Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 90 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 -30 +11
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,974 2,836 3,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.51% 2.74% 3.57%
As % of the General category 9.07% 6.79% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,704 1,484 2,005
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £163 £230 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 115 144
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% -12.50% +36.80%
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.50 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -13.16% +31.03%

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 32,783 41,751 43,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.71% 40.36% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,000 27,048 29,102
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £290 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1,154 1,089
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.65
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.68% +10.46%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 17 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 23 October 2019. 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 +26 2,794 £413 -2.94% 606
UK excluding London +21 2,202 £400 -3.03% 509
South East +21 1,183 £400 +3.23% 159
London +32 685 £425 -14.14% 150
South West +9 369 £425 +6.25% 67
North of England +39 194 £284 -30.15% 92
East of England -6 176 £425 -19.05% 73
Midlands +54 167 £325 -7.14% 65
North West +42 143 £275 -33.33% 41
West Midlands +34 115 £350 - 31
Scotland +39 65 £400 +3.90% 37
East Midlands +50 53 £306 +22.50% 34
Wales +14 43 £400 - 12
Yorkshire +18 35 £335 -12.42% 43
North East +5 15 £350 -10.26% 8
Northern Ireland -1 5 £250 -44.44% 4
Channel Islands -5 3 £385 +40.00%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 845 (28.41%) Finance
2 639 (21.49%) Public Sector
3 581 (19.54%) Marketing
4 575 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
5 573 (19.27%) Manufacturing
6 561 (18.86%) Programme Management
7 531 (17.85%) SAP
8 520 (17.48%) Electronics
9 512 (17.22%) Digital Marketing
10 491 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
11 351 (11.80%) Windows
12 335 (11.26%) Security Cleared
13 332 (11.16%) Cisco
14 331 (11.13%) ITIL
15 323 (10.86%) Microsoft
16 309 (10.39%) Project Management
17 269 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
18 228 (7.67%) WAN
19 222 (7.46%) SC Cleared
20 221 (7.43%) Data Centre
21 219 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
22 208 (6.99%) Migration
23 198 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
24 197 (6.62%) Degree
25 192 (6.46%) Windows 10
26 189 (6.36%) LAN
26 189 (6.36%) SQL
27 182 (6.12%) Java
28 180 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
29 179 (6.02%) Firewall

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 60 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.34%) Skype for Business
3 39 (1.31%) Confluence
4 32 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 31 (1.04%) Apache
6 27 (0.91%) OpenStack
7 26 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 24 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 22 (0.74%) CMS
10 20 (0.67%) Mule
10 20 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
11 18 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 17 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.37%) ArcGIS
13 11 (0.37%) nginx
14 10 (0.34%) SAS
15 8 (0.27%) iPlanet
16 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.24%) Smallworld
17 6 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 180 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 172 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (0.84%) Sketch
7 14 (0.47%) InVision
8 12 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.20%) Windchill
12 5 (0.17%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.10%) GNU Octave
13 3 (0.10%) InDesign
14 2 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.067%) Figma
14 2 (0.067%) Marvel
14 2 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.067%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.57%) CSG Singleview
1 17 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 11 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
5 10 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.30%) SAP FI-CA
7 6 (0.20%) assyst
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.10%) Magento
10 3 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.067%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 157 (5.28%) Azure
2 122 (4.10%) AWS
3 113 (3.80%) Office 365
4 49 (1.65%) SaaS
5 37 (1.24%) GCP
6 27 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (0.84%) Power Platform
8 25 (0.84%) Serverless
9 23 (0.77%) IaaS
10 19 (0.64%) Apigee
11 17 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (0.54%) PaaS
13 14 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.44%) OpenShift
15 12 (0.40%) GitHub
16 11 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
18 7 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
19 6 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 228 (7.67%) WAN
2 189 (6.36%) LAN
3 179 (6.02%) Firewall
4 176 (5.92%) Wireless
5 155 (5.21%) 4G
6 147 (4.94%) Radio Access Network
7 135 (4.54%) MPLS
8 125 (4.20%) VPN
9 122 (4.10%) TCP/IP
10 120 (4.03%) Internet
11 111 (3.73%) DNS
12 105 (3.53%) VoIP
13 98 (3.30%) BGP
14 97 (3.26%) 3G
15 95 (3.19%) 5G
16 93 (3.13%) Ethernet
17 74 (2.49%) Network Security
18 70 (2.35%) 2G
18 70 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
19 69 (2.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 77 (2.59%) Big Data
3 37 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (1.08%) MySQL
5 32 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 23 (0.77%) Power BI
8 22 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 21 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (0.64%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.54%) BigQuery
11 16 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.50%) GIS
13 14 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (0.47%) SAP Data Services
14 12 (0.40%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.34%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 89 (2.99%) JIRA
2 55 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 45 (1.51%) Jenkins
4 28 (0.94%) Selenium
5 27 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 20 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
7 17 (0.57%) GitLab
8 15 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.50%) Subversion
8 15 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 13 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
11 10 (0.34%) Rational Quality Manager
12 9 (0.30%) Jasmine
12 9 (0.30%) JMeter
12 9 (0.30%) JUnit
12 9 (0.30%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.27%) Axure RP
13 8 (0.27%) git-flow
General
1 845 (28.41%) Finance
2 639 (21.49%) Public Sector
3 581 (19.54%) Marketing
4 573 (19.27%) Manufacturing
5 520 (17.48%) Electronics
6 176 (5.92%) Retail
7 106 (3.56%) Banking
8 86 (2.89%) Billing
9 79 (2.66%) Legal
10 31 (1.04%) Local Government
11 29 (0.98%) Law
12 20 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
13 16 (0.54%) Games
13 16 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 15 (0.50%) Back Office
15 14 (0.47%) General Ledger
16 13 (0.44%) German Language
16 13 (0.44%) Publishing
17 12 (0.40%) French Language
18 11 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 318 (10.69%) Architect
2 270 (9.08%) Analyst
3 249 (8.37%) Developer
4 222 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 165 (5.55%) Network Engineer
6 146 (4.91%) Consultant
7 128 (4.30%) Designer
8 103 (3.46%) Support Engineer
9 102 (3.43%) Telecoms Manager
10 79 (2.66%) Business Analyst
11 77 (2.59%) Coordinator
12 75 (2.52%) Windows Engineer
13 73 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 71 (2.39%) Desktop Support
15 57 (1.92%) Telecoms Engineer
16 55 (1.85%) Senior Developer
17 53 (1.78%) Desktop Engineer
18 51 (1.71%) Network Architect
19 50 (1.68%) Delivery Manager
20 49 (1.65%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (4.34%) Web Services
2 96 (3.23%) HTML
3 80 (2.69%) CSS
4 62 (2.08%) .NET
5 60 (2.02%) RESTful
5 60 (2.02%) SOAP
6 55 (1.85%) REST
7 51 (1.71%) Middleware
8 50 (1.68%) Node.js
9 42 (1.41%) AngularJS
9 42 (1.41%) XML
10 35 (1.18%) JSON
11 26 (0.87%) jQuery
12 25 (0.84%) React
13 24 (0.81%) Apache Camel
13 24 (0.81%) HTML5
13 24 (0.81%) J2EE
13 24 (0.81%) Spring
14 21 (0.71%) Laravel
14 21 (0.71%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 221 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 198 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (4.30%) User Experience
4 94 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 90 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 69 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (2.05%) PMI
8 58 (1.95%) Driving Licence
9 51 (1.71%) CCTV
10 50 (1.68%) NHS
11 46 (1.55%) Digital Media
12 42 (1.41%) Virtual Team
13 41 (1.38%) Fibre Optics
14 35 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 30 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
16 29 (0.98%) Public Cloud
17 22 (0.74%) Handset
18 21 (0.71%) CMDB
18 21 (0.71%) PKI
18 21 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 351 (11.80%) Windows
2 192 (6.46%) Windows 10
3 176 (5.92%) Linux
4 111 (3.73%) Windows 7
5 73 (2.45%) Unix
6 65 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 44 (1.48%) Android
8 40 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 24 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.47%) Mac OS
13 13 (0.44%) Solaris
14 12 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.24%) CentOS
18 5 (0.17%) AIX
18 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (19.33%) Business Intelligence
2 561 (18.86%) Programme Management
3 512 (17.22%) Digital Marketing
4 491 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
5 331 (11.13%) ITIL
6 309 (10.39%) Project Management
7 269 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 208 (6.99%) Migration
9 172 (5.78%) Project Delivery
10 168 (5.65%) PRINCE2
10 168 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
11 167 (5.62%) Service Management
12 164 (5.51%) Change Management
13 136 (4.57%) DevOps
14 129 (4.34%) Service Delivery
15 121 (4.07%) Scrum
16 113 (3.80%) Analytics
17 106 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
18 105 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
19 104 (3.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (6.36%) SQL
2 182 (6.12%) Java
3 139 (4.67%) Python
4 130 (4.37%) JavaScript
5 86 (2.89%) C#
6 60 (2.02%) C++
7 50 (1.68%) PHP
8 49 (1.65%) C
8 49 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 35 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 29 (0.98%) Java 8
11 28 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 27 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 21 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 19 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.47%) XPath
16 13 (0.44%) Ruby
17 10 (0.34%) ES6
17 10 (0.34%) VBA
17 10 (0.34%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 335 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 222 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 219 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
4 197 (6.62%) Degree
5 123 (4.14%) CCNP
6 114 (3.83%) CCNA
7 79 (2.66%) PMI Certification
8 73 (2.45%) DV Cleared
9 65 (2.19%) CCIE
10 46 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 35 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 34 (1.14%) CISSP
13 29 (0.98%) PMP
14 28 (0.94%) ISTQB
15 25 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
16 23 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 22 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
18 20 (0.67%) CCDP
18 20 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.03%) SLA
2 111 (3.73%) QA
3 63 (2.12%) PMO
4 38 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (1.01%) GDPR
6 28 (0.94%) JSP 440
7 25 (0.84%) RMADS
8 22 (0.74%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.47%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.44%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.37%) NIST
12 10 (0.34%) ISO 22301
13 9 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.17%) WCAG
16 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.13%) NEBOSH
17 3 (0.10%) P3O
18 2 (0.067%) HL7
18 2 (0.067%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 128 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 56 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.68%) Docker
4 17 (0.57%) Firmware
5 16 (0.54%) vSphere
6 14 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.37%) XenApp
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.20%) NFS
10 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.17%) HDFS
12 3 (0.10%) KVM
12 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.10%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.10%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.067%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 59 (1.98%) Ansible
2 53 (1.78%) SCCM
3 48 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 42 (1.41%) Terraform
5 30 (1.01%) AirWatch
5 30 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 29 (0.98%) Amdocs OSS
7 19 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (0.57%) HP ALM
9 16 (0.54%) Puppet
10 15 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
10 15 (0.50%) Netcool
11 12 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
13 9 (0.30%) SCOM
13 9 (0.30%) WSUS
14 8 (0.27%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.24%) BladeLogic
15 7 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 531 (17.85%) SAP
2 332 (11.16%) Cisco
3 323 (10.86%) Microsoft
4 159 (5.35%) Oracle
5 94 (3.16%) Juniper
6 83 (2.79%) VMware
7 81 (2.72%) Remedy
8 80 (2.69%) HP
9 68 (2.29%) Huawei
9 68 (2.29%) Nokia
10 55 (1.85%) Dell
11 46 (1.55%) CheckPoint
12 44 (1.48%) F5
12 44 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
13 42 (1.41%) Google
14 36 (1.21%) Adobe
15 35 (1.18%) BT
15 35 (1.18%) Palo Alto
15 35 (1.18%) Samsung
16 31 (1.04%) IBM