Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,184 1,217 1,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.04% 7.91% 8.54%
As % of the General category 21.13% 23.47% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 531 739
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -6.45% +7.34%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £220
90th Percentile £550 £500 £519
England median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.78% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 58 51
South East median hourly rate £14.25 £18.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.97% -57.95% +109.52%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.31 £14.00
90th Percentile £31.35 £41.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £29.42
% change year-on-year +61.54% -55.80% +36.81%

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 5,604 5,186 6,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.31% 33.70% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,085 2,881 3,445
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.89%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 229 232
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.20 £10.96
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.88%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -2 767 £400 - 128
Berkshire -1 675 £400 - 87
Hampshire +2 253 £354 +4.04% 55
Surrey -43 85 £450 +37.30% 32
Buckinghamshire -10 77 £400 +13.88% 24
West Sussex -16 30 £350 +7.69% 8
Middlesex +4 16 £425 +1.19% 1
Oxfordshire -15 13 £258 -26.43% 17
M4 Corridor - 12 £350 -
Home Counties +6 5 £325 +44.44%
East Sussex -8 4 £194 -40.38% 6
Kent -13 2 £210 +2.44% 10
Isle of Wight +1 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 232 (19.59%) Finance
2 197 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (15.03%) Project Management
4 132 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 127 (10.73%) Microsoft Excel
6 123 (10.39%) ITIL
7 119 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
8 101 (8.53%) Microsoft
9 93 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
9 93 (7.85%) Degree
10 91 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 89 (7.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 87 (7.35%) SQL
13 86 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
14 80 (6.76%) Marketing
15 75 (6.33%) Linux
16 66 (5.57%) Oracle
16 66 (5.57%) PMO
17 65 (5.49%) SAP
18 64 (5.41%) Windows
18 64 (5.41%) Programme Management
18 64 (5.41%) Security Cleared
19 60 (5.07%) Cisco
20 59 (4.98%) Service Management
21 57 (4.81%) Manufacturing
22 54 (4.56%) Electronics
22 54 (4.56%) Change Management
22 54 (4.56%) Customer-Centricity
23 53 (4.48%) User Experience
24 52 (4.39%) Legal

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 34 (2.87%) OpenStack
2 14 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.93%) Confluence
4 8 (0.68%) IIS
4 8 (0.68%) Mule
5 7 (0.59%) Apache
6 6 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.42%) CMS
7 5 (0.42%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.34%) SAS
8 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.17%) Apache TomEE
10 2 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 127 (10.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (7.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 86 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (2.96%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.42%) Maya
9 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.34%) UXPin
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.17%) InDesign
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.084%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.084%) InVision
11 1 (0.084%) Simulink
11 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.84%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.25%) KANA IQ
4 3 (0.25%) Lawson
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.084%) Magento
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.084%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.084%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
2 28 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.35%) Office 365
5 15 (1.27%) IaaS
6 12 (1.01%) PaaS
7 9 (0.76%) SaaS
7 9 (0.76%) Trello
8 8 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.51%) Slack
10 4 (0.34%) GitHub
10 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.17%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.17%) Serverless
13 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.05%) Radio Access Network
2 35 (2.96%) LTE
3 34 (2.87%) 4G
3 34 (2.87%) VoIP
4 32 (2.70%) 3G
5 31 (2.62%) MPLS
6 30 (2.53%) WAN
6 30 (2.53%) Wireless
7 29 (2.45%) Firewall
8 28 (2.36%) VPN
9 26 (2.20%) Internet
10 25 (2.11%) LAN
11 22 (1.86%) GSM
11 22 (1.86%) VoLTE
12 19 (1.60%) DHCP
13 18 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (1.44%) Diameter Protocol
14 17 (1.44%) MVNO
15 16 (1.35%) 2G
15 16 (1.35%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.62%) Big Data
2 22 (1.86%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 16 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 15 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (0.93%) QlikView
7 11 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.68%) MySQL
10 7 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.34%) Cloudera CDH
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (2.03%) JIRA
2 22 (1.86%) GCC
2 22 (1.86%) GDB
3 19 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.93%) Subversion
6 9 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.76%) Trac
7 8 (0.68%) Maven
8 6 (0.51%) Selenium
9 5 (0.42%) Appium
9 5 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.42%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.42%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.42%) JUnit
9 5 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.34%) JMeter
11 3 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 232 (19.59%) Finance
2 80 (6.76%) Marketing
3 57 (4.81%) Manufacturing
4 54 (4.56%) Electronics
5 52 (4.39%) Legal
6 48 (4.05%) Retail
7 43 (3.63%) Billing
8 29 (2.45%) Mandarin Language
9 26 (2.20%) Banking
10 15 (1.27%) German Language
11 12 (1.01%) General Ledger
12 11 (0.93%) Law
13 10 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.68%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.68%) Publishing
15 7 (0.59%) Back Office
15 7 (0.59%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.51%) Advertising
17 5 (0.42%) Military
18 3 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 170 (14.36%) Analyst
2 120 (10.14%) Project Manager
3 113 (9.54%) Architect
4 76 (6.42%) Consultant
5 58 (4.90%) Telecoms Manager
6 56 (4.73%) Business Analyst
6 56 (4.73%) Coordinator
6 56 (4.73%) Developer
7 55 (4.65%) Designer
8 45 (3.80%) Telecoms Analyst
9 39 (3.29%) Project Coordinator
10 35 (2.96%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 29 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (2.28%) Telecoms Engineer
13 26 (2.20%) Delivery Manager
13 26 (2.20%) Network Architect
14 25 (2.11%) Network Engineer
15 24 (2.03%) Cloud Architect
16 23 (1.94%) Data Analyst
16 23 (1.94%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.03%) HTML
2 22 (1.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 22 (1.86%) CSS
2 22 (1.86%) SOAP
2 22 (1.86%) STL
3 21 (1.77%) REST
3 21 (1.77%) Web Services
4 15 (1.27%) XML
5 14 (1.18%) AngularJS
6 13 (1.10%) Java EE
6 13 (1.10%) Spring
7 12 (1.01%) J2EE
7 12 (1.01%) RESTful
8 10 (0.84%) jQuery
8 10 (0.84%) SAP XI
9 9 (0.76%) Apache Camel
10 8 (0.68%) JSON
10 8 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (0.68%) Spring MVC
11 7 (0.59%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 119 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.48%) User Experience
3 42 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.20%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.20%) PMI
5 21 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 18 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.35%) Smartphone
9 14 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.10%) Social Media
11 12 (1.01%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.84%) iPhone
12 10 (0.84%) IVR
13 9 (0.76%) CMDB
13 9 (0.76%) Handset
14 8 (0.68%) CCTV
14 8 (0.68%) NHS
15 7 (0.59%) Frameworx
16 6 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.33%) Linux
2 64 (5.41%) Windows
3 38 (3.21%) Unix
4 20 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.35%) Android
6 13 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.76%) Solaris
8 9 (0.76%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.51%) CentOS
10 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) pSOS
13 2 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (15.03%) Project Management
3 132 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (10.39%) ITIL
5 93 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
6 91 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 64 (5.41%) Programme Management
8 59 (4.98%) Service Management
9 54 (4.56%) Change Management
9 54 (4.56%) Customer-Centricity
10 48 (4.05%) Digital Marketing
11 47 (3.97%) Business Analysis
12 45 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 44 (3.72%) Migration
14 42 (3.55%) ERP
15 41 (3.46%) Process Improvement
15 41 (3.46%) Service Design
16 40 (3.38%) Service Delivery
17 38 (3.21%) Waterfall
18 37 (3.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 87 (7.35%) SQL
2 41 (3.46%) Java
3 31 (2.62%) JavaScript
4 24 (2.03%) C++
5 20 (1.69%) Python
6 18 (1.52%) Perl
7 17 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 16 (1.35%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.68%) Ruby
11 7 (0.59%) C#
12 6 (0.51%) C
13 4 (0.34%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.25%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.25%) VBScript
15 2 (0.17%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.17%) Groovy
15 2 (0.17%) Korn
15 2 (0.17%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (7.85%) Degree
2 64 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 44 (3.72%) PMI Certification
3 44 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.36%) PMP
5 21 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (1.44%) CISSP
9 15 (1.27%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.18%) ISEB
11 13 (1.10%) CCNA
11 13 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.01%) ACCA
13 11 (0.93%) CCNP
14 10 (0.84%) CIMA
14 10 (0.84%) CISM
14 10 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.57%) PMO
2 50 (4.22%) QA
3 35 (2.96%) SLA
4 30 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.10%) GDPR
6 12 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.76%) COBIT
9 5 (0.42%) IFRS
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.084%) GCP
11 1 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.084%) P3O
11 1 (0.084%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 39 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.69%) Docker
4 9 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.68%) vSphere
6 6 (0.51%) KVM
6 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.34%) vCloud
9 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.25%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.084%) HDFS
10 1 (0.084%) iptables
10 1 (0.084%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.084%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.084%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.10%) Netcool
3 11 (0.93%) SCCM
4 10 (0.84%) Ansible
5 9 (0.76%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (0.59%) Amdocs OSS
8 5 (0.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.34%) Puppet
9 4 (0.34%) Rancher
9 4 (0.34%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.34%) vRealize
10 3 (0.25%) Grafana
10 3 (0.25%) MOM
10 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.17%) SCOM
11 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.17%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 101 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.57%) Oracle
3 65 (5.49%) SAP
4 60 (5.07%) Cisco
5 43 (3.63%) VMware
6 39 (3.29%) HP
7 35 (2.96%) Remedy
8 27 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 21 (1.77%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.44%) Nokia
11 16 (1.35%) IBM
12 15 (1.27%) Ericsson
13 13 (1.10%) BMC
13 13 (1.10%) Huawei
13 13 (1.10%) Juniper
14 12 (1.01%) Amdocs
15 10 (0.84%) Adobe
15 10 (0.84%) Mitel
15 10 (0.84%) Netezza
15 10 (0.84%) webMethods