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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 56 25 46
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Contract jobs citing 3G 72 145 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.86% 5.40% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.83% 19.92% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 40 10
Average daily rate £385 £260 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -27.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £112 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £378 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £266 £312
% change year-on-year
+5.16% -14.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
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
561 728 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.27% 27.09% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 325 235
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 39
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 15 £363 +51.04%
Newbury -6 12 £320 +23.07%
Bracknell +10 11 - - 1
Slough -9 9 £333 +27.88%
Maidenhead 0 2 - - 1
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 83 (68.03%) 4G
2 76 (62.30%) Telecoms
3 57 (46.72%) 2G
4 54 (44.26%) LTE
5 51 (41.80%) Radio Access Network
6 25 (20.49%) Huawei
7 20 (16.39%) Ericsson
8 19 (15.57%) Nokia
9 17 (13.93%) ITIL
10 16 (13.11%) SLA
11 14 (11.48%) RNC
11 14 (11.48%) VoLTE
12 13 (10.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 13 (10.66%) Project Management
13 11 (9.02%) Wireless
13 11 (9.02%) Validation
14 10 (8.20%) Service Delivery
14 10 (8.20%) NSN NetAct
15 9 (7.38%) VLAN
15 9 (7.38%) Network Planning
15 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
15 9 (7.38%) DNS
16 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
16 8 (6.56%) Mapinfo
16 8 (6.56%) OSPF
16 8 (6.56%) Billing
16 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (6.56%) Degree
16 8 (6.56%) Network Architecture
16 8 (6.56%) High Availability

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 83 (68.03%) 4G
2 57 (46.72%) 2G
3 54 (44.26%) LTE
4 51 (41.80%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (11.48%) RNC
5 14 (11.48%) VoLTE
6 11 (9.02%) Wireless
7 9 (7.38%) DNS
7 9 (7.38%) VLAN
8 8 (6.56%) OSPF
9 7 (5.74%) Ethernet
9 7 (5.74%) Internet
10 6 (4.92%) 3GPP
10 6 (4.92%) ATM
10 6 (4.92%) DHCP
10 6 (4.92%) GSM
10 6 (4.92%) IPsec
10 6 (4.92%) MPLS
10 6 (4.92%) SDH
10 6 (4.92%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) GIS
2 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
General
1 76 (62.30%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.56%) Billing
3 6 (4.92%) Finance
4 4 (3.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (12.30%) Design Engineer
2 12 (9.84%) 3G Engineer
2 12 (9.84%) Optimisation Engineer
3 11 (9.02%) RAN Engineer
3 11 (9.02%) Test Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) LTE Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) Telecoms Manager
5 9 (7.38%) Designer
6 8 (6.56%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Delivery Manager
7 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.74%) Service Manager
8 6 (4.92%) 4G Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Senior 3G Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Transmission Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) XML
2 1 (0.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.10%) Algorithms
1 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.28%) Handset
3 3 (2.46%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) BBC
5 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.82%) iDTV
5 1 (0.82%) PKI
5 1 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.46%) Linux
1 3 (2.46%) Unix
2 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.93%) ITIL
2 13 (10.66%) Project Management
3 11 (9.02%) Validation
4 10 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 9 (7.38%) Network Planning
6 8 (6.56%) Capacity Management
6 8 (6.56%) High Availability
6 8 (6.56%) Network Architecture
6 8 (6.56%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.92%) Change Control
7 6 (4.92%) Test Planning
8 5 (4.10%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.28%) eTOM
9 4 (3.28%) Service Management
10 3 (2.46%) Fault Management
10 3 (2.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.64%) C
2 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Degree
2 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.82%) APMP
4 1 (0.82%) CCIE
4 1 (0.82%) CCNA
4 1 (0.82%) CCNP
4 1 (0.82%) HNC
4 1 (0.82%) HND
4 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) MISRA
2 1 (0.82%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (8.20%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.64%) OpenView
3 1 (0.82%) Cacti
3 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.82%) OPNET
Vendors
1 25 (20.49%) Huawei
2 20 (16.39%) Ericsson
3 19 (15.57%) Nokia
4 13 (10.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (6.56%) Mapinfo
6 6 (4.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 6 (4.92%) Cisco
6 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.92%) Siemens
7 5 (4.10%) Actix
7 5 (4.10%) BT
7 5 (4.10%) NetCracker
7 5 (4.10%) ZTE
8 3 (2.46%) Juniper
8 3 (2.46%) SAP
9 2 (1.64%) Amdocs
9 2 (1.64%) ComArch
9 2 (1.64%) HP
9 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.64%) Remedy