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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 54 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing 3G 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.26% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 1.46% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£260 - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% +22.64%
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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
82 137 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.01% 17.89% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 47
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

3G Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 (62.50%) 2G
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) 4G
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 2 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (25.00%) UMTS
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) GPRS
3 2 (25.00%) GSM
3 2 (25.00%) Amdocs
3 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) DWDM
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) RNC
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) 2G
2 3 (37.50%) 4G
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) UMTS
3 2 (25.00%) GPRS
3 2 (25.00%) GSM
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) RNC
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) Broadband
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Amdocs
2 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) NEC
3 1 (12.50%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (12.50%) Nortel
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix