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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 691 514 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.27% 19.88% 32.00%
As % of the General category 59.93% 47.64% 64.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 200 206
Average daily rate
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£364 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £27.83 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +3.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +54.28%
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
1153 1079 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.84% 41.74% 49.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 529 404
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 45
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% +1.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £43.60 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 December 2014. 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 +3 136 £345 -2.81% 28
Newbury 0 68 £419 +4.67% 27
Slough 0 63 £350 -12.50% 8
Bracknell +2 53 £365 +13.17% 13
Maidenhead +1 50 £251 -2.42% 3
Windsor +6 23 £250 -47.36% 1
Wokingham - 4 £350 -
Ascot - - - -
Telecoms
South East

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 209 (16.75%) Project Management
2 201 (16.11%) 3G
3 181 (14.50%) Finance
4 157 (12.58%) Degree
5 134 (10.74%) ITIL
5 134 (10.74%) LTE
6 131 (10.50%) Cisco
7 128 (10.26%) 4G
8 117 (9.38%) Billing
9 116 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
10 106 (8.49%) PRINCE2
11 104 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 96 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 90 (7.21%) MS Excel
13 90 (7.21%) Oracle
14 88 (7.05%) MS Office
15 87 (6.97%) Radio Access Network
16 84 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
17 81 (6.49%) Internet
17 81 (6.49%) Firewall
18 77 (6.17%) Marketing
19 75 (6.01%) SQL
20 72 (5.77%) Migration
20 72 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
21 67 (5.37%) CheckPoint
22 66 (5.29%) OSPF
23 65 (5.21%) Validation
24 63 (5.05%) Security Cleared
25 59 (4.73%) 2G
25 59 (4.73%) eTOM

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 35 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.20%) Lync
3 12 (0.96%) Node.js
4 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.72%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.56%) CMS
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.16%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.16%) SAS
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.080%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.080%) IIS
10 1 (0.080%) Apache
10 1 (0.080%) MTS
Applications
1 90 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 88 (7.05%) MS Office
3 50 (4.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (3.29%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.64%) MS Project
6 16 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.88%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.48%) InDesign
11 4 (0.32%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.24%) Exstream
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.16%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.080%) Tridion
6 1 (0.080%) Agresso
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.080%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.080%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.080%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.080%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.80%) SaaS
2 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.16%) Office 365
4 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.080%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 201 (16.11%) 3G
2 134 (10.74%) LTE
3 128 (10.26%) 4G
4 87 (6.97%) Radio Access Network
5 81 (6.49%) Internet
5 81 (6.49%) Firewall
6 66 (5.29%) OSPF
7 59 (4.73%) 2G
8 53 (4.25%) Broadband
9 52 (4.17%) MPLS
10 46 (3.69%) Ethernet
10 46 (3.69%) DNS
11 43 (3.45%) BGP
12 41 (3.29%) VPN
13 38 (3.04%) VoLTE
13 38 (3.04%) Network Security
14 31 (2.48%) Wireless
15 30 (2.40%) SDH
16 29 (2.32%) GSM
17 26 (2.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.40%) DB2
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.32%) MS Access
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.32%) QlikView
8 4 (0.32%) DataStage
8 4 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.24%) MySQL
9 3 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.24%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 15 (1.20%) Axure RP
2 12 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.56%) Toad
4 7 (0.56%) TestDirector
5 5 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (0.40%) JIRA
6 3 (0.24%) TestPartner
6 3 (0.24%) Selenium
7 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.080%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.080%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.080%) NUnit
8 1 (0.080%) LSMW
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.080%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.080%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.080%) MSBuild
General
1 181 (14.50%) Finance
2 117 (9.38%) Billing
3 77 (6.17%) Marketing
4 44 (3.53%) Legal
5 24 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.68%) Electronics
6 21 (1.68%) Retail
7 20 (1.60%) Banking
8 19 (1.52%) Law
9 15 (1.20%) Advertising
10 14 (1.12%) Interactive Media
11 12 (0.96%) Back Office
12 6 (0.48%) German Language
13 5 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.40%) Publishing
14 3 (0.24%) Front Office
14 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.080%) Portuguese Language
15 1 (0.080%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (12.10%) Project Manager
2 143 (11.46%) Analyst
3 120 (9.62%) Architect
4 87 (6.97%) Design Engineer
5 60 (4.81%) Business Analyst
5 60 (4.81%) Designer
6 59 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
6 59 (4.73%) IP Engineer
7 55 (4.41%) Consultant
8 53 (4.25%) Delivery Manager
9 46 (3.69%) Developer
10 41 (3.29%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 38 (3.04%) Administrator
11 38 (3.04%) Test Engineer
12 37 (2.96%) Coordinator
12 37 (2.96%) Network Engineer
13 27 (2.16%) Solutions Designer
14 22 (1.76%) Data Analyst
14 22 (1.76%) Security Engineer
15 19 (1.52%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.48%) HTML
2 30 (2.40%) SOAP
3 26 (2.08%) CSS
4 24 (1.92%) Web Services
5 15 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 13 (1.04%) .NET
7 11 (0.88%) XML
8 9 (0.72%) HTML5
9 8 (0.64%) ExpressJS
9 8 (0.64%) RESTful
9 8 (0.64%) Middleware
10 7 (0.56%) WSDL
10 7 (0.56%) JAXB
10 7 (0.56%) JMS
10 7 (0.56%) REST
11 6 (0.48%) JSON
12 5 (0.40%) jQuery
13 4 (0.32%) ASP.NET
14 3 (0.24%) SAML
14 3 (0.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.45%) User Experience
3 34 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 33 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 21 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 20 (1.60%) DTV
7 17 (1.36%) PMI
8 16 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.12%) GIS
10 13 (1.04%) SecurID
11 10 (0.80%) Smart Meter
12 9 (0.72%) IVR
13 8 (0.64%) IPTV
13 8 (0.64%) CMDB
13 8 (0.64%) Machine to Machine
14 7 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.56%) Replication
14 7 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (0.48%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.09%) UNIX
2 38 (3.04%) Linux
3 34 (2.72%) Windows
4 18 (1.44%) Solaris
4 18 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (0.64%) Android
5 8 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.48%) VMS
7 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.080%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.080%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (16.75%) Project Management
2 134 (10.74%) ITIL
3 106 (8.49%) PRINCE2
4 96 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (5.77%) Migration
5 72 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (5.21%) Validation
7 59 (4.73%) eTOM
8 53 (4.25%) CRM
9 52 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (3.77%) Programme Management
11 39 (3.13%) Service Management
12 38 (3.04%) Business Analysis
13 36 (2.88%) Network Design
14 34 (2.72%) Service Delivery
14 34 (2.72%) E-Commerce
14 34 (2.72%) Project Planning
15 32 (2.56%) Change Management
16 29 (2.32%) Scrum
17 28 (2.24%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (6.01%) SQL
2 35 (2.80%) PL/SQL
3 27 (2.16%) Java
4 25 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.12%) Perl
6 12 (0.96%) C
6 12 (0.96%) Shell Script
7 11 (0.88%) C#
8 9 (0.72%) VB
9 8 (0.64%) VBA
10 4 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.32%) VBScript
11 3 (0.24%) C++
11 3 (0.24%) Python
12 2 (0.16%) Groovy
12 2 (0.16%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.080%) Scala
13 1 (0.080%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.080%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.080%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 157 (12.58%) Degree
2 84 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 52 (4.17%) CCNP
5 48 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 42 (3.37%) PMI Certification
7 34 (2.72%) CCNA
8 33 (2.64%) CISSP
9 30 (2.40%) CCIE
10 29 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 28 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (2.00%) PMP
13 19 (1.52%) ISEB
14 16 (1.28%) CCIP
15 12 (0.96%) CISM
15 12 (0.96%) CIMA
16 10 (0.80%) ACCA
16 10 (0.80%) CBAP
17 9 (0.72%) CISA
18 8 (0.64%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.57%) SLA
2 39 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.76%) QA
4 13 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.080%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.080%) BS25999
6 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.12%) NFS
3 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.16%) NDS
5 1 (0.080%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.080%) Snort
5 1 (0.080%) Xen
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.080%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.080%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.72%) NSN NetAct
3 6 (0.48%) Netcool
4 5 (0.40%) OpenView
5 4 (0.32%) Nagios
5 4 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.24%) logstash
6 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.080%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.080%) SCCM
8 1 (0.080%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.080%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 131 (10.50%) Cisco
2 104 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 90 (7.21%) Oracle
4 67 (5.37%) CheckPoint
5 58 (4.65%) Juniper
6 55 (4.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 50 (4.01%) SAP
8 40 (3.21%) Huawei
9 37 (2.96%) Ericsson
10 33 (2.64%) Remedy
11 23 (1.84%) F5
12 21 (1.68%) Nokia
12 21 (1.68%) HP
13 18 (1.44%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.36%) Citrix
15 15 (1.20%) BMC
15 15 (1.20%) Cramer
15 15 (1.20%) Fortinet
16 14 (1.12%) BT
16 14 (1.12%) Amdocs
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