Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 75 72 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 2,676 1,841 1,559
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.09% 3.16% 3.24%
As % of the General category 5.46% 5.97% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,676 1,188 881
10th Percentile £256 £275 £194
25th Percentile £400 £357 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £538
90th Percentile £694 £691 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 82 62
10th Percentile £18.40 £12.00 £12.48
25th Percentile £20.55 £16.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £30.50 £25.72 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.61% +31.87% -7.14%
75th Percentile £55.09 £45.00 £42.81
90th Percentile £63.56 £50.19 £52.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +31.58% -11.98%

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 49,034 30,825 24,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.53% 52.86% 51.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,000 20,611 15,946
10th Percentile £321 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,397 1,132 1,012
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +6.95%
75th Percentile £47.40 £43.75 £40.52
90th Percentile £59.40 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.29% - +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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 -3 2,342 £500 +8.70% 393
Work from Home -6 1,297 £500 +11.11% 108
UK excluding London +6 1,254 £450 +5.88% 322
London 0 858 £525 +5.00% 90
South East +4 654 £425 - 78
South West +1 230 £492 +9.33% 61
Midlands +13 162 £463 +32.14% 52
West Midlands +11 138 £500 +42.86% 32
North of England -62 89 £520 +21.64% 74
North West -41 59 £525 +23.53% 41
East of England -29 58 £498 +27.56% 30
Scotland +1 43 £460 +31.50% 15
Yorkshire -44 25 £475 -11.63% 26
East Midlands -14 22 £225 -37.93% 18
Channel Islands +1 7 £289 -47.50%
Northern Ireland -1 6 £290 +104.23% 3
Wales -10 6 £420 -16.00% 10
North East -6 5 £363 -3.33% 7

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 794 (29.67%) Finance
2 605 (22.61%) Marketing
2 605 (22.61%) Social Skills
3 575 (21.49%) Public Sector
4 556 (20.78%) SAP
4 556 (20.78%) Business Intelligence
5 555 (20.74%) Programme Management
6 552 (20.63%) Manufacturing
7 536 (20.03%) Electronics
8 519 (19.39%) Digital Marketing
9 508 (18.98%) Agile
10 333 (12.44%) Project Management
11 321 (12.00%) Microsoft
12 317 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 262 (9.79%) Project Delivery
14 246 (9.19%) Azure
15 193 (7.21%) JIRA
15 193 (7.21%) Security Cleared
16 189 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
17 182 (6.80%) SQL
18 181 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
19 180 (6.73%) ITIL
20 174 (6.50%) Cisco
21 170 (6.35%) Degree
22 169 (6.32%) Migration
23 168 (6.28%) AWS
24 158 (5.90%) Python
25 157 (5.87%) DevOps
26 151 (5.64%) PRINCE2
27 150 (5.61%) SC Cleared

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 93 (3.48%) Confluence
2 47 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 37 (1.38%) OpenStack
4 22 (0.82%) CMS
5 21 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (0.45%) Apache
6 12 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.37%) nginx
9 8 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.26%) SAS
11 5 (0.19%) IIS
12 4 (0.15%) Hyperledger
12 4 (0.15%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.11%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.075%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.075%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.075%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.075%) Tomcat
Applications
1 94 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
4 57 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.34%) Sketch
7 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.15%) Maya
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.11%) Revit
11 2 (0.075%) MicroStation
11 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.037%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.037%) CATIA
12 1 (0.037%) Houdini
12 1 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.19%) PRMS
4 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
5 4 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.075%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.075%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.075%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.075%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.075%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.075%) SystmOne
7 2 (0.075%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.037%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 246 (9.19%) Azure
2 168 (6.28%) AWS
3 120 (4.48%) GCP
4 68 (2.54%) Microsoft 365
5 57 (2.13%) PaaS
6 51 (1.91%) SaaS
7 45 (1.68%) Power Platform
8 43 (1.61%) IaaS
9 39 (1.46%) GitHub
10 29 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (1.01%) Figma
12 15 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (0.56%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.49%) Serverless
14 12 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.45%) GitHub Actions
15 10 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
15 10 (0.37%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 134 (5.01%) 5G
2 122 (4.56%) WAN
3 119 (4.45%) Firewall
4 118 (4.41%) 4G
5 104 (3.89%) Wireless
6 98 (3.66%) LAN
7 91 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
8 88 (3.29%) 3G
9 81 (3.03%) 2G
10 79 (2.95%) Radio Access Network
11 77 (2.88%) Broadband
12 75 (2.80%) VoLTE
13 69 (2.58%) Network Security
13 69 (2.58%) VoIP
14 68 (2.54%) Internet
15 64 (2.39%) MPLS
16 62 (2.32%) LTE
17 56 (2.09%) VPN
18 53 (1.98%) BGP
19 52 (1.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (1.79%) Metadata
3 39 (1.46%) Power BI
4 37 (1.38%) SQL Server
5 36 (1.35%) Big Data
6 34 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.12%) BigQuery
9 28 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 25 (0.93%) Metadata Repository
11 24 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (0.86%) Data Lake
13 21 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
13 21 (0.78%) MySQL
13 21 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 21 (0.78%) Tableau
14 19 (0.71%) RDBMS
15 17 (0.64%) NoSQL
16 15 (0.56%) Qlik Sense
17 14 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 193 (7.21%) JIRA
2 61 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 42 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.71%) GitLab
5 14 (0.52%) CircleCI
5 14 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.34%) Subversion
7 8 (0.30%) Postman
7 8 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.26%) JUnit
9 6 (0.22%) Maven
9 6 (0.22%) Selenium
9 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.19%) Crucible
10 5 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.15%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.15%) Mockito
12 3 (0.11%) ERwin
General
1 794 (29.67%) Finance
2 605 (22.61%) Marketing
2 605 (22.61%) Social Skills
3 575 (21.49%) Public Sector
4 552 (20.63%) Manufacturing
5 536 (20.03%) Electronics
6 189 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
7 109 (4.07%) Presentation Skills
8 107 (4.00%) Retail
9 86 (3.21%) Billing
10 79 (2.95%) Legal
11 67 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
12 47 (1.76%) Banking
13 39 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
14 30 (1.12%) Games
15 28 (1.05%) Law
16 27 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
17 14 (0.52%) Digital Economy
17 14 (0.52%) Local Government
17 14 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 389 (14.54%) Project Manager
2 311 (11.62%) Architect
3 305 (11.40%) Analyst
4 202 (7.55%) Developer
5 159 (5.94%) Telecoms Manager
6 156 (5.83%) Business Analyst
7 127 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
8 116 (4.33%) Designer
9 96 (3.59%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 85 (3.18%) Network Engineer
11 79 (2.95%) Delivery Manager
12 65 (2.43%) Consultant
13 61 (2.28%) Telecoms Analyst
14 60 (2.24%) Senior Manager
15 57 (2.13%) IT Manager
16 56 (2.09%) Programme Manager
17 51 (1.91%) Data Architect
17 51 (1.91%) Telecoms Business Analyst
18 50 (1.87%) Coordinator
19 44 (1.64%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.32%) REST
2 59 (2.20%) HTML
3 49 (1.83%) AngularJS
4 48 (1.79%) .NET
5 44 (1.64%) CSS
6 43 (1.61%) Kafka
6 43 (1.61%) React
7 41 (1.53%) Web Services
8 40 (1.49%) Node.js
9 35 (1.31%) JSON
10 29 (1.08%) Spring
11 27 (1.01%) RESTful
12 26 (0.97%) OAuth
12 26 (0.97%) XML
13 25 (0.93%) SOAP
13 25 (0.93%) Spring Boot
14 21 (0.78%) OAuth2
15 16 (0.60%) Velocity
16 14 (0.52%) gRPC
16 14 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 106 (3.96%) Data Centre
2 96 (3.59%) User Experience
3 93 (3.48%) NHS
4 90 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 74 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
5 74 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (2.28%) Virtual Team
7 43 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 40 (1.49%) PMI
9 37 (1.38%) IoT
10 33 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 31 (1.16%) Cloud Native
12 28 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 26 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 23 (0.86%) Driving Licence
15 22 (0.82%) Smart Meter
16 21 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
17 20 (0.75%) Algorithms
18 19 (0.71%) Legacy Systems
18 19 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 145 (5.42%) Linux
2 138 (5.16%) Windows
3 50 (1.87%) Windows 10
4 49 (1.83%) Unix
5 26 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 24 (0.90%) Android
7 23 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.45%) CentOS
10 11 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.34%) Solaris
11 9 (0.34%) VMS
12 7 (0.26%) AIX
12 7 (0.26%) Debian
13 6 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.19%) HPUX
15 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (20.78%) Business Intelligence
2 555 (20.74%) Programme Management
3 519 (19.39%) Digital Marketing
4 508 (18.98%) Agile
5 333 (12.44%) Project Management
6 317 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 262 (9.79%) Project Delivery
8 181 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
9 180 (6.73%) ITIL
10 169 (6.32%) Migration
11 157 (5.87%) DevOps
12 151 (5.64%) PRINCE2
13 135 (5.04%) Analytics
14 120 (4.48%) Scrum
15 119 (4.45%) CI/CD
16 117 (4.37%) Change Management
17 108 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
18 104 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
19 102 (3.81%) Data Modelling
20 101 (3.77%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 182 (6.80%) SQL
2 158 (5.90%) Python
3 103 (3.85%) Java
4 73 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 56 (2.09%) C
6 45 (1.68%) TypeScript
7 34 (1.27%) C#
8 33 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 32 (1.20%) Bash
10 27 (1.01%) Go
11 26 (0.97%) PL/SQL
12 22 (0.82%) C++
13 17 (0.64%) R
14 16 (0.60%) Kotlin
14 16 (0.60%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.56%) Perl
15 15 (0.56%) Ruby
16 13 (0.49%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.26%) PHP
18 4 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 193 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 170 (6.35%) Degree
3 150 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 79 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (2.95%) PMI Certification
5 53 (1.98%) CCNP
6 51 (1.91%) PMP
7 43 (1.61%) CISSP
8 42 (1.57%) CCNA
9 34 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 34 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 31 (1.16%) CCIE
11 25 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
14 19 (0.71%) ISEB
14 19 (0.71%) Master's Degree
14 19 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.74%) PMO
2 70 (2.62%) QA
3 51 (1.91%) SLA
4 40 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (1.31%) GDPR
6 31 (1.16%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.82%) NIST
8 21 (0.78%) Accessibility
9 10 (0.37%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.37%) NCSC
10 8 (0.30%) WCAG
11 7 (0.26%) COBIT
11 7 (0.26%) GRC
11 7 (0.26%) HL7
11 7 (0.26%) OASIS TOSCA
11 7 (0.26%) RMADS
12 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 89 (3.33%) Docker
2 63 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 43 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.93%) vCloud
6 15 (0.56%) VMware NSX
7 14 (0.52%) vSphere
8 11 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.26%) KVM
12 5 (0.19%) HDFS
12 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.15%) Xen
14 3 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 97 (3.62%) Kubernetes
2 77 (2.88%) Terraform
3 45 (1.68%) Ansible
4 21 (0.78%) Prometheus
5 20 (0.75%) Puppet
6 19 (0.71%) Grafana
7 17 (0.64%) FortiGate
8 16 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.49%) SCCM
10 11 (0.41%) Kibana
10 11 (0.41%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.37%) Consul
11 10 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.34%) Rancher
13 8 (0.30%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (0.30%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.26%) Fluentd
14 7 (0.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 556 (20.78%) SAP
2 321 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 174 (6.50%) Cisco
4 88 (3.29%) Remedy
5 78 (2.91%) Google
6 77 (2.88%) Oracle
7 72 (2.69%) VMware
8 71 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
9 69 (2.58%) ServiceNow
10 65 (2.43%) Ericsson
11 55 (2.06%) Juniper
12 36 (1.35%) BT
12 36 (1.35%) Nokia
13 35 (1.31%) Adobe
14 32 (1.20%) F5
15 29 (1.08%) Red Hat
16 27 (1.01%) Sparx
17 26 (0.97%) CheckPoint
18 22 (0.82%) HP
18 22 (0.82%) Huawei