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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 49 31 54
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing 3G 28 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.79% 4.52% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.53% 16.32% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
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£270 £418 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.32% +60.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £335 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% +22.64%
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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
207 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.62% 27.69% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 48 (73.85%) 4G
3 43 (66.15%) LTE
4 36 (55.38%) Radio Access Network
5 31 (47.69%) 2G
6 17 (26.15%) UNIX
7 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
8 13 (20.00%) Project Management
9 11 (16.92%) Degree
10 10 (15.38%) MS Access
10 10 (15.38%) Perl
10 10 (15.38%) SQL
10 10 (15.38%) XML
11 9 (13.85%) MS Office
11 9 (13.85%) 3GPP
11 9 (13.85%) RNC
12 8 (12.31%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (12.31%) VoLTE
12 8 (12.31%) Electronics
13 7 (10.77%) Ericsson
13 7 (10.77%) Linux
13 7 (10.77%) HND
14 6 (9.23%) HNC
14 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.23%) CCNP
14 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
14 6 (9.23%) IPsec
14 6 (9.23%) Validation
14 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.85%) MS Office
3 8 (12.31%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 48 (73.85%) 4G
2 43 (66.15%) LTE
3 36 (55.38%) Radio Access Network
4 31 (47.69%) 2G
5 9 (13.85%) RNC
5 9 (13.85%) 3GPP
6 8 (12.31%) VoLTE
7 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
7 6 (9.23%) IPsec
8 4 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (6.15%) UMTS
9 3 (4.62%) GSM
9 3 (4.62%) SDH
9 3 (4.62%) SMS
9 3 (4.62%) Internet
9 3 (4.62%) VLAN
9 3 (4.62%) SGSN
10 2 (3.08%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (3.08%) VPLS
10 2 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) MS Access
2 3 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
General
1 52 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
2 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
2 5 (7.69%) Architect
3 4 (6.15%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (4.62%) Project Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (4.62%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 2 (3.08%) Designer
5 2 (3.08%) OSS Architect
5 2 (3.08%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Consultant
5 2 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
5 2 (3.08%) Technical Manager
5 2 (3.08%) IP Engineer
6 1 (1.54%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (1.54%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) PKI
1 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) GIS
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Handset
3 1 (1.54%) Economics
3 1 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.15%) UNIX
2 7 (10.77%) Linux
3 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Project Management
2 6 (9.23%) Validation
3 5 (7.69%) Line Management
4 4 (6.15%) Network Design
5 3 (4.62%) Network Planning
5 3 (4.62%) Migration
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (4.62%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.08%) Change Control
6 2 (3.08%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.08%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.08%) Test Management
6 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.54%) System Testing
7 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.54%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) Perl
1 10 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) HND
3 6 (9.23%) CCNP
3 6 (9.23%) HNC
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) OpenView
1 2 (3.08%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Ericsson
2 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.69%) Huawei
4 4 (6.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (6.15%) Nokia
5 3 (4.62%) Mapinfo
5 3 (4.62%) Greenplum
5 3 (4.62%) Cramer
5 3 (4.62%) ComArch
6 2 (3.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (3.08%) Amdocs
6 2 (3.08%) SevOne
6 2 (3.08%) Remedy
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco
6 2 (3.08%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Nortel
7 1 (1.54%) BT
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