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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 28 53 4
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -49
Contract jobs citing 3G 39 25 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.52% 2.49% 12.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.32% 10.46% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 13
Average daily rate
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£418 £260 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.57% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £226 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
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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
239 239 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.73% 23.78% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 83 100
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (85.92%) Telecoms
2 39 (54.93%) 4G
3 36 (50.70%) LTE
4 34 (47.89%) 2G
5 23 (32.39%) Project Management
6 22 (30.99%) Network Architecture
7 19 (26.76%) Radio Access Network
8 18 (25.35%) Degree
9 14 (19.72%) Huawei
10 13 (18.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 12 (16.90%) Ericsson
12 10 (14.08%) SQL
13 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
13 9 (12.68%) ATM
14 8 (11.27%) Statistical Analysis
15 7 (9.86%) Marketing
15 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
15 7 (9.86%) SGSN
15 7 (9.86%) Nokia
15 7 (9.86%) Back Office
15 7 (9.86%) SDH
15 7 (9.86%) Ethernet
15 7 (9.86%) Cisco
16 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
16 6 (8.45%) VoIP
16 6 (8.45%) Juniper
16 6 (8.45%) Internet
16 6 (8.45%) SLA
16 6 (8.45%) GGSN
16 6 (8.45%) RANAP

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 39 (54.93%) 4G
2 36 (50.70%) LTE
3 34 (47.89%) 2G
4 19 (26.76%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (12.68%) ATM
6 7 (9.86%) Ethernet
6 7 (9.86%) SDH
6 7 (9.86%) SGSN
7 6 (8.45%) RANAP
7 6 (8.45%) Internet
7 6 (8.45%) VoIP
7 6 (8.45%) GGSN
8 5 (7.04%) Broadband
9 4 (5.63%) GSM
9 4 (5.63%) Wireless
10 3 (4.23%) UMTS
10 3 (4.23%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (2.82%) 2.5G
11 2 (2.82%) INAP
11 2 (2.82%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.41%) MS Access
General
1 61 (85.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.86%) Back Office
2 7 (9.86%) Marketing
3 5 (7.04%) Billing
4 4 (5.63%) Finance
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Architect
2 9 (12.68%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (9.86%) Senior Architect
4 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Design Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Deployment Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Transmission Planner
5 4 (5.63%) Network Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) BSS Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Planning Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.23%) PMO Manager
6 3 (4.23%) OSS Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Project Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) Provisioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) UNIX
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Project Management
2 22 (30.99%) Network Architecture
3 8 (11.27%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (7.04%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (7.04%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.63%) Data Analysis
5 4 (5.63%) Validation
5 4 (5.63%) Data Modelling
5 4 (5.63%) SOA
5 4 (5.63%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.23%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (4.23%) Network Planning
7 2 (2.82%) Logistics
7 2 (2.82%) Migration
7 2 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.82%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) HND
3 2 (2.82%) HNC
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) NDS
2 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Huawei
2 13 (18.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (16.90%) Ericsson
4 7 (9.86%) Nokia
4 7 (9.86%) Cisco
5 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.45%) Juniper
6 4 (5.63%) Cramer
7 2 (2.82%) BT
8 1 (1.41%) NEC
8 1 (1.41%) Siemens
8 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.41%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.41%) F5
8 1 (1.41%) SAP