The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 55 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 10 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 3.95% 4.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 21.26% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 3
Median daily rate £550 £270 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% -15.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £270 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +23.07%
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
175 174 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.29% 18.59% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 85
Median daily rate £388 £340 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 3G.

1 31 (86.11%) 4G
2 25 (69.44%) Telecoms
3 20 (55.56%) LTE
4 18 (50.00%) 2G
5 16 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
6 13 (36.11%) Nokia
7 12 (33.33%) Project Management
8 10 (27.78%) Back Office
8 10 (27.78%) Huawei
9 9 (25.00%) Degree
10 8 (22.22%) High Availability
10 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
10 8 (22.22%) ITIL
11 7 (19.44%) Change Management
11 7 (19.44%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (16.67%) MGW
12 6 (16.67%) SPML
12 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
12 6 (16.67%) INAP
12 6 (16.67%) Service Management
12 6 (16.67%) LDAP
12 6 (16.67%) SOAP
13 5 (13.89%) HNC
13 5 (13.89%) UMTS
13 5 (13.89%) Wireless
13 5 (13.89%) Node B
14 4 (11.11%) Service Design
14 4 (11.11%) Matrix Organization

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) 4G
2 20 (55.56%) LTE
3 18 (50.00%) 2G
4 16 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (19.44%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (16.67%) INAP
6 6 (16.67%) LDAP
6 6 (16.67%) MGW
6 6 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (13.89%) Node B
7 5 (13.89%) UMTS
7 5 (13.89%) Wireless
8 4 (11.11%) GSM
9 3 (8.33%) Firewall
9 3 (8.33%) RNC
9 3 (8.33%) UTRAN
10 2 (5.56%) IPsec
10 2 (5.56%) Network Security
10 2 (5.56%) VoLTE
10 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (69.44%) Telecoms
2 10 (27.78%) Back Office
3 4 (11.11%) Front Office
4 3 (8.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.78%) Finance
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Mobile Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.11%) 4G Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Optimisation Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Transition Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) SOAP
1 6 (16.67%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
1 2 (5.56%) PKI
1 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Project Management
2 8 (22.22%) High Availability
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 7 (19.44%) Change Management
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Service Management
5 4 (11.11%) eTOM
5 4 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (11.11%) Network Design
5 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) Service Design
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
1 1 (2.78%) C++
1 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
1 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) HNC
3 4 (11.11%) HND
4 2 (5.56%) CCNP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) CISM
4 2 (5.56%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (5.56%) CRISC
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Nessus
1 2 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Nokia
2 10 (27.78%) Huawei
3 4 (11.11%) Samsung
4 3 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 3 (8.33%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) Qualys
6 1 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.78%) BT
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) F5
6 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.78%) Siemens