The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 192 208 210
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing 3G 3 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 1.37% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
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£220 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% -6.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
707 803 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 11.30% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 533 643
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 43
Average hourly rate £22.35 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.63% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £36.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
3G
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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 29 July 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) 2G
2 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (35.71%) Ericsson
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 4 (28.57%) RNC
5 3 (21.43%) Nokia
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (14.29%) 4G
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) 2G
2 4 (28.57%) RNC
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) Intranet
4 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (14.29%) ATM
4 2 (14.29%) Broadband
4 2 (14.29%) GSM
4 2 (14.29%) 4G
4 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 2 (14.29%) SDH
4 2 (14.29%) UMTS
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) Toad
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (14.29%) eggPlant
General
1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Field Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
2 1 (7.14%) Transmission Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
2 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
2 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
2 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) J2ME
1 2 (14.29%) WAP
1 2 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Handset
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Scrum
1 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Ericsson
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Nokia
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (14.29%) Siemens
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) Sage
4 2 (14.29%) Sun
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix