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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 80 55 24
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -31
Contract jobs citing 3G 34 73 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.54% 2.94% 6.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.38% 13.77% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 25
Median daily rate £290 £289 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -19.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £394 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -48.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £31.64 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.27% -9.60%
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
461 530 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.92% 21.38% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 277 236
Median daily rate £363 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 24
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +4 10 £550 +91.30%
Newbury +2 10 - -
Slough -2 2 £225 +8.43% 2
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 78 (89.66%) 4G
2 59 (67.82%) Telecoms
3 47 (54.02%) 2G
4 45 (51.72%) LTE
5 30 (34.48%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (34.48%) Nokia
6 24 (27.59%) Back Office
7 23 (26.44%) Huawei
8 18 (20.69%) Wireless
8 18 (20.69%) Diameter Protocol
8 18 (20.69%) Nokia Networks
9 17 (19.54%) SIGTRAN
9 17 (19.54%) Ericsson
10 15 (17.24%) ITIL
10 15 (17.24%) HNC
10 15 (17.24%) LDAP
10 15 (17.24%) Service Delivery
11 14 (16.09%) Network Architecture
12 13 (14.94%) High Availability
12 13 (14.94%) SPML
12 13 (14.94%) Cramer
12 13 (14.94%) HND
12 13 (14.94%) SLA
12 13 (14.94%) Project Management
13 12 (13.79%) INAP
14 11 (12.64%) Change Management
14 11 (12.64%) MGW
15 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (11.49%) Degree
15 10 (11.49%) Citrix

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:

Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS Office
3 6 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.90%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 78 (89.66%) 4G
2 47 (54.02%) 2G
3 45 (51.72%) LTE
4 30 (34.48%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (20.69%) Diameter Protocol
5 18 (20.69%) Wireless
6 17 (19.54%) SIGTRAN
7 15 (17.24%) LDAP
8 12 (13.79%) INAP
9 11 (12.64%) MGW
10 9 (10.34%) Node B
11 8 (9.20%) ATM
11 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
12 7 (8.05%) RNC
13 6 (6.90%) Wireshark
14 5 (5.75%) Firewall
15 4 (4.60%) GSM
15 4 (4.60%) Network Security
15 4 (4.60%) SMS
15 4 (4.60%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.90%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
General
1 59 (67.82%) Telecoms
2 24 (27.59%) Back Office
3 9 (10.34%) Billing
4 6 (6.90%) Front Office
4 6 (6.90%) Marketing
5 5 (5.75%) Electronics
6 4 (4.60%) Retail
7 2 (2.30%) Finance
8 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (11.49%) Architect
3 8 (9.20%) Mobile Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Service Desk Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) 4G Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) 3G Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Databuild Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) IT Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Optimisation Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Deployment Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Radio Planner
7 3 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Telecoms Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) SPML
2 10 (11.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (4.60%) Statistics
3 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) Handset
5 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) ITIL
1 15 (17.24%) Service Delivery
2 14 (16.09%) Network Architecture
3 13 (14.94%) High Availability
3 13 (14.94%) Project Management
4 11 (12.64%) Change Management
5 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.20%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.05%) CRM
8 7 (8.05%) eTOM
8 7 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (6.90%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (6.90%) Network Design
9 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.75%) Capacity Management
10 5 (5.75%) Logistics
10 5 (5.75%) Service Management
11 4 (4.60%) ERP
11 4 (4.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.15%) C
2 1 (1.15%) C++
2 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
2 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) HNC
2 13 (14.94%) HND
3 10 (11.49%) Degree
4 8 (9.20%) CCNP
4 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.60%) CCIE
5 4 (4.60%) CCNA
5 4 (4.60%) CISSP
6 2 (2.30%) CCSA
6 2 (2.30%) CCSE
6 2 (2.30%) CISM
6 2 (2.30%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (2.30%) CRISC
6 2 (2.30%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.94%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.30%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.30%) Nessus
3 2 (2.30%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (34.48%) Nokia
2 23 (26.44%) Huawei
3 18 (20.69%) Nokia Networks
4 17 (19.54%) Ericsson
5 13 (14.94%) Cramer
6 10 (11.49%) Citrix
7 9 (10.34%) Cisco
8 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.20%) Nortel
8 8 (9.20%) Siemens
8 8 (9.20%) Tellabs
9 7 (8.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 7 (8.05%) BT
10 6 (6.90%) Juniper
10 6 (6.90%) Mapinfo
10 6 (6.90%) Remedy
11 5 (5.75%) Arqiva
11 5 (5.75%) NetCracker
11 5 (5.75%) Telindus
11 5 (5.75%) Virgin Media