The first table below looks at the demand for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 31 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 Buckinghamshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 70 69 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing 3G 10 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.77% 0.97% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 7.81% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£425 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -5.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 128 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.72% 12.37% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 49
Average daily rate £330 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.96 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -57.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
3G
South East

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3G
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Amersham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Chesham - - - -
3G
South East

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) 2G
2 8 (72.73%) 4G
3 5 (45.45%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (27.27%) UMTS
5 2 (18.18%) Remedy
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Progress
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (9.09%) LTE
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (9.09%) MVNO
6 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) PDA
6 1 (9.09%) Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) ATM
6 1 (9.09%) Broadband
6 1 (9.09%) GSM
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) 2G
1 8 (72.73%) 4G
2 5 (45.45%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (27.27%) UMTS
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) LTE
4 1 (9.09%) ATM
4 1 (9.09%) Broadband
4 1 (9.09%) GSM
4 1 (9.09%) MVNO
General
1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
2 2 (18.18%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) RF Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) PMI
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Progress
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy