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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 128 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -14
Contract jobs citing 3G 12 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.42% 0.83% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 4.96% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
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£400 £273 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.78% -14.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £255 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £347 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £46.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
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
474 403 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.44% 16.67% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 172 196
Average daily rate £338 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 73 58
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £11.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -2 9 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire -22 3 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
3G
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 12 (60.00%) C
2 11 (55.00%) 2G
3 9 (45.00%) LTE
3 9 (45.00%) ZigBee
3 9 (45.00%) C++
3 9 (45.00%) GSM
3 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 8 (40.00%) Wireless
4 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) 4G
6 4 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) Bluetooth
6 4 (20.00%) GPRS
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) Validation
7 3 (15.00%) Electronics
7 3 (15.00%) Huawei
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) .NET
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) MS Visio

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) 2G
2 9 (45.00%) ZigBee
2 9 (45.00%) LTE
2 9 (45.00%) GSM
3 8 (40.00%) Wireless
4 5 (25.00%) 4G
5 4 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (20.00%) Bluetooth
5 4 (20.00%) GPRS
6 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
7 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (5.00%) UMTS
8 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.00%) VPN
8 1 (5.00%) UTRAN
8 1 (5.00%) WiMAX
8 1 (5.00%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Validation
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (5.00%) Signal Processing
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) OOD
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 8 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Huawei
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.00%) Nortel
3 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo
4 1 (5.00%) Anite
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
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