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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 42 59 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing 3G 24 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.21% 1.17% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.32% 5.21% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Median daily rate £245 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £272 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £384 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-38.46% -23.52%
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
212 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.38% 22.47% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 111 94
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 29 (87.88%) 4G
2 24 (72.73%) 2G
3 18 (54.55%) Huawei
3 18 (54.55%) Ericsson
4 17 (51.52%) Nokia
4 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (51.52%) CCNP
5 15 (45.45%) CCNA
6 14 (42.42%) Cisco
6 14 (42.42%) ITIL
6 14 (42.42%) Back Office
7 13 (39.39%) CCIE
7 13 (39.39%) Juniper
7 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
7 13 (39.39%) LTE
7 13 (39.39%) Nokia Networks
7 13 (39.39%) Wireshark
8 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
9 8 (24.24%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (15.15%) UMTS
11 4 (12.12%) GSM
11 4 (12.12%) Wireless
12 3 (9.09%) Firewall
12 3 (9.09%) UTRAN
13 2 (6.06%) Node B
13 2 (6.06%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (6.06%) Diameter Protocol
13 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (6.06%) DDoS Mitigation
13 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (87.88%) 4G
2 24 (72.73%) 2G
3 13 (39.39%) LTE
3 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 13 (39.39%) Wireshark
4 8 (24.24%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (15.15%) UMTS
6 4 (12.12%) GSM
6 4 (12.12%) Wireless
7 3 (9.09%) Firewall
7 3 (9.09%) UTRAN
8 2 (6.06%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (6.06%) IPsec
8 2 (6.06%) Network Security
8 2 (6.06%) Node B
8 2 (6.06%) SS7
8 2 (6.06%) SSL
8 2 (6.06%) VPN
8 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (3.03%) SGSN
General
1 14 (42.42%) Back Office
2 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) 3G Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) 4G Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Data Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Implementation Coordinator
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.03%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Radio Design Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Budget Control
2 2 (6.06%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
2 2 (6.06%) Network Planning
2 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
2 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
2 2 (6.06%) SIEM
2 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.03%) Analytics
3 1 (3.03%) Change Management
3 1 (3.03%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.03%) Migration
3 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) C++
1 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
1 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
1 1 (3.03%) Perl
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) CCNP
1 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (45.45%) CCNA
3 13 (39.39%) CCIE
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%) HNC
4 2 (6.06%) HND
4 2 (6.06%) Security+ Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Ericsson
1 18 (54.55%) Huawei
2 17 (51.52%) Nokia
3 14 (42.42%) Cisco
4 13 (39.39%) Juniper
4 13 (39.39%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Qualys
6 1 (3.03%) F5
6 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.03%) Samsung