Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 65 89
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24 -26
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 1,240 2,885 2,927
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.38% 3.49% 2.84%
As % of the General category 8.21% 9.17% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 1,751 1,638
Median daily rate £438 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% -2.35% +0.29%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 110 99
Median hourly rate £37.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +2.78% -11.11%
10th Percentile £16.05 £12.08 £12.64
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +75.71% +6.06% -17.50%

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 15,109 31,470 41,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.22% 38.10% 39.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,563 20,158 26,823
Median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 982 1,118
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% +4.76% -4.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.55 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £24.40 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.19% +5.00% -6.98%

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 26 November 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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 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 -1 1,148 £450 +7.14% 365
UK excluding London +1 726 £425 +6.25% 297
London +26 389 £500 +17.65% 80
South East +1 367 £412 +2.88% 109
Work from Home -35 272 £425 - 56
South West +16 142 £525 +16.67% 40
East of England +18 66 £363 -11.59% 24
Midlands -3 61 £350 +7.69% 38
North of England -8 55 £425 +39.34% 63
West Midlands +2 45 £350 - 22
North West -14 35 £440 +59.91% 28
Scotland +34 28 £450 +12.50% 16
Yorkshire +49 19 £400 +6.67% 27
East Midlands +19 16 £255 -15.00% 16
Northern Ireland +16 4 £363 +47.96% 1
Wales +9 2 £470 +17.50% 6
North East +23 1 - - 8
Channel Islands +13 1 £288 -25.19%

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 459 (37.02%) Finance
2 395 (31.85%) Public Sector
3 378 (30.48%) Marketing
4 374 (30.16%) Manufacturing
5 372 (30.00%) Programme Management
6 369 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
7 364 (29.35%) Electronics
8 359 (28.95%) SAP
9 357 (28.79%) Digital Marketing
10 220 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
11 198 (15.97%) Security Cleared
12 152 (12.26%) Microsoft
13 150 (12.10%) SC Cleared
14 147 (11.85%) Project Management
15 115 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 99 (7.98%) ITIL
17 98 (7.90%) Project Delivery
18 91 (7.34%) DevOps
19 89 (7.18%) Java
20 87 (7.02%) Windows
21 86 (6.94%) Migration
22 84 (6.77%) Azure
23 83 (6.69%) PRINCE2
24 81 (6.53%) Linux
25 80 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
26 78 (6.29%) WAN
27 77 (6.21%) AWS
28 75 (6.05%) Cisco
29 73 (5.89%) Python
30 65 (5.24%) LAN

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 37 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.61%) Mule
2 20 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (1.61%) Red Hat Fuse
3 19 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
4 14 (1.13%) Confluence
5 13 (1.05%) OpenStack
6 10 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.65%) Apache
9 7 (0.56%) nginx
9 7 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.40%) IIS
12 4 (0.32%) CMS
13 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.16%) JBoss
14 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.48%) Sketch
6 5 (0.40%) InVision
6 5 (0.40%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.24%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.24%) Simulink
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Figma
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.081%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.081%) SPSS
9 1 (0.081%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 15 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 15 (1.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.081%) Maximo
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.081%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 84 (6.77%) Azure
2 77 (6.21%) AWS
3 48 (3.87%) Office 365
4 29 (2.34%) Power Platform
5 21 (1.69%) GCP
6 15 (1.21%) SaaS
7 13 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
7 13 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.97%) GitHub
9 9 (0.73%) Power Automate
9 9 (0.73%) PowerApps
10 8 (0.65%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.56%) Logic Apps
11 7 (0.56%) PaaS
12 6 (0.48%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (6.29%) WAN
2 65 (5.24%) 4G
2 65 (5.24%) LAN
3 61 (4.92%) 5G
4 58 (4.68%) 3G
5 56 (4.52%) Firewall
6 53 (4.27%) 2G
6 53 (4.27%) Wireless
7 51 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
8 50 (4.03%) VoIP
9 46 (3.71%) LTE
10 44 (3.55%) Radio Access Network
11 34 (2.74%) MPLS
12 31 (2.50%) Ethernet
13 30 (2.42%) Internet
13 30 (2.42%) VPN
14 28 (2.26%) Broadband
14 28 (2.26%) Network Security
15 27 (2.18%) DNS
16 25 (2.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.50%) Big Data
2 23 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.53%) Power BI
4 16 (1.29%) GIS
5 14 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (0.89%) MySQL
7 9 (0.73%) Qlik Sense
7 9 (0.73%) Tableau
8 8 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.56%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.48%) BigQuery
10 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.40%) QlikView
11 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.32%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 35 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.34%) JIRA
3 21 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.21%) Maven
5 14 (1.13%) GitLab
6 13 (1.05%) Artifactory
7 7 (0.56%) Selenium
8 5 (0.40%) Subversion
8 5 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.32%) Redmine
10 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.24%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.24%) Gradle
10 3 (0.24%) sqlmap
11 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Code
11 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 459 (37.02%) Finance
2 395 (31.85%) Public Sector
3 378 (30.48%) Marketing
4 374 (30.16%) Manufacturing
5 364 (29.35%) Electronics
6 34 (2.74%) Legal
7 31 (2.50%) Retail
8 22 (1.77%) Billing
9 20 (1.61%) Local Government
10 16 (1.29%) Law
11 15 (1.21%) Mandarin Language
11 15 (1.21%) Military
12 10 (0.81%) Banking
13 8 (0.65%) French Language
14 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.40%) Back Office
15 5 (0.40%) Digital Economy
15 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.32%) German Language
17 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 165 (13.31%) Architect
2 123 (9.92%) Developer
3 108 (8.71%) Project Manager
4 98 (7.90%) Analyst
5 51 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
6 49 (3.95%) Java Developer
7 47 (3.79%) Delivery Manager
8 46 (3.71%) Consultant
9 43 (3.47%) Telecoms Manager
10 42 (3.39%) Business Analyst
10 42 (3.39%) Network Engineer
11 35 (2.82%) Designer
12 29 (2.34%) Integration Developer
13 27 (2.18%) Administrator
14 26 (2.10%) Data Architect
15 25 (2.02%) Technical Manager
15 25 (2.02%) Telecoms Project Manager
16 24 (1.94%) Senior Developer
17 23 (1.85%) Coordinator
17 23 (1.85%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.00%) Web Services
2 46 (3.71%) RESTful
3 45 (3.63%) SOAP
4 44 (3.55%) JSON
4 44 (3.55%) XML
5 40 (3.23%) Middleware
6 34 (2.74%) Node.js
6 34 (2.74%) XSLT
7 27 (2.18%) AngularJS
8 26 (2.10%) HTML
9 23 (1.85%) .NET
10 22 (1.77%) Kafka
11 21 (1.69%) Apache Camel
11 21 (1.69%) CSS
12 18 (1.45%) React
12 18 (1.45%) REST
13 17 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
14 16 (1.29%) Spring
14 16 (1.29%) Swagger
15 12 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 80 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.95%) NHS
3 48 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 45 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.10%) User Experience
6 20 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.29%) PMI
8 15 (1.21%) Fibre Optics
9 14 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.13%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (0.81%) PKI
12 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.73%) VHDL
14 8 (0.65%) CMDB
14 8 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.02%) Windows
2 81 (6.53%) Linux
3 39 (3.15%) Windows 10
4 17 (1.37%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.13%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.05%) Unix
7 12 (0.97%) Android
8 11 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.32%) CentOS
10 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.24%) Solaris
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.24%) zOS
12 2 (0.16%) AIX
12 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (30.00%) Programme Management
2 369 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
3 357 (28.79%) Digital Marketing
4 220 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (11.85%) Project Management
6 115 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 99 (7.98%) ITIL
8 98 (7.90%) Project Delivery
9 91 (7.34%) DevOps
10 86 (6.94%) Migration
11 83 (6.69%) PRINCE2
12 52 (4.19%) Data Modelling
12 52 (4.19%) Problem-Solving
13 50 (4.03%) Service Management
14 49 (3.95%) Microservices
14 49 (3.95%) Service Delivery
15 46 (3.71%) Analytics
15 46 (3.71%) Business Case
16 45 (3.63%) Cybersecurity
16 45 (3.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 89 (7.18%) Java
2 73 (5.89%) Python
3 57 (4.60%) C
4 55 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 41 (3.31%) SQL
6 34 (2.74%) XPath
7 28 (2.26%) Perl
8 23 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.53%) C++
10 17 (1.37%) C#
11 12 (0.97%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.89%) PHP
13 8 (0.65%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.56%) Ruby
15 6 (0.48%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.48%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.48%) R
15 6 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.40%) Embedded C
16 5 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 198 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 150 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.92%) Degree
4 44 (3.55%) DV Cleared
5 38 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (2.02%) CCNP
7 22 (1.77%) CCNA
8 21 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.05%) BC Cleared
9 13 (1.05%) CISSP
10 12 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.97%) CCIE
11 10 (0.81%) APMP
12 9 (0.73%) ISEB
12 9 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.65%) CCDP
14 7 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.48%) PMP
16 5 (0.40%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.63%) SLA
2 31 (2.50%) QA
3 18 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.13%) PMBOK
5 12 (0.97%) JSP 440
5 12 (0.97%) PMO
6 10 (0.81%) NIST
7 8 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.65%) GDPR
8 7 (0.56%) NCSC
8 7 (0.56%) NEBOSH
8 7 (0.56%) RMADS
9 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.48%) OASIS TOSCA
10 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.32%) Section 508
11 4 (0.32%) WAI
12 3 (0.24%) COBIT
12 3 (0.24%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 42 (3.39%) Docker
2 36 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.37%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.40%) KVM
7 4 (0.32%) Firmware
7 4 (0.32%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.24%) vSphere
9 2 (0.16%) LXC
9 2 (0.16%) vCloud
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.081%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 44 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.66%) Ansible
2 33 (2.66%) Terraform
3 20 (1.61%) SCCM
4 19 (1.53%) Prometheus
5 17 (1.37%) Grafana
5 17 (1.37%) Kibana
5 17 (1.37%) logstash
6 14 (1.13%) Consul
7 13 (1.05%) Istio
7 13 (1.05%) Rancher
8 12 (0.97%) Puppet
9 11 (0.89%) Fluentd
9 11 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.65%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.40%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.40%) OpenView
12 5 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 359 (28.95%) SAP
2 152 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 75 (6.05%) Cisco
4 59 (4.76%) Remedy
5 50 (4.03%) Oracle
6 33 (2.66%) Ericsson
6 33 (2.66%) VMware
7 30 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (2.10%) Nokia
9 22 (1.77%) Juniper
10 19 (1.53%) Google
10 19 (1.53%) Splunk
10 19 (1.53%) WSO2
11 17 (1.37%) Sparx
12 16 (1.29%) BT
13 15 (1.21%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.21%) F5
13 15 (1.21%) Huawei
14 14 (1.13%) BMC
14 14 (1.13%) ServiceNow