The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 64 44 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs citing 3G 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.51% 0.56% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.04% 4.69% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£263 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 - £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.71% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
99 64 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.56% 11.92% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 47
Average daily rate £400 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +57.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
3G
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

3G Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) 2G
2 2 (40.00%) SS7
2 2 (40.00%) ISUP
2 2 (40.00%) SCCP
2 2 (40.00%) INAP
2 2 (40.00%) GPRS
2 2 (40.00%) GSM
2 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (40.00%) UMTS
2 2 (40.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (40.00%) Agilent
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (40.00%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (40.00%) LTE
2 2 (40.00%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) SMS
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Huawei

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) 3GPP
1 2 (40.00%) UMTS
1 2 (40.00%) WCDMA
1 2 (40.00%) SS7
1 2 (40.00%) ISUP
1 2 (40.00%) SCCP
1 2 (40.00%) INAP
1 2 (40.00%) 2G
1 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (40.00%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (40.00%) LTE
1 2 (40.00%) 4G
1 2 (40.00%) GPRS
1 2 (40.00%) GSM
2 1 (20.00%) SMS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Agilent
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei