Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for 3G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3G over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3G
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 93 59
Rank change year-on-year -36 -34 -29
Contract jobs citing 3G 40 77 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.97% 1.79% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.21% 7.80% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 44
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £290 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -17.14%
10th Percentile £231 £208 £204
90th Percentile £365 £438 £379
South East median daily rate £275 £270 £270
% change year-on-year +1.85% - -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
South East median hourly rate - £16.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -16.67% -48.00%

3G is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 768 987 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.69% 22.94% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 491 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £234 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -42.61% +64.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing 3G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for 3G in Berkshire

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3G in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in Berkshire

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in Berkshire

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in Berkshire

3G
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -12 10 £300 +15.38%
Newbury -9 6 - - 1
Slough -6 2 £200 -38.46%
Bracknell +4 1 - -
Maidenhead -8 1 - -
3G
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for 3G.

1 29 (72.50%) 4G
2 24 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 22 (55.00%) LTE
4 17 (42.50%) 2G
5 14 (35.00%) VoLTE
6 12 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (25.00%) Degree
9 9 (22.50%) Project Management
10 8 (20.00%) VoWiFi
10 8 (20.00%) Service Design
11 7 (17.50%) Diameter Protocol
11 7 (17.50%) GSM
12 6 (15.00%) Linux
12 6 (15.00%) Ericsson
12 6 (15.00%) Nokia
12 6 (15.00%) Finance
12 6 (15.00%) Validation
12 6 (15.00%) Huawei
13 5 (12.50%) QA
13 5 (12.50%) Xcode
13 5 (12.50%) Objective-C
13 5 (12.50%) HSPA
13 5 (12.50%) Android
13 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
13 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (12.50%) Publishing
13 5 (12.50%) Apple
13 5 (12.50%) WCDMA
13 5 (12.50%) Java

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) 4G
2 22 (55.00%) LTE
3 17 (42.50%) 2G
4 14 (35.00%) VoLTE
5 12 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (20.00%) VoWiFi
7 7 (17.50%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (17.50%) GSM
8 5 (12.50%) HSPA
8 5 (12.50%) WCDMA
9 4 (10.00%) MPLS
9 4 (10.00%) UMTS
10 3 (7.50%) MVNO
10 3 (7.50%) RNC
10 3 (7.50%) Wireless
11 2 (5.00%) Internet
11 2 (5.00%) ISUP
11 2 (5.00%) Megaco
11 2 (5.00%) MGW
11 2 (5.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) GIS
2 1 (2.50%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Android Studio
1 5 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 24 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 5 (12.50%) Publishing
4 2 (5.00%) Back Office
4 2 (5.00%) French Language
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Designer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Junior
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Support
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Vendor Manager
5 2 (5.00%) VoLTE Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Android
3 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Project Management
2 8 (20.00%) Service Design
3 6 (15.00%) Validation
4 5 (12.50%) Coaching
4 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.50%) Mobile Development
4 5 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
4 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.50%) High Availability
5 3 (7.50%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Analytics
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Apple Swift
1 5 (12.50%) Java
1 5 (12.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (5.00%) HNC
3 2 (5.00%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (15.00%) Huawei
1 6 (15.00%) Nokia
2 5 (12.50%) Apple
3 2 (5.00%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) Cramer
4 1 (2.50%) Dell
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Infoblox
4 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.50%) NEC
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy
4 1 (2.50%) Samsung