Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 70 92
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -38
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,332 3,128 2,834
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.29% 3.33% 2.71%
As % of the General category 8.30% 8.37% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 1,853 1,522
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £229 £225 £225
90th Percentile £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 73 101
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.59 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.98% +17.95% +38.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.70 £46.40 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.42 £17.75
% change year-on-year -18.09% +37.56% +23.26%

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 16,052 37,357 42,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.60% 39.73% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,113 24,128 27,715
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 996 1,135
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% +4.70% +1.86%
10th Percentile £12.99 £12.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.79 £23.71 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.13% +21.60% -9.30%

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 13 July 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 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 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 +3 1,246 £425 - 221
UK excluding London -4 903 £425 +3.03% 185
South East -1 454 £400 -1.23% 51
London +47 385 £450 -2.70% 57
South West -3 145 £525 +27.27% 35
Work from Home 0 115 £375 -11.76% 23
Midlands +35 99 £380 +1.33% 31
West Midlands +35 78 £390 -8.24% 19
North of England +15 78 £350 - 34
East of England -17 67 £418 -1.76% 10
Scotland +76 49 £425 +6.25% 16
North West +15 47 £300 -20.00% 24
Yorkshire +45 27 £375 +7.14% 5
East Midlands +21 20 £193 -40.77% 10
Wales -5 6 £450 - 4
Northern Ireland +20 5 £375 -3.23% 4
North East +33 4 £463 +68.18% 5

For the 6 months to 13 July 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.

1 374 (28.08%) Finance
2 298 (22.37%) Public Sector
3 268 (20.12%) Business Intelligence
4 259 (19.44%) SAP
4 259 (19.44%) Manufacturing
5 257 (19.29%) Marketing
6 255 (19.14%) Programme Management
7 250 (18.77%) Electronics
8 237 (17.79%) Digital Marketing
9 218 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
10 183 (13.74%) Security Cleared
11 168 (12.61%) Microsoft
12 154 (11.56%) Project Management
13 134 (10.06%) SC Cleared
14 114 (8.56%) Cisco
15 111 (8.33%) Project Delivery
16 110 (8.26%) ITIL
16 110 (8.26%) Migration
17 109 (8.18%) Windows
18 102 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 99 (7.43%) Azure
20 98 (7.36%) Java
21 96 (7.21%) WAN
22 95 (7.13%) Python
23 93 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
24 92 (6.91%) Degree
25 91 (6.83%) LAN
26 86 (6.46%) Linux
27 82 (6.16%) Oracle
27 82 (6.16%) 5G

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 36 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 27 (2.03%) Mule
3 27 (2.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 27 (2.03%) Red Hat Fuse
4 20 (1.50%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.13%) Apache
6 12 (0.90%) Confluence
6 12 (0.90%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.68%) CMS
8 9 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.68%) nginx
8 9 (0.68%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.38%) SAS
11 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 62 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.45%) Sketch
9 4 (0.30%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.23%) UXPin
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.075%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.075%) Figma
12 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.075%) InVision
12 1 (0.075%) Maya
12 1 (0.075%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.38%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.15%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Maximo
6 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.075%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.075%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.075%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 99 (7.43%) Azure
2 67 (5.03%) AWS
3 52 (3.90%) Office 365
4 46 (3.45%) GCP
5 44 (3.30%) SaaS
6 26 (1.95%) PaaS
7 24 (1.80%) IaaS
8 19 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.43%) Power Platform
9 8 (0.60%) Serverless
10 7 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (0.45%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.38%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.30%) Amazon EKS
13 4 (0.30%) AWS IoT
13 4 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
14 3 (0.23%) GitHub
14 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (7.21%) WAN
2 91 (6.83%) LAN
3 82 (6.16%) 5G
4 75 (5.63%) Radio Access Network
5 73 (5.48%) Firewall
6 68 (5.11%) 4G
7 65 (4.88%) Wireless
8 58 (4.35%) Internet
9 56 (4.20%) VoIP
10 51 (3.83%) LTE
11 48 (3.60%) 3G
12 42 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
13 41 (3.08%) DNS
14 39 (2.93%) MPLS
15 38 (2.85%) VPN
16 36 (2.70%) Ethernet
17 35 (2.63%) BGP
18 32 (2.40%) Network Security
19 31 (2.33%) Broadband
20 30 (2.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.58%) Big Data
2 31 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 24 (1.80%) BigQuery
4 22 (1.65%) SQL Server
5 19 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.28%) MySQL
6 17 (1.28%) Power BI
7 14 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (0.75%) GIS
9 10 (0.75%) Redis
10 9 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.53%) Data Lake
12 7 (0.53%) Presto
13 6 (0.45%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
13 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (2.70%) Maven
2 20 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.35%) JIRA
4 15 (1.13%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.68%) Selenium
6 7 (0.53%) GoCD
6 7 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.38%) GitLab
8 4 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.30%) Subversion
9 3 (0.23%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.23%) Hudson
9 3 (0.23%) Mockito
9 3 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.23%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.15%) JUnit
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 374 (28.08%) Finance
2 298 (22.37%) Public Sector
3 259 (19.44%) Manufacturing
4 257 (19.29%) Marketing
5 250 (18.77%) Electronics
6 58 (4.35%) Retail
7 42 (3.15%) Billing
8 40 (3.00%) Banking
9 36 (2.70%) Legal
10 17 (1.28%) Law
11 10 (0.75%) Military
12 7 (0.53%) French Language
12 7 (0.53%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.53%) Local Government
13 6 (0.45%) German Language
13 6 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
13 6 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.30%) Police
Job Titles
1 147 (11.04%) Architect
2 113 (8.48%) Project Manager
3 109 (8.18%) Developer
4 101 (7.58%) Analyst
5 67 (5.03%) Consultant
6 58 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 58 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 58 (4.35%) Telecoms Manager
7 56 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
8 50 (3.75%) Designer
9 47 (3.53%) Business Analyst
9 47 (3.53%) Java Developer
10 41 (3.08%) Senior Developer
11 38 (2.85%) Telecoms Engineer
12 32 (2.40%) Data Engineer
13 30 (2.25%) Support Engineer
14 29 (2.18%) Coordinator
15 28 (2.10%) Senior Manager
16 27 (2.03%) Telecoms Architect
17 25 (1.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.50%) Web Services
2 53 (3.98%) Middleware
3 50 (3.75%) SOAP
3 50 (3.75%) XML
4 48 (3.60%) RESTful
5 41 (3.08%) JSON
6 35 (2.63%) Apache Camel
6 35 (2.63%) Swagger
7 34 (2.55%) TensorFlow
7 34 (2.55%) XSLT
8 31 (2.33%) PySpark
8 31 (2.33%) WireMock
9 29 (2.18%) Node.js
10 28 (2.10%) .NET
11 22 (1.65%) REST
12 20 (1.50%) HTML
12 20 (1.50%) React
13 19 (1.43%) H2O
13 19 (1.43%) Spring
14 18 (1.35%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 52 (3.90%) User Experience
5 43 (3.23%) Fibre Optics
6 31 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (2.03%) NHS
8 24 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (1.73%) CCTV
10 22 (1.65%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.50%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.35%) Social Media
12 18 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.98%) CMDB
15 12 (0.90%) PMI
16 11 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 9 (0.68%) Public Cloud
18 7 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 109 (8.18%) Windows
2 86 (6.46%) Linux
3 53 (3.98%) Windows 10
4 27 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.95%) Unix
6 22 (1.65%) Android
7 19 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 12 (0.90%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.45%) CatOS
12 6 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.45%) Solaris
13 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.23%) AIX
14 3 (0.23%) zOS
15 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.075%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (20.12%) Business Intelligence
2 255 (19.14%) Programme Management
3 237 (17.79%) Digital Marketing
4 218 (16.37%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (11.56%) Project Management
6 111 (8.33%) Project Delivery
7 110 (8.26%) ITIL
7 110 (8.26%) Migration
8 102 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 93 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
10 74 (5.56%) DevOps
11 66 (4.95%) PRINCE2
12 61 (4.58%) Service Delivery
13 60 (4.50%) Change Management
13 60 (4.50%) TDD
14 59 (4.43%) Risk Management
15 57 (4.28%) Service Management
16 56 (4.20%) Analytics
17 44 (3.30%) SOA
18 43 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 98 (7.36%) Java
2 95 (7.13%) Python
3 73 (5.48%) SQL
4 43 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.40%) XPath
6 31 (2.33%) PHP
7 30 (2.25%) C
8 28 (2.10%) Scala
9 18 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.28%) Perl
11 16 (1.20%) C#
12 14 (1.05%) C++
13 13 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.83%) Ruby
16 10 (0.75%) Java 8
17 9 (0.68%) Embedded C
18 7 (0.53%) Bash Shell
19 6 (0.45%) Apex Code
20 5 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 183 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 134 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 92 (6.91%) Degree
4 65 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (3.68%) CCNA
5 49 (3.68%) CCNP
6 30 (2.25%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (1.58%) BC Cleared
8 21 (1.58%) CCDP
9 19 (1.43%) PMI Certification
10 18 (1.35%) CISSP
11 13 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (0.90%) CCIE
12 12 (0.90%) CCIP
13 11 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.75%) APMP
14 10 (0.75%) CISM
14 10 (0.75%) HNC
14 10 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.60%) SLA
2 39 (2.93%) QA
3 37 (2.78%) PMO
4 26 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (1.13%) GDPR
6 10 (0.75%) NIST
7 9 (0.68%) NEBOSH
8 8 (0.60%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.38%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.30%) COBIT
10 4 (0.30%) P3O
11 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.15%) RMADS
12 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 46 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.80%) Docker
4 15 (1.13%) VMware NSX
5 13 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.53%) vSphere
8 6 (0.45%) vCloud
8 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.30%) Firmware
10 3 (0.23%) XenApp
11 2 (0.15%) KVM
11 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.075%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (3.00%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.95%) Ansible
2 26 (1.95%) Terraform
3 22 (1.65%) SCCM
4 19 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.68%) Puppet
6 8 (0.60%) OpenView
6 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.60%) vRealize
7 6 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.30%) Netcool
9 4 (0.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 4 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.23%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.23%) Rancher
10 3 (0.23%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 259 (19.44%) SAP
2 168 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 114 (8.56%) Cisco
4 82 (6.16%) Oracle
5 38 (2.85%) VMware
6 31 (2.33%) Juniper
7 29 (2.18%) Remedy
8 27 (2.03%) Talend
8 27 (2.03%) WSO2
9 23 (1.73%) Huawei
10 19 (1.43%) BT
10 19 (1.43%) CheckPoint
10 19 (1.43%) Ericsson
11 18 (1.35%) Nokia
12 17 (1.28%) HP
13 16 (1.20%) Google
14 15 (1.13%) Dell
15 14 (1.05%) BMC
16 12 (0.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 12 (0.90%) Pega