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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 40 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing 3G 37 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.83% 3.08% 5.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.05% 12.65% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £278 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £268 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £288 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £290
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.20%
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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
205 253 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.22% 24.33% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 89 75
Average daily rate £350 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 57 (80.28%) Telecoms
2 49 (69.01%) 4G
3 37 (52.11%) LTE
4 35 (49.30%) 2G
5 33 (46.48%) Radio Access Network
6 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
7 17 (23.94%) UNIX
8 11 (15.49%) PRINCE2
9 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
9 10 (14.08%) Linux
9 10 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
10 9 (12.68%) Degree
10 9 (12.68%) 3GPP
10 9 (12.68%) Ethernet
10 9 (12.68%) Project Management
11 8 (11.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 7 (9.86%) Data Entry
12 7 (9.86%) Validation
12 7 (9.86%) GSM
12 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
12 7 (9.86%) MS Office
13 6 (8.45%) Perl
13 6 (8.45%) SQL
13 6 (8.45%) XML
13 6 (8.45%) HNC
13 6 (8.45%) HND
13 6 (8.45%) MS Access
13 6 (8.45%) DNS

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.41%) CMS
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.86%) MS Office
3 5 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 49 (69.01%) 4G
2 37 (52.11%) LTE
3 35 (49.30%) 2G
4 33 (46.48%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
6 9 (12.68%) 3GPP
6 9 (12.68%) Ethernet
7 7 (9.86%) GSM
7 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.45%) DNS
8 6 (8.45%) SS7
8 6 (8.45%) IPsec
9 5 (7.04%) Internet
9 5 (7.04%) SCCP
9 5 (7.04%) INAP
9 5 (7.04%) VoIP
10 4 (5.63%) LDAP
10 4 (5.63%) SMS
10 4 (5.63%) Broadband
10 4 (5.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) MS Access
General
1 57 (80.28%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.04%) Electronics
3 4 (5.63%) Finance
4 3 (4.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (14.08%) Test Engineer
2 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
3 5 (7.04%) Architect
4 4 (5.63%) Coordinator
4 4 (5.63%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (4.23%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.23%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (4.23%) Design Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Project Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Network Planner
5 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.23%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Tester
6 2 (2.82%) Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) Test Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (1.41%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) XML
2 4 (5.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) PKI
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) UNIX
2 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 10 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Solaris
4 1 (1.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) PRINCE2
2 9 (12.68%) Project Management
3 7 (9.86%) Data Entry
3 7 (9.86%) Validation
4 5 (7.04%) Line Management
4 5 (7.04%) ITIL
5 4 (5.63%) Test Management
5 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
6 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.23%) System Testing
6 3 (4.23%) Migration
6 3 (4.23%) Network Planning
7 2 (2.82%) ITSM
7 2 (2.82%) Network Design
7 2 (2.82%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (2.82%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.82%) Coaching
8 1 (1.41%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.41%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (1.41%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) Perl
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) HNC
2 6 (8.45%) HND
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.04%) CCNP
3 5 (7.04%) CCNA
4 2 (2.82%) PMP
4 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
2 8 (11.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) Nokia
5 2 (2.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.41%) Huawei
6 1 (1.41%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.41%) Siemens
6 1 (1.41%) Business Objects