Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 16 22
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,107 1,317 1,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.65% 7.82% 7.18%
As % of the General category 21.53% 22.17% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 574 587
South East median daily rate £400 £374 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +0.95% -1.33%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £197
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 53
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -40.82% +55.56%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.49 £11.75
90th Percentile £31.50 £22.78 £41.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.00% +27.02% -1.59%

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 5,141 5,941 5,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.90% 35.27% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,935 3,251 3,118
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 200 238
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £46.83
England median hourly rate £24.06 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.67% +2.00% -

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +1 837 £400 -4.76% 86
Berkshire 0 820 £400 -5.88% 65
Hampshire -38 182 £389 +11.07% 41
West Sussex +2 21 £568 +124.95% 3
Surrey -68 21 £500 +25.00% 24
East Sussex +1 14 £120 -53.40% 3
Buckinghamshire -55 10 £426 +6.44% 15
Oxfordshire +14 6 £445 +49.58% 6
Kent +3 3 - - 4
Middlesex -4 3 £425 +3.03% 1
M4 Corridor -4 2 - -
Home Counties -1 1 £420 +29.23%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 197 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (13.73%) Finance
3 126 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 118 (10.66%) Project Management
4 118 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
5 116 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
6 112 (10.12%) Degree
7 111 (10.03%) Microsoft
8 104 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (8.04%) ITIL
10 80 (7.23%) Customer-Centricity
11 73 (6.59%) Marketing
12 71 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
13 70 (6.32%) Radio Access Network
14 64 (5.78%) Service Management
14 64 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
14 64 (5.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 64 (5.78%) PMO
15 63 (5.69%) SQL
16 59 (5.33%) Windows
17 58 (5.24%) SAP
18 57 (5.15%) Programme Management
19 55 (4.97%) Scrum
20 53 (4.79%) Management Information System
21 52 (4.70%) 3G
22 51 (4.61%) Oracle
22 51 (4.61%) Python
22 51 (4.61%) SLA
22 51 (4.61%) Security Cleared
22 51 (4.61%) Cloud Computing

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 33 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.45%) Apache Spark
2 16 (1.45%) CMS
2 16 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (0.72%) Mule
5 7 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.36%) Apache
8 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.18%) Confluence
9 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.090%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.090%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.090%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.090%) Drupal
10 1 (0.090%) Liferay
10 1 (0.090%) Smallworld
10 1 (0.090%) WebLogic
Applications
1 116 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (5.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.08%) Maya
6 7 (0.63%) InVision
6 7 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.27%) UXPin
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.090%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.090%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 22 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.90%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.090%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.090%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.090%) Maximo
5 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.090%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.090%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.090%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
2 36 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.17%) Office 365
5 17 (1.54%) SaaS
6 13 (1.17%) IaaS
6 13 (1.17%) PaaS
7 11 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.18%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.18%) G Suite
9 2 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.18%) Serverless
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon Alexa
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.090%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.32%) Radio Access Network
2 52 (4.70%) 3G
3 51 (4.61%) 4G
4 43 (3.88%) Internet
5 42 (3.79%) LTE
6 39 (3.52%) Firewall
7 38 (3.43%) Broadband
8 33 (2.98%) MPLS
8 33 (2.98%) TCP/IP
9 32 (2.89%) WAN
9 32 (2.89%) Wireless
10 28 (2.53%) LAN
11 27 (2.44%) BGP
12 26 (2.35%) Diameter Protocol
12 26 (2.35%) MVNO
12 26 (2.35%) VoIP
13 25 (2.26%) OSPF
13 25 (2.26%) VPN
14 24 (2.17%) 3GPP
14 24 (2.17%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.98%) Big Data
2 17 (1.54%) Hadoop
3 16 (1.45%) SQL Server
4 13 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (1.17%) Power BI
5 12 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.45%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.36%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.36%) Flink
9 4 (0.36%) MySQL
9 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.27%) MS Access
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (1.81%) SoapUI
2 17 (1.54%) JIRA
3 5 (0.45%) Fiddler
3 5 (0.45%) Subversion
4 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.27%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.27%) GCC
5 3 (0.27%) GDB
5 3 (0.27%) Grunt
5 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.18%) CMake
6 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.18%) JMeter
6 2 (0.18%) Selenium
6 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.090%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.090%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.090%) webpack
General
1 152 (13.73%) Finance
2 73 (6.59%) Marketing
3 46 (4.16%) Legal
4 44 (3.97%) Electronics
5 38 (3.43%) Billing
5 38 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.62%) Retail
7 26 (2.35%) Mandarin Language
8 12 (1.08%) Back Office
9 11 (0.99%) Front Office
9 11 (0.99%) General Ledger
10 10 (0.90%) Banking
11 9 (0.81%) Automotive
12 7 (0.63%) Law
13 6 (0.54%) Publishing
14 2 (0.18%) Digital Economy
15 1 (0.090%) Advertising
15 1 (0.090%) Avionics
15 1 (0.090%) Military
15 1 (0.090%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (11.38%) Analyst
2 104 (9.39%) Architect
3 100 (9.03%) Project Manager
4 66 (5.96%) Developer
5 58 (5.24%) Telecoms Manager
6 56 (5.06%) Consultant
7 38 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
8 37 (3.34%) Designer
9 34 (3.07%) Coordinator
10 31 (2.80%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 30 (2.71%) Business Analyst
12 27 (2.44%) Scrum Master
13 26 (2.35%) Test Engineer
14 25 (2.26%) Network Engineer
15 24 (2.17%) Delivery Manager
15 24 (2.17%) Support Engineer
16 22 (1.99%) Vendor Manager
17 21 (1.90%) Service Manager
18 20 (1.81%) IT Manager
19 19 (1.72%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.52%) HTML
2 37 (3.34%) SOAP
3 32 (2.89%) CSS
4 23 (2.08%) LDAP
5 22 (1.99%) Web Services
6 20 (1.81%) Velocity
7 18 (1.63%) Middleware
8 17 (1.54%) .NET
8 17 (1.54%) Spring
9 13 (1.17%) jQuery
9 13 (1.17%) REST
9 13 (1.17%) XML
10 11 (0.99%) RESTful
11 10 (0.90%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.90%) CSS3
11 10 (0.90%) HTML5
11 10 (0.90%) SAP XI
11 10 (0.90%) scikit-learn
12 9 (0.81%) Apache Camel
12 9 (0.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 118 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.88%) User Experience
4 31 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.62%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 19 (1.72%) PMI
8 18 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 16 (1.45%) NHS
10 15 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.99%) Robotics
12 10 (0.90%) Digital TV
13 7 (0.63%) CMDB
14 6 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.54%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.54%) Social Media
15 5 (0.45%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.33%) Windows
2 41 (3.70%) Linux
3 30 (2.71%) Unix
4 16 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.17%) Solaris
6 8 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.18%) Android
9 2 (0.18%) CentOS
9 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.090%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.090%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 118 (10.66%) Project Management
4 104 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
5 89 (8.04%) ITIL
6 80 (7.23%) Customer-Centricity
7 71 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (5.78%) Service Management
9 57 (5.15%) Programme Management
10 55 (4.97%) Scrum
11 49 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (4.43%) Service Delivery
12 48 (4.34%) Analytics
13 45 (4.07%) PRINCE2
14 42 (3.79%) Migration
15 39 (3.52%) Waterfall
16 38 (3.43%) CRM
17 37 (3.34%) Workflow
18 34 (3.07%) Change Control
18 34 (3.07%) Contract Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (5.69%) SQL
2 51 (4.61%) Python
3 47 (4.25%) Java
4 39 (3.52%) JavaScript
5 30 (2.71%) C
6 22 (1.99%) Perl
7 19 (1.72%) C#
8 18 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 15 (1.36%) C++
10 14 (1.26%) MATLAB
11 10 (0.90%) Java 8
12 9 (0.81%) PHP
13 6 (0.54%) Java 9
13 6 (0.54%) Ruby
13 6 (0.54%) Scala
14 5 (0.45%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.36%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.27%) VB
16 3 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (10.12%) Degree
2 51 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 24 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 23 (2.08%) CCNP
7 17 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.45%) Master's Degree
9 15 (1.36%) CCNA
10 14 (1.26%) ISEB
11 13 (1.17%) PMP
12 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.90%) CCA
14 10 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.72%) CCIE
15 8 (0.72%) JNCIS
15 8 (0.72%) MBA
16 6 (0.54%) MCDST
16 6 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.78%) PMO
2 51 (4.61%) SLA
3 16 (1.45%) QA
4 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.72%) GDPR
6 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.18%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.090%) COBIT
9 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.090%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.090%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 16 (1.45%) Docker
2 15 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.36%) KVM
4 4 (0.36%) vSphere
5 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.090%) NFS
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.090%) vCloud
7 1 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (2.53%) HP ALM
2 12 (1.08%) Ansible
2 12 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.81%) SCCM
4 7 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
6 4 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (0.36%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.36%) Puppet
7 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.27%) Netcool
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.27%) Salt
8 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.18%) Grafana
8 2 (0.18%) Graphite
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.18%) Packer
8 2 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 111 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 58 (5.24%) SAP
3 51 (4.61%) Oracle
4 50 (4.52%) Huawei
5 43 (3.88%) Remedy
6 39 (3.52%) Cisco
7 35 (3.16%) HP
7 35 (3.16%) Nokia
8 25 (2.26%) TIBCO
9 23 (2.08%) VMware
10 22 (1.99%) BMC
11 20 (1.81%) Juniper
12 19 (1.72%) Ericsson
13 16 (1.45%) Talend
14 14 (1.26%) BT
14 14 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.17%) Mapinfo
15 13 (1.17%) Tableau
15 13 (1.17%) UiPath
16 12 (1.08%) ComArch