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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 55 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing 3G 26 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.52% 3.42% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.93% 16.75% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate £266 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £181 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £380 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.61% +5.88%
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
291 203 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.23% 20.44% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 74 90
Average daily rate £400 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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 34 (85.00%) 4G
2 30 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 22 (55.00%) Radio Access Network
4 21 (52.50%) LTE
5 17 (42.50%) 2G
6 14 (35.00%) Project Management
7 13 (32.50%) Nokia
8 10 (25.00%) Back Office
8 10 (25.00%) Degree
9 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (20.00%) Service Management
9 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 8 (20.00%) ITIL
10 7 (17.50%) High Availability
10 7 (17.50%) Huawei
11 6 (15.00%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (15.00%) MGW
11 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
11 6 (15.00%) SPML
11 6 (15.00%) Diameter Protocol
11 6 (15.00%) HNC
11 6 (15.00%) SOAP
11 6 (15.00%) LDAP
11 6 (15.00%) INAP
11 6 (15.00%) Change Management
12 5 (12.50%) HND
12 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3
13 4 (10.00%) Service Design
13 4 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (85.00%) 4G
2 22 (55.00%) Radio Access Network
3 21 (52.50%) LTE
4 17 (42.50%) 2G
5 6 (15.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (15.00%) INAP
5 6 (15.00%) LDAP
5 6 (15.00%) MGW
5 6 (15.00%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (10.00%) Node B
6 4 (10.00%) RNC
6 4 (10.00%) Wireless
7 3 (7.50%) 3GPP
8 2 (5.00%) ATM
8 2 (5.00%) UMTS
8 2 (5.00%) VoLTE
9 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
9 1 (2.50%) Broadband
9 1 (2.50%) GSM
9 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (25.00%) Back Office
3 4 (10.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) 4G Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Mobile Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Transition Manager
4 3 (7.50%) 3G Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) SOAP
1 6 (15.00%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Project Management
2 8 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (20.00%) Service Management
3 7 (17.50%) High Availability
4 6 (15.00%) Change Management
4 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) eTOM
6 4 (10.00%) Network Design
6 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Service Design
7 2 (5.00%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
1 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) HNC
3 5 (12.50%) HND
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) MISRA
1 1 (2.50%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Nokia
2 7 (17.50%) Huawei
3 4 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 3 (7.50%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.50%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.50%) BT
6 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) Siemens