The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 61 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing 3G 11 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.40% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 1.94% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.31% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £46.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
3G
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 103 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.36% 17.76% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 49
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £384 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 34
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3G
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 10 (62.50%) C
1 10 (62.50%) ZigBee
2 8 (50.00%) 2G
3 7 (43.75%) Wireless
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) GSM
4 6 (37.50%) Embedded C
5 5 (31.25%) C++
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Electronics
6 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (25.00%) GPRS
6 4 (25.00%) LTE
7 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) ISEB
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Python
7 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
8 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
8 2 (12.50%) EMC
9 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
9 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
9 1 (6.25%) CAD
9 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
9 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
9 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
9 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
9 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 10 (62.50%) ZigBee
2 8 (50.00%) 2G
3 7 (43.75%) Wireless
4 6 (37.50%) GSM
5 4 (25.00%) GPRS
5 4 (25.00%) LTE
6 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
7 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (6.25%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (25.00%) Electronics
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Mechanical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (6.25%) Signal Processing
4 1 (6.25%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C
2 6 (37.50%) Embedded C
3 5 (31.25%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) SolidWorks