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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 23 36 7
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Contract jobs citing 3G 158 131 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.40% 5.01% 11.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.61% 19.49% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 43
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£360 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £248 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £397 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £293 £270
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.61% -6.42%
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
642 672 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.00% 25.68% 34.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 217 243
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

3G Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +27 40 £360 +33.33% 5
Slough -1 10 £208 -36.15% 4
Bracknell +2 9 - -
Windsor - 5 - -
Newbury -13 4 £163 -58.86%
Maidenhead - 3 £350 -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 187 (72.48%) Telecoms
2 139 (53.88%) LTE
3 124 (48.06%) 4G
4 75 (29.07%) 2G
5 72 (27.91%) Project Management
6 70 (27.13%) Radio Access Network
7 69 (26.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 66 (25.58%) Degree
9 41 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (14.73%) VoLTE
11 36 (13.95%) Internet
12 35 (13.57%) Network Architecture
13 33 (12.79%) Broadband
14 32 (12.40%) Billing
15 31 (12.02%) Ericsson
16 29 (11.24%) Huawei
17 28 (10.85%) Validation
18 27 (10.47%) SLA
19 24 (9.30%) Computer Science
20 23 (8.91%) UNIX
21 22 (8.53%) Nokia
21 22 (8.53%) INAP
22 21 (8.14%) RANAP
22 21 (8.14%) SGSN
22 21 (8.14%) Finance
23 19 (7.36%) Wireless
23 19 (7.36%) ITIL
24 16 (6.20%) UMTS
24 16 (6.20%) ISUP
24 16 (6.20%) Marketing

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.39%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.94%) MS Office
3 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 139 (53.88%) LTE
2 124 (48.06%) 4G
3 75 (29.07%) 2G
4 70 (27.13%) Radio Access Network
5 38 (14.73%) VoLTE
6 36 (13.95%) Internet
7 33 (12.79%) Broadband
8 22 (8.53%) INAP
9 21 (8.14%) RANAP
9 21 (8.14%) SGSN
10 19 (7.36%) Wireless
11 16 (6.20%) GGSN
11 16 (6.20%) ISUP
11 16 (6.20%) UMTS
12 15 (5.81%) 3GPP
13 14 (5.43%) SMS
14 11 (4.26%) GSM
14 11 (4.26%) Ethernet
14 11 (4.26%) DNS
14 11 (4.26%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.16%) MS Access
1 3 (1.16%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
General
1 187 (72.48%) Telecoms
2 32 (12.40%) Billing
3 21 (8.14%) Finance
4 16 (6.20%) Marketing
5 11 (4.26%) Back Office
6 4 (1.55%) Legal
7 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.16%) Retail
7 3 (1.16%) Electronics
8 2 (0.78%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (21.32%) Architect
2 38 (14.73%) Solutions Architect
3 28 (10.85%) Test Engineer
4 21 (8.14%) Design Engineer
5 20 (7.75%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 20 (7.75%) Senior Architect
6 12 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.26%) Designer
8 10 (3.88%) RAN Engineer
9 9 (3.49%) Voice Engineer
10 8 (3.10%) 3G Engineer
10 8 (3.10%) Consultant
10 8 (3.10%) Deployment Manager
11 7 (2.71%) Databuild Engineer
12 6 (2.33%) Analyst
12 6 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
13 5 (1.94%) Network Architect
13 5 (1.94%) Radio Engineer
13 5 (1.94%) Transmission Planner
13 5 (1.94%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.78%) XML
2 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.88%) GIS
4 4 (1.55%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.16%) Replication
6 2 (0.78%) DTV
6 2 (0.78%) Statistics
6 2 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.39%) Economics
7 1 (0.39%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.91%) UNIX
2 10 (3.88%) Linux
2 10 (3.88%) VMS
3 5 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.39%) Android
4 1 (0.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (27.91%) Project Management
2 35 (13.57%) Network Architecture
3 28 (10.85%) Validation
4 19 (7.36%) ITIL
5 15 (5.81%) PRINCE2
6 12 (4.65%) Capacity Management
7 10 (3.88%) Change Management
8 9 (3.49%) Migration
9 7 (2.71%) Supplier Management
9 7 (2.71%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.71%) Configuration Management
9 7 (2.71%) Performance Improvement
9 7 (2.71%) Dependency Management
9 7 (2.71%) Coaching
9 7 (2.71%) Project Planning
9 7 (2.71%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.71%) Matrix Management
10 6 (2.33%) Software Engineering
10 6 (2.33%) Performance Management
10 6 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.04%) C
2 9 (3.49%) SQL
3 6 (2.33%) C++
3 6 (2.33%) Perl
4 4 (1.55%) Embedded C
4 4 (1.55%) Embedded C++
5 3 (1.16%) Java
5 3 (1.16%) VBA
6 2 (0.78%) C#
7 1 (0.39%) VC++
7 1 (0.39%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (25.58%) Degree
2 6 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.94%) HND
3 5 (1.94%) CCNP
3 5 (1.94%) CCNA
4 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.55%) HNC
5 3 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.16%) ISEB
6 2 (0.78%) CNA
6 2 (0.78%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.39%) CISM
7 1 (0.39%) CCA
7 1 (0.39%) CISSP
7 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.47%) SLA
2 7 (2.71%) QA
3 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.78%) NFS
2 2 (0.78%) NDS
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.55%) OpenView
1 4 (1.55%) NSN NetAct
1 4 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 69 (26.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 31 (12.02%) Ericsson
3 29 (11.24%) Huawei
4 22 (8.53%) Nokia
5 13 (5.04%) Cisco
6 11 (4.26%) Mapinfo
7 10 (3.88%) TIBCO
8 9 (3.49%) HP
9 6 (2.33%) Juniper
9 6 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (2.33%) BT
9 6 (2.33%) Cramer
9 6 (2.33%) F5
10 5 (1.94%) SAP
11 4 (1.55%) BMC
11 4 (1.55%) Microsoft
12 3 (1.16%) ZTE
12 3 (1.16%) Amdocs
12 3 (1.16%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.16%) Siemens
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