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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 424 324 348
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +24
Contract jobs citing 3G 157 283 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 4.10% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 77 37
Average daily rate £310 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £130 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £266 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Average hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% +157.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £26.69 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £40.02 £15.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
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
6857 6908 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.99% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 3910 3218
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 396 362
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -68 92 £313 +22.54% 6
London -8 22 £375 +50.00% 2
West Midlands -17 13 £275 +44.73% 3
East of England -1 9 £450 +28.57% 1
Yorkshire -7 4 £263 -4.54%
East Midlands -9 3 £265 -17.18%
South West -13 3 - -
North West -29 2 £303 -
Midlands - 1 £250 -
North East - 1 - -
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 213 (63.77%) 4G
2 168 (50.30%) Telecoms
3 167 (50.00%) 2G
4 126 (37.72%) LTE
5 95 (28.44%) Radio Access Network
6 69 (20.66%) Huawei
7 62 (18.56%) Nokia
7 62 (18.56%) Ericsson
8 49 (14.67%) Wi-Fi
9 42 (12.57%) Cisco
10 38 (11.38%) Linux
10 38 (11.38%) Wireless
11 37 (11.08%) Unix
11 37 (11.08%) ITIL
11 37 (11.08%) Degree
12 36 (10.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 35 (10.48%) RNC
14 31 (9.28%) SLA
15 30 (8.98%) MS Excel
15 30 (8.98%) GSM
16 29 (8.68%) Ethernet
16 29 (8.68%) Change Control
17 28 (8.38%) Microsoft
18 27 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (8.08%) UMTS
18 27 (8.08%) BT
18 27 (8.08%) VoLTE
19 26 (7.78%) NSN NetAct
19 26 (7.78%) Project Management
20 24 (7.19%) Back Office

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (5.39%) CMS
2 6 (1.80%) Drupal
3 4 (1.20%) Node.js
4 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 2 (0.60%) Confluence
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.60%) Lync
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.89%) MS Office
3 18 (5.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.60%) MS Project
7 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.80%) GitHub
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 213 (63.77%) 4G
2 167 (50.00%) 2G
3 126 (37.72%) LTE
4 95 (28.44%) Radio Access Network
5 49 (14.67%) Wi-Fi
6 38 (11.38%) Wireless
7 35 (10.48%) RNC
8 30 (8.98%) GSM
9 29 (8.68%) Ethernet
10 27 (8.08%) UMTS
10 27 (8.08%) VoLTE
11 23 (6.89%) ATM
12 19 (5.69%) FTP
13 18 (5.39%) MPLS
14 17 (5.09%) DNS
14 17 (5.09%) OSPF
15 16 (4.79%) SSH
15 16 (4.79%) VPN
16 15 (4.49%) Internet
17 14 (4.19%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.20%) MySQL
3 4 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.90%) GIS
4 3 (0.90%) MS Access
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.89%) GitLab
2 4 (1.20%) Selenium
3 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.60%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.60%) JIRA
3 2 (0.60%) JMeter
3 2 (0.60%) JUnit
3 2 (0.60%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 168 (50.30%) Telecoms
2 24 (7.19%) Back Office
3 23 (6.89%) Finance
4 15 (4.49%) Billing
5 4 (1.20%) Legal
6 3 (0.90%) Electronics
6 3 (0.90%) German Language
6 3 (0.90%) Law
7 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.60%) Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (9.58%) RAN Engineer
2 24 (7.19%) Optimisation Engineer
3 23 (6.89%) Developer
4 22 (6.59%) Design Engineer
5 21 (6.29%) Test Engineer
6 20 (5.99%) Network Engineer
7 19 (5.69%) Transmission Engineer
8 17 (5.09%) Field Engineer
9 16 (4.79%) Architect
10 15 (4.49%) LTE Engineer
10 15 (4.49%) Radio Engineer
10 15 (4.49%) Support Engineer
10 15 (4.49%) Telecoms Manager
11 14 (4.19%) Back Office Engineer
11 14 (4.19%) Consultant
12 13 (3.89%) 3G Engineer
12 13 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
13 12 (3.59%) Designer
14 11 (3.29%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.99%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.29%) .NET
1 21 (6.29%) HTML
2 20 (5.99%) CSS
3 19 (5.69%) HTML5
3 19 (5.69%) jQuery
4 18 (5.39%) RSS
5 17 (5.09%) XML
6 6 (1.80%) Drush
7 5 (1.50%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.50%) WAP
7 5 (1.50%) Web Services
8 4 (1.20%) JSON
8 4 (1.20%) OAuth
8 4 (1.20%) OAuth2
8 4 (1.20%) OpenID
8 4 (1.20%) REST
8 4 (1.20%) RESTful
8 4 (1.20%) SAML
9 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.60%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.39%) Social Media
2 15 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.59%) Handset
4 11 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.99%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.99%) Statistics
6 9 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.69%) User Experience
7 6 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.80%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.50%) PKI
9 4 (1.20%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.20%) VHDL
10 3 (0.90%) BBC
10 3 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.90%) PMI
11 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.38%) Linux
2 37 (11.08%) Unix
3 18 (5.39%) Mac OS
4 13 (3.89%) Windows
5 5 (1.50%) Android
5 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.90%) SUSE
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) Debian
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (11.08%) ITIL
2 29 (8.68%) Change Control
3 26 (7.78%) Project Management
4 23 (6.89%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (6.89%) SDLC
5 19 (5.69%) Content Management
5 19 (5.69%) Network Planning
5 19 (5.69%) Service Delivery
6 18 (5.39%) Performance Management
6 18 (5.39%) SEO
7 17 (5.09%) Network Architecture
8 16 (4.79%) Open Source
9 14 (4.19%) Fault Management
10 13 (3.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (3.89%) ETL
10 13 (3.89%) Network Design
11 11 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.29%) High Availability
11 11 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.89%) JavaScript
2 19 (5.69%) ActionScript
2 19 (5.69%) PHP
3 17 (5.09%) SQL
3 17 (5.09%) VB
4 13 (3.89%) C
5 9 (2.69%) Java
6 7 (2.10%) VBA
7 6 (1.80%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.50%) C++
8 5 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.90%) C#
9 3 (0.90%) MapBasic
9 3 (0.90%) Perl
10 2 (0.60%) Python
11 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (11.08%) Degree
2 27 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (6.29%) CCNP
4 17 (5.09%) CCNA
5 11 (3.29%) HNC
6 9 (2.69%) HND
7 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.20%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.30%) APMP
11 1 (0.30%) CCIE
11 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.30%) PMP
11 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.28%) SLA
2 11 (3.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (3.29%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) MISRA
3 1 (0.30%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Firmware
2 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (7.78%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.50%) Iperf
3 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.90%) MOM
4 2 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.60%) OpenView
4 2 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.30%) Cacti
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.30%) OPNET
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (20.66%) Huawei
2 62 (18.56%) Ericsson
2 62 (18.56%) Nokia
3 42 (12.57%) Cisco
4 36 (10.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 28 (8.38%) Microsoft
6 27 (8.08%) BT
7 23 (6.89%) Nortel
8 18 (5.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 17 (5.09%) Mapinfo
10 16 (4.79%) Siemens
11 13 (3.89%) HP
12 12 (3.59%) NEC
12 12 (3.59%) NetCracker
12 12 (3.59%) ZTE
13 9 (2.69%) Amdocs
13 9 (2.69%) Citrix
13 9 (2.69%) Juniper
14 8 (2.40%) Aruba
14 8 (2.40%) Oracle
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