The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G 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
3G
Rank 53 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing 3G 1 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 1.94% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 17.19% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £135 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -41.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.32% +14.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £14.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+152.63% -62.00%
3G
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.50% 11.31% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 35
Average daily rate £325 £240 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -4.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

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

1 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) CCIP
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) DSLAM
5 1 (16.67%) DSL
5 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (16.67%) GIS
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) BT
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Cramer
5 1 (16.67%) PDA
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) LLU

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

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

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) DSLAM
4 1 (16.67%) DSL
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) LLU
4 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
4 1 (16.67%) xDSL
4 1 (16.67%) ADSL
4 1 (16.67%) Broadband
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) PSTN
4 1 (16.67%) SDH
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) NOC Manager
1 1 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) PDA
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCIP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy
1 1 (16.67%) BT
1 1 (16.67%) Cramer