The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 120 94 92
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 9 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.97% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 3.71% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate - £273 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 647 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.31% 26.04% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 206 215
Average daily rate £280 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
3GPP
South East

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 4 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Newbury - - - -
3GPP
South East

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (66.67%) LTE
2 8 (44.44%) ATM
2 8 (44.44%) Huawei
2 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 7 (38.89%) GPRS
3 7 (38.89%) WCDMA
4 6 (33.33%) UMTS
4 6 (33.33%) 4G
4 6 (33.33%) CDMA
5 5 (27.78%) 3G
5 5 (27.78%) 2G
5 5 (27.78%) Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) VoLTE
7 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (11.11%) WiMAX
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Network Design
7 2 (11.11%) Use Case
7 2 (11.11%) UTRAN
7 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
7 2 (11.11%) GSM
7 2 (11.11%) Linux

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) LTE
2 8 (44.44%) ATM
3 7 (38.89%) GPRS
3 7 (38.89%) WCDMA
4 6 (33.33%) UMTS
4 6 (33.33%) 4G
4 6 (33.33%) CDMA
5 5 (27.78%) 2G
5 5 (27.78%) 3G
6 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 3 (16.67%) VoLTE
7 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (11.11%) WiMAX
7 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (11.11%) UTRAN
7 2 (11.11%) GSM
8 1 (5.56%) ISDN
8 1 (5.56%) PSTN
8 1 (5.56%) VoIP
8 1 (5.56%) Broadband
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Marketing
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Lead Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) RF Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) RF Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.56%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Validation
1 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 2 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) System Testing
3 1 (5.56%) QMS
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Information Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
1 1 (5.56%) Tcl
1 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Huawei
2 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (5.56%) Tektronix
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft