Period
to 17 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Telecommunications
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 957 724 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.67% 18.26% 17.58%
As % of the General category 54.69% 45.36% 40.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 168 177
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £300 £205 £250
90th Percentile £594 £538 £524
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £372
% change year-on-year +3.13% +7.53% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +48.15% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £18.75 £30.50 £32.54
South East median hourly rate £19.73 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -12.31% +30.43% -46.92%

Telecoms is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,750 1,596 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 41.45% 40.25% 43.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 653 686
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £250
90th Percentile £618 £572 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £423
% change year-on-year +4.05% +2.37% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 40 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.33 £25.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.35% +70.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £13.04 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.08 £34.80
South East median hourly rate £36.75 £31.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.55% +55.00% -10.51%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Telecoms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telecoms within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 217 £400 - 17
Newbury 0 128 £450 +5.88% 17
Slough +2 95 £400 +7.38% 5
Maidenhead +1 92 £445 +27.14% 2
Bracknell -18 6 £361 +44.50% 1
Wokingham -2 1 £363 -3.33%
Telecoms
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 213 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (15.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (11.60%) Project Management
4 100 (10.45%) Finance
5 99 (10.34%) ITIL
6 93 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 91 (9.51%) Microsoft Excel
7 91 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (8.57%) 4G
9 79 (8.25%) SQL
9 79 (8.25%) Radio Access Network
10 74 (7.73%) Migration
11 73 (7.63%) Oracle
12 71 (7.42%) Java
13 67 (7.00%) Change Management
13 67 (7.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 62 (6.48%) Cisco
15 61 (6.37%) Billing
16 59 (6.17%) Service Management
17 58 (6.06%) 3G
17 58 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
18 56 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
19 55 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
20 54 (5.64%) Web Services
20 54 (5.64%) PMI Certification
20 54 (5.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 53 (5.54%) Analytics
22 52 (5.43%) DevOps
22 52 (5.43%) Microsoft
23 51 (5.33%) SLA

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (2.40%) WebLogic
2 20 (2.09%) Confluence
3 12 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.04%) Apache
4 10 (1.04%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.84%) iPlanet
7 6 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.42%) CMS
9 4 (0.42%) SAS
9 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.31%) Liferay
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.10%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.10%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 91 (9.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (5.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 38 (3.97%) MS Visio
4 32 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.67%) Sketch
7 12 (1.25%) InVision
7 12 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.73%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.10%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.10%) Notepad++
11 1 (0.10%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (2.72%) CSG Singleview
2 19 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.03%) SaaS
4 25 (2.61%) IaaS
5 18 (1.88%) PaaS
6 11 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.04%) IBM Blueworks
7 10 (1.04%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.94%) Apigee
8 9 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.84%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.73%) Serverless
11 6 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
14 3 (0.31%) Office 365
14 3 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 82 (8.57%) 4G
2 79 (8.25%) Radio Access Network
3 58 (6.06%) 3G
4 51 (5.33%) 2G
5 40 (4.18%) 5G
5 40 (4.18%) WAN
6 34 (3.55%) MPLS
7 30 (3.13%) Internet
8 29 (3.03%) Firewall
8 29 (3.03%) VPN
9 24 (2.51%) Network Security
10 23 (2.40%) LAN
11 22 (2.30%) DNS
11 22 (2.30%) VoIP
12 21 (2.19%) BGP
12 21 (2.19%) Wireless
13 20 (2.09%) TCP/IP
14 19 (1.99%) Ethernet
15 16 (1.67%) OSPF
16 15 (1.57%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.24%) Big Data
2 16 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (0.94%) SQL Server
7 8 (0.84%) Power BI
8 7 (0.73%) Pentaho
8 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.63%) MySQL
10 5 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.52%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.42%) DB2
12 3 (0.31%) HBase
12 3 (0.31%) MS Access
12 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.31%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 51 (5.33%) JIRA
2 10 (1.04%) Eclipse
3 9 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.52%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.42%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.42%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.31%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.31%) JMeter
8 3 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.31%) Mocha
8 3 (0.31%) Selenium
8 3 (0.31%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.31%) webpack
9 2 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.21%) Subversion
10 1 (0.10%) Maven
General
1 100 (10.45%) Finance
2 61 (6.37%) Billing
3 51 (5.33%) Marketing
4 43 (4.49%) Legal
5 33 (3.45%) Retail
6 12 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.15%) Banking
7 11 (1.15%) Mandarin Language
8 10 (1.04%) Electronics
8 10 (1.04%) Law
9 5 (0.52%) Back Office
9 5 (0.52%) Digital Economy
9 5 (0.52%) French Language
10 3 (0.31%) Front Office
10 3 (0.31%) German Language
11 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.10%) Games
12 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 167 (17.45%) Architect
2 96 (10.03%) Analyst
3 84 (8.78%) Designer
4 81 (8.46%) Project Manager
5 50 (5.22%) Telecoms Manager
6 42 (4.39%) Consultant
7 36 (3.76%) Delivery Manager
8 34 (3.55%) Network Engineer
9 32 (3.34%) Business Analyst
10 31 (3.24%) Solutions Designer
11 30 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (2.61%) Developer
13 24 (2.51%) Programme Manager
14 23 (2.40%) Telecoms Analyst
15 22 (2.30%) Coordinator
16 21 (2.19%) Data Architect
16 21 (2.19%) Service Manager
17 18 (1.88%) Network Architect
18 17 (1.78%) Network Manager
18 17 (1.78%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (5.64%) Web Services
2 24 (2.51%) JMS
3 22 (2.30%) J2EE
4 18 (1.88%) XML
5 16 (1.67%) HTML
6 14 (1.46%) Swagger
7 13 (1.36%) Node.js
8 12 (1.25%) CSS
8 12 (1.25%) REST
9 11 (1.15%) Middleware
9 11 (1.15%) SOAP
9 11 (1.15%) XSD
10 10 (1.04%) JSON
10 10 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
10 10 (1.04%) XSL
11 9 (0.94%) .NET
12 8 (0.84%) Apache Commons
12 8 (0.84%) JDBC
12 8 (0.84%) JSP
12 8 (0.84%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.33%) PMI
3 32 (3.34%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.03%) User Experience
5 28 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.15%) TM Forum
9 11 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.04%) CMDB
11 9 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.63%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.63%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.52%) Taxonomies
16 4 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.42%) NGOSS
17 3 (0.31%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.18%) Linux
2 28 (2.93%) Unix
3 22 (2.30%) Windows
4 9 (0.94%) Android
4 9 (0.94%) Apple iOS
4 9 (0.94%) Solaris
5 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.10%) uClinux
7 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (15.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (11.60%) Project Management
4 99 (10.34%) ITIL
5 93 (9.72%) PRINCE2
6 74 (7.73%) Migration
7 67 (7.00%) Change Management
7 67 (7.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 59 (6.17%) Service Management
9 58 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
10 55 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (5.54%) Analytics
12 52 (5.43%) DevOps
13 48 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
13 48 (5.02%) Programme Management
14 47 (4.91%) Service Delivery
15 44 (4.60%) Scrum
16 40 (4.18%) Commercial Awareness
17 37 (3.87%) Data Modelling
18 34 (3.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 79 (8.25%) SQL
2 71 (7.42%) Java
3 47 (4.91%) PL/SQL
4 34 (3.55%) Python
5 26 (2.72%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.78%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.25%) C
8 11 (1.15%) PHP
9 10 (1.04%) XPath
9 10 (1.04%) XQuery
10 7 (0.73%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.42%) Perl
13 4 (0.42%) VBA
14 3 (0.31%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.31%) C#
14 3 (0.31%) R
15 2 (0.21%) C++
15 2 (0.21%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 56 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (5.64%) PMI Certification
3 50 (5.22%) Degree
4 37 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 30 (3.13%) CCNP
6 28 (2.93%) Security Cleared
7 27 (2.82%) CCIE
8 23 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 18 (1.88%) CCNA
9 18 (1.88%) TOGAF Certification
10 17 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.67%) CISSP
12 13 (1.36%) CISM
13 11 (1.15%) CRISC
14 9 (0.94%) CIPD
14 9 (0.94%) PMP
15 7 (0.73%) ISEB
16 6 (0.63%) ACCA
16 6 (0.63%) CCIP
16 6 (0.63%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.33%) SLA
2 39 (4.08%) QA
3 35 (3.66%) PMO
4 16 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.25%) GDPR
6 12 (1.25%) NIST
7 9 (0.94%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.31%) COBIT
8 3 (0.31%) IFRS
8 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.10%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (1.25%) Docker
2 9 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.31%) Firmware
5 2 (0.21%) HDFS
5 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.10%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.10%) KVM
6 1 (0.10%) NFS
6 1 (0.10%) Postfix
6 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.10%) vCloud
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (3.76%) Amdocs OSS
2 17 (1.78%) Ansible
3 11 (1.15%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.04%) Terraform
5 4 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.21%) Oozie
6 2 (0.21%) Puppet
7 1 (0.10%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.10%) Grafana
7 1 (0.10%) Graphite
7 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.10%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.10%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.10%) vRealize
7 1 (0.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 73 (7.63%) Oracle
2 62 (6.48%) Cisco
3 52 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 43 (4.49%) Remedy
5 40 (4.18%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (4.08%) Cramer
7 36 (3.76%) Nokia
8 26 (2.72%) Juniper
9 24 (2.51%) BMC
10 19 (1.99%) Huawei
11 16 (1.67%) Adobe
12 15 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.57%) TIBCO
13 14 (1.46%) Ericsson
13 14 (1.46%) IBM
14 13 (1.36%) SAP
15 12 (1.25%) VMware
16 11 (1.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 10 (1.04%) CheckPoint
17 10 (1.04%) HP