The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 331 348 186
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -162
Contract jobs citing 3G 275 229 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.48% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 3.50% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 71
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£325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £175 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 27
Average hourly rate £30.50 £15.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.77% -58.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £30.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7522 6544 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.60% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3631 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in England

3G
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in England

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in England

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in England

3G
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

3G Hourly Rate Histogram in England

3G
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
South East 0 168 £325 - 23
South West -21 19 £263 -12.50%
London -1 18 £160 -52.59% 5
North West -2 18 £246 +40.28%
West Midlands -9 17 £175 -7.89%
East of England -23 7 £375 - 4
Yorkshire +4 3 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £450 - 2
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 267 (56.33%) Telecoms
2 230 (48.52%) LTE
3 229 (48.31%) 2G
4 196 (41.35%) 4G
5 96 (20.25%) Radio Access Network
6 86 (18.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 80 (16.88%) Project Management
8 63 (13.29%) Ericsson
8 63 (13.29%) Degree
9 60 (12.66%) Huawei
10 59 (12.45%) SLA
10 59 (12.45%) Windows
11 48 (10.13%) GSM
12 46 (9.70%) Microsoft
12 46 (9.70%) Network Architecture
13 44 (9.28%) Ethernet
14 43 (9.07%) Nokia
14 43 (9.07%) Windows 7
15 42 (8.86%) UMTS
15 42 (8.86%) MS Office
16 40 (8.44%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (8.44%) Wireless
17 39 (8.23%) MS Excel
18 38 (8.02%) SQL
18 38 (8.02%) Active Directory
19 37 (7.81%) ATM
20 34 (7.17%) DNS
21 33 (6.96%) Cisco
21 33 (6.96%) Windows XP
22 32 (6.75%) SDH

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.05%) Apache
6 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.42%) Lync
8 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (8.86%) MS Office
2 39 (8.23%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 230 (48.52%) LTE
2 229 (48.31%) 2G
3 196 (41.35%) 4G
4 96 (20.25%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (10.13%) GSM
6 44 (9.28%) Ethernet
7 42 (8.86%) UMTS
8 40 (8.44%) Wi-Fi
8 40 (8.44%) Wireless
9 37 (7.81%) ATM
10 34 (7.17%) DNS
11 32 (6.75%) SDH
12 31 (6.54%) Broadband
13 28 (5.91%) GPRS
14 27 (5.70%) 3GPP
15 26 (5.49%) SGSN
15 26 (5.49%) DHCP
16 25 (5.27%) VoLTE
17 24 (5.06%) Internet
17 24 (5.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.69%) MS Access
1 8 (1.69%) MySQL
1 8 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (1.48%) Data Mining
3 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (1.05%) eggPlant
1 5 (1.05%) Ant
1 5 (1.05%) Toad
1 5 (1.05%) LoadRunner
1 5 (1.05%) JIRA
1 5 (1.05%) Maven
1 5 (1.05%) Selenium
1 5 (1.05%) SoapUI
2 4 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.42%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.42%) Calabash
General
1 267 (56.33%) Telecoms
2 20 (4.22%) Finance
3 18 (3.80%) Billing
4 15 (3.16%) Marketing
5 13 (2.74%) Back Office
6 10 (2.11%) Electronics
7 7 (1.48%) Front Office
8 6 (1.27%) Banking
9 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Retail
11 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (10.76%) Architect
2 35 (7.38%) Solutions Architect
3 32 (6.75%) Design Engineer
4 27 (5.70%) Analyst
4 27 (5.70%) Test Engineer
5 26 (5.49%) Support Engineer
6 25 (5.27%) Desktop Support
6 25 (5.27%) Senior Architect
7 24 (5.06%) Project Manager
8 21 (4.43%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 20 (4.22%) RAN Engineer
10 18 (3.80%) Transmission Engineer
11 17 (3.59%) Databuild Engineer
11 17 (3.59%) Network Engineer
12 16 (3.38%) Incident Manager
13 14 (2.95%) Field Engineer
14 13 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (2.74%) Transmission Design Engineer
15 12 (2.53%) 3G Engineer
16 11 (2.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.48%) XML
2 5 (1.05%) Web Services
2 5 (1.05%) SOAP
2 5 (1.05%) J2ME
2 5 (1.05%) WAP
2 5 (1.05%) REST
3 3 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.42%) STL
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
5 1 (0.21%) .NET
5 1 (0.21%) J2EE
5 1 (0.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.27%) Blackberry
2 18 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.11%) Fat Client
3 10 (2.11%) Thin Client
4 9 (1.90%) Smart Meter
5 8 (1.69%) Smartcard
6 6 (1.27%) PMI
6 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.27%) Device Driver
6 6 (1.27%) Handset
7 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.84%) Firmware
9 3 (0.63%) Statistics
9 3 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.45%) Windows
2 43 (9.07%) Windows 7
3 33 (6.96%) Windows XP
4 27 (5.70%) UNIX
5 21 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.95%) Linux
8 8 (1.69%) Android
9 6 (1.27%) VMS
10 4 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.21%) NetWare
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (16.88%) Project Management
2 46 (9.70%) Network Architecture
3 32 (6.75%) Problem Management
4 30 (6.33%) ITIL
5 27 (5.70%) Validation
6 25 (5.27%) Network Planning
7 21 (4.43%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.22%) Change Management
8 20 (4.22%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.01%) Performance Management
10 18 (3.80%) Fault Management
11 16 (3.38%) Network Design
12 14 (2.95%) Migration
13 13 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (2.53%) Software Engineering
15 11 (2.32%) Service Management
15 11 (2.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (2.11%) Capacity Management
16 10 (2.11%) Statistical Analysis
16 10 (2.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.02%) SQL
2 28 (5.91%) C
3 14 (2.95%) C++
4 13 (2.74%) Perl
5 9 (1.90%) Java
6 7 (1.48%) VBA
7 4 (0.84%) Embedded C
7 4 (0.84%) C#
8 3 (0.63%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 63 (13.29%) Degree
2 18 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.27%) PMP
7 6 (1.27%) HND
8 5 (1.05%) CCNP
8 5 (1.05%) CCNA
9 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.63%) ISEB
10 2 (0.42%) CNA
10 2 (0.42%) Novell Certification
10 2 (0.42%) HNC
11 1 (0.21%) CCIE
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CCA
11 1 (0.21%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (12.45%) SLA
2 12 (2.53%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) XenApp
3 2 (0.42%) NDS
4 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 19 (4.01%) SCCM
1 19 (4.01%) NSN NetAct
2 11 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.05%) DameWare
5 3 (0.63%) Netcool
6 2 (0.42%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.42%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.42%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.21%) WSUS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 86 (18.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 63 (13.29%) Ericsson
3 60 (12.66%) Huawei
4 46 (9.70%) Microsoft
5 43 (9.07%) Nokia
6 33 (6.96%) Cisco
7 20 (4.22%) Mapinfo
8 19 (4.01%) HP
9 15 (3.16%) Oracle
10 13 (2.74%) NEC
10 13 (2.74%) Nortel
11 11 (2.32%) Citrix
12 10 (2.11%) Business Objects
12 10 (2.11%) BT
13 8 (1.69%) Juniper
13 8 (1.69%) Cramer
14 7 (1.48%) VMware
14 7 (1.48%) Siemens
14 7 (1.48%) Greenplum
15 6 (1.27%) Sun
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