Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 53 29
Rank change year-on-year +17 -24 +2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 363 197 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.80% 3.68% 6.07%
As % of the General category 20.34% 10.97% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 137 246
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £263
90th Percentile £675 £500 £556
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 12
South West median hourly rate £41.75 £16.50 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.03% +19.05% +13.14%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.48 £11.38
90th Percentile £46.35 £18.83 £42.00
England median hourly rate £23.59 £21.75 £13.86
% change year-on-year +8.46% +56.93% -34.84%

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 1,785 1,795 1,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.51% 33.50% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 1,120 1,227
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £238
90th Percentile £642 £563 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 84 62
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £17.75 £15.48 £12.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £32.00 £26.93 £24.23
% change year-on-year +18.83% +11.17% -3.10%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +29 155 £525 +16.67% 10
Bristol +1 117 £413 +10.00% 39
Devon +18 45 £325 - 12
Gloucestershire -10 17 £525 +53.96% 11
Somerset -1 12 £143 -47.22% 13
Dorset +5 8 £315 -18.71% 18
Cornwall +10 3 £400 +60.00% 6
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 225 (61.98%) Finance
2 207 (57.02%) Business Intelligence
3 205 (56.47%) Manufacturing
4 198 (54.55%) Programme Management
5 197 (54.27%) Electronics
5 197 (54.27%) SAP
5 197 (54.27%) Marketing
6 196 (53.99%) Digital Marketing
7 120 (33.06%) Security Cleared
8 74 (20.39%) SC Cleared
9 71 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (15.98%) C#
11 54 (14.88%) DV Cleared
12 49 (13.50%) JavaScript
13 44 (12.12%) Microsoft
14 43 (11.85%) SQL Server
15 41 (11.29%) .NET
16 40 (11.02%) Windows
17 36 (9.92%) HTML
17 36 (9.92%) Digital Media
18 35 (9.64%) Software Engineering
19 32 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
20 31 (8.54%) C++
20 31 (8.54%) SQL
21 27 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
22 25 (6.89%) CSS
22 25 (6.89%) Test Automation
23 24 (6.61%) Windows 10
24 23 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
25 22 (6.06%) Service Management

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 6 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) JBoss
4 1 (0.28%) Jetty
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (4.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.10%) Adobe XD
3 4 (1.10%) Sketch
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.75%) Office 365
4 9 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.48%) Azure Functions
4 9 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (2.48%) Power Platform
4 9 (2.48%) Serverless
5 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.10%) SaaS
6 3 (0.83%) PaaS
7 2 (0.55%) Azure Stack
7 2 (0.55%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.28%) npm
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.23%) 3G
1 19 (5.23%) 4G
1 19 (5.23%) LTE
2 17 (4.68%) 5G
3 16 (4.41%) Firewall
3 16 (4.41%) WAN
4 15 (4.13%) LAN
5 14 (3.86%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (3.31%) GSM
6 12 (3.31%) Wireless
7 11 (3.03%) 2G
8 10 (2.75%) VPN
9 9 (2.48%) TETRA
9 9 (2.48%) VoIP
10 8 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (2.20%) WebEx
11 7 (1.93%) WCDMA
12 6 (1.65%) MPLS
12 6 (1.65%) UMTS
12 6 (1.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.48%) Big Data
2 9 (2.48%) Power BI
3 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.38%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.10%) MySQL
5 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.55%) OLAP
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (4.41%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.48%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.20%) JIRA
5 6 (1.65%) Selenium
6 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.10%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.10%) Balsamiq
7 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.10%) Subversion
8 2 (0.55%) Maven
8 2 (0.55%) Mocha
8 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.28%) Appium
9 1 (0.28%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.28%) webpack
General
1 225 (61.98%) Finance
2 205 (56.47%) Manufacturing
3 197 (54.27%) Electronics
3 197 (54.27%) Marketing
4 17 (4.68%) Retail
5 10 (2.75%) Military
6 7 (1.93%) Banking
7 5 (1.38%) Law
8 3 (0.83%) Local Government
9 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.55%) Back Office
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (18.46%) Developer
2 58 (15.98%) Architect
3 41 (11.29%) Analyst
4 34 (9.37%) C# Developer
5 20 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (5.23%) Software Engineer
7 17 (4.68%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.41%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.86%) Azure Developer
9 14 (3.86%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.58%) Coordinator
10 13 (3.58%) Deployment Engineer
10 13 (3.58%) Security Architect
11 12 (3.31%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (3.31%) Network Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) Consultant
12 11 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (3.03%) Security Assurance Coordinator
13 10 (2.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.29%) .NET
2 36 (9.92%) HTML
3 25 (6.89%) CSS
4 19 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (4.96%) Node.js
6 16 (4.41%) RESTful
7 14 (3.86%) AngularJS
7 14 (3.86%) XML
8 11 (3.03%) Middleware
9 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.75%) JSON
9 10 (2.75%) Redux
10 9 (2.48%) .NET Core
10 9 (2.48%) WCF
11 7 (1.93%) jQuery
11 7 (1.93%) REST
11 7 (1.93%) SOAP
11 7 (1.93%) Web Services
12 6 (1.65%) Sass
12 6 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.92%) Digital Media
2 23 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.96%) User Experience
4 17 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.75%) Taxonomies
7 9 (2.48%) PKI
8 7 (1.93%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.38%) NHS
10 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.83%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.55%) Fibre Optics
12 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.28%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.28%) Cyberattack
13 1 (0.28%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.28%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.02%) Windows
2 24 (6.61%) Windows 10
3 18 (4.96%) Linux
4 16 (4.41%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.20%) Unix
6 6 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.83%) Solaris
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.55%) CentOS
9 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (57.02%) Business Intelligence
2 198 (54.55%) Programme Management
3 196 (53.99%) Digital Marketing
4 71 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (9.64%) Software Engineering
6 27 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (6.89%) Test Automation
8 22 (6.06%) Service Management
9 21 (5.79%) ArchiMate
10 19 (5.23%) ITIL
10 19 (5.23%) Scrum
11 18 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (4.96%) TDD
12 17 (4.68%) Migration
13 16 (4.41%) Analytics
13 16 (4.41%) Decision-Making
13 16 (4.41%) TOGAF
13 16 (4.41%) Wireframes
14 15 (4.13%) Computer Science
14 15 (4.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.98%) C#
2 49 (13.50%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.54%) C++
3 31 (8.54%) SQL
4 19 (5.23%) TypeScript
5 16 (4.41%) PHP
6 15 (4.13%) Java
7 13 (3.58%) Python
8 11 (3.03%) C
9 10 (2.75%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.65%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.38%) Ruby
12 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.10%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.55%) ES6
13 2 (0.55%) Java 8
13 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 120 (33.06%) Security Cleared
2 74 (20.39%) SC Cleared
3 54 (14.88%) DV Cleared
4 17 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.41%) Degree
6 14 (3.86%) CISSP
7 8 (2.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (1.93%) CCNP
8 7 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.38%) CCNA
9 5 (1.38%) SANS
10 4 (1.10%) CISA
10 4 (1.10%) CISM
11 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.55%) APMP
12 2 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.55%) PMP
12 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.13%) JSP 440
2 13 (3.58%) RMADS
3 12 (3.31%) SLA
4 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) PMO
4 3 (0.83%) QA
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) NCSC
6 1 (0.28%) GPG13
6 1 (0.28%) HL7
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) NIST
6 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
System Software
1 15 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.20%) Firmware
3 7 (1.93%) Docker
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (1.93%) Grafana
2 7 (1.93%) Kibana
3 3 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.83%) WSUS
4 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.55%) SCCM
4 2 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.28%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 197 (54.27%) SAP
2 44 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.23%) Cisco
4 13 (3.58%) Huawei
5 12 (3.31%) Nokia
6 11 (3.03%) Oracle
7 10 (2.75%) McAfee
8 8 (2.20%) FireEye
8 8 (2.20%) Symantec
8 8 (2.20%) Tableau
8 8 (2.20%) Tripwire
9 7 (1.93%) CA
9 7 (1.93%) Nortel
9 7 (1.93%) VMware
10 6 (1.65%) Actix
10 6 (1.65%) BiZZdesign
10 6 (1.65%) Ericsson
10 6 (1.65%) HP
11 5 (1.38%) F5
11 5 (1.38%) Juniper