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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 503 625 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.60% 24.98% 22.42%
As % of the General category 46.32% 57.92% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 219 158
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.10 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-38.69% -35.21%
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
1086 1079 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.32% 43.13% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 472 444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 22
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £34.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 126 £360 -15.29% 32
Newbury 0 71 £381 -4.38% 25
Slough 0 53 £310 -6.76% 11
Bracknell -2 38 £322 +32.10% 1
Maidenhead -6 12 £280 +17.89% 2
Windsor -4 3 - -
Wokingham +4 2 £386 -
Hungerford - 1 £415 -
Telecoms
South East

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 188 (15.44%) 3G
2 181 (14.86%) Project Management
3 164 (13.46%) 4G
4 137 (11.25%) MS Excel
5 135 (11.08%) Finance
6 131 (10.76%) LTE
7 124 (10.18%) Degree
7 124 (10.18%) Radio Access Network
8 122 (10.02%) Microsoft
9 121 (9.93%) ITIL
10 117 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 102 (8.37%) 2G
12 98 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
13 94 (7.72%) MS Office
14 92 (7.55%) Cisco
15 90 (7.39%) Oracle
16 87 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
17 84 (6.90%) PRINCE2
18 71 (5.83%) MS PowerPoint
19 69 (5.67%) Marketing
19 69 (5.67%) Billing
20 66 (5.42%) Service Management
20 66 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
21 65 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
22 64 (5.25%) GSM
22 64 (5.25%) SQL
23 63 (5.17%) Service Delivery
24 62 (5.09%) UNIX
24 62 (5.09%) SLA
25 57 (4.68%) Ericsson

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.48%) Lync
3 17 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.90%) CMS
5 9 (0.74%) Apache
6 6 (0.49%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.41%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.25%) SAS
8 3 (0.25%) Smallworld
8 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.082%) Mule
10 1 (0.082%) JCAPS
Applications
1 137 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 94 (7.72%) MS Office
3 71 (5.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.13%) MS Project
6 19 (1.56%) Photoshop
6 19 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (1.15%) AutoCAD
8 13 (1.07%) OmniGraffle
9 12 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.90%) InDesign
11 4 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.33%) Maya
12 1 (0.082%) SPSS
12 1 (0.082%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 25 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.25%) Changepoint
6 3 (0.25%) Magento
7 2 (0.16%) Unica
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.16%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.082%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.082%) Unica Affinium
8 1 (0.082%) Maximo
8 1 (0.082%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.90%) SaaS
2 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.41%) PaaS
5 4 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.082%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.082%) GitHub
6 1 (0.082%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 188 (15.44%) 3G
2 164 (13.46%) 4G
3 131 (10.76%) LTE
4 124 (10.18%) Radio Access Network
5 102 (8.37%) 2G
6 64 (5.25%) GSM
7 52 (4.27%) Wireless
8 49 (4.02%) UMTS
9 45 (3.69%) MPLS
10 44 (3.61%) Firewall
11 43 (3.53%) VoLTE
12 39 (3.20%) VPN
13 35 (2.87%) WAN
14 34 (2.79%) VoIP
15 32 (2.63%) SDH
15 32 (2.63%) GPRS
15 32 (2.63%) TCP/IP
16 31 (2.55%) Internet
17 30 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (2.46%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.31%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.07%) MS Access
4 10 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (0.66%) Big Data
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.33%) MySQL
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.16%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.082%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 14 (1.15%) Axure RP
2 10 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (0.74%) JIRA
4 8 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
6 6 (0.49%) Grunt
6 6 (0.49%) Maven
7 5 (0.41%) Ant
7 5 (0.41%) Selenium
8 4 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.33%) Subversion
9 2 (0.16%) NUnit
9 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.16%) MSTest
9 2 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.082%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.082%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.082%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.082%) Git (software)
General
1 135 (11.08%) Finance
2 69 (5.67%) Billing
2 69 (5.67%) Marketing
3 51 (4.19%) Electronics
4 39 (3.20%) Legal
5 32 (2.63%) Retail
6 25 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.97%) Banking
8 17 (1.40%) Advertising
8 17 (1.40%) Back Office
9 13 (1.07%) Multimedia
10 12 (0.99%) Interactive Media
11 10 (0.82%) Law
12 5 (0.41%) Front Office
13 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.25%) German Language
13 3 (0.25%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.16%) Publishing
15 1 (0.082%) Games
15 1 (0.082%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 169 (13.88%) Analyst
2 100 (8.21%) Project Manager
3 89 (7.31%) Business Analyst
4 81 (6.65%) Architect
5 60 (4.93%) Consultant
6 54 (4.43%) Designer
7 51 (4.19%) Delivery Manager
8 50 (4.11%) Design Engineer
9 43 (3.53%) Developer
10 42 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
11 38 (3.12%) Test Engineer
12 31 (2.55%) IP Engineer
13 28 (2.30%) Network Engineer
14 26 (2.13%) Coordinator
14 26 (2.13%) Service Manager
15 25 (2.05%) Telecoms Project Manager
16 24 (1.97%) Solutions Designer
17 23 (1.89%) Telecoms Business Analyst
18 22 (1.81%) Tester
19 21 (1.72%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.04%) HTML
2 22 (1.81%) Web Services
2 22 (1.81%) XML
3 21 (1.72%) CSS
4 15 (1.23%) HTML5
5 14 (1.15%) CSS3
6 13 (1.07%) J2EE
7 10 (0.82%) SOAP
8 8 (0.66%) Application Packaging
9 7 (0.57%) XMPP
9 7 (0.57%) Middleware
10 6 (0.49%) RESTful
10 6 (0.49%) WebCenter
11 5 (0.41%) Backbone.js
12 4 (0.33%) JSON
12 4 (0.33%) REST
12 4 (0.33%) JSTL
12 4 (0.33%) JSP
13 3 (0.25%) Ajax
13 3 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.69%) Data Centre
3 44 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.87%) User Experience
5 28 (2.30%) DTV
6 21 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 12 (0.99%) PMI
8 11 (0.90%) PKI
9 10 (0.82%) Statistics
9 10 (0.82%) GIS
9 10 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
10 9 (0.74%) IPTV
11 8 (0.66%) Replication
12 7 (0.57%) CMDB
12 7 (0.57%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.49%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.49%) Handset
13 6 (0.49%) IVR
14 5 (0.41%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 62 (5.09%) UNIX
2 51 (4.19%) Linux
3 35 (2.87%) Windows
4 15 (1.23%) Solaris
5 12 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.33%) AIX
7 4 (0.33%) VMS
8 3 (0.25%) HPUX
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.16%) SUSE
9 2 (0.16%) Android
10 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.082%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.082%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (14.86%) Project Management
2 121 (9.93%) ITIL
3 117 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 87 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 66 (5.42%) Service Management
7 65 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
8 63 (5.17%) Service Delivery
9 54 (4.43%) CRM
10 51 (4.19%) Migration
11 50 (4.11%) Validation
12 47 (3.86%) Business Analysis
13 36 (2.96%) Programme Management
14 35 (2.87%) Network Design
15 34 (2.79%) Digital Marketing
16 33 (2.71%) Release Management
17 32 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (2.46%) Incident Management
19 29 (2.38%) Network Planning
19 29 (2.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 64 (5.25%) SQL
2 41 (3.37%) C
3 35 (2.87%) Java
4 19 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 17 (1.40%) Perl
6 12 (0.99%) C++
7 8 (0.66%) PHP
7 8 (0.66%) VB
8 6 (0.49%) Python
8 6 (0.49%) MATLAB
9 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.33%) C#
10 4 (0.33%) VBA
11 3 (0.25%) VBScript
11 3 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.16%) PeopleCode
13 1 (0.082%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.082%) Ruby
13 1 (0.082%) XPath
Qualifications
1 124 (10.18%) Degree
2 66 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (4.52%) Security Cleared
4 45 (3.69%) CCNP
5 42 (3.45%) PMI Certification
5 42 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 36 (2.96%) CCNA
7 31 (2.55%) PMP
8 23 (1.89%) CCIE
9 17 (1.40%) HND
9 17 (1.40%) ISEB
9 17 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.82%) HNC
12 9 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.74%) BC Cleared
13 8 (0.66%) CISSP
14 7 (0.57%) CCDP
14 7 (0.57%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.57%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.09%) SLA
2 32 (2.63%) QA
3 8 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.41%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.25%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.66%) NFS
3 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.41%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.33%) NDS
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.16%) Samba
7 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.082%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.082%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 27 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (0.90%) NSN NetAct
4 9 (0.74%) Netcool
5 8 (0.66%) OpenView
6 7 (0.57%) HP NNM
6 7 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (0.49%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.41%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.16%) SCCM
12 1 (0.082%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.082%) Cacti
12 1 (0.082%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.082%) Nagios
12 1 (0.082%) Cisco IPCC
12 1 (0.082%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.082%) Puppet
Vendors
1 122 (10.02%) Microsoft
2 92 (7.55%) Cisco
3 90 (7.39%) Oracle
4 57 (4.68%) Ericsson
5 56 (4.60%) SAP
6 54 (4.43%) HP
7 35 (2.87%) Remedy
7 35 (2.87%) Huawei
8 30 (2.46%) Nokia
9 26 (2.13%) Juniper
10 23 (1.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 22 (1.81%) Amdocs
12 21 (1.72%) CheckPoint
13 20 (1.64%) Adobe
14 17 (1.40%) Citrix
15 13 (1.07%) Mapinfo
15 13 (1.07%) TOWER Software
15 13 (1.07%) Actix
15 13 (1.07%) VMware
16 12 (0.99%) Red Hat
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