Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 54 66
Rank change year-on-year -36 +12 -20
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,794 3,614 3,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.72% 3.68% 3.23%
As % of the General category 7.33% 9.22% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,464 2,003 1,978
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 138 118
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +37.93% -
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £42.65 £42.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +42.86% +1.82%

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 38,092 39,217 38,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.05% 39.92% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,906 25,881 25,929
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 850 959
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.81% -4.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -9.09%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -37 2,606 £425 +0.59% 766
UK excluding London -25 1,944 £400 +3.23% 589
South East -22 980 £380 +2.77% 144
London -58 765 £490 +3.16% 219
South West -20 254 £388 -5.49% 110
East of England -7 244 £525 +2.44% 78
North of England -53 187 £413 +3.13% 113
Midlands +2 159 £350 +5.66% 102
West Midlands +7 119 £350 +7.69% 53
North West -22 110 £415 +3.75% 66
Scotland -52 58 £400 +6.67% 19
Yorkshire -77 52 £375 -6.25% 42
Wales -7 51 £400 +6.67% 22
East Midlands -5 40 £190 -45.71% 49
North East +2 27 £444 +24.56% 5
Northern Ireland +45 11 £450 - 1
Channel Islands 0 3 £275 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 843 (30.17%) Finance
2 604 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 534 (19.11%) Marketing
4 533 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
5 524 (18.75%) Manufacturing
6 523 (18.72%) SAP
7 516 (18.47%) Programme Management
8 477 (17.07%) Electronics
9 454 (16.25%) Digital Marketing
10 303 (10.84%) Microsoft
11 301 (10.77%) Java
12 292 (10.45%) Project Management
13 279 (9.99%) ITIL
14 250 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
15 248 (8.88%) Security Cleared
16 241 (8.63%) Degree
17 240 (8.59%) Cisco
18 219 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
19 217 (7.77%) Windows
20 215 (7.70%) Scrum
21 208 (7.44%) TDD
22 202 (7.23%) SQL
23 194 (6.94%) Linux
24 193 (6.91%) DevOps
25 192 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
26 191 (6.84%) LAN
27 188 (6.73%) SC Cleared
28 186 (6.66%) JavaScript
29 175 (6.26%) WAN
29 175 (6.26%) 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 67 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 58 (2.08%) Mule
3 57 (2.04%) Oracle Service Bus
4 45 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 39 (1.40%) Apache
6 29 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 28 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 26 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 22 (0.79%) Confluence
10 18 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 17 (0.61%) CMS
12 11 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.39%) nginx
13 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.29%) SAS
15 7 (0.25%) Drupal
15 7 (0.25%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.21%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 155 (5.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
3 79 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.32%) InVision
8 8 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.18%) Maya
9 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.11%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.11%) SPSS
12 2 (0.072%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.036%) Simulink
13 1 (0.036%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 18 (0.64%) SAP PSCD
5 7 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.11%) Primavera
7 3 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.072%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.072%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.072%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.072%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.072%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.072%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.072%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.036%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 146 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (2.36%) Office 365
4 60 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
5 50 (1.79%) SaaS
6 37 (1.32%) PaaS
7 29 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (0.93%) IaaS
9 21 (0.75%) GitHub
10 16 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.54%) Serverless
12 12 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.39%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.25%) AWS CodePipeline
16 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 191 (6.84%) LAN
2 175 (6.26%) Firewall
2 175 (6.26%) WAN
3 120 (4.29%) Internet
4 111 (3.97%) VPN
5 97 (3.47%) Wireless
6 96 (3.44%) TCP/IP
7 95 (3.40%) Broadband
8 91 (3.26%) MPLS
9 89 (3.19%) DNS
10 84 (3.01%) VoIP
11 75 (2.68%) Network Security
12 65 (2.33%) 4G
13 64 (2.29%) ATM
13 64 (2.29%) OSPF
14 61 (2.18%) Radio Access Network
15 59 (2.11%) BGP
16 58 (2.08%) 3G
17 54 (1.93%) Ethernet
18 52 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (3.11%) Big Data
2 85 (3.04%) SQL Server
3 43 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 39 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 33 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (1.15%) MySQL
8 31 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 31 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
10 27 (0.97%) NoSQL
11 22 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (0.68%) Power BI
13 19 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
14 12 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.32%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 76 (2.72%) Git (software)
2 70 (2.51%) JIRA
3 64 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 61 (2.18%) Maven
5 39 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 29 (1.04%) SoapUI
7 27 (0.97%) Selenium
8 23 (0.82%) JUnit
9 16 (0.57%) Mockito
10 12 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.43%) IntelliJ
11 11 (0.39%) GoogleTest
11 11 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.36%) JMeter
13 9 (0.32%) GitLab
13 9 (0.32%) Gradle
13 9 (0.32%) gulp
13 9 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (0.32%) Subversion
13 9 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 843 (30.17%) Finance
2 534 (19.11%) Marketing
3 524 (18.75%) Manufacturing
4 477 (17.07%) Electronics
5 158 (5.65%) Retail
6 87 (3.11%) Banking
7 77 (2.76%) Legal
8 54 (1.93%) Billing
9 30 (1.07%) Law
10 29 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
11 18 (0.64%) General Ledger
12 17 (0.61%) Games
13 16 (0.57%) Front Office
13 16 (0.57%) Publishing
14 14 (0.50%) Automotive
15 13 (0.47%) Back Office
15 13 (0.47%) Military
16 12 (0.43%) Advertising
17 8 (0.29%) Local Government
18 7 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 416 (14.89%) Developer
2 306 (10.95%) Analyst
3 217 (7.77%) Project Manager
4 215 (7.70%) Architect
5 128 (4.58%) Network Engineer
6 115 (4.12%) Consultant
6 115 (4.12%) Java Developer
7 96 (3.44%) Senior Developer
8 94 (3.36%) Business Analyst
9 82 (2.93%) Telecoms Manager
10 76 (2.72%) Support Engineer
11 66 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
12 62 (2.22%) Designer
12 62 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
13 58 (2.08%) Field Engineer
14 52 (1.86%) IT Manager
15 50 (1.79%) Scrum Master
16 49 (1.75%) Service Manager
17 48 (1.72%) ATM Engineer
18 43 (1.54%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (5.69%) Web Services
2 125 (4.47%) SOAP
3 116 (4.15%) RESTful
4 115 (4.12%) HTML
5 114 (4.08%) Middleware
6 103 (3.69%) CSS
7 91 (3.26%) XML
8 78 (2.79%) .NET
9 77 (2.76%) JSON
10 62 (2.22%) REST
11 61 (2.18%) Apache Camel
12 53 (1.90%) AngularJS
12 53 (1.90%) Node.js
13 49 (1.75%) Spring
14 46 (1.65%) jQuery
15 44 (1.57%) React
16 41 (1.47%) XSLT
17 40 (1.43%) Swagger
18 38 (1.36%) HTML5
19 32 (1.15%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 250 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (5.58%) Data Centre
3 144 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 105 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 89 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 70 (2.51%) User Experience
7 66 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 66 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 64 (2.29%) Driving Licence
9 52 (1.86%) Digital Media
10 46 (1.65%) Virtual Team
11 44 (1.57%) NHS
12 43 (1.54%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.18%) PMI
14 32 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 25 (0.89%) Cloud Native
16 21 (0.75%) Digital TV
17 20 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
18 19 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
19 18 (0.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 217 (7.77%) Windows
2 194 (6.94%) Linux
3 97 (3.47%) Unix
4 58 (2.08%) Android
5 56 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 51 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 50 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 40 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (1.32%) Windows 7
10 27 (0.97%) CentOS
11 26 (0.93%) Solaris
12 22 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.61%) Windows XP
15 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.25%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
20 3 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 533 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
3 516 (18.47%) Programme Management
4 454 (16.25%) Digital Marketing
5 292 (10.45%) Project Management
6 279 (9.99%) ITIL
7 219 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 215 (7.70%) Scrum
9 208 (7.44%) TDD
10 193 (6.91%) DevOps
11 192 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
12 152 (5.44%) Migration
13 141 (5.05%) SOA
14 136 (4.87%) Service Management
15 114 (4.08%) Analytics
16 104 (3.72%) Test Automation
17 102 (3.65%) PRINCE2
18 99 (3.54%) CRM
19 94 (3.36%) Service Delivery
20 93 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 301 (10.77%) Java
2 202 (7.23%) SQL
3 186 (6.66%) JavaScript
4 170 (6.08%) Python
5 110 (3.94%) C#
6 68 (2.43%) Java 8
7 65 (2.33%) C++
8 57 (2.04%) C
9 55 (1.97%) Bash Shell
10 44 (1.57%) Perl
11 37 (1.32%) PHP
12 35 (1.25%) XPath
13 31 (1.11%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.00%) Ruby
15 24 (0.86%) PowerShell
15 24 (0.86%) Scala
16 22 (0.79%) Apple Swift
17 21 (0.75%) TypeScript
18 19 (0.68%) Groovy
18 19 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 248 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 241 (8.63%) Degree
3 188 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 140 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (3.08%) CCNA
6 74 (2.65%) CCNP
7 46 (1.65%) PMI Certification
8 36 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (1.11%) PMP
11 27 (0.97%) CCIE
12 26 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (0.89%) Master's Degree
14 24 (0.86%) ISEB
15 22 (0.79%) BC Cleared
16 21 (0.75%) CISSP
16 21 (0.75%) MCSE
17 20 (0.72%) DV Cleared
18 19 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
18 19 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.44%) SLA
2 82 (2.93%) PMO
3 46 (1.65%) QA
4 28 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.97%) GDPR
6 24 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.39%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.32%) FedRAMP
11 6 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.18%) HL7
12 5 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.14%) RMADS
14 3 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
14 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 116 (4.15%) Docker
2 114 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.43%) vSphere
7 10 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.25%) XenApp
10 5 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.18%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.14%) etcd
11 4 (0.14%) flannel
11 4 (0.14%) KVM
11 4 (0.14%) Postfix
11 4 (0.14%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 99 (3.54%) Ansible
2 76 (2.72%) Kubernetes
3 55 (1.97%) Puppet
4 49 (1.75%) Terraform
5 38 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.75%) HP ALM
7 19 (0.68%) SCCM
8 15 (0.54%) Salt
9 10 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.32%) CASB
10 9 (0.32%) Nagios
11 8 (0.29%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.29%) Packer
11 8 (0.29%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.25%) Kibana
12 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.21%) CSIRT
14 5 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 523 (18.72%) SAP
2 303 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 240 (8.59%) Cisco
4 166 (5.94%) Oracle
5 85 (3.04%) VMware
6 70 (2.51%) Juniper
7 58 (2.08%) CheckPoint
7 58 (2.08%) Remedy
8 57 (2.04%) WSO2
9 50 (1.79%) HP
10 42 (1.50%) Google
11 36 (1.29%) Huawei
12 35 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 34 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
14 33 (1.18%) F5
15 32 (1.15%) Citrix
15 32 (1.15%) TIBCO
16 29 (1.04%) BT
16 29 (1.04%) Nokia
17 24 (0.86%) Tableau