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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 364 442 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.10% 17.74% 24.49%
As % of the General category 45.11% 44.83% 60.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 148 282
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.66% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £55.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.45% +400.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £44.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -67.72% +193.33%  

Telecoms is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 807 986 1166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 42.34% 39.58% 40.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 422 536
Median daily rate £423 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.29 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £47.70 £30.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +14.28%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Telecoms as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 106 £381 -3.17% 6
Newbury 0 34 £375 -6.25% 7
Maidenhead 0 30 £500 -3.38%
Slough -2 18 £350 -22.22% 2
Bracknell -9 14 £229 -29.56% 1
Wokingham +4 3 - -
Telecoms
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Telecoms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 128 (18.66%) Project Management
2 117 (17.06%) Finance
3 110 (16.03%) Microsoft
4 104 (15.16%) ITIL
5 87 (12.68%) PRINCE2
6 78 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (10.79%) Microsoft Excel
7 74 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (10.64%) Cisco
8 73 (10.64%) LTE
9 67 (9.77%) Degree
10 61 (8.89%) Microsoft Project
11 58 (8.45%) Remedy
12 55 (8.02%) Management Information System
13 54 (7.87%) 3G
13 54 (7.87%) ITIL V3
14 53 (7.73%) Marketing
15 50 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
15 50 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
15 50 (7.29%) 4G
15 50 (7.29%) VoLTE
16 49 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (6.56%) Programme Management
18 44 (6.41%) Ericsson
19 42 (6.12%) CCNP
19 42 (6.12%) Oracle
20 40 (5.83%) Linux
20 40 (5.83%) Retail
20 40 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
21 39 (5.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 26 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.17%) SAS
3 6 (0.87%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.73%) Apache
5 4 (0.58%) MS Project Server
5 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.44%) IIS
7 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.29%) Jetty
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.15%) Smallworld
Applications
1 74 (10.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (8.89%) Microsoft Project
3 50 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
4 39 (5.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (2.62%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.44%) Maya
8 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.29%) SPSS
9 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.15%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 19 (2.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
6 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.15%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.58%) Office 365
5 3 (0.44%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.64%) LTE
2 54 (7.87%) 3G
3 50 (7.29%) 4G
3 50 (7.29%) VoLTE
4 34 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
5 31 (4.52%) Radio Access Network
6 29 (4.23%) VoIP
7 28 (4.08%) Internet
7 28 (4.08%) VPN
8 26 (3.79%) TCP/IP
9 25 (3.64%) LAN
9 25 (3.64%) MPLS
10 24 (3.50%) BGP
10 24 (3.50%) Unified Communications
11 23 (3.35%) 2G
12 21 (3.06%) Broadband
13 20 (2.92%) OSPF
13 20 (2.92%) SNMP
14 19 (2.77%) Firewall
14 19 (2.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.48%) Big Data
1 17 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.73%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.58%) MS Access
5 4 (0.58%) MySQL
5 4 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.44%) GIS
6 3 (0.44%) HBase
6 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.29%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.29%) Power BI
7 2 (0.29%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Android Studio
1 6 (0.87%) Xcode
2 4 (0.58%) JIRA
2 4 (0.58%) Maven
3 3 (0.44%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.44%) JMeter
3 3 (0.44%) Selenium
4 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.29%) JUnit
4 2 (0.29%) ProC
4 2 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Appium
5 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 117 (17.06%) Finance
2 53 (7.73%) Marketing
3 40 (5.83%) Retail
4 28 (4.08%) Billing
5 23 (3.35%) Electronics
6 22 (3.21%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.62%) Mandarin Language
8 15 (2.19%) Legal
9 9 (1.31%) Banking
10 7 (1.02%) Advertising
10 7 (1.02%) Back Office
10 7 (1.02%) Law
11 5 (0.73%) Publishing
11 5 (0.73%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (11.66%) Project Manager
2 75 (10.93%) Analyst
3 53 (7.73%) Architect
4 46 (6.71%) Network Engineer
5 36 (5.25%) Consultant
6 31 (4.52%) Telecoms Manager
6 31 (4.52%) Voice Project Manager
7 25 (3.64%) Designer
8 24 (3.50%) Administrator
9 21 (3.06%) Coordinator
9 21 (3.06%) Service Manager
9 21 (3.06%) Telecoms Analyst
10 19 (2.77%) Design Engineer
10 19 (2.77%) Developer
11 18 (2.62%) Business Analyst
12 17 (2.48%) Delivery Manager
13 15 (2.19%) Test Engineer
13 15 (2.19%) UX Designer
14 13 (1.90%) Project Assistant
14 13 (1.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.90%) Middleware
1 13 (1.90%) SOAP
2 8 (1.17%) .NET
2 8 (1.17%) Web Services
3 7 (1.02%) CSS
3 7 (1.02%) HTML
3 7 (1.02%) REST
4 5 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (0.58%) SPML
6 3 (0.44%) CORBA
6 3 (0.44%) J2EE
6 3 (0.44%) Java EE
6 3 (0.44%) LAMP
6 3 (0.44%) XML
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (0.29%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.29%) HTML5
7 2 (0.29%) jQuery
7 2 (0.29%) RESTful
8 1 (0.15%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (8.02%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.50%) User Experience
4 17 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.75%) IVR
6 10 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.17%) PMI
7 8 (1.17%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.02%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.87%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.73%) Internet of Things
10 5 (0.73%) IPTV
10 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.73%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.58%) Machine to Machine
11 4 (0.58%) STB
12 3 (0.44%) CMDB
12 3 (0.44%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.44%) Over-the-Top Content
12 3 (0.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (5.83%) Linux
2 26 (3.79%) Windows
3 23 (3.35%) Unix
4 9 (1.31%) Android
5 8 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.87%) Solaris
7 4 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.29%) CentOS
8 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (18.66%) Project Management
2 104 (15.16%) ITIL
3 87 (12.68%) PRINCE2
4 74 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (7.87%) ITIL V3
6 49 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (6.56%) Programme Management
8 40 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 39 (5.69%) Migration
10 38 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (5.54%) Change Management
11 34 (4.96%) Business Transformation
11 34 (4.96%) Service Management
12 31 (4.52%) CRM
13 28 (4.08%) Business Analysis
13 28 (4.08%) Network Design
13 28 (4.08%) Process Improvement
14 26 (3.79%) Coaching
14 26 (3.79%) Customer Requirements
15 24 (3.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.66%) SQL
2 28 (4.08%) Java
3 14 (2.04%) Perl
4 13 (1.90%) Python
5 10 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.17%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.02%) C
8 6 (0.87%) PHP
9 5 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.58%) Ruby
10 4 (0.58%) VBA
11 3 (0.44%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.44%) Scala
12 2 (0.29%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.29%) C#
12 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.29%) R
13 1 (0.15%) C++
13 1 (0.15%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 67 (9.77%) Degree
2 50 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (6.12%) CCNP
4 39 (5.69%) CCNA
5 22 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.62%) CIPD
7 17 (2.48%) SC Cleared
8 16 (2.33%) PMI Certification
9 15 (2.19%) CCIE
10 11 (1.60%) APMP
10 11 (1.60%) HND
11 10 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.17%) MBA
13 7 (1.02%) CCIP
13 7 (1.02%) CISM
13 7 (1.02%) CISSP
13 7 (1.02%) PMP
14 5 (0.73%) ACCA
14 5 (0.73%) HNC
14 5 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.10%) SLA
2 30 (4.37%) PMO
3 10 (1.46%) P3O
4 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.87%) QA
5 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.44%) COBIT
6 3 (0.44%) NEBOSH
7 2 (0.29%) GAAP
7 2 (0.29%) IFRS
7 2 (0.29%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.44%) Docker
5 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.29%) NFS
5 2 (0.29%) Samba
5 2 (0.29%) Squid
5 2 (0.29%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (1.31%) Nagios
5 3 (0.44%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (0.44%) Ansible
6 2 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.29%) MOM
7 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.15%) Netcool
7 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.15%) OpenView
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
7 1 (0.15%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 110 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.64%) Cisco
3 58 (8.45%) Remedy
4 44 (6.41%) Ericsson
5 42 (6.12%) Oracle
6 31 (4.52%) SAP
7 29 (4.23%) Huawei
8 20 (2.92%) Juniper
9 16 (2.33%) HP
9 16 (2.33%) IBM
10 15 (2.19%) EXTOL
10 15 (2.19%) Nokia
11 13 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
11 13 (1.90%) VMware
12 12 (1.75%) TIBCO
13 10 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.31%) Citrix
15 8 (1.17%) Progress
16 7 (1.02%) Apple
16 7 (1.02%) Nokia Networks
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