The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 54 28 52
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +24
Contract jobs citing 3G 80 152 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.19% 5.44% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.97% 20.32% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 10
Median daily rate £331 £223 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.87% -26.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £150 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £361 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.61% +5.88%
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
617 748 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.57% 26.77% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 317 241
Median daily rate £375 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 31
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +104.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 26 £266 -3.18%
Bracknell +3 9 - -
Slough +5 7 £530 +155.42%
Newbury -11 5 £231 +2.77%
Maidenhead 0 2 - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G 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 3G.

1 113 (74.34%) 4G
2 99 (65.13%) Telecoms
3 65 (42.76%) 2G
4 61 (40.13%) Radio Access Network
5 59 (38.82%) LTE
6 37 (24.34%) Nokia
7 25 (16.45%) ITIL
8 24 (15.79%) Project Management
9 23 (15.13%) Huawei
10 21 (13.82%) Ericsson
10 21 (13.82%) Service Delivery
11 19 (12.50%) High Availability
12 18 (11.84%) Diameter Protocol
12 18 (11.84%) Back Office
13 17 (11.18%) SLA
13 17 (11.18%) Network Architecture
13 17 (11.18%) Degree
14 15 (9.87%) SIGTRAN
14 15 (9.87%) Nokia Networks
15 14 (9.21%) SPML
15 14 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (9.21%) NSN NetAct
15 14 (9.21%) RNC
15 14 (9.21%) Wireless
15 14 (9.21%) LDAP
16 13 (8.55%) HNC
16 13 (8.55%) Billing
17 12 (7.89%) Service Management
17 12 (7.89%) Change Management
17 12 (7.89%) SOAP

3G
Top Related 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 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.61%) MS Office
3 5 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Traffica
2 1 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 113 (74.34%) 4G
2 65 (42.76%) 2G
3 61 (40.13%) Radio Access Network
4 59 (38.82%) LTE
5 18 (11.84%) Diameter Protocol
6 15 (9.87%) SIGTRAN
7 14 (9.21%) LDAP
7 14 (9.21%) RNC
7 14 (9.21%) Wireless
8 12 (7.89%) MGW
9 11 (7.24%) ATM
9 11 (7.24%) INAP
9 11 (7.24%) VoLTE
10 8 (5.26%) DNS
10 8 (5.26%) OSPF
11 7 (4.61%) Node B
11 7 (4.61%) VRRP
12 6 (3.95%) IPsec
12 6 (3.95%) Value-Added Service
12 6 (3.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) GIS
2 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.66%) MS Access
2 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
General
1 99 (65.13%) Telecoms
2 18 (11.84%) Back Office
3 13 (8.55%) Billing
4 7 (4.61%) Front Office
5 5 (3.29%) Finance
6 3 (1.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (11.18%) Architect
2 16 (10.53%) 3G Engineer
2 16 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (9.87%) Test Engineer
4 14 (9.21%) RAN Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Optimisation Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Service Manager
6 10 (6.58%) 4G Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Mobile Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) Telecoms Manager
7 9 (5.92%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Delivery Manager
7 9 (5.92%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.92%) Network Architect
8 8 (5.26%) Data Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Designer
9 7 (4.61%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Service Transition Manager
9 7 (4.61%) Transition Manager
10 6 (3.95%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.21%) SPML
2 12 (7.89%) SOAP
3 5 (3.29%) XML
4 1 (0.66%) HTML
4 1 (0.66%) HTML5
4 1 (0.66%) Web Services
4 1 (0.66%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.61%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (3.29%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.66%) PKI
6 1 (0.66%) Replication
6 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.97%) Linux
1 3 (1.97%) Unix
2 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.45%) ITIL
2 24 (15.79%) Project Management
3 21 (13.82%) Service Delivery
4 19 (12.50%) High Availability
5 17 (11.18%) Network Architecture
6 14 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (7.89%) Change Management
7 12 (7.89%) Service Management
8 11 (7.24%) Validation
9 10 (6.58%) Network Design
10 9 (5.92%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.92%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (5.26%) eTOM
11 8 (5.26%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (3.95%) Performance Management
13 6 (3.95%) Test Planning
14 5 (3.29%) Network Planning
14 5 (3.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.97%) C
1 3 (1.97%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
2 1 (0.66%) Java
2 1 (0.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.18%) Degree
2 13 (8.55%) HNC
3 10 (6.58%) HND
4 5 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.32%) CCNP
6 2 (1.32%) CCSA
6 2 (1.32%) CCSE
6 2 (1.32%) CISSP
7 1 (0.66%) CCIE
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) MISRA
2 1 (0.66%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.32%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.66%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (24.34%) Nokia
2 23 (15.13%) Huawei
3 21 (13.82%) Ericsson
4 15 (9.87%) Nokia Networks
5 10 (6.58%) Siemens
6 9 (5.92%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 8 (5.26%) BT
7 8 (5.26%) Cisco
7 8 (5.26%) Mapinfo
8 6 (3.95%) Arqiva
8 6 (3.95%) NetCracker
8 6 (3.95%) Telindus
8 6 (3.95%) Virgin Media
8 6 (3.95%) ZTE
9 5 (3.29%) Actix
9 5 (3.29%) Juniper
10 4 (2.63%) NetScout
10 4 (2.63%) Remedy
10 4 (2.63%) Tektronix