The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for 3G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 52 34
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Contract jobs citing 3G 26 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.45% 2.27% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 9.35% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £244 £260
% change year-on-year +23.07% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.60 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -21.60% -32.43%  

3G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 143 214 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.49% 24.29% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 108 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +12.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing 3G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 3G in Reading

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in Reading

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in Reading over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for 3G.

1 30 (85.71%) 4G
2 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
3 23 (65.71%) LTE
4 14 (40.00%) 2G
5 12 (34.29%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (31.43%) Validation
7 10 (28.57%) Nokia
8 8 (22.86%) Linux
8 8 (22.86%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (20.00%) UMTS
10 6 (17.14%) Project Management
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) VoLTE
11 5 (14.29%) MVNO
11 5 (14.29%) Degree
11 5 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
11 5 (14.29%) GSM
12 4 (11.43%) INAP
12 4 (11.43%) SMS
12 4 (11.43%) LDAP
12 4 (11.43%) SOAP
12 4 (11.43%) SPML
12 4 (11.43%) Value-Added Service
13 3 (8.57%) Network Architecture
13 3 (8.57%) Nokia Networks
13 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
13 3 (8.57%) Big Data
13 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (8.57%) ITIL
13 3 (8.57%) Unix

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) 4G
2 23 (65.71%) LTE
3 14 (40.00%) 2G
4 12 (34.29%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (22.86%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (20.00%) UMTS
7 6 (17.14%) VoLTE
8 5 (14.29%) GSM
8 5 (14.29%) MVNO
8 5 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (11.43%) INAP
9 4 (11.43%) LDAP
9 4 (11.43%) SMS
9 4 (11.43%) Value-Added Service
10 2 (5.71%) 5G
10 2 (5.71%) UTRAN
10 2 (5.71%) Wireless
11 1 (2.86%) DNS
11 1 (2.86%) Firewall
11 1 (2.86%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Big Data
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
General
1 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) LTE Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Data Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Optimisation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Transition Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Wireless Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
1 4 (11.43%) SPML
2 2 (5.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Validation
2 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) Data Management
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Network Management
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.71%) Presales
4 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.86%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Perl
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) CCNP
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) CCNA
3 2 (5.71%) HNC
3 2 (5.71%) HND
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PMO
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Nagios
2 1 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Nokia
2 3 (8.57%) Ericsson
2 3 (8.57%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (8.57%) VMware
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) Huawei
3 2 (5.71%) Juniper
3 2 (5.71%) Samsung
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) Siemens