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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Telecommunications (Telecoms)
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 153 178 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.99% 17.43% 23.86%
As % of the General category 53.68% 41.88% 50.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 57
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +958.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.91 £17.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+59.48% -40.67%
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
285 425 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.91% 41.63% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 182 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £169 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +7.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 64 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 58 (20.14%) 3G
3 57 (19.79%) Degree
4 51 (17.71%) Project Management
5 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
6 48 (16.67%) 4G
7 41 (14.24%) LTE
8 40 (13.89%) Radio Access Network
9 36 (12.50%) MS Office
9 36 (12.50%) 2G
9 36 (12.50%) Finance
10 35 (12.15%) PRINCE2
11 31 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
12 30 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (10.07%) ITIL
14 26 (9.03%) UNIX
15 24 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (7.99%) SQL
17 20 (6.94%) Linux
17 20 (6.94%) Cisco
18 19 (6.60%) Service Delivery
18 19 (6.60%) Huawei
19 18 (6.25%) PMI Certification
20 17 (5.90%) Ericsson
20 17 (5.90%) MS Project
21 16 (5.56%) CCNP
22 15 (5.21%) PMP
22 15 (5.21%) SAP
22 15 (5.21%) GSM
22 15 (5.21%) SDH

Telecoms
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.04%) CMS
2 3 (1.04%) MS Project Server
2 3 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (1.04%) Lync
3 1 (0.35%) Node.js
3 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.35%) JCAPS
Applications
1 64 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 36 (12.50%) MS Office
3 31 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (5.90%) MS Project
5 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.04%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.08%) SaaS
2 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.14%) 3G
2 48 (16.67%) 4G
3 41 (14.24%) LTE
4 40 (13.89%) Radio Access Network
5 36 (12.50%) 2G
6 15 (5.21%) Ethernet
6 15 (5.21%) GSM
6 15 (5.21%) SDH
7 13 (4.51%) VoIP
8 11 (3.82%) 3GPP
8 11 (3.82%) DNS
9 10 (3.47%) IPsec
10 9 (3.13%) Firewall
10 9 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.13%) VoLTE
11 8 (2.78%) Wireless
11 8 (2.78%) RNC
11 8 (2.78%) ATM
11 8 (2.78%) Broadband
11 8 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.43%) MS Access
2 3 (1.04%) QlikView
3 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (1.04%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Selenium
2 1 (0.35%) MSTest
2 1 (0.35%) NUnit
General
1 36 (12.50%) Finance
2 14 (4.86%) Marketing
3 9 (3.13%) Legal
3 9 (3.13%) Banking
4 8 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.74%) Electronics
6 4 (1.39%) Billing
7 3 (1.04%) German Language
8 2 (0.69%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.69%) Retail
8 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.69%) Law
8 2 (0.69%) Front Office
8 2 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (10.07%) Project Manager
2 20 (6.94%) Analyst
3 19 (6.60%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 17 (5.90%) Coordinator
4 17 (5.90%) Architect
5 16 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 16 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 11 (3.82%) Project Coordinator
6 11 (3.82%) Test Engineer
7 10 (3.47%) Consultant
7 10 (3.47%) Administrator
8 9 (3.13%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.78%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (1.74%) Developer
11 5 (1.74%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (1.74%) Customer Engineer
11 5 (1.74%) Network Engineer
11 5 (1.74%) Bid Manager
11 5 (1.74%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.47%) XML
2 5 (1.74%) HTML
2 5 (1.74%) SOAP
3 2 (0.69%) Web Services
3 2 (0.69%) CSS
3 2 (0.69%) XHTML
3 2 (0.69%) OLE
3 2 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.35%) HTML5
4 1 (0.35%) REST
4 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.35%) JSON
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.74%) IPTV
5 4 (1.39%) Replication
5 4 (1.39%) PKI
5 4 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.04%) PMI
7 2 (0.69%) DTV
7 2 (0.69%) GIS
7 2 (0.69%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (0.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.35%) CMDB
8 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.35%) Social Media
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.03%) UNIX
2 20 (6.94%) Linux
3 10 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.13%) Solaris
5 2 (0.69%) Windows
5 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.71%) Project Management
2 35 (12.15%) PRINCE2
3 29 (10.07%) ITIL
4 19 (6.60%) Service Delivery
5 15 (5.21%) Migration
6 12 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (3.82%) Data Entry
7 11 (3.82%) Service Management
8 10 (3.47%) Validation
9 9 (3.13%) CRM
10 7 (2.43%) ERP
10 7 (2.43%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.43%) Risk Analysis
11 6 (2.08%) Time Management
11 6 (2.08%) Financial Modelling
11 6 (2.08%) Risk Management
11 6 (2.08%) Workflow
12 5 (1.74%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.99%) SQL
2 9 (3.13%) Perl
3 5 (1.74%) Java
4 3 (1.04%) C
4 3 (1.04%) VBA
5 2 (0.69%) VBScript
5 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.35%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) VB
6 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (19.79%) Degree
2 24 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 16 (5.56%) CCNP
5 15 (5.21%) PMP
6 14 (4.86%) CCNA
6 14 (4.86%) Security Cleared
7 13 (4.51%) HND
8 8 (2.78%) CCIE
8 8 (2.78%) HNC
9 6 (2.08%) CISSP
9 6 (2.08%) NVQ Level 3
10 5 (1.74%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.39%) CCSP
11 4 (1.39%) CCDP
12 3 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.47%) SLA
2 9 (3.13%) QA
3 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.04%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.35%) Xen
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas File System
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.35%) NFS
2 1 (0.35%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.74%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.69%) Netcool
3 2 (0.69%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) OpenView
4 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.94%) Cisco
3 19 (6.60%) Huawei
4 17 (5.90%) Ericsson
5 15 (5.21%) SAP
6 14 (4.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 12 (4.17%) HP
8 11 (3.82%) Oracle
9 10 (3.47%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.13%) Nokia
11 7 (2.43%) TOWER Software
12 6 (2.08%) Juniper
13 5 (1.74%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.74%) Amdocs
14 4 (1.39%) Redback
14 4 (1.39%) Remedy
14 4 (1.39%) Radware
14 4 (1.39%) Avaya
14 4 (1.39%) Veritas
15 3 (1.04%) BMC
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