The first table below looks at the demand for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Reading 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 37 41 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -36
Contract jobs citing 3G 34 34 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.86% 3.49% 11.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.99% 14.17% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 21
Average daily rate
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£315 £266 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% -3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £413 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -5.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
243 240 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.58% 24.64% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 98
Average daily rate £350 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £133 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £16.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £17.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
3G
Berkshire

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G across the Reading region.

3G Daily Rate Trend in Reading

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Reading region.

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing 3G 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 3G.

1 61 (91.04%) Telecoms
2 41 (61.19%) 2G
3 38 (56.72%) 4G
4 28 (41.79%) Network Architecture
4 28 (41.79%) LTE
5 20 (29.85%) Project Management
6 15 (22.39%) Radio Access Network
7 14 (20.90%) Degree
8 13 (19.40%) Change Management
9 12 (17.91%) GSM
10 11 (16.42%) ATM
11 10 (14.93%) SQL
11 10 (14.93%) Huawei
11 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (14.93%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (14.93%) Problem Management
12 9 (13.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 9 (13.43%) SDH
13 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
13 8 (11.94%) Statistical Analysis
14 6 (8.96%) Marketing
14 6 (8.96%) VoIP
14 6 (8.96%) Ethernet
14 6 (8.96%) Ericsson
15 5 (7.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
15 5 (7.46%) Cramer
15 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
15 5 (7.46%) UMTS
15 5 (7.46%) Computer Science

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing 3G 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 3G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 41 (61.19%) 2G
2 38 (56.72%) 4G
3 28 (41.79%) LTE
4 15 (22.39%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (17.91%) GSM
6 11 (16.42%) ATM
7 9 (13.43%) SDH
8 6 (8.96%) VoIP
8 6 (8.96%) Ethernet
9 5 (7.46%) UMTS
9 5 (7.46%) SGSN
10 4 (5.97%) RANAP
10 4 (5.97%) GGSN
10 4 (5.97%) WCDMA
10 4 (5.97%) CDMA
10 4 (5.97%) GPRS
10 4 (5.97%) Wireless
11 3 (4.48%) DWDM
11 3 (4.48%) MPLS
11 3 (4.48%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.49%) MS Access
General
1 61 (91.04%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.96%) Marketing
3 4 (5.97%) Back Office
4 3 (4.48%) Finance
5 2 (2.99%) Billing
6 1 (1.49%) Front Office
6 1 (1.49%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Architect
2 8 (11.94%) Senior Architect
3 6 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) BSS Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Deployment Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Network Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.48%) PMO Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Lead Architect
6 3 (4.48%) OSS Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Planning Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Transmission Planner
6 3 (4.48%) Voice Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Provisioning Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) UNIX
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Network Architecture
2 20 (29.85%) Project Management
3 13 (19.40%) Change Management
4 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (14.93%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (14.93%) Problem Management
5 8 (11.94%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.46%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.97%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.97%) Validation
7 4 (5.97%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.97%) SOA
8 3 (4.48%) Network Planning
8 3 (4.48%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (2.99%) Logistics
10 1 (1.49%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) HND
3 2 (2.99%) HNC
4 1 (1.49%) CCNP
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PMP
4 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) NDS
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Huawei
2 9 (13.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (8.96%) Ericsson
4 5 (7.46%) Cramer
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.97%) Juniper
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) Nokia
7 1 (1.49%) Siemens
7 1 (1.49%) NEC
7 1 (1.49%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.49%) SAP
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