Period
to 17 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 17 January 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 West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 38 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 269 260 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.10% 4.85% 4.87%
As % of the General category 15.42% 15.60% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 197 207
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £218 £239
90th Percentile £565 £509 £530
England median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
South West median hourly rate £13.59 £15.67 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.29% -0.51% -48.36%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.50 £11.43
90th Percentile £43.65 £22.90 £52.38
England median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% -14.71% -19.05%

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 West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,745 1,667 2,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.11% 31.12% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,155 1,165 1,370
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £236 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 94 106
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £41.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -15.40% +27.29%
10th Percentile £12.09 £18.95 £19.38
90th Percentile £59.50 £47.70 £53.39
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +15.56%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Telecoms in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the South West

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Bristol 0 159 £388 +10.71% 52
Wiltshire +7 57 £475 +35.71% 15
Somerset 0 21 £363 -2.03% 20
Gloucestershire +3 11 £325 -21.69% 24
Devon -9 3 £83 -53.52% 9
Dorset - 3 £388 - 18
Cornwall -9 1 - - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 140 (52.04%) Finance
2 123 (45.72%) SAP
3 121 (44.98%) Programme Management
3 121 (44.98%) Marketing
4 119 (44.24%) Digital Marketing
4 119 (44.24%) Business Intelligence
5 118 (43.87%) Manufacturing
6 117 (43.49%) Electronics
7 83 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (18.59%) Security Cleared
9 47 (17.47%) Microsoft
10 31 (11.52%) C#
11 30 (11.15%) ITIL
11 30 (11.15%) SC Cleared
12 29 (10.78%) Project Management
13 28 (10.41%) Scrum
14 27 (10.04%) .NET
15 25 (9.29%) SOAP
15 25 (9.29%) CISSP
15 25 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (8.92%) Radio Access Network
17 23 (8.55%) Active Directory
17 23 (8.55%) Windows
17 23 (8.55%) Linux
17 23 (8.55%) Degree
18 22 (8.18%) DV Cleared
18 22 (8.18%) Oracle
18 22 (8.18%) JavaScript
19 21 (7.81%) HTML
19 21 (7.81%) SQL Server

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.97%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.12%) CMS
3 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.12%) SAS
3 3 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.74%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.74%) nginx
4 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.72%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.74%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.74%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.60%) IaaS
2 7 (2.60%) Office 365
2 7 (2.60%) PaaS
3 6 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.12%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.37%) Google Play
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.92%) Radio Access Network
2 20 (7.43%) Firewall
3 19 (7.06%) Broadband
4 16 (5.95%) 3G
5 13 (4.83%) 2G
5 13 (4.83%) 4G
6 11 (4.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (4.09%) LTE
6 11 (4.09%) Network Security
7 10 (3.72%) LAN
7 10 (3.72%) WAN
8 9 (3.35%) GSM
9 7 (2.60%) VLAN
10 6 (2.23%) HSPA
10 6 (2.23%) WCDMA
10 6 (2.23%) WLAN
11 5 (1.86%) 3GPP
11 5 (1.86%) Skype
11 5 (1.86%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.83%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.86%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.49%) MySQL
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.74%) Big Data
8 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) GIS
8 2 (0.74%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (5.58%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.09%) Cucumber
2 11 (4.09%) Selenium
2 11 (4.09%) SoapUI
2 11 (4.09%) WebDriver
3 8 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.23%) SpecFlow
5 4 (1.49%) GitLab
5 4 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.49%) PhpStorm
6 3 (1.12%) Maven
6 3 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.37%) webpack
7 1 (0.37%) XMLSpy
General
1 140 (52.04%) Finance
2 121 (44.98%) Marketing
3 118 (43.87%) Manufacturing
4 117 (43.49%) Electronics
5 12 (4.46%) Military
6 7 (2.60%) Billing
7 6 (2.23%) Retail
8 4 (1.49%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.74%) Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (14.50%) Developer
2 34 (12.64%) Analyst
3 20 (7.43%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.32%) Designer
5 12 (4.46%) .NET Developer
5 12 (4.46%) Consultant
6 11 (4.09%) C# Developer
7 10 (3.72%) Business Analyst
7 10 (3.72%) QA Tester
7 10 (3.72%) Software QA Tester
7 10 (3.72%) Software Tester
7 10 (3.72%) Tester
8 9 (3.35%) Architect
8 9 (3.35%) Security Consultant
9 8 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (2.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (2.60%) Coordinator
10 7 (2.60%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.04%) .NET
2 25 (9.29%) SOAP
3 21 (7.81%) CSS
3 21 (7.81%) HTML
4 18 (6.69%) AngularJS
5 16 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (5.58%) ASP.NET
6 15 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (5.58%) jQuery
6 15 (5.58%) REST
7 14 (5.20%) JSON
8 10 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (3.35%) Web Services
10 5 (1.86%) Angular 2
11 4 (1.49%) .NET Core
12 3 (1.12%) ModSecurity
12 3 (1.12%) RESTful
13 2 (0.74%) HTML5
13 2 (0.74%) Redux
13 2 (0.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.97%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.97%) User Experience
5 7 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.60%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.23%) PKI
7 5 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.49%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.74%) CESG
10 2 (0.74%) CMDB
10 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.74%) NHS
10 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.55%) Linux
1 23 (8.55%) Windows
2 11 (4.09%) Unix
3 6 (2.23%) VMS
3 6 (2.23%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.86%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.86%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.74%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
7 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (44.98%) Programme Management
2 119 (44.24%) Business Intelligence
2 119 (44.24%) Digital Marketing
3 83 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (11.15%) ITIL
5 29 (10.78%) Project Management
6 28 (10.41%) Scrum
7 25 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (6.32%) MVC
8 17 (6.32%) SIEM
9 16 (5.95%) SDLC
9 16 (5.95%) Service Management
10 15 (5.58%) DevOps
10 15 (5.58%) Risk Management
11 14 (5.20%) Analytics
11 14 (5.20%) OO
11 14 (5.20%) OOD
12 13 (4.83%) Business Transformation
12 13 (4.83%) Change Management
12 13 (4.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.52%) C#
2 22 (8.18%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.95%) SQL
4 8 (2.97%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.23%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.86%) Java
7 4 (1.49%) PHP
7 4 (1.49%) VB
7 4 (1.49%) VBA
8 3 (1.12%) C
8 3 (1.12%) C++
8 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.12%) Python
8 3 (1.12%) Ruby
9 2 (0.74%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.74%) Dart
10 1 (0.37%) Ada
10 1 (0.37%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.37%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (18.59%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 25 (9.29%) CISSP
4 23 (8.55%) Degree
5 22 (8.18%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (4.83%) CISM
7 9 (3.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.23%) CLAS
9 6 (2.23%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.12%) CCNA
11 3 (1.12%) NVQ Level 4
11 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.74%) HND
12 2 (0.74%) IISP
12 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.20%) QA
3 13 (4.83%) PMO
4 8 (2.97%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.86%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.49%) GDPR
7 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
7 3 (1.12%) RMADS
8 2 (0.74%) COBIT
8 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.37%) BS25999
9 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.37%) IFRS
9 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.12%) Docker
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) IAG
4 1 (0.37%) Firmware
4 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) KVM
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) XenApp
4 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.46%) Puppet
2 9 (3.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.60%) Ansible
3 7 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.12%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) Nessus
5 1 (0.37%) Nmap
5 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (45.72%) SAP
2 47 (17.47%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.18%) Oracle
4 13 (4.83%) Cisco
5 11 (4.09%) HP
6 9 (3.35%) ArcSight
6 9 (3.35%) Bluefish Communications
6 9 (3.35%) FireEye
6 9 (3.35%) McAfee
6 9 (3.35%) Nokia
6 9 (3.35%) Symantec
7 8 (2.97%) Huawei
8 5 (1.86%) Citrix
9 4 (1.49%) Actix
9 4 (1.49%) Nortel
9 4 (1.49%) VMware
10 3 (1.12%) Apple
10 3 (1.12%) BT
10 3 (1.12%) F5
10 3 (1.12%) Siemens