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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 32 62 4
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -58
Contract jobs citing 3G 37 21 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.26% 2.06% 13.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.05% 8.90% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 17
Average daily rate
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£380 £293 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.91% +24.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -24.28%
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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
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
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 £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 62 (84.93%) Telecoms
2 39 (53.42%) LTE
2 39 (53.42%) 4G
3 34 (46.58%) 2G
4 25 (34.25%) Project Management
5 20 (27.40%) Network Architecture
6 19 (26.03%) Degree
7 18 (24.66%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (21.92%) Huawei
9 14 (19.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 13 (17.81%) Ericsson
11 10 (13.70%) SQL
12 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
12 9 (12.33%) Ethernet
13 8 (10.96%) ATM
13 8 (10.96%) Statistical Analysis
13 8 (10.96%) Computer Science
14 7 (9.59%) Marketing
14 7 (9.59%) SGSN
14 7 (9.59%) Cisco
14 7 (9.59%) SDH
14 7 (9.59%) Nokia
14 7 (9.59%) Internet
14 7 (9.59%) Back Office
15 6 (8.22%) Juniper
15 6 (8.22%) SLA
15 6 (8.22%) VoIP
15 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
15 6 (8.22%) Broadband
15 6 (8.22%) GGSN

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 39 (53.42%) LTE
1 39 (53.42%) 4G
2 34 (46.58%) 2G
3 18 (24.66%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (12.33%) Ethernet
5 8 (10.96%) ATM
6 7 (9.59%) SGSN
6 7 (9.59%) SDH
6 7 (9.59%) Internet
7 6 (8.22%) VoIP
7 6 (8.22%) Broadband
7 6 (8.22%) GGSN
7 6 (8.22%) RANAP
8 4 (5.48%) Wireless
9 3 (4.11%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (4.11%) UMTS
9 3 (4.11%) VoLTE
10 2 (2.74%) 2.5G
10 2 (2.74%) INAP
10 2 (2.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.37%) MS Access
General
1 62 (84.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.59%) Marketing
2 7 (9.59%) Back Office
3 6 (8.22%) Billing
4 4 (5.48%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Korean Language
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Architect
2 9 (12.33%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (9.59%) Senior Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Deployment Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) BSS Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Provisioning Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Transmission Planner
7 3 (4.11%) Planning Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Voice Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) PMO Manager
7 3 (4.11%) OSS Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Quality Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) UNIX
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Project Management
2 20 (27.40%) Network Architecture
3 8 (10.96%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.85%) Validation
4 5 (6.85%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (6.85%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.48%) Migration
5 4 (5.48%) Data Modelling
5 4 (5.48%) SOA
5 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
5 4 (5.48%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.11%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.11%) Change Management
6 3 (4.11%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (2.74%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.74%) Logistics
7 2 (2.74%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.37%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) HND
3 2 (2.74%) HNC
4 1 (1.37%) CCNP
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PMP
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) NDS
2 1 (1.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Huawei
2 14 (19.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 13 (17.81%) Ericsson
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco
4 7 (9.59%) Nokia
5 6 (8.22%) Juniper
5 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.48%) Cramer
6 4 (5.48%) BT
7 1 (1.37%) F5
7 1 (1.37%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.37%) SAP
7 1 (1.37%) Siemens
7 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.37%) NEC
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Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago