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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 58 69 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 0.38% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.75
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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
155 260 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.47% 28.14% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 82 75
Average daily rate £338 £338 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 12 (85.71%) LTE
3 10 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (64.29%) 3G
5 8 (57.14%) UNIX
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
6 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (50.00%) 4G
6 7 (50.00%) IPsec
6 7 (50.00%) PKI
7 6 (42.86%) Electronics
7 6 (42.86%) Degree
7 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
7 6 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 6 (42.86%) MS Office
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
8 5 (35.71%) WCDMA
8 5 (35.71%) Line Management
9 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
10 2 (14.29%) GGSN
10 2 (14.29%) SGSN
10 2 (14.29%) VoLTE
10 2 (14.29%) UMTS
10 2 (14.29%) GPRS
10 2 (14.29%) GSM
10 2 (14.29%) Internet
10 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 6 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) LTE
2 10 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (64.29%) 3G
4 7 (50.00%) IPsec
4 7 (50.00%) 4G
5 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (35.71%) WCDMA
7 2 (14.29%) UMTS
7 2 (14.29%) GPRS
7 2 (14.29%) GSM
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) GGSN
7 2 (14.29%) SGSN
7 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) VoLTE
8 1 (7.14%) MGW
8 1 (7.14%) Megaco
8 1 (7.14%) ISUP
8 1 (7.14%) ISDN
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) RAN Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) CS Core Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) PKI
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) UNIX
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Line Management
2 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) SWOT Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft