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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 36 57 5
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -52
Contract jobs citing 3G 33 29 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.64% 2.67% 12.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.37% 11.33% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £120 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £312 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.31% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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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
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 61 (84.72%) Telecoms
2 46 (63.89%) 4G
3 32 (44.44%) LTE
4 29 (40.28%) 2G
5 20 (27.78%) Radio Access Network
6 18 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 16 (22.22%) Degree
7 16 (22.22%) Huawei
7 16 (22.22%) Ericsson
8 14 (19.44%) Project Management
9 10 (13.89%) GSM
9 10 (13.89%) Ethernet
10 9 (12.50%) Nokia
11 8 (11.11%) Internet
11 8 (11.11%) Broadband
11 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 8 (11.11%) UNIX
11 8 (11.11%) VoLTE
12 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
12 7 (9.72%) Wireless
12 7 (9.72%) Migration
12 7 (9.72%) Billing
12 7 (9.72%) VoIP
12 7 (9.72%) INAP
12 7 (9.72%) DNS
13 6 (8.33%) SLA
13 6 (8.33%) Linux
13 6 (8.33%) Validation
13 6 (8.33%) Back Office
13 6 (8.33%) Change Management

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 46 (63.89%) 4G
2 32 (44.44%) LTE
3 29 (40.28%) 2G
4 20 (27.78%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (13.89%) GSM
5 10 (13.89%) Ethernet
6 8 (11.11%) Broadband
6 8 (11.11%) Internet
6 8 (11.11%) VoLTE
7 7 (9.72%) DNS
7 7 (9.72%) INAP
7 7 (9.72%) Wireless
7 7 (9.72%) VoIP
8 5 (6.94%) HTTP
8 5 (6.94%) SCCP
8 5 (6.94%) GGSN
8 5 (6.94%) SGSN
8 5 (6.94%) MGW
8 5 (6.94%) RANAP
9 4 (5.56%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) MS Access
General
1 61 (84.72%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.72%) Billing
3 6 (8.33%) Back Office
4 5 (6.94%) Finance
5 4 (5.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Architect
2 8 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (6.94%) Design Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Coordinator
3 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) Customer Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.56%) Senior Architect
4 4 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Provisioning Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Network Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Test Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Quality Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Project Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) SOAP
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) UNIX
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Project Management
2 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 7 (9.72%) Migration
4 6 (8.33%) Change Management
4 6 (8.33%) Validation
4 6 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 5 (6.94%) ITIL
6 4 (5.56%) Data Entry
7 3 (4.17%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.17%) Test Planning
8 2 (2.78%) Coaching
8 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.78%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.78%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (1.39%) Matrix Management
9 1 (1.39%) Workflow
9 1 (1.39%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.39%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.39%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) HNC
2 4 (5.56%) HND
3 2 (2.78%) CCNP
3 2 (2.78%) CCNA
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.78%) PMP
3 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) NDS
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) OpenView
1 1 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 16 (22.22%) Ericsson
2 16 (22.22%) Huawei
3 9 (12.50%) Nokia
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco
4 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.94%) BT
5 4 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (1.39%) BMC
6 1 (1.39%) Siemens
6 1 (1.39%) HP
6 1 (1.39%) EMC
6 1 (1.39%) Nortel
6 1 (1.39%) NEC
6 1 (1.39%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.39%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.39%) F5
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