Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 69 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26 +7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3551 3424 4408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.57% 3.22% 3.86%
As % of the General category 8.95% 8.86% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1984 1991 2326
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £240 £215 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £370
% change year-on-year +6.16% -1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 135 176
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% - -32.56%
10th Percentile £11.72 £10.85 £11.38
90th Percentile £42.95 £41.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57% -36.36%

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 39675 38638 45835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.94% 36.35% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26295 25700 29286
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £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 869 977 1208
UK median hourly rate £26.40 £23.68 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.49% -2.27% +10.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.34
90th Percentile £48.05 £47.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +9.47%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +15 3370 £425 +6.25% 280
UK excluding London +10 2466 £388 +6.16% 192
South East +4 1319 £372 -0.80% 53
London -1 1012 £475 +11.76% 93
South West +20 346 £400 +14.29% 58
East of England +39 298 £513 +43.86% 24
North of England +25 242 £400 +11.11% 27
Midlands -3 133 £350 -6.67% 25
Yorkshire +21 120 £400 +14.29% 6
North West -22 107 £400 - 17
Scotland +35 91 £400 +33.33% 3
West Midlands -10 85 £325 - 12
East Midlands -5 48 £350 -12.61% 13
Wales -4 34 £375 -21.05% 2
North East +60 15 £325 -13.33% 4
Northern Ireland -56 5 £350 -13.85%
Channel Islands -5 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1188 (33.46%) Finance
2 934 (26.30%) Marketing
3 888 (25.01%) Business Intelligence
4 880 (24.78%) Programme Management
5 852 (23.99%) Electronics
6 842 (23.71%) SAP
7 834 (23.49%) Manufacturing
8 826 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
9 824 (23.20%) Digital Marketing
10 471 (13.26%) Security Cleared
11 393 (11.07%) Project Management
12 345 (9.72%) SC Cleared
13 337 (9.49%) Degree
13 337 (9.49%) Java
14 334 (9.41%) Linux
15 331 (9.32%) Microsoft
16 314 (8.84%) ITIL
17 289 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 280 (7.89%) Cisco
19 270 (7.60%) TDD
20 257 (7.24%) Oracle
20 257 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
21 247 (6.96%) SQL
22 245 (6.90%) Scrum
23 230 (6.48%) Windows
24 216 (6.08%) Python
25 205 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
26 198 (5.58%) DevOps
27 194 (5.46%) JavaScript
28 192 (5.41%) 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 89 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 88 (2.48%) Mule
3 86 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 79 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
5 72 (2.03%) Apache Spark
6 51 (1.44%) OpenStack
7 47 (1.32%) Apache
8 43 (1.21%) CMS
8 43 (1.21%) Confluence
9 39 (1.10%) Skype for Business
10 29 (0.82%) MS Exchange
11 27 (0.76%) IIS
12 21 (0.59%) JBoss
13 19 (0.54%) nginx
14 17 (0.48%) ArcGIS
14 17 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 14 (0.39%) Drupal
16 13 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.37%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.31%) Smallworld
Applications
1 205 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 162 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
3 108 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.37%) AutoCAD
9 10 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.084%) Maya
12 2 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.056%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.056%) MicroStation
12 2 (0.056%) SPSS
12 2 (0.056%) Stata
13 1 (0.028%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.028%) InVision
13 1 (0.028%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 42 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.23%) Primavera
6 7 (0.20%) R3 Corda
7 6 (0.17%) Maximo
7 6 (0.17%) SAP FI-AP
7 6 (0.17%) SAP SRM
8 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.14%) Radian6
8 5 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
8 5 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.11%) Eikon
10 3 (0.084%) Lawson
10 3 (0.084%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 50 (1.41%) Office 365
5 36 (1.01%) IaaS
6 24 (0.68%) GitHub
7 23 (0.65%) PaaS
8 20 (0.56%) SaaS
9 18 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 14 (0.39%) G Suite
12 13 (0.37%) Trello
13 12 (0.34%) Google Analytics
14 11 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 9 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
16 7 (0.20%) Force.com
16 7 (0.20%) npm
17 6 (0.17%) Slack
18 5 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
18 5 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 191 (5.38%) WAN
1 191 (5.38%) Wireless
2 189 (5.32%) Firewall
3 184 (5.18%) LAN
4 153 (4.31%) LTE
5 131 (3.69%) VPN
6 123 (3.46%) VoIP
7 120 (3.38%) TCP/IP
8 109 (3.07%) 4G
9 99 (2.79%) 3G
9 99 (2.79%) MPLS
10 94 (2.65%) Broadband
11 91 (2.56%) Internet
12 88 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
13 80 (2.25%) DNS
14 76 (2.14%) Radio Access Network
15 67 (1.89%) BGP
16 63 (1.77%) Ethernet
17 58 (1.63%) Network Security
18 52 (1.46%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (3.80%) Big Data
2 112 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 104 (2.93%) Hadoop
4 83 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 80 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (1.63%) MySQL
8 49 (1.38%) MongoDB
9 46 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 41 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 40 (1.13%) GIS
11 40 (1.13%) HBase
12 38 (1.07%) Apache Hive
13 36 (1.01%) NoSQL
14 27 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (0.51%) Power BI
16 17 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (0.48%) Sqoop
17 16 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
17 16 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 148 (4.17%) Maven
2 132 (3.72%) Git (software)
3 105 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 91 (2.56%) JIRA
5 54 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 35 (0.99%) Subversion
7 34 (0.96%) SoapUI
8 32 (0.90%) Selenium
9 26 (0.73%) Visual Studio
10 24 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (0.65%) Eclipse
12 21 (0.59%) Grunt
13 20 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (0.56%) TeamCity
14 19 (0.54%) gulp
15 17 (0.48%) Ant
15 17 (0.48%) Artifactory
15 17 (0.48%) WebDriver
16 14 (0.39%) IntelliJ
17 13 (0.37%) JUnit
General
1 1188 (33.46%) Finance
2 934 (26.30%) Marketing
3 852 (23.99%) Electronics
4 834 (23.49%) Manufacturing
5 135 (3.80%) Retail
6 131 (3.69%) Banking
7 128 (3.60%) Billing
8 57 (1.61%) Legal
9 38 (1.07%) Back Office
9 38 (1.07%) Military
10 37 (1.04%) Games
11 21 (0.59%) Law
12 20 (0.56%) French Language
13 17 (0.48%) Publishing
14 16 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
15 14 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.37%) Advertising
17 11 (0.31%) Front Office
18 9 (0.25%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 530 (14.93%) Developer
2 387 (10.90%) Analyst
3 270 (7.60%) Architect
4 253 (7.12%) Project Manager
5 172 (4.84%) Consultant
6 138 (3.89%) Network Engineer
7 137 (3.86%) Business Analyst
7 137 (3.86%) Telecoms Engineer
8 136 (3.83%) Telecoms Manager
9 130 (3.66%) Java Developer
10 112 (3.15%) Designer
11 92 (2.59%) Agile Developer
12 82 (2.31%) DevOps Engineer
12 82 (2.31%) Senior Developer
13 76 (2.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
14 70 (1.97%) Administrator
14 70 (1.97%) Coordinator
15 69 (1.94%) Support Engineer
16 68 (1.91%) Integration Developer
17 61 (1.72%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (5.41%) JSON
2 176 (4.96%) HTML
3 173 (4.87%) XML
4 158 (4.45%) CSS
5 151 (4.25%) Web Services
6 134 (3.77%) Middleware
7 127 (3.58%) SOAP
8 120 (3.38%) REST
9 111 (3.13%) XSLT
10 105 (2.96%) Swagger
11 104 (2.93%) AngularJS
12 103 (2.90%) WireMock
13 102 (2.87%) .NET
14 93 (2.62%) RESTful
15 92 (2.59%) Apache Camel
16 73 (2.06%) jQuery
17 72 (2.03%) Spring
18 69 (1.94%) Node.js
19 60 (1.69%) HTML5
20 59 (1.66%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 257 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
3 136 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 125 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 123 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 117 (3.29%) User Experience
7 55 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 53 (1.49%) Virtual Team
9 41 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (0.99%) Algorithms
10 35 (0.99%) PMI
11 33 (0.93%) Digital Media
11 33 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 32 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 32 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 31 (0.87%) NHS
14 30 (0.84%) CMDB
15 29 (0.82%) PKI
16 24 (0.68%) Fintech
17 23 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 334 (9.41%) Linux
2 230 (6.48%) Windows
3 150 (4.22%) Unix
4 65 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 50 (1.41%) Android
6 45 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 41 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 38 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (1.04%) Mac OS X
9 37 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.68%) Solaris
12 23 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.51%) CentOS
14 17 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.39%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.31%) AIX
17 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
19 6 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (25.01%) Business Intelligence
2 880 (24.78%) Programme Management
3 826 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 824 (23.20%) Digital Marketing
5 393 (11.07%) Project Management
6 314 (8.84%) ITIL
7 289 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 270 (7.60%) TDD
9 245 (6.90%) Scrum
10 198 (5.58%) DevOps
11 180 (5.07%) Analytics
12 179 (5.04%) PRINCE2
13 176 (4.96%) Service Management
14 173 (4.87%) SOA
15 161 (4.53%) Test Automation
16 160 (4.51%) Migration
17 138 (3.89%) Configuration Management
18 132 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
19 128 (3.60%) Service Delivery
20 123 (3.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 337 (9.49%) Java
2 247 (6.96%) SQL
3 216 (6.08%) Python
4 194 (5.46%) JavaScript
5 104 (2.93%) XPath
6 96 (2.70%) C#
7 90 (2.53%) C
8 52 (1.46%) C++
9 49 (1.38%) Perl
10 47 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 46 (1.30%) PHP
12 41 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 41 (1.15%) Ruby
13 35 (0.99%) Embedded C
14 28 (0.79%) PowerShell
14 28 (0.79%) VB
15 27 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.56%) R
17 16 (0.45%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 471 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 345 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 337 (9.49%) Degree
4 134 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (2.11%) CCNP
5 75 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 59 (1.66%) CCIE
7 55 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 51 (1.44%) CCNA
9 50 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 49 (1.38%) CISSP
11 46 (1.30%) PMP
12 41 (1.15%) CISM
13 37 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
14 35 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
15 31 (0.87%) ISTQB
16 29 (0.82%) HND
17 28 (0.79%) ISEB
17 28 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 26 (0.73%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.59%) SLA
2 85 (2.39%) QA
3 77 (2.17%) PMO
4 62 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.01%) GDPR
6 35 (0.99%) PCI DSS
7 30 (0.84%) JSP 440
8 26 (0.73%) Data Quality
9 18 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.23%) COBIT
13 7 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.14%) IFRS
16 4 (0.11%) NEBOSH
16 4 (0.11%) RMADS
17 3 (0.084%) ECSS
17 3 (0.084%) HL7
17 3 (0.084%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 120 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 100 (2.82%) Docker
3 81 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.68%) HDFS
5 22 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.54%) iptables
8 17 (0.48%) Apache Flume
8 17 (0.48%) KVM
8 17 (0.48%) vSphere
9 10 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.28%) XenApp
10 9 (0.25%) Firmware
11 8 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.20%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.17%) Samba
14 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 101 (2.84%) Ansible
1 101 (2.84%) Puppet
2 71 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 33 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 28 (0.79%) Netcool
6 20 (0.56%) FortiGate
6 20 (0.56%) Terraform
7 19 (0.54%) SCCM
8 18 (0.51%) Salt
9 16 (0.45%) AirWatch
9 16 (0.45%) logstash
10 15 (0.42%) Kibana
11 13 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (0.37%) SELinux
12 12 (0.34%) Control-M
13 11 (0.31%) Grafana
14 10 (0.28%) Ambari
15 9 (0.25%) Cacti
15 9 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 842 (23.71%) SAP
2 331 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 280 (7.89%) Cisco
4 257 (7.24%) Oracle
5 133 (3.75%) VMware
6 110 (3.10%) HP
7 78 (2.20%) WSO2
8 77 (2.17%) IBM
9 76 (2.14%) Juniper
10 72 (2.03%) Remedy
11 67 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 60 (1.69%) Google
13 58 (1.63%) Huawei
14 54 (1.52%) Adobe
15 53 (1.49%) ServiceNow
16 48 (1.35%) Citrix
16 48 (1.35%) F5
17 46 (1.30%) CheckPoint
18 43 (1.21%) Ericsson
19 41 (1.15%) Salesforce.com