Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,072 1,285 1,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.41% 8.32% 8.75%
As % of the General category 19.70% 23.67% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 505 761
South East median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £220
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 47
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £14.70 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.06% -66.59% +64.49%
10th Percentile £12.08 £10.48 £24.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.95 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +61.54% -67.50% +116.22%

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 5,443 5,428 6,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.54% 35.13% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,994 2,988 3,367
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 222 236
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -8.26% +26.27%
10th Percentile £13.18 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £26.83 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.32% -9.09% +22.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -3 699 £400 +2.56% 94
Berkshire -2 659 £400 +3.23% 68
Hampshire -9 251 £355 -1.73% 33
Surrey -46 67 £400 +12.68% 23
West Sussex +11 39 £350 -9.09% 11
Buckinghamshire -55 33 £425 - 15
Oxfordshire -16 7 £225 -40.00% 11
Middlesex -6 6 £425 +4.94%
East Sussex +1 5 £119 -70.31% 4
M4 Corridor -4 4 £375 -
Kent +6 2 £413 +55.66% 4
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 218 (20.34%) Finance
2 165 (15.39%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (13.99%) Project Management
4 111 (10.35%) ITIL
5 108 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
7 103 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 100 (9.33%) Degree
9 97 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
10 79 (7.37%) SQL
11 78 (7.28%) Linux
12 77 (7.18%) SAP
13 72 (6.72%) PRINCE2
14 70 (6.53%) Microsoft
15 61 (5.69%) Retail
16 60 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
17 58 (5.41%) Windows
18 55 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
18 55 (5.13%) Migration
19 54 (5.04%) Programme Management
19 54 (5.04%) ERP
20 53 (4.94%) Oracle
20 53 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 52 (4.85%) Marketing
21 52 (4.85%) Java
21 52 (4.85%) Service Management
21 52 (4.85%) Change Management
22 51 (4.76%) Billing
22 51 (4.76%) PMI Certification
23 50 (4.66%) User Experience

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 24 (2.24%) OpenStack
2 11 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.93%) Drupal
4 8 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.65%) Apache
6 6 (0.56%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.47%) CMS
7 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.28%) Mule
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.28%) SAS
9 3 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.19%) JBoss
10 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.093%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.093%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 97 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (5.60%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (3.82%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (1.21%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.47%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.37%) UXPin
11 2 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.093%) Maya
12 1 (0.093%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (2.33%) SAP ERP
2 23 (2.15%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.37%) SAP FI-CA
5 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.28%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.28%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.093%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
2 27 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.31%) PaaS
4 13 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.21%) SaaS
5 10 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (0.93%) Serverless
6 9 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (0.75%) Office 365
8 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.19%) IaaS
10 2 (0.19%) Trello
11 1 (0.093%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.093%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.093%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.92%) WAN
2 39 (3.64%) 3G
2 39 (3.64%) 4G
2 39 (3.64%) LAN
3 38 (3.54%) Internet
4 36 (3.36%) Radio Access Network
5 35 (3.26%) Wireless
6 29 (2.71%) 2G
6 29 (2.71%) VoIP
7 26 (2.43%) MPLS
8 25 (2.33%) LTE
9 23 (2.15%) VPN
10 21 (1.96%) Firewall
11 20 (1.87%) Broadband
12 18 (1.68%) Software-Defined Networking
12 18 (1.68%) Unified Communications
13 17 (1.59%) MVNO
14 15 (1.40%) DHCP
14 15 (1.40%) GSM
15 14 (1.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
2 25 (2.33%) SAP Data Services
3 24 (2.24%) SQL Server
4 13 (1.21%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.12%) Big Data
5 12 (1.12%) QlikView
6 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.75%) MySQL
7 8 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (0.65%) Power BI
8 7 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.47%) MS Access
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (0.47%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (1.96%) GCC
1 21 (1.96%) GDB
2 13 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.12%) JUnit
4 11 (1.03%) Maven
5 10 (0.93%) IntelliJ
6 9 (0.84%) JIRA
7 7 (0.65%) Gradle
7 7 (0.65%) Mockito
8 6 (0.56%) Subversion
9 5 (0.47%) gulp
10 4 (0.37%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.37%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.37%) XMLSpy
11 3 (0.28%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.28%) Trac
12 1 (0.093%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.093%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 218 (20.34%) Finance
2 61 (5.69%) Retail
3 52 (4.85%) Marketing
4 51 (4.76%) Billing
5 39 (3.64%) Legal
6 31 (2.89%) Electronics
6 31 (2.89%) Manufacturing
7 25 (2.33%) Mandarin Language
8 23 (2.15%) General Ledger
9 15 (1.40%) Banking
10 10 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.84%) Digital Economy
11 9 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.65%) Advertising
12 7 (0.65%) German Language
12 7 (0.65%) Law
13 5 (0.47%) Publishing
14 3 (0.28%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) Military
15 2 (0.19%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 138 (12.87%) Analyst
2 102 (9.51%) Architect
3 88 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 70 (6.53%) Consultant
5 61 (5.69%) Developer
6 48 (4.48%) Business Analyst
7 47 (4.38%) Telecoms Manager
8 45 (4.20%) Designer
9 44 (4.10%) Coordinator
10 37 (3.45%) Network Engineer
11 34 (3.17%) Telecoms Analyst
12 30 (2.80%) SAP Consultant
13 26 (2.43%) Network Architect
13 26 (2.43%) Project Coordinator
14 25 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (2.24%) Telecoms Project Manager
16 23 (2.15%) Service Manager
17 21 (1.96%) Content Designer
17 21 (1.96%) Software Engineer
17 21 (1.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.15%) SAP XI
2 22 (2.05%) Spring
3 21 (1.96%) CSS
3 21 (1.96%) HTML
3 21 (1.96%) STL
4 19 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 17 (1.59%) SOAP
5 17 (1.59%) XML
6 16 (1.49%) REST
7 15 (1.40%) Middleware
8 14 (1.31%) Web Services
9 12 (1.12%) jQuery
9 12 (1.12%) Node.js
10 11 (1.03%) J2EE
11 10 (0.93%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.84%) .NET
12 9 (0.84%) CSS3
12 9 (0.84%) HTML5
13 8 (0.75%) JSON
13 8 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.66%) User Experience
3 38 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 31 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.71%) PMI
7 26 (2.43%) Virtual Team
8 25 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.87%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.12%) Social Media
12 11 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (0.84%) Digital TV
14 8 (0.75%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.65%) iPhone
16 6 (0.56%) CMDB
16 6 (0.56%) Fat Client
16 6 (0.56%) Smartphone
16 6 (0.56%) Thin Client
16 6 (0.56%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 78 (7.28%) Linux
2 58 (5.41%) Windows
3 44 (4.10%) Unix
4 21 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.84%) Android
7 8 (0.75%) Solaris
8 7 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.28%) CentOS
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.19%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.093%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (15.39%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (13.99%) Project Management
3 111 (10.35%) ITIL
4 104 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
5 103 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (6.72%) PRINCE2
7 55 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (5.13%) Migration
8 54 (5.04%) ERP
8 54 (5.04%) Programme Management
9 52 (4.85%) Change Management
9 52 (4.85%) Service Management
10 50 (4.66%) Customer-Centricity
11 45 (4.20%) Business Analysis
12 44 (4.10%) CRM
13 35 (3.26%) DevOps
13 35 (3.26%) Waterfall
14 34 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 34 (3.17%) Scrum
14 34 (3.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 79 (7.37%) SQL
2 52 (4.85%) Java
3 32 (2.99%) Python
4 26 (2.43%) C++
5 24 (2.24%) JavaScript
6 20 (1.87%) C
7 17 (1.59%) Bash Shell
8 16 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.03%) C#
10 11 (1.03%) Perl
11 10 (0.93%) PHP
12 7 (0.65%) VBA
13 5 (0.47%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.28%) R
14 3 (0.28%) Scala
15 2 (0.19%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.19%) Ruby
16 1 (0.093%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.093%) X++
Qualifications
1 100 (9.33%) Degree
2 51 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 46 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.43%) PMP
4 26 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (2.05%) CCA
7 21 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (1.68%) CCNP
9 16 (1.49%) PgMP
10 15 (1.40%) ISEB
10 15 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 14 (1.31%) ISTQB
12 13 (1.21%) CCNA
13 12 (1.12%) CISSP
14 10 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.84%) CCIE
16 7 (0.65%) CISM
16 7 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.48%) SLA
2 43 (4.01%) PMO
3 40 (3.73%) QA
4 13 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.84%) GDPR
7 7 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.47%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.19%) GCP
9 2 (0.19%) IFRS
9 2 (0.19%) P3O
10 1 (0.093%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.093%) JSP 440
System Software
1 28 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (2.15%) Docker
3 22 (2.05%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.56%) vSphere
5 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.093%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.093%) vCloud
6 1 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 26 (2.43%) HP ALM
2 23 (2.15%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (1.68%) Ansible
5 12 (1.12%) Puppet
6 10 (0.93%) Netcool
6 10 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.93%) Salt
6 10 (0.93%) Terraform
7 8 (0.75%) Packer
8 7 (0.65%) SCCM
9 5 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.37%) Amdocs OSS
10 4 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.19%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 2 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (7.18%) SAP
2 70 (6.53%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.94%) Oracle
4 49 (4.57%) Cisco
5 37 (3.45%) HP
6 34 (3.17%) VMware
7 26 (2.43%) Remedy
8 25 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.05%) webMethods
10 13 (1.21%) Ericsson
11 12 (1.12%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.03%) Nokia
13 10 (0.93%) F5
14 9 (0.84%) Huawei
14 9 (0.84%) IBM
14 9 (0.84%) Juniper
15 8 (0.75%) BMC
15 8 (0.75%) BT
15 8 (0.75%) EXTOL
15 8 (0.75%) Netezza