The first table below looks at the demand for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 17 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 East of England 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 143 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +1
Contract jobs citing 3G 5 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.66% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 3.66% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £338 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
380 410 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.07% 18.15% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 141 176
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 75
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £48.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
3G
England

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

3G
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3G
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -8 4 £338 -
Cambridgeshire -23 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (80.00%) LTE
2 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (50.00%) 4G
4 4 (40.00%) 2G
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (30.00%) UMTS
5 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (20.00%) WLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) 802.11
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
7 1 (10.00%) Huawei
7 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) SCCM
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
7 1 (10.00%) MPLS
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (10.00%) DHCP
7 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (10.00%) PMP

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LTE
2 5 (50.00%) 4G
3 4 (40.00%) 2G
4 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (30.00%) UMTS
5 2 (20.00%) WLAN
5 2 (20.00%) 802.11
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) SMS
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Huawei