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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 44 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing 3G 95 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.60% 4.86% 5.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.41% 18.21% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 16
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£270 £360 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £475 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% +22.64%
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
579 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.95% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 240 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 -21 28 £270 -35.32% 3
Newbury +3 15 £413 +358.61% 3
Slough +6 12 £208 -44.66%
Maidenhead +7 6 £260 -36.96%
Bracknell -11 5 - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 161 (71.24%) 4G
2 155 (68.58%) Telecoms
3 119 (52.65%) LTE
4 101 (44.69%) 2G
5 84 (37.17%) Radio Access Network
6 37 (16.37%) VoLTE
7 29 (12.83%) Wireless
7 29 (12.83%) GSM
8 27 (11.95%) UNIX
9 26 (11.50%) 3GPP
10 24 (10.62%) Ericsson
10 24 (10.62%) Validation
10 24 (10.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 23 (10.18%) Nokia
11 23 (10.18%) Project Management
12 22 (9.73%) Linux
12 22 (9.73%) TCP/IP
13 21 (9.29%) HP
13 21 (9.29%) Network Architecture
14 19 (8.41%) RNC
14 19 (8.41%) Cisco
14 19 (8.41%) UMTS
14 19 (8.41%) MS Excel
14 19 (8.41%) Internet
15 18 (7.96%) SS7
15 18 (7.96%) SIGTRAN
16 17 (7.52%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (7.08%) SLA
17 16 (7.08%) Ethernet
17 16 (7.08%) Degree

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (3.98%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 161 (71.24%) 4G
2 119 (52.65%) LTE
3 101 (44.69%) 2G
4 84 (37.17%) Radio Access Network
5 37 (16.37%) VoLTE
6 29 (12.83%) Wireless
6 29 (12.83%) GSM
7 26 (11.50%) 3GPP
8 22 (9.73%) TCP/IP
9 19 (8.41%) Internet
9 19 (8.41%) UMTS
9 19 (8.41%) RNC
10 18 (7.96%) SIGTRAN
10 18 (7.96%) SS7
11 17 (7.52%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (7.08%) Ethernet
12 16 (7.08%) Diameter Protocol
13 14 (6.19%) SMS
13 14 (6.19%) ATM
14 13 (5.75%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.87%) MS Access
2 4 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
General
1 155 (68.58%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.98%) Back Office
2 9 (3.98%) Electronics
3 6 (2.65%) Billing
4 5 (2.21%) Finance
5 3 (1.33%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (12.39%) Test Engineer
2 17 (7.52%) Architect
3 16 (7.08%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (6.64%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.19%) Tester
6 13 (5.75%) RAN Engineer
7 12 (5.31%) Design Engineer
8 11 (4.87%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.87%) Technical Tester
8 11 (4.87%) OSS Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Analyst
9 10 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.42%) Designer
10 9 (3.98%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) Deployment Manager
11 8 (3.54%) Delivery Project Manager
11 8 (3.54%) OSS Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.10%) Voice Engineer
12 7 (3.10%) Build Manager
12 7 (3.10%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.87%) XML
2 5 (2.21%) CSS
3 2 (0.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.44%) SOAP
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) PKI
3 6 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.65%) Handset
4 5 (2.21%) Economics
5 3 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.88%) GIS
6 2 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.95%) UNIX
2 22 (9.73%) Linux
3 6 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.21%) Solaris
5 2 (0.88%) VMS
5 2 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (10.62%) Validation
2 23 (10.18%) Project Management
3 21 (9.29%) Network Architecture
4 15 (6.64%) Network Design
5 11 (4.87%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (3.98%) Test Planning
8 8 (3.54%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.54%) Migration
8 8 (3.54%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.54%) ITIL
8 8 (3.54%) Network Planning
9 7 (3.10%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.21%) Change Control
11 5 (2.21%) Test Management
11 5 (2.21%) Test Automation
11 5 (2.21%) Line Management
11 5 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.21%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.87%) Perl
1 11 (4.87%) SQL
2 8 (3.54%) C
3 4 (1.77%) C++
4 2 (0.88%) Embedded C
4 2 (0.88%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (7.08%) Degree
2 15 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (6.64%) CCNP
3 11 (4.87%) CCNA
4 7 (3.10%) HND
5 6 (2.65%) HNC
6 4 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.33%) ISEB
7 3 (1.33%) CISSP
8 2 (0.88%) CCSA
8 2 (0.88%) CCSE
8 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) CBAP
9 1 (0.44%) CISA
9 1 (0.44%) CCDA
9 1 (0.44%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.44%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (6.64%) OpenView
2 12 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (4.42%) HP NNM
4 5 (2.21%) Cacti
4 5 (2.21%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (1.33%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.88%) Netcool
7 1 (0.44%) OPNET
7 1 (0.44%) Nessus
7 1 (0.44%) Iperf
Vendors
1 24 (10.62%) Ericsson
1 24 (10.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 23 (10.18%) Nokia
3 21 (9.29%) HP
4 19 (8.41%) Cisco
5 14 (6.19%) Huawei
6 10 (4.42%) SevOne
7 8 (3.54%) Cramer
8 7 (3.10%) Amdocs
9 6 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.65%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.21%) Mapinfo
11 4 (1.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (1.77%) Fortinet
11 4 (1.77%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.33%) ComArch
13 2 (0.88%) NEC
13 2 (0.88%) Actix
13 2 (0.88%) F5
13 2 (0.88%) Siemens
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