The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 124 116 88
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs citing 3G 17 8 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.60% 0.33% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 2.03% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
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£375 £273 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% +15.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £347 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
3G
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
460 394 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.20% 16.25% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 192 184
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 62
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

3G Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire 0 12 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 5 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
3G
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (60.87%) 2G
2 10 (43.48%) ZigBee
2 10 (43.48%) C
2 10 (43.48%) C++
3 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (39.13%) LTE
4 8 (34.78%) 4G
5 7 (30.43%) Wireless
5 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 6 (26.09%) Linux
6 6 (26.09%) GSM
6 6 (26.09%) Embedded C
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 5 (21.74%) C#
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) MS Office
7 5 (21.74%) Validation
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
8 4 (17.39%) Electronics
8 4 (17.39%) 3GPP
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
8 4 (17.39%) GPRS
9 3 (13.04%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) 2G
2 10 (43.48%) ZigBee
3 9 (39.13%) LTE
4 8 (34.78%) 4G
5 7 (30.43%) Wireless
6 6 (26.09%) GSM
7 5 (21.74%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (17.39%) 3GPP
8 4 (17.39%) GPRS
9 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (8.70%) Bluetooth
10 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
10 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Software Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Mechanical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
1 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
2 5 (21.74%) Validation
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) CAD
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (4.35%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C
1 10 (43.48%) C++
2 6 (26.09%) Embedded C
3 5 (21.74%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (8.70%) Huawei
2 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
2 2 (8.70%) EMC
2 2 (8.70%) Nortel
3 1 (4.35%) Mapinfo
3 1 (4.35%) SolidWorks