The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 57 26 53
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +27
Contract jobs citing 3G 71 140 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.95% 5.45% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.35% 20.86% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 13
Median daily rate £310 £228 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.26% -21.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £321 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +104.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.36%
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
575 671 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.91% 26.13% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 285 204
Median daily rate £375 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 24
Median hourly rate £24.00 £39.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -23 22 £210 -23.63% 1
Bracknell -9 7 - -
Newbury -2 6 £231 -16.18%
Slough 0 4 £518 +149.39% 1
Maidenhead -4 1 - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for 3G.

1 112 (76.19%) 4G
2 97 (65.99%) Telecoms
3 65 (44.22%) 2G
4 60 (40.82%) LTE
5 59 (40.14%) Radio Access Network
6 37 (25.17%) Nokia
7 24 (16.33%) Project Management
7 24 (16.33%) Huawei
8 23 (15.65%) ITIL
9 21 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 20 (13.61%) Ericsson
10 20 (13.61%) High Availability
11 19 (12.93%) Diameter Protocol
11 19 (12.93%) Back Office
12 17 (11.56%) SLA
12 17 (11.56%) Network Architecture
13 16 (10.88%) SIGTRAN
14 15 (10.20%) Wireless
14 15 (10.20%) LDAP
14 15 (10.20%) Degree
14 15 (10.20%) SPML
14 15 (10.20%) Nokia Networks
15 14 (9.52%) RNC
15 14 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
15 14 (9.52%) Billing
16 13 (8.84%) Change Management
16 13 (8.84%) HNC
16 13 (8.84%) SOAP
16 13 (8.84%) MGW
17 12 (8.16%) INAP

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) MS Office
3 5 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Traffica
2 1 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (76.19%) 4G
2 65 (44.22%) 2G
3 60 (40.82%) LTE
4 59 (40.14%) Radio Access Network
5 19 (12.93%) Diameter Protocol
6 16 (10.88%) SIGTRAN
7 15 (10.20%) LDAP
7 15 (10.20%) Wireless
8 14 (9.52%) RNC
9 13 (8.84%) MGW
10 12 (8.16%) INAP
11 11 (7.48%) ATM
12 10 (6.80%) VoLTE
13 7 (4.76%) DNS
13 7 (4.76%) GSM
13 7 (4.76%) Node B
13 7 (4.76%) OSPF
13 7 (4.76%) Value-Added Service
13 7 (4.76%) VRRP
14 6 (4.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) GIS
2 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.68%) MS Access
2 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 97 (65.99%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.93%) Back Office
3 14 (9.52%) Billing
4 8 (5.44%) Front Office
5 5 (3.40%) Finance
6 3 (2.04%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (12.24%) Architect
2 16 (10.88%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (10.20%) RAN Engineer
4 14 (9.52%) 3G Engineer
5 11 (7.48%) Optimisation Engineer
5 11 (7.48%) Test Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Mobile Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) 4G Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Delivery Manager
7 9 (6.12%) Designer
7 9 (6.12%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.12%) Network Architect
7 9 (6.12%) Telecoms Manager
8 8 (5.44%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) Service Manager
9 7 (4.76%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Databuild Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Design Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) LTE Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Senior 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.20%) SPML
2 13 (8.84%) SOAP
3 5 (3.40%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) HTML5
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.40%) Algorithms
2 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.72%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (2.72%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.36%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.04%) Linux
2 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.33%) Project Management
2 23 (15.65%) ITIL
3 21 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 20 (13.61%) High Availability
5 17 (11.56%) Network Architecture
6 13 (8.84%) Change Management
7 11 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (7.48%) Network Design
7 11 (7.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (6.80%) Integration Testing
9 9 (6.12%) eTOM
9 9 (6.12%) Service Management
10 8 (5.44%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (4.76%) Validation
12 6 (4.08%) CRM
12 6 (4.08%) Performance Management
13 5 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (3.40%) ITIL V3
13 5 (3.40%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.04%) C
3 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.68%) Java
3 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.20%) Degree
2 13 (8.84%) HNC
3 10 (6.80%) HND
4 4 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.36%) CCNP
6 2 (1.36%) CCSA
6 2 (1.36%) CCSE
6 2 (1.36%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) CCIE
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) MISRA
2 1 (0.68%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.36%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.36%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) Nokia
2 24 (16.33%) Huawei
3 20 (13.61%) Ericsson
4 15 (10.20%) Nokia Networks
5 10 (6.80%) Siemens
6 8 (5.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 8 (5.44%) BT
6 8 (5.44%) Mapinfo
6 8 (5.44%) Microsoft
7 7 (4.76%) Cisco
8 6 (4.08%) Arqiva
8 6 (4.08%) NetCracker
8 6 (4.08%) Telindus
8 6 (4.08%) Virgin Media
8 6 (4.08%) ZTE
9 5 (3.40%) Actix
10 4 (2.72%) Empirix
10 4 (2.72%) Juniper
10 4 (2.72%) NetScout
10 4 (2.72%) Tektronix