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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 327 322 181
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -141
Contract jobs citing 3G 261 236 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.51% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% 3.70% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 79
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£320 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £174 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 36
Average hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -31.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £15.50 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £42.50 £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
6885 6381 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.70% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3732 3407 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 426 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -2 153 £325 +8.33% 27
London +21 25 £265 -21.48% 6
South West -8 20 £263 -12.50% 3
North West +8 16 £225 +28.57% 1
West Midlands -19 13 £175 -
East of England -38 11 £368 +16.66% 6
Yorkshire +4 2 - -
East Midlands +1 1 £450 -
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 279 (59.74%) Telecoms
2 243 (52.03%) 2G
3 210 (44.97%) LTE
4 184 (39.40%) 4G
5 114 (24.41%) Radio Access Network
6 85 (18.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 74 (15.85%) Project Management
8 73 (15.63%) Ericsson
9 60 (12.85%) Huawei
10 57 (12.21%) Network Architecture
11 54 (11.56%) Degree
12 52 (11.13%) Ethernet
13 49 (10.49%) SLA
13 49 (10.49%) Nokia
13 49 (10.49%) Windows
14 45 (9.64%) GSM
15 44 (9.42%) ATM
16 43 (9.21%) SDH
16 43 (9.21%) SQL
17 41 (8.78%) Microsoft
18 40 (8.57%) Cisco
19 38 (8.14%) Active Directory
19 38 (8.14%) Wi-Fi
20 37 (7.92%) MS Office
20 37 (7.92%) MS Excel
21 36 (7.71%) Wireless
22 33 (7.07%) UMTS
22 33 (7.07%) Windows 7
23 32 (6.85%) DNS
24 31 (6.64%) Windows XP

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.50%) Apache
3 6 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.64%) Lync
6 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (7.92%) MS Office
1 37 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) Maya
4 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 243 (52.03%) 2G
2 210 (44.97%) LTE
3 184 (39.40%) 4G
4 114 (24.41%) Radio Access Network
5 52 (11.13%) Ethernet
6 45 (9.64%) GSM
7 44 (9.42%) ATM
8 43 (9.21%) SDH
9 38 (8.14%) Wi-Fi
10 36 (7.71%) Wireless
11 33 (7.07%) UMTS
12 32 (6.85%) DNS
13 30 (6.42%) VPN
14 28 (6.00%) MPLS
15 26 (5.57%) DHCP
16 24 (5.14%) DWDM
17 21 (4.50%) RNC
18 20 (4.28%) SGSN
18 20 (4.28%) 3GPP
18 20 (4.28%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.78%) MySQL
2 11 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.71%) MS Access
3 8 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.50%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Toad
1 7 (1.50%) LoadRunner
1 7 (1.50%) Maven
1 7 (1.50%) JIRA
1 7 (1.50%) Selenium
1 7 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
1 7 (1.50%) Ant
1 7 (1.50%) SoapUI
1 7 (1.50%) Apache Ivy
1 7 (1.50%) eggPlant
2 2 (0.43%) Calabash
2 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 279 (59.74%) Telecoms
2 24 (5.14%) Finance
3 17 (3.64%) Billing
4 13 (2.78%) Marketing
5 9 (1.93%) Electronics
6 8 (1.71%) Front Office
6 8 (1.71%) Back Office
6 8 (1.71%) Banking
7 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.21%) Retail
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 52 (11.13%) Architect
2 38 (8.14%) Design Engineer
3 35 (7.49%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (5.78%) Test Engineer
5 25 (5.35%) RAN Engineer
5 25 (5.35%) Senior Architect
6 24 (5.14%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.14%) Analyst
7 22 (4.71%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.50%) Network Engineer
8 21 (4.50%) Desktop Support
8 21 (4.50%) Field Engineer
9 20 (4.28%) Databuild Engineer
10 19 (4.07%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 17 (3.64%) Transmission Engineer
12 14 (3.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
13 12 (2.57%) Incident Manager
14 10 (2.14%) Consultant
14 10 (2.14%) Developer
15 9 (1.93%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.36%) XML
2 7 (1.50%) J2ME
2 7 (1.50%) WAP
2 7 (1.50%) SOAP
2 7 (1.50%) Web Services
2 7 (1.50%) REST
3 4 (0.86%) .NET
3 4 (0.86%) J2EE
4 3 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
5 2 (0.43%) STL
6 1 (0.21%) CSS
6 1 (0.21%) LAMP
6 1 (0.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.64%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.93%) Smart Meter
3 9 (1.93%) Fat Client
3 9 (1.93%) Thin Client
3 9 (1.93%) Smartcard
4 8 (1.71%) PMI
4 8 (1.71%) Handset
5 7 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.28%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.07%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.86%) Firmware
9 3 (0.64%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.64%) Statistics
9 3 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.43%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.49%) Windows
2 33 (7.07%) Windows 7
3 31 (6.64%) Windows XP
4 25 (5.35%) UNIX
5 21 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (3.21%) Linux
8 4 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.43%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (15.85%) Project Management
2 57 (12.21%) Network Architecture
3 30 (6.42%) Problem Management
4 27 (5.78%) Network Planning
4 27 (5.78%) Change Management
5 25 (5.35%) Validation
5 25 (5.35%) Network Design
6 24 (5.14%) ITIL
7 21 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (4.28%) Performance Management
9 19 (4.07%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (3.21%) PRINCE2
10 15 (3.21%) Fault Management
11 14 (3.00%) ETL
12 13 (2.78%) Service Management
13 12 (2.57%) Migration
13 12 (2.57%) Capacity Management
14 11 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (2.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.21%) SQL
2 26 (5.57%) C
3 18 (3.85%) Perl
4 16 (3.43%) C++
5 12 (2.57%) Java
6 7 (1.50%) C#
7 5 (1.07%) VB
7 5 (1.07%) VBA
8 3 (0.64%) Embedded C
8 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.43%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (11.56%) Degree
2 15 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.36%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.28%) CCNP
7 6 (1.28%) PMP
8 5 (1.07%) CCNA
8 5 (1.07%) HND
9 3 (0.64%) ISEB
9 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.43%) HNC
10 2 (0.43%) CNA
10 2 (0.43%) Novell Certification
10 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) CCSA
11 1 (0.21%) CCSE
11 1 (0.21%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.49%) SLA
2 12 (2.57%) QA
3 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) XenApp
3 2 (0.43%) NDS
3 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (4.07%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (3.85%) SCCM
3 13 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.07%) DameWare
5 5 (1.07%) OPNET
6 2 (0.43%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.43%) WSUS
7 1 (0.21%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 85 (18.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 73 (15.63%) Ericsson
3 60 (12.85%) Huawei
4 49 (10.49%) Nokia
5 41 (8.78%) Microsoft
6 40 (8.57%) Cisco
7 24 (5.14%) Nortel
8 21 (4.50%) Oracle
9 16 (3.43%) Mapinfo
10 14 (3.00%) BT
10 14 (3.00%) HP
11 13 (2.78%) NEC
12 11 (2.36%) Citrix
13 10 (2.14%) Siemens
13 10 (2.14%) Business Objects
14 9 (1.93%) Cramer
15 8 (1.71%) VMware
15 8 (1.71%) Greenplum
16 7 (1.50%) Talend
16 7 (1.50%) Juniper
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