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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 36 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing 3G 38 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.09% 4.22% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.97% 15.02% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
Average daily rate
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£270 £320 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +20.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £312 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £444 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -19.71%
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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
173 253 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.64% 28.08% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 84 82
Average daily rate £340 £351 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 52 (75.36%) Telecoms
2 51 (73.91%) 4G
3 42 (60.87%) LTE
4 38 (55.07%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (42.03%) 2G
6 18 (26.09%) UNIX
7 17 (24.64%) MS Excel
8 11 (15.94%) Project Management
9 10 (14.49%) MS Access
9 10 (14.49%) Perl
9 10 (14.49%) SQL
9 10 (14.49%) XML
9 10 (14.49%) VoLTE
10 9 (13.04%) MS Office
10 9 (13.04%) 3GPP
10 9 (13.04%) Degree
11 8 (11.59%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (11.59%) Electronics
11 8 (11.59%) Linux
12 7 (10.14%) HND
12 7 (10.14%) IPsec
12 7 (10.14%) Ericsson
12 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
12 7 (10.14%) PKI
12 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
13 6 (8.70%) RNC
13 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (8.70%) HNC
13 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 17 (24.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.04%) MS Office
3 8 (11.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 51 (73.91%) 4G
2 42 (60.87%) LTE
3 38 (55.07%) Radio Access Network
4 29 (42.03%) 2G
5 10 (14.49%) VoLTE
6 9 (13.04%) 3GPP
7 7 (10.14%) IPsec
8 6 (8.70%) RNC
8 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.25%) Internet
10 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (5.80%) SGSN
11 3 (4.35%) SMS
11 3 (4.35%) UMTS
11 3 (4.35%) Broadband
11 3 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
12 2 (2.90%) GPRS
12 2 (2.90%) GSM
12 2 (2.90%) ATM
12 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) MS Access
2 3 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
General
1 52 (75.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.59%) Electronics
3 3 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.14%) Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Project Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 3 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.90%) OSS Architect
7 2 (2.90%) Network Planner
7 2 (2.90%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Network Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) PKI
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) Economics
5 1 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) UNIX
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Project Management
2 5 (7.25%) Validation
2 5 (7.25%) Line Management
3 4 (5.80%) Network Design
4 3 (4.35%) Network Architecture
4 3 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.90%) Test Planning
5 2 (2.90%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.90%) Change Control
5 2 (2.90%) Test Strategy
5 2 (2.90%) Network Planning
5 2 (2.90%) Test Management
5 2 (2.90%) Migration
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.45%) ITIL
6 1 (1.45%) ITSM
6 1 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) Perl
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) HND
3 6 (8.70%) CCNP
3 6 (8.70%) HNC
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.25%) CCNA
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) OpenView
1 2 (2.90%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
1 7 (10.14%) Ericsson
2 5 (7.25%) Nokia
3 4 (5.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (4.35%) Huawei
4 3 (4.35%) Greenplum
4 3 (4.35%) Mapinfo
4 3 (4.35%) Remedy
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco
5 2 (2.90%) HP
5 2 (2.90%) SevOne
5 2 (2.90%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.45%) Siemens
6 1 (1.45%) Nortel
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.45%) BT
6 1 (1.45%) Cramer