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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 354 343 308
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -35
Contract jobs citing 3G 252 221 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 3.37% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 57 46
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£285 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.82% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 14
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.75 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -2.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £11.45 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £40.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +19.65%
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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +11 143 £260 -9.87% 12
London 0 42 £335 +17.54% 2
East of England +3 11 £325 -13.33% 1
Yorkshire -10 11 £123 -
North West -22 11 £260 +16.44%
South West -17 9 £388 +47.61% 3
East Midlands -2 5 £255 -43.33%
North East - 4 - -
West Midlands -11 2 £260 +84.07% 2
Midlands - 1 £270 -
3G
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 375 (64.99%) Telecoms
2 356 (61.70%) 4G
3 351 (60.83%) 2G
4 276 (47.83%) LTE
5 180 (31.20%) Radio Access Network
6 112 (19.41%) GSM
7 81 (14.04%) Ericsson
8 67 (11.61%) Wireless
9 63 (10.92%) UMTS
10 59 (10.23%) Nokia
11 58 (10.05%) SS7
11 58 (10.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 55 (9.53%) Network Planning
13 53 (9.19%) SLA
14 49 (8.49%) RNC
15 48 (8.32%) Huawei
15 48 (8.32%) VoLTE
15 48 (8.32%) GPRS
15 48 (8.32%) Linux
16 47 (8.15%) Wi-Fi
17 45 (7.80%) Network Architecture
17 45 (7.80%) MS Excel
18 40 (6.93%) UNIX
18 40 (6.93%) SQL
18 40 (6.93%) Degree
19 39 (6.76%) C++
20 38 (6.59%) Perl
20 38 (6.59%) NSN NetAct
21 37 (6.41%) Diameter Protocol
21 37 (6.41%) Network Design

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (0.87%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.17%) CMS
3 1 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 45 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.37%) MS Office
3 13 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.87%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 356 (61.70%) 4G
2 351 (60.83%) 2G
3 276 (47.83%) LTE
4 180 (31.20%) Radio Access Network
5 112 (19.41%) GSM
6 67 (11.61%) Wireless
7 63 (10.92%) UMTS
8 58 (10.05%) SS7
9 49 (8.49%) RNC
10 48 (8.32%) GPRS
10 48 (8.32%) VoLTE
11 47 (8.15%) Wi-Fi
12 37 (6.41%) TCP/IP
12 37 (6.41%) Diameter Protocol
13 35 (6.07%) SIGTRAN
14 33 (5.72%) Ethernet
15 32 (5.55%) 3GPP
16 29 (5.03%) Wireshark
17 26 (4.51%) Internet
17 26 (4.51%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.29%) MS Access
2 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (0.69%) MySQL
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (1.73%) ClearCase
1 10 (1.73%) Subversion
1 10 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.35%) CANoe
4 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.17%) JMeter
4 1 (0.17%) LabVIEW
General
1 375 (64.99%) Telecoms
2 22 (3.81%) Electronics
3 16 (2.77%) Finance
4 15 (2.60%) Billing
5 11 (1.91%) Back Office
6 3 (0.52%) Advertising
7 2 (0.35%) Automotive
7 2 (0.35%) Legal
7 2 (0.35%) French Language
7 2 (0.35%) German Language
7 2 (0.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (8.32%) Test Engineer
2 47 (8.15%) RAN Engineer
3 36 (6.24%) Radio Engineer
4 32 (5.55%) Integration Engineer
4 32 (5.55%) Performance Engineer
5 25 (4.33%) Architect
6 24 (4.16%) Project Manager
6 24 (4.16%) Analyst
6 24 (4.16%) Design Engineer
7 23 (3.99%) Delivery Manager
8 22 (3.81%) Support Engineer
9 21 (3.64%) Developer
9 21 (3.64%) Tester
10 19 (3.29%) Network Engineer
11 16 (2.77%) Field Engineer
11 16 (2.77%) Designer
11 16 (2.77%) RAN Performance Engineer
12 15 (2.60%) Project Engineer
13 14 (2.43%) Voice Engineer
14 13 (2.25%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.77%) XML
2 13 (2.25%) STL
3 4 (0.69%) Web Services
3 4 (0.69%) HTML
3 4 (0.69%) .NET
4 3 (0.52%) POSIX
4 3 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (0.35%) HTML5
5 2 (0.35%) SOAP
5 2 (0.35%) XMPP
5 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.17%) CSS
6 1 (0.17%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.17%) WAP
6 1 (0.17%) Middleware
6 1 (0.17%) JSON
6 1 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.99%) Statistics
2 22 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.73%) Client/Server
5 10 (1.73%) Handset
6 8 (1.39%) PMI
6 8 (1.39%) PKI
7 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.04%) Replication
9 5 (0.87%) Economics
10 4 (0.69%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.35%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.35%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.35%) Telematics
11 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.35%) IVR
11 2 (0.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.32%) Linux
2 40 (6.93%) UNIX
3 16 (2.77%) Windows
4 10 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.69%) Android
7 4 (0.69%) VMS
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (9.53%) Network Planning
2 45 (7.80%) Network Architecture
3 37 (6.41%) Network Design
4 34 (5.89%) Performance Management
5 32 (5.55%) Project Management
6 29 (5.03%) ITIL
6 29 (5.03%) Validation
7 26 (4.51%) Service Delivery
8 24 (4.16%) Performance Engineering
9 22 (3.81%) Configuration Management
10 21 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (3.47%) OO
11 20 (3.47%) OOD
11 20 (3.47%) Fault Management
12 18 (3.12%) Software Engineering
13 17 (2.95%) Change Management
14 16 (2.77%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (2.60%) Test Planning
16 14 (2.43%) Incident Management
17 13 (2.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.93%) SQL
2 39 (6.76%) C++
3 38 (6.59%) Perl
4 30 (5.20%) C
5 16 (2.77%) Python
6 11 (1.91%) Embedded C
6 11 (1.91%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.91%) Ruby
7 10 (1.73%) Embedded C++
8 8 (1.39%) C#
9 6 (1.04%) Java
10 4 (0.69%) VBA
11 3 (0.52%) Erlang
12 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (6.93%) Degree
2 28 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (4.16%) CCNP
3 24 (4.16%) HNC
3 24 (4.16%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.95%) HND
5 13 (2.25%) CCNA
6 12 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.39%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.69%) ISEB
11 3 (0.52%) CISSP
11 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.35%) MCP
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.35%) CCSA
12 2 (0.35%) CCSE
12 2 (0.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.19%) SLA
2 8 (1.39%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.69%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.52%) XenApp
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 38 (6.59%) NSN NetAct
2 21 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.91%) OpenView
4 10 (1.73%) HP NNM
5 7 (1.21%) NetCrunch
5 7 (1.21%) Netcool
6 5 (0.87%) SCCM
7 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.17%) Iperf
8 1 (0.17%) Cacti
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (14.04%) Ericsson
2 59 (10.23%) Nokia
3 58 (10.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 48 (8.32%) Huawei
5 34 (5.89%) Nortel
6 32 (5.55%) Microsoft
7 29 (5.03%) Amdocs
8 28 (4.85%) HP
9 27 (4.68%) Cisco
10 21 (3.64%) Oracle
11 20 (3.47%) Mapinfo
11 20 (3.47%) Actix
12 18 (3.12%) Cramer
13 15 (2.60%) Business Objects
14 11 (1.91%) Juniper
15 10 (1.73%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.73%) SevOne
16 9 (1.56%) Dell
16 9 (1.56%) Remedy
16 9 (1.56%) Blue Coat
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