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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3G
UK / England
Rank 469 419 357
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -62
Contract jobs citing 3G 106 172 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 2.61% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 73 83
Median daily rate £260 £325 £287
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £217 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £499 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £318 £271
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +17.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £38.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -14.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.30 £22.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £43.80 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £42.25 £38.10
% change year-on-year
-57.39% +10.89%

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
6260 6592 6894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.10% 14.44% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3881 3971
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 346 385
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -3 63 £260 -16.80% 6
North West +28 11 £600 +162.58%
North East -19 8 £206 -58.33%
London -27 8 £650 +100.00% 2
East Midlands +12 5 - -
Yorkshire +11 4 - -
West Midlands -17 4 £230 -16.36%
South West +14 1 - - 1
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 130 (68.42%) 4G
2 103 (54.21%) 2G
3 89 (46.84%) Telecoms
4 77 (40.53%) LTE
5 42 (22.11%) Ericsson
6 41 (21.58%) Huawei
6 41 (21.58%) Radio Access Network
7 36 (18.95%) Nokia
8 28 (14.74%) Cisco
9 26 (13.68%) UMTS
10 25 (13.16%) ITIL
10 25 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (13.16%) Nokia Networks
11 24 (12.63%) Microsoft
11 24 (12.63%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (12.11%) GSM
13 22 (11.58%) MS Office
13 22 (11.58%) Windows
14 21 (11.05%) Active Directory
14 21 (11.05%) Network Architecture
15 20 (10.53%) TCP/IP
16 19 (10.00%) CCIE
16 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 19 (10.00%) Citrix
16 19 (10.00%) VoLTE
17 18 (9.47%) CCNP
17 18 (9.47%) Juniper
18 16 (8.42%) Back Office
18 16 (8.42%) Diameter Protocol
19 15 (7.89%) Windows 7

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 (1.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.53%) CMS
2 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (11.58%) MS Office
2 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 130 (68.42%) 4G
2 103 (54.21%) 2G
3 77 (40.53%) LTE
4 41 (21.58%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (13.68%) UMTS
6 24 (12.63%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (12.11%) GSM
8 20 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 19 (10.00%) VoLTE
10 16 (8.42%) Diameter Protocol
11 15 (7.89%) Firewall
12 14 (7.37%) DHCP
12 14 (7.37%) DNS
13 13 (6.84%) Wireshark
14 12 (6.32%) VPN
14 12 (6.32%) Wireless
15 10 (5.26%) MVNO
16 9 (4.74%) Network Security
16 9 (4.74%) UTRAN
17 8 (4.21%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.58%) GIS
3 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.05%) MS Access
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 89 (46.84%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.42%) Back Office
3 12 (6.32%) Finance
4 8 (4.21%) Marketing
5 5 (2.63%) Billing
6 4 (2.11%) Electronics
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (9.47%) Architect
1 18 (9.47%) RAN Engineer
2 16 (8.42%) Optimisation Engineer
3 14 (7.37%) 3G Engineer
3 14 (7.37%) Field Engineer
3 14 (7.37%) Network Engineer
4 13 (6.84%) Desktop Support
5 11 (5.79%) 4G Engineer
5 11 (5.79%) Radio Engineer
6 10 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 9 (4.74%) Consultant
8 8 (4.21%) Mobile Architect
9 7 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.68%) Security Architect
9 7 (3.68%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.16%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Analyst
10 6 (3.16%) Support Consultant
11 5 (2.63%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.58%) XML
2 2 (1.05%) REST
2 2 (1.05%) WAP
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.53%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.53%) SPML
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.74%) Statistics
4 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.11%) PKI
5 4 (2.11%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.58%) VHDL
6 3 (1.58%) VLSI
7 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.05%) Handset
7 2 (1.05%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.53%) CMDB
8 1 (0.53%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.58%) Windows
2 15 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 11 (5.79%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.68%) Linux
7 6 (3.16%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.16%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.11%) Unix
9 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.16%) ITIL
2 21 (11.05%) Network Architecture
3 14 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.26%) Network Design
4 10 (5.26%) Network Optimisation
4 10 (5.26%) Network Planning
4 10 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 10 (5.26%) Project Management
4 10 (5.26%) Software Delivery
5 9 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (4.74%) Migration
5 9 (4.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 7 (3.68%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (3.16%) Security Testing
8 5 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (2.63%) High Availability
9 4 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.11%) Network Management
9 4 (2.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.16%) C++
2 5 (2.63%) SQL
3 4 (2.11%) C
4 3 (1.58%) Java
4 3 (1.58%) Perl
5 2 (1.05%) C#
5 2 (1.05%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.53%) Python
6 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (10.00%) CCIE
3 18 (9.47%) CCNP
4 15 (7.89%) CCNA
5 12 (6.32%) Security Cleared
6 10 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.74%) Degree
8 6 (3.16%) HND
9 5 (2.63%) CCSP
9 5 (2.63%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.58%) HNC
11 2 (1.05%) CISM
11 2 (1.05%) CISSP
11 2 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (1.05%) CRISC
11 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.05%) PMP
11 2 (1.05%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.37%) SLA
2 6 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (11.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.68%) XenApp
4 3 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) SCCM
2 7 (3.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.58%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (1.58%) OpenView
4 2 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.05%) DameWare
4 2 (1.05%) Nessus
4 2 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (22.11%) Ericsson
2 41 (21.58%) Huawei
3 36 (18.95%) Nokia
4 28 (14.74%) Cisco
5 25 (13.16%) Nokia Networks
6 24 (12.63%) Microsoft
7 19 (10.00%) Citrix
8 18 (9.47%) Juniper
9 12 (6.32%) Nortel
10 10 (5.26%) Cramer
11 9 (4.74%) HP
11 9 (4.74%) VMware
12 7 (3.68%) AppSense
12 7 (3.68%) Mapinfo
12 7 (3.68%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.68%) Remedy
13 6 (3.16%) NEC
13 6 (3.16%) ThinPrint
14 5 (2.63%) Tellabs
15 4 (2.11%) Arqiva