Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 27 36
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 +2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 231 348 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.19% 6.39% 4.88%
As % of the General category 12.25% 19.25% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 246 218
South West median daily rate £375 £410 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +14.37% -10.38%
10th Percentile £226 £267 £230
90th Percentile £494 £575 £553
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 12
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £31.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.62% +162.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £15.48 £11.72 £11.72
90th Percentile £27.40 £42.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +17.24% -9.38%

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 1,886 1,808 1,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.20% 33.20% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,192 1,211 1,258
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £253 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £551
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.50% +4.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 56 115
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +1.28% +5.41%
10th Percentile £15.63 £12.77 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.15 £50.63 £52.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.06 £23.68
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.83% +5.24%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -11 138 £375 - 72
Wiltshire -35 42 £425 - 8
Devon +16 17 £320 +8.94% 1
Gloucestershire +3 15 £320 -23.81% 20
Somerset +2 11 £315 -31.15% 15
Dorset +2 5 £388 -13.89% 14
Cornwall - 1 £250 - 2
Telecoms
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 129 (55.84%) Finance
2 111 (48.05%) Manufacturing
3 107 (46.32%) SAP
3 107 (46.32%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (46.32%) Marketing
4 106 (45.89%) Digital Marketing
4 106 (45.89%) Electronics
4 106 (45.89%) Programme Management
5 57 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (19.48%) C#
7 41 (17.75%) Microsoft
8 38 (16.45%) .NET
9 34 (14.72%) SQL
9 34 (14.72%) Security Cleared
10 33 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 31 (13.42%) SQL Server
12 29 (12.55%) ITIL
13 26 (11.26%) HTML
14 24 (10.39%) Scrum
14 24 (10.39%) SC Cleared
15 23 (9.96%) Digital Media
16 22 (9.52%) Project Management
17 21 (9.09%) CSS
18 20 (8.66%) Windows
18 20 (8.66%) LAN
19 19 (8.23%) T-SQL
19 19 (8.23%) Cisco
19 19 (8.23%) MVC
20 18 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Office

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 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.16%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.87%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.73%) Office 365
3 3 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.43%) NuGet
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.66%) LAN
2 17 (7.36%) WAN
3 10 (4.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (3.90%) Broadband
5 8 (3.46%) Firewall
5 8 (3.46%) Wireless
6 6 (2.60%) Network Security
6 6 (2.60%) Skype
7 4 (1.73%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.73%) PABX
7 4 (1.73%) VLAN
7 4 (1.73%) VoIP
8 3 (1.30%) BGP
8 3 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.30%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.30%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.30%) OSPF
8 3 (1.30%) PSTN
8 3 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.19%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.16%) Big Data
4 3 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.87%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.87%) KNIME
5 2 (0.87%) MySQL
5 2 (0.87%) OLAP
5 2 (0.87%) Power BI
5 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.73%) JIRA
2 4 (1.73%) NUnit
2 4 (1.73%) Selenium
2 4 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.87%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.43%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.43%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 129 (55.84%) Finance
2 111 (48.05%) Manufacturing
3 107 (46.32%) Marketing
4 106 (45.89%) Electronics
5 7 (3.03%) Retail
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 60 (25.97%) Developer
2 40 (17.32%) Analyst
3 19 (8.23%) .NET Developer
4 18 (7.79%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 11 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 11 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 10 (4.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (3.90%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Architect
9 8 (3.46%) Consultant
9 8 (3.46%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.03%) Network Analyst
10 7 (3.03%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.03%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.45%) .NET
2 26 (11.26%) HTML
3 21 (9.09%) CSS
4 16 (6.93%) AngularJS
5 15 (6.49%) ASP.NET
6 13 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (5.63%) jQuery
7 12 (5.19%) REST
8 11 (4.76%) JSON
8 11 (4.76%) SOAP
9 8 (3.46%) Angular 2
10 6 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.73%) Middleware
11 4 (1.73%) Node.js
11 4 (1.73%) XML
12 3 (1.30%) D3.js
12 3 (1.30%) RESTful
13 2 (0.87%) CSS3
13 2 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.96%) Digital Media
2 14 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.46%) NHS
5 6 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.16%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.16%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.30%) IVR
9 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.87%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.87%) Handset
9 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.87%) PKI
10 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.66%) Windows
2 8 (3.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.60%) Linux
3 6 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.73%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.87%) Unix
7 1 (0.43%) CentOS
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Solaris
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (46.32%) Business Intelligence
2 106 (45.89%) Digital Marketing
2 106 (45.89%) Programme Management
3 57 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (12.55%) ITIL
5 24 (10.39%) Scrum
6 22 (9.52%) Project Management
7 19 (8.23%) MVC
8 18 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (7.36%) CRM
10 14 (6.06%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.63%) Change Control
11 13 (5.63%) Migration
11 13 (5.63%) Test Automation
12 12 (5.19%) SDLC
13 11 (4.76%) OO
13 11 (4.76%) OOD
13 11 (4.76%) TDD
14 10 (4.33%) BDD
14 10 (4.33%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.48%) C#
2 34 (14.72%) SQL
3 33 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.23%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.46%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.46%) Python
6 7 (3.03%) Java
7 6 (2.60%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.16%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.73%) PHP
10 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.30%) Korn
10 3 (1.30%) Ruby
11 2 (0.87%) R
11 2 (0.87%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) C++
12 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.43%) VB
12 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.33%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.46%) CCNA
6 7 (3.03%) Degree
7 6 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.16%) CCNP
9 4 (1.73%) CISSP
10 3 (1.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.87%) APMP
11 2 (0.87%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.87%) MCSE
11 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.43%) CISM
12 1 (0.43%) MCITP
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.63%) PMO
2 7 (3.03%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.60%) GDPR
4 4 (1.73%) QA
5 3 (1.30%) GCP
6 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.87%) SLA
7 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.03%) Docker
3 6 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.43%) IAG
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.46%) Ansible
2 7 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.03%) Puppet
3 4 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.73%) SCCM
4 3 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.87%) WSUS
6 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.43%) Ionix
6 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (46.32%) SAP
2 41 (17.75%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.23%) Cisco
4 15 (6.49%) Oracle
5 6 (2.60%) VMware
6 5 (2.16%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.16%) BT
7 4 (1.73%) IBM
7 4 (1.73%) LogRhythm
7 4 (1.73%) Nortel
8 3 (1.30%) FireEye
8 3 (1.30%) McAfee
8 3 (1.30%) Meraki
8 3 (1.30%) Siemens
8 3 (1.30%) Symantec
8 3 (1.30%) Tripwire
9 2 (0.87%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (0.87%) NetApp
9 2 (0.87%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (0.87%) RapidMiner