The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 347 331 183
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -148
Contract jobs citing 3G 237 235 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.51% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 3.70% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 85
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 33
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £15.70 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -5.33%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6676 6346 8253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.66% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3616 3363 3731
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 445 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
3G
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 -19 127 £320 +6.66% 22
London +3 24 £265 -21.48% 6
South West -11 21 £263 -12.50% 3
North West +9 18 £225 +28.57%
West Midlands -11 14 £175 -
East of England -42 11 £375 +17.18% 3
Yorkshire +6 2 - -
East Midlands +3 1 £450 -
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 272 (60.58%) Telecoms
2 240 (53.45%) 2G
3 200 (44.54%) LTE
4 173 (38.53%) 4G
5 106 (23.61%) Radio Access Network
6 81 (18.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 67 (14.92%) Project Management
7 67 (14.92%) Ericsson
8 59 (13.14%) Huawei
9 56 (12.47%) Network Architecture
10 53 (11.80%) Ethernet
11 49 (10.91%) SLA
11 49 (10.91%) Nokia
11 49 (10.91%) Windows
12 46 (10.24%) Degree
13 45 (10.02%) ATM
14 43 (9.58%) SDH
15 42 (9.35%) GSM
16 41 (9.13%) SQL
17 39 (8.69%) Cisco
18 38 (8.46%) Active Directory
19 37 (8.24%) MS Office
19 37 (8.24%) Wi-Fi
20 35 (7.80%) Wireless
20 35 (7.80%) Microsoft
20 35 (7.80%) VPN
21 34 (7.57%) UMTS
21 34 (7.57%) Windows 7
22 33 (7.35%) MS Excel
23 31 (6.90%) Windows XP

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 10 (2.23%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.56%) Apache
3 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.45%) Lync
6 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 37 (8.24%) MS Office
2 33 (7.35%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) Maya
5 1 (0.22%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 240 (53.45%) 2G
2 200 (44.54%) LTE
3 173 (38.53%) 4G
4 106 (23.61%) Radio Access Network
5 53 (11.80%) Ethernet
6 45 (10.02%) ATM
7 43 (9.58%) SDH
8 42 (9.35%) GSM
9 37 (8.24%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (7.80%) Wireless
10 35 (7.80%) VPN
11 34 (7.57%) UMTS
12 30 (6.68%) DNS
12 30 (6.68%) MPLS
13 26 (5.79%) DWDM
14 23 (5.12%) RNC
14 23 (5.12%) DHCP
15 21 (4.68%) GPRS
16 20 (4.45%) SGSN
17 19 (4.23%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.23%) MS Access
2 9 (2.00%) MySQL
3 8 (1.78%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 7 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Toad
1 7 (1.56%) LoadRunner
1 7 (1.56%) Maven
1 7 (1.56%) JIRA
1 7 (1.56%) Selenium
1 7 (1.56%) Ant
1 7 (1.56%) SoapUI
1 7 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
1 7 (1.56%) eggPlant
2 6 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.45%) Calabash
3 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 272 (60.58%) Telecoms
2 22 (4.90%) Finance
3 13 (2.90%) Billing
4 11 (2.45%) Marketing
5 8 (1.78%) Banking
5 8 (1.78%) Front Office
5 8 (1.78%) Electronics
6 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.11%) Back Office
6 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.22%) French Language
7 1 (0.22%) German Language
7 1 (0.22%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (10.47%) Architect
2 41 (9.13%) Design Engineer
3 29 (6.46%) Solutions Architect
4 26 (5.79%) RAN Engineer
5 25 (5.57%) Test Engineer
6 24 (5.35%) Support Engineer
6 24 (5.35%) Project Manager
7 23 (5.12%) Analyst
7 23 (5.12%) Senior Architect
8 22 (4.90%) Databuild Engineer
8 22 (4.90%) Network Engineer
8 22 (4.90%) Field Engineer
9 20 (4.45%) Desktop Support
10 17 (3.79%) Transmission Engineer
11 16 (3.56%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.12%) Transmission Design Engineer
13 12 (2.67%) Incident Manager
14 10 (2.23%) Network Design Engineer
14 10 (2.23%) Consultant
15 9 (2.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.78%) XML
2 7 (1.56%) J2ME
2 7 (1.56%) WAP
2 7 (1.56%) SOAP
2 7 (1.56%) Web Services
2 7 (1.56%) REST
3 4 (0.89%) .NET
3 4 (0.89%) J2EE
4 2 (0.45%) STL
4 2 (0.45%) HTML
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) LAMP
5 1 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.56%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.45%) Thin Client
2 11 (2.45%) Fat Client
3 9 (2.00%) Smart Meter
3 9 (2.00%) Smartcard
3 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.78%) Handset
4 8 (1.78%) PMI
5 7 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.34%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.11%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.89%) Firmware
9 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.45%) DTV
10 2 (0.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.91%) Windows
2 34 (7.57%) Windows 7
3 31 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 21 (4.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (4.45%) UNIX
6 17 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.45%) Linux
8 4 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.67%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.45%) Android
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.45%) NetWare
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.92%) Project Management
2 56 (12.47%) Network Architecture
3 29 (6.46%) Problem Management
4 27 (6.01%) Network Design
4 27 (6.01%) Network Planning
5 25 (5.57%) Change Management
6 24 (5.35%) Validation
6 24 (5.35%) ITIL
7 20 (4.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 18 (4.01%) Performance Management
10 16 (3.56%) Configuration Management
11 15 (3.34%) Fault Management
12 12 (2.67%) Test Automation
12 12 (2.67%) Service Management
12 12 (2.67%) PRINCE2
12 12 (2.67%) Capacity Management
13 11 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (2.45%) ETL
13 11 (2.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.13%) SQL
2 24 (5.35%) C
3 15 (3.34%) C++
3 15 (3.34%) Perl
4 10 (2.23%) Java
5 7 (1.56%) VB
6 6 (1.34%) C#
7 4 (0.89%) VBA
8 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.45%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.45%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (10.24%) Degree
2 14 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.45%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.34%) CCNP
6 6 (1.34%) PMP
7 5 (1.11%) CCNA
7 5 (1.11%) HND
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB
8 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.45%) HNC
9 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) CCSA
10 1 (0.22%) CCSE
10 1 (0.22%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.22%) CCIE
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.91%) SLA
2 12 (2.67%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.45%) XenApp
3 2 (0.45%) NDS
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.23%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (4.01%) SCCM
3 13 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.56%) OPNET
5 6 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.11%) DameWare
7 2 (0.45%) WSUS
7 2 (0.45%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.22%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 81 (18.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 67 (14.92%) Ericsson
3 59 (13.14%) Huawei
4 49 (10.91%) Nokia
5 39 (8.69%) Cisco
6 35 (7.80%) Microsoft
7 23 (5.12%) Nortel
8 16 (3.56%) Oracle
8 16 (3.56%) Mapinfo
9 15 (3.34%) BT
10 14 (3.12%) HP
11 13 (2.90%) Citrix
11 13 (2.90%) NEC
12 10 (2.23%) Siemens
13 9 (2.00%) Cramer
13 9 (2.00%) Business Objects
14 8 (1.78%) Juniper
14 8 (1.78%) VMware
15 7 (1.56%) Sun
15 7 (1.56%) Apple
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