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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 33 33 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing 3G 119 117 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.75% 4.86% 10.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.56% 18.08% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 36
Average daily rate
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£325 £304 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
641 647 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.59% 26.88% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 221 207
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
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 £14.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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 30 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 30 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 +13 40 £320 +23.07% 7
Slough +10 11 £375 - 2
Bracknell +13 9 £230 -
Windsor +1 3 - -
Newbury -6 3 £174 -43.26%
Maidenhead - 3 £475 - 4
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 151 (76.26%) Telecoms
2 99 (50.00%) LTE
3 97 (48.99%) 2G
4 91 (45.96%) 4G
5 53 (26.77%) Network Architecture
5 53 (26.77%) Project Management
6 49 (24.75%) Radio Access Network
7 37 (18.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 36 (18.18%) Degree
9 25 (12.63%) GSM
10 23 (11.62%) SQL
10 23 (11.62%) SLA
11 21 (10.61%) Change Management
12 19 (9.60%) ATM
12 19 (9.60%) Problem Management
13 18 (9.09%) Huawei
13 18 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (9.09%) VoLTE
13 18 (9.09%) SDH
14 17 (8.59%) Ethernet
14 17 (8.59%) MPLS
14 17 (8.59%) RANAP
15 16 (8.08%) SGSN
15 16 (8.08%) Billing
15 16 (8.08%) Validation
15 16 (8.08%) Nokia
16 15 (7.58%) UMTS
16 15 (7.58%) GPRS
16 15 (7.58%) MS Excel
16 15 (7.58%) Network Design

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (1.52%) Lync
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Maya
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 99 (50.00%) LTE
2 97 (48.99%) 2G
3 91 (45.96%) 4G
4 49 (24.75%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (12.63%) GSM
6 19 (9.60%) ATM
7 18 (9.09%) VoLTE
7 18 (9.09%) SDH
8 17 (8.59%) Ethernet
8 17 (8.59%) MPLS
8 17 (8.59%) RANAP
9 16 (8.08%) SGSN
10 15 (7.58%) UMTS
10 15 (7.58%) GPRS
10 15 (7.58%) SIGTRAN
11 14 (7.07%) Wireless
11 14 (7.07%) SS7
11 14 (7.07%) VoIP
12 13 (6.57%) DWDM
13 12 (6.06%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.54%) MS Access
1 7 (3.54%) Data Mining
General
1 151 (76.26%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.08%) Billing
3 12 (6.06%) Finance
4 9 (4.55%) Marketing
5 5 (2.53%) Front Office
5 5 (2.53%) Back Office
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (18.69%) Architect
2 26 (13.13%) Design Engineer
3 24 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (9.09%) Senior Architect
5 15 (7.58%) Test Engineer
6 13 (6.57%) RAN Engineer
6 13 (6.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 11 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.56%) Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) Databuild Engineer
8 8 (4.04%) Designer
9 7 (3.54%) Network Analyst
9 7 (3.54%) Voice Engineer
9 7 (3.54%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (3.54%) Deployment Manager
10 6 (3.03%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
12 4 (2.02%) PMO Manager
12 4 (2.02%) Logistics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.53%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.01%) Statistics
5 1 (0.51%) DTV
5 1 (0.51%) Handset
5 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.57%) UNIX
2 4 (2.02%) Linux
3 1 (0.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.77%) Network Architecture
1 53 (26.77%) Project Management
2 21 (10.61%) Change Management
3 19 (9.60%) Problem Management
4 18 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (8.08%) Validation
6 15 (7.58%) Network Design
7 14 (7.07%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (5.05%) Capacity Management
8 10 (5.05%) Statistical Analysis
9 9 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.04%) PRINCE2
11 7 (3.54%) ITIL
11 7 (3.54%) Performance Management
12 6 (3.03%) Logistics
12 6 (3.03%) Network Planning
12 6 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.03%) Data Modelling
13 5 (2.53%) Workflow
13 5 (2.53%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.62%) SQL
2 6 (3.03%) C
3 5 (2.53%) VB
4 3 (1.52%) Perl
4 3 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.52%) ISEB
3 3 (1.52%) PMP
3 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.52%) CCNP
3 3 (1.52%) HND
3 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.01%) HNC
4 2 (1.01%) CCNA
4 2 (1.01%) CNA
4 2 (1.01%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.62%) SLA
2 5 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) NDS
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (2.53%) OPNET
2 4 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.52%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 37 (18.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 18 (9.09%) Huawei
3 16 (8.08%) Nokia
4 13 (6.57%) Ericsson
5 10 (5.05%) Cisco
5 10 (5.05%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.03%) BT
6 6 (3.03%) Siemens
7 5 (2.53%) Juniper
7 5 (2.53%) HP
7 5 (2.53%) Nortel
7 5 (2.53%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.53%) Cramer
8 4 (2.02%) F5
8 4 (2.02%) SAP
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle
10 2 (1.01%) Amdocs
10 2 (1.01%) SGI
11 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.51%) Mapinfo
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