Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 22 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -8
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1309 1188 1647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.78% 7.14% 8.45%
As % of the General category 22.09% 21.60% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 577 833
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £192 £230
90th Percentile £538 £488 £503
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 53 37
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £24.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.82% +55.56% +1.61%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £22.78 £41.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -3.13% -20.00%

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 5925 5500 6855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.21% 33.04% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3248 3102 3834
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 237 213
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.65 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.88 £48.65
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 0 770 £420 +5.00% 58
Berkshire 0 656 £425 +6.92% 33
Hampshire +12 366 £350 +2.94% 20
Buckinghamshire +2 100 £400 -5.88% 15
Surrey -12 81 £410 +54.72% 35
Middlesex +5 18 £413 -2.94% 1
West Sussex -27 12 £270 -16.92% 1
Home Counties - 11 £325 -
Oxfordshire +15 10 £298 -16.20% 10
M4 Corridor +12 9 £350 -
Kent -12 5 £220 +18.92% 2
East Sussex -1 4 £258 +4.04% 2
Sussex - 1 £450 - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 245 (18.72%) Finance
2 198 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (13.98%) Project Management
4 164 (12.53%) ITIL
5 154 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 149 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
7 138 (10.54%) Marketing
8 127 (9.70%) Programme Management
9 124 (9.47%) Degree
10 118 (9.01%) Microsoft Excel
11 117 (8.94%) Microsoft
12 111 (8.48%) Security Cleared
13 105 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
14 104 (7.94%) Electronics
15 101 (7.72%) Manufacturing
16 94 (7.18%) Digital Marketing
17 93 (7.10%) SAP
18 91 (6.95%) Linux
19 90 (6.88%) Service Management
20 88 (6.72%) Cisco
21 86 (6.57%) PRINCE2
22 85 (6.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 81 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
24 80 (6.11%) SQL
25 75 (5.73%) SC Cleared
26 71 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
27 69 (5.27%) LTE
28 61 (4.66%) Windows
29 60 (4.58%) Change Management
29 60 (4.58%) 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 28 (2.14%) OpenStack
2 22 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.07%) Apache
5 13 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.92%) Confluence
7 10 (0.76%) IIS
7 10 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.46%) PowerExchange
10 5 (0.38%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.38%) Mule
11 4 (0.31%) Smallworld
12 3 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.23%) SAS
12 3 (0.23%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.15%) Apache TomEE
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 118 (9.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (6.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 81 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
4 26 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.31%) Maya
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.15%) InDesign
10 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.076%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.076%) InVision
10 1 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.076%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 30 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.23%) KANA IQ
3 3 (0.23%) Lawson
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.15%) Radian6
4 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.076%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.076%) Exstream
5 1 (0.076%) Magento
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.076%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.076%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.076%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
2 29 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.22%) Office 365
5 14 (1.07%) IaaS
6 10 (0.76%) PaaS
7 8 (0.61%) SaaS
8 7 (0.53%) Trello
9 6 (0.46%) GitHub
9 6 (0.46%) Slack
10 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
11 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.15%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.15%) Serverless
12 2 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (5.27%) LTE
2 59 (4.51%) Wireless
3 53 (4.05%) 4G
4 52 (3.97%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (3.51%) VoIP
6 40 (3.06%) Firewall
7 37 (2.83%) WAN
8 36 (2.75%) VPN
9 33 (2.52%) LAN
10 32 (2.44%) 3G
11 29 (2.22%) MPLS
11 29 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (2.14%) Internet
13 25 (1.91%) TCP/IP
14 23 (1.76%) GSM
15 22 (1.68%) Diameter Protocol
16 21 (1.60%) MVNO
17 18 (1.38%) PBX
18 16 (1.22%) Broadband
18 16 (1.22%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (3.74%) Big Data
2 40 (3.06%) Hadoop
3 24 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.38%) SQL Server
5 14 (1.07%) Apache Hive
6 13 (0.99%) GIS
6 13 (0.99%) HBase
6 13 (0.99%) IBM BigInsights
6 13 (0.99%) Sqoop
7 10 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.46%) DB2
9 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.46%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.38%) MySQL
10 5 (0.38%) QGIS
10 5 (0.38%) QlikView
10 5 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (2.60%) Maven
2 33 (2.52%) JIRA
3 22 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.68%) Subversion
4 15 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.92%) GDB
6 11 (0.84%) GCC
7 10 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.76%) Trac
8 7 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.46%) Selenium
10 5 (0.38%) Appium
10 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.31%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.31%) JUnit
11 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.31%) SpecFlow
General
1 245 (18.72%) Finance
2 138 (10.54%) Marketing
3 104 (7.94%) Electronics
4 101 (7.72%) Manufacturing
5 60 (4.58%) Retail
6 47 (3.59%) Billing
7 37 (2.83%) Legal
8 29 (2.22%) Banking
9 22 (1.68%) Back Office
9 22 (1.68%) Mandarin Language
10 11 (0.84%) German Language
11 10 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.53%) Law
12 7 (0.53%) Publishing
13 5 (0.38%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.31%) Military
15 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.23%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 164 (12.53%) Analyst
2 133 (10.16%) Project Manager
3 120 (9.17%) Architect
4 80 (6.11%) Consultant
5 79 (6.04%) Telecoms Manager
6 77 (5.88%) Developer
7 53 (4.05%) Telecoms Engineer
8 49 (3.74%) Business Analyst
9 44 (3.36%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 43 (3.28%) Designer
11 40 (3.06%) Coordinator
12 39 (2.98%) Network Engineer
13 35 (2.67%) Project Coordinator
14 33 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
14 33 (2.52%) Telecoms Analyst
15 30 (2.29%) Delivery Manager
15 30 (2.29%) Support Engineer
16 28 (2.14%) Administrator
17 27 (2.06%) IT Manager
18 25 (1.91%) XML Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.13%) XML
2 32 (2.44%) Web Services
3 30 (2.29%) HTML
4 29 (2.22%) JSON
5 25 (1.91%) JSON Schema
5 25 (1.91%) Swagger
5 25 (1.91%) WireMock
5 25 (1.91%) XSLT
6 23 (1.76%) AngularJS
6 23 (1.76%) SOAP
7 21 (1.60%) CSS
7 21 (1.60%) REST
8 17 (1.30%) Kafka
8 17 (1.30%) Spring
9 16 (1.22%) jQuery
10 15 (1.15%) RESTful
11 12 (0.92%) .NET
12 11 (0.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 11 (0.84%) STL
13 10 (0.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 37 (2.83%) User Experience
6 36 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.45%) CMDB
8 19 (1.45%) PMI
9 17 (1.30%) Smartphone
10 14 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.84%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.84%) Frameworx
11 11 (0.84%) Social Media
12 10 (0.76%) Handset
13 9 (0.69%) FMCG
14 8 (0.61%) CCTV
14 8 (0.61%) IVR
15 7 (0.53%) CESG
15 7 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 91 (6.95%) Linux
2 61 (4.66%) Windows
3 37 (2.83%) Unix
4 19 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.99%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.92%) Android
9 11 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.76%) Solaris
11 9 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.46%) CentOS
14 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (13.98%) Project Management
3 164 (12.53%) ITIL
4 154 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 149 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
6 127 (9.70%) Programme Management
7 94 (7.18%) Digital Marketing
8 90 (6.88%) Service Management
9 86 (6.57%) PRINCE2
10 71 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 60 (4.58%) Change Management
12 59 (4.51%) Data Modelling
13 55 (4.20%) Business Analysis
14 52 (3.97%) Collaborative Working
14 52 (3.97%) Scrum
14 52 (3.97%) Service Delivery
15 51 (3.90%) Migration
16 50 (3.82%) Waterfall
17 48 (3.67%) Analytics
17 48 (3.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 80 (6.11%) SQL
2 48 (3.67%) Java
3 34 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 28 (2.14%) Python
5 25 (1.91%) XPath
6 19 (1.45%) Perl
7 16 (1.22%) C++
8 14 (1.07%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.84%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.76%) C#
11 9 (0.69%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.69%) Ruby
12 8 (0.61%) C
13 4 (0.31%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.31%) RPG
13 4 (0.31%) RPG IV
13 4 (0.31%) VB
13 4 (0.31%) VBScript
14 3 (0.23%) Korn
14 3 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (9.47%) Degree
2 111 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 75 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 31 (2.37%) PMP
7 25 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.53%) CCNA
8 20 (1.53%) ISTQB
9 19 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 18 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (1.30%) CCNP
11 17 (1.30%) ISEB
12 16 (1.22%) CISM
12 16 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.07%) CCIE
13 14 (1.07%) CISSP
14 13 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.84%) ACCA
16 10 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.97%) PMO
2 44 (3.36%) QA
3 38 (2.90%) SLA
4 31 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.15%) GDPR
5 15 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.53%) COBIT
7 7 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.31%) IFRS
8 4 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.076%) P3O
10 1 (0.076%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 33 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.15%) Docker
4 14 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.99%) Apache Flume
5 13 (0.99%) HDFS
6 12 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.76%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.61%) vSphere
9 6 (0.46%) KVM
10 5 (0.38%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.31%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.31%) vCloud
12 1 (0.076%) Firmware
12 1 (0.076%) iptables
12 1 (0.076%) Openswan
12 1 (0.076%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.076%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.30%) Netcool
3 13 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
4 12 (0.92%) Control-M
5 10 (0.76%) Ambari
5 10 (0.76%) Ansible
6 8 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 7 (0.53%) SCCM
8 6 (0.46%) MOM
9 5 (0.38%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.31%) Puppet
10 4 (0.31%) Rancher
10 4 (0.31%) vRealize
11 3 (0.23%) Amdocs OSS
11 3 (0.23%) Cacti
11 3 (0.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.15%) CloudForms
Vendors
1 117 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 93 (7.10%) SAP
3 88 (6.72%) Cisco
4 49 (3.74%) Remedy
5 48 (3.67%) Oracle
6 47 (3.59%) HP
7 43 (3.28%) VMware
8 38 (2.90%) IBM
9 33 (2.52%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.99%) BMC
11 25 (1.91%) Juniper
12 23 (1.76%) Ericsson
12 23 (1.76%) Motorola
13 20 (1.53%) ServiceNow
14 18 (1.38%) Nokia
15 17 (1.30%) F5
16 16 (1.22%) Huawei
17 15 (1.15%) CheckPoint
18 11 (0.84%) Fortinet
19 9 (0.69%) Adobe