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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 30 50 11
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -39
Contract jobs citing 3G 129 91 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.88% 3.50% 9.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.80% 15.32% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 32
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£260 £388 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.90% +46.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £228 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £418 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £14.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+153.57% -60.83%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Reading +19 35 £240 -3.03% 1
Newbury +17 30 £260 - 1
Slough -2 22 £260 +1.96% 3
Maidenhead -2 2 £320 +24.27%
Bracknell -6 1 - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
2 154 (55.60%) 4G
3 132 (47.65%) LTE
4 114 (41.16%) 2G
5 111 (40.07%) Radio Access Network
6 65 (23.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 51 (18.41%) Degree
7 51 (18.41%) Ericsson
8 44 (15.88%) Project Management
9 37 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (12.64%) VoLTE
11 33 (11.91%) Huawei
12 31 (11.19%) Broadband
13 30 (10.83%) Internet
14 28 (10.11%) Validation
15 27 (9.75%) Finance
15 27 (9.75%) ITIL
16 26 (9.39%) SLA
17 25 (9.03%) Nokia
18 24 (8.66%) Billing
18 24 (8.66%) RNC
19 23 (8.30%) GSM
20 22 (7.94%) PRINCE2
20 22 (7.94%) INAP
21 21 (7.58%) DNS
21 21 (7.58%) Wireless
22 19 (6.86%) Network Planning
22 19 (6.86%) Computer Science
22 19 (6.86%) Ethernet
23 18 (6.50%) C

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 154 (55.60%) 4G
2 132 (47.65%) LTE
3 114 (41.16%) 2G
4 111 (40.07%) Radio Access Network
5 35 (12.64%) VoLTE
6 31 (11.19%) Broadband
7 30 (10.83%) Internet
8 24 (8.66%) RNC
9 23 (8.30%) GSM
10 22 (7.94%) INAP
11 21 (7.58%) DNS
11 21 (7.58%) Wireless
12 19 (6.86%) Ethernet
13 16 (5.78%) SGSN
14 15 (5.42%) RANAP
14 15 (5.42%) ISUP
14 15 (5.42%) UMTS
15 14 (5.05%) SMS
15 14 (5.05%) LDAP
16 12 (4.33%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) MS Access
2 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
General
1 195 (70.40%) Telecoms
2 27 (9.75%) Finance
3 24 (8.66%) Billing
4 11 (3.97%) Marketing
5 8 (2.89%) Back Office
5 8 (2.89%) Legal
6 5 (1.81%) Retail
7 3 (1.08%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (12.27%) Test Engineer
2 33 (11.91%) Architect
3 22 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (6.50%) Delivery Manager
4 18 (6.50%) Design Engineer
5 17 (6.14%) RAN Engineer
6 14 (5.05%) Network Planner
7 11 (3.97%) Service Manager
8 10 (3.61%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (3.61%) Radio Engineer
8 10 (3.61%) Designer
8 10 (3.61%) Voice Engineer
9 9 (3.25%) Consultant
9 9 (3.25%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (2.89%) Coordinator
11 7 (2.53%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.53%) Senior Architect
12 6 (2.17%) Security Architect
12 6 (2.17%) Project Manager
13 5 (1.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) SOAP
2 2 (0.72%) XML
3 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.86%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.33%) GIS
4 7 (2.53%) Replication
5 4 (1.44%) User Experience
6 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) DTV
7 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.36%) Economics
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.14%) UNIX
2 15 (5.42%) Linux
3 10 (3.61%) VMS
4 5 (1.81%) Solaris
4 5 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.88%) Project Management
2 28 (10.11%) Validation
3 27 (9.75%) ITIL
4 22 (7.94%) PRINCE2
5 19 (6.86%) Network Planning
6 16 (5.78%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.05%) Capacity Management
8 11 (3.97%) Change Management
9 10 (3.61%) Migration
9 10 (3.61%) Service Management
10 9 (3.25%) Performance Improvement
11 8 (2.89%) Performance Management
11 8 (2.89%) Configuration Management
12 7 (2.53%) Data Entry
12 7 (2.53%) Coaching
13 6 (2.17%) Test Planning
13 6 (2.17%) Network Architecture
13 6 (2.17%) SWOT Analysis
13 6 (2.17%) Project Planning
14 5 (1.81%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.50%) C
2 7 (2.53%) C++
3 5 (1.81%) Perl
3 5 (1.81%) SQL
3 5 (1.81%) Embedded C
3 5 (1.81%) Embedded C++
4 3 (1.08%) Java
5 2 (0.72%) C#
5 2 (0.72%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) VC++
6 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (18.41%) Degree
2 9 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (3.25%) CCNA
3 7 (2.53%) CCNP
4 6 (2.17%) HND
5 5 (1.81%) HNC
6 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.72%) PMP
6 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) CISM
7 1 (0.36%) CCA
7 1 (0.36%) CISSP
7 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.39%) SLA
2 3 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) NFS
2 2 (0.72%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (5.42%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.44%) OpenView
4 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 65 (23.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 51 (18.41%) Ericsson
3 33 (11.91%) Huawei
4 25 (9.03%) Nokia
5 17 (6.14%) Cramer
6 12 (4.33%) Mapinfo
7 11 (3.97%) HP
7 11 (3.97%) Amdocs
8 10 (3.61%) Cisco
8 10 (3.61%) TIBCO
9 9 (3.25%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.17%) Actix
10 6 (2.17%) BT
10 6 (2.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (1.81%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.81%) F5
12 4 (1.44%) Nortel
12 4 (1.44%) BMC
13 3 (1.08%) SAP
13 3 (1.08%) IBM
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