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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 30 46 10
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -36
Contract jobs citing 3G 133 88 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.06% 3.40% 9.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.37% 15.07% 31.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 44
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£350 £270 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.31% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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
653 584 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.83% 22.59% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 232 221
Average daily rate £350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +21 33 £350 +29.62% 1
Slough -3 14 £260 +1.96%
Windsor - 8 - -
Maidenhead -4 3 £315 +24.13%
Bracknell -8 2 - - 1
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 201 (72.30%) Telecoms
2 146 (52.52%) 4G
3 144 (51.80%) LTE
4 95 (34.17%) Radio Access Network
5 77 (27.70%) 2G
6 72 (25.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 68 (24.46%) Project Management
8 65 (23.38%) Degree
9 47 (16.91%) VoLTE
10 44 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (14.75%) Ericsson
11 41 (14.75%) Broadband
12 38 (13.67%) Internet
13 35 (12.59%) Validation
14 34 (12.23%) Billing
15 33 (11.87%) Huawei
16 29 (10.43%) ITIL
17 28 (10.07%) Finance
18 27 (9.71%) Computer Science
18 27 (9.71%) SLA
19 26 (9.35%) INAP
20 25 (8.99%) Nokia
21 22 (7.91%) Wireless
21 22 (7.91%) DNS
21 22 (7.91%) PRINCE2
21 22 (7.91%) RANAP
22 20 (7.19%) SGSN
22 20 (7.19%) UNIX
23 17 (6.12%) ISUP
24 16 (5.76%) Change Management

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (2.52%) MS Office
2 6 (2.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Maya
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 146 (52.52%) 4G
2 144 (51.80%) LTE
3 95 (34.17%) Radio Access Network
4 77 (27.70%) 2G
5 47 (16.91%) VoLTE
6 41 (14.75%) Broadband
7 38 (13.67%) Internet
8 26 (9.35%) INAP
9 22 (7.91%) Wireless
9 22 (7.91%) RANAP
9 22 (7.91%) DNS
10 20 (7.19%) SGSN
11 17 (6.12%) ISUP
12 16 (5.76%) GSM
12 16 (5.76%) 3GPP
13 15 (5.40%) Ethernet
13 15 (5.40%) SMS
14 14 (5.04%) VoIP
14 14 (5.04%) LDAP
14 14 (5.04%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.36%) MS Access
1 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
General
1 201 (72.30%) Telecoms
2 34 (12.23%) Billing
3 28 (10.07%) Finance
4 15 (5.40%) Marketing
5 10 (3.60%) Back Office
6 8 (2.88%) Legal
7 6 (2.16%) Retail
8 3 (1.08%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (18.35%) Architect
2 37 (13.31%) Solutions Architect
2 37 (13.31%) Test Engineer
3 20 (7.19%) Design Engineer
4 18 (6.47%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 18 (6.47%) Senior Architect
5 17 (6.12%) RAN Engineer
6 16 (5.76%) Delivery Manager
7 14 (5.04%) Designer
8 12 (4.32%) Voice Engineer
9 10 (3.60%) Service Manager
9 10 (3.60%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.24%) Consultant
11 8 (2.88%) Coordinator
11 8 (2.88%) Services Delivery Manager
12 7 (2.52%) Network Architect
12 7 (2.52%) 3G Engineer
13 6 (2.16%) Network Planner
13 6 (2.16%) Integration Engineer
13 6 (2.16%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.80%) SOAP
2 1 (0.36%) Web Services
2 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.32%) GIS
4 7 (2.52%) Replication
5 4 (1.44%) User Experience
6 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) Economics
7 1 (0.36%) Statistics
7 1 (0.36%) DTV
7 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.36%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.19%) UNIX
2 15 (5.40%) Linux
3 10 (3.60%) VMS
4 5 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (1.80%) Solaris
4 5 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.46%) Project Management
2 35 (12.59%) Validation
3 29 (10.43%) ITIL
4 22 (7.91%) PRINCE2
5 16 (5.76%) Change Management
5 16 (5.76%) Network Architecture
6 15 (5.40%) Capacity Management
7 13 (4.68%) Service Delivery
8 11 (3.96%) Configuration Management
8 11 (3.96%) Migration
9 10 (3.60%) Coaching
10 9 (3.24%) Performance Improvement
10 9 (3.24%) Project Planning
10 9 (3.24%) Service Management
11 8 (2.88%) Supplier Management
11 8 (2.88%) Dependency Management
11 8 (2.88%) Matrix Management
11 8 (2.88%) Performance Management
12 7 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (2.52%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.68%) C
2 6 (2.16%) C++
3 5 (1.80%) SQL
4 4 (1.44%) Embedded C
4 4 (1.44%) Embedded C++
5 3 (1.08%) Java
5 3 (1.08%) Perl
6 2 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) VBA
7 1 (0.36%) VC++
7 1 (0.36%) Python
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (23.38%) Degree
2 9 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (2.16%) CCNA
3 6 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.44%) HNC
4 4 (1.44%) HND
4 4 (1.44%) CCNP
5 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.72%) PMP
5 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CISM
6 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CNA
6 1 (0.36%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) CCA
6 1 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.71%) SLA
2 6 (2.16%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) NFS
1 3 (1.08%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.72%) NDS
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.52%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.80%) 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 72 (25.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 41 (14.75%) Ericsson
3 33 (11.87%) Huawei
4 25 (8.99%) Nokia
5 15 (5.40%) Cisco
6 12 (4.32%) Mapinfo
7 10 (3.60%) TIBCO
7 10 (3.60%) Cramer
8 8 (2.88%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.88%) HP
9 7 (2.52%) Amdocs
10 6 (2.16%) F5
10 6 (2.16%) BT
10 6 (2.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (1.80%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.44%) Juniper
12 4 (1.44%) BMC
12 4 (1.44%) Nortel
13 3 (1.08%) IBM
13 3 (1.08%) SAP
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