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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 30 33 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing 3G 124 129 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.98% 5.04% 10.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.87% 18.67% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 33
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£355 £298 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.32% +23.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £399 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £288 £265
% change year-on-year
+8.26% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -51.72%
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
657 691 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.40% 26.99% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 230 209
Average daily rate £360 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +23 41 £360 +38.46% 5
Slough +5 9 £375 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 £413 - 9
Newbury -10 2 £90 -70.61% 1
Windsor +1 1 - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 146 (73.74%) Telecoms
2 103 (52.02%) LTE
3 97 (48.99%) 4G
4 82 (41.41%) 2G
5 58 (29.29%) Project Management
6 48 (24.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 47 (23.74%) Network Architecture
8 45 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
9 44 (22.22%) Degree
10 25 (12.63%) SLA
10 25 (12.63%) VoLTE
11 20 (10.10%) RANAP
12 19 (9.60%) SGSN
12 19 (9.60%) Ericsson
13 18 (9.09%) Validation
13 18 (9.09%) Nokia
13 18 (9.09%) GSM
13 18 (9.09%) Huawei
14 17 (8.59%) SQL
14 17 (8.59%) UNIX
14 17 (8.59%) UMTS
14 17 (8.59%) Change Management
15 16 (8.08%) Internet
15 16 (8.08%) Billing
16 15 (7.58%) GGSN
17 14 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (7.07%) Problem Management
17 14 (7.07%) Computer Science
17 14 (7.07%) INAP
17 14 (7.07%) Wireless

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (0.51%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.53%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 103 (52.02%) LTE
2 97 (48.99%) 4G
3 82 (41.41%) 2G
4 45 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (12.63%) VoLTE
6 20 (10.10%) RANAP
7 19 (9.60%) SGSN
8 18 (9.09%) GSM
9 17 (8.59%) UMTS
10 16 (8.08%) Internet
11 15 (7.58%) GGSN
12 14 (7.07%) INAP
12 14 (7.07%) Wireless
12 14 (7.07%) Broadband
13 13 (6.57%) SDH
13 13 (6.57%) VoIP
14 12 (6.06%) ATM
15 11 (5.56%) SIGTRAN
16 10 (5.05%) GPRS
16 10 (5.05%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.54%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.52%) MS Access
General
1 146 (73.74%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.08%) Billing
3 11 (5.56%) Finance
4 10 (5.05%) Marketing
5 8 (4.04%) Back Office
6 4 (2.02%) Front Office
7 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 39 (19.70%) Architect
2 27 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
3 20 (10.10%) Senior Architect
4 19 (9.60%) Design Engineer
5 17 (8.59%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 17 (8.59%) Test Engineer
6 12 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.56%) Analyst
8 10 (5.05%) RAN Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Designer
10 8 (4.04%) Databuild Engineer
11 7 (3.54%) Network Analyst
12 6 (3.03%) 3G Engineer
12 6 (3.03%) Deployment Manager
13 5 (2.53%) Network Engineer
13 5 (2.53%) Support Engineer
13 5 (2.53%) Transmission Planner
14 4 (2.02%) Planning Manager
14 4 (2.02%) Voice Engineer
14 4 (2.02%) BSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.07%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.53%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.01%) Statistics
5 1 (0.51%) DTV
5 1 (0.51%) Handset
5 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.59%) UNIX
2 4 (2.02%) Linux
2 4 (2.02%) VMS
3 1 (0.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.29%) Project Management
2 47 (23.74%) Network Architecture
3 18 (9.09%) Validation
4 17 (8.59%) Change Management
5 14 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (7.07%) Problem Management
6 11 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.05%) Statistical Analysis
7 10 (5.05%) ITIL
8 9 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (4.04%) Capacity Management
10 7 (3.54%) Performance Management
11 6 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (3.03%) Network Design
11 6 (3.03%) Logistics
11 6 (3.03%) Data Modelling
12 5 (2.53%) Migration
12 5 (2.53%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.59%) SQL
2 6 (3.03%) C
3 3 (1.52%) VBA
3 3 (1.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.52%) ISEB
3 3 (1.52%) CCNP
3 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.52%) PMP
3 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.52%) HND
3 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.01%) HNC
4 2 (1.01%) CCNA
4 2 (1.01%) CNA
4 2 (1.01%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CCA
5 1 (0.51%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.63%) SLA
2 5 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) NDS
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) OPNET
Vendors
1 48 (24.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 19 (9.60%) Ericsson
3 18 (9.09%) Nokia
3 18 (9.09%) Huawei
4 9 (4.55%) Cisco
5 8 (4.04%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.03%) Juniper
7 5 (2.53%) HP
8 4 (2.02%) F5
8 4 (2.02%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.02%) Cramer
8 4 (2.02%) BT
8 4 (2.02%) SAP
9 3 (1.52%) Siemens
10 2 (1.01%) Amdocs
10 2 (1.01%) SGI
11 1 (0.51%) Nortel
11 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.51%) Mapinfo
11 1 (0.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
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