Period
to 19 September 2018

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 6 months to 19 September 2018 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 56 72
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 -15
Contract jobs citing 3G 21 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.45% 2.53% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 11.27% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 1
Reading median daily rate £188 £300 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -45.45% +103.70%
10th Percentile £165 £263 £525
90th Percentile £229 £428 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £275 £313 £260
% change year-on-year -12.00% +20.19% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Reading median hourly rate £16.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £36.25
90th Percentile £16.75 - £38.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 - £37.50

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 273 284 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.79% 22.47% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 144 184
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £169 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £560 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 12
Reading median hourly rate £17.25 £19.66 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.26% +0.25% +12.06%
10th Percentile £15.30 £14.40 £11.55
90th Percentile £58.00 £50.76 £38.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% -6.90% -34.09%

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 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 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 3G.

1 15 (71.43%) 4G
2 10 (47.62%) 2G
3 9 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (38.10%) Huawei
5 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 6 (28.57%) Data Entry
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Nokia
7 5 (23.81%) Migration
7 5 (23.81%) VoLTE
8 4 (19.05%) Validation
8 4 (19.05%) Wireless
8 4 (19.05%) LTE
8 4 (19.05%) Network Planning
9 3 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
10 2 (9.52%) Node B
10 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
10 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
10 2 (9.52%) IaaS
10 2 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
10 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
10 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
10 2 (9.52%) Decision-Making
10 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (9.52%) Network Management
10 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
10 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) 4G
2 10 (47.62%) 2G
3 9 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (23.81%) VoLTE
5 4 (19.05%) LTE
5 4 (19.05%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (9.52%) IPsec
7 2 (9.52%) Node B
8 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.76%) INAP
8 1 (4.76%) ISUP
8 1 (4.76%) MGW
8 1 (4.76%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (4.76%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Radio Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 3G Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) OSS Architect
3 2 (9.52%) OSS Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) 3G Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Core Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) VAS Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Data Entry
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Network Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) BCP
4 2 (9.52%) Decision-Making
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.76%) Escalation Management
5 1 (4.76%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Presales
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
1 2 (9.52%) Netcool
1 2 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (9.52%) OpenView
1 2 (9.52%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Huawei
2 6 (28.57%) Nokia
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) Cramer
4 1 (4.76%) NetCracker
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia Networks