The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 29 52 18
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -34
Contract jobs citing 3G 145 82 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.13% 3.01% 7.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.22% 12.91% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £194 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £425 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £290
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -21.42%
3G
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
717 635 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.36% 23.34% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 232 209
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G across the Berkshire region.

3G Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3G
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +18 33 £270 -
Reading +4 30 £313 +12.61% 13
Slough +4 12 £208 +23.88% 4
Bracknell +4 4 £263 - 1
Maidenhead -5 4 £363 +22.88%
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 3G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3G.

1 195 (70.40%) Telecoms
2 183 (66.06%) 4G
3 165 (59.57%) 2G
4 130 (46.93%) LTE
5 120 (43.32%) Radio Access Network
6 53 (19.13%) GSM
7 45 (16.25%) Ericsson
8 43 (15.52%) Wireless
9 38 (13.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 28 (10.11%) Network Planning
10 28 (10.11%) Nokia
10 28 (10.11%) SS7
11 27 (9.75%) RNC
12 26 (9.39%) Degree
13 24 (8.66%) Cramer
13 24 (8.66%) DNS
14 23 (8.30%) VoLTE
15 22 (7.94%) 3GPP
15 22 (7.94%) UMTS
15 22 (7.94%) SLA
15 22 (7.94%) UNIX
15 22 (7.94%) Linux
15 22 (7.94%) SIGTRAN
16 21 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
16 21 (7.58%) TCP/IP
16 21 (7.58%) Project Management
17 20 (7.22%) NSN NetAct
18 19 (6.86%) Validation
18 19 (6.86%) MS Excel
18 19 (6.86%) Analytical Skills

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 3G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.97%) MS Office
3 5 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.36%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 183 (66.06%) 4G
2 165 (59.57%) 2G
3 130 (46.93%) LTE
4 120 (43.32%) Radio Access Network
5 53 (19.13%) GSM
6 43 (15.52%) Wireless
7 28 (10.11%) SS7
8 27 (9.75%) RNC
9 24 (8.66%) DNS
10 23 (8.30%) VoLTE
11 22 (7.94%) 3GPP
11 22 (7.94%) UMTS
11 22 (7.94%) SIGTRAN
12 21 (7.58%) TCP/IP
13 17 (6.14%) SGSN
14 16 (5.78%) ATM
14 16 (5.78%) Wireshark
15 15 (5.42%) Ethernet
15 15 (5.42%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (5.05%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) LabVIEW
General
1 195 (70.40%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.14%) Billing
3 14 (5.05%) Finance
4 9 (3.25%) Electronics
5 6 (2.17%) Back Office
6 5 (1.81%) Retail
7 3 (1.08%) Legal
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (13.72%) Test Engineer
2 24 (8.66%) Delivery Manager
2 24 (8.66%) Integration Engineer
3 20 (7.22%) RAN Engineer
4 15 (5.42%) Design Engineer
4 15 (5.42%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.05%) Network Planner
6 12 (4.33%) Radio Engineer
6 12 (4.33%) Voice Engineer
7 11 (3.97%) Tester
7 11 (3.97%) Architect
8 9 (3.25%) Coordinator
9 8 (2.89%) Delivery Project Manager
9 8 (2.89%) Support Engineer
9 8 (2.89%) Service Manager
9 8 (2.89%) Services Delivery Manager
9 8 (2.89%) Wireless Engineer
10 7 (2.53%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.17%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.53%) XML
2 5 (1.81%) SOAP
3 2 (0.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.61%) Replication
2 10 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.17%) PKI
4 4 (1.44%) Economics
5 3 (1.08%) GIS
5 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.72%) User Experience
6 2 (0.72%) Handset
7 1 (0.36%) IPTV
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.94%) UNIX
1 22 (7.94%) Linux
2 11 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (1.81%) Solaris
4 4 (1.44%) VMS
5 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.11%) Network Planning
2 21 (7.58%) Project Management
3 19 (6.86%) Validation
4 15 (5.42%) ITIL
5 14 (5.05%) Network Architecture
6 13 (4.69%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.69%) Service Delivery
6 13 (4.69%) Network Design
7 10 (3.61%) CRM
7 10 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (3.61%) Test Planning
8 8 (2.89%) Performance Management
9 7 (2.53%) Data Entry
9 7 (2.53%) OOD
9 7 (2.53%) Change Management
9 7 (2.53%) Service Management
10 6 (2.17%) Migration
10 6 (2.17%) UML
10 6 (2.17%) OO
10 6 (2.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.50%) C
2 9 (3.25%) Perl
3 8 (2.89%) SQL
3 8 (2.89%) C++
4 6 (2.17%) Embedded C
5 5 (1.81%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (9.39%) Degree
2 12 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.25%) CCNP
4 8 (2.89%) CCNA
5 7 (2.53%) HNC
5 7 (2.53%) HND
6 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.72%) CCSA
9 2 (0.72%) CCSE
9 2 (0.72%) PMP
9 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) ISEB
9 2 (0.72%) CISSP
10 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (7.22%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (16.25%) Ericsson
2 38 (13.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 28 (10.11%) Nokia
4 24 (8.66%) Cramer
5 17 (6.14%) Huawei
6 16 (5.78%) Actix
7 13 (4.69%) HP
8 11 (3.97%) Cisco
8 11 (3.97%) Amdocs
8 11 (3.97%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.61%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.44%) Siemens
10 4 (1.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (1.44%) Mapinfo
10 4 (1.44%) F5
11 2 (0.72%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.72%) Remedy
11 2 (0.72%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.72%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.72%) Blue Coat
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £32 - £37 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £44 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago