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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 103 116 101
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 27 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.32% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 1.40% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
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£223 - £273
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 - £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +9 12 - - 1
Newbury - 3 £295 -
Slough -3 1 £475 - 1
3GPP
South East

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (78.79%) Telecoms
2 25 (75.76%) LTE
3 22 (66.67%) 3G
4 19 (57.58%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (48.48%) 4G
6 10 (30.30%) GSM
7 9 (27.27%) UMTS
7 9 (27.27%) Network Architecture
8 8 (24.24%) Ericsson
9 7 (21.21%) UNIX
9 7 (21.21%) VoLTE
9 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (21.21%) Degree
10 6 (18.18%) PKI
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (18.18%) Linux
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
10 6 (18.18%) Internet
10 6 (18.18%) IPsec
11 5 (15.15%) Electronics
11 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.15%) MS Office
11 5 (15.15%) WCDMA
11 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
11 5 (15.15%) Wireshark
11 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
11 5 (15.15%) Line Management
11 5 (15.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 4 (12.12%) Actix
12 4 (12.12%) Nokia

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (21.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.15%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) LTE
2 22 (66.67%) 3G
3 19 (57.58%) Radio Access Network
4 16 (48.48%) 4G
5 10 (30.30%) GSM
6 9 (27.27%) UMTS
7 7 (21.21%) VoLTE
8 6 (18.18%) Internet
8 6 (18.18%) IPsec
9 5 (15.15%) WCDMA
9 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.15%) Wireshark
10 4 (12.12%) GPRS
10 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (12.12%) Wireless
11 3 (9.09%) 2G
11 3 (9.09%) CDMA
11 3 (9.09%) GGSN
11 3 (9.09%) SGSN
12 2 (6.06%) GPON
General
1 26 (78.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Electronics
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Finance
5 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Architecture Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (6.06%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Designer
4 2 (6.06%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.06%) RF Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) PKI
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Economics
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.06%) Statistics
5 1 (3.03%) GIS
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Internet of Things
5 1 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) UNIX
2 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Network Architecture
2 5 (15.15%) Line Management
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) System Testing
3 3 (9.09%) SWOT Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Coaching
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Network Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) BPR
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) SOA
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Ericsson
2 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (12.12%) Actix
4 4 (12.12%) Nokia
5 3 (9.09%) Mapinfo
5 3 (9.09%) Huawei
6 2 (6.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Sybase
7 1 (3.03%) Comverse