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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 383 336 335
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -1
Contract jobs citing 3G 228 258 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.15% 3.72% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 60 38
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£275 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £210 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £464 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £28.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £37.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.60%
3G
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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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -26 129 £264 -18.84% 14
London +9 36 £315 +18.86% 4
Yorkshire -13 12 £270 -
East of England -2 9 £325 -11.56% 3
West Midlands -2 8 £270 +54.28% 3
North West -33 8 £260 +15.55% 1
East Midlands +5 6 £260 -42.22%
South West -22 6 £400 +52.38% 1
North East - 6 £498 -
Midlands - 1 £270 -
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 346 (64.67%) Telecoms
2 336 (62.80%) 4G
3 306 (57.20%) 2G
4 244 (45.61%) LTE
5 152 (28.41%) Radio Access Network
6 96 (17.94%) GSM
7 72 (13.46%) Ericsson
8 59 (11.03%) UMTS
8 59 (11.03%) Wireless
9 57 (10.65%) SS7
10 53 (9.91%) Linux
11 52 (9.72%) VoLTE
12 51 (9.53%) Nokia
13 50 (9.35%) GPRS
14 49 (9.16%) SLA
14 49 (9.16%) Wi-Fi
14 49 (9.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 48 (8.97%) Huawei
16 45 (8.41%) Network Architecture
17 44 (8.22%) UNIX
18 43 (8.04%) C++
19 41 (7.66%) MS Excel
19 41 (7.66%) RNC
20 40 (7.48%) Degree
21 39 (7.29%) Diameter Protocol
22 38 (7.10%) TCP/IP
23 36 (6.73%) Network Design
24 35 (6.54%) 3GPP
25 34 (6.36%) MS Office
25 34 (6.36%) Project Management

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 41 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 34 (6.36%) MS Office
3 15 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.93%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 336 (62.80%) 4G
2 306 (57.20%) 2G
3 244 (45.61%) LTE
4 152 (28.41%) Radio Access Network
5 96 (17.94%) GSM
6 59 (11.03%) UMTS
6 59 (11.03%) Wireless
7 57 (10.65%) SS7
8 52 (9.72%) VoLTE
9 50 (9.35%) GPRS
10 49 (9.16%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (7.66%) RNC
12 39 (7.29%) Diameter Protocol
13 38 (7.10%) TCP/IP
14 35 (6.54%) 3GPP
15 34 (6.36%) SIGTRAN
16 31 (5.79%) Ethernet
17 30 (5.61%) ATM
18 29 (5.42%) Firewall
19 27 (5.05%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.99%) MS Access
2 13 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.31%) MySQL
4 6 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.19%) Informix
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (1.87%) ClearCase
1 10 (1.87%) Subversion
1 10 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.75%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.19%) CANoe
3 1 (0.19%) JMeter
3 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
General
1 346 (64.67%) Telecoms
2 17 (3.18%) Finance
2 17 (3.18%) Electronics
3 14 (2.62%) Billing
4 13 (2.43%) Back Office
5 3 (0.56%) Legal
5 3 (0.56%) Advertising
5 3 (0.56%) German Language
6 2 (0.37%) French Language
6 2 (0.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.19%) Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (8.22%) Test Engineer
2 37 (6.92%) RAN Engineer
3 31 (5.79%) Radio Engineer
4 26 (4.86%) Project Manager
5 25 (4.67%) Architect
5 25 (4.67%) Field Engineer
6 24 (4.49%) Integration Engineer
7 23 (4.30%) Performance Engineer
7 23 (4.30%) Support Engineer
7 23 (4.30%) Design Engineer
7 23 (4.30%) Developer
8 22 (4.11%) Analyst
8 22 (4.11%) Tester
8 22 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
9 20 (3.74%) Network Engineer
10 17 (3.18%) Designer
11 15 (2.80%) Project Engineer
11 15 (2.80%) RAN Performance Engineer
12 14 (2.62%) Voice Engineer
13 13 (2.43%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.80%) STL
1 15 (2.80%) XML
2 10 (1.87%) 802.1X
3 5 (0.93%) POSIX
3 5 (0.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (0.75%) Web Services
4 4 (0.75%) .NET
5 3 (0.56%) HTML
5 3 (0.56%) CSS
5 3 (0.56%) WAP
6 2 (0.37%) XMPP
6 2 (0.37%) SOAP
6 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.19%) JSON
7 1 (0.19%) HTML5
7 1 (0.19%) REST
7 1 (0.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.62%) Statistics
4 12 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.87%) PKI
5 10 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 10 (1.87%) Handset
6 8 (1.50%) PMI
7 6 (1.12%) Replication
7 6 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.93%) Economics
9 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.37%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.37%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.37%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.37%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.19%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.19%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.91%) Linux
2 44 (8.22%) UNIX
3 16 (2.99%) Windows
4 10 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.12%) Solaris
8 4 (0.75%) Android
8 4 (0.75%) VMS
8 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.37%) SUSE
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (8.41%) Network Architecture
2 36 (6.73%) Network Design
3 34 (6.36%) Project Management
3 34 (6.36%) Performance Management
4 33 (6.17%) Network Planning
5 31 (5.79%) Validation
6 28 (5.23%) ITIL
7 23 (4.30%) Service Delivery
8 22 (4.11%) Configuration Management
8 22 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (3.74%) Fault Management
10 19 (3.55%) OO
10 19 (3.55%) OOD
11 18 (3.36%) Test Planning
12 16 (2.99%) Performance Engineering
12 16 (2.99%) Software Engineering
12 16 (2.99%) Requirements Analysis
13 15 (2.80%) Change Management
14 13 (2.43%) Migration
14 13 (2.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (8.04%) C++
2 31 (5.79%) Perl
2 31 (5.79%) SQL
3 26 (4.86%) C
4 17 (3.18%) Python
5 11 (2.06%) Ruby
5 11 (2.06%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.68%) Embedded C
6 9 (1.68%) Embedded C++
7 8 (1.50%) C#
7 8 (1.50%) Java
8 4 (0.75%) VBA
9 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 40 (7.48%) Degree
2 25 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (4.11%) CCNP
3 22 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.18%) HNC
5 12 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.06%) CCNA
7 10 (1.87%) HND
8 9 (1.68%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.31%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.75%) ISEB
11 4 (0.75%) CISSP
12 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.37%) MCP
13 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.37%) CCSA
13 2 (0.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.16%) SLA
2 9 (1.68%) QA
3 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.75%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.56%) XenApp
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (4.30%) NSN NetAct
2 18 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (2.43%) OpenView
4 10 (1.87%) HP NNM
5 7 (1.31%) NetCrunch
6 6 (1.12%) SCCM
7 5 (0.93%) Netcool
8 3 (0.56%) Cacti
9 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.19%) Iperf
10 1 (0.19%) Nessus
10 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 72 (13.46%) Ericsson
2 51 (9.53%) Nokia
3 49 (9.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 48 (8.97%) Huawei
5 33 (6.17%) Cisco
6 31 (5.79%) Nortel
7 30 (5.61%) Microsoft
8 28 (5.23%) Amdocs
9 27 (5.05%) HP
10 20 (3.74%) Mapinfo
11 16 (2.99%) Oracle
11 16 (2.99%) Actix
12 13 (2.43%) Cramer
13 12 (2.24%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.87%) Remedy
14 10 (1.87%) Dell
14 10 (1.87%) SevOne
15 9 (1.68%) Juniper
15 9 (1.68%) Blue Coat
16 8 (1.50%) NEC
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