The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Telecoms in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Telecoms over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Telecoms 111 125 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.89% 12.36% 15.02%
As % of the General category 39.08% 35.21% 53.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 36
Median daily rate £408 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £235 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £44.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -70.45% +69.23%  

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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 284 355 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 43.23% 35.11% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 152 114
Median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -18.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Telecoms
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telecoms in Reading

Telecoms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telecoms in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telecoms in Reading

Telecoms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telecoms in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for Telecoms.

1 87 (35.95%) Microsoft
2 76 (31.40%) Project Management
3 74 (30.58%) MS Excel
4 68 (28.10%) ITIL
5 60 (24.79%) PRINCE2
6 52 (21.49%) MS Project
7 51 (21.07%) ITIL V3
8 50 (20.66%) LTE
9 49 (20.25%) Remedy
10 46 (19.01%) Management Information System
11 42 (17.36%) VoLTE
12 41 (16.94%) Cisco
13 40 (16.53%) Ericsson
14 35 (14.46%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (14.05%) Finance
16 31 (12.81%) Unified Communications
16 31 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (11.98%) Degree
18 28 (11.57%) CCNP
19 27 (11.16%) VoIP
20 26 (10.74%) MS Office
21 24 (9.92%) Cisco CUCM
22 23 (9.50%) CCNA
23 22 (9.09%) Marketing
24 20 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
24 20 (8.26%) Migration
25 19 (7.85%) Billing
26 18 (7.44%) CRM
26 18 (7.44%) MS PowerPoint
27 17 (7.02%) Cisco UCCE

Telecoms
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.41%) Apache
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 74 (30.58%) MS Excel
2 52 (21.49%) MS Project
3 26 (10.74%) MS Office
4 18 (7.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.65%) Maya
7 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) HFM
3 1 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (20.66%) LTE
2 42 (17.36%) VoLTE
3 35 (14.46%) Wi-Fi
4 31 (12.81%) Unified Communications
5 27 (11.16%) VoIP
6 17 (7.02%) 3G
6 17 (7.02%) 4G
7 15 (6.20%) Radio Access Network
8 11 (4.55%) 2G
9 10 (4.13%) CTI
10 8 (3.31%) GSM
10 8 (3.31%) PBX
10 8 (3.31%) PSTN
11 7 (2.89%) Firewall
11 7 (2.89%) UMTS
11 7 (2.89%) VPN
12 6 (2.48%) Internet
13 5 (2.07%) MGW
13 5 (2.07%) SNMP
13 5 (2.07%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.31%) Big Data
2 6 (2.48%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.65%) HBase
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.41%) DataStax
6 1 (0.41%) Essbase
6 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.41%) MS Access
6 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.41%) Power BI
6 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) JIRA
2 2 (0.83%) Android Studio
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.83%) Xcode
3 1 (0.41%) Appium
3 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.41%) JMeter
3 1 (0.41%) JUnit
3 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.41%) Maven
3 1 (0.41%) Selenium
3 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.41%) Subversion
3 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (14.05%) Finance
2 22 (9.09%) Marketing
3 19 (7.85%) Billing
4 13 (5.37%) Mandarin Language
5 7 (2.89%) Electronics
6 6 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.48%) Retail
6 6 (2.48%) Spanish Language
7 5 (2.07%) Legal
8 4 (1.65%) Banking
9 3 (1.24%) Advertising
9 3 (1.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (24.79%) Project Manager
2 34 (14.05%) Voice Project Manager
3 26 (10.74%) Network Engineer
4 16 (6.61%) Administrator
5 15 (6.20%) Telecoms Manager
6 14 (5.79%) Architect
7 13 (5.37%) Analyst
7 13 (5.37%) Consultant
7 13 (5.37%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 11 (4.55%) Network Manager
9 10 (4.13%) Core Network Project Manager
9 10 (4.13%) Design Engineer
9 10 (4.13%) Network Project Manager
9 10 (4.13%) Project Assistant
10 8 (3.31%) Developer
10 8 (3.31%) Incident Manager
10 8 (3.31%) Marketing Manager
10 8 (3.31%) Project Administrator
10 8 (3.31%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.31%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.65%) SOAP
2 3 (1.24%) .NET
3 2 (0.83%) CORBA
3 2 (0.83%) XML
4 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.41%) Kafka
4 1 (0.41%) Middleware
4 1 (0.41%) REST
4 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.41%) SPML
4 1 (0.41%) Spring
4 1 (0.41%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.01%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.55%) IVR
4 4 (1.65%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.83%) CMDB
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.83%) Internet of Things
5 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.83%) PMI
5 2 (0.83%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Replication
6 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.31%) Linux
2 7 (2.89%) Windows
3 6 (2.48%) Unix
4 3 (1.24%) Android
5 2 (0.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.40%) Project Management
2 68 (28.10%) ITIL
3 60 (24.79%) PRINCE2
4 51 (21.07%) ITIL V3
5 20 (8.26%) Migration
6 18 (7.44%) CRM
7 15 (6.20%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (5.79%) Analytics
8 14 (5.79%) Change Management
9 13 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.37%) Network Design
9 13 (5.37%) Programme Management
10 11 (4.55%) Presales
11 10 (4.13%) Business Analysis
11 10 (4.13%) High Availability
12 9 (3.72%) Business Development
12 9 (3.72%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (3.72%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (3.31%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.96%) Java
2 9 (3.72%) SQL
3 4 (1.65%) Python
3 4 (1.65%) Scala
3 4 (1.65%) VBA
4 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.83%) Apple Swift
5 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.83%) Perl
5 2 (0.83%) Ruby
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) Go
6 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (11.98%) Degree
3 28 (11.57%) CCNP
4 23 (9.50%) CCNA
5 16 (6.61%) CCIE
6 10 (4.13%) HND
7 7 (2.89%) MBA
8 6 (2.48%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.48%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.07%) ECDL
10 4 (1.65%) HNC
10 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.24%) CIPD
12 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.83%) MCSA
12 2 (0.83%) MCSE
12 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.83%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) PMO
3 2 (0.83%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) GAAP
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) HDFS
2 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (9.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (7.02%) Cisco UCCE
3 13 (5.37%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.83%) Nagios
5 1 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.41%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 87 (35.95%) Microsoft
2 49 (20.25%) Remedy
3 41 (16.94%) Cisco
4 40 (16.53%) Ericsson
5 15 (6.20%) Oracle
6 14 (5.79%) SAP
7 13 (5.37%) Huawei
8 9 (3.72%) HP
8 9 (3.72%) IBM
9 8 (3.31%) Nokia
10 7 (2.89%) Google
11 4 (1.65%) Juniper
12 3 (1.24%) Adobe
12 3 (1.24%) Apple
12 3 (1.24%) Sun
13 2 (0.83%) Citrix
13 2 (0.83%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.83%) Veritas
13 2 (0.83%) VMware
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