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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 323 310 187
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -123
Contract jobs citing 3G 261 243 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.55% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 4.04% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 98
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £119 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £310 £265
% change year-on-year
-13.70% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 21
Average hourly rate £36.45 £13.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.05% -60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.35 £10.70 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £14.35 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £14.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+160.32% -61.64%
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
6788 6019 6537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.53% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3869 3256 3192
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 371 607
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.37 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +11 161 £255 -1.44% 19
London -17 24 £250 -27.53% 4
West Midlands -11 14 £218 +61.11% 4
East of England +9 13 £350 +12.00% 6
South West -22 12 £475 +58.33% 1
North West -6 11 - -
East Midlands +11 5 - -
Yorkshire +4 5 £330 +40.42%
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 328 (57.85%) Telecoms
2 292 (51.50%) 2G
3 274 (48.32%) 4G
4 254 (44.80%) LTE
5 180 (31.75%) Radio Access Network
6 120 (21.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 108 (19.05%) Ericsson
8 80 (14.11%) Degree
9 75 (13.23%) Huawei
10 71 (12.52%) Analytical Skills
11 69 (12.17%) Nokia
12 67 (11.82%) Project Management
13 64 (11.29%) GSM
14 63 (11.11%) SLA
15 53 (9.35%) Broadband
16 48 (8.47%) SQL
17 47 (8.29%) Network Planning
18 45 (7.94%) MS Office
18 45 (7.94%) PRINCE2
19 44 (7.76%) Microsoft
19 44 (7.76%) Validation
20 42 (7.41%) RNC
20 42 (7.41%) Wireless
21 40 (7.05%) MS Excel
21 40 (7.05%) VoLTE
22 39 (6.88%) Internet
23 38 (6.70%) UMTS
23 38 (6.70%) ITIL
23 38 (6.70%) C
24 37 (6.53%) Windows

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 20 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.35%) Lync
5 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
Applications
1 45 (7.94%) MS Office
2 40 (7.05%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 292 (51.50%) 2G
2 274 (48.32%) 4G
3 254 (44.80%) LTE
4 180 (31.75%) Radio Access Network
5 64 (11.29%) GSM
6 53 (9.35%) Broadband
7 42 (7.41%) Wireless
7 42 (7.41%) RNC
8 40 (7.05%) VoLTE
9 39 (6.88%) Internet
10 38 (6.70%) UMTS
11 37 (6.53%) Ethernet
12 34 (6.00%) DNS
13 32 (5.64%) GPRS
14 30 (5.29%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (4.94%) 3GPP
16 25 (4.41%) INAP
17 23 (4.06%) ATM
18 22 (3.88%) VPN
19 20 (3.53%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.94%) MS Access
2 9 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.59%) MySQL
2 9 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (0.71%) ClearCase
1 4 (0.71%) LabVIEW
1 4 (0.71%) Subversion
1 4 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.35%) JIRA
2 2 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 328 (57.85%) Telecoms
2 36 (6.35%) Finance
3 26 (4.59%) Billing
4 15 (2.65%) Marketing
4 15 (2.65%) Electronics
5 14 (2.47%) Back Office
6 9 (1.59%) Legal
7 8 (1.41%) Retail
8 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Banking
10 3 (0.53%) German Language
10 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.53%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (8.11%) Architect
2 44 (7.76%) Test Engineer
3 32 (5.64%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (5.47%) Project Manager
5 30 (5.29%) RAN Engineer
6 29 (5.11%) Designer
6 29 (5.11%) Field Engineer
7 23 (4.06%) Delivery Manager
8 21 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
8 21 (3.70%) Design Engineer
9 20 (3.53%) Support Engineer
10 18 (3.17%) Developer
10 18 (3.17%) Analyst
11 13 (2.29%) Consultant
11 13 (2.29%) Desktop Support
11 13 (2.29%) Service Manager
11 13 (2.29%) Network Planner
11 13 (2.29%) 3G Engineer
11 13 (2.29%) Radio Engineer
12 12 (2.12%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.59%) XML
2 7 (1.23%) .NET
3 6 (1.06%) SOAP
4 4 (0.71%) STL
4 4 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (0.71%) HTML
5 3 (0.53%) HTML5
6 2 (0.35%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (0.35%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (0.35%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.52%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.59%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.29%) GIS
5 9 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.41%) User Experience
6 8 (1.41%) Statistics
7 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.23%) Handset
7 7 (1.23%) Replication
8 6 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) Telematics
10 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.35%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.53%) Windows
2 35 (6.17%) UNIX
3 34 (6.00%) Linux
4 26 (4.59%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.76%) VMS
7 9 (1.59%) Android
7 9 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.06%) Solaris
10 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.35%) NetWare
12 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (11.82%) Project Management
2 47 (8.29%) Network Planning
3 45 (7.94%) PRINCE2
4 44 (7.76%) Validation
5 38 (6.70%) ITIL
6 26 (4.59%) Configuration Management
7 22 (3.88%) Service Delivery
8 21 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 20 (3.53%) Change Management
10 19 (3.35%) Performance Management
10 19 (3.35%) Network Architecture
11 17 (3.00%) Migration
12 16 (2.82%) Capacity Management
13 14 (2.47%) Supplier Management
13 14 (2.47%) Service Management
14 13 (2.29%) Software Engineering
15 12 (2.12%) Project Planning
15 12 (2.12%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (1.94%) CRM
16 11 (1.94%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 48 (8.47%) SQL
2 38 (6.70%) C
3 32 (5.64%) Perl
4 25 (4.41%) C++
5 13 (2.29%) C#
6 12 (2.12%) Python
7 11 (1.94%) Embedded C
8 9 (1.59%) Java
9 7 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.88%) Embedded C++
11 4 (0.71%) Ruby
11 4 (0.71%) VBA
12 2 (0.35%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.35%) Erlang
12 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 80 (14.11%) Degree
2 22 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.94%) HND
6 11 (1.94%) CCNA
7 10 (1.76%) HNC
8 9 (1.59%) CCNP
9 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.88%) ISEB
9 5 (0.88%) PMP
9 5 (0.88%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.53%) MCP
12 2 (0.35%) MCSE
12 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (11.11%) SLA
2 5 (0.88%) QA
3 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.88%) XenApp
3 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) NFS
5 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 37 (6.53%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.23%) SCCM
4 6 (1.06%) Netcool
5 4 (0.71%) OpenView
6 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 120 (21.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 108 (19.05%) Ericsson
3 75 (13.23%) Huawei
4 69 (12.17%) Nokia
5 44 (7.76%) Microsoft
6 30 (5.29%) Oracle
7 27 (4.76%) Cisco
8 26 (4.59%) HP
8 26 (4.59%) Nortel
9 21 (3.70%) Cramer
10 19 (3.35%) Mapinfo
11 14 (2.47%) Business Objects
12 13 (2.29%) BT
13 12 (2.12%) Citrix
14 11 (1.94%) Amdocs
15 10 (1.76%) TIBCO
15 10 (1.76%) Greenplum
15 10 (1.76%) Actix
16 8 (1.41%) Red Hat
17 6 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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