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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 34 54 11
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -43
Contract jobs citing 3G 34 22 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.08% 2.20% 10.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.89% 9.52% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 16
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£240 £248 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £146 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -60.83%
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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
180 231 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.61% 23.08% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 January 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 59 (84.29%) Telecoms
2 46 (65.71%) 4G
3 38 (54.29%) 2G
4 33 (47.14%) LTE
5 26 (37.14%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 12 (17.14%) GSM
7 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2
7 12 (17.14%) Ericsson
7 12 (17.14%) Huawei
8 11 (15.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 10 (14.29%) Degree
9 10 (14.29%) Project Management
10 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
11 8 (11.43%) Migration
11 8 (11.43%) VoLTE
12 7 (10.00%) Data Entry
12 7 (10.00%) UNIX
12 7 (10.00%) INAP
12 7 (10.00%) Nokia
12 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (8.57%) ITIL
13 6 (8.57%) VoIP
13 6 (8.57%) DNS
13 6 (8.57%) Validation
13 6 (8.57%) Wireless
13 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (7.14%) BT
14 5 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
14 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
2 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 46 (65.71%) 4G
2 38 (54.29%) 2G
3 33 (47.14%) LTE
4 26 (37.14%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 12 (17.14%) GSM
7 8 (11.43%) VoLTE
8 7 (10.00%) INAP
9 6 (8.57%) VoIP
9 6 (8.57%) DNS
9 6 (8.57%) Wireless
10 5 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
10 5 (7.14%) HTTP
10 5 (7.14%) SCCP
11 4 (5.71%) SS7
11 4 (5.71%) SMPP
11 4 (5.71%) Megaco
11 4 (5.71%) TCAP
11 4 (5.71%) Internet
11 4 (5.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) MS Access
General
1 59 (84.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Back Office
3 2 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (11.43%) Test Engineer
2 5 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (7.14%) Coordinator
2 5 (7.14%) Architect
3 4 (5.71%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (5.71%) Design Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (4.29%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (4.29%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Test Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Tester
5 2 (2.86%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (2.86%) Quality Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (2.86%) Network Architect
5 2 (2.86%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (1.43%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (1.43%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Replication
3 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) UNIX
2 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (7.14%) Solaris
2 5 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2
2 10 (14.29%) Project Management
3 8 (11.43%) Migration
4 7 (10.00%) Data Entry
5 6 (8.57%) ITIL
5 6 (8.57%) Validation
6 3 (4.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (4.29%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.29%) Change Management
7 2 (2.86%) eTOM
7 2 (2.86%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.86%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (2.86%) Test Management
7 2 (2.86%) System Testing
7 2 (2.86%) Service Management
7 2 (2.86%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.86%) Network Planning
7 2 (2.86%) Coaching
8 1 (1.43%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.43%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) Perl
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) HNC
2 5 (7.14%) HND
2 5 (7.14%) CCNP
2 5 (7.14%) CCNA
2 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.86%) PMP
3 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Ericsson
1 12 (17.14%) Huawei
2 11 (15.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (10.00%) Nokia
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.14%) BT
4 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.29%) HP
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) Remedy
6 1 (1.43%) Juniper
6 1 (1.43%) BMC
6 1 (1.43%) EMC
6 1 (1.43%) Nortel
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