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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 104 130 84
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -46
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 11 2 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.46% 0.076% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 0.29% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
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£475 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £195 £270
% change year-on-year
+58.97% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+16.90% -25.26%
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
639 696 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.50% 26.55% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 218 234
Average daily rate £355 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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
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 1 October 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
Slough - 3 - -
Reading - - - - 1
3GPP
South East

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (69.57%) LTE
2 15 (65.22%) 4G
2 15 (65.22%) Telecoms
3 13 (56.52%) VoLTE
3 13 (56.52%) Degree
4 11 (47.83%) GPRS
5 10 (43.48%) 3G
6 9 (39.13%) Electronics
7 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
7 8 (34.78%) GSM
7 8 (34.78%) WCDMA
8 7 (30.43%) UMTS
8 7 (30.43%) Information Management
8 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (26.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (21.74%) Wireless
10 5 (21.74%) Project Management
11 4 (17.39%) DNS
11 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
12 3 (13.04%) Marketing
12 3 (13.04%) ZigBee
12 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
12 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
12 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (13.04%) HSPA
12 3 (13.04%) Coaching
12 3 (13.04%) Linux
12 3 (13.04%) HP
12 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 3 (13.04%) Nokia

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) LTE
2 15 (65.22%) 4G
3 13 (56.52%) VoLTE
4 11 (47.83%) GPRS
5 10 (43.48%) 3G
6 8 (34.78%) GSM
6 8 (34.78%) WCDMA
7 7 (30.43%) UMTS
7 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (21.74%) Wireless
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
10 3 (13.04%) ZigBee
10 3 (13.04%) HSPA
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.04%) 2G
11 2 (8.70%) Firewall
11 2 (8.70%) Internet
11 2 (8.70%) IPv6
11 2 (8.70%) VoIP
11 2 (8.70%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 15 (65.22%) Telecoms
2 9 (39.13%) Electronics
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.70%) Billing
5 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Systems Architect
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
1 7 (30.43%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) 3G Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) UMTS Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.35%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.70%) DTV
2 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.70%) Physics
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Information Management
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.04%) Coaching
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) V-Model
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) QMS
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) Network Management
6 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Use Case
7 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
1 2 (8.70%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Tcl
2 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Nokia
3 2 (8.70%) SGI
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Agilent
4 1 (4.35%) Tektronix