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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 151 - 193
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 2 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% - 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £268 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.54% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
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
335 694 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.65% 13.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 502 451
Average daily rate £413 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (42.86%) 4G
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) 2G
3 2 (28.57%) Handset
3 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Siemens
3 2 (28.57%) Sage
3 2 (28.57%) Intranet
3 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (28.57%) DSL
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) 4G
1 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (28.57%) 2G
2 2 (28.57%) DSL
2 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
2 2 (28.57%) Intranet
2 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
3 1 (14.29%) RIP
3 1 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (14.29%) SNMP
3 1 (14.29%) SS7
3 1 (14.29%) TACACS
3 1 (14.29%) TCAP
3 1 (14.29%) VRRP
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) IT Support
1 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) BSS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technology Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Handset
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) SUSE
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Network Design
1 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
1 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) Iperf
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Sage
2 2 (28.57%) Siemens
3 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle