The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.26% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
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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 Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.50% 16.49% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 16
Average daily rate £375 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £137 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 7 (100.00%) 2G
2 6 (85.71%) Handset
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Maven
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Ant
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) Apache
2 6 (85.71%) J2ME
2 6 (85.71%) WAP
2 6 (85.71%) Toad
2 6 (85.71%) Sun
2 6 (85.71%) HP
2 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
2 6 (85.71%) Apple
2 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 6 (85.71%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (85.71%) Apache Ivy

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (85.71%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
2 6 (85.71%) 4G
3 1 (14.29%) LTE
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) Toad
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
1 6 (85.71%) Apache Ivy
1 6 (85.71%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) QA Leader
2 4 (57.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) J2ME
1 6 (85.71%) WAP
1 6 (85.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Handset
1 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Sun
1 6 (85.71%) HP
1 6 (85.71%) Apple