Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 468 885 662
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.87% 21.39% 16.84%
As % of the General category 57.92% 52.03% 43.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 302 171
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £231 £276 £245
90th Percentile £568 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £406 £380
% change year-on-year -1.54% +6.91% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 10
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -19.05% +55.56%
10th Percentile £16.14 £16.25 £12.66
90th Percentile £34.43 £21.73 £58.25
South East median hourly rate £19.25 £19.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.43% -12.31% +50.00%

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 808 1,701 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 37.76% 41.11% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 679 682
Median daily rate £420 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £231 £280 £256
90th Percentile £600 £614 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 34
Median hourly rate £20.95 £21.58 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.92% -1.91% +37.50%
10th Percentile £16.18 £13.05 £12.75
90th Percentile £44.65 £49.90 £49.25
Median hourly rate £27.66 £27.08 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.14% -9.75% +33.21%

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Telecoms in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Telecoms in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Berkshire

Telecoms
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Telecoms in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 24 May 2020. 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 +4 241 £350 -12.50% 4
Newbury 0 74 £413 -10.33% 3
Slough 0 51 £423 +14.19% 4
Maidenhead -6 9 £500 +12.36% 1
Bracknell +30 1 £415 +14.48% 1
Telecoms
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 75 (16.03%) Radio Access Network
2 72 (15.38%) Project Management
3 66 (14.10%) ITIL
4 60 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (10.47%) Microsoft
7 46 (9.83%) Finance
8 44 (9.40%) Project Delivery
9 43 (9.19%) 4G
10 42 (8.97%) Migration
10 42 (8.97%) PRINCE2
11 41 (8.76%) Degree
12 40 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (8.33%) 5G
14 33 (7.05%) Fibre Optics
15 32 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (6.84%) Service Management
16 30 (6.41%) SLA
17 29 (6.20%) Cisco
18 28 (5.98%) LTE
19 27 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
19 27 (5.77%) WAN
19 27 (5.77%) Change Management
19 27 (5.77%) Management Information System
20 26 (5.56%) 3G
21 25 (5.34%) Process Management
21 25 (5.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 24 (5.13%) Billing
22 24 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
22 24 (5.13%) LAN

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 9 (1.92%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.85%) Confluence
2 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.64%) CMS
3 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.43%) SAS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (5.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.64%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.64%) Sketch
7 3 (0.64%) UXPin
8 1 (0.21%) Maya
8 1 (0.21%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (2.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.43%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.91%) Azure
2 14 (2.99%) SaaS
3 11 (2.35%) AWS
4 8 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.50%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.07%) Office 365
6 5 (1.07%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.85%) Data Lake Analytics
7 4 (0.85%) IaaS
7 4 (0.85%) PaaS
8 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.43%) GCP
8 2 (0.43%) Serverless
8 2 (0.43%) SurveyMonkey
9 1 (0.21%) Apigee
9 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.21%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.21%) Trello
9 1 (0.21%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 75 (16.03%) Radio Access Network
2 43 (9.19%) 4G
3 39 (8.33%) 5G
4 28 (5.98%) LTE
5 27 (5.77%) WAN
6 26 (5.56%) 3G
7 24 (5.13%) LAN
8 23 (4.91%) Internet
9 21 (4.49%) VoIP
10 20 (4.27%) 2G
11 19 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (3.63%) VoLTE
12 17 (3.63%) VPN
13 15 (3.21%) Broadband
13 15 (3.21%) MPLS
14 14 (2.99%) OSPF
14 14 (2.99%) Unified Communications
14 14 (2.99%) Wireless
15 13 (2.78%) BGP
15 13 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.92%) GIS
2 7 (1.50%) Big Data
2 7 (1.50%) Power BI
2 7 (1.50%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.85%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.85%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (0.85%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.64%) DB2
5 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.21%) SQLite
7 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (2.14%) JIRA
2 5 (1.07%) Selenium
2 5 (1.07%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.64%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) JMeter
5 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (9.83%) Finance
2 24 (5.13%) Billing
3 20 (4.27%) Legal
4 10 (2.14%) Mandarin Language
5 8 (1.71%) Retail
6 4 (0.85%) Law
6 4 (0.85%) Local Government
6 4 (0.85%) Marketing
7 3 (0.64%) Back Office
7 3 (0.64%) Electronics
7 3 (0.64%) German Language
7 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.64%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.21%) Environmental Health
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 59 (12.61%) Project Manager
2 56 (11.97%) Architect
3 39 (8.33%) Analyst
4 37 (7.91%) Telecoms Manager
5 35 (7.48%) Designer
6 31 (6.62%) Fibre Planner
6 31 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (5.77%) Delivery Manager
8 21 (4.49%) Consultant
9 18 (3.85%) Business Analyst
10 16 (3.42%) Developer
10 16 (3.42%) Solutions Designer
11 15 (3.21%) Programme Manager
12 14 (2.99%) Network Engineer
13 12 (2.56%) Coordinator
13 12 (2.56%) OSS Architect
13 12 (2.56%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.35%) Build Manager
14 11 (2.35%) Deployment Manager
14 11 (2.35%) Network Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.21%) XML
2 12 (2.56%) .NET
3 9 (1.92%) Node.js
3 9 (1.92%) Web Services
4 8 (1.71%) HTML
5 7 (1.50%) REST
5 7 (1.50%) RESTful
6 5 (1.07%) Ajax
6 5 (1.07%) SOAP
7 4 (0.85%) CSS
8 3 (0.64%) Middleware
9 2 (0.43%) JSON
9 2 (0.43%) LDAP
9 2 (0.43%) React
9 2 (0.43%) Velocity
9 2 (0.43%) WSDL
9 2 (0.43%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.43%) XSD
9 2 (0.43%) XSL
10 1 (0.21%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.05%) Fibre Optics
2 32 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.78%) PMI
6 11 (2.35%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.28%) Digital TV
9 5 (1.07%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.07%) User Experience
10 4 (0.85%) CCTV
11 3 (0.64%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Robotics
12 2 (0.43%) STB
12 2 (0.43%) Taxonomies
13 1 (0.21%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.21%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.21%) Windows
2 13 (2.78%) Linux
3 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.43%) Android
4 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.43%) Unix
4 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.21%) MVS
5 1 (0.21%) Solaris
5 1 (0.21%) VMS
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (15.38%) Project Management
2 66 (14.10%) ITIL
3 60 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (9.40%) Project Delivery
6 42 (8.97%) Migration
6 42 (8.97%) PRINCE2
7 40 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
8 32 (6.84%) Service Management
9 27 (5.77%) Change Management
10 25 (5.34%) Process Management
11 24 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (5.13%) ITIL V3
12 20 (4.27%) Analytics
12 20 (4.27%) Decision-Making
13 19 (4.06%) Capacity Management
14 18 (3.85%) Logistics
14 18 (3.85%) Risk Management
15 17 (3.63%) Validation
16 15 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.70%) Java
2 19 (4.06%) SQL
3 18 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.21%) Python
5 12 (2.56%) PHP
6 9 (1.92%) Perl
7 8 (1.71%) C
8 6 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.43%) C#
10 2 (0.43%) R
10 2 (0.43%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.21%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (8.76%) Degree
2 23 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.06%) PMI Certification
4 16 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.21%) CCNA
6 13 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (2.56%) CCNP
7 12 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.92%) BC Cleared
8 9 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.50%) CCIP
9 7 (1.50%) PMP
10 6 (1.28%) CISSP
10 6 (1.28%) HNC
11 5 (1.07%) CCDP
11 5 (1.07%) CISM
11 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.41%) SLA
2 22 (4.70%) QA
3 12 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.56%) PMO
4 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) NIST
6 1 (0.21%) COSO
6 1 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.07%) Docker
1 5 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (1.07%) VMware NSX
2 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.64%) KVM
4 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.21%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.21%) vCloud
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.71%) Ansible
2 5 (1.07%) Netcool
2 5 (1.07%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 4 (0.85%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.85%) Puppet
4 3 (0.64%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (0.64%) Cobbler
4 3 (0.64%) Icinga
4 3 (0.64%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.64%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.43%) SCCM
5 2 (0.43%) Terraform
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.21%) Istio
6 1 (0.21%) OpenView
6 1 (0.21%) OPNET
6 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.20%) Cisco
3 23 (4.91%) Remedy
4 19 (4.06%) Oracle
5 18 (3.85%) Huawei
5 18 (3.85%) Juniper
6 14 (2.99%) Ericsson
7 13 (2.78%) BMC
8 12 (2.56%) Nokia
9 11 (2.35%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.14%) Siebel
11 9 (1.92%) AppDynamics
11 9 (1.92%) Samsung
12 8 (1.71%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.71%) ComArch
12 8 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.71%) SAP
12 8 (1.71%) VMware
13 6 (1.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 5 (1.07%) IBM