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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 111 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 8 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.64% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 2.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£180 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £450 £288
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +56.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +25.35%
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 3 £180 -29.41%
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
3GPP
South East

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 30 (76.92%) LTE
2 27 (69.23%) Telecoms
3 26 (66.67%) 3G
4 19 (48.72%) Radio Access Network
5 15 (38.46%) Network Architecture
6 14 (35.90%) 4G
7 11 (28.21%) UMTS
8 10 (25.64%) Internet
9 9 (23.08%) GSM
9 9 (23.08%) VoLTE
10 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (20.51%) PKI
10 8 (20.51%) UNIX
10 8 (20.51%) IPsec
11 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
11 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
11 7 (17.95%) Degree
11 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (15.38%) Wireless
12 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
12 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
12 6 (15.38%) WCDMA
12 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 6 (15.38%) GPRS
12 6 (15.38%) MS Office
12 6 (15.38%) Electronics
13 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (12.82%) Nokia
13 5 (12.82%) Wireshark

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (15.38%) MS Office
2 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 30 (76.92%) LTE
2 26 (66.67%) 3G
3 19 (48.72%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (35.90%) 4G
5 11 (28.21%) UMTS
6 10 (25.64%) Internet
7 9 (23.08%) GSM
7 9 (23.08%) VoLTE
8 8 (20.51%) IPsec
9 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.38%) WCDMA
10 6 (15.38%) GPRS
10 6 (15.38%) Wireless
11 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (12.82%) HSPA
11 5 (12.82%) Wireshark
12 3 (7.69%) 2G
12 3 (7.69%) CDMA
13 2 (5.13%) ATM
13 2 (5.13%) SDH
General
1 27 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.38%) Electronics
3 4 (10.26%) Marketing
4 3 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Network Architect
2 7 (17.95%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Architecture Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) RF Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Designer
6 1 (2.56%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) PKI
2 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Economics
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.13%) Smart Meter
5 2 (5.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) UNIX
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Network Architecture
2 5 (12.82%) Line Management
3 4 (10.26%) SWOT Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.13%) System Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (5.13%) ERP
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.13%) V-Model
5 1 (2.56%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.56%) Migration
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
2 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 5 (12.82%) Nokia
4 4 (10.26%) Actix
5 2 (5.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (5.13%) Mapinfo
5 2 (5.13%) Huawei
6 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft