Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 83 78
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 -12
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,214 2,858 3,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.25% 2.90% 3.04%
As % of the General category 8.70% 7.24% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,291 1,625 1,690
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £163 £250 £212
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.48% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 98 124
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.56 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.05% -11.64% +61.54%
10th Percentile £11.01 £12.53 £11.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £115.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +66.67%

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 25,438 39,494 42,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.39% 40.13% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,148 25,795 28,294
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £430 £413
% change year-on-year - +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 1,124 1,138
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.37 £21.79
% change year-on-year -0.63% -6.51% +8.95%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 +17 2,065 £405 -10.00% 713
UK excluding London +13 1,618 £400 -5.88% 584
South East +9 815 £400 - 202
London +32 531 £425 -15.00% 170
South West +6 300 £500 +11.11% 57
North of England +26 148 £288 -30.30% 124
Midlands +78 142 £325 -13.33% 87
North West +48 113 £265 -37.65% 68
East of England -19 112 £400 -23.81% 72
West Midlands +62 93 £385 +2.67% 58
Scotland +53 64 £425 +17.65% 29
East Midlands +59 49 £313 -16.67% 28
Wales +10 26 £400 -5.33% 6
Yorkshire +12 24 £406 +8.20% 45
North East +17 10 £350 -6.91% 11
Northern Ireland +2 10 £175 -59.54% 6
Channel Islands -4 3 £385 +40.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 653 (29.49%) Finance
2 527 (23.80%) Public Sector
3 463 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
4 460 (20.78%) Manufacturing
5 457 (20.64%) Programme Management
6 446 (20.14%) Marketing
7 442 (19.96%) SAP
8 419 (18.93%) Electronics
9 418 (18.88%) Digital Marketing
10 345 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
11 335 (15.13%) Security Cleared
12 258 (11.65%) Windows
13 247 (11.16%) SC Cleared
14 241 (10.89%) Microsoft
14 241 (10.89%) Project Management
15 226 (10.21%) Cisco
16 219 (9.89%) ITIL
17 172 (7.77%) Migration
18 167 (7.54%) Project Delivery
19 160 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
20 155 (7.00%) WAN
21 154 (6.96%) LAN
22 152 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
23 150 (6.78%) Retail
24 148 (6.68%) Windows 10
25 147 (6.64%) Radio Access Network
26 145 (6.55%) Degree
27 140 (6.32%) Data Centre
28 137 (6.19%) Python
29 135 (6.10%) SQL

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 44 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.08%) Confluence
3 23 (1.04%) Skype for Business
4 20 (0.90%) OpenStack
5 16 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 16 (0.72%) CMS
6 15 (0.68%) Apache
7 11 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
9 9 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.36%) Mule
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
11 7 (0.32%) nginx
12 6 (0.27%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.27%) SAS
13 4 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.18%) IIS
13 4 (0.18%) Smallworld
Applications
1 130 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
2 115 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 44 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.81%) Sketch
7 13 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.54%) InVision
9 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.18%) Windchill
12 3 (0.14%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.14%) InDesign
13 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.090%) Figma
13 2 (0.090%) Marvel
13 2 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.090%) UXPin
13 2 (0.090%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 13 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.36%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.27%) assyst
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.18%) Magento
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.14%) SAP PS
9 2 (0.090%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.090%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.090%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.20%) Azure
2 88 (3.97%) AWS
3 81 (3.66%) Office 365
4 36 (1.63%) GCP
5 31 (1.40%) SaaS
6 24 (1.08%) Power Platform
7 21 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.90%) IaaS
9 18 (0.81%) PaaS
10 14 (0.63%) GitHub
11 10 (0.45%) Apigee
11 10 (0.45%) Serverless
12 9 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
13 8 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 155 (7.00%) WAN
2 154 (6.96%) LAN
3 147 (6.64%) Radio Access Network
4 121 (5.47%) Wireless
5 119 (5.37%) 4G
6 111 (5.01%) Internet
7 108 (4.88%) Firewall
8 89 (4.02%) TCP/IP
9 80 (3.61%) MPLS
10 77 (3.48%) DNS
11 71 (3.21%) 5G
11 71 (3.21%) BGP
12 65 (2.94%) Ethernet
13 63 (2.85%) 3G
14 59 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
15 57 (2.57%) OSPF
15 57 (2.57%) VoIP
15 57 (2.57%) VPN
16 50 (2.26%) DHCP
17 48 (2.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.12%) Big Data
2 43 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 37 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 26 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 22 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 22 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (0.90%) BigQuery
7 20 (0.90%) Power BI
8 16 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (0.72%) MySQL
9 15 (0.68%) GIS
10 12 (0.54%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.50%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.45%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
14 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.32%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (2.48%) JIRA
2 35 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 33 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.31%) GitLab
5 21 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (0.90%) Selenium
6 20 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 18 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.36%) Maven
8 8 (0.36%) Subversion
8 8 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.32%) Axure RP
9 7 (0.32%) git-flow
9 7 (0.32%) GoCD
9 7 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.27%) Rational Quality Manager
10 6 (0.27%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.27%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 653 (29.49%) Finance
2 527 (23.80%) Public Sector
3 460 (20.78%) Manufacturing
4 446 (20.14%) Marketing
5 419 (18.93%) Electronics
6 150 (6.78%) Retail
7 91 (4.11%) Banking
8 54 (2.44%) Billing
9 47 (2.12%) Legal
10 28 (1.26%) Mandarin Language
11 20 (0.90%) Law
12 14 (0.63%) Local Government
13 12 (0.54%) German Language
13 12 (0.54%) Publishing
14 11 (0.50%) Back Office
14 11 (0.50%) Games
14 11 (0.50%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.45%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.45%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 207 (9.35%) Architect
2 186 (8.40%) Analyst
3 172 (7.77%) Developer
4 149 (6.73%) Project Manager
5 112 (5.06%) Designer
6 111 (5.01%) Consultant
7 101 (4.56%) Network Engineer
8 79 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
9 78 (3.52%) Coordinator
10 67 (3.03%) Telecoms Manager
11 63 (2.85%) Support Engineer
12 60 (2.71%) Business Analyst
13 54 (2.44%) Windows Engineer
14 51 (2.30%) Delivery Manager
15 49 (2.21%) Deployment Engineer
16 47 (2.12%) Telecoms Engineer
17 45 (2.03%) Desktop Support
18 42 (1.90%) Project Coordinator
19 35 (1.58%) Senior Manager
20 33 (1.49%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.07%) Web Services
2 65 (2.94%) HTML
3 51 (2.30%) CSS
4 49 (2.21%) .NET
4 49 (2.21%) RESTful
5 42 (1.90%) XML
6 34 (1.54%) Middleware
7 33 (1.49%) REST
8 30 (1.36%) SOAP
9 29 (1.31%) Node.js
10 25 (1.13%) JSON
11 22 (0.99%) AngularJS
12 21 (0.95%) HTML5
12 21 (0.95%) React
13 18 (0.81%) Kafka
13 18 (0.81%) Spring
13 18 (0.81%) TensorFlow
14 17 (0.77%) 802.1X
15 16 (0.72%) OAuth
16 15 (0.68%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 140 (6.32%) Data Centre
2 130 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.65%) User Experience
4 94 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 67 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (2.35%) Fibre Optics
7 48 (2.17%) Driving Licence
8 47 (2.12%) CCTV
9 39 (1.76%) PMI
10 38 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 38 (1.72%) Virtual Team
11 35 (1.58%) NHS
12 29 (1.31%) Mobile App
13 26 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
14 23 (1.04%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.90%) CMDB
15 20 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
16 17 (0.77%) Handset
17 15 (0.68%) Data Structures
18 12 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 258 (11.65%) Windows
2 148 (6.68%) Windows 10
3 128 (5.78%) Linux
4 84 (3.79%) Windows 7
5 49 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 46 (2.08%) Unix
7 29 (1.31%) Android
8 19 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.32%) VMS
13 6 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.18%) CatOS
15 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (20.91%) Business Intelligence
2 457 (20.64%) Programme Management
3 418 (18.88%) Digital Marketing
4 345 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
5 241 (10.89%) Project Management
6 219 (9.89%) ITIL
7 172 (7.77%) Migration
8 167 (7.54%) Project Delivery
9 160 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 131 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
11 117 (5.28%) Change Management
12 108 (4.88%) DevOps
13 104 (4.70%) Service Management
14 100 (4.52%) Service Delivery
15 99 (4.47%) Test Automation
16 97 (4.38%) PRINCE2
17 82 (3.70%) Risk Management
18 79 (3.57%) Validation
19 76 (3.43%) Decision-Making
19 76 (3.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 137 (6.19%) Python
2 135 (6.10%) SQL
3 111 (5.01%) Java
4 108 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 45 (2.03%) C
5 45 (2.03%) C#
5 45 (2.03%) PHP
6 28 (1.26%) C++
7 24 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 22 (0.99%) Scala
9 18 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 15 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 15 (0.68%) R
11 13 (0.59%) Java 8
11 13 (0.59%) Ruby
12 12 (0.54%) Kotlin
13 11 (0.50%) Perl
14 9 (0.41%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.36%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.32%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 335 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 247 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 152 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
4 145 (6.55%) Degree
5 100 (4.52%) CCNA
6 89 (4.02%) CCNP
7 65 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 52 (2.35%) PMI Certification
9 45 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 38 (1.72%) CCIE
11 29 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 28 (1.26%) BC Cleared
13 23 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (0.99%) ISTQB
15 21 (0.95%) CCDP
15 21 (0.95%) CISSP
16 20 (0.90%) HNC
17 19 (0.86%) MCSE
18 16 (0.72%) CCIP
18 16 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.70%) QA
2 79 (3.57%) SLA
3 49 (2.21%) PMO
4 28 (1.26%) JSP 440
5 25 (1.13%) RMADS
6 24 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.99%) GDPR
8 9 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.41%) NIST
8 9 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.32%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.32%) NCSC
10 7 (0.32%) P3O
10 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.27%) WCAG
12 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.23%) NEBOSH
13 3 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 86 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 49 (2.21%) Docker
3 40 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.50%) vSphere
5 11 (0.50%) XenApp
6 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.45%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.32%) Firmware
7 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.27%) NFS
9 5 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.18%) KVM
11 2 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.090%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.090%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (2.35%) Ansible
2 42 (1.90%) Kubernetes
3 30 (1.36%) SCCM
4 23 (1.04%) Terraform
5 20 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 19 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
7 17 (0.77%) HP ALM
7 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (0.68%) Puppet
9 11 (0.50%) Netcool
10 9 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
10 9 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.36%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.36%) WSUS
12 7 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (0.32%) vRealize
13 6 (0.27%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 6 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 442 (19.96%) SAP
2 241 (10.89%) Microsoft
3 226 (10.21%) Cisco
4 108 (4.88%) Oracle
5 64 (2.89%) HP
6 61 (2.76%) VMware
7 60 (2.71%) Juniper
8 59 (2.66%) Remedy
9 58 (2.62%) Huawei
10 56 (2.53%) Dell
11 42 (1.90%) Nokia
12 34 (1.54%) Ericsson
13 31 (1.40%) Google
13 31 (1.40%) Samsung
14 29 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
15 28 (1.26%) BT
16 26 (1.17%) CheckPoint
16 26 (1.17%) EMC
17 24 (1.08%) Citrix
17 24 (1.08%) F5