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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 33 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing 3G 119 119 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.64% 4.76% 4.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.80% 18.48% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 14
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£265 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.60%
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -5 35 £270 -15.62% 1
Slough +9 18 £229 -39.00% 1
Newbury +9 13 £310 +78.41% 5
Bracknell -6 9 - -
Maidenhead +2 4 £260 -45.26%
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 191 (70.48%) 4G
2 188 (69.37%) Telecoms
3 139 (51.29%) LTE
4 127 (46.86%) 2G
5 101 (37.27%) Radio Access Network
6 47 (17.34%) GSM
7 40 (14.76%) Wireless
8 39 (14.39%) VoLTE
9 30 (11.07%) SS7
9 30 (11.07%) UNIX
10 29 (10.70%) Ericsson
11 28 (10.33%) Linux
11 28 (10.33%) Validation
12 27 (9.96%) Nokia
13 26 (9.59%) 3GPP
13 26 (9.59%) UMTS
14 25 (9.23%) Project Management
14 25 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (8.86%) SIGTRAN
15 24 (8.86%) HP
15 24 (8.86%) Diameter Protocol
15 24 (8.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 23 (8.49%) TCP/IP
17 22 (8.12%) RNC
17 22 (8.12%) Network Architecture
18 21 (7.75%) Network Design
19 20 (7.38%) Degree
19 20 (7.38%) ATM
20 18 (6.64%) MS Excel
20 18 (6.64%) Network Planning

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 18 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.32%) MS Office
3 8 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 191 (70.48%) 4G
2 139 (51.29%) LTE
3 127 (46.86%) 2G
4 101 (37.27%) Radio Access Network
5 47 (17.34%) GSM
6 40 (14.76%) Wireless
7 39 (14.39%) VoLTE
8 30 (11.07%) SS7
9 26 (9.59%) 3GPP
9 26 (9.59%) UMTS
10 25 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (8.86%) SIGTRAN
11 24 (8.86%) Diameter Protocol
12 23 (8.49%) TCP/IP
13 22 (8.12%) RNC
14 20 (7.38%) ATM
15 16 (5.90%) Internet
15 16 (5.90%) Wireshark
16 15 (5.54%) SGSN
16 15 (5.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.06%) MS Access
2 4 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
General
1 188 (69.37%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.80%) Electronics
2 13 (4.80%) Billing
3 8 (2.95%) Back Office
4 6 (2.21%) Finance
5 2 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (14.02%) Test Engineer
2 20 (7.38%) Tester
2 20 (7.38%) RAN Engineer
3 19 (7.01%) Architect
3 19 (7.01%) Project Manager
4 18 (6.64%) Delivery Manager
4 18 (6.64%) Integration Engineer
5 13 (4.80%) Voice Engineer
6 12 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (4.43%) Design Engineer
7 11 (4.06%) Radio Engineer
7 11 (4.06%) Technical Tester
7 11 (4.06%) OSS Architect
8 10 (3.69%) Designer
9 9 (3.32%) Delivery Project Manager
9 9 (3.32%) Deployment Manager
10 8 (2.95%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.95%) Network Engineer
10 8 (2.95%) OSS Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.58%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.06%) XML
2 3 (1.11%) CSS
2 3 (1.11%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.74%) XMPP
4 1 (0.37%) SOAP
4 1 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.69%) PKI
3 8 (2.95%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.21%) Replication
5 5 (1.85%) Economics
6 4 (1.48%) Handset
6 4 (1.48%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) PMI
9 1 (0.37%) GIS
9 1 (0.37%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.07%) UNIX
2 28 (10.33%) Linux
3 7 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.85%) Solaris
5 4 (1.48%) VMS
5 4 (1.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.33%) Validation
2 25 (9.23%) Project Management
3 22 (8.12%) Network Architecture
4 21 (7.75%) Network Design
5 18 (6.64%) Network Planning
6 14 (5.17%) Test Planning
7 13 (4.80%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (3.69%) OOD
8 10 (3.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (3.32%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.32%) OO
9 9 (3.32%) Software Engineering
10 8 (2.95%) UML
10 8 (2.95%) CRM
10 8 (2.95%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.58%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.21%) Performance Engineering
12 6 (2.21%) Test Automation
12 6 (2.21%) Migration
12 6 (2.21%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.90%) C
2 12 (4.43%) Perl
3 11 (4.06%) SQL
3 11 (4.06%) C++
4 7 (2.58%) Embedded C
5 6 (2.21%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.37%) Ruby
6 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (7.38%) Degree
2 15 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (4.80%) CCNP
4 9 (3.32%) CCNA
5 7 (2.58%) HNC
5 7 (2.58%) HND
6 4 (1.48%) ISEB
7 3 (1.11%) CISSP
7 3 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.74%) CCSA
8 2 (0.74%) CCSE
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CISA
9 1 (0.37%) CCDA
9 1 (0.37%) CCDP
9 1 (0.37%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (6.64%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.80%) OpenView
3 10 (3.69%) HP NNM
3 10 (3.69%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.11%) Cacti
5 2 (0.74%) Netcool
5 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.37%) Iperf
6 1 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 29 (10.70%) Ericsson
2 27 (9.96%) Nokia
3 24 (8.86%) HP
3 24 (8.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 17 (6.27%) Cisco
5 13 (4.80%) Cramer
6 11 (4.06%) Huawei
6 11 (4.06%) Actix
7 10 (3.69%) SevOne
8 7 (2.58%) Amdocs
8 7 (2.58%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.58%) Mapinfo
9 6 (2.21%) Siemens
10 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (1.48%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.11%) Remedy
12 2 (0.74%) Fortinet
12 2 (0.74%) F5
12 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
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