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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 509 385 366
Rank change year-on-year
-124 -19
Contract jobs citing 3G 120 243 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 3.31% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 92 54
Median daily rate £261 £270 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £235 £270 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.96% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Median hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -33.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.96 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £36.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.38% +23.07%
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
8072 7344 6799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.18% 14.21% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4974 4270 3669
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 452 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.63 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -71 61 £290 +11.32% 8
London -17 17 £315 -5.97% 3
North East -39 13 £220 -55.77%
Yorkshire -7 7 £169 -37.50%
North West -8 6 £220 -15.38% 3
West Midlands -38 6 £290 +7.40%
South West 0 5 £290 -27.50%
East Midlands -5 2 £355 +36.53%
East of England +11 1 - -
Midlands -3 1 £288 +6.48%
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 204 (65.59%) 4G
2 171 (54.98%) Telecoms
3 144 (46.30%) LTE
4 140 (45.02%) 2G
5 73 (23.47%) Radio Access Network
6 60 (19.29%) Wireless
7 53 (17.04%) Nokia
8 50 (16.08%) Huawei
9 47 (15.11%) Wi-Fi
10 44 (14.15%) SLA
11 42 (13.50%) Degree
12 41 (13.18%) Project Management
13 37 (11.90%) Cisco
14 34 (10.93%) Citrix
15 33 (10.61%) Ericsson
16 32 (10.29%) ITIL
17 31 (9.97%) Nokia Networks
18 30 (9.65%) Windows
18 30 (9.65%) GSM
18 30 (9.65%) DNS
18 30 (9.65%) Microsoft
18 30 (9.65%) Back Office
19 28 (9.00%) Windows 7
20 27 (8.68%) Active Directory
20 27 (8.68%) UMTS
21 26 (8.36%) DHCP
21 26 (8.36%) C
22 25 (8.04%) Service Delivery
23 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
23 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (0.96%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.64%) CMS
2 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (7.07%) MS Office
2 21 (6.75%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Traffica
2 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 204 (65.59%) 4G
2 144 (46.30%) LTE
3 140 (45.02%) 2G
4 73 (23.47%) Radio Access Network
5 60 (19.29%) Wireless
6 47 (15.11%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (9.65%) DNS
7 30 (9.65%) GSM
8 27 (8.68%) UMTS
9 26 (8.36%) DHCP
10 22 (7.07%) Diameter Protocol
11 21 (6.75%) SIGTRAN
12 19 (6.11%) SMS
13 18 (5.79%) Internet
14 16 (5.14%) LDAP
14 16 (5.14%) VoLTE
15 15 (4.82%) MGW
16 14 (4.50%) INAP
16 14 (4.50%) RNC
17 12 (3.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.61%) GIS
2 5 (1.61%) MS Access
3 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) BODI
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 171 (54.98%) Telecoms
2 30 (9.65%) Back Office
3 20 (6.43%) Finance
4 13 (4.18%) Billing
5 11 (3.54%) Electronics
6 8 (2.57%) Front Office
7 6 (1.93%) Retail
8 5 (1.61%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
10 2 (0.64%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (8.36%) Architect
2 22 (7.07%) RAN Engineer
3 20 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (6.11%) Network Engineer
5 18 (5.79%) Optimisation Engineer
6 17 (5.47%) Desktop Support
6 17 (5.47%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.47%) Support Engineer
6 17 (5.47%) Test Engineer
7 16 (5.14%) Radio Engineer
7 16 (5.14%) Telecoms Manager
8 15 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.50%) 3G Engineer
10 12 (3.86%) LTE Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) 4G Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) Mobile Engineer
11 11 (3.54%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.54%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.22%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (3.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.14%) SPML
2 14 (4.50%) SOAP
3 2 (0.64%) HTML
3 2 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.32%) HTML5
4 1 (0.32%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.32%) JMS
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.07%) Fat Client
1 22 (7.07%) Thin Client
2 19 (6.11%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.11%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.47%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.54%) VHDL
6 9 (2.89%) PMI
7 7 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.93%) PKI
9 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.61%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.61%) Statistics
10 4 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.96%) Handset
11 3 (0.96%) Telematics
11 3 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.65%) Windows
2 28 (9.00%) Windows 7
3 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (7.07%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.89%) Linux
5 9 (2.89%) Unix
5 9 (2.89%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.93%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.64%) Android
8 2 (0.64%) Solaris
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.18%) Project Management
2 32 (10.29%) ITIL
3 25 (8.04%) Service Delivery
4 23 (7.40%) Network Architecture
5 22 (7.07%) Software Delivery
6 21 (6.75%) Network Design
7 19 (6.11%) Logistics
8 18 (5.79%) High Availability
8 18 (5.79%) Service Management
9 16 (5.14%) Change Management
9 16 (5.14%) Network Planning
10 15 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.54%) Change Control
11 11 (3.54%) Integration Testing
11 11 (3.54%) Problem Management
11 11 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (3.54%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.22%) Embedded Software Development
12 10 (3.22%) Performance Management
12 10 (3.22%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.36%) C
2 14 (4.50%) SQL
3 10 (3.22%) Embedded C
4 4 (1.29%) C++
4 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.96%) Java
5 3 (0.96%) Python
5 3 (0.96%) VBA
6 2 (0.64%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.32%) Ruby
7 1 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (13.50%) Degree
2 24 (7.72%) Security Cleared
3 23 (7.40%) HNC
4 18 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.47%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.14%) HND
7 11 (3.54%) CCNP
7 11 (3.54%) PMI Certification
8 9 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.61%) CCNA
10 4 (1.29%) CISSP
11 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.64%) CCSA
12 2 (0.64%) CCSE
12 2 (0.64%) CISM
12 2 (0.64%) CRISC
12 2 (0.64%) PMP
12 2 (0.64%) Security+ Certification
12 2 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (14.15%) SLA
2 8 (2.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (8.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.07%) XenApp
3 17 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (5.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.96%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (6.43%) SCCM
2 12 (3.86%) NSN NetAct
3 10 (3.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.57%) Amdocs OSS
5 5 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.64%) Nessus
7 2 (0.64%) Netcool
7 2 (0.64%) OpenView
8 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (17.04%) Nokia
2 50 (16.08%) Huawei
3 37 (11.90%) Cisco
4 34 (10.93%) Citrix
5 33 (10.61%) Ericsson
6 31 (9.97%) Nokia Networks
7 30 (9.65%) Microsoft
8 20 (6.43%) VMware
9 19 (6.11%) Siemens
10 17 (5.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 17 (5.47%) BT
10 17 (5.47%) HP
11 16 (5.14%) AppSense
11 16 (5.14%) ThinPrint
12 15 (4.82%) Juniper
13 14 (4.50%) Arqiva
13 14 (4.50%) Virgin Media
13 14 (4.50%) ZTE
14 13 (4.18%) NetCracker
14 13 (4.18%) Telindus
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