The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 28 44 4
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -40
Contract jobs citing 3G 43 32 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.88% 3.45% 11.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.27% 13.79% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 16
Average daily rate
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£320 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £430 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -5.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
249 232 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.26% 25.03% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 96
Average daily rate £363 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
3G
Berkshire

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 65 (86.67%) Telecoms
2 43 (57.33%) 2G
3 42 (56.00%) 4G
4 31 (41.33%) LTE
5 30 (40.00%) Network Architecture
6 22 (29.33%) Project Management
7 18 (24.00%) Degree
7 18 (24.00%) Radio Access Network
8 13 (17.33%) Change Management
9 12 (16.00%) GSM
9 12 (16.00%) Huawei
10 11 (14.67%) ATM
10 11 (14.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 11 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (13.33%) SDH
11 10 (13.33%) SQL
11 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
12 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
12 9 (12.00%) Ericsson
13 8 (10.67%) Statistical Analysis
14 7 (9.33%) Marketing
14 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
14 7 (9.33%) Back Office
14 7 (9.33%) Ethernet
14 7 (9.33%) VoIP
15 6 (8.00%) Cisco
15 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
15 6 (8.00%) SGSN
16 5 (6.67%) GGSN

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 43 (57.33%) 2G
2 42 (56.00%) 4G
3 31 (41.33%) LTE
4 18 (24.00%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (16.00%) GSM
6 11 (14.67%) ATM
7 10 (13.33%) SDH
8 7 (9.33%) Ethernet
8 7 (9.33%) VoIP
9 6 (8.00%) SGSN
10 5 (6.67%) RANAP
10 5 (6.67%) GGSN
10 5 (6.67%) Broadband
11 4 (5.33%) Internet
11 4 (5.33%) UMTS
11 4 (5.33%) Wireless
12 3 (4.00%) DWDM
12 3 (4.00%) MPLS
12 3 (4.00%) CDMA
12 3 (4.00%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.33%) MS Access
General
1 65 (86.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.33%) Back Office
2 7 (9.33%) Marketing
3 5 (6.67%) Billing
4 4 (5.33%) Finance
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Front Office
5 1 (1.33%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Architect
2 9 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (12.00%) Senior Architect
3 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Analyst
4 4 (5.33%) Network Analyst
4 4 (5.33%) Deployment Manager
4 4 (5.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.33%) Transmission Planner
4 4 (5.33%) BSS Architect
5 3 (4.00%) Voice Project Manager
5 3 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) PMO Manager
5 3 (4.00%) Planning Manager
5 3 (4.00%) OSS Architect
5 3 (4.00%) Design Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (2.67%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (2.67%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) UNIX
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 22 (29.33%) Project Management
3 13 (17.33%) Change Management
4 11 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 8 (10.67%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.33%) Validation
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Management
8 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.33%) SOA
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (4.00%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (4.00%) Network Planning
10 2 (2.67%) Logistics
11 1 (1.33%) Data Entry
11 1 (1.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) HND
3 2 (2.67%) HNC
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) NDS
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Huawei
2 11 (14.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (12.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (8.00%) Cisco
4 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.67%) Juniper
5 5 (6.67%) Cramer
6 4 (5.33%) Nokia
7 1 (1.33%) Siemens
7 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.33%) BT
7 1 (1.33%) NEC
7 1 (1.33%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.33%) F5
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago