955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.47% 7.91% 10.10%
As % of the General category 26.36% 25.12% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 338 445
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% +105.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.90 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.50 £15.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.12%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2792 2842 3252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.94% 31.50% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1613 1748
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 100 94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.51% +11.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 357 £400 - 29
Hampshire +7 236 £338 -15.62% 31
Buckinghamshire -3 57 £425 +6.25% 13
Surrey +3 31 £260 -31.57% 30
Oxfordshire +3 11 £420 - 5
Home Counties - 8 - -
West Sussex +12 7 £400 +8.10% 5
Kent -1 4 £250 -62.26% 6
Middlesex +5 3 £370 -6.03% 3
East Sussex +1 1 - - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 248 (18.18%) Finance
2 197 (14.44%) ITIL
3 195 (14.30%) Project Management
4 148 (10.85%) Microsoft
5 144 (10.56%) Programme Management
5 144 (10.56%) Security Cleared
6 143 (10.48%) Marketing
7 140 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 135 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
9 129 (9.46%) Linux
10 127 (9.31%) Cisco
10 127 (9.31%) Degree
11 119 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel
12 109 (7.99%) SAP
13 106 (7.77%) Electronics
14 104 (7.62%) LTE
15 103 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
16 102 (7.48%) PRINCE2
17 98 (7.18%) SC Cleared
18 95 (6.96%) Manufacturing
19 94 (6.89%) Digital Marketing
20 92 (6.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
21 91 (6.67%) Service Management
22 84 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
23 78 (5.72%) 4G
24 77 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
25 71 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
26 70 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
26 70 (5.13%) ITIL V3
27 68 (4.99%) Java

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 37 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.69%) ArcGIS
3 21 (1.54%) Apache
4 19 (1.39%) OpenStack
5 17 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.44%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.37%) CMS
10 4 (0.29%) IIS
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.22%) JBoss
11 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.22%) Smallworld
12 2 (0.15%) CICS
12 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.15%) Jetty
12 2 (0.15%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 119 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (4.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.073%) Maya
8 1 (0.073%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 92 (6.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.73%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.66%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (0.44%) Primavera
6 5 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Radian6
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.073%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.073%) SAP cProjects
10 1 (0.073%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.073%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.073%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (1.10%) Office 365
3 14 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.29%) Yammer
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.22%) SaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.15%) CloudSense
7 2 (0.15%) GitHub
7 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.073%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.073%) IaaS
8 1 (0.073%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.073%) PaaS
8 1 (0.073%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.62%) LTE
2 78 (5.72%) 4G
3 65 (4.77%) Wireless
4 62 (4.55%) WAN
5 61 (4.47%) LAN
6 59 (4.33%) 3G
7 56 (4.11%) Firewall
8 55 (4.03%) MVNO
9 46 (3.37%) VoIP
10 44 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
11 43 (3.15%) Diameter Protocol
11 43 (3.15%) VPN
12 34 (2.49%) MPLS
13 32 (2.35%) BGP
13 32 (2.35%) Internet
14 31 (2.27%) TCP/IP
15 30 (2.20%) OSPF
15 30 (2.20%) VoLTE
16 23 (1.69%) GSM
17 22 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (2.27%) GIS
3 21 (1.54%) Big Data
3 21 (1.54%) QGIS
4 18 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (1.25%) MySQL
6 16 (1.17%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.03%) SQL Server
8 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
10 9 (0.66%) SAP BW
11 8 (0.59%) DB2
11 8 (0.59%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.51%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.51%) HBase
12 7 (0.51%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (2.13%) Maven
2 26 (1.91%) Subversion
3 18 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.03%) GDB
6 13 (0.95%) GCC
6 13 (0.95%) Trac
7 12 (0.88%) JIRA
8 9 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.66%) Selenium
9 7 (0.51%) Android Studio
10 6 (0.44%) Xcode
11 5 (0.37%) Ant
11 5 (0.37%) Gerrit
11 5 (0.37%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.29%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.22%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 248 (18.18%) Finance
2 143 (10.48%) Marketing
3 106 (7.77%) Electronics
4 95 (6.96%) Manufacturing
5 65 (4.77%) Billing
6 58 (4.25%) Retail
7 30 (2.20%) Back Office
8 21 (1.54%) Legal
9 17 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
10 16 (1.17%) Banking
11 15 (1.10%) Advertising
12 9 (0.66%) General Ledger
12 9 (0.66%) Publishing
13 6 (0.44%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Military
15 3 (0.22%) Brand Awareness
15 3 (0.22%) Games
16 2 (0.15%) Front Office
17 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.073%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (11.36%) Analyst
2 119 (8.72%) Architect
3 114 (8.36%) Project Manager
4 80 (5.87%) Consultant
5 75 (5.50%) Telecoms Manager
6 73 (5.35%) Network Engineer
7 56 (4.11%) Developer
8 41 (3.01%) Coordinator
9 40 (2.93%) Business Analyst
9 40 (2.93%) Designer
10 39 (2.86%) Telecoms Analyst
10 39 (2.86%) Test Engineer
11 38 (2.79%) Service Manager
11 38 (2.79%) Telecoms Engineer
12 31 (2.27%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 30 (2.20%) Administrator
13 30 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (2.13%) Programme Manager
15 28 (2.05%) Delivery Manager
16 27 (1.98%) GIS Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.27%) XML
2 27 (1.98%) Web Services
3 26 (1.91%) SOAP
4 20 (1.47%) Middleware
5 17 (1.25%) JSON
6 15 (1.10%) HTML
6 15 (1.10%) JSON Schema
6 15 (1.10%) Swagger
6 15 (1.10%) WireMock
6 15 (1.10%) XSLT
7 14 (1.03%) REST
8 13 (0.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 13 (0.95%) RESTful
8 13 (0.95%) STL
9 11 (0.81%) .NET
9 11 (0.81%) Spring
10 10 (0.73%) CSS
10 10 (0.73%) HTML5
11 9 (0.66%) J2EE
11 9 (0.66%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 40 (2.93%) User Experience
5 35 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (1.47%) Smart Meter
8 14 (1.03%) CMDB
8 14 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 13 (0.95%) PMI
10 12 (0.88%) Frameworx
11 10 (0.73%) Digital TV
11 10 (0.73%) NHS
12 9 (0.66%) Smartphone
13 8 (0.59%) FMCG
13 8 (0.59%) STB
14 7 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 129 (9.46%) Linux
2 48 (3.52%) Windows
3 41 (3.01%) Unix
4 20 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (0.95%) Android
6 9 (0.66%) CentOS
7 7 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.44%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.073%) SUSE
13 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.073%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (14.44%) ITIL
2 195 (14.30%) Project Management
3 144 (10.56%) Programme Management
4 140 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
6 102 (7.48%) PRINCE2
7 94 (6.89%) Digital Marketing
8 91 (6.67%) Service Management
9 84 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 77 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 70 (5.13%) ITIL V3
12 65 (4.77%) Network Design
13 56 (4.11%) Migration
14 55 (4.03%) Change Management
14 55 (4.03%) Customer Requirements
14 55 (4.03%) Service Delivery
15 54 (3.96%) CRM
15 54 (3.96%) ITSM
16 43 (3.15%) DevOps
17 41 (3.01%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 68 (4.99%) Java
2 66 (4.84%) SQL
3 30 (2.20%) Perl
4 27 (1.98%) Python
5 23 (1.69%) C
6 22 (1.61%) C++
7 19 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.10%) XPath
9 14 (1.03%) PHP
10 11 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.51%) C#
12 7 (0.51%) Ruby
13 5 (0.37%) Groovy
14 4 (0.29%) RPG
14 4 (0.29%) RPG IV
14 4 (0.29%) Scala
14 4 (0.29%) VB
15 3 (0.22%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 144 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 127 (9.31%) Degree
3 98 (7.18%) SC Cleared
4 70 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (4.25%) CCNP
6 33 (2.42%) CCIE
7 30 (2.20%) PMI Certification
8 28 (2.05%) CCNA
8 28 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 27 (1.98%) CCIP
10 24 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (1.69%) JNCIA
12 22 (1.61%) CCDP
12 22 (1.61%) ISEB
13 21 (1.54%) PMP
14 20 (1.47%) ISTQB
14 20 (1.47%) JNCIE
15 19 (1.39%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.11%) PMO
2 52 (3.81%) SLA
3 21 (1.54%) QA
4 13 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.73%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.73%) P3O
7 7 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.37%) COBIT
10 4 (0.29%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.22%) HL7
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.15%) IFRS
12 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
13 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.073%) GDPR
13 1 (0.073%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 25 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.81%) Docker
4 9 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.44%) vSphere
7 5 (0.37%) HDFS
7 5 (0.37%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.29%) vCloud
9 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.15%) NFS
10 2 (0.15%) Samba
10 2 (0.15%) Squid
10 2 (0.15%) SRDF
10 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.15%) XenApp
10 2 (0.15%) XenServer
11 1 (0.073%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.54%) FortiGate
3 15 (1.10%) Netcool
4 14 (1.03%) Ansible
5 13 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (0.81%) Puppet
7 8 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
9 6 (0.44%) Nagios
10 5 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.37%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.29%) SCCM
11 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.22%) Control-M
12 3 (0.22%) MOM
13 2 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.15%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 148 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 127 (9.31%) Cisco
3 109 (7.99%) SAP
4 65 (4.77%) HP
4 65 (4.77%) Oracle
5 63 (4.62%) Remedy
6 45 (3.30%) VMware
7 42 (3.08%) Juniper
8 37 (2.71%) F5
9 36 (2.64%) Ericsson
10 35 (2.57%) Red Hat
11 27 (1.98%) Huawei
12 25 (1.83%) Fortinet
13 24 (1.76%) CheckPoint
14 23 (1.69%) IBM
14 23 (1.69%) Mapinfo
15 21 (1.54%) EXTOL
16 20 (1.47%) Motorola
17 19 (1.39%) Aruba
17 19 (1.39%) Riverbed
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