The median contractor rate for a Telecoms Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Telecommunications Developer
UK
Rank 594 617 620
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Telecoms Developer 5 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.021% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.022% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
Median daily rate £525 £525 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +223.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £438 £163
% change year-on-year - +169.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Telecoms Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Telecoms Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms Developer in the UK

Telecoms Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms Developer in the UK

Telecoms Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms Developer in the UK

Telecoms Developer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 5 £525 - 5
South East +16 2 - -
London +11 2 £525 - 1
City of London +4 2 £525 -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Telecoms Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Telecoms Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Telecoms Developer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) REST
4 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (50.00%) Equities
4 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Games
4 4 (50.00%) Banking
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Sybase
4 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) C++
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) HTML5
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (25.00%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (12.50%) DevOps

Telecoms Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 1 (12.50%) PBX
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) MFC
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) OAuth2
4 1 (12.50%) OpenID
4 1 (12.50%) SAML
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) WebRTC
4 1 (12.50%) XACML
4 1 (12.50%) XML Messaging
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (50.00%) Equities
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) BroadSoft
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft