Period
to 11 November 2019

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 11 November 2019 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 43 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 +16
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 372 287 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.80% 4.63% 5.92%
As % of the General category 18.46% 12.57% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 214 221
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £147 £262 £275
90th Percentile £652 £614 £558
England median daily rate £415 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.58% -56.00% +212.50%
10th Percentile £9.75 £15.23 £11.72
90th Percentile £51.25 £40.00 £44.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +31.15%

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 2,015 2,283 2,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.43% 36.86% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,327 1,469 1,554
South West median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £256
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £493 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.76% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 94 77
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.98% +14.55%
10th Percentile £12.10 £14.37 £11.12
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.10 £53.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +9.76%

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 11 November 2019.

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 11 November 2019.

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 11 November 2019. 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
Wiltshire +19 142 £525 +1.20% 12
Bristol +1 134 £425 +6.25% 25
Somerset +5 34 £373 +14.62% 6
Devon +12 30 £363 +13.28% 11
Gloucestershire -1 16 £525 +52.73% 7
Dorset +7 7 £320 -24.71% 5
Cornwall +13 3 £400 +60.00%
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 2019, 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 West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 245 (65.86%) Finance
2 238 (63.98%) Public Sector
3 232 (62.37%) Manufacturing
4 229 (61.56%) SAP
4 229 (61.56%) Marketing
5 228 (61.29%) Business Intelligence
5 228 (61.29%) Electronics
5 228 (61.29%) Programme Management
6 227 (61.02%) Digital Marketing
7 125 (33.60%) Security Cleared
8 70 (18.82%) SC Cleared
9 65 (17.47%) DV Cleared
10 61 (16.40%) Windows
11 56 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (11.56%) Windows 10
13 40 (10.75%) ITIL
14 36 (9.68%) Windows 7
15 34 (9.14%) C#
15 34 (9.14%) JavaScript
15 34 (9.14%) Linux
16 30 (8.06%) Microsoft
16 30 (8.06%) Azure
17 26 (6.99%) HTML
17 26 (6.99%) JSP 440
18 24 (6.45%) RMADS
18 24 (6.45%) C++
19 23 (6.18%) Digital Media
19 23 (6.18%) Migration
20 22 (5.91%) SQL
20 22 (5.91%) Cisco

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 5 (1.34%) CMS
1 5 (1.34%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.54%) Apache
3 2 (0.54%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.54%) Confluence
3 2 (0.54%) Drupal
3 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.54%) Jetty
3 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.27%) Gunicorn
4 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.61%) Sketch
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.08%) Adobe XD
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) Figma
5 2 (0.54%) InVision
5 2 (0.54%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.81%) Magento
2 2 (0.54%) Minerva
2 2 (0.54%) SAP PS
2 2 (0.54%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.06%) Azure
2 12 (3.23%) AWS
3 6 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (1.61%) Office 365
4 5 (1.34%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.08%) IaaS
6 3 (0.81%) PaaS
7 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.54%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.54%) SaaS
7 2 (0.54%) Serverless
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.65%) Firewall
2 20 (5.38%) WAN
3 18 (4.84%) LAN
4 14 (3.76%) Wireless
5 13 (3.49%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (3.49%) VPN
6 11 (2.96%) LTE
7 10 (2.69%) VoIP
8 9 (2.42%) 3G
8 9 (2.42%) 4G
8 9 (2.42%) 5G
9 8 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (2.15%) Internet
9 8 (2.15%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.88%) SSH
10 7 (1.88%) TETRA
11 5 (1.34%) DNS
11 5 (1.34%) MPLS
11 5 (1.34%) Network Security
11 5 (1.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.34%) Big Data
4 4 (1.08%) MySQL
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.81%) DataStage
5 3 (0.81%) DB2
5 3 (0.81%) Informix
5 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.81%) QualityStage
6 2 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.54%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.27%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.27%) Power BI
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (2.69%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.42%) JIRA
2 9 (2.42%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.88%) Selenium
4 6 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.61%) git-flow
4 6 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.08%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.08%) Balsamiq
5 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.81%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.54%) JUnit
7 2 (0.54%) Mocha
8 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.27%) Sahi
General
1 245 (65.86%) Finance
2 238 (63.98%) Public Sector
3 232 (62.37%) Manufacturing
4 229 (61.56%) Marketing
5 228 (61.29%) Electronics
6 16 (4.30%) Retail
7 14 (3.76%) Banking
8 7 (1.88%) Military
9 6 (1.61%) Publishing
10 5 (1.34%) Law
11 4 (1.08%) Local Government
12 2 (0.54%) Billing
13 1 (0.27%) Back Office
13 1 (0.27%) Front Office
13 1 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 52 (13.98%) Architect
2 49 (13.17%) Developer
3 32 (8.60%) Deployment Engineer
4 31 (8.33%) Analyst
5 30 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
6 28 (7.53%) Support Engineer
7 26 (6.99%) Coordinator
8 25 (6.72%) Windows Support Engineer
9 24 (6.45%) Security Assurance Coordinator
9 24 (6.45%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 21 (5.65%) Desktop Support
11 20 (5.38%) Desktop Engineer
11 20 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 20 (5.38%) Project Manager
12 17 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (4.30%) C# Developer
13 16 (4.30%) Network Engineer
13 16 (4.30%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.23%) Designer
14 12 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.99%) HTML
2 21 (5.65%) CSS
3 17 (4.57%) Web Services
4 16 (4.30%) .NET
5 15 (4.03%) RESTful
6 12 (3.23%) Node.js
7 11 (2.96%) XML
8 9 (2.42%) Sass
9 8 (2.15%) CSS3
9 8 (2.15%) HTML5
9 8 (2.15%) Laravel
9 8 (2.15%) Middleware
10 7 (1.88%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (1.61%) JSON
11 6 (1.61%) LESS
11 6 (1.61%) OAuth
11 6 (1.61%) OAuth2
12 5 (1.34%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.18%) Digital Media
2 21 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.69%) PKI
6 8 (2.15%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.15%) User Experience
7 5 (1.34%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.81%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.81%) NHS
10 2 (0.54%) Blog
10 2 (0.54%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.54%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.40%) Windows
2 43 (11.56%) Windows 10
3 36 (9.68%) Windows 7
4 34 (9.14%) Linux
5 7 (1.88%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.54%) AIX
8 2 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.54%) Solaris
8 2 (0.54%) Unix
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) VMS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (61.29%) Business Intelligence
1 228 (61.29%) Programme Management
2 227 (61.02%) Digital Marketing
3 56 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (10.75%) ITIL
5 23 (6.18%) Migration
6 22 (5.91%) Software Engineering
7 21 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (5.65%) Test Automation
8 20 (5.38%) ArchiMate
9 18 (4.84%) Service Management
9 18 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (4.30%) Project Management
11 13 (3.49%) DevOps
11 13 (3.49%) Unit Testing
12 12 (3.23%) Workflow
13 11 (2.96%) PRINCE2
13 11 (2.96%) Project Delivery
14 10 (2.69%) Decision-Making
14 10 (2.69%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.14%) C#
1 34 (9.14%) JavaScript
2 24 (6.45%) C++
3 22 (5.91%) SQL
4 19 (5.11%) Java
5 16 (4.30%) Python
6 12 (3.23%) TypeScript
7 11 (2.96%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.69%) PHP
9 9 (2.42%) C
10 6 (1.61%) PHP 7
11 5 (1.34%) Embedded C
11 5 (1.34%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.08%) Ruby
12 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.81%) Java 8
13 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.54%) ES6
14 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (33.60%) Security Cleared
2 70 (18.82%) SC Cleared
3 65 (17.47%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.96%) CCNA
6 9 (2.42%) Degree
7 6 (1.61%) CCNP
7 6 (1.61%) CISSP
8 5 (1.34%) CISM
9 4 (1.08%) CISA
9 4 (1.08%) SANS
10 3 (0.81%) RIBA
11 2 (0.54%) CCIE
11 2 (0.54%) CCSA
11 2 (0.54%) CCSE
11 2 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.99%) JSP 440
2 24 (6.45%) RMADS
3 7 (1.88%) QA
4 6 (1.61%) SLA
5 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) HL7
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (3.76%) Docker
2 10 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.08%) Firmware
4 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.27%) Snort
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) Kubernetes
1 7 (1.88%) Terraform
2 4 (1.08%) Ansible
2 4 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (0.81%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.81%) SCCM
4 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.27%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.27%) Netcool
5 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.27%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) SCOM
5 1 (0.27%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 229 (61.56%) SAP
2 30 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.91%) Cisco
4 15 (4.03%) HP
5 11 (2.96%) F5
6 9 (2.42%) BiZZdesign
6 9 (2.42%) Oracle
7 8 (2.15%) Dell
8 7 (1.88%) CA
8 7 (1.88%) McAfee
9 6 (1.61%) Adobe
9 6 (1.61%) Juniper
10 5 (1.34%) IBM
10 5 (1.34%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.08%) Avaya
11 4 (1.08%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.08%) Huawei
11 4 (1.08%) Infor
11 4 (1.08%) Riverbed
12 3 (0.81%) Ericsson