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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 332 336 195
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -141
Contract jobs citing 3G 268 230 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.49% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 3.61% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 61 104
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£323 £304 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £153 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £384 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.31% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 22
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £14.90 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.90 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 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
South East +2 156 £313 +15.74% 11
London +7 33 £480 +46.56% 6
East of England 0 16 £350 +12.00% 1
North West -3 15 £234 -
West Midlands -19 14 £225 -12.19% 1
South West -27 10 £485 +61.66%
East Midlands +13 9 £350 -
Yorkshire -8 5 £330 +40.42% 1
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 323 (57.47%) Telecoms
2 264 (46.98%) LTE
3 262 (46.62%) 4G
4 253 (45.02%) 2G
5 155 (27.58%) Radio Access Network
6 125 (22.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 92 (16.37%) Ericsson
8 88 (15.66%) Project Management
9 87 (15.48%) Degree
10 81 (14.41%) Huawei
11 73 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
12 62 (11.03%) SLA
12 62 (11.03%) Broadband
13 60 (10.68%) Nokia
14 52 (9.25%) GSM
14 52 (9.25%) MS Office
15 50 (8.90%) Validation
16 49 (8.72%) VoLTE
17 47 (8.36%) Microsoft
18 44 (7.83%) Internet
19 42 (7.47%) ITIL
19 42 (7.47%) PRINCE2
19 42 (7.47%) Wireless
20 41 (7.30%) Windows
20 41 (7.30%) DNS
21 40 (7.12%) SQL
22 39 (6.94%) Finance
23 38 (6.76%) UNIX
24 36 (6.41%) MS Excel
24 36 (6.41%) Ethernet

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 19 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.53%) Lync
4 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
Applications
1 52 (9.25%) MS Office
2 36 (6.41%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) Maya
6 1 (0.18%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 264 (46.98%) LTE
2 262 (46.62%) 4G
3 253 (45.02%) 2G
4 155 (27.58%) Radio Access Network
5 62 (11.03%) Broadband
6 52 (9.25%) GSM
7 49 (8.72%) VoLTE
8 44 (7.83%) Internet
9 42 (7.47%) Wireless
10 41 (7.30%) DNS
11 36 (6.41%) Ethernet
12 35 (6.23%) UMTS
12 35 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (5.52%) 3GPP
13 31 (5.52%) GPRS
14 28 (4.98%) ATM
15 27 (4.80%) INAP
15 27 (4.80%) RNC
16 25 (4.45%) VPN
17 24 (4.27%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.96%) MySQL
1 11 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (1.42%) MS Access
3 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.07%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (0.89%) ClearCase
2 4 (0.71%) LabVIEW
2 4 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.53%) Subversion
4 2 (0.36%) JIRA
4 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 323 (57.47%) Telecoms
2 39 (6.94%) Finance
3 34 (6.05%) Billing
4 18 (3.20%) Marketing
5 17 (3.02%) Back Office
6 9 (1.60%) Electronics
6 9 (1.60%) Legal
6 9 (1.60%) Retail
7 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.89%) Law
9 4 (0.71%) Front Office
9 4 (0.71%) German Language
10 3 (0.53%) Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (11.03%) Architect
2 45 (8.01%) Solutions Architect
3 43 (7.65%) Test Engineer
4 34 (6.05%) Project Manager
5 32 (5.69%) Designer
6 28 (4.98%) Field Engineer
7 23 (4.09%) Support Engineer
8 22 (3.91%) Design Engineer
8 22 (3.91%) RAN Engineer
9 21 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
10 20 (3.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 20 (3.56%) Senior Architect
11 19 (3.38%) Developer
12 17 (3.02%) Analyst
13 14 (2.49%) Desktop Support
13 14 (2.49%) Integration Engineer
14 13 (2.31%) Consultant
14 13 (2.31%) Service Manager
14 13 (2.31%) 2nd Line Support
15 12 (2.14%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.78%) XML
2 7 (1.25%) .NET
3 6 (1.07%) SOAP
4 5 (0.89%) STL
4 5 (0.89%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.36%) RESTful
5 2 (0.36%) Sencha Touch
5 2 (0.36%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.91%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.14%) GIS
5 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.42%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.42%) User Experience
7 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.25%) Replication
8 6 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.89%) Handset
10 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) PMI
10 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.36%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.36%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.30%) Windows
2 38 (6.76%) UNIX
3 35 (6.23%) Linux
4 29 (5.16%) Windows 7
5 16 (2.85%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.78%) VMS
8 9 (1.60%) Android
9 8 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.07%) Solaris
11 5 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.36%) NetWare
13 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.66%) Project Management
2 50 (8.90%) Validation
3 42 (7.47%) ITIL
3 42 (7.47%) PRINCE2
4 30 (5.34%) Configuration Management
5 28 (4.98%) Network Planning
6 26 (4.63%) Problem Management
6 26 (4.63%) Network Architecture
7 24 (4.27%) Change Management
8 21 (3.74%) Performance Management
9 19 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 18 (3.20%) Migration
11 16 (2.85%) Capacity Management
12 15 (2.67%) Software Engineering
12 15 (2.67%) Supplier Management
13 14 (2.49%) Service Management
14 13 (2.31%) Project Planning
14 13 (2.31%) Fault Management
15 12 (2.14%) ETL
16 11 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.12%) SQL
2 35 (6.23%) C
3 29 (5.16%) C++
4 26 (4.63%) Perl
5 15 (2.67%) C#
6 11 (1.96%) Java
7 10 (1.78%) Python
7 10 (1.78%) Embedded C
8 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.89%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.71%) VBA
11 3 (0.53%) Ruby
12 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 87 (15.48%) Degree
2 20 (3.56%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.42%) HND
6 7 (1.25%) CCNA
6 7 (1.25%) PMP
6 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.07%) HNC
8 5 (0.89%) ISEB
8 5 (0.89%) CCNP
8 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.53%) MCP
10 2 (0.36%) MCSE
10 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.03%) SLA
2 8 (1.42%) QA
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.89%) XenApp
3 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) NFS
4 3 (0.53%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.36%) NDS
5 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 21 (3.74%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (1.78%) SCCM
3 7 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.71%) OpenView
4 4 (0.71%) Netcool
5 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.53%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 125 (22.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 92 (16.37%) Ericsson
3 81 (14.41%) Huawei
4 60 (10.68%) Nokia
5 47 (8.36%) Microsoft
6 34 (6.05%) Cisco
7 25 (4.45%) Oracle
8 23 (4.09%) HP
9 21 (3.74%) Nortel
10 20 (3.56%) Mapinfo
11 17 (3.02%) Cramer
12 14 (2.49%) BT
12 14 (2.49%) Citrix
12 14 (2.49%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.96%) Greenplum
14 10 (1.78%) TIBCO
15 8 (1.42%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.42%) Amdocs
16 7 (1.25%) NEC
16 7 (1.25%) CheckPoint
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