Period
to 19 August 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 19 August 2017 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
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 61 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 -17 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3643 3706 4572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.78% 3.42% 4.06%
As % of the General category 9.59% 9.31% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1986 2107 2370
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £215
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +5.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 111 135
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -6.45% -27.91%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year +23.21% -0.36% -37.56%

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 37979 39827 44657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.39% 36.71% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24950 26458 28199
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 957 1160
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £23.75 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +4.03% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.06 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2017. 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
England +7 3440 £425 +6.25% 803
UK excluding London +10 2535 £395 +5.33% 336
South East +5 1409 £372 -7.00% 104
London -2 1020 £475 +11.76% 481
South West +11 348 £410 +14.37% 84
East of England +24 261 £513 +48.55% 55
North of England +15 258 £408 +16.43% 60
Midlands -24 123 £350 - 15
Yorkshire +13 121 £415 +27.69% 26
North West -18 113 £400 +6.67% 28
Scotland +56 91 £375 +20.48% 9
West Midlands -13 79 £325 - 6
Wales +22 48 £380 -22.15% 6
East Midlands -28 43 £400 - 9
North East +53 23 £365 -2.67% 6
Northern Ireland -60 3 - - 3
Channel Islands -2 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 1294 (35.52%) Finance
2 991 (27.20%) Marketing
3 944 (25.91%) Programme Management
4 931 (25.56%) Business Intelligence
5 902 (24.76%) Electronics
6 899 (24.68%) SAP
7 888 (24.38%) Manufacturing
8 868 (23.83%) Digital Marketing
9 770 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
10 513 (14.08%) Security Cleared
11 426 (11.69%) Project Management
12 373 (10.24%) SC Cleared
13 359 (9.85%) Degree
14 357 (9.80%) Java
15 353 (9.69%) Microsoft
16 337 (9.25%) ITIL
17 325 (8.92%) Linux
18 303 (8.32%) Cisco
19 274 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 271 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
21 263 (7.22%) SQL
21 263 (7.22%) TDD
22 249 (6.84%) Oracle
23 235 (6.45%) Scrum
24 221 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
25 217 (5.96%) DevOps
26 209 (5.74%) WAN
27 201 (5.52%) LAN
27 201 (5.52%) Python
28 200 (5.49%) JSON

Telecoms
Co-occurring 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
1 108 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 83 (2.28%) Mule
3 81 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 74 (2.03%) Oracle Service Bus
5 70 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 63 (1.73%) Apache
7 61 (1.67%) CMS
8 48 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 36 (0.99%) ArcGIS
9 36 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 34 (0.93%) Confluence
11 27 (0.74%) MS Exchange
12 21 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.55%) IIS
13 20 (0.55%) nginx
14 18 (0.49%) JBoss
15 17 (0.47%) Drupal
16 16 (0.44%) Smallworld
16 16 (0.44%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 221 (6.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 167 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
3 111 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.14%) SPSS
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.11%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.082%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.082%) Stata
12 2 (0.055%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.027%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.027%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.027%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 32 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 30 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 9 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (0.22%) Primavera
5 8 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
6 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.16%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
6 6 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
6 6 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
6 6 (0.16%) SAP SRM
7 4 (0.11%) Radian6
8 3 (0.082%) BigMachines
8 3 (0.082%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.082%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.082%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 109 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 46 (1.26%) Office 365
5 21 (0.58%) IaaS
6 20 (0.55%) GitHub
7 16 (0.44%) SaaS
8 15 (0.41%) PaaS
9 14 (0.38%) G Suite
9 14 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 13 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.22%) Force.com
13 8 (0.22%) Yammer
14 7 (0.19%) AdWords
15 5 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
15 5 (0.14%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 209 (5.74%) WAN
2 201 (5.52%) LAN
3 189 (5.19%) Firewall
4 172 (4.72%) Wireless
5 142 (3.90%) LTE
6 135 (3.71%) 4G
7 125 (3.43%) VoIP
8 122 (3.35%) VPN
9 114 (3.13%) TCP/IP
10 113 (3.10%) 3G
11 96 (2.64%) Internet
12 95 (2.61%) MPLS
13 87 (2.39%) Broadband
14 79 (2.17%) DNS
15 73 (2.00%) MVNO
16 70 (1.92%) Radio Access Network
17 68 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
18 66 (1.81%) BGP
19 62 (1.70%) Ethernet
20 55 (1.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (3.29%) Big Data
2 102 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 94 (2.58%) Hadoop
4 83 (2.28%) Relational Database
5 80 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 63 (1.73%) MySQL
7 60 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (1.56%) GIS
9 54 (1.48%) MongoDB
10 45 (1.24%) Oracle Database
11 43 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 41 (1.13%) HBase
13 39 (1.07%) NoSQL
14 38 (1.04%) Apache Hive
15 36 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
16 33 (0.91%) QGIS
17 16 (0.44%) Power BI
17 16 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (0.44%) Sqoop
18 12 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 151 (4.14%) Maven
2 118 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 108 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 73 (2.00%) JIRA
5 42 (1.15%) Cucumber
6 37 (1.02%) Subversion
7 25 (0.69%) SoapUI
8 24 (0.66%) Selenium
9 23 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (0.60%) Eclipse
10 22 (0.60%) Grunt
11 20 (0.55%) Ant
12 19 (0.52%) Visual Studio
13 16 (0.44%) gulp
14 13 (0.36%) Artifactory
14 13 (0.36%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.33%) JUnit
15 12 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (0.27%) GitLab
16 10 (0.27%) Jasmine
General
1 1294 (35.52%) Finance
2 991 (27.20%) Marketing
3 902 (24.76%) Electronics
4 888 (24.38%) Manufacturing
5 161 (4.42%) Billing
6 139 (3.82%) Retail
7 114 (3.13%) Banking
8 45 (1.24%) Legal
9 44 (1.21%) Back Office
10 36 (0.99%) Games
11 31 (0.85%) Military
12 24 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
13 21 (0.58%) Advertising
14 19 (0.52%) French Language
15 15 (0.41%) Law
16 14 (0.38%) General Ledger
16 14 (0.38%) Publishing
17 10 (0.27%) Aerospace
18 9 (0.25%) Front Office
19 8 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 507 (13.92%) Developer
2 381 (10.46%) Analyst
3 301 (8.26%) Architect
4 271 (7.44%) Project Manager
5 186 (5.11%) Consultant
6 154 (4.23%) Telecoms Manager
7 147 (4.04%) Network Engineer
8 124 (3.40%) Business Analyst
8 124 (3.40%) Java Developer
9 120 (3.29%) Telecoms Engineer
10 110 (3.02%) Designer
11 90 (2.47%) Coordinator
12 85 (2.33%) Agile Developer
12 85 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
13 82 (2.25%) Administrator
14 80 (2.20%) Telecoms Project Manager
15 76 (2.09%) Senior Developer
15 76 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
16 68 (1.87%) Telecoms Analyst
16 68 (1.87%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (5.49%) JSON
2 180 (4.94%) XML
3 173 (4.75%) HTML
4 149 (4.09%) Middleware
5 147 (4.04%) CSS
6 137 (3.76%) Web Services
7 116 (3.18%) REST
8 113 (3.10%) XSLT
9 110 (3.02%) SOAP
10 106 (2.91%) .NET
10 106 (2.91%) Swagger
11 105 (2.88%) AngularJS
12 103 (2.83%) WireMock
13 88 (2.42%) Apache Camel
14 83 (2.28%) RESTful
15 77 (2.11%) Spring
16 72 (1.98%) jQuery
17 66 (1.81%) Node.js
18 57 (1.56%) HTML5
18 57 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 271 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (4.53%) Data Centre
2 165 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
3 130 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 127 (3.49%) User Experience
5 115 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 60 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 53 (1.45%) Virtual Team
8 41 (1.13%) PMI
9 40 (1.10%) Digital Media
10 30 (0.82%) NHS
11 29 (0.80%) CMDB
12 27 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (0.69%) Algorithms
13 25 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 25 (0.69%) Smartphone
14 24 (0.66%) Mobile App
14 24 (0.66%) PKI
15 22 (0.60%) Digital TV
16 21 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 325 (8.92%) Linux
2 198 (5.44%) Windows
3 146 (4.01%) Unix
4 63 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 51 (1.40%) Android
6 42 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 40 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 30 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 29 (0.80%) Windows 7
11 25 (0.69%) Solaris
12 23 (0.63%) CentOS
13 19 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.49%) AIX
14 18 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.38%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.19%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (25.91%) Programme Management
2 931 (25.56%) Business Intelligence
3 868 (23.83%) Digital Marketing
4 770 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
5 426 (11.69%) Project Management
6 337 (9.25%) ITIL
7 274 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 263 (7.22%) TDD
9 235 (6.45%) Scrum
10 217 (5.96%) DevOps
11 189 (5.19%) PRINCE2
12 181 (4.97%) Service Management
13 169 (4.64%) SOA
14 163 (4.47%) Migration
15 159 (4.36%) Analytics
16 141 (3.87%) Configuration Management
17 140 (3.84%) Service Delivery
18 136 (3.73%) Test Automation
19 131 (3.60%) CRM
20 129 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 357 (9.80%) Java
2 263 (7.22%) SQL
3 201 (5.52%) Python
4 178 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 106 (2.91%) XPath
6 92 (2.53%) C#
7 71 (1.95%) C
8 58 (1.59%) PHP
9 54 (1.48%) Perl
10 48 (1.32%) Ruby
10 48 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 39 (1.07%) C++
12 35 (0.96%) Bash Shell
13 31 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 27 (0.74%) PowerShell
15 26 (0.71%) VB
16 19 (0.52%) R
17 18 (0.49%) Go
17 18 (0.49%) Scala
18 17 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 513 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 373 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 359 (9.85%) Degree
4 155 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (2.55%) CCNP
6 86 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 71 (1.95%) CCIE
8 64 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 57 (1.56%) CCNA
10 53 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
11 48 (1.32%) PMP
12 46 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 43 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 36 (0.99%) CISSP
15 35 (0.96%) CCIP
16 34 (0.93%) ISTQB
17 33 (0.91%) HND
18 32 (0.88%) CCDP
18 32 (0.88%) JNCIE
19 31 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (2.42%) SLA
2 85 (2.33%) PMO
3 66 (1.81%) QA
4 47 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 31 (0.85%) JSP 440
7 19 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 17 (0.47%) GDPR
8 17 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.19%) IFRS
11 6 (0.16%) COBIT
12 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.14%) NEBOSH
12 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.11%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.11%) RMADS
14 3 (0.082%) ECSS
14 3 (0.082%) HL7
System Software
1 94 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 93 (2.55%) Docker
3 64 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.63%) HDFS
5 21 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.52%) Apache Flume
7 19 (0.52%) vSphere
8 15 (0.41%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.27%) Firmware
10 9 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.22%) XenApp
12 7 (0.19%) iptables
12 7 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.14%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.11%) KVM
14 4 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 102 (2.80%) Puppet
2 101 (2.77%) Ansible
3 75 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 34 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (0.80%) FortiGate
7 26 (0.71%) Netcool
8 18 (0.49%) Salt
9 17 (0.47%) logstash
9 17 (0.47%) Terraform
10 16 (0.44%) Kibana
11 15 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 15 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (0.38%) SCCM
13 12 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
14 11 (0.30%) Control-M
14 11 (0.30%) Grafana
14 11 (0.30%) Nagios
15 10 (0.27%) HAProxy
16 9 (0.25%) Ambari
Vendors
1 899 (24.68%) SAP
2 353 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 303 (8.32%) Cisco
4 249 (6.84%) Oracle
5 121 (3.32%) HP
6 114 (3.13%) VMware
7 82 (2.25%) IBM
8 76 (2.09%) Juniper
9 73 (2.00%) WSO2
10 67 (1.84%) F5
11 63 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 63 (1.73%) Remedy
12 56 (1.54%) CheckPoint
13 52 (1.43%) Huawei
14 51 (1.40%) Google
15 48 (1.32%) Adobe
16 45 (1.24%) Ericsson
16 45 (1.24%) ServiceNow
17 44 (1.21%) Avaya
18 43 (1.18%) Citrix