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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 28 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing 3G 39 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.35% 3.35% 4.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.21% 13.75% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £294 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £318 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -24.13%
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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
193 240 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.52% 24.34% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 70
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 56 (78.87%) Telecoms
2 51 (71.83%) 4G
3 37 (52.11%) LTE
4 36 (50.70%) Radio Access Network
5 31 (43.66%) 2G
6 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
7 15 (21.13%) UNIX
8 10 (14.08%) 3GPP
8 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
9 9 (12.68%) Degree
9 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
9 9 (12.68%) Project Management
10 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
10 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
10 8 (11.27%) Linux
10 8 (11.27%) MS Office
10 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (9.86%) PKI
11 7 (9.86%) IPsec
12 6 (8.45%) Electronics
12 6 (8.45%) Validation
12 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
12 6 (8.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (8.45%) Perl
12 6 (8.45%) SQL
12 6 (8.45%) XML
12 6 (8.45%) HNC
12 6 (8.45%) HND
12 6 (8.45%) MS Access

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.27%) MS Office
3 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 51 (71.83%) 4G
2 37 (52.11%) LTE
3 36 (50.70%) Radio Access Network
4 31 (43.66%) 2G
5 10 (14.08%) 3GPP
5 10 (14.08%) VoLTE
6 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
7 7 (9.86%) IPsec
8 6 (8.45%) Ethernet
8 6 (8.45%) SS7
9 5 (7.04%) Internet
9 5 (7.04%) GSM
9 5 (7.04%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (5.63%) SGSN
10 4 (5.63%) SMS
10 4 (5.63%) Broadband
11 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (4.23%) ISUP
11 3 (4.23%) RNC
11 3 (4.23%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) MS Access
General
1 56 (78.87%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Electronics
3 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.08%) Test Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.45%) Architect
4 5 (7.04%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.23%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Network Planner
6 3 (4.23%) Project Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Tester
7 2 (2.82%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) PKI
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.41%) Economics
5 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) UNIX
2 8 (11.27%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Solaris
3 1 (1.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
1 9 (12.68%) Project Management
2 6 (8.45%) Validation
3 5 (7.04%) Data Entry
3 5 (7.04%) Line Management
4 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
4 4 (5.63%) Test Management
4 4 (5.63%) Network Design
4 4 (5.63%) ITIL
5 3 (4.23%) Network Planning
5 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.23%) System Testing
5 3 (4.23%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (4.23%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.23%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.82%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.82%) Coaching
6 2 (2.82%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (2.82%) Migration
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%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.82%) PMP
4 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) OpenView
2 1 (1.41%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) HP
4 3 (4.23%) Mapinfo
4 3 (4.23%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.23%) Greenplum
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.41%) Nokia
6 1 (1.41%) Siemens
6 1 (1.41%) SevOne