Telecoms Contracts

Telecommunications
UK

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 3 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
3 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 65 83 80
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,358 1,898 2,730
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 2.91% 3.04%
As % of the General category 5.25% 4.92% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 1,258 1,771
10th Percentile £200 £225 £260
25th Percentile £350 £363 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £488 £488
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% - +4.61%
75th Percentile £594 £619 £592
90th Percentile £725 £700 £699
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £448
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.12% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 63 36
10th Percentile £12.15 £18.55 £15.16
25th Percentile £14.28 £21.47 £20.30
Median hourly rate £51.25 £52.50 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.38% +40.00% +28.87%
75th Percentile £68.45 £68.75 £61.45
90th Percentile £92.50 £82.15 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £52.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% +54.64%

All General Skills
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 25,854 38,562 49,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.71% 59.03% 54.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,585 26,383 34,010
10th Percentile £263 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £650 £675 £638
90th Percentile £750 £775 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £500 £470
% change year-on-year -1.50% +6.38% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,748 1,154 1,427
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.23 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.33 £17.72 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.50 £31.59 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -19.28% +50.43% -8.70%
75th Percentile £50.00 £61.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £70.00 £56.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.09% +52.11% -16.86%

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 3 March 2024.

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 3 March 2024.

Hourly rate histogram for Telecoms in the UK

Telecoms
Top 18 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 3 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +17 1,192 £450 -7.69% 825
UK excluding London +17 825 £450 +1.69% 612
Work from Home +8 460 £475 - 284
South East 0 352 £400 - 195
London 0 337 £514 -2.75% 239
South West +11 192 £600 +9.09% 78
North of England +66 104 £388 -17.77% 125
Midlands +44 76 £415 +37.19% 92
West Midlands +41 64 £424 +13.13% 55
North West +32 63 £350 -22.22% 83
East of England +18 58 £375 -11.76% 74
Yorkshire +47 36 £450 -10.00% 31
Scotland +16 26 £463 - 43
Wales +16 11 - - 12
Northern Ireland +16 11 £600 +328.57% 12
East Midlands 0 8 £158 -33.68% 37
North East +29 5 £575 +67.88% 14
Channel Islands +2 2 £575 +94.26%

Telecoms
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.06%) Confluence
3 23 (1.69%) Apache
4 22 (1.62%) OpenStack
5 20 (1.47%) IIS
6 17 (1.25%) Microsoft Exchange
6 17 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.74%) CMS
7 10 (0.74%) SAS
8 4 (0.29%) nginx
9 3 (0.22%) Appian
9 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.15%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.15%) CICS
11 1 (0.074%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.074%) Drupal
11 1 (0.074%) FileNet
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 77 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.88%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.22%) SPSS
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.074%) Notion
8 1 (0.074%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.74%) SAP BRIM
1 10 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
1 10 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
1 10 (0.74%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.074%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.074%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.074%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.074%) Shopify
5 1 (0.074%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 120 (8.84%) Azure
2 98 (7.22%) AWS
3 49 (3.61%) Power Platform
4 46 (3.39%) Microsoft 365
5 41 (3.02%) PaaS
6 35 (2.58%) GCP
7 28 (2.06%) SaaS
8 27 (1.99%) Azure DevOps
9 23 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.33%) IaaS
11 17 (1.25%) Serverless
12 12 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.81%) Azure Functions
14 10 (0.74%) SAP Commerce Cloud
15 9 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (0.66%) GitHub
15 9 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.59%) Azure Event Grid
16 8 (0.59%) Entra ID
17 7 (0.52%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 73 (5.38%) 5G
1 73 (5.38%) WAN
2 56 (4.12%) Firewall
3 50 (3.68%) LAN
4 49 (3.61%) 4G
5 45 (3.31%) Radio Access Network
6 44 (3.24%) TCP/IP
7 43 (3.17%) VoIP
8 41 (3.02%) Wireless
9 40 (2.95%) DNS
10 38 (2.80%) MPLS
11 33 (2.43%) HTTP
11 33 (2.43%) PBX
12 32 (2.36%) BGP
13 30 (2.21%) Internet
14 29 (2.14%) SD-WAN
14 29 (2.14%) VPN
15 25 (1.84%) 3G
15 25 (1.84%) LTE
16 22 (1.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.95%) Power BI
2 33 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 26 (1.91%) Metadata
4 24 (1.77%) NoSQL
4 24 (1.77%) Tableau
5 18 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (1.25%) Data Lake
7 15 (1.10%) Qlik Sense
8 14 (1.03%) Data Vault
9 12 (0.88%) QlikView
10 10 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.66%) Electronic Patient Records
12 8 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.52%) Metadata Repository
14 6 (0.44%) GIS
14 6 (0.44%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.44%) Pentaho
14 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (4.34%) JIRA
2 31 (2.28%) Git
3 22 (1.62%) Rational DOORS
4 15 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.66%) ERwin
6 8 (0.59%) GitLab
6 8 (0.59%) Subversion
7 7 (0.52%) Postman
8 4 (0.29%) gcov
8 4 (0.29%) GDB
8 4 (0.29%) Gradle
9 3 (0.22%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.15%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.15%) NUnit
10 2 (0.15%) Selenium
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.074%) Appium
11 1 (0.074%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.074%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.074%) Storybook
General
1 473 (34.83%) Finance
2 389 (28.65%) Public Sector
3 387 (28.50%) Marketing
4 362 (26.66%) Electronics
5 360 (26.51%) Manufacturing
6 331 (24.37%) Social Skills
7 92 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
8 63 (4.64%) Legal
9 34 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
10 30 (2.21%) Billing
11 29 (2.14%) Mandarin Language
12 28 (2.06%) Influencing Skills
13 27 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
13 27 (1.99%) Retail
14 17 (1.25%) Aerospace
14 17 (1.25%) Banking
15 14 (1.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 12 (0.88%) Law
17 10 (0.74%) German Language
18 9 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 201 (14.80%) Architect
2 111 (8.17%) Analyst
3 94 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
4 90 (6.63%) Project Manager
5 88 (6.48%) Consultant
5 88 (6.48%) Senior
6 75 (5.52%) Lead
7 69 (5.08%) Developer
8 68 (5.01%) Support Engineer
9 59 (4.34%) Network Engineer
10 55 (4.05%) Telecoms Manager
11 32 (2.36%) Delivery Manager
12 30 (2.21%) Coordinator
13 26 (1.91%) Data Architect
14 24 (1.77%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (1.77%) Business Analyst
14 24 (1.77%) Technical Support
15 23 (1.69%) Desktop Engineer
15 23 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
16 22 (1.62%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.55%) .NET
2 20 (1.47%) RESTful
3 19 (1.40%) XML
4 15 (1.10%) HTML
5 14 (1.03%) CSS
6 13 (0.96%) AngularJS
6 13 (0.96%) Node.js
6 13 (0.96%) REST
7 11 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (0.81%) JSON
7 11 (0.81%) Web Services
7 11 (0.81%) YAML
8 10 (0.74%) Middleware
9 8 (0.59%) Kafka
9 8 (0.59%) LDAP
10 7 (0.52%) GraphQL
10 7 (0.52%) React
10 7 (0.52%) React Native
11 6 (0.44%) Swagger
11 6 (0.44%) YANG
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.98%) NHS
2 53 (3.90%) Data Centre
3 47 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 44 (3.24%) Data Protection Act
5 32 (2.36%) IVR
6 31 (2.28%) Onboarding
7 29 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (1.91%) Product Ownership
9 17 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.03%) CCTV
11 14 (1.03%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.96%) Blackberry
12 13 (0.96%) Operational Technology
12 13 (0.96%) Reference Data
12 13 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
13 11 (0.81%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.74%) Cyber Threat
14 10 (0.74%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 124 (9.13%) Windows
2 100 (7.36%) Linux
3 27 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (1.99%) Windows 10
4 24 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.40%) Unix
6 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.52%) Android
10 6 (0.44%) CentOS
11 5 (0.37%) VMS
11 5 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.074%) Rocky
15 1 (0.074%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (28.65%) Business Intelligence
2 375 (27.61%) Programme Management
3 356 (26.22%) Digital Marketing
4 158 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
5 145 (10.68%) Project Management
6 120 (8.84%) Agile
7 117 (8.62%) ITIL
8 99 (7.29%) Roadmaps
9 96 (7.07%) Project Delivery
10 93 (6.85%) Change Management
11 84 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 74 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 64 (4.71%) Decision-Making
14 57 (4.20%) DevOps
15 51 (3.76%) Analytics
15 51 (3.76%) CI/CD
16 50 (3.68%) Data Protection
16 50 (3.68%) Presales
17 49 (3.61%) Customer Service
17 49 (3.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (5.60%) SQL
2 68 (5.01%) Python
3 28 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 25 (1.84%) Java
5 24 (1.77%) PowerShell
6 22 (1.62%) C#
7 16 (1.18%) Bash
7 16 (1.18%) C++
8 13 (0.96%) C
9 9 (0.66%) Kusto Query Language
9 9 (0.66%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.59%) Go
11 7 (0.52%) MATLAB
12 6 (0.44%) PHP
13 5 (0.37%) Assembly Language
13 5 (0.37%) R
13 5 (0.37%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.22%) Perl
15 2 (0.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 252 (18.56%) Security Cleared
2 177 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 150 (11.05%) Degree
4 92 (6.77%) DV Cleared
5 68 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (3.61%) CCNP
7 38 (2.80%) CCNA
8 19 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (1.40%) HND
9 15 (1.10%) CISSP
10 14 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.03%) PMP
11 12 (0.88%) CCIE
11 12 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (0.88%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
12 10 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.66%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.46%) QA
2 33 (2.43%) SLA
3 29 (2.14%) PMO
4 26 (1.91%) GDPR
5 21 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.40%) NIST
7 17 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.59%) HL7
8 8 (0.59%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.52%) COBIT
10 6 (0.44%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.44%) NIST 800
10 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.37%) GRC
12 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.29%) RMADS
13 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 46 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.69%) Docker
3 14 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.59%) Firmware
6 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.37%) NFS
6 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.22%) Embedded Firmware
7 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.15%) Ceph
8 2 (0.15%) IAG
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
8 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.074%) KVM
9 1 (0.074%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (2.21%) Terraform
2 28 (2.06%) Kubernetes
3 20 (1.47%) Ansible
4 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.52%) Grafana
5 7 (0.52%) OpenView
5 7 (0.52%) Prometheus
5 7 (0.52%) Puppet
6 5 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (0.37%) Dell DRAC
6 5 (0.37%) Progress Chef
7 4 (0.29%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (0.29%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.29%) Kibana
7 4 (0.29%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.22%) logstash
8 3 (0.22%) Nagios
9 2 (0.15%) Ambari
9 2 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 379 (27.91%) SAP
2 222 (16.35%) Microsoft
3 94 (6.92%) Cisco
4 49 (3.61%) Nokia
5 41 (3.02%) Avaya
5 41 (3.02%) Juniper
6 38 (2.80%) ServiceNow
7 33 (2.43%) Oracle
8 32 (2.36%) BT
9 29 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 29 (2.14%) Salesforce
10 26 (1.91%) IBM
11 24 (1.77%) Ericsson
12 22 (1.62%) Google
13 19 (1.40%) Remedy
13 19 (1.40%) Sparx
14 16 (1.18%) Ribbon
14 16 (1.18%) VMware
15 15 (1.10%) Genesys
16 14 (1.03%) Palo Alto