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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 56 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Contract jobs citing 3G 22 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.43% 4.34% 3.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 19.80% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £210 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £165 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £363 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.36%
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
226 197 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.00% 21.94% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 67 85
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 32 (86.49%) 4G
2 26 (70.27%) Telecoms
3 20 (54.05%) Radio Access Network
4 19 (51.35%) LTE
5 17 (45.95%) 2G
6 14 (37.84%) Nokia
7 13 (35.14%) Project Management
8 9 (24.32%) Back Office
9 8 (21.62%) Service Delivery
9 8 (21.62%) Huawei
9 8 (21.62%) Degree
10 7 (18.92%) High Availability
11 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (16.22%) Diameter Protocol
11 6 (16.22%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (16.22%) MGW
11 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
11 6 (16.22%) SPML
11 6 (16.22%) Service Management
11 6 (16.22%) Change Management
11 6 (16.22%) INAP
11 6 (16.22%) SOAP
11 6 (16.22%) ITIL
11 6 (16.22%) LDAP
12 5 (13.51%) HNC
13 4 (10.81%) Service Design
13 4 (10.81%) Node B
13 4 (10.81%) Nokia Networks
13 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (10.81%) Problem Management

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 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
1 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (86.49%) 4G
2 20 (54.05%) Radio Access Network
3 19 (51.35%) LTE
4 17 (45.95%) 2G
5 6 (16.22%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (16.22%) INAP
5 6 (16.22%) LDAP
5 6 (16.22%) MGW
5 6 (16.22%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (10.81%) Node B
6 4 (10.81%) RNC
6 4 (10.81%) Wireless
7 3 (8.11%) 3GPP
7 3 (8.11%) UMTS
8 2 (5.41%) ATM
8 2 (5.41%) GSM
8 2 (5.41%) UTRAN
9 1 (2.70%) Bluetooth
9 1 (2.70%) Broadband
9 1 (2.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (70.27%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Back Office
3 4 (10.81%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Mobile Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.81%) 4G Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Optimisation Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Radio Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.41%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Transition Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) SOAP
1 6 (16.22%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) PKI
2 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Project Management
2 8 (21.62%) Service Delivery
3 7 (18.92%) High Availability
4 6 (16.22%) Change Management
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
4 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 6 (16.22%) Service Management
5 4 (10.81%) eTOM
5 4 (10.81%) Network Design
5 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Service Design
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.41%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) HNC
3 4 (10.81%) HND
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) MISRA
1 1 (2.70%) MISRA C
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Nokia
2 8 (21.62%) Huawei
3 4 (10.81%) Ericsson
3 4 (10.81%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.70%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.70%) BT
5 1 (2.70%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (2.70%) Siemens