Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 32 15
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17 +5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,351 1,023 1,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.15% 6.08% 8.76%
As % of the General category 28.09% 18.79% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 327 610
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +7.53% -7.00%
10th Percentile £254 £200 £230
90th Percentile £588 £547 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 46
South East median hourly rate £19.73 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% +30.43% -46.92%
10th Percentile £11.89 £13.46 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £34.08 £43.00
England median hourly rate £24.80 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +27.17% +14.71% +10.57%

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 4,809 5,444 5,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.58% 32.38% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,586 3,046 3,145
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +2.37% +3.05%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £250
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £467
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.71% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 166 220
South East median hourly rate £36.75 £31.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.55% +55.00% -10.51%
10th Percentile £15.38 £13.50 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.63 £47.50
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -1.96% +7.69%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +7 1,015 £420 +5.00% 69
Berkshire +1 957 £425 +6.25% 51
Hampshire +18 246 £400 - 44
Surrey +31 41 £440 +46.67% 26
Buckinghamshire +35 34 £450 +11.80% 13
Oxfordshire +44 24 £275 -42.11% 5
West Sussex +14 21 £354 -37.39% 9
East Sussex -5 13 £120 - 2
Kent -3 5 £438 +6.06% 7
Middlesex +12 2 £475 +11.76%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 253 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (14.36%) Finance
3 180 (13.32%) Project Management
4 168 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 162 (11.99%) ITIL
6 135 (9.99%) PRINCE2
7 114 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
8 110 (8.14%) Programme Management
9 109 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
10 108 (7.99%) Marketing
11 102 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
11 102 (7.55%) SQL
12 101 (7.48%) Cisco
13 99 (7.33%) Microsoft
14 94 (6.96%) Service Management
15 92 (6.81%) Migration
16 91 (6.74%) Java
17 87 (6.44%) Degree
18 86 (6.37%) Oracle
19 85 (6.29%) 4G
20 80 (5.92%) Change Management
20 80 (5.92%) Radio Access Network
21 79 (5.85%) Manufacturing
21 79 (5.85%) Security Cleared
22 77 (5.70%) Billing
22 77 (5.70%) SAP
22 77 (5.70%) Windows
23 75 (5.55%) Data Centre
24 72 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
25 67 (4.96%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 23 (1.70%) WebLogic
2 22 (1.63%) Confluence
3 21 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.74%) Apache
5 10 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 8 (0.59%) iPlanet
7 7 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.37%) CMS
9 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.30%) SAS
10 4 (0.30%) Smallworld
10 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.22%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.22%) Liferay
11 3 (0.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 102 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 55 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
4 42 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 32 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.18%) Sketch
7 12 (0.89%) InVision
7 12 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.59%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.22%) Windchill
11 1 (0.074%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.074%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.074%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.92%) CSG Singleview
2 21 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.59%) SAP PSCD
5 7 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (0.22%) Primavera
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.074%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.074%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (2.22%) SaaS
4 25 (1.85%) IaaS
5 19 (1.41%) Office 365
5 19 (1.41%) PaaS
6 12 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
7 10 (0.74%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.67%) Apigee
8 9 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (0.67%) Power Platform
9 7 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
9 7 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.52%) Serverless
10 5 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (6.29%) 4G
2 80 (5.92%) Radio Access Network
3 63 (4.66%) WAN
4 58 (4.29%) 3G
5 51 (3.77%) 2G
6 50 (3.70%) Firewall
7 49 (3.63%) LAN
8 47 (3.48%) Network Security
8 47 (3.48%) VoIP
9 46 (3.40%) MPLS
10 43 (3.18%) 5G
10 43 (3.18%) Internet
11 40 (2.96%) DNS
12 36 (2.66%) VPN
13 32 (2.37%) Ethernet
13 32 (2.37%) Wireless
14 31 (2.29%) TCP/IP
15 25 (1.85%) BGP
15 25 (1.85%) LTE
16 24 (1.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.59%) Big Data
2 18 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.04%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (0.89%) MySQL
5 10 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 10 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.67%) Power BI
7 7 (0.52%) Pentaho
7 7 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.37%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.30%) DB2
10 4 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 57 (4.22%) JIRA
2 14 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.74%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.67%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.44%) Jasmine
6 6 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (0.44%) MSI
7 5 (0.37%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.37%) webpack
8 4 (0.30%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.30%) Rational Rose
9 3 (0.22%) JMeter
9 3 (0.22%) Maven
9 3 (0.22%) Mocha
9 3 (0.22%) Selenium
9 3 (0.22%) Sinon.JS
9 3 (0.22%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 194 (14.36%) Finance
2 108 (7.99%) Marketing
3 79 (5.85%) Manufacturing
4 77 (5.70%) Billing
5 67 (4.96%) Electronics
6 45 (3.33%) Legal
6 45 (3.33%) Retail
7 17 (1.26%) Banking
8 16 (1.18%) Law
9 11 (0.81%) Mandarin Language
10 10 (0.74%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.59%) French Language
12 6 (0.44%) Back Office
13 5 (0.37%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.37%) German Language
14 4 (0.30%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.22%) Front Office
15 3 (0.22%) Military
16 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (15.10%) Architect
2 139 (10.29%) Project Manager
3 131 (9.70%) Analyst
4 92 (6.81%) Designer
5 68 (5.03%) Telecoms Manager
6 60 (4.44%) Consultant
7 57 (4.22%) Network Engineer
8 54 (4.00%) Developer
9 51 (3.77%) Business Analyst
10 49 (3.63%) Delivery Manager
11 38 (2.81%) Support Engineer
12 37 (2.74%) Solutions Designer
13 32 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
14 28 (2.07%) Coordinator
14 28 (2.07%) Service Manager
14 28 (2.07%) Telecoms Project Manager
15 27 (2.00%) Telecoms Analyst
16 26 (1.92%) Programme Manager
17 25 (1.85%) Data Architect
17 25 (1.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.37%) Web Services
2 28 (2.07%) HTML
3 24 (1.78%) JMS
4 22 (1.63%) J2EE
5 21 (1.55%) .NET
6 20 (1.48%) XML
7 18 (1.33%) CSS
7 18 (1.33%) Node.js
8 14 (1.04%) Swagger
9 13 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 13 (0.96%) REST
10 12 (0.89%) jQuery
10 12 (0.89%) JSON
10 12 (0.89%) Middleware
10 12 (0.89%) Spring
11 11 (0.81%) React
11 11 (0.81%) SOAP
11 11 (0.81%) XSD
12 10 (0.74%) TIBCO EMS
12 10 (0.74%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.55%) Data Centre
3 55 (4.07%) PMI
4 43 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (2.37%) User Experience
7 29 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 21 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 21 (1.55%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.11%) NHS
10 13 (0.96%) Handset
10 13 (0.96%) TM Forum
11 11 (0.81%) CMDB
11 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.52%) Fibre Optics
14 6 (0.44%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.44%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 77 (5.70%) Windows
2 66 (4.89%) Linux
3 37 (2.74%) Unix
4 34 (2.52%) Windows 10
5 27 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.18%) Android
8 15 (1.11%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.81%) Solaris
11 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.074%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (13.32%) Project Management
3 168 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (11.99%) ITIL
5 135 (9.99%) PRINCE2
6 114 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
7 110 (8.14%) Programme Management
8 94 (6.96%) Service Management
9 92 (6.81%) Migration
10 80 (5.92%) Change Management
11 67 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 67 (4.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 65 (4.81%) DevOps
12 65 (4.81%) Problem-Solving
13 64 (4.74%) Digital Marketing
14 62 (4.59%) Service Delivery
15 61 (4.52%) Analytics
16 59 (4.37%) Scrum
17 57 (4.22%) CRM
18 45 (3.33%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 102 (7.55%) SQL
2 91 (6.74%) Java
3 64 (4.74%) Python
4 48 (3.55%) PL/SQL
5 32 (2.37%) C
6 31 (2.29%) JavaScript
7 28 (2.07%) Shell Script
8 25 (1.85%) PHP
9 19 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.26%) C#
11 14 (1.04%) C++
12 13 (0.96%) Perl
13 10 (0.74%) XPath
13 10 (0.74%) XQuery
14 9 (0.67%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.52%) Apple Swift
16 7 (0.52%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.37%) Java 8
18 4 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (6.44%) Degree
2 79 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 72 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (4.52%) PMI Certification
5 52 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 42 (3.11%) CCNP
6 42 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 34 (2.52%) CCIE
8 28 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (2.00%) CCNA
10 19 (1.41%) CISSP
11 18 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
12 17 (1.26%) PMP
13 16 (1.18%) ISEB
14 14 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (1.04%) DV Cleared
15 13 (0.96%) CISM
16 11 (0.81%) CRISC
16 11 (0.81%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.59%) SLA
2 58 (4.29%) PMO
3 47 (3.48%) QA
4 26 (1.92%) GDPR
5 22 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (1.26%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.89%) NIST
8 9 (0.67%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.22%) COBIT
11 3 (0.22%) IFRS
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.15%) P3O
13 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.074%) HAZOP
13 1 (0.074%) PMBOK
System Software
1 29 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.96%) Docker
4 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.30%) Firmware
6 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.15%) KVM
7 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.074%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.074%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.074%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.074%) Postfix
8 1 (0.074%) vCloud
8 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.074%) Xen
8 1 (0.074%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (2.66%) Amdocs OSS
2 20 (1.48%) Ansible
3 12 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
3 12 (0.89%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.89%) Terraform
4 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.67%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.37%) Netcool
7 5 (0.37%) vRealize
8 4 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.30%) SCCM
8 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.22%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.22%) Puppet
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 101 (7.48%) Cisco
2 99 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 86 (6.37%) Oracle
4 77 (5.70%) SAP
5 54 (4.00%) Remedy
6 40 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
7 39 (2.89%) Cramer
8 37 (2.74%) Nokia
9 35 (2.59%) Juniper
9 35 (2.59%) VMware
10 25 (1.85%) BMC
11 21 (1.55%) HP
11 21 (1.55%) Huawei
12 18 (1.33%) IBM
13 17 (1.26%) Adobe
14 15 (1.11%) Apple
14 15 (1.11%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.11%) TIBCO
15 14 (1.04%) Ericsson
15 14 (1.04%) F5