Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 78 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 -25
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,961 2,971 3,019
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 3.07% 2.97%
As % of the General category 8.61% 7.70% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,156 1,794 1,704
Median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £188 £250 £213
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 111
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -9.52% +55.56%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.40 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £82.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -9.52% +61.54%

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 22,787 38,592 42,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.36% 39.81% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,327 25,323 27,592
Median daily rate £479 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.24% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £273 £300 £281
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 1,027 1,102
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.65 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +3.42% +2.36%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £21.22
% change year-on-year +1.78% +1.85% +6.11%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 +10 1,819 £420 -4.00% 373
UK excluding London +7 1,399 £400 -5.88% 298
South East +2 695 £400 -3.61% 105
London +45 501 £450 -5.26% 99
South West +4 250 £525 +12.00% 32
Midlands +65 134 £325 -18.75% 34
North of England +30 125 £338 -15.50% 61
East of England -15 100 £400 -20.00% 42
Work from Home -3 96 £410 -3.53% 29
West Midlands +64 91 £395 -1.25% 19
North West +24 81 £288 -32.35% 35
Scotland +61 63 £448 +23.45% 19
East Midlands +33 42 £275 -26.67% 15
Yorkshire +20 34 £375 - 20
Wales +7 20 £400 -5.88% 3
Northern Ireland +14 10 £175 -59.54% 3
North East +31 9 £350 -9.62% 6
Channel Islands +4 2 £385 -

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 554 (28.25%) Finance
2 430 (21.93%) Public Sector
3 395 (20.14%) Business Intelligence
4 388 (19.79%) Programme Management
5 385 (19.63%) SAP
6 382 (19.48%) Manufacturing
7 373 (19.02%) Marketing
8 362 (18.46%) Electronics
9 354 (18.05%) Digital Marketing
10 315 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
11 310 (15.81%) Security Cleared
12 226 (11.52%) SC Cleared
13 223 (11.37%) Project Management
14 198 (10.10%) Microsoft
15 196 (9.99%) Windows
16 193 (9.84%) Cisco
17 167 (8.52%) ITIL
18 159 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 156 (7.96%) Project Delivery
20 150 (7.65%) Migration
21 143 (7.29%) Python
22 136 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
22 136 (6.94%) Degree
23 135 (6.88%) LAN
23 135 (6.88%) Radio Access Network
24 131 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
25 130 (6.63%) WAN
26 126 (6.43%) 4G
27 123 (6.27%) Java
28 121 (6.17%) 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 34 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.02%) Red Hat Fuse
3 19 (0.97%) Apache Spark
3 19 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (0.92%) Mule
4 18 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
5 17 (0.87%) Apache
5 17 (0.87%) Confluence
5 17 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 13 (0.66%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.56%) nginx
8 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.46%) CMS
9 9 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.41%) SAS
10 8 (0.41%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.20%) IIS
14 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 89 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.71%) Sketch
8 8 (0.41%) InVision
9 7 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.15%) UXPin
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.051%) GNU Octave
13 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.051%) Revit
13 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.51%) SAP PSCD
4 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.15%) SAP PS
7 3 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.10%) Magento
8 2 (0.10%) Maximo
8 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.10%) RMDS
8 2 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.33%) Azure
2 80 (4.08%) AWS
3 55 (2.80%) Office 365
4 51 (2.60%) GCP
5 43 (2.19%) SaaS
6 25 (1.27%) PaaS
7 23 (1.17%) IaaS
8 22 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (0.97%) Power Platform
10 10 (0.51%) Apigee
10 10 (0.51%) GitHub
10 10 (0.51%) Serverless
11 6 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.31%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.20%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 135 (6.88%) LAN
1 135 (6.88%) Radio Access Network
2 130 (6.63%) WAN
3 126 (6.43%) 4G
4 109 (5.56%) Firewall
5 98 (5.00%) Internet
6 96 (4.90%) Wireless
7 93 (4.74%) 5G
8 79 (4.03%) 3G
9 64 (3.26%) DNS
10 63 (3.21%) LTE
10 63 (3.21%) TCP/IP
11 61 (3.11%) MPLS
12 58 (2.96%) VoIP
13 56 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
14 53 (2.70%) BGP
14 53 (2.70%) Ethernet
15 50 (2.55%) VPN
16 49 (2.50%) OSPF
17 47 (2.40%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (3.26%) Big Data
2 37 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 31 (1.58%) Hadoop
4 30 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.43%) BigQuery
6 25 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.12%) MySQL
9 17 (0.87%) Power BI
10 16 (0.82%) GIS
11 15 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
13 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.41%) NoSQL
16 7 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.36%) Data Lake
16 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database
17 6 (0.31%) DB2
18 5 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (2.09%) JIRA
2 37 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 27 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 24 (1.22%) GitLab
5 20 (1.02%) Maven
6 18 (0.92%) Selenium
7 14 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (0.56%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.36%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.36%) GoCD
11 6 (0.31%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.31%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.31%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.31%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.25%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.25%) Subversion
13 4 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 554 (28.25%) Finance
2 430 (21.93%) Public Sector
3 382 (19.48%) Manufacturing
4 373 (19.02%) Marketing
5 362 (18.46%) Electronics
6 113 (5.76%) Retail
7 65 (3.31%) Banking
8 57 (2.91%) Billing
9 53 (2.70%) Legal
10 21 (1.07%) Mandarin Language
11 18 (0.92%) Law
12 14 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 14 (0.71%) Local Government
12 14 (0.71%) Military
13 11 (0.56%) Publishing
14 10 (0.51%) German Language
14 10 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.46%) Back Office
16 6 (0.31%) Games
17 5 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 206 (10.50%) Architect
2 152 (7.75%) Analyst
3 151 (7.70%) Project Manager
4 147 (7.50%) Developer
5 109 (5.56%) Consultant
6 94 (4.79%) Designer
7 84 (4.28%) Network Engineer
8 75 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
9 68 (3.47%) Telecoms Manager
10 63 (3.21%) Delivery Manager
11 60 (3.06%) Coordinator
12 55 (2.80%) Business Analyst
13 54 (2.75%) Support Engineer
14 50 (2.55%) Telecoms Engineer
15 49 (2.50%) Deployment Engineer
16 47 (2.40%) Windows Engineer
17 43 (2.19%) Java Developer
18 40 (2.04%) Senior Manager
19 36 (1.84%) Fibre Planner
20 33 (1.68%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.11%) Web Services
2 54 (2.75%) XML
3 53 (2.70%) RESTful
4 48 (2.45%) Middleware
5 46 (2.35%) HTML
6 44 (2.24%) SOAP
7 37 (1.89%) .NET
8 35 (1.78%) REST
9 33 (1.68%) CSS
9 33 (1.68%) JSON
10 31 (1.58%) TensorFlow
11 30 (1.53%) Node.js
12 27 (1.38%) PySpark
13 25 (1.27%) React
13 25 (1.27%) Swagger
14 23 (1.17%) Apache Camel
15 19 (0.97%) AngularJS
15 19 (0.97%) Spring
16 18 (0.92%) XSLT
17 15 (0.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 119 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 95 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 83 (4.23%) User Experience
5 62 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
6 58 (2.96%) Fibre Optics
7 45 (2.29%) CCTV
8 42 (2.14%) Driving Licence
9 35 (1.78%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.73%) PMI
11 33 (1.68%) Mobile App
12 31 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (1.17%) NHS
14 22 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.97%) Social Media
16 16 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
17 15 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.66%) CMDB
19 12 (0.61%) Public Cloud
20 9 (0.46%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 196 (9.99%) Windows
2 121 (6.17%) Linux
3 97 (4.95%) Windows 10
4 51 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 40 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 37 (1.89%) Unix
7 27 (1.38%) Android
8 15 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.36%) VMS
13 6 (0.31%) CatOS
14 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.15%) Solaris
16 2 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (20.14%) Business Intelligence
2 388 (19.79%) Programme Management
3 354 (18.05%) Digital Marketing
4 315 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
5 223 (11.37%) Project Management
6 167 (8.52%) ITIL
7 159 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 156 (7.96%) Project Delivery
9 150 (7.65%) Migration
10 131 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
11 97 (4.95%) DevOps
12 95 (4.84%) Change Management
13 91 (4.64%) PRINCE2
14 88 (4.49%) Service Management
15 79 (4.03%) Risk Management
16 78 (3.98%) Service Delivery
16 78 (3.98%) Test Automation
17 70 (3.57%) Scrum
18 67 (3.42%) Validation
19 63 (3.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 143 (7.29%) Python
2 123 (6.27%) Java
3 121 (6.17%) SQL
4 79 (4.03%) JavaScript
5 46 (2.35%) PHP
6 45 (2.29%) C
7 33 (1.68%) Scala
8 27 (1.38%) C#
9 21 (1.07%) C++
9 21 (1.07%) Perl
10 19 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 18 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 16 (0.82%) XPath
13 15 (0.76%) Java 8
14 13 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.61%) R
15 12 (0.61%) Ruby
16 11 (0.56%) Kotlin
17 9 (0.46%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 310 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 226 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 136 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
3 136 (6.94%) Degree
4 92 (4.69%) CCNA
5 87 (4.44%) CCNP
6 52 (2.65%) DV Cleared
7 48 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 45 (2.29%) PMI Certification
9 32 (1.63%) BC Cleared
9 32 (1.63%) CCIE
10 27 (1.38%) CCDP
11 22 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 20 (1.02%) ISTQB
13 19 (0.97%) HNC
14 16 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.76%) HND
16 14 (0.71%) CCIP
16 14 (0.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.03%) QA
2 66 (3.37%) SLA
3 57 (2.91%) PMO
4 29 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (1.33%) GDPR
6 13 (0.66%) JSP 440
6 13 (0.66%) NIST
7 10 (0.51%) RMADS
8 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.41%) P3O
10 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.31%) NCSC
10 6 (0.31%) NEBOSH
10 6 (0.31%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.15%) WCAG
13 2 (0.10%) COBIT
13 2 (0.10%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 59 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.14%) Docker
3 41 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.82%) VMware NSX
6 13 (0.66%) vSphere
7 10 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.36%) XenApp
9 6 (0.31%) Firmware
9 6 (0.31%) NFS
9 6 (0.31%) vCloud
10 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.15%) KVM
13 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.051%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.051%) iptables
14 1 (0.051%) Snort
Systems Management
1 45 (2.29%) Ansible
2 42 (2.14%) Kubernetes
3 26 (1.33%) SCCM
4 22 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (1.12%) Terraform
5 17 (0.87%) Puppet
6 16 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 16 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
7 13 (0.66%) HP ALM
8 11 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.56%) vRealize
9 10 (0.51%) Amdocs OSS
9 10 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.41%) Netcool
10 8 (0.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 8 (0.41%) OpenView
11 7 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (0.36%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.25%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 385 (19.63%) SAP
2 198 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 193 (9.84%) Cisco
4 108 (5.51%) Oracle
5 57 (2.91%) VMware
6 53 (2.70%) HP
7 49 (2.50%) Huawei
8 46 (2.35%) Juniper
9 42 (2.14%) Dell
10 36 (1.84%) Ericsson
10 36 (1.84%) Nokia
11 35 (1.78%) Remedy
12 29 (1.48%) Google
13 24 (1.22%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.17%) EMC
15 22 (1.12%) CheckPoint
16 21 (1.07%) BT
17 20 (1.02%) ServiceNow
18 18 (0.92%) F5
18 18 (0.92%) WSO2