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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 26 50 26
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing 3G 132 79 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.35% 3.10% 5.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.50% 13.76% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% -0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £324 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £28.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+26.95% -10.15%
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
614 574 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.91% 22.55% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 190 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £435 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.29% -13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.81 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.25 £137.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +9 38 £275 -11.29% 1
Slough +10 14 £208 +23.88% 6
Bracknell +1 9 £263 +14.13% 3
Newbury +1 7 £275 +6.79% 16
Maidenhead +8 5 - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 201 (69.55%) Telecoms
2 195 (67.47%) 4G
3 161 (55.71%) 2G
4 138 (47.75%) LTE
5 115 (39.79%) Radio Access Network
6 50 (17.30%) GSM
7 48 (16.61%) Wireless
8 44 (15.22%) Ericsson
9 33 (11.42%) SS7
10 31 (10.73%) Network Planning
11 30 (10.38%) Nokia
12 28 (9.69%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (9.69%) UMTS
12 28 (9.69%) RNC
12 28 (9.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 28 (9.69%) VoLTE
13 26 (9.00%) Cramer
14 25 (8.65%) SIGTRAN
14 25 (8.65%) 3GPP
15 23 (7.96%) HP
15 23 (7.96%) Project Management
16 22 (7.61%) TCP/IP
16 22 (7.61%) C
16 22 (7.61%) Degree
17 21 (7.27%) Linux
17 21 (7.27%) Network Architecture
18 20 (6.92%) UNIX
18 20 (6.92%) NSN NetAct
18 20 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
18 20 (6.92%) Network Design

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.77%) MS Office
3 6 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.35%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 195 (67.47%) 4G
2 161 (55.71%) 2G
3 138 (47.75%) LTE
4 115 (39.79%) Radio Access Network
5 50 (17.30%) GSM
6 48 (16.61%) Wireless
7 33 (11.42%) SS7
8 28 (9.69%) Wi-Fi
8 28 (9.69%) RNC
8 28 (9.69%) UMTS
8 28 (9.69%) VoLTE
9 25 (8.65%) 3GPP
9 25 (8.65%) SIGTRAN
10 22 (7.61%) TCP/IP
11 19 (6.57%) ATM
12 18 (6.23%) Diameter Protocol
13 17 (5.88%) Wireshark
14 16 (5.54%) WiMAX
15 13 (4.50%) DNS
15 13 (4.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 201 (69.55%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.50%) Billing
3 11 (3.81%) Electronics
4 8 (2.77%) Finance
5 6 (2.08%) Back Office
6 4 (1.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (13.49%) Test Engineer
2 24 (8.30%) RAN Engineer
3 23 (7.96%) Integration Engineer
4 19 (6.57%) Delivery Manager
4 19 (6.57%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.23%) Architect
6 14 (4.84%) Tester
6 14 (4.84%) Network Planner
6 14 (4.84%) Radio Engineer
7 13 (4.50%) Voice Engineer
8 12 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.15%) Design Engineer
9 10 (3.46%) OSS Architect
10 9 (3.11%) Delivery Project Manager
10 9 (3.11%) Wireless Engineer
11 8 (2.77%) OSS Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.42%) Databuild Engineer
12 7 (2.42%) Build Manager
12 7 (2.42%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.42%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.42%) XML
2 2 (0.69%) XMPP
3 1 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.77%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.42%) PKI
3 7 (2.42%) Replication
4 5 (1.73%) Economics
5 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.04%) Handset
6 2 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.35%) PMI
7 1 (0.35%) GIS
7 1 (0.35%) IPTV
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.27%) Linux
2 20 (6.92%) UNIX
3 7 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.38%) VMS
4 4 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.73%) Network Planning
2 23 (7.96%) Project Management
3 21 (7.27%) Network Architecture
4 20 (6.92%) Network Design
5 17 (5.88%) Validation
6 12 (4.15%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (3.81%) PRINCE2
7 11 (3.81%) OOD
8 10 (3.46%) OO
8 10 (3.46%) CRM
8 10 (3.46%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.46%) ITIL
8 10 (3.46%) Software Engineering
9 9 (3.11%) UML
9 9 (3.11%) Performance Management
10 8 (2.77%) Test Planning
11 7 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.08%) Performance Engineering
13 5 (1.73%) Line Management
13 5 (1.73%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.61%) C
2 12 (4.15%) C++
3 9 (3.11%) Perl
4 8 (2.77%) Embedded C
5 7 (2.42%) Embedded C++
5 7 (2.42%) SQL
6 2 (0.69%) Python
7 1 (0.35%) Ruby
7 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.61%) Degree
2 12 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.46%) CCNP
4 7 (2.42%) CCNA
4 7 (2.42%) HNC
4 7 (2.42%) HND
5 5 (1.73%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.38%) ISEB
7 3 (1.04%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.69%) CCSA
8 2 (0.69%) CCSE
8 2 (0.69%) PMP
8 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) CISSP
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.57%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (6.92%) NSN NetAct
1 20 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.46%) OpenView
2 10 (3.46%) HP NNM
3 2 (0.69%) Netcool
3 2 (0.69%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.35%) Iperf
Vendors
1 44 (15.22%) Ericsson
2 30 (10.38%) Nokia
3 28 (9.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 26 (9.00%) Cramer
5 23 (7.96%) HP
6 16 (5.54%) Actix
7 13 (4.50%) Amdocs
8 12 (4.15%) Huawei
9 10 (3.46%) SevOne
10 9 (3.11%) Cisco
11 7 (2.42%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.08%) Mapinfo
12 6 (2.08%) Microsoft
12 6 (2.08%) Siemens
13 4 (1.38%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.38%) F5
13 4 (1.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (1.38%) Greenplum
14 2 (0.69%) Fortinet
14 2 (0.69%) Remedy
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