Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 12 33
Rank change year-on-year -1 +21 -19
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 343 1,295 997
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 9.94% 9.10% 6.12%
As % of the General category 28.80% 26.18% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 527 332
Median daily rate £395 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.19% +2.77%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £194
90th Percentile £554 £581 £543
England median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 36 22
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.75 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.82% -14.46% +20.29%
10th Percentile £16.05 £10.60 £13.60
90th Percentile £44.55 £38.00 £31.23
England median hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +12.50% +5.26%

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 1,191 4,946 5,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.52% 34.77% 34.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 2,659 3,232
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £231 £262 £256
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 209 178
Median hourly rate £24.65 £26.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.85% +2.88% +30.00%
10th Percentile £10.68 £12.50 £12.43
90th Percentile £51.38 £49.80 £53.75
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +40.37% +1.65% -2.22%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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 +2 263 £425 +6.25% 44
Berkshire 0 246 £425 +6.25% 32
Hampshire -31 28 £550 +37.50% 17
Buckinghamshire +30 16 £430 +43.48% 10
Surrey +55 14 £375 +0.67% 6
Isle of Wight - 13 £213 - 1
West Sussex +35 6 £130 -49.51% 4
East Sussex +30 3 £157 +30.83% 2
Oxfordshire +30 1 - - 2
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 68 (19.83%) Finance
2 44 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (11.95%) SAP
3 41 (11.95%) Project Management
4 40 (11.66%) Microsoft
4 40 (11.66%) Marketing
5 38 (11.08%) Programme Management
6 37 (10.79%) Electronics
6 37 (10.79%) ITIL
7 35 (10.20%) Manufacturing
7 35 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (9.91%) Digital Marketing
8 34 (9.91%) Security Cleared
8 34 (9.91%) Public Sector
9 33 (9.62%) Radio Access Network
10 28 (8.16%) 4G
10 28 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (7.58%) Project Delivery
12 25 (7.29%) Service Management
12 25 (7.29%) SC Cleared
13 24 (7.00%) LTE
13 24 (7.00%) Wireless
13 24 (7.00%) PRINCE2
13 24 (7.00%) WAN
13 24 (7.00%) 3G
14 23 (6.71%) Degree
15 22 (6.41%) Azure
15 22 (6.41%) SLA
16 21 (6.12%) Cisco
16 21 (6.12%) Remedy

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 7 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.29%) Apache
3 1 (0.29%) CMS
3 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.58%) Simulink
6 1 (0.29%) Maya
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.58%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.41%) Azure
2 14 (4.08%) AWS
3 9 (2.62%) Office 365
4 8 (2.33%) SaaS
5 6 (1.75%) PaaS
6 4 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.17%) IaaS
7 3 (0.87%) GCP
7 3 (0.87%) GitHub
7 3 (0.87%) WhatsApp
8 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) Apigee
9 1 (0.29%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.29%) G Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.62%) Radio Access Network
2 28 (8.16%) 4G
3 24 (7.00%) 3G
3 24 (7.00%) LTE
3 24 (7.00%) WAN
3 24 (7.00%) Wireless
4 21 (6.12%) 5G
5 16 (4.66%) VoLTE
6 14 (4.08%) 2G
6 14 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (3.79%) Firewall
8 12 (3.50%) LAN
9 10 (2.92%) DNS
9 10 (2.92%) VoIP
10 9 (2.62%) Unified Communications
11 8 (2.33%) Broadband
11 8 (2.33%) Ethernet
11 8 (2.33%) GSM
11 8 (2.33%) Internet
11 8 (2.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.08%) GIS
2 3 (0.87%) Big Data
2 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.58%) DB2
3 2 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.58%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.29%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) JIRA
1 4 (1.17%) Selenium
2 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.29%) Appium
3 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.29%) JUnit
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.29%) Subversion
3 1 (0.29%) TestNG
3 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (19.83%) Finance
2 40 (11.66%) Marketing
3 37 (10.79%) Electronics
4 35 (10.20%) Manufacturing
5 34 (9.91%) Public Sector
6 14 (4.08%) Local Government
7 12 (3.50%) Legal
8 7 (2.04%) Billing
9 4 (1.17%) Law
10 3 (0.87%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.87%) Retail
11 2 (0.58%) Advertising
11 2 (0.58%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (12.83%) Architect
2 39 (11.37%) Project Manager
3 28 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (7.00%) Delivery Manager
4 24 (7.00%) Telecoms Manager
5 21 (6.12%) Analyst
6 20 (5.83%) Consultant
7 17 (4.96%) Fibre Planner
8 14 (4.08%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.08%) Designer
9 11 (3.21%) Service Manager
9 11 (3.21%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 10 (2.92%) Design Engineer
10 10 (2.92%) IT Manager
11 9 (2.62%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.62%) Voice Project Manager
12 8 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
13 7 (2.04%) Cloud Architect
13 7 (2.04%) Network Engineer
13 7 (2.04%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.46%) .NET
1 5 (1.46%) RESTful
2 4 (1.17%) REST
2 4 (1.17%) Velocity
3 3 (0.87%) jQuery
3 3 (0.87%) React
3 3 (0.87%) Web Services
4 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.58%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.58%) HATEOAS
4 2 (0.58%) JSON
4 2 (0.58%) SAP XI
4 2 (0.58%) SOAP
4 2 (0.58%) Spring
5 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.29%) Node.js
5 1 (0.29%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.29%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.29%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.08%) NHS
3 12 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.21%) Fibre Optics
5 10 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.17%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.17%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.87%) Robotics
8 3 (0.87%) VHDL
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.58%) PACS
9 2 (0.58%) PMI
9 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) SystemC
10 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.79%) Linux
2 12 (3.50%) Windows
3 7 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.46%) Unix
6 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.58%) AIX
7 2 (0.58%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.58%) CentOS
7 2 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.58%) Solaris
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (11.95%) Project Management
3 38 (11.08%) Programme Management
4 37 (10.79%) ITIL
5 35 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (9.91%) Digital Marketing
7 28 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (7.58%) Project Delivery
9 25 (7.29%) Service Management
10 24 (7.00%) PRINCE2
11 20 (5.83%) Migration
12 18 (5.25%) DevOps
13 17 (4.96%) ITIL V3
13 17 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (4.08%) CAD
14 14 (4.08%) Service Delivery
14 14 (4.08%) Service Design
15 13 (3.79%) Change Management
15 13 (3.79%) Information Security
15 13 (3.79%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.79%) SQL
2 11 (3.21%) Python
3 10 (2.92%) Java
4 8 (2.33%) C
4 8 (2.33%) Perl
5 6 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.46%) MATLAB
6 5 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.17%) C++
7 4 (1.17%) PHP
7 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.87%) C#
9 2 (0.58%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.58%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.58%) R
10 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 34 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.71%) Degree
4 9 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.75%) CCNA
6 5 (1.46%) CCNP
6 5 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.17%) CISSP
7 4 (1.17%) PMP
8 3 (0.87%) APMP
8 3 (0.87%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.87%) CCDP
8 3 (0.87%) CCIP
8 3 (0.87%) CISM
8 3 (0.87%) CRISC
8 3 (0.87%) ISEB
8 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.58%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.41%) SLA
2 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.75%) NIST
3 4 (1.17%) PMO
3 4 (1.17%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) COBIT
4 3 (0.87%) GDPR
4 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.58%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.29%) COSO
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.17%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.58%) Docker
4 2 (0.58%) KVM
4 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 6 (1.75%) Ansible
2 5 (1.46%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.17%) SCCM
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.58%) CASB
5 2 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.58%) Nessus
5 2 (0.58%) Netcool
5 2 (0.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.58%) Puppet
5 2 (0.58%) QRadar
5 2 (0.58%) Terraform
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.29%) Istio
6 1 (0.29%) Kibana
6 1 (0.29%) logstash
6 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (11.95%) SAP
2 40 (11.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.12%) Cisco
3 21 (6.12%) Remedy
4 16 (4.66%) Oracle
5 13 (3.79%) Ericsson
6 11 (3.21%) Huawei
7 9 (2.62%) BMC
7 9 (2.62%) Juniper
8 7 (2.04%) Nokia
8 7 (2.04%) VMware
9 5 (1.46%) F5
9 5 (1.46%) Mavenir
10 4 (1.17%) BT
11 3 (0.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (0.87%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.87%) Google
11 3 (0.87%) IBM
11 3 (0.87%) Openreach
12 2 (0.58%) Virgin Media