Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 71 46
Rank change year-on-year +11 -25 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3593 3335 4254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.49% 3.18% 3.71%
As % of the General category 8.77% 8.70% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2023 1965 2236
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £238 £214 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year +6.16% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 142 208
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £15.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +2.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.26 £11.97
90th Percentile £46.00 £41.50 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +37.93% +2.11% -32.38%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 40987 38350 45717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.77% 36.52% 39.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27119 25471 29029
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 939 1227
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.36 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.95 £47.25 £48.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.47 £25.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.80% -0.96% +14.59%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +9 3396 £425 +6.25% 794
UK excluding London +7 2445 £388 +6.16% 356
South East +5 1309 £375 +3.45% 123
London +6 1068 £475 +6.15% 445
South West +15 331 £393 +12.14% 80
East of England +40 294 £513 +36.67% 51
North of England +6 234 £400 +11.11% 63
Midlands +10 141 £350 - 31
North West -16 113 £400 - 49
Yorkshire +8 110 £400 +14.29% 11
Scotland +28 99 £400 +23.08% 5
West Midlands -3 86 £325 -8.77% 13
East Midlands +1 55 £350 - 18
Wales -4 32 £375 -21.88% 3
North East +49 12 £413 +10.00% 3
Northern Ireland -49 6 £438 +7.69% 1
Channel Islands -3 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1184 (32.95%) Finance
2 877 (24.41%) Marketing
3 860 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
4 836 (23.27%) Business Intelligence
5 827 (23.02%) Programme Management
6 799 (22.24%) Electronics
7 793 (22.07%) Manufacturing
8 792 (22.04%) SAP
9 772 (21.49%) Digital Marketing
10 430 (11.97%) Security Cleared
11 399 (11.10%) Project Management
12 349 (9.71%) Java
13 340 (9.46%) Degree
14 321 (8.93%) Linux
15 319 (8.88%) Microsoft
16 310 (8.63%) ITIL
16 310 (8.63%) SC Cleared
17 301 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 274 (7.63%) TDD
19 269 (7.49%) Cisco
20 267 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
21 248 (6.90%) Windows
22 246 (6.85%) SQL
23 245 (6.82%) Scrum
24 242 (6.74%) Oracle
25 222 (6.18%) Python
26 210 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
27 208 (5.79%) JavaScript
28 191 (5.32%) PRINCE2
29 188 (5.23%) WAN

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 87 (2.42%) Mule
2 82 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 80 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 79 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 73 (2.03%) Oracle Service Bus
6 50 (1.39%) OpenStack
7 48 (1.34%) Apache
7 48 (1.34%) Confluence
8 38 (1.06%) Skype for Business
9 31 (0.86%) CMS
10 30 (0.83%) MS Exchange
11 28 (0.78%) IIS
12 23 (0.64%) JBoss
13 20 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.53%) nginx
15 16 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.36%) SAS
18 12 (0.33%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 210 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 171 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 112 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 19 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.28%) AutoCAD
7 10 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.11%) Maya
10 3 (0.083%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.056%) InDesign
11 2 (0.056%) MicroStation
11 2 (0.056%) SPSS
11 2 (0.056%) Stata
12 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (0.22%) Primavera
7 7 (0.19%) R3 Corda
8 6 (0.17%) Maximo
8 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.14%) Radian6
9 5 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
10 4 (0.11%) Eikon
10 4 (0.11%) SAP FI-AP
10 4 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (0.11%) SAP SRM
10 4 (0.11%) Social Studio
11 3 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 127 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
4 52 (1.45%) Office 365
5 40 (1.11%) IaaS
6 35 (0.97%) GitHub
7 33 (0.92%) PaaS
8 28 (0.78%) SaaS
9 20 (0.56%) Trello
10 18 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 14 (0.39%) G Suite
13 12 (0.33%) Slack
14 11 (0.31%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 9 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
15 9 (0.25%) Serverless
16 7 (0.19%) Force.com
17 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 188 (5.23%) WAN
2 181 (5.04%) Firewall
2 181 (5.04%) LAN
3 176 (4.90%) Wireless
4 134 (3.73%) LTE
5 124 (3.45%) VoIP
6 122 (3.40%) VPN
7 120 (3.34%) TCP/IP
8 96 (2.67%) 4G
9 91 (2.53%) 3G
10 88 (2.45%) MPLS
10 88 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
11 85 (2.37%) Radio Access Network
12 84 (2.34%) Internet
13 79 (2.20%) Broadband
14 76 (2.12%) DNS
15 57 (1.59%) Network Security
16 54 (1.50%) Ethernet
16 54 (1.50%) GSM
17 49 (1.36%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (4.17%) Big Data
2 107 (2.98%) Hadoop
3 101 (2.81%) SQL Server
4 81 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 48 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (1.34%) MySQL
7 45 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 44 (1.22%) MongoDB
9 42 (1.17%) Oracle Database
10 40 (1.11%) HBase
11 34 (0.95%) Apache Hive
12 30 (0.83%) NoSQL
13 28 (0.78%) GIS
14 24 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (0.50%) Sqoop
16 14 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
16 14 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.36%) IBM BigInsights
17 13 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 137 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 134 (3.73%) Maven
3 105 (2.92%) Jenkins
4 100 (2.78%) JIRA
5 56 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 35 (0.97%) SoapUI
7 33 (0.92%) Selenium
7 33 (0.92%) Subversion
8 31 (0.86%) Visual Studio
9 22 (0.61%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.58%) Grunt
10 21 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (0.56%) Eclipse
12 19 (0.53%) gulp
12 19 (0.53%) WebDriver
13 18 (0.50%) Artifactory
13 18 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (0.47%) Ant
15 14 (0.39%) IntelliJ
15 14 (0.39%) Jasmine
General
1 1184 (32.95%) Finance
2 877 (24.41%) Marketing
3 799 (22.24%) Electronics
4 793 (22.07%) Manufacturing
5 146 (4.06%) Retail
6 145 (4.04%) Banking
7 110 (3.06%) Billing
8 76 (2.12%) Legal
9 44 (1.22%) Games
10 36 (1.00%) Back Office
11 32 (0.89%) Military
12 24 (0.67%) Law
13 22 (0.61%) German Language
13 22 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
14 18 (0.50%) Publishing
15 17 (0.47%) French Language
16 14 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.36%) Advertising
18 11 (0.31%) Front Office
19 10 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 547 (15.22%) Developer
2 383 (10.66%) Analyst
3 285 (7.93%) Project Manager
4 255 (7.10%) Architect
5 163 (4.54%) Consultant
6 141 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 132 (3.67%) Network Engineer
8 131 (3.65%) Java Developer
9 129 (3.59%) Telecoms Manager
10 128 (3.56%) Telecoms Engineer
11 104 (2.89%) Designer
12 102 (2.84%) Senior Developer
13 90 (2.50%) Agile Developer
14 85 (2.37%) Coordinator
14 85 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
15 79 (2.20%) Support Engineer
16 77 (2.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
17 72 (2.00%) Project Coordinator
18 65 (1.81%) Administrator
19 63 (1.75%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (5.09%) JSON
2 176 (4.90%) HTML
3 164 (4.56%) XML
4 161 (4.48%) CSS
5 151 (4.20%) Web Services
6 130 (3.62%) SOAP
7 123 (3.42%) REST
8 122 (3.40%) Middleware
9 108 (3.01%) AngularJS
10 103 (2.87%) XSLT
11 99 (2.76%) .NET
12 97 (2.70%) RESTful
13 95 (2.64%) Swagger
14 94 (2.62%) WireMock
15 89 (2.48%) Apache Camel
16 76 (2.12%) jQuery
17 74 (2.06%) HTML5
18 73 (2.03%) CSS3
18 73 (2.03%) Spring
19 64 (1.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 267 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
3 132 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 129 (3.59%) Computer Science
5 125 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 110 (3.06%) User Experience
7 59 (1.64%) Virtual Team
8 41 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 41 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 40 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (1.03%) Smartphone
11 35 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 34 (0.95%) NHS
13 32 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 31 (0.86%) PKI
14 31 (0.86%) PMI
15 29 (0.81%) CMDB
16 28 (0.78%) Fintech
17 27 (0.75%) Digital Media
18 24 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 321 (8.93%) Linux
2 248 (6.90%) Windows
3 135 (3.76%) Unix
4 72 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 53 (1.48%) Android
6 48 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 46 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (1.22%) Windows 7
9 36 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 32 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.64%) Solaris
13 22 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.39%) CentOS
15 12 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.31%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.28%) AIX
17 10 (0.28%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 860 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
2 836 (23.27%) Business Intelligence
3 827 (23.02%) Programme Management
4 772 (21.49%) Digital Marketing
5 399 (11.10%) Project Management
6 310 (8.63%) ITIL
7 301 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 274 (7.63%) TDD
9 245 (6.82%) Scrum
10 191 (5.32%) PRINCE2
11 187 (5.20%) DevOps
12 172 (4.79%) Service Management
13 162 (4.51%) Analytics
13 162 (4.51%) Test Automation
14 161 (4.48%) SOA
15 147 (4.09%) Migration
16 146 (4.06%) Service Delivery
17 133 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
18 129 (3.59%) Configuration Management
19 126 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 349 (9.71%) Java
2 246 (6.85%) SQL
3 222 (6.18%) Python
4 208 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 101 (2.81%) C
6 96 (2.67%) C#
7 94 (2.62%) XPath
8 57 (1.59%) C++
9 50 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 45 (1.25%) Perl
11 43 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 38 (1.06%) Embedded C
13 35 (0.97%) PHP
14 34 (0.95%) Ruby
15 29 (0.81%) PowerShell
16 24 (0.67%) VB
17 22 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 19 (0.53%) R
18 19 (0.53%) T-SQL
19 15 (0.42%) ES6
Qualifications
1 430 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 340 (9.46%) Degree
3 310 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 123 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 61 (1.70%) CCNA
7 60 (1.67%) PMP
8 54 (1.50%) CISSP
9 53 (1.48%) CCNP
10 52 (1.45%) PMI Certification
11 47 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 44 (1.22%) CCIE
13 42 (1.17%) CISM
14 40 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 36 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
16 35 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
16 35 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
18 26 (0.72%) HND
18 26 (0.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (2.87%) SLA
2 90 (2.50%) PMO
3 89 (2.48%) QA
4 67 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (1.22%) GDPR
6 35 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 28 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.70%) JSP 440
9 16 (0.45%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.28%) IFRS
11 9 (0.25%) COBIT
11 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
13 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.14%) NEBOSH
15 4 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
15 4 (0.11%) RMADS
16 3 (0.083%) ECSS
17 2 (0.056%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 123 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 103 (2.87%) Docker
3 88 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.75%) vSphere
5 26 (0.72%) HDFS
6 25 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (0.67%) Hyper-V
8 22 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.56%) iptables
10 19 (0.53%) Apache Flume
11 16 (0.45%) KVM
12 12 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.22%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.19%) Firmware
14 7 (0.19%) XenApp
14 7 (0.19%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.17%) Samba
16 5 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 98 (2.73%) Puppet
2 96 (2.67%) Ansible
3 68 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (1.39%) Kubernetes
5 32 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (0.61%) Netcool
6 22 (0.61%) SCCM
7 21 (0.58%) Terraform
8 19 (0.53%) logstash
9 16 (0.45%) Kibana
9 16 (0.45%) Salt
10 15 (0.42%) AirWatch
11 14 (0.39%) SELinux
12 13 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
13 12 (0.33%) Control-M
13 12 (0.33%) Grafana
13 12 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.31%) Ambari
14 11 (0.31%) FortiGate
15 10 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 792 (22.04%) SAP
2 319 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 269 (7.49%) Cisco
4 242 (6.74%) Oracle
5 145 (4.04%) VMware
6 107 (2.98%) HP
7 74 (2.06%) IBM
8 72 (2.00%) WSO2
9 64 (1.78%) Remedy
10 60 (1.67%) Juniper
11 59 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 54 (1.50%) Google
12 54 (1.50%) ServiceNow
13 53 (1.48%) Huawei
14 52 (1.45%) Adobe
14 52 (1.45%) Citrix
15 42 (1.17%) CheckPoint
15 42 (1.17%) F5
16 41 (1.14%) Avaya
17 38 (1.06%) Nokia