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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 62 36 55
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs citing 3G 15 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.54% 4.01% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.40% 18.62% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 2
Average daily rate £363 £240 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.04% +24.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £266 £312
% change year-on-year
+5.16% -14.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
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
278 188 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.57% 21.53% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 91 90
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £126 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016, 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 21 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 18 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 17 (62.96%) 4G
3 17 (62.96%) LTE
4 14 (51.85%) 2G
5 7 (25.93%) RNC
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) MS Office
7 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
7 5 (18.52%) 3GPP
7 5 (18.52%) Network Planning
7 5 (18.52%) Huawei
8 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Wireless
8 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (14.81%) Nokia
9 3 (11.11%) Unix
9 3 (11.11%) Ericsson
9 3 (11.11%) VLAN
9 3 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (11.11%) Node B
10 2 (7.41%) VoLTE
10 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.41%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (7.41%) Change Control
10 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 17 (62.96%) 4G
2 17 (62.96%) LTE
3 14 (51.85%) 2G
4 7 (25.93%) RNC
5 5 (18.52%) 3GPP
6 4 (14.81%) Wireless
7 3 (11.11%) Node B
7 3 (11.11%) VLAN
8 2 (7.41%) GSM
8 2 (7.41%) MPLS
8 2 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (7.41%) UMTS
8 2 (7.41%) UTRAN
8 2 (7.41%) VoLTE
9 1 (3.70%) HSPA
9 1 (3.70%) IPsec
9 1 (3.70%) MGW
9 1 (3.70%) SDH
9 1 (3.70%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Network Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Site Acquisition Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Site Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.41%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.70%) BBC
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) iDTV
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Network Planning
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Fault Management
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
1 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.70%) APMP
3 1 (3.70%) HNC
3 1 (3.70%) HND
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) MISRA
1 1 (3.70%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Huawei
2 4 (14.81%) Nokia
3 3 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 3 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (7.41%) Amdocs
4 2 (7.41%) ComArch
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.70%) Cramer
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft