The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 37 31 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing 3G 109 121 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.34% 4.95% 9.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.17% 18.56% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.71% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
3G
South East

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 +12 38 £320 +20.18% 6
Slough +10 10 £375 - 2
Bracknell +15 8 £230 -
Newbury -5 3 £174 -43.26%
Maidenhead - 3 £475 - 4
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 143 (75.66%) Telecoms
2 96 (50.79%) 2G
2 96 (50.79%) LTE
3 88 (46.56%) 4G
4 51 (26.98%) Network Architecture
5 50 (26.46%) Project Management
6 46 (24.34%) Radio Access Network
7 35 (18.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 32 (16.93%) Degree
9 24 (12.70%) GSM
10 23 (12.17%) SQL
11 21 (11.11%) SLA
12 20 (10.58%) ATM
12 20 (10.58%) Change Management
13 19 (10.05%) SDH
13 19 (10.05%) Huawei
13 19 (10.05%) Problem Management
14 18 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (9.52%) Ethernet
14 18 (9.52%) MPLS
15 17 (8.99%) RANAP
16 16 (8.47%) SGSN
16 16 (8.47%) Network Design
16 16 (8.47%) Validation
17 15 (7.94%) GPRS
17 15 (7.94%) MS Excel
17 15 (7.94%) Billing
17 15 (7.94%) VoLTE
18 14 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
18 14 (7.41%) UMTS

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (1.59%) Lync
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 96 (50.79%) 2G
1 96 (50.79%) LTE
2 88 (46.56%) 4G
3 46 (24.34%) Radio Access Network
4 24 (12.70%) GSM
5 20 (10.58%) ATM
6 19 (10.05%) SDH
7 18 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 18 (9.52%) MPLS
8 17 (8.99%) RANAP
9 16 (8.47%) SGSN
10 15 (7.94%) VoLTE
10 15 (7.94%) GPRS
11 14 (7.41%) UMTS
11 14 (7.41%) SS7
11 14 (7.41%) DWDM
11 14 (7.41%) Wireless
12 13 (6.88%) SIGTRAN
12 13 (6.88%) VoIP
13 12 (6.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.23%) MS Access
2 7 (3.70%) Data Mining
General
1 143 (75.66%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.94%) Billing
3 12 (6.35%) Finance
4 9 (4.76%) Marketing
5 5 (2.65%) Front Office
5 5 (2.65%) Back Office
6 2 (1.06%) Electronics
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 35 (18.52%) Architect
2 25 (13.23%) Design Engineer
3 22 (11.64%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (8.99%) Senior Architect
5 14 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 13 (6.88%) RAN Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.82%) Databuild Engineer
8 11 (5.82%) Analyst
8 11 (5.82%) Network Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.23%) Designer
10 8 (4.23%) Network Design Engineer
11 7 (3.70%) Deployment Manager
11 7 (3.70%) Network Analyst
12 6 (3.17%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.17%) Voice Engineer
13 5 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
14 4 (2.12%) Test Analyst
14 4 (2.12%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.65%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.53%) DTV
4 1 (0.53%) Handset
4 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.35%) UNIX
2 4 (2.12%) Linux
3 1 (0.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.98%) Network Architecture
2 50 (26.46%) Project Management
3 20 (10.58%) Change Management
4 19 (10.05%) Problem Management
5 18 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (8.47%) Validation
6 16 (8.47%) Network Design
7 14 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (5.29%) Statistical Analysis
9 9 (4.76%) Capacity Management
10 8 (4.23%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.70%) ITIL
11 7 (3.70%) PRINCE2
11 7 (3.70%) Performance Management
12 6 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.17%) Data Modelling
12 6 (3.17%) Network Planning
12 6 (3.17%) Logistics
13 5 (2.65%) Data Analysis
13 5 (2.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.17%) SQL
2 6 (3.17%) VB
3 5 (2.65%) C
4 3 (1.59%) Perl
5 2 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (16.93%) Degree
2 4 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.59%) HND
3 3 (1.59%) CCNP
3 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.59%) ISEB
3 3 (1.59%) PMP
3 3 (1.59%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.06%) HNC
4 2 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (0.53%) CCIE
5 1 (0.53%) CNA
5 1 (0.53%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.11%) SLA
2 5 (2.65%) QA
3 3 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) NDS
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.17%) OPNET
2 5 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.59%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 35 (18.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 19 (10.05%) Huawei
3 14 (7.41%) Nokia
4 12 (6.35%) Ericsson
5 10 (5.29%) Cisco
6 9 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.70%) BT
8 6 (3.17%) Siemens
8 6 (3.17%) Business Objects
8 6 (3.17%) Nortel
9 5 (2.65%) Juniper
9 5 (2.65%) HP
9 5 (2.65%) Cramer
10 4 (2.12%) F5
10 4 (2.12%) SAP
11 2 (1.06%) Oracle
11 2 (1.06%) SGI
11 2 (1.06%) Amdocs
12 1 (0.53%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.53%) Actix
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