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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 343 373 257
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -116
Contract jobs citing 3G 262 200 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.41% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 3.07% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 61 53
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£263 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £289 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.95% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 13
Average hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £18.80 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.50 £40.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+32.72% -14.06%
3G
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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
7434 6519 6266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.22% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3602 3212
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 370 516
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.86 £40.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +20 149 £240 -15.41% 25
London +17 24 £288 -10.50% 5
Yorkshire 0 19 £123 -
South West +18 16 £388 +35.37% 1
North West -13 16 £375 +72.10%
East of England +5 9 £310 -12.98% 3
West Midlands -22 5 £100 -65.51% 1
East Midlands - 3 £255 - 1
North East -10 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £270 -
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 384 (65.64%) Telecoms
2 375 (64.10%) 2G
3 357 (61.03%) 4G
4 279 (47.69%) LTE
5 185 (31.62%) Radio Access Network
6 110 (18.80%) GSM
7 98 (16.75%) Ericsson
8 71 (12.14%) Nokia
9 67 (11.45%) Wireless
9 67 (11.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 65 (11.11%) Network Planning
11 58 (9.91%) SLA
12 57 (9.74%) UMTS
13 54 (9.23%) SS7
14 52 (8.89%) RNC
15 49 (8.38%) Huawei
16 45 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
17 44 (7.52%) GPRS
18 43 (7.35%) TCP/IP
18 43 (7.35%) Network Architecture
19 42 (7.18%) Wi-Fi
20 41 (7.01%) Degree
21 40 (6.84%) VoLTE
21 40 (6.84%) Perl
22 39 (6.67%) SQL
22 39 (6.67%) MS Excel
23 36 (6.15%) C++
24 35 (5.98%) Network Design
24 35 (5.98%) SIGTRAN
25 34 (5.81%) Project Management

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
1 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.13%) MS Office
3 12 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.85%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Maya
6 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.22%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 375 (64.10%) 2G
2 357 (61.03%) 4G
3 279 (47.69%) LTE
4 185 (31.62%) Radio Access Network
5 110 (18.80%) GSM
6 67 (11.45%) Wireless
7 57 (9.74%) UMTS
8 54 (9.23%) SS7
9 52 (8.89%) RNC
10 44 (7.52%) GPRS
11 43 (7.35%) TCP/IP
12 42 (7.18%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (6.84%) VoLTE
14 35 (5.98%) SIGTRAN
15 32 (5.47%) Wireshark
16 31 (5.30%) 3GPP
17 30 (5.13%) Diameter Protocol
18 29 (4.96%) Ethernet
19 28 (4.79%) Internet
20 25 (4.27%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.56%) MS Access
2 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (2.22%) ClearCase
1 13 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 13 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 13 (2.22%) Subversion
2 4 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.51%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.51%) CANoe
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 384 (65.64%) Telecoms
2 22 (3.76%) Electronics
3 20 (3.42%) Finance
4 15 (2.56%) Billing
5 9 (1.54%) Back Office
6 4 (0.68%) Retail
7 3 (0.51%) Automotive
7 3 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.34%) German Language
8 2 (0.34%) Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 52 (8.89%) RAN Engineer
2 48 (8.21%) Test Engineer
3 40 (6.84%) Integration Engineer
4 32 (5.47%) Performance Engineer
5 29 (4.96%) Radio Engineer
6 28 (4.79%) Delivery Manager
6 28 (4.79%) Project Manager
7 25 (4.27%) Architect
8 23 (3.93%) Analyst
9 22 (3.76%) Design Engineer
10 21 (3.59%) Field Engineer
11 19 (3.25%) Developer
12 18 (3.08%) Support Engineer
13 16 (2.74%) Voice Engineer
13 16 (2.74%) RAN Performance Engineer
13 16 (2.74%) Project Engineer
14 15 (2.56%) Tester
15 14 (2.39%) Network Planner
15 14 (2.39%) Network Engineer
16 13 (2.22%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.22%) STL
2 10 (1.71%) XML
3 5 (0.85%) HTML
4 3 (0.51%) HTML5
5 2 (0.34%) XMPP
5 2 (0.34%) .NET
6 1 (0.17%) SOAP
6 1 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.76%) Statistics
1 22 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.59%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 11 (1.88%) Handset
5 10 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.54%) Replication
7 8 (1.37%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.37%) PMI
8 7 (1.20%) PKI
9 5 (0.85%) Economics
10 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.51%) Telematics
10 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.34%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.34%) User Experience
11 2 (0.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.34%) IVR
11 2 (0.34%) GIS
12 1 (0.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.64%) Linux
2 30 (5.13%) UNIX
3 12 (2.05%) Windows
4 9 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.68%) Android
6 4 (0.68%) VMS
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.17%) SUSE
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 43 (7.35%) Network Architecture
3 35 (5.98%) Network Design
4 34 (5.81%) Project Management
5 32 (5.47%) ITIL
6 28 (4.79%) Service Delivery
7 27 (4.62%) Performance Management
8 24 (4.10%) Validation
8 24 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (4.10%) Performance Engineering
9 22 (3.76%) OOD
9 22 (3.76%) OO
10 21 (3.59%) Configuration Management
10 21 (3.59%) PRINCE2
11 19 (3.25%) Change Management
12 17 (2.91%) Software Engineering
12 17 (2.91%) Fault Management
13 15 (2.56%) Service Management
13 15 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
14 13 (2.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.84%) Perl
2 39 (6.67%) SQL
3 36 (6.15%) C++
4 32 (5.47%) C
5 21 (3.59%) Python
6 14 (2.39%) Ruby
6 14 (2.39%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.71%) Embedded C
8 8 (1.37%) Embedded C++
9 6 (1.03%) C#
10 5 (0.85%) Java
11 4 (0.68%) VBA
12 3 (0.51%) Erlang
13 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (7.01%) Degree
2 26 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.76%) HNC
4 19 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.56%) CCNP
5 15 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.39%) HND
7 11 (1.88%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.71%) CCNA
9 8 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.03%) ISEB
11 5 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.51%) PMP
13 3 (0.51%) CISSP
14 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.34%) CCSE
14 2 (0.34%) JNCIS
14 2 (0.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (9.91%) SLA
2 7 (1.20%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.68%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.34%) XenApp
3 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 45 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
2 23 (3.93%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.71%) HP NNM
3 10 (1.71%) OpenView
4 6 (1.03%) Netcool
5 5 (0.85%) SCCM
6 2 (0.34%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.17%) Iperf
Vendors
1 98 (16.75%) Ericsson
2 71 (12.14%) Nokia
3 67 (11.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 49 (8.38%) Huawei
5 33 (5.64%) Nortel
6 30 (5.13%) Amdocs
7 28 (4.79%) Microsoft
7 28 (4.79%) Cramer
8 26 (4.44%) HP
9 22 (3.76%) Oracle
9 22 (3.76%) Cisco
10 21 (3.59%) Actix
11 17 (2.91%) Mapinfo
12 13 (2.22%) Business Objects
13 10 (1.71%) SevOne
13 10 (1.71%) Remedy
14 8 (1.37%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.20%) Siemens
16 6 (1.03%) F5
16 6 (1.03%) NEC
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