The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 533 429 349
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -80
Contract jobs citing 3G 97 207 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.39% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 2.76% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 91 65
Median daily rate £285 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £209 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 14
Median hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -40.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.50 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £40.14 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-20.27% +23.50%
3G
UK

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
7754 7492 7598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.67% 14.17% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4794 4347 4158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 481 427
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -61 42 £225 -15.49% 5
London -12 23 £360 +12.50%
South West +9 6 £223 -44.37%
Yorkshire +5 6 £169 -37.50% 1
North West +5 5 £180 -36.84% 1
North East -29 5 £230 -54.90%
East Midlands +1 3 £335 +24.07% 1
West Midlands -31 3 £169 -35.09%
East of England +15 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for 3G.

1 167 (62.55%) 4G
2 145 (54.31%) Telecoms
3 116 (43.45%) 2G
4 114 (42.70%) LTE
5 54 (20.22%) Radio Access Network
6 46 (17.23%) Wireless
7 43 (16.10%) Nokia
8 39 (14.61%) SLA
8 39 (14.61%) Wi-Fi
9 38 (14.23%) Huawei
10 35 (13.11%) Project Management
11 33 (12.36%) Citrix
12 32 (11.99%) Cisco
13 30 (11.24%) Windows
13 30 (11.24%) Degree
14 29 (10.86%) DNS
14 29 (10.86%) Microsoft
15 28 (10.49%) Active Directory
15 28 (10.49%) Windows 7
16 26 (9.74%) DHCP
16 26 (9.74%) ITIL
16 26 (9.74%) Back Office
17 25 (9.36%) Ericsson
18 24 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (8.99%) GSM
18 24 (8.99%) Security Cleared
19 23 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (8.61%) Nokia Networks
19 23 (8.61%) UMTS
20 22 (8.24%) C

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.75%) CMS
1 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (7.12%) MS Office
2 17 (6.37%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) MS Project
6 1 (0.37%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 1 (0.37%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (62.55%) 4G
2 116 (43.45%) 2G
3 114 (42.70%) LTE
4 54 (20.22%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (17.23%) Wireless
6 39 (14.61%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (10.86%) DNS
8 26 (9.74%) DHCP
9 24 (8.99%) GSM
10 23 (8.61%) UMTS
11 22 (8.24%) Diameter Protocol
12 20 (7.49%) SIGTRAN
13 19 (7.12%) SMS
14 16 (5.99%) LDAP
15 14 (5.24%) BGP
15 14 (5.24%) INAP
15 14 (5.24%) OSPF
16 13 (4.87%) Internet
16 13 (4.87%) MGW
16 13 (4.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.87%) MS Access
3 4 (1.50%) GIS
4 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) BODI
6 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 145 (54.31%) Telecoms
2 26 (9.74%) Back Office
3 15 (5.62%) Finance
4 12 (4.49%) Billing
4 12 (4.49%) Electronics
5 8 (3.00%) Front Office
5 8 (3.00%) Marketing
6 6 (2.25%) Retail
7 3 (1.12%) Automotive
7 3 (1.12%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (8.61%) Architect
2 19 (7.12%) RAN Engineer
3 18 (6.74%) Network Engineer
4 17 (6.37%) Desktop Support
5 16 (5.99%) Test Engineer
6 15 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (4.87%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.49%) 3G Engineer
9 12 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.12%) LTE Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) Mobile Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) Optimisation Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) Radio Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) Telecoms Manager
11 10 (3.75%) Analyst
12 9 (3.37%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 9 (3.37%) 4G Engineer
12 9 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
13 8 (3.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.99%) SPML
2 13 (4.87%) SOAP
3 2 (0.75%) HTML
3 2 (0.75%) REST
3 2 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.37%) JMS
4 1 (0.37%) Middleware
4 1 (0.37%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.24%) Fat Client
1 22 (8.24%) Thin Client
2 19 (7.12%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.87%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.75%) VHDL
7 7 (2.62%) PMI
8 6 (2.25%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.25%) PKI
8 6 (2.25%) Statistics
9 5 (1.87%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.50%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (1.50%) VLSI
11 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.12%) Telematics
12 2 (0.75%) Handset
12 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.24%) Windows
2 28 (10.49%) Windows 7
3 24 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (8.24%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.37%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.62%) Unix
8 6 (2.25%) Linux
9 5 (1.87%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.11%) Project Management
2 26 (9.74%) ITIL
3 22 (8.24%) Software Delivery
4 21 (7.87%) Service Delivery
5 20 (7.49%) Network Architecture
5 20 (7.49%) Network Design
6 18 (6.74%) Logistics
7 16 (5.99%) High Availability
7 16 (5.99%) Network Planning
8 15 (5.62%) Change Management
9 14 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (4.49%) Problem Management
11 11 (4.12%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (4.12%) Service Management
12 10 (3.75%) Change Control
12 10 (3.75%) Validation
13 9 (3.37%) eTOM
13 9 (3.37%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.24%) C
2 13 (4.87%) SQL
3 7 (2.62%) C++
4 6 (2.25%) Embedded C
5 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.12%) Python
7 2 (0.75%) Java
7 2 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.37%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.37%) Ruby
8 1 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (11.24%) Degree
2 24 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (7.49%) HNC
4 18 (6.74%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.87%) HND
6 9 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (3.37%) PMI Certification
7 8 (3.00%) CCNP
8 7 (2.62%) CCIE
8 7 (2.62%) CCNA
9 5 (1.87%) CCSP
9 5 (1.87%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.50%) CISSP
11 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.75%) CCSA
12 2 (0.75%) CCSE
12 2 (0.75%) CISM
12 2 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.75%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.61%) SLA
2 8 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (10.49%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.24%) XenApp
3 17 (6.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (7.49%) SCCM
2 10 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (3.37%) NSN NetAct
4 7 (2.62%) Amdocs OSS
5 5 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.75%) Nessus
7 2 (0.75%) Netcool
7 2 (0.75%) OpenView
8 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (16.10%) Nokia
2 38 (14.23%) Huawei
3 33 (12.36%) Citrix
4 32 (11.99%) Cisco
5 29 (10.86%) Microsoft
6 25 (9.36%) Ericsson
7 23 (8.61%) Nokia Networks
8 18 (6.74%) VMware
9 16 (5.99%) AppSense
9 16 (5.99%) ThinPrint
10 13 (4.87%) Juniper
10 13 (4.87%) Remedy
11 11 (4.12%) Cramer
12 10 (3.75%) Siemens
13 9 (3.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 9 (3.37%) BT
13 9 (3.37%) F5
13 9 (3.37%) Mapinfo
13 9 (3.37%) Palo Alto
14 8 (3.00%) Tellabs
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