Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 14 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 -11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 561 1,298 1,078
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 7.60% 8.73% 6.45%
As % of the General category 24.14% 25.54% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 596 416
Median daily rate £400 £406 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +6.91% +1.33%
10th Percentile £208 £240 £211
90th Percentile £575 £584 £538
England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 35
Median hourly rate £19.25 £19.73 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -12.31% +50.00%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.10 £12.08
90th Percentile £52.75 £105.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.37% +5.95% +61.54%

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 2,324 5,082 5,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.49% 34.17% 34.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,288 2,852 3,220
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £261
90th Percentile £616 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 212 171
Median hourly rate £27.66 £27.08 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.14% -9.75% +33.21%
10th Percentile £12.94 £12.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £51.45 £51.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £26.46 £22.92 £22.54
% change year-on-year +15.47% +1.69% +4.73%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -1 494 £400 -0.62% 21
Berkshire +1 468 £400 -2.44% 13
Hampshire -59 33 £450 +7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 22 £430 +7.61% 4
Surrey +42 16 £215 -54.74% 4
West Sussex +22 10 £340 -40.87%
Oxfordshire +12 4 £425 +54.55% 4
Kent +23 3 £438 +101.38% 2
East Sussex +19 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 85 (15.15%) Finance
2 78 (13.90%) Project Management
3 75 (13.37%) Radio Access Network
4 74 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (11.94%) ITIL
6 64 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (9.98%) Microsoft
8 51 (9.09%) Migration
9 50 (8.91%) Project Delivery
10 48 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (8.20%) 4G
12 45 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (8.02%) Degree
13 44 (7.84%) PRINCE2
14 42 (7.49%) 5G
15 40 (7.13%) SAP
16 38 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (6.77%) Cisco
17 37 (6.60%) Security Cleared
18 35 (6.24%) LTE
18 35 (6.24%) Service Management
18 35 (6.24%) WAN
18 35 (6.24%) Programme Management
19 34 (6.06%) Fibre Optics
20 32 (5.70%) LAN
21 31 (5.53%) SLA
22 30 (5.35%) Public Sector
22 30 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
22 30 (5.35%) Billing
23 29 (5.17%) Marketing

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 9 (1.60%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.71%) Confluence
2 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.53%) CMS
3 3 (0.53%) SAS
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.18%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.53%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.53%) Sketch
8 3 (0.53%) UXPin
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.18%) Maya
9 1 (0.18%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.43%) SAP ERP
3 7 (1.25%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.36%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.28%) Azure
2 17 (3.03%) SaaS
3 14 (2.50%) AWS
4 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.43%) Power Platform
5 7 (1.25%) Office 365
6 5 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.89%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (0.71%) IaaS
7 4 (0.71%) PaaS
8 3 (0.53%) GCP
9 2 (0.36%) Serverless
9 2 (0.36%) SurveyMonkey
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Apigee
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.18%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.18%) Trello
10 1 (0.18%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 75 (13.37%) Radio Access Network
2 46 (8.20%) 4G
3 42 (7.49%) 5G
4 35 (6.24%) LTE
4 35 (6.24%) WAN
5 32 (5.70%) LAN
6 27 (4.81%) 3G
6 27 (4.81%) VoIP
7 24 (4.28%) Internet
8 22 (3.92%) VPN
9 21 (3.74%) 2G
9 21 (3.74%) VoLTE
9 21 (3.74%) Wireless
10 19 (3.39%) MPLS
10 19 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (3.21%) Firewall
12 16 (2.85%) Ethernet
13 15 (2.67%) Broadband
13 15 (2.67%) Unified Communications
14 14 (2.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (1.78%) GIS
2 8 (1.43%) Power BI
3 7 (1.25%) Big Data
3 7 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.89%) DB2
5 5 (0.89%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.71%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.18%) SQLite
9 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (1.78%) JIRA
2 5 (0.89%) Selenium
2 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.53%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.18%) JMeter
5 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 85 (15.15%) Finance
2 30 (5.35%) Billing
2 30 (5.35%) Public Sector
3 29 (5.17%) Electronics
3 29 (5.17%) Marketing
4 27 (4.81%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.46%) Legal
6 10 (1.78%) General Ledger
6 10 (1.78%) Mandarin Language
7 9 (1.60%) Retail
8 8 (1.43%) Law
9 4 (0.71%) Local Government
10 3 (0.53%) Back Office
10 3 (0.53%) German Language
10 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Police
Job Titles
1 63 (11.23%) Architect
2 61 (10.87%) Project Manager
3 43 (7.66%) Analyst
4 39 (6.95%) Telecoms Manager
5 38 (6.77%) Consultant
6 36 (6.42%) Designer
7 33 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (5.53%) Fibre Planner
9 28 (4.99%) Delivery Manager
10 22 (3.92%) Developer
11 20 (3.57%) Business Analyst
12 18 (3.21%) Network Engineer
13 17 (3.03%) Programme Manager
14 16 (2.85%) Solutions Designer
15 13 (2.32%) Coordinator
15 13 (2.32%) Senior Manager
16 12 (2.14%) Build Manager
16 12 (2.14%) OSS Architect
17 11 (1.96%) Deployment Manager
17 11 (1.96%) Network Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.67%) .NET
1 15 (2.67%) XML
2 9 (1.60%) HTML
2 9 (1.60%) Node.js
2 9 (1.60%) Web Services
3 8 (1.43%) SAP XI
4 7 (1.25%) REST
4 7 (1.25%) RESTful
5 6 (1.07%) Ajax
6 5 (0.89%) CSS
6 5 (0.89%) SOAP
7 4 (0.71%) JSON
8 3 (0.53%) Middleware
9 2 (0.36%) LDAP
9 2 (0.36%) React
9 2 (0.36%) Velocity
9 2 (0.36%) WSDL
9 2 (0.36%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.36%) XSD
9 2 (0.36%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.06%) Fibre Optics
3 29 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.50%) PMI
6 12 (2.14%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.78%) User Experience
9 8 (1.43%) CCTV
9 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.25%) NHS
11 6 (1.07%) Digital TV
11 6 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (0.71%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.71%) ASIC
13 4 (0.71%) Handset
13 4 (0.71%) VHDL
14 3 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.28%) Windows
2 17 (3.03%) Linux
3 7 (1.25%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.25%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.53%) Android
5 3 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.36%) AIX
6 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.36%) Unix
7 1 (0.18%) MVS
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.18%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.18%) VMS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (13.90%) Project Management
2 74 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (11.94%) ITIL
4 64 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (9.09%) Migration
6 50 (8.91%) Project Delivery
7 48 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (7.84%) PRINCE2
10 35 (6.24%) Programme Management
10 35 (6.24%) Service Management
11 27 (4.81%) Change Management
12 25 (4.46%) Digital Marketing
12 25 (4.46%) Process Management
12 25 (4.46%) Risk Management
13 24 (4.28%) ITIL V3
14 23 (4.10%) CRM
15 21 (3.74%) Analytics
15 21 (3.74%) Decision-Making
16 20 (3.57%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.99%) SQL
2 23 (4.10%) Java
2 23 (4.10%) Python
3 20 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.50%) C
5 12 (2.14%) PHP
6 10 (1.78%) Perl
7 9 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.25%) C++
9 6 (1.07%) C#
9 6 (1.07%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.89%) Embedded C
10 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.53%) R
12 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.36%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.36%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (8.02%) Degree
2 37 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.57%) PMI Certification
6 18 (3.21%) CCNA
7 17 (3.03%) CCNP
8 13 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.60%) BC Cleared
9 9 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (1.43%) CCA
11 7 (1.25%) CCIP
11 7 (1.25%) CISSP
11 7 (1.25%) PMP
12 6 (1.07%) CISM
12 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.07%) HNC
13 5 (0.89%) HND
13 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.53%) SLA
2 26 (4.63%) QA
3 13 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.32%) PMO
4 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.53%) NEBOSH
5 3 (0.53%) NIST
6 2 (0.36%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) COSO
7 1 (0.18%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (1.25%) Docker
1 7 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (1.25%) VMware NSX
2 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.71%) vSphere
4 3 (0.53%) KVM
4 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.18%) vCloud
5 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.60%) Ansible
2 6 (1.07%) Netcool
2 6 (1.07%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (1.07%) Terraform
3 5 (0.89%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.71%) HP ALM
4 4 (0.71%) Puppet
4 4 (0.71%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.53%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.53%) Cobbler
5 3 (0.53%) Icinga
5 3 (0.53%) SCCM
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.18%) OpenView
7 1 (0.18%) OPNET
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (9.98%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.13%) SAP
3 38 (6.77%) Cisco
4 24 (4.28%) Oracle
5 23 (4.10%) Remedy
6 20 (3.57%) Juniper
7 18 (3.21%) Huawei
8 14 (2.50%) Ericsson
9 13 (2.32%) BMC
9 13 (2.32%) Nokia
10 12 (2.14%) VMware
11 11 (1.96%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.78%) Siebel
13 9 (1.60%) AppDynamics
13 9 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.60%) Samsung
14 8 (1.43%) ComArch
14 8 (1.43%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.43%) webMethods
15 6 (1.07%) Alcatel-Lucent