Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 62 49
Rank change year-on-year -15 -13 -7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 3,054 3,325 4,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.01% 3.46% 3.76%
As % of the General category 7.88% 9.41% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,696 1,859 2,164
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.89% +3.67%
10th Percentile £211 £206 £205
90th Percentile £606 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 182 183
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -42.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.26 £11.92
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.50 £51.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £11.67 £19.00
% change year-on-year +80.03% -38.61% -22.72%

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 38,769 35,330 42,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.22% 36.81% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,555 23,319 27,000
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 901 1,116
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.42 £47.83 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +7.84%

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 February 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 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 16 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 February 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 -11 2,913 £415 +3.75% 1,347
UK excluding London -12 1,999 £388 +3.33% 756
South East -6 1,171 £375 +3.45% 244
London 0 991 £450 - 627
East of England +14 230 £513 +28.13% 132
South West -6 227 £388 +7.64% 138
North of England -56 166 £375 -1.32% 118
Midlands -56 113 £341 +4.92% 87
North West -27 99 £413 -2.94% 67
West Midlands -60 62 £338 -10.00% 42
Scotland -16 61 £400 +6.67% 22
Yorkshire -62 56 £350 -6.67% 38
East Midlands -1 51 £341 +4.92% 45
Wales -16 31 £189 -60.21% 11
North East +29 12 £450 +36.36% 13
Northern Ireland -6 6 £488 +77.27% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 855 (28.00%) Finance
2 706 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
3 516 (16.90%) Marketing
4 490 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
5 470 (15.39%) SAP
6 460 (15.06%) Manufacturing
7 454 (14.87%) Electronics
8 448 (14.67%) Programme Management
9 424 (13.88%) Digital Marketing
10 332 (10.87%) Project Management
11 263 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 261 (8.55%) Java
13 260 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
14 255 (8.35%) Microsoft
14 255 (8.35%) Degree
15 254 (8.32%) Security Cleared
16 253 (8.28%) ITIL
17 208 (6.81%) Windows
18 206 (6.75%) Linux
19 199 (6.52%) TDD
20 197 (6.45%) SQL
20 197 (6.45%) Cisco
21 191 (6.25%) Oracle
22 185 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
23 181 (5.93%) JavaScript
24 179 (5.86%) PRINCE2
24 179 (5.86%) SC Cleared
25 169 (5.53%) Python
26 158 (5.17%) Scrum
27 157 (5.14%) Microsoft Office

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 54 (1.77%) Mule
2 50 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 45 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 41 (1.34%) OpenStack
5 41 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
6 36 (1.18%) Confluence
7 22 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 20 (0.65%) CMS
8 20 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.52%) IIS
10 15 (0.49%) Apache
11 13 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.43%) SAS
12 11 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (0.29%) JBoss
14 9 (0.29%) nginx
15 8 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 185 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 157 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 20 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.26%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.16%) Maya
12 4 (0.13%) SPSS
12 4 (0.13%) UXPin
13 3 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.065%) InDesign
14 2 (0.065%) MicroStation
15 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.33%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.20%) Primavera
6 5 (0.16%) Maximo
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.13%) Eikon
7 4 (0.13%) Radian6
7 4 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.098%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.098%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 136 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
4 57 (1.87%) Office 365
5 40 (1.31%) PaaS
6 37 (1.21%) IaaS
7 32 (1.05%) SaaS
8 21 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (0.65%) GitHub
10 17 (0.56%) Trello
11 12 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.39%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.39%) Serverless
11 12 (0.39%) Slack
12 10 (0.33%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.29%) WAN
2 127 (4.16%) LAN
3 122 (3.99%) Firewall
4 120 (3.93%) Wireless
5 96 (3.14%) VPN
6 90 (2.95%) LTE
7 89 (2.91%) VoIP
8 82 (2.69%) Radio Access Network
9 78 (2.55%) 3G
10 77 (2.52%) MPLS
11 69 (2.26%) Internet
12 66 (2.16%) 4G
13 65 (2.13%) TCP/IP
14 57 (1.87%) Broadband
15 54 (1.77%) DNS
16 53 (1.74%) Network Security
17 46 (1.51%) BGP
18 44 (1.44%) DHCP
19 41 (1.34%) 2G
20 40 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (3.83%) Big Data
2 72 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 55 (1.80%) Hadoop
4 43 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 37 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (0.95%) MySQL
9 27 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
9 27 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 24 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 20 (0.65%) Apache Hive
12 19 (0.62%) MongoDB
13 18 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
14 17 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.49%) GIS
16 13 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
17 12 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 12 (0.39%) QlikView
18 11 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (2.72%) JIRA
2 81 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 64 (2.10%) Maven
4 59 (1.93%) Jenkins
5 42 (1.38%) Selenium
6 27 (0.88%) WebDriver
7 25 (0.82%) Cucumber
8 24 (0.79%) SoapUI
9 23 (0.75%) GCC
9 23 (0.75%) GDB
10 22 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.59%) TeamCity
12 15 (0.49%) Subversion
13 14 (0.46%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.43%) webpack
15 12 (0.39%) Grunt
15 12 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.33%) Axure RP
16 10 (0.33%) JUnit
General
1 855 (28.00%) Finance
2 516 (16.90%) Marketing
3 460 (15.06%) Manufacturing
4 454 (14.87%) Electronics
5 138 (4.52%) Retail
6 113 (3.70%) Banking
7 93 (3.05%) Legal
8 89 (2.91%) Billing
9 40 (1.31%) Games
10 32 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
11 27 (0.88%) German Language
12 25 (0.82%) Military
13 23 (0.75%) Law
14 22 (0.72%) Advertising
15 17 (0.56%) French Language
16 16 (0.52%) Back Office
17 15 (0.49%) Multimedia
18 14 (0.46%) General Ledger
19 11 (0.36%) Digital Economy
19 11 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 405 (13.26%) Developer
2 340 (11.13%) Analyst
3 263 (8.61%) Project Manager
4 238 (7.79%) Architect
5 138 (4.52%) Business Analyst
5 138 (4.52%) Consultant
6 114 (3.73%) Designer
7 107 (3.50%) Network Engineer
8 90 (2.95%) Telecoms Manager
9 86 (2.82%) Java Developer
10 85 (2.78%) Telecoms Engineer
11 78 (2.55%) Coordinator
12 74 (2.42%) Senior Developer
13 69 (2.26%) Support Engineer
14 66 (2.16%) Telecoms Analyst
15 62 (2.03%) JavaScript Developer
16 60 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
17 58 (1.90%) Software Engineer
18 56 (1.83%) Telecoms Project Manager
19 54 (1.77%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (4.65%) CSS
2 141 (4.62%) HTML
3 135 (4.42%) Web Services
4 118 (3.86%) SOAP
5 87 (2.85%) RESTful
6 85 (2.78%) XML
7 83 (2.72%) JSON
8 81 (2.65%) REST
9 65 (2.13%) jQuery
9 65 (2.13%) Middleware
10 64 (2.10%) React
11 63 (2.06%) AngularJS
12 53 (1.74%) .NET
13 52 (1.70%) HTML5
14 47 (1.54%) Apache Camel
15 46 (1.51%) CSS3
15 46 (1.51%) Swagger
16 42 (1.38%) XSLT
17 37 (1.21%) WireMock
18 34 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 260 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (3.99%) User Experience
3 111 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
4 99 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 93 (3.05%) Data Centre
6 67 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 55 (1.80%) Virtual Team
8 51 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 44 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 44 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 44 (1.44%) NHS
10 43 (1.41%) Smartphone
11 36 (1.18%) PMI
12 27 (0.88%) iPhone
13 23 (0.75%) Handset
13 23 (0.75%) IVR
14 22 (0.72%) Public Cloud
15 19 (0.62%) CMDB
15 19 (0.62%) Digital Media
16 18 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 208 (6.81%) Windows
2 206 (6.75%) Linux
3 87 (2.85%) Unix
4 67 (2.19%) Android
5 51 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 46 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 39 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (0.98%) Windows 10
10 25 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.39%) Solaris
15 11 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.33%) CentOS
17 7 (0.23%) VMS
18 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.16%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
2 490 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
3 448 (14.67%) Programme Management
4 424 (13.88%) Digital Marketing
5 332 (10.87%) Project Management
6 263 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 253 (8.28%) ITIL
8 199 (6.52%) TDD
9 179 (5.86%) PRINCE2
10 158 (5.17%) Scrum
11 155 (5.08%) Test Automation
12 136 (4.45%) DevOps
13 124 (4.06%) Service Management
14 114 (3.73%) Migration
15 112 (3.67%) SOA
16 108 (3.54%) Service Delivery
17 101 (3.31%) Change Management
18 97 (3.18%) Business Analysis
19 91 (2.98%) Waterfall
20 88 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 261 (8.55%) Java
2 197 (6.45%) SQL
3 181 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 169 (5.53%) Python
5 80 (2.62%) C
6 73 (2.39%) C++
7 72 (2.36%) C#
8 40 (1.31%) XPath
9 34 (1.11%) Embedded C
10 33 (1.08%) PL/SQL
11 30 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 29 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 28 (0.92%) PowerShell
14 27 (0.88%) Perl
15 19 (0.62%) ES6
16 18 (0.59%) Ruby
17 17 (0.56%) R
18 15 (0.49%) PHP
19 14 (0.46%) Apple Swift
19 14 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 255 (8.35%) Degree
2 254 (8.32%) Security Cleared
3 179 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 108 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (2.06%) PMI Certification
6 62 (2.03%) CCNA
7 56 (1.83%) PMP
8 54 (1.77%) CCNP
9 53 (1.74%) CISSP
10 35 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 33 (1.08%) DV Cleared
12 32 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (1.02%) CCIE
14 29 (0.95%) CISM
15 28 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
16 27 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 26 (0.85%) ISEB
18 20 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.54%) PMO
2 103 (3.37%) QA
3 89 (2.91%) SLA
4 46 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (1.47%) GDPR
6 26 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.82%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.43%) COBIT
8 13 (0.43%) IFRS
9 10 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 9 (0.29%) GCP
11 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.13%) NEBOSH
14 4 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 117 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 82 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (2.65%) Docker
4 21 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.62%) vSphere
7 12 (0.39%) KVM
8 11 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.29%) HDFS
10 8 (0.26%) iptables
11 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.16%) IAG
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.16%) vCloud
13 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.098%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.098%) Oracle Clusterware
14 3 (0.098%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.098%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 68 (2.23%) Ansible
2 52 (1.70%) Puppet
3 46 (1.51%) Kubernetes
4 39 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.15%) HP ALM
6 31 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (0.85%) SCCM
8 15 (0.49%) Netcool
9 13 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 12 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.33%) Grafana
11 10 (0.33%) Oozie
12 9 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
13 8 (0.26%) Kibana
13 8 (0.26%) Rancher
13 8 (0.26%) Terraform
14 7 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
14 7 (0.23%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 470 (15.39%) SAP
2 255 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 197 (6.45%) Cisco
4 191 (6.25%) Oracle
5 111 (3.63%) VMware
6 92 (3.01%) HP
7 56 (1.83%) Remedy
8 53 (1.74%) Adobe
9 47 (1.54%) Google
10 42 (1.38%) WSO2
11 39 (1.28%) Huawei
11 39 (1.28%) Red Hat
12 38 (1.24%) ServiceNow
13 35 (1.15%) Juniper
13 35 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
14 34 (1.11%) Apple
15 33 (1.08%) Citrix
15 33 (1.08%) Nokia
16 32 (1.05%) IBM
17 28 (0.92%) Avaya