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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 120 122 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.15% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.56% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £130 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £453 £220 £400
% change year-on-year
+105.68% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
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
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Reading -10 3 - -
3GPP
South East

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (66.67%) 4G
4 3 (50.00%) Node B
4 3 (50.00%) RNC
5 2 (33.33%) 2G
5 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (33.33%) Huawei
5 2 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (33.33%) UTRAN
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (33.33%) VLAN
5 2 (33.33%) Network Planning
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
6 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
6 1 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (66.67%) 4G
4 3 (50.00%) Node B
4 3 (50.00%) RNC
5 2 (33.33%) 2G
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) UTRAN
5 2 (33.33%) VLAN
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (16.67%) IPsec
6 1 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (16.67%) UMTS
6 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Designer
2 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) IP Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Huawei
1 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) ComArch
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia