The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 42 49 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -27
Contract jobs citing 3G 36 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.81% 2.71% 6.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.00% 10.74% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 8
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£213 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £14.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+152.63% -62.00%
3G
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
200 242 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.16% 25.23% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 90 66
Average daily rate £350 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £183 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Reading region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

3G Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 March 2015, 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 57 (80.28%) Telecoms
2 46 (64.79%) 4G
3 37 (52.11%) 2G
4 31 (43.66%) LTE
4 31 (43.66%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (18.31%) Ethernet
6 12 (16.90%) PRINCE2
7 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
7 11 (15.49%) GSM
8 10 (14.08%) Degree
8 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
9 9 (12.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (12.68%) UNIX
10 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
10 8 (11.27%) Project Management
10 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (9.86%) Data Entry
11 7 (9.86%) DNS
11 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
11 7 (9.86%) Ericsson
11 7 (9.86%) Linux
11 7 (9.86%) Validation
11 7 (9.86%) Migration
11 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (8.45%) Huawei
12 6 (8.45%) ITIL
12 6 (8.45%) Broadband
12 6 (8.45%) VoIP
12 6 (8.45%) SCCP
12 6 (8.45%) VCP4

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 46 (64.79%) 4G
2 37 (52.11%) 2G
3 31 (43.66%) Radio Access Network
3 31 (43.66%) LTE
4 13 (18.31%) Ethernet
5 11 (15.49%) GSM
6 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
7 7 (9.86%) DNS
8 6 (8.45%) Broadband
8 6 (8.45%) VoIP
8 6 (8.45%) SCCP
9 5 (7.04%) INAP
9 5 (7.04%) SS7
9 5 (7.04%) IPsec
9 5 (7.04%) Internet
9 5 (7.04%) HTTP
10 4 (5.63%) LDAP
10 4 (5.63%) RNC
10 4 (5.63%) Wireless
10 4 (5.63%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) MS Access
General
1 57 (80.28%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Billing
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (12.68%) Test Engineer
2 7 (9.86%) Architect
3 6 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (8.45%) Voice Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Coordinator
4 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.23%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Network Planner
6 3 (4.23%) Provisioning Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.82%) Tester
7 2 (2.82%) Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.41%) Network Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) SOAP
2 2 (2.82%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Replication
3 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) UNIX
2 7 (9.86%) Linux
2 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) PRINCE2
2 8 (11.27%) Project Management
3 7 (9.86%) Validation
3 7 (9.86%) Migration
3 7 (9.86%) Data Entry
4 6 (8.45%) ITIL
5 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
5 4 (5.63%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.23%) Change Management
7 2 (2.82%) ITSM
7 2 (2.82%) eTOM
7 2 (2.82%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.82%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (2.82%) Test Management
7 2 (2.82%) System Testing
7 2 (2.82%) Coaching
8 1 (1.41%) Line Management
8 1 (1.41%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.41%) Dependency Management
8 1 (1.41%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) Perl
2 2 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) VCP4
3 5 (7.04%) HNC
3 5 (7.04%) HND
3 5 (7.04%) CCNP
3 5 (7.04%) CCNA
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.82%) PMP
4 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
2 1 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.86%) Ericsson
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.45%) Huawei
5 4 (5.63%) Nokia
6 3 (4.23%) HP
6 3 (4.23%) BT
7 2 (2.82%) Remedy
8 1 (1.41%) Siemens
8 1 (1.41%) EMC
8 1 (1.41%) Nortel
8 1 (1.41%) BMC
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago