Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 64 93
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 -38
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,094 3,116 2,794
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.68% 3.53% 2.72%
As % of the General category 8.77% 8.99% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 1,832 1,540
Median daily rate £430 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.25% -2.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £233
90th Percentile £619 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 96 110
Median hourly rate £31.50 £23.05 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% +30.75% -11.88%
10th Percentile £14.35 £11.01 £12.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.87 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.46% +20.39% -17.50%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 12,479 34,659 41,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 39.24% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,055 22,186 27,129
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £289 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -1.49% +2.94% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 959 1,129
Median hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £21.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.44% +5.09% -4.84%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.83
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £24.43 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.58% +12.50% -11.19%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +3 1,032 £430 +2.32% 312
UK excluding London +7 701 £425 +6.25% 276
South East -1 355 £400 - 94
London +49 322 £450 +2.27% 57
Work from Home -12 174 £375 -11.76% 32
South West +15 134 £525 +23.53% 45
Midlands +27 68 £375 +7.14% 30
East of England +8 59 £430 +1.18% 26
West Midlands +26 57 £375 +7.14% 22
North of England +17 53 £400 +24.03% 59
North West +2 35 £403 +24.81% 32
Scotland +46 29 £445 +11.25% 10
Yorkshire +55 16 £365 +17.74% 21
East Midlands +21 11 £250 -23.08% 8
North East +25 2 £575 +64.29% 6
Northern Ireland +11 2 - - 3
Wales +7 2 £470 +4.44% 9
Channel Islands +15 1 £288 -25.19%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 403 (36.84%) Finance
2 339 (30.99%) Public Sector
3 314 (28.70%) Manufacturing
3 314 (28.70%) Marketing
4 310 (28.34%) Programme Management
4 310 (28.34%) Business Intelligence
5 309 (28.24%) SAP
6 307 (28.06%) Electronics
7 294 (26.87%) Digital Marketing
8 202 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
9 182 (16.64%) Security Cleared
10 139 (12.71%) Microsoft
11 137 (12.52%) SC Cleared
12 116 (10.60%) Project Management
13 95 (8.68%) Migration
14 93 (8.50%) Azure
15 86 (7.86%) ITIL
16 85 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
17 79 (7.22%) Project Delivery
18 78 (7.13%) WAN
19 76 (6.95%) Cisco
20 70 (6.40%) Java
21 69 (6.31%) Windows
21 69 (6.31%) DevOps
22 68 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
23 64 (5.85%) LAN
24 63 (5.76%) Python
24 63 (5.76%) 5G
25 61 (5.58%) Linux
26 60 (5.48%) Problem-Solving

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 31 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (1.92%) Mule
3 21 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
3 21 (1.92%) Red Hat Fuse
4 11 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.01%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.91%) Apache
5 10 (0.91%) Confluence
5 10 (0.91%) OpenStack
6 9 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.82%) nginx
7 7 (0.64%) CMS
7 7 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.18%) IIS
9 2 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 49 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.55%) Sketch
8 5 (0.46%) InVision
8 5 (0.46%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.18%) Simulink
11 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.091%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.091%) Figma
11 1 (0.091%) Maya
11 1 (0.091%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.091%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 14 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.091%) Maximo
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.091%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 93 (8.50%) Azure
2 52 (4.75%) AWS
3 51 (4.66%) Office 365
4 30 (2.74%) SaaS
5 29 (2.65%) GCP
6 21 (1.92%) PaaS
7 17 (1.55%) Power Platform
8 16 (1.46%) IaaS
9 12 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.64%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.55%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.55%) PowerApps
13 5 (0.46%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.46%) GitHub
13 5 (0.46%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.37%) Logic Apps
15 3 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 78 (7.13%) WAN
2 64 (5.85%) LAN
3 63 (5.76%) 5G
4 57 (5.21%) Firewall
5 50 (4.57%) 4G
6 49 (4.48%) VoIP
6 49 (4.48%) Wireless
7 48 (4.39%) Radio Access Network
8 39 (3.56%) 3G
9 38 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
10 34 (3.11%) LTE
11 30 (2.74%) Broadband
11 30 (2.74%) Internet
12 27 (2.47%) DNS
13 25 (2.29%) 2G
14 24 (2.19%) Ethernet
14 24 (2.19%) MPLS
15 23 (2.10%) VPN
16 21 (1.92%) Unified Communications
17 20 (1.83%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.47%) Big Data
2 15 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.28%) GIS
3 14 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 13 (1.19%) BigQuery
4 13 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 10 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.91%) MySQL
5 10 (0.91%) Power BI
6 9 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (0.73%) Redis
8 7 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.64%) Presto
9 6 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.37%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 26 (2.38%) Maven
2 25 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.01%) JIRA
4 8 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.73%) Selenium
5 5 (0.46%) Subversion
6 3 (0.27%) GitLab
6 3 (0.27%) GoCD
6 3 (0.27%) Hudson
6 3 (0.27%) Mockito
6 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.18%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.18%) Gradle
7 2 (0.18%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.18%) JUnit
7 2 (0.18%) RStudio
7 2 (0.18%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.18%) TestDirector
General
1 403 (36.84%) Finance
2 339 (30.99%) Public Sector
3 314 (28.70%) Manufacturing
3 314 (28.70%) Marketing
4 307 (28.06%) Electronics
5 32 (2.93%) Retail
6 29 (2.65%) Legal
7 20 (1.83%) Billing
8 17 (1.55%) Law
9 16 (1.46%) Local Government
10 12 (1.10%) Banking
11 10 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
12 9 (0.82%) French Language
13 6 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.46%) Digital Economy
14 5 (0.46%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.46%) German Language
14 5 (0.46%) Military
14 5 (0.46%) Police
Job Titles
1 129 (11.79%) Architect
2 100 (9.14%) Developer
3 87 (7.95%) Project Manager
4 85 (7.77%) Analyst
5 51 (4.66%) Delivery Manager
6 47 (4.30%) Consultant
7 46 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
8 41 (3.75%) Business Analyst
9 38 (3.47%) Designer
9 38 (3.47%) Network Engineer
10 37 (3.38%) Java Developer
11 34 (3.11%) Telecoms Manager
12 32 (2.93%) Telecoms Engineer
13 30 (2.74%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.01%) Coordinator
15 21 (1.92%) Administrator
16 20 (1.83%) Senior Manager
17 19 (1.74%) Senior Java Developer
17 19 (1.74%) Technical Manager
18 18 (1.65%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.84%) Web Services
2 44 (4.02%) SOAP
3 42 (3.84%) XML
4 39 (3.56%) Middleware
4 39 (3.56%) RESTful
5 35 (3.20%) JSON
6 27 (2.47%) Apache Camel
6 27 (2.47%) Swagger
6 27 (2.47%) XSLT
7 24 (2.19%) WireMock
8 23 (2.10%) AngularJS
8 23 (2.10%) Node.js
9 22 (2.01%) HTML
10 21 (1.92%) REST
11 18 (1.65%) .NET
12 17 (1.55%) React
13 14 (1.28%) Spring
13 14 (1.28%) Velocity
14 13 (1.19%) CSS
15 12 (1.10%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 42 (3.84%) NHS
4 37 (3.38%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.38%) Fibre Optics
6 23 (2.10%) User Experience
7 19 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.46%) Social Media
9 15 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.19%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.82%) CMDB
13 8 (0.73%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.73%) PMI
13 8 (0.73%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.64%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (0.64%) PKI
14 7 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (6.31%) Windows
2 61 (5.58%) Linux
3 40 (3.66%) Windows 10
4 18 (1.65%) Unix
5 15 (1.37%) Android
5 15 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.37%) CentOS
10 4 (0.37%) Solaris
11 3 (0.27%) AIX
11 3 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.27%) zOS
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (28.34%) Business Intelligence
1 310 (28.34%) Programme Management
2 294 (26.87%) Digital Marketing
3 202 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (10.60%) Project Management
5 95 (8.68%) Migration
6 86 (7.86%) ITIL
7 85 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (7.22%) Project Delivery
9 69 (6.31%) DevOps
10 60 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (5.30%) PRINCE2
12 48 (4.39%) Service Management
13 46 (4.20%) Analytics
14 43 (3.93%) Service Delivery
15 42 (3.84%) Cybersecurity
16 40 (3.66%) TDD
17 39 (3.56%) Change Management
17 39 (3.56%) Scrum
17 39 (3.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 70 (6.40%) Java
2 63 (5.76%) Python
3 43 (3.93%) JavaScript
4 42 (3.84%) SQL
5 39 (3.56%) C
6 26 (2.38%) XPath
7 19 (1.74%) C#
8 15 (1.37%) Perl
9 13 (1.19%) C++
10 12 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.01%) Ruby
11 11 (1.01%) Scala
12 10 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.91%) PHP
13 8 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.73%) R
13 8 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.64%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.55%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.55%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 182 (16.64%) Security Cleared
2 137 (12.52%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.21%) Degree
4 38 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 37 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.47%) CCNA
7 26 (2.38%) CCNP
8 17 (1.55%) CISSP
9 15 (1.37%) BC Cleared
10 14 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (1.28%) PMI Certification
11 11 (1.01%) CCDP
12 9 (0.82%) CCIE
13 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.64%) APMP
14 7 (0.64%) ISEB
14 7 (0.64%) PMP
15 6 (0.55%) CCIP
15 6 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.46%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.75%) SLA
2 26 (2.38%) QA
3 18 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.37%) PMO
5 14 (1.28%) GDPR
6 10 (0.91%) NIST
7 9 (0.82%) JSP 440
7 9 (0.82%) NEBOSH
8 6 (0.55%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.46%) RMADS
10 4 (0.37%) COBIT
10 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.27%) NCSC
11 3 (0.27%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.27%) OASIS TOSCA
12 2 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.01%) Docker
3 11 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.64%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.46%) KVM
7 4 (0.37%) Firmware
8 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.18%) LXC
10 1 (0.091%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.091%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (3.20%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.01%) Terraform
3 21 (1.92%) Ansible
3 21 (1.92%) SCCM
4 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.64%) AirWatch
5 7 (0.64%) Prometheus
5 7 (0.64%) Puppet
5 7 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.55%) Kibana
6 6 (0.55%) logstash
6 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.46%) Rancher
8 4 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.37%) Grafana
8 4 (0.37%) OpenView
9 3 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.27%) Netcool
9 3 (0.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 3 (0.27%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 309 (28.24%) SAP
2 139 (12.71%) Microsoft
3 76 (6.95%) Cisco
4 58 (5.30%) Oracle
5 31 (2.83%) Remedy
6 24 (2.19%) Juniper
7 21 (1.92%) Talend
7 21 (1.92%) WSO2
8 19 (1.74%) Ericsson
8 19 (1.74%) VMware
9 17 (1.55%) Huawei
9 17 (1.55%) Nokia
9 17 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.37%) CheckPoint
10 15 (1.37%) Google
11 14 (1.28%) BMC
12 13 (1.19%) Pega
13 12 (1.10%) BT
14 10 (0.91%) BiZZdesign
14 10 (0.91%) ServiceNow