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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 645 841 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.14% 8.94% 10.84%
As % of the General category 23.26% 26.14% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 384 460
Median daily rate £388 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +10.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 9
Median hourly rate £14.40 £44.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.27% +46.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £40.00 £14.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £48.25 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -70.45% +69.23%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2773 3217 3392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.01% 34.21% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1526 1751 1748
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 119 81
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £22.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +54.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.40 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £50.00 £49.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 336 £388 -3.12% 41
Hampshire 0 148 £400 +3.22% 40
Surrey -3 56 £403 +15.00% 36
Buckinghamshire -1 41 £307 -25.63% 21
West Sussex +12 16 £460 -3.15% 19
Oxfordshire -3 12 £350 +11.11% 21
Kent -4 6 £265 +32.50% 20
Middlesex -4 6 £450 +9.09% 2
Home Counties -1 4 £225 -
East Sussex - 2 - - 9
M4 Corridor +1 1 - -
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 231 (18.54%) Finance
2 188 (15.09%) Project Management
3 172 (13.80%) Cisco
4 165 (13.24%) Microsoft
5 164 (13.16%) ITIL
6 145 (11.64%) MS Excel
7 134 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
8 127 (10.19%) PRINCE2
9 123 (9.87%) Marketing
9 123 (9.87%) LTE
10 118 (9.47%) Degree
11 111 (8.91%) Linux
12 104 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
13 101 (8.11%) SAP
13 101 (8.11%) Programme Management
13 101 (8.11%) Security Cleared
14 95 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
15 91 (7.30%) VoIP
16 90 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
17 86 (6.90%) Electronics
18 82 (6.58%) SC Cleared
19 78 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
20 77 (6.18%) MS Office
21 74 (5.94%) Manufacturing
22 73 (5.86%) LAN
23 72 (5.78%) MS Project
23 72 (5.78%) Remedy
23 72 (5.78%) 4G
24 71 (5.70%) Oracle
25 70 (5.62%) Digital 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 32 (2.57%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.36%) Apache
3 14 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.88%) ArcGIS
5 8 (0.64%) SAS
5 8 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.32%) IIS
7 4 (0.32%) Smallworld
8 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.24%) JBoss
8 3 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.16%) CICS
9 2 (0.16%) Jetty
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 145 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 77 (6.18%) MS Office
3 72 (5.78%) MS Project
4 48 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.32%) Maya
8 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.080%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.080%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (5.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.20%) SAP ERP
3 14 (1.12%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.24%) Primavera
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.080%) HFM
8 1 (0.080%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.080%) SAP cProjects
8 1 (0.080%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.080%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.080%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.80%) Office 365
4 8 (0.64%) SaaS
5 7 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (0.40%) CloudSense
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.16%) Force.com
7 2 (0.16%) GitHub
7 2 (0.16%) Taleo
7 2 (0.16%) Yammer
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.080%) IaaS
8 1 (0.080%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (9.87%) LTE
2 91 (7.30%) VoIP
3 73 (5.86%) LAN
4 72 (5.78%) 4G
5 62 (4.98%) WAN
6 60 (4.82%) 3G
7 59 (4.74%) Firewall
8 51 (4.09%) VoLTE
8 51 (4.09%) Wireless
9 44 (3.53%) Unified Communications
10 43 (3.45%) GSM
10 43 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (3.29%) UMTS
12 37 (2.97%) Diameter Protocol
12 37 (2.97%) PBX
13 36 (2.89%) Internet
14 33 (2.65%) BGP
14 33 (2.65%) MPLS
14 33 (2.65%) Radio Access Network
15 32 (2.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (1.77%) GIS
3 21 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 19 (1.52%) SQL Server
5 17 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.20%) Big Data
6 15 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
7 14 (1.12%) SAP BW
8 9 (0.72%) QGIS
8 9 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.56%) MySQL
10 7 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.56%) QlikView
11 6 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (0.40%) MS Access
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (2.49%) Subversion
2 22 (1.77%) GCC
2 22 (1.77%) GDB
2 22 (1.77%) Trac
3 15 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.04%) Selenium
6 12 (0.96%) JIRA
7 10 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.80%) Maven
8 8 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.48%) Android Studio
9 6 (0.48%) Ant
9 6 (0.48%) Gradle
9 6 (0.48%) LoadRunner
9 6 (0.48%) Xcode
10 5 (0.40%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.32%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 231 (18.54%) Finance
2 123 (9.87%) Marketing
3 86 (6.90%) Electronics
4 74 (5.94%) Manufacturing
5 51 (4.09%) Retail
6 50 (4.01%) Billing
7 26 (2.09%) Advertising
8 25 (2.01%) Legal
9 19 (1.52%) Banking
10 18 (1.44%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (1.12%) Back Office
11 14 (1.12%) General Ledger
12 13 (1.04%) Law
13 8 (0.64%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.48%) Publishing
15 3 (0.24%) Games
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) Military
17 1 (0.080%) German Language
17 1 (0.080%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 175 (14.04%) Analyst
2 133 (10.67%) Project Manager
3 81 (6.50%) Network Engineer
4 75 (6.02%) Architect
5 68 (5.46%) Telecoms Manager
6 61 (4.90%) Consultant
7 51 (4.09%) Developer
8 43 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 43 (3.45%) Telecoms Analyst
9 38 (3.05%) Coordinator
9 38 (3.05%) Designer
10 37 (2.97%) Administrator
11 35 (2.81%) Voice Project Manager
12 28 (2.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 27 (2.17%) Design Engineer
13 27 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (2.17%) Test Analyst
14 25 (2.01%) Service Manager
14 25 (2.01%) Software Engineer
15 24 (1.93%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.09%) Middleware
2 23 (1.85%) Web Services
3 22 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 22 (1.77%) STL
4 19 (1.52%) HTML
4 19 (1.52%) SOAP
5 18 (1.44%) CSS
5 18 (1.44%) XML
6 17 (1.36%) REST
7 14 (1.12%) .NET
7 14 (1.12%) SAP XI
8 10 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.64%) HTML5
10 7 (0.56%) Spring
11 6 (0.48%) J2EE
11 6 (0.48%) XML Messaging
12 5 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (0.40%) jQuery
12 5 (0.40%) RESTful
13 4 (0.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 45 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.09%) User Experience
6 17 (1.36%) IVR
7 15 (1.20%) Smart Meter
7 15 (1.20%) Smartphone
8 13 (1.04%) Driving Licence
9 12 (0.96%) Public Cloud
9 12 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 9 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.72%) STB
12 8 (0.64%) EMC VNX
12 8 (0.64%) Frameworx
12 8 (0.64%) IPTV
13 7 (0.56%) CCTV
13 7 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
13 7 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 111 (8.91%) Linux
2 60 (4.82%) Windows
3 43 (3.45%) Unix
4 16 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.04%) Android
6 13 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.64%) Solaris
9 5 (0.40%) CentOS
10 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.080%) MVS
13 1 (0.080%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.080%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (15.09%) Project Management
2 164 (13.16%) ITIL
3 134 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (10.19%) PRINCE2
5 104 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
6 101 (8.11%) Programme Management
7 78 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 70 (5.62%) Digital Marketing
9 68 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 67 (5.38%) CRM
10 67 (5.38%) Service Management
11 63 (5.06%) ITIL V3
12 61 (4.90%) Migration
13 58 (4.65%) Network Design
14 56 (4.49%) Customer Requirements
15 52 (4.17%) Change Management
16 49 (3.93%) Service Delivery
17 48 (3.85%) Business Transformation
18 42 (3.37%) Business Analysis
18 42 (3.37%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (4.49%) Java
1 56 (4.49%) SQL
2 28 (2.25%) Python
3 26 (2.09%) C++
4 24 (1.93%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.61%) Perl
6 17 (1.36%) C
6 17 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.88%) C#
10 9 (0.72%) PHP
10 9 (0.72%) Ruby
11 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.48%) Groovy
12 5 (0.40%) Scala
13 4 (0.32%) F#
13 4 (0.32%) VB
13 4 (0.32%) VBA
14 3 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 118 (9.47%) Degree
2 101 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 90 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 69 (5.54%) CCNP
6 53 (4.25%) CCNA
7 39 (3.13%) CCIE
8 31 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (1.93%) JNCIA
10 23 (1.85%) ISTQB
11 22 (1.77%) CCIP
12 19 (1.52%) PMI Certification
13 18 (1.44%) CCDP
13 18 (1.44%) CIPD
13 18 (1.44%) ISEB
14 17 (1.36%) PMP
15 16 (1.28%) APMP
16 15 (1.20%) HND
16 15 (1.20%) JNCIE
17 14 (1.12%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.09%) SLA
2 48 (3.85%) PMO
3 18 (1.44%) QA
4 14 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.80%) P3O
6 9 (0.72%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.64%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.56%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.24%) COBIT
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.080%) EFQM
11 1 (0.080%) GAAP
11 1 (0.080%) GDPR
11 1 (0.080%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.080%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.080%) PMBOK
System Software
1 33 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.88%) vSphere
4 7 (0.56%) Docker
5 4 (0.32%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.24%) vCloud
6 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) NFS
7 2 (0.16%) Samba
7 2 (0.16%) Squid
7 2 (0.16%) SRDF
7 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) XenServer
8 1 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.080%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
4 17 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (1.12%) Puppet
6 13 (1.04%) FortiGate
7 11 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.64%) Amdocs OSS
8 8 (0.64%) Ansible
8 8 (0.64%) Nagios
9 7 (0.56%) SCCM
10 6 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.40%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.40%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.32%) Netcool
13 2 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.16%) MOM
13 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 172 (13.80%) Cisco
2 165 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 101 (8.11%) SAP
4 72 (5.78%) Remedy
5 71 (5.70%) Oracle
6 64 (5.14%) HP
7 59 (4.74%) Ericsson
8 51 (4.09%) Juniper
9 41 (3.29%) VMware
10 36 (2.89%) Huawei
11 32 (2.57%) F5
12 27 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 22 (1.77%) CheckPoint
13 22 (1.77%) IBM
14 16 (1.28%) Fortinet
15 14 (1.12%) Citrix
15 14 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.12%) webMethods
16 13 (1.04%) Blue Coat
16 13 (1.04%) Cramer
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