The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP 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 3GPP over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 64 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 5 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.53% 0.80% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.51% 3.21% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£350 - £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £400 £273
% change year-on-year
-24.37% +46.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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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
199 249 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.08% 24.88% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 91 66
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £186 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the Reading region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing 3GPP 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 3GPP.

1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
3 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (33.33%) ISUP
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
4 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) 3G
4 2 (33.33%) GGSN
4 2 (33.33%) SGSN
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) UTRAN
5 1 (16.67%) BPR
5 1 (16.67%) SS7
5 1 (16.67%) Megaco
5 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
5 1 (16.67%) eTOM
5 1 (16.67%) PKI
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) NGN
5 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (16.67%) Comverse
5 1 (16.67%) MGW
5 1 (16.67%) VCP4

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing 3GPP 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 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) ISUP
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) GGSN
3 2 (33.33%) SGSN
4 1 (16.67%) UTRAN
4 1 (16.67%) SS7
4 1 (16.67%) Megaco
4 1 (16.67%) NGN
4 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (16.67%) MGW
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) PSTN
4 1 (16.67%) UMTS
4 1 (16.67%) ATM
4 1 (16.67%) CDMA
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) CS Core Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Internet of Things
2 1 (16.67%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) BPR
2 1 (16.67%) eTOM
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) VCP4
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (16.67%) Comverse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft