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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 201 183 217
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +34
Contract jobs citing 3G 9 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.22% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.57% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Average daily rate £500 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
3G
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

3G Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (50.00%) Nokia
3 10 (45.45%) 2G
3 10 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (36.36%) RNC
5 7 (31.82%) Ericsson
6 6 (27.27%) 4G
7 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) EDRMS
7 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) LTE
8 4 (18.18%) UMTS
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
9 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
10 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (9.09%) eggPlant
10 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 2 (9.09%) REST
10 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
10 2 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (9.09%) Oracle
10 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
10 2 (9.09%) Windows
10 2 (9.09%) Apache
10 2 (9.09%) J2ME

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) 2G
2 8 (36.36%) RNC
3 6 (27.27%) 4G
4 4 (18.18%) LTE
4 4 (18.18%) UMTS
5 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
6 2 (9.09%) WAN
6 2 (9.09%) VPN
6 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.55%) DWDM
7 1 (4.55%) Intranet
7 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.55%) ATM
7 1 (4.55%) Broadband
7 1 (4.55%) GPRS
7 1 (4.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) EDRMS
2 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (9.09%) eggPlant
1 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 2 (9.09%) Ant
1 2 (9.09%) Toad
1 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Field Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (18.18%) RF Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) REST
1 2 (9.09%) J2ME
1 2 (9.09%) SOAP
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
1 2 (9.09%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Handset
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.09%) Scrum
2 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
3 1 (4.55%) ETL
3 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
1 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Nokia
2 10 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (31.82%) Ericsson
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Sun
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) NEC
5 1 (4.55%) Sage
5 1 (4.55%) Siemens
5 1 (4.55%) Nortel
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco