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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 51 44 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing 3G 11 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.45% 2.89% 4.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.21% 14.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 5
Median daily rate £550 £270 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.70% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £270 £311
% change year-on-year
-15.74% -13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-12.32% +12.30%
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
177 200 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.29% 20.62% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 103 90
Median daily rate £433 £388 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +1.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £233 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 26 August 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 (93.94%) 4G
2 21 (63.64%) Telecoms
3 18 (54.55%) 2G
4 17 (51.52%) LTE
5 14 (42.42%) Nokia
6 12 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (33.33%) Huawei
7 11 (33.33%) Back Office
8 9 (27.27%) Project Management
8 9 (27.27%) ITIL
9 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
9 7 (21.21%) Change Management
9 7 (21.21%) High Availability
9 7 (21.21%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (18.18%) SPML
10 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 6 (18.18%) MGW
10 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (18.18%) INAP
10 6 (18.18%) Wireless
10 6 (18.18%) LDAP
10 6 (18.18%) SOAP
11 5 (15.15%) HNC
11 5 (15.15%) Ericsson
11 5 (15.15%) Service Management
11 5 (15.15%) Nokia Networks
11 5 (15.15%) Node B
11 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (12.12%) Service Design

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 (93.94%) 4G
2 18 (54.55%) 2G
3 17 (51.52%) LTE
4 12 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (21.21%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (18.18%) INAP
6 6 (18.18%) LDAP
6 6 (18.18%) MGW
6 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (18.18%) Wireless
7 5 (15.15%) Node B
8 4 (12.12%) GSM
8 4 (12.12%) UMTS
9 3 (9.09%) ATM
9 3 (9.09%) Firewall
9 3 (9.09%) RNC
9 3 (9.09%) UTRAN
10 2 (6.06%) Network Security
10 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 11 (33.33%) Back Office
3 4 (12.12%) Front Office
4 2 (6.06%) Billing
5 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Architect
1 5 (15.15%) Mobile Engineer
1 5 (15.15%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) 4G Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Databuild Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Radio Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.03%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (3.03%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) SOAP
1 6 (18.18%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Handset
2 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
1 9 (27.27%) Project Management
2 7 (21.21%) Change Management
2 7 (21.21%) High Availability
2 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (15.15%) Service Management
5 4 (12.12%) eTOM
5 4 (12.12%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (12.12%) Network Design
5 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
5 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Service Design
6 2 (6.06%) Budget Control
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.06%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) C++
1 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
1 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) HNC
3 4 (12.12%) CCNP
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (12.12%) HND
4 2 (6.06%) CCIE
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) CISM
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (6.06%) CRISC
4 2 (6.06%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nessus
1 2 (6.06%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Nokia
2 11 (33.33%) Huawei
3 5 (15.15%) Ericsson
3 5 (15.15%) Nokia Networks
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Samsung
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
5 2 (6.06%) Qualys
6 1 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.03%) BT
6 1 (3.03%) F5
6 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.03%) Siemens