The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 117 126 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.95% 13.64% 13.56%
As % of the General category 36.79% 44.21% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 30
Average daily rate
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£368 £425 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +55.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £24.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -25.19%
Telecoms
Berkshire

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

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
318 285 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 37.90% 30.84% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 98 115
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £17.20 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £20.50 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

Telecoms
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Telecoms Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Telecoms
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Telecoms Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Telecoms Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Telecoms
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 61 (22.02%) MS Excel
2 58 (20.94%) 3G
3 53 (19.13%) 4G
4 47 (16.97%) Degree
5 45 (16.25%) Radio Access Network
5 45 (16.25%) LTE
5 45 (16.25%) Microsoft
6 39 (14.08%) Project Management
7 36 (13.00%) MS Office
8 35 (12.64%) Finance
9 34 (12.27%) UNIX
10 31 (11.19%) SQL
11 30 (10.83%) Linux
11 30 (10.83%) 2G
12 28 (10.11%) PRINCE2
12 28 (10.11%) ITIL
12 28 (10.11%) MS PowerPoint
13 26 (9.39%) Oracle
13 26 (9.39%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (8.66%) Migration
16 22 (7.94%) Service Delivery
17 20 (7.22%) Service Management
18 19 (6.86%) CCNP
18 19 (6.86%) CCNA
18 19 (6.86%) SLA
18 19 (6.86%) Cisco
18 19 (6.86%) Java
18 19 (6.86%) Security Cleared
19 18 (6.50%) SAP

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.44%) CMS
3 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.08%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.08%) Lync
4 2 (0.72%) Smallworld
4 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.36%) JCAPS
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.36%) Confluence
5 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 61 (22.02%) MS Excel
2 36 (13.00%) MS Office
3 28 (10.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.97%) MS Project
5 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.89%) Oracle ERP
1 8 (2.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.08%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Force.com
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.94%) 3G
2 53 (19.13%) 4G
3 45 (16.25%) Radio Access Network
3 45 (16.25%) LTE
4 30 (10.83%) 2G
5 13 (4.69%) Ethernet
5 13 (4.69%) 3GPP
5 13 (4.69%) VoIP
6 12 (4.33%) VPN
6 12 (4.33%) Firewall
6 12 (4.33%) IPsec
7 10 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (3.61%) Broadband
8 9 (3.25%) ATM
9 8 (2.89%) GSM
9 8 (2.89%) LAN
9 8 (2.89%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.89%) VoLTE
10 7 (2.53%) DSLAM
10 7 (2.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.61%) MS Access
2 3 (1.08%) MySQL
2 3 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (2.89%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.81%) JIRA
3 4 (1.44%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.08%) Selenium
5 2 (0.72%) NUnit
5 2 (0.72%) MSTest
6 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.36%) Maven
6 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (12.64%) Finance
2 18 (6.50%) Electronics
3 13 (4.69%) Banking
4 11 (3.97%) Billing
4 11 (3.97%) Marketing
5 7 (2.53%) Legal
6 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.08%) Front Office
7 3 (1.08%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Law
8 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (8.66%) Project Manager
2 23 (8.30%) Analyst
3 16 (5.78%) Consultant
4 14 (5.05%) Developer
5 12 (4.33%) Business Analyst
5 12 (4.33%) Test Engineer
6 11 (3.97%) Design Engineer
6 11 (3.97%) Architect
6 11 (3.97%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (3.61%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 10 (3.61%) Coordinator
8 9 (3.25%) Administrator
9 8 (2.89%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.53%) Project Coordinator
10 7 (2.53%) Incident Manager
10 7 (2.53%) RAN Engineer
11 6 (2.17%) Oracle Consultant
12 5 (1.81%) Project Administrator
12 5 (1.81%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.78%) XML
2 11 (3.97%) Web Services
3 7 (2.53%) HTML
4 5 (1.81%) J2EE
5 3 (1.08%) Ajax
6 2 (0.72%) jQuery
6 2 (0.72%) XHTML
6 2 (0.72%) Middleware
6 2 (0.72%) .NET
6 2 (0.72%) CSS
6 2 (0.72%) RESTful
7 1 (0.36%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.36%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.36%) SOAP
7 1 (0.36%) XSLT
7 1 (0.36%) Flash
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.36%) EJB
7 1 (0.36%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.25%) PKI
4 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.53%) DTV
5 7 (2.53%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.17%) IPTV
7 3 (1.08%) MPEG
7 3 (1.08%) PMI
7 3 (1.08%) User Experience
7 3 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.72%) CMDB
8 2 (0.72%) GIS
8 2 (0.72%) Replication
8 2 (0.72%) IVR
8 2 (0.72%) STB
9 1 (0.36%) Clustering
9 1 (0.36%) Statistics
9 1 (0.36%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.27%) UNIX
2 30 (10.83%) Linux
3 8 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.17%) Solaris
5 4 (1.44%) Windows
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.08%) Project Management
2 28 (10.11%) ITIL
2 28 (10.11%) PRINCE2
3 24 (8.66%) Migration
4 22 (7.94%) Service Delivery
5 20 (7.22%) Service Management
6 13 (4.69%) CRM
7 12 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 10 (3.61%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.25%) Validation
10 8 (2.89%) Business Analysis
10 8 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.89%) ERP
11 7 (2.53%) ITSM
11 7 (2.53%) Programme Management
11 7 (2.53%) Data Entry
11 7 (2.53%) Line Management
12 6 (2.17%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.19%) SQL
2 19 (6.86%) Java
3 15 (5.42%) Perl
4 11 (3.97%) C
5 6 (2.17%) C++
6 4 (1.44%) Python
7 3 (1.08%) VB
7 3 (1.08%) VBA
7 3 (1.08%) C#
7 3 (1.08%) PHP
8 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.72%) VBScript
8 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.36%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (16.97%) Degree
2 26 (9.39%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.86%) CCNP
3 19 (6.86%) CCNA
3 19 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.42%) PMI Certification
5 13 (4.69%) HND
5 13 (4.69%) PMP
6 11 (3.97%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.25%) HNC
8 8 (2.89%) CCIE
9 7 (2.53%) Sun Certification
10 6 (2.17%) SCSA
11 4 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.44%) NVQ Level 3
11 4 (1.44%) CCSP
11 4 (1.44%) CCDP
11 4 (1.44%) CISSP
12 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.86%) SLA
2 8 (2.89%) QA
3 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.08%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.72%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Firmware
2 1 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (0.36%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.72%) OpenView
2 2 (0.72%) HP NNM
2 2 (0.72%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.36%) Netcool
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.36%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 45 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.39%) Oracle
3 19 (6.86%) Cisco
4 18 (6.50%) SAP
5 16 (5.78%) Huawei
6 15 (5.42%) HP
7 11 (3.97%) Ericsson
7 11 (3.97%) TOWER Software
8 8 (2.89%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (2.53%) Nokia
10 6 (2.17%) Veritas
10 6 (2.17%) Sun
10 6 (2.17%) Juniper
11 5 (1.81%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.81%) Amdocs
11 5 (1.81%) Remedy
12 4 (1.44%) Redback
12 4 (1.44%) Radware
12 4 (1.44%) BT
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