Period
to 23 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 54 56
Rank change year-on-year -36 +2 -14
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,772 3,469 3,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 3.79% 3.66%
As % of the General category 7.43% 9.70% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,431 1,865 2,159
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £215 £225
90th Percentile £625 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 162 104
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £14.10 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.62% -62.89% +123.53%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.33 £11.40
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.88 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -62.67% +141.94%

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 37,329 35,763 40,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.24% 39.06% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,307 23,437 26,493
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 864 971
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.83 £28.50
% change year-on-year -6.82% -5.86% +9.62%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 -34 2,638 £425 +3.03% 1,132
UK excluding London -22 1,850 £400 +3.23% 604
South East -17 1,018 £400 +6.67% 170
London -27 859 £463 +2.78% 568
East of England +5 227 £525 +16.67% 82
South West -25 191 £388 +3.33% 141
North of England -72 179 £410 +2.50% 105
Midlands -18 147 £341 -2.57% 63
North West -22 115 £491 +19.82% 73
West Midlands -26 96 £375 +11.11% 38
East Midlands +5 51 £263 -25.00% 25
Scotland -72 50 £408 +25.38% 20
Yorkshire -83 47 £345 -15.34% 22
Wales -29 30 £375 -7.69% 17
North East -12 19 £475 +43.94% 10
Northern Ireland +22 9 £250 -9.09% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £263 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 834 (30.09%) Finance
2 602 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
3 491 (17.71%) Marketing
4 476 (17.17%) SAP
5 460 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
6 455 (16.41%) Manufacturing
7 450 (16.23%) Programme Management
8 422 (15.22%) Electronics
9 399 (14.39%) Digital Marketing
10 289 (10.43%) Java
11 280 (10.10%) Project Management
12 261 (9.42%) ITIL
13 244 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 235 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
15 231 (8.33%) Microsoft
16 229 (8.26%) Security Cleared
17 216 (7.79%) Degree
18 215 (7.76%) Cisco
19 210 (7.58%) SQL
20 199 (7.18%) Linux
21 193 (6.96%) Windows
22 191 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
23 187 (6.75%) TDD
24 181 (6.53%) Retail
25 178 (6.42%) JavaScript
26 169 (6.10%) Scrum
26 169 (6.10%) DevOps
27 167 (6.02%) Oracle
28 166 (5.99%) SC Cleared
29 152 (5.48%) Amazon AWS

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 61 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 53 (1.91%) Mule
3 50 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
4 37 (1.33%) OpenStack
5 36 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 33 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 32 (1.15%) Apache
8 27 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 23 (0.83%) CMS
10 22 (0.79%) Skype for Business
11 19 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 18 (0.65%) Confluence
13 16 (0.58%) Drupal
14 12 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.40%) SAS
16 10 (0.36%) nginx
17 9 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 9 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
18 8 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 137 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 120 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.14%) SPSS
11 4 (0.14%) UXPin
12 2 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.072%) InVision
13 1 (0.036%) InDesign
13 1 (0.036%) Maya
13 1 (0.036%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.036%) Simulink
13 1 (0.036%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 23 (0.83%) SAP PSCD
3 17 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.14%) Primavera
7 4 (0.14%) Radian6
7 4 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.11%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.11%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.11%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.11%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.072%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.072%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 152 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
3 69 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (1.77%) Office 365
5 42 (1.52%) SaaS
6 32 (1.15%) PaaS
7 29 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.65%) Serverless
10 16 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (0.54%) GitHub
12 14 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.47%) IaaS
14 11 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.36%) npm
16 9 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (0.32%) Google Analytics
17 8 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
17 8 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
18 7 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 147 (5.30%) WAN
2 139 (5.01%) LAN
3 133 (4.80%) Firewall
4 119 (4.29%) Internet
5 100 (3.61%) VPN
6 86 (3.10%) Broadband
7 83 (2.99%) Wireless
8 79 (2.85%) VoIP
9 78 (2.81%) MPLS
10 70 (2.53%) TCP/IP
11 69 (2.49%) DNS
12 56 (2.02%) ATM
12 56 (2.02%) Network Security
13 55 (1.98%) 3G
14 54 (1.95%) 4G
15 46 (1.66%) Ethernet
15 46 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
16 43 (1.55%) Radio Access Network
17 42 (1.52%) LTE
18 41 (1.48%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (3.57%) Big Data
2 76 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 45 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 39 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 39 (1.41%) MySQL
5 38 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 34 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 27 (0.97%) Hadoop
9 27 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
10 25 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 17 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (0.54%) Power BI
13 14 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (0.51%) QlikView
13 14 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 81 (2.92%) Maven
2 69 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 68 (2.45%) JIRA
4 64 (2.31%) Jenkins
5 36 (1.30%) Selenium
6 32 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 25 (0.90%) JUnit
8 20 (0.72%) gulp
9 16 (0.58%) GCC
9 16 (0.58%) GDB
10 15 (0.54%) Eclipse
10 15 (0.54%) IntelliJ
10 15 (0.54%) SoapUI
11 13 (0.47%) Artifactory
11 13 (0.47%) Subversion
12 12 (0.43%) Mockito
12 12 (0.43%) WebDriver
13 11 (0.40%) Bower
13 11 (0.40%) Grunt
13 11 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 834 (30.09%) Finance
2 491 (17.71%) Marketing
3 455 (16.41%) Manufacturing
4 422 (15.22%) Electronics
5 181 (6.53%) Retail
6 98 (3.54%) Banking
7 95 (3.43%) Billing
8 66 (2.38%) Legal
9 36 (1.30%) Games
10 26 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
11 24 (0.87%) General Ledger
12 23 (0.83%) Advertising
13 14 (0.51%) Automotive
14 13 (0.47%) Law
15 12 (0.43%) Publishing
16 11 (0.40%) German Language
16 11 (0.40%) Local Government
16 11 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.32%) French Language
17 9 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 399 (14.39%) Developer
2 295 (10.64%) Analyst
3 231 (8.33%) Architect
4 208 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 133 (4.80%) Consultant
6 110 (3.97%) Business Analyst
7 105 (3.79%) Network Engineer
8 88 (3.17%) Designer
8 88 (3.17%) Java Developer
9 77 (2.78%) Senior Developer
10 75 (2.71%) Telecoms Manager
11 69 (2.49%) Support Engineer
12 66 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
13 65 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
14 55 (1.98%) IT Manager
14 55 (1.98%) Service Manager
15 48 (1.73%) Coordinator
16 47 (1.70%) Telecoms Analyst
17 46 (1.66%) Administrator
17 46 (1.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (5.16%) CSS
2 133 (4.80%) HTML
2 133 (4.80%) Web Services
3 103 (3.72%) SOAP
4 97 (3.50%) RESTful
5 93 (3.35%) XML
6 87 (3.14%) JSON
7 84 (3.03%) Middleware
8 69 (2.49%) REST
9 67 (2.42%) jQuery
10 65 (2.34%) AngularJS
11 63 (2.27%) Node.js
12 56 (2.02%) React
13 52 (1.88%) .NET
13 52 (1.88%) Apache Camel
14 51 (1.84%) Spring
15 49 (1.77%) XSLT
16 47 (1.70%) Swagger
17 42 (1.52%) HTML5
18 37 (1.33%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 235 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 122 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
4 106 (3.82%) User Experience
5 80 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 67 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 62 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
8 54 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 46 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 42 (1.52%) Virtual Team
11 36 (1.30%) PMI
12 33 (1.19%) Digital Media
13 32 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
14 30 (1.08%) NHS
15 25 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
16 21 (0.76%) Algorithms
17 20 (0.72%) Social Media
18 19 (0.69%) Blackberry
19 16 (0.58%) IVR
19 16 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 199 (7.18%) Linux
2 193 (6.96%) Windows
3 109 (3.93%) Unix
4 66 (2.38%) Android
5 49 (1.77%) Windows 10
6 46 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 39 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 33 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 32 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.87%) Solaris
11 20 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.58%) CentOS
12 16 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
3 450 (16.23%) Programme Management
4 399 (14.39%) Digital Marketing
5 280 (10.10%) Project Management
6 261 (9.42%) ITIL
7 244 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 191 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
9 187 (6.75%) TDD
10 169 (6.10%) DevOps
10 169 (6.10%) Scrum
11 151 (5.45%) Migration
12 119 (4.29%) Service Management
13 118 (4.26%) PRINCE2
13 118 (4.26%) Test Automation
14 113 (4.08%) SOA
15 104 (3.75%) Change Management
16 95 (3.43%) Business Analysis
16 95 (3.43%) CRM
17 90 (3.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 289 (10.43%) Java
2 210 (7.58%) SQL
3 178 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 151 (5.45%) Python
5 94 (3.39%) C#
6 59 (2.13%) C++
7 50 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 44 (1.59%) C
9 43 (1.55%) XPath
10 39 (1.41%) Scala
11 35 (1.26%) PHP
12 32 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.12%) Java 8
14 28 (1.01%) Ruby
15 24 (0.87%) Perl
16 23 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.65%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.65%) R
18 17 (0.61%) PowerShell
19 16 (0.58%) ES6
Qualifications
1 229 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 216 (7.79%) Degree
3 166 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 121 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (2.67%) CCNA
6 66 (2.38%) CCNP
7 56 (2.02%) PMI Certification
8 36 (1.30%) CISSP
9 33 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (1.15%) PMP
11 29 (1.05%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (0.97%) ISEB
14 24 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
15 23 (0.83%) CCA
15 23 (0.83%) CCIE
16 22 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
17 21 (0.76%) CISM
18 20 (0.72%) MCSE
18 20 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (2.92%) SLA
2 76 (2.74%) QA
3 74 (2.67%) PMO
4 39 (1.41%) GDPR
5 34 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.90%) GCP
8 16 (0.58%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.40%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.25%) COBIT
11 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.18%) IFRS
13 4 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
14 3 (0.11%) HL7
14 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.072%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.072%) P3O
15 2 (0.072%) RMADS
System Software
1 122 (4.40%) Docker
2 108 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 67 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.51%) vSphere
6 13 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.36%) XenApp
8 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.14%) etcd
10 4 (0.14%) flannel
10 4 (0.14%) Postfix
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.11%) Samba
11 3 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.072%) Squid
12 2 (0.072%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 93 (3.35%) Kubernetes
2 72 (2.60%) Ansible
3 65 (2.34%) Puppet
4 43 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (1.15%) HP ALM
6 28 (1.01%) SCCM
7 24 (0.87%) Terraform
8 20 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (0.58%) Salt
10 12 (0.43%) Packer
11 9 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.32%) Oozie
12 8 (0.29%) Kibana
13 7 (0.25%) Amdocs OSS
13 7 (0.25%) Grafana
13 7 (0.25%) Netcool
14 6 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (0.22%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 476 (17.17%) SAP
2 231 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 215 (7.76%) Cisco
4 167 (6.02%) Oracle
5 82 (2.96%) VMware
6 66 (2.38%) HP
7 53 (1.91%) Google
8 49 (1.77%) WSO2
9 46 (1.66%) Juniper
10 40 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 38 (1.37%) Adobe
11 38 (1.37%) Remedy
12 36 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
13 35 (1.26%) Citrix
14 30 (1.08%) Huawei
15 28 (1.01%) BT
16 26 (0.94%) Ericsson
17 25 (0.90%) IBM
17 25 (0.90%) webMethods
18 24 (0.87%) CheckPoint