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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 296 345 206
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -139
Contract jobs citing 3G 323 226 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.48% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 3.67% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 45 73
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£260 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 12
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.87 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.45% -48.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.10 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £26.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -46.00%
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +23 206 £250 -19.35% 15
South West +18 26 £450 +38.46% 3
North West -7 19 £313 +28.86% 2
London -17 19 £288 -39.47% 6
West Midlands -9 15 £260 -10.34%
Yorkshire -7 10 £123 - 1
East of England +4 3 - - 2
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 366 (62.89%) Telecoms
2 357 (61.34%) 2G
3 320 (54.98%) 4G
4 265 (45.53%) LTE
5 205 (35.22%) Radio Access Network
6 111 (19.07%) Ericsson
7 108 (18.56%) GSM
8 99 (17.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 73 (12.54%) Nokia
10 71 (12.20%) Network Planning
11 63 (10.82%) Wireless
12 61 (10.48%) SLA
13 59 (10.14%) RNC
13 59 (10.14%) Huawei
14 58 (9.97%) Degree
15 50 (8.59%) SQL
16 47 (8.08%) UMTS
17 46 (7.90%) MS Excel
18 45 (7.73%) Project Management
18 45 (7.73%) NSN NetAct
19 44 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (7.22%) Perl
20 42 (7.22%) MS Office
21 40 (6.87%) GPRS
22 39 (6.70%) Linux
23 38 (6.53%) Microsoft
23 38 (6.53%) Nortel
24 37 (6.36%) C
25 36 (6.19%) C++
25 36 (6.19%) PRINCE2

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.17%) Lync
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.17%) CMS
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 46 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 42 (7.22%) MS Office
3 11 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.86%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Maya
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 357 (61.34%) 2G
2 320 (54.98%) 4G
3 265 (45.53%) LTE
4 205 (35.22%) Radio Access Network
5 108 (18.56%) GSM
6 63 (10.82%) Wireless
7 59 (10.14%) RNC
8 47 (8.08%) UMTS
9 40 (6.87%) GPRS
10 34 (5.84%) TCP/IP
11 33 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
12 32 (5.50%) Ethernet
12 32 (5.50%) VoLTE
13 30 (5.15%) DNS
14 29 (4.98%) SS7
15 28 (4.81%) Broadband
15 28 (4.81%) HSPA
16 25 (4.30%) 3GPP
16 25 (4.30%) Internet
17 24 (4.12%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.75%) MS Access
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
2 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.52%) MySQL
3 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 10 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (1.72%) ClearCase
1 10 (1.72%) Subversion
1 10 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.69%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 366 (62.89%) Telecoms
2 33 (5.67%) Finance
3 21 (3.61%) Electronics
3 21 (3.61%) Billing
4 11 (1.89%) Back Office
5 7 (1.20%) Legal
5 7 (1.20%) Retail
6 6 (1.03%) Marketing
7 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.69%) German Language
9 3 (0.52%) Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Automotive
9 3 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 45 (7.73%) Test Engineer
1 45 (7.73%) RAN Engineer
2 38 (6.53%) Integration Engineer
3 29 (4.98%) Delivery Manager
3 29 (4.98%) Architect
4 28 (4.81%) Project Manager
4 28 (4.81%) Performance Engineer
5 27 (4.64%) Designer
6 25 (4.30%) Field Engineer
7 24 (4.12%) Radio Engineer
8 23 (3.95%) Design Engineer
9 22 (3.78%) Support Engineer
10 18 (3.09%) Developer
10 18 (3.09%) Analyst
11 17 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (2.41%) Network Planner
13 13 (2.23%) Voice Engineer
13 13 (2.23%) Software Engineer
13 13 (2.23%) Project Engineer
14 12 (2.06%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.89%) XML
2 10 (1.72%) STL
3 7 (1.20%) .NET
4 6 (1.03%) SOAP
5 5 (0.86%) HTML
6 3 (0.52%) HTML5
7 2 (0.34%) Sencha Touch
7 2 (0.34%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (0.34%) XMPP
7 2 (0.34%) RESTful
8 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.75%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.58%) Statistics
4 14 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 11 (1.89%) Replication
6 10 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.72%) Handset
7 9 (1.55%) GIS
8 6 (1.03%) PMI
8 6 (1.03%) User Experience
9 5 (0.86%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.69%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.69%) PKI
11 3 (0.52%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.52%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.52%) Telematics
12 2 (0.34%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.70%) Linux
2 31 (5.33%) UNIX
3 20 (3.44%) Windows
4 14 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (1.03%) Solaris
8 5 (0.86%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.52%) VMS
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.34%) Android
10 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.17%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (12.20%) Network Planning
2 45 (7.73%) Project Management
3 36 (6.19%) PRINCE2
4 32 (5.50%) ITIL
5 31 (5.33%) Validation
6 29 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 28 (4.81%) Configuration Management
7 28 (4.81%) Network Design
7 28 (4.81%) Performance Management
8 24 (4.12%) Network Architecture
9 21 (3.61%) Change Management
9 21 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (3.44%) Performance Engineering
11 17 (2.92%) Software Engineering
12 16 (2.75%) Service Management
12 16 (2.75%) OOD
12 16 (2.75%) OO
12 16 (2.75%) Fault Management
13 13 (2.23%) Resource Management
13 13 (2.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.59%) SQL
2 42 (7.22%) Perl
3 37 (6.36%) C
4 36 (6.19%) C++
5 20 (3.44%) Python
6 13 (2.23%) Embedded C
7 11 (1.89%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.89%) Ruby
8 10 (1.72%) C#
9 8 (1.37%) Embedded C++
10 6 (1.03%) Java
11 4 (0.69%) VBA
12 3 (0.52%) Erlang
13 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 58 (9.97%) Degree
2 25 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (3.09%) HNC
5 16 (2.75%) HND
6 15 (2.58%) CCNP
7 12 (2.06%) CCNA
7 12 (2.06%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.03%) ISEB
11 5 (0.86%) PMP
11 5 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.69%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.34%) MCP
13 2 (0.34%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (10.48%) SLA
2 5 (0.86%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.69%) XenApp
3 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) NFS
5 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 45 (7.73%) NSN NetAct
2 21 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.03%) SCCM
4 4 (0.69%) Netcool
5 3 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.34%) OpenView
6 2 (0.34%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (19.07%) Ericsson
2 99 (17.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 73 (12.54%) Nokia
4 59 (10.14%) Huawei
5 38 (6.53%) Nortel
5 38 (6.53%) Microsoft
6 27 (4.64%) Cisco
6 27 (4.64%) Cramer
7 23 (3.95%) Oracle
7 23 (3.95%) Actix
8 22 (3.78%) HP
9 21 (3.61%) Amdocs
10 19 (3.26%) Mapinfo
11 10 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.55%) Citrix
13 8 (1.37%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.37%) Siemens
14 7 (1.20%) BT
15 5 (0.86%) NEC
15 5 (0.86%) Juniper
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