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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 71 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing 3G 4 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.86% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 7.23% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Average daily rate
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- £345 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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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
113 83 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.24% 11.87% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 54
Average daily rate £400 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -61.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 6 (85.71%) 2G
1 6 (85.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (57.14%) LTE
3 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (42.86%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 3 (42.86%) Huawei
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Python
5 2 (28.57%) LDAP
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (14.29%) HSPA
6 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Line Management
6 1 (14.29%) Coaching
6 1 (14.29%) User Experience
6 1 (14.29%) RNC
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Degree

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (85.71%) 2G
2 4 (57.14%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 2 (28.57%) LDAP
5 1 (14.29%) HSPA
5 1 (14.29%) RNC
5 1 (14.29%) GPRS
5 1 (14.29%) GSM
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
5 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) UTRAN
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (42.86%) Huawei
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Anite
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia