Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 28 38
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 318 309 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.95% 5.57% 4.82%
As % of the General category 16.17% 16.86% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 204 201
South West median daily rate £405 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +11.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £262 £277 £230
90th Percentile £614 £568 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 9
South West median hourly rate £15.48 £37.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.72% +212.50% -31.43%
10th Percentile £14.35 £11.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £44.25 £21.20
England median hourly rate £19.39 £21.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -7.69% +37.70% -1.61%

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 1,967 1,833 1,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.61% 33.04% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,295 1,221 1,235
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £234
90th Percentile £600 £572 £550
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 62 91
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -15.13%
10th Percentile £16.30 £14.33 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £58.38 £49.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.23% +8.18% -2.24%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -8 171 £400 +6.67% 59
Wiltshire -15 91 £525 +20.00% 2
Somerset +5 30 £325 -32.47% 12
Devon +5 13 £320 +8.94% 12
Gloucestershire -15 7 £425 +1.19% 13
Dorset - 2 £425 - 34
Cornwall -6 1 £250 - 1
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 West region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 212 (66.67%) Finance
2 205 (64.47%) SAP
3 204 (64.15%) Business Intelligence
3 204 (64.15%) Manufacturing
4 203 (63.84%) Electronics
5 202 (63.52%) Programme Management
5 202 (63.52%) Marketing
5 202 (63.52%) Digital Marketing
6 85 (26.73%) Security Cleared
7 67 (21.07%) SC Cleared
8 62 (19.50%) Microsoft
8 62 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (16.04%) C#
10 49 (15.41%) .NET
11 46 (14.47%) JavaScript
11 46 (14.47%) SQL Server
12 44 (13.84%) SQL
13 36 (11.32%) HTML
14 31 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (9.43%) Project Management
16 28 (8.81%) CSS
16 28 (8.81%) Windows
17 26 (8.18%) ITIL
18 24 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (7.23%) CRM
19 23 (7.23%) Digital Media
19 23 (7.23%) AngularJS
20 21 (6.60%) PowerShell
20 21 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
21 20 (6.29%) MVC

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 11 (3.46%) Confluence
2 7 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.94%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.63%) Apache
4 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.31%) Drupal
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.57%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) IaaS
3 2 (0.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) NuGet
4 1 (0.31%) Route 53
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.46%) Network Security
2 10 (3.14%) LAN
3 9 (2.83%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (2.52%) Intranet
5 7 (2.20%) 4G
5 7 (2.20%) Firewall
5 7 (2.20%) VoIP
6 6 (1.89%) WAN
7 5 (1.57%) Broadband
7 5 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.26%) 3G
8 4 (1.26%) PABX
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.94%) HTTP
9 3 (0.94%) LTE
9 3 (0.94%) PSTN
9 3 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.94%) VPN
10 2 (0.63%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.57%) MySQL
5 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.26%) Power BI
5 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.94%) OLAP
6 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.94%) Redis
7 2 (0.63%) Big Data
7 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.63%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.31%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.03%) JIRA
3 13 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.57%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.94%) Selenium
9 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.31%) Grunt
10 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.31%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.31%) Subversion
10 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.31%) Zephyr
General
1 212 (66.67%) Finance
2 204 (64.15%) Manufacturing
3 203 (63.84%) Electronics
4 202 (63.52%) Marketing
5 7 (2.20%) Billing
5 7 (2.20%) Retail
6 3 (0.94%) Military
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 76 (23.90%) Developer
2 49 (15.41%) Analyst
3 31 (9.75%) Architect
4 27 (8.49%) Project Manager
5 21 (6.60%) .NET Developer
6 18 (5.66%) C# Developer
7 17 (5.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (5.03%) CRM Developer
8 16 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Developer
9 14 (4.40%) Coordinator
10 13 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.09%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.46%) Consultant
11 11 (3.46%) IT Analyst
11 11 (3.46%) Security Assurance Coordinator
12 10 (3.14%) SQL Developer
13 9 (2.83%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (2.83%) Automation Engineer
13 9 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.41%) .NET
2 36 (11.32%) HTML
3 28 (8.81%) CSS
4 23 (7.23%) AngularJS
5 18 (5.66%) ASP.NET
6 15 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (4.72%) jQuery
7 11 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (3.46%) SOAP
8 10 (3.14%) JSON
8 10 (3.14%) REST
9 8 (2.52%) Angular 2
10 7 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (2.20%) XML
11 6 (1.89%) Node.js
11 6 (1.89%) React
12 5 (1.57%) Middleware
13 4 (1.26%) HTML5
13 4 (1.26%) Sass
14 3 (0.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.23%) Digital Media
2 20 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.46%) NHS
5 10 (3.14%) Social Media
6 6 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.57%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.26%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.26%) IVR
8 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.26%) User Experience
9 3 (0.94%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.63%) Handset
11 1 (0.31%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.31%) FMCG
11 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.81%) Windows
2 16 (5.03%) Linux
2 16 (5.03%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.14%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.94%) AIX
7 3 (0.94%) CentOS
7 3 (0.94%) Unix
7 3 (0.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.31%) Solaris
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (64.15%) Business Intelligence
2 202 (63.52%) Digital Marketing
2 202 (63.52%) Programme Management
3 62 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (9.43%) Project Management
6 26 (8.18%) ITIL
7 24 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (7.23%) CRM
9 20 (6.29%) MVC
10 19 (5.97%) Scrum
11 16 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (4.72%) Service Management
12 15 (4.72%) Test Automation
13 13 (4.09%) Migration
13 13 (4.09%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.77%) Computer Science
15 11 (3.46%) Service Delivery
15 11 (3.46%) Waterfall
16 10 (3.14%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.04%) C#
2 46 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 44 (13.84%) SQL
4 21 (6.60%) PowerShell
5 17 (5.35%) T-SQL
6 10 (3.14%) TypeScript
7 6 (1.89%) Python
8 5 (1.57%) Java
9 4 (1.26%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.26%) C
9 4 (1.26%) PHP
10 3 (0.94%) C++
11 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.63%) VB
11 2 (0.63%) VBA
11 2 (0.63%) VBScript
12 1 (0.31%) Ada
12 1 (0.31%) Ruby
12 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (26.73%) Security Cleared
2 67 (21.07%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.35%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.14%) Degree
5 7 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (1.57%) CISSP
7 3 (0.94%) APMP
7 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.63%) CCNA
8 2 (0.63%) CCSP
9 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.31%) ISEB
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.66%) JSP 440
2 14 (4.40%) RMADS
3 10 (3.14%) PMO
4 9 (2.83%) QA
5 3 (0.94%) GDPR
6 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.57%) Docker
4 4 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.31%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (2.52%) Ansible
2 5 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.26%) Puppet
4 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.63%) Terraform
5 2 (0.63%) WSUS
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.31%) Consul
6 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.31%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 205 (64.47%) SAP
2 62 (19.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.72%) Oracle
4 12 (3.77%) Cisco
5 8 (2.52%) VMware
6 6 (1.89%) IBM
7 5 (1.57%) FireEye
7 5 (1.57%) McAfee
7 5 (1.57%) Symantec
7 5 (1.57%) Tripwire
8 4 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.94%) Avaya
9 3 (0.94%) Intel
9 3 (0.94%) Juniper
9 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.94%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (0.94%) Snow
9 3 (0.94%) Veritas
10 2 (0.63%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (0.63%) Nimble Storage