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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 60 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing 3G 9 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.15% 0.10% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 0.61% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£225 - £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
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 Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
143 165 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.33% 16.77% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 77 91
Average daily rate £345 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £47.50
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 10 (71.43%) 2G
3 8 (57.14%) 4G
4 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
5 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) BT
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) LTE
6 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
6 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) MS Office
7 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 1 (7.14%) Cramer
8 1 (7.14%) Network Design
8 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
8 1 (7.14%) Logistics
8 1 (7.14%) 2.5G
8 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (7.14%) C
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (7.14%) ATM
8 1 (7.14%) Broadband
8 1 (7.14%) SDH
8 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.14%) VPN

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) 2G
2 8 (57.14%) 4G
3 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
4 3 (21.43%) LTE
5 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) 2.5G
6 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (7.14%) ATM
6 1 (7.14%) Broadband
6 1 (7.14%) SDH
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 11 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (7.14%) IT Trainer
1 1 (7.14%) Transmission Planner
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
1 1 (7.14%) SLA Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Trainer
1 1 (7.14%) Analyst
1 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
1 1 (7.14%) Quality Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) BT
2 1 (7.14%) Cramer
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft