The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 71 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing 3G 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 0.35% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.42% 2.63% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £266 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
3G
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
124 114 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.52% 13.23% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 37
Average daily rate £350 £385 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £304 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) GSM
5 2 (33.33%) UMTS
5 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
5 2 (33.33%) Nokia
5 2 (33.33%) LTE
6 1 (16.67%) Actix
6 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (16.67%) High Availability
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Change Control
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Amdocs
6 1 (16.67%) Network Design
6 1 (16.67%) Huawei
6 1 (16.67%) Statistics
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
6 1 (16.67%) HSPA
6 1 (16.67%) Internet
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) OSPF
6 1 (16.67%) BGP-4
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (16.67%) LAN

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) GSM
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
5 1 (16.67%) BGP-4
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) HSPA
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) RF Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Actix
2 1 (16.67%) Amdocs
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Huawei
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper