The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 69 - 60
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% - 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% - 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £289
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.20%
3G
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 141 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.06% 17.67% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 47 50
Average daily rate £400 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 11
Average hourly rate £15.83 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.29% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.03 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £45.00 £55.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

3G
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
Warrington - 10 £260 -
3G
North West

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 21 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (71.43%) 4G
3 13 (61.90%) LTE
3 13 (61.90%) 2G
3 13 (61.90%) GSM
4 8 (38.10%) Network Design
4 8 (38.10%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (38.10%) Performance Engineering
5 7 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 7 (33.33%) HSPA
5 7 (33.33%) Resource Management
5 7 (33.33%) Huawei
5 7 (33.33%) WCDMA
5 7 (33.33%) GPRS
5 7 (33.33%) Nortel
5 7 (33.33%) Ericsson
5 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 6 (28.57%) Statistics
6 6 (28.57%) RNC
6 6 (28.57%) Network Planning
7 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) BT
7 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
8 4 (19.05%) Network Management
8 4 (19.05%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) Data Entry
8 4 (19.05%) Business Objects

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) 4G
2 13 (61.90%) LTE
2 13 (61.90%) 2G
2 13 (61.90%) GSM
3 8 (38.10%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (33.33%) HSPA
4 7 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 7 (33.33%) GPRS
5 6 (28.57%) RNC
6 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) ATM
General
1 21 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SLA Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) RF Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Design
1 8 (38.10%) Performance Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 7 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Network Planning
4 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Network Management
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (19.05%) Data Entry
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) eTOM
6 1 (4.76%) Logistics
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 7 (33.33%) Huawei
1 7 (33.33%) Nortel
1 7 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 5 (23.81%) BT
3 4 (19.05%) Business Objects
3 4 (19.05%) Mapinfo