The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 696 615 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.12% 21.34% 30.06%
As % of the General category 60.31% 48.08% 62.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 235 199
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -38.59%
Telecoms
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1154 1279 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.00% 44.38% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 599 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 56
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Telecoms across the Berkshire region.

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms across the Berkshire region.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Telecoms across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Telecoms Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 142 £350 -6.66% 35
Newbury 0 140 £299 -25.31% 20
Slough +2 58 £375 +10.29% 20
Bracknell +1 41 £385 +9.37% 5
Maidenhead -2 14 £363 +22.88% 2
Windsor 0 5 - - 1
Wokingham - 2 - -
Crowthorne - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Telecoms
South East

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms.

1 210 (14.90%) Project Management
2 191 (13.56%) 3G
3 172 (12.21%) Degree
4 164 (11.64%) 4G
5 159 (11.28%) Finance
6 152 (10.79%) Microsoft
7 142 (10.08%) ITIL
8 139 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 133 (9.44%) Cisco
10 130 (9.23%) MS Excel
11 121 (8.59%) Radio Access Network
12 115 (8.16%) 2G
13 112 (7.95%) MS Office
14 110 (7.81%) PRINCE2
14 110 (7.81%) LTE
15 105 (7.45%) Oracle
16 102 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
16 102 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
17 96 (6.81%) Billing
18 88 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
19 83 (5.89%) Service Delivery
20 82 (5.82%) SQL
21 80 (5.68%) CRM
22 77 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint
23 72 (5.11%) Migration
23 72 (5.11%) GSM
24 71 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
24 71 (5.04%) Ericsson
25 69 (4.90%) Security Cleared
26 67 (4.76%) Validation

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Telecoms also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Telecoms. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.56%) Lync
3 14 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 12 (0.85%) Node.js
5 10 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.57%) Apache
7 8 (0.57%) CMS
8 7 (0.50%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.21%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.21%) SAS
12 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 130 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 112 (7.95%) MS Office
3 77 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 32 (2.27%) MS Project
6 25 (1.77%) AutoCAD
7 14 (0.99%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.71%) InDesign
11 1 (0.071%) SPSS
11 1 (0.071%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.71%) BigMachines
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle BRM
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.21%) Changepoint
6 3 (0.21%) Exstream
7 2 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.071%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.071%) Agresso
8 1 (0.071%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.071%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.071%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.99%) SaaS
2 10 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.21%) PaaS
4 3 (0.21%) IaaS
5 2 (0.14%) Yammer
5 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.14%) Force.com
6 1 (0.071%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.071%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 191 (13.56%) 3G
2 164 (11.64%) 4G
3 121 (8.59%) Radio Access Network
4 115 (8.16%) 2G
5 110 (7.81%) LTE
6 72 (5.11%) GSM
7 67 (4.76%) MPLS
8 66 (4.68%) Firewall
9 65 (4.61%) Wireless
10 64 (4.54%) OSPF
11 59 (4.19%) Internet
12 51 (3.62%) VPN
13 49 (3.48%) SDH
14 46 (3.26%) UMTS
15 45 (3.19%) Ethernet
16 39 (2.77%) DNS
17 38 (2.70%) BGP
18 37 (2.63%) WAN
19 36 (2.56%) Broadband
20 35 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.06%) MongoDB
2 15 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 14 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.50%) MS Access
4 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.35%) QlikView
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.28%) MySQL
7 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.21%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (1.06%) Git (software)
1 15 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (0.92%) Axure RP
3 8 (0.57%) Selenium
3 8 (0.57%) JIRA
4 5 (0.35%) Toad
4 5 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.28%) Ant
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.21%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.21%) Subversion
6 3 (0.21%) TestPartner
6 3 (0.21%) Maven
6 3 (0.21%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.21%) Grunt
7 2 (0.14%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (11.28%) Finance
2 96 (6.81%) Billing
3 64 (4.54%) Marketing
4 36 (2.56%) Legal
5 33 (2.34%) Retail
6 29 (2.06%) Electronics
7 22 (1.56%) Banking
7 22 (1.56%) Back Office
8 18 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.28%) Multimedia
9 14 (0.99%) Advertising
10 11 (0.78%) German Language
11 10 (0.71%) Interactive Media
12 9 (0.64%) Law
13 6 (0.43%) Publishing
13 6 (0.43%) Front Office
13 6 (0.43%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.071%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.071%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 166 (11.78%) Analyst
2 127 (9.01%) Project Manager
3 101 (7.17%) Design Engineer
4 96 (6.81%) Architect
5 82 (5.82%) Business Analyst
6 75 (5.32%) Delivery Manager
7 69 (4.90%) Consultant
8 68 (4.83%) Designer
9 60 (4.26%) Developer
10 53 (3.76%) IP Engineer
11 47 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
11 47 (3.34%) Test Engineer
12 46 (3.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
13 41 (2.91%) Network Engineer
14 40 (2.84%) Coordinator
15 32 (2.27%) Administrator
16 29 (2.06%) Solutions Designer
16 29 (2.06%) Service Manager
17 25 (1.77%) Technical Manager
18 24 (1.70%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.77%) HTML
2 30 (2.13%) CSS
3 28 (1.99%) SOAP
4 26 (1.85%) XML
5 17 (1.21%) AngularJS
6 16 (1.14%) Web Services
7 13 (0.92%) RESTful
8 11 (0.78%) HTML5
9 10 (0.71%) Express
10 8 (0.57%) CSS3
10 8 (0.57%) JSON
11 6 (0.43%) REST
11 6 (0.43%) jQuery
11 6 (0.43%) J2EE
12 5 (0.35%) .NET
12 5 (0.35%) JMS
12 5 (0.35%) Application Packaging
12 5 (0.35%) WSDL
12 5 (0.35%) JAXB
13 4 (0.28%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 41 (2.91%) User Experience
4 33 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.77%) PMI
6 17 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (1.14%) SecurID
8 13 (0.92%) DTV
8 13 (0.92%) GIS
9 12 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.71%) Replication
11 9 (0.64%) Statistics
11 9 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
12 8 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.57%) RIA
12 8 (0.57%) IPTV
13 7 (0.50%) CMDB
13 7 (0.50%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.43%) Machine to Machine
14 6 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (4.47%) UNIX
2 51 (3.62%) Linux
3 40 (2.84%) Windows
4 18 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.14%) Solaris
6 6 (0.43%) Android
7 5 (0.35%) VMS
7 5 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.071%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (14.90%) Project Management
2 142 (10.08%) ITIL
3 139 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 110 (7.81%) PRINCE2
5 102 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (5.89%) Service Delivery
7 80 (5.68%) CRM
8 72 (5.11%) Migration
9 71 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
10 67 (4.76%) Validation
11 56 (3.97%) Service Management
12 47 (3.34%) eTOM
13 46 (3.26%) Network Design
14 45 (3.19%) Release Management
15 42 (2.98%) Business Analysis
16 40 (2.84%) Scrum
17 39 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 33 (2.34%) Network Planning
19 31 (2.20%) Change Management
20 29 (2.06%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (5.82%) SQL
2 37 (2.63%) Java
3 32 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 32 (2.27%) PL/SQL
4 20 (1.42%) C
5 15 (1.06%) Perl
6 9 (0.64%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.50%) MATLAB
7 7 (0.50%) VB
7 7 (0.50%) C#
8 5 (0.35%) VBScript
9 4 (0.28%) C++
9 4 (0.28%) VBA
9 4 (0.28%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.28%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.14%) PeopleCode
10 2 (0.14%) Python
10 2 (0.14%) PHP
11 1 (0.071%) XQuery
11 1 (0.071%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 172 (12.21%) Degree
2 88 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 69 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 61 (4.33%) CCNP
5 56 (3.97%) PMI Certification
6 52 (3.69%) SC Cleared
7 35 (2.48%) CISSP
8 31 (2.20%) PMP
9 29 (2.06%) CCNA
10 28 (1.99%) CCIE
11 26 (1.85%) ISEB
12 21 (1.49%) HND
13 18 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.92%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.85%) BC Cleared
15 12 (0.85%) ACCA
15 12 (0.85%) CIMA
16 10 (0.71%) JNCIS
17 9 (0.64%) HNC
17 9 (0.64%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.33%) SLA
2 37 (2.63%) QA
3 36 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.35%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.21%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.71%) NFS
3 9 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.14%) XenApp
5 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.14%) Samba
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.071%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.071%) Xen
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.071%) NDS
6 1 (0.071%) Firmware
6 1 (0.071%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.071%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.071%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 27 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.99%) NSN NetAct
3 10 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (0.43%) Netcool
5 4 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.28%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.21%) logstash
6 3 (0.21%) Nagios
7 2 (0.14%) SCCM
7 2 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.071%) SCOM
8 1 (0.071%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.071%) OpenView
8 1 (0.071%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.071%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 152 (10.79%) Microsoft
2 133 (9.44%) Cisco
3 105 (7.45%) Oracle
4 71 (5.04%) Ericsson
5 56 (3.97%) CheckPoint
6 50 (3.55%) SAP
7 39 (2.77%) Huawei
8 38 (2.70%) Juniper
9 37 (2.63%) Remedy
10 34 (2.41%) HP
11 33 (2.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 23 (1.63%) Cramer
12 23 (1.63%) F5
13 20 (1.42%) Amdocs
13 20 (1.42%) Nokia
14 19 (1.35%) Citrix
15 18 (1.28%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.28%) Fortinet
16 17 (1.21%) Actix
16 17 (1.21%) TOWER Software
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