Hays Telecoms reports that employers are seeking specialist telecoms
on: April 22, 2009, 3:56 am
Author: Hays Plc.
Telecoms has reported that employers are seeking specialist telecoms
talent, with business and core networks, content and media, mobile
and wireless, all experiencing steady recruitment activity.
on the list of desirable skills is the demand for individuals
with experience of transmission, provisioning and planning of
skills and advanced technologies are being used to streamline
networks and follow best practice in and around transmission of
the data to make networks more productive," commented Lee
Chant, Managing Director at Hays Telecoms. The key skill sets
that employers are looking for in networks
jobs are engineering based; knowledge of products such as
LAN, WAN, Cisco and Juniper are particularly sought after while
other networks (Extreme, 3Com etc) and infrastructure skills (Cat5,
Cat6) are also currently sought after.
is also a requirement for internal network
security jobs within companies and their Firewalls. Companies
are looking at their present networks to ensure they are accurately
mapped - central to this enhancement is fibre optimisation and
the design of the most efficient circuits to execute customer
requirements and service. "Network optimisation is very much
a buzz phrase around the industry at the moment," noted Lee.
activity for core network jobs is also remaining resilient, as
many companies seek to win provisioning, transmission and design
work. The current economic conditions have also provided a good
opportunity for companies to complete their design and network
planning, which has led to equipment upgrades and work around
network efficiencies. This has fuelled demand for specialists
with experience of Juniper, Cisco, Huawei, Ciena, and more driving
environments such as IP, MPLS, VPLS, ATM, Frame Relay, SDH, PDH
and DWDM. "Other buoyant skill sets include TDM, VoIP, SIP,
H.323, IMS, Intelligent Networks, CPE, Ethernet and Dark Fibre,"
to the core networks is the content and media side of telecoms.
The race is on for companies to corner the market in the 'quad
play' arena, namely providing the 'four in one' home broadband,
TV, telephone and mobile services. Investment in research and
development has generated mobile and wireless telecoms
jobs, as companies strive to gain a comparative advantage
over their competitors. Mobile applications, mobile content, Symbian,
J2ME, Multimedia, Broadcast, IPTV, VoD, DTV,H - DAM, EPG, Triple/quad
Play are all desired skills.
the sale of mobile handsets has slowed, companies are looking
to invest in product development, such as mobile TV applications,"
area of growth is the field of technology to support collaboration,
video-conferencing and web-conferencing. Knowledge of Cisco and
Tandberg are proving to be the most in demand skills, as well
as general IP networking experience relating to conference bridges.
Employers are looking for professionals with web-based video conferencing
experience, using sophisticated Telepresence technology. "The
advantage of these products is that they save money and are environmentally
friendly," concluded Lee.
Hays Telecoms is part of Hays plc and specialises in a wide range
of telecoms roles from convergence
jobs to jobs
in broadband. Hays is market leader in the UK and Australia,
and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. The Group
employs 8,294 staff operating from 380 offices in 28 countries
across 17 specialisms.
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