The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 153 192 201
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +9
Contract jobs citing 3G 1 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.073% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.54% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Average daily rate - £425 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.61% +5.88%
3G
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
432 742 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.37% 13.50% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 541 516
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.27 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.96 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

3G
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Handset
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) QMS

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (33.33%) GSM
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Compliance Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Product Management
1 1 (33.33%) QMS
1 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens