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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 29 35 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing 3G 136 122 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.56% 4.82% 11.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.64% 18.46% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 29
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£360 £331 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.67% +26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £244 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -24.28%
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
659 661 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.95% 26.14% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 211 225
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +26 37 £380 +29.91% 7
Bracknell +2 9 - -
Slough -3 8 - - 3
Newbury -11 4 £163 -52.55%
Maidenhead - 3 £413 - 1
Windsor - - - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 164 (73.54%) Telecoms
2 122 (54.71%) LTE
3 102 (45.74%) 4G
4 79 (35.43%) 2G
5 70 (31.39%) Project Management
6 55 (24.66%) Degree
7 54 (24.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 51 (22.87%) Radio Access Network
9 39 (17.49%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (17.04%) Network Architecture
11 30 (13.45%) VoLTE
12 28 (12.56%) Internet
13 27 (12.11%) SLA
14 26 (11.66%) Validation
15 25 (11.21%) Ericsson
16 24 (10.76%) Broadband
16 24 (10.76%) Huawei
17 23 (10.31%) Billing
18 22 (9.87%) UNIX
19 20 (8.97%) RANAP
19 20 (8.97%) Computer Science
20 18 (8.07%) SGSN
20 18 (8.07%) Nokia
20 18 (8.07%) INAP
21 17 (7.62%) ITIL
22 16 (7.17%) PRINCE2
22 16 (7.17%) UMTS
23 15 (6.73%) SQL
23 15 (6.73%) SMS
23 15 (6.73%) Finance

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 122 (54.71%) LTE
2 102 (45.74%) 4G
3 79 (35.43%) 2G
4 51 (22.87%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (13.45%) VoLTE
6 28 (12.56%) Internet
7 24 (10.76%) Broadband
8 20 (8.97%) RANAP
9 18 (8.07%) SGSN
9 18 (8.07%) INAP
10 16 (7.17%) UMTS
11 15 (6.73%) SMS
12 14 (6.28%) ISUP
12 14 (6.28%) Wireless
12 14 (6.28%) GGSN
13 12 (5.38%) VoIP
14 11 (4.93%) DNS
15 10 (4.48%) Ethernet
15 10 (4.48%) 3GPP
15 10 (4.48%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.69%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.90%) MS Access
General
1 164 (73.54%) Telecoms
2 23 (10.31%) Billing
3 15 (6.73%) Finance
4 14 (6.28%) Marketing
5 9 (4.04%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Electronics
6 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 46 (20.63%) Architect
2 31 (13.90%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (10.31%) Test Engineer
3 23 (10.31%) Senior Architect
4 21 (9.42%) Design Engineer
5 20 (8.97%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 14 (6.28%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.48%) Analyst
7 10 (4.48%) RAN Engineer
8 9 (4.04%) Designer
9 8 (3.59%) Databuild Engineer
9 8 (3.59%) Deployment Manager
10 7 (3.14%) 3G Engineer
11 6 (2.69%) Network Analyst
12 5 (2.24%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.24%) Quality Manager
12 5 (2.24%) OSS Architect
12 5 (2.24%) Transmission Planner
12 5 (2.24%) Voice Engineer
13 4 (1.79%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.49%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.24%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.35%) GIS
6 2 (0.90%) DTV
6 2 (0.90%) Statistics
7 1 (0.45%) Handset
7 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.87%) UNIX
2 9 (4.04%) VMS
3 5 (2.24%) Linux
4 2 (0.90%) Windows
5 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.39%) Project Management
2 38 (17.04%) Network Architecture
3 26 (11.66%) Validation
4 17 (7.62%) ITIL
5 16 (7.17%) PRINCE2
6 11 (4.93%) Change Management
6 11 (4.93%) Statistical Analysis
7 10 (4.48%) Configuration Management
7 10 (4.48%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.59%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.14%) Migration
10 6 (2.69%) Matrix Management
10 6 (2.69%) Supplier Management
10 6 (2.69%) Logistics
10 6 (2.69%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (2.69%) Dependency Management
10 6 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (2.69%) Project Planning
10 6 (2.69%) Performance Management
11 5 (2.24%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.73%) SQL
2 7 (3.14%) C
3 3 (1.35%) VBA
3 3 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (0.45%) VC++
4 1 (0.45%) C++
4 1 (0.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 55 (24.66%) Degree
2 4 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (1.79%) ISEB
2 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.35%) PMP
3 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.35%) HND
3 3 (1.35%) CCNP
3 3 (1.35%) CCNA
4 2 (0.90%) CNA
4 2 (0.90%) Novell Certification
4 2 (0.90%) HNC
5 1 (0.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.11%) SLA
2 6 (2.69%) QA
3 3 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) NDS
1 2 (0.90%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.90%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (0.90%) OpenView
2 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (24.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 25 (11.21%) Ericsson
3 24 (10.76%) Huawei
4 18 (8.07%) Nokia
5 13 (5.83%) Cisco
6 9 (4.04%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.59%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.59%) HP
8 6 (2.69%) Juniper
8 6 (2.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (2.69%) F5
9 5 (2.24%) Cramer
9 5 (2.24%) SAP
10 4 (1.79%) BT
10 4 (1.79%) Mapinfo
11 3 (1.35%) ZTE
11 3 (1.35%) Siemens
12 2 (0.90%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.90%) SGI
12 2 (0.90%) IBM
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