The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP 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 3GPP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 116 121 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -40
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 10 7 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 0.27% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 1.19% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £300 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.23% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
3GPP
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
656 587 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.76% 22.78% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 227 233
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the Berkshire region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3GPP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

3GPP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the Berkshire region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3GPP
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 3GPP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 +17 2 £450 -
Slough - - - -
3GPP
South East

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 3GPP 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 3GPP.

1 21 (84.00%) 4G
2 20 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 18 (72.00%) LTE
4 17 (68.00%) 3G
5 15 (60.00%) Degree
5 15 (60.00%) VoLTE
6 14 (56.00%) Radio Access Network
7 13 (52.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 7 (28.00%) Project Management
8 7 (28.00%) GPRS
8 7 (28.00%) GSM
8 7 (28.00%) UMTS
8 7 (28.00%) Coaching
9 6 (24.00%) Electronics
10 5 (20.00%) Marketing
10 5 (20.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.00%) WCDMA
11 4 (16.00%) Resource Management
11 4 (16.00%) Information Management
11 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
12 3 (12.00%) GIS
12 3 (12.00%) Nokia
12 3 (12.00%) Mapinfo
12 3 (12.00%) SQL
12 3 (12.00%) User Experience
12 3 (12.00%) Performance Improvement
13 2 (8.00%) HSPA
13 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
13 2 (8.00%) ZigBee

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing 3GPP 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 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) 4G
2 18 (72.00%) LTE
3 17 (68.00%) 3G
4 15 (60.00%) VoLTE
5 14 (56.00%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (28.00%) GPRS
6 7 (28.00%) GSM
6 7 (28.00%) UMTS
7 5 (20.00%) WCDMA
8 2 (8.00%) HSPA
8 2 (8.00%) ZigBee
8 2 (8.00%) DNS
8 2 (8.00%) ISUP
8 2 (8.00%) Wireless
8 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
9 1 (4.00%) NGN
9 1 (4.00%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (4.00%) GGSN
9 1 (4.00%) SGSN
9 1 (4.00%) 2G
General
1 20 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (24.00%) Electronics
3 5 (20.00%) Marketing
3 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Systems Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) 3G Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) UMTS Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Radio Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Product Manager
7 1 (4.00%) DSP Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) GIS
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Physics
3 1 (4.00%) DTV
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Project Management
1 7 (28.00%) Coaching
2 4 (16.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (16.00%) Information Management
2 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) eTOM
5 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.00%) BPR
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) PMP
2 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (12.00%) Nokia
2 3 (12.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.00%) Huawei
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Comverse