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 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 111 111 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 9 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.69% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 2.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £251
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +23.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-24.41% +21.12%
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
560 662 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.90% 26.81% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 244 229
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £469
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%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 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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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 -2 4 £246 -3.43%
Reading - 2 £325 - 1
Maidenhead +4 1 - -
3GPP
South East

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (70.27%) 3G
1 26 (70.27%) LTE
2 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
3 15 (40.54%) Network Architecture
4 14 (37.84%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (35.14%) 4G
6 10 (27.03%) Internet
6 10 (27.03%) UMTS
7 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) IPsec
8 7 (18.92%) GSM
8 7 (18.92%) UNIX
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) PKI
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
9 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (16.22%) VoLTE
9 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.22%) MS Office
9 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
9 6 (16.22%) Electronics
10 5 (13.51%) Wireless
10 5 (13.51%) GPRS
10 5 (13.51%) WCDMA
10 5 (13.51%) Line Management
10 5 (13.51%) Wireshark
11 4 (10.81%) SWOT Analysis
11 4 (10.81%) Marketing

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (16.22%) MS Office
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
1 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) 3G
1 26 (70.27%) LTE
2 14 (37.84%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (35.14%) 4G
4 10 (27.03%) Internet
4 10 (27.03%) UMTS
5 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
6 7 (18.92%) GSM
6 7 (18.92%) IPsec
7 6 (16.22%) VoLTE
8 5 (13.51%) Wireshark
8 5 (13.51%) WCDMA
8 5 (13.51%) GPRS
8 5 (13.51%) Wireless
9 4 (10.81%) 2G
9 4 (10.81%) HSPA
10 3 (8.11%) ZigBee
10 3 (8.11%) Network Security
10 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.22%) Electronics
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
4 3 (8.11%) Finance
5 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Network Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Strategy Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Architecture Manager
5 3 (8.11%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) RF Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) PKI
2 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.81%) Economics
4 3 (8.11%) Smart Meter
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) UNIX
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Network Architecture
2 5 (13.51%) Line Management
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) SWOT Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) ERP
4 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (8.11%) Time Management
4 3 (8.11%) V-Model
5 2 (5.41%) System Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CCIE
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.81%) Ericsson
3 3 (8.11%) Nokia
3 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Huawei
3 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.70%) Sybase
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) ComArch
5 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks