Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 90 54
Rank change year-on-year +22 -36 +3
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3,040 2,778 3,474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 2.75% 3.77%
As % of the General category 9.35% 7.37% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 1,433 1,873
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £228 £225 £216
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £407 £388
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.03% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 107 164
UK median hourly rate £22.25 £20.00 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +41.84% -62.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.80 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.13 £43.75 £40.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.59 £17.50 £14.10
% change year-on-year +34.80% +24.11% -62.40%

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 32,529 37,689 36,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.69% 37.29% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,044 24,525 23,612
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 878 874
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.45 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.82% -6.68%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019. 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 +19 2,874 £425 - 409
UK excluding London +19 2,299 £413 +1.35% 299
South East +18 1,323 £405 +1.25% 123
London -19 663 £475 - 128
South West +15 345 £413 +10.00% 30
East of England -1 213 £425 -19.05% 28
North of England +23 168 £375 -12.28% 53
Midlands +27 154 £400 +15.77% 47
West Midlands +9 102 £425 +3.03% 28
North West +5 101 £400 -20.00% 32
Yorkshire +28 58 £375 +17.19% 20
East Midlands +24 51 £365 +32.73% 19
Wales +23 48 £450 +20.00% 6
Scotland +18 41 £413 -0.60% 12
North East +15 9 £275 -42.11% 1
Northern Ireland +10 7 £388 +55.00%
Channel Islands -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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.

1 866 (28.49%) Finance
2 610 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
3 609 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
4 598 (19.67%) Marketing
5 566 (18.62%) Manufacturing
6 563 (18.52%) Programme Management
7 528 (17.37%) SAP
8 523 (17.20%) Electronics
9 511 (16.81%) Digital Marketing
10 354 (11.64%) Project Management
11 352 (11.58%) Security Cleared
12 304 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 299 (9.84%) Cisco
14 294 (9.67%) Microsoft
15 290 (9.54%) ITIL
16 254 (8.36%) Windows
17 245 (8.06%) SC Cleared
18 241 (7.93%) Java
19 232 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
20 229 (7.53%) Oracle
21 228 (7.50%) Degree
22 209 (6.88%) SQL
23 204 (6.71%) PRINCE2
24 192 (6.32%) Migration
25 190 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
26 180 (5.92%) Firewall
27 179 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
27 179 (5.89%) Problem-Solving
28 175 (5.76%) Linux
29 173 (5.69%) Web Services

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 84 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 72 (2.37%) Mule
3 70 (2.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 57 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 42 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 33 (1.09%) OpenStack
7 31 (1.02%) Confluence
8 28 (0.92%) MS Exchange
9 23 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 21 (0.69%) Apache Spark
11 18 (0.59%) CMS
12 11 (0.36%) IIS
13 10 (0.33%) Apache
13 10 (0.33%) SAS
14 7 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.20%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.20%) Smallworld
16 5 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 4 (0.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 179 (5.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
3 97 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 26 (0.86%) Sketch
7 23 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.53%) AutoCAD
9 13 (0.43%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.30%) InVision
11 4 (0.13%) Siemens NX
12 3 (0.099%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.099%) Shockwave
13 2 (0.066%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.066%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.066%) Snagit
14 1 (0.033%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 38 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (0.69%) CSG Singleview
3 18 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.16%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.13%) Primavera
6 4 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.099%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.066%) Minerva
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.066%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 147 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (3.16%) Office 365
4 63 (2.07%) SaaS
5 48 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (1.35%) PaaS
7 40 (1.32%) IaaS
8 33 (1.09%) Power Platform
9 29 (0.95%) Serverless
10 24 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (0.46%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
15 11 (0.36%) Apigee
15 11 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
16 10 (0.33%) Azure Functions
16 10 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 180 (5.92%) Firewall
2 172 (5.66%) WAN
3 151 (4.97%) 4G
4 150 (4.93%) LAN
5 142 (4.67%) Wireless
6 122 (4.01%) VPN
7 118 (3.88%) MPLS
8 116 (3.82%) Radio Access Network
9 113 (3.72%) 3G
10 111 (3.65%) VoIP
11 104 (3.42%) DNS
12 102 (3.36%) Internet
13 95 (3.13%) Network Security
14 87 (2.86%) 2G
14 87 (2.86%) 5G
15 84 (2.76%) TCP/IP
16 83 (2.73%) BGP
17 74 (2.43%) Ethernet
18 69 (2.27%) OSPF
19 65 (2.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 89 (2.93%) Big Data
3 43 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 32 (1.05%) Power BI
6 27 (0.89%) MySQL
7 21 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 20 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 18 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
13 13 (0.43%) Data Lake
14 12 (0.39%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.36%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (0.36%) QlikView
16 10 (0.33%) HBase
17 9 (0.30%) MongoDB
18 8 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 92 (3.03%) JIRA
2 76 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 56 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.18%) Maven
5 35 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 24 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 23 (0.76%) Selenium
8 16 (0.53%) Subversion
9 14 (0.46%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.36%) MSI
11 10 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.26%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.26%) webpack
13 7 (0.23%) JUnit
13 7 (0.23%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.20%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.20%) Phabricator
General
1 866 (28.49%) Finance
2 598 (19.67%) Marketing
3 566 (18.62%) Manufacturing
4 523 (17.20%) Electronics
5 144 (4.74%) Retail
6 121 (3.98%) Billing
7 75 (2.47%) Banking
8 60 (1.97%) Legal
9 25 (0.82%) Law
10 22 (0.72%) Advertising
11 21 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
13 13 (0.43%) Back Office
13 13 (0.43%) Military
14 12 (0.39%) French Language
15 11 (0.36%) German Language
16 10 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.33%) Games
17 8 (0.26%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 376 (12.37%) Architect
2 322 (10.59%) Developer
3 295 (9.70%) Analyst
4 240 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 152 (5.00%) Network Engineer
6 141 (4.64%) Designer
7 120 (3.95%) Consultant
8 107 (3.52%) Java Developer
9 95 (3.13%) Telecoms Manager
10 94 (3.09%) Business Analyst
11 91 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
12 90 (2.96%) Senior Developer
13 78 (2.57%) Delivery Manager
14 74 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
15 66 (2.17%) Support Engineer
16 58 (1.91%) Coordinator
17 50 (1.64%) Programme Manager
18 49 (1.61%) Solutions Designer
19 46 (1.51%) Service Manager
19 46 (1.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (5.69%) Web Services
2 118 (3.88%) Middleware
3 115 (3.78%) SOAP
4 109 (3.59%) RESTful
5 100 (3.29%) HTML
6 98 (3.22%) .NET
7 74 (2.43%) XML
8 72 (2.37%) Apache Camel
8 72 (2.37%) CSS
9 61 (2.01%) JSON
10 60 (1.97%) Node.js
11 48 (1.58%) REST
12 42 (1.38%) AngularJS
13 38 (1.25%) Swagger
14 36 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (1.12%) ASP.NET
16 31 (1.02%) jQuery
17 28 (0.92%) Spring
18 26 (0.86%) JMS
18 26 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 232 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 122 (4.01%) User Experience
4 106 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 85 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 81 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (2.07%) PMI
8 55 (1.81%) Digital Media
8 55 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 52 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 48 (1.58%) Virtual Team
11 43 (1.41%) NHS
12 37 (1.22%) CCTV
13 31 (1.02%) CMDB
14 26 (0.86%) Fibre Optics
15 23 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (0.66%) Private Cloud
17 19 (0.63%) Driving Licence
18 17 (0.56%) Handset
18 17 (0.56%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 254 (8.36%) Windows
2 175 (5.76%) Linux
3 97 (3.19%) Windows 10
4 83 (2.73%) Unix
5 65 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 50 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 44 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 42 (1.38%) Android
9 26 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (0.72%) Solaris
11 16 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.20%) CentOS
16 3 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.099%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
2 609 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
3 563 (18.52%) Programme Management
4 511 (16.81%) Digital Marketing
5 354 (11.64%) Project Management
6 304 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 290 (9.54%) ITIL
8 204 (6.71%) PRINCE2
9 192 (6.32%) Migration
10 179 (5.89%) Problem-Solving
11 164 (5.39%) Service Management
12 163 (5.36%) TDD
13 143 (4.70%) DevOps
14 141 (4.64%) Change Management
15 139 (4.57%) Analytics
15 139 (4.57%) Service Delivery
16 125 (4.11%) SOA
17 120 (3.95%) Scrum
18 103 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
19 92 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 241 (7.93%) Java
2 209 (6.88%) SQL
3 134 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 113 (3.72%) C#
4 113 (3.72%) Python
5 70 (2.30%) Java 8
6 63 (2.07%) C
7 58 (1.91%) C++
8 56 (1.84%) PHP
9 40 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 37 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 36 (1.18%) XPath
12 33 (1.09%) PowerShell
13 30 (0.99%) Perl
14 27 (0.89%) T-SQL
15 24 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 21 (0.69%) TypeScript
17 20 (0.66%) Ruby
18 14 (0.46%) Apex Code
19 12 (0.39%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 352 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 245 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 228 (7.50%) Degree
4 190 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (3.72%) CCNP
6 90 (2.96%) CCNA
7 89 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 82 (2.70%) PMI Certification
9 67 (2.20%) CCIE
10 48 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 44 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (1.38%) CISSP
13 40 (1.32%) PMP
14 35 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
15 34 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
16 28 (0.92%) Master's Degree
17 26 (0.86%) MCSE
18 25 (0.82%) BC Cleared
19 23 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.01%) SLA
2 97 (3.19%) PMO
3 72 (2.37%) QA
4 45 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (1.12%) GDPR
6 20 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.66%) JSP 440
7 18 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 18 (0.59%) RMADS
8 16 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.30%) NIST
11 8 (0.26%) COBIT
12 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.099%) IFRS
13 3 (0.099%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.099%) NCSC
14 2 (0.066%) MiFID
14 2 (0.066%) P3O
System Software
1 122 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 75 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (2.07%) Docker
4 25 (0.82%) Firmware
5 20 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.59%) vSphere
7 16 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.30%) XenApp
10 8 (0.26%) HDFS
11 7 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.13%) IAG
14 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.099%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (1.91%) Ansible
2 35 (1.15%) Kubernetes
3 34 (1.12%) Terraform
4 33 (1.09%) SCCM
5 31 (1.02%) Amdocs OSS
6 22 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (0.63%) Puppet
8 17 (0.56%) Netcool
9 16 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (0.49%) HP ALM
11 13 (0.43%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
12 12 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (0.36%) Kibana
14 10 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.30%) SCOM
16 8 (0.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 528 (17.37%) SAP
2 299 (9.84%) Cisco
3 294 (9.67%) Microsoft
4 229 (7.53%) Oracle
5 126 (4.14%) VMware
6 94 (3.09%) Remedy
7 79 (2.60%) Juniper
8 73 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 72 (2.37%) WSO2
10 67 (2.20%) Nokia
11 58 (1.91%) Huawei
12 50 (1.64%) CheckPoint
12 50 (1.64%) Google
13 48 (1.58%) HP
14 45 (1.48%) BMC
14 45 (1.48%) F5
14 45 (1.48%) Talend
15 37 (1.22%) Citrix
16 36 (1.18%) Red Hat
17 33 (1.09%) Cramer