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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 372 209 174
Rank change year-on-year
-163 -35
Contract jobs citing 3G 204 395 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.90% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 5.90% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 75 94
Average daily rate £290 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 56
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £17.50 £18.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6740 6693 8493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 15.24% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 3417 4059
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 547 573
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
3G
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -84 112 £303 +0.83% 12
London -50 28 £426 +143.57% 9
West Midlands +5 18 £290 +50.64%
North West -22 14 £210 -13.40%
South West -21 7 £310 +55.00% 6
East of England -42 5 £338 - 5
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 283 (61.52%) Telecoms
2 267 (58.04%) 2G
3 185 (40.22%) LTE
4 135 (29.35%) Radio Access Network
5 127 (27.61%) 4G
6 111 (24.13%) Ericsson
7 92 (20.00%) Nokia
8 77 (16.74%) RNC
9 71 (15.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 70 (15.22%) ATM
11 62 (13.48%) Huawei
12 60 (13.04%) Ethernet
13 58 (12.61%) SLA
14 53 (11.52%) Nortel
15 48 (10.43%) DWDM
16 46 (10.00%) VPN
17 42 (9.13%) Windows
18 40 (8.70%) MPLS
19 37 (8.04%) Degree
19 37 (8.04%) Network Planning
19 37 (8.04%) NEC
19 37 (8.04%) GSM
19 37 (8.04%) SDH
20 36 (7.83%) ETL
21 35 (7.61%) MS Excel
22 34 (7.39%) UMTS
22 34 (7.39%) SQL
23 33 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
23 33 (7.17%) Project Management
24 32 (6.96%) MS Office

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.87%) IBM Notes
2 4 (0.87%) Apache
2 4 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.65%) GroupWise
3 3 (0.65%) Lync
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 35 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.96%) MS Office
3 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.87%) Maya
5 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 267 (58.04%) 2G
2 185 (40.22%) LTE
3 135 (29.35%) Radio Access Network
4 127 (27.61%) 4G
5 77 (16.74%) RNC
6 70 (15.22%) ATM
7 60 (13.04%) Ethernet
8 48 (10.43%) DWDM
9 46 (10.00%) VPN
10 40 (8.70%) MPLS
11 37 (8.04%) GSM
11 37 (8.04%) SDH
12 34 (7.39%) UMTS
13 33 (7.17%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (5.43%) GPRS
15 21 (4.57%) OSPF
15 21 (4.57%) BGP
15 21 (4.57%) Wireless
15 21 (4.57%) SIGTRAN
16 20 (4.35%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.26%) MS Access
2 11 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.52%) MySQL
4 6 (1.30%) EDRMS
4 6 (1.30%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.87%) SoapUI
1 4 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
1 4 (0.87%) eggPlant
1 4 (0.87%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (0.87%) Maven
1 4 (0.87%) Selenium
1 4 (0.87%) JIRA
1 4 (0.87%) LoadRunner
1 4 (0.87%) Toad
1 4 (0.87%) Ant
General
1 283 (61.52%) Telecoms
2 15 (3.26%) Finance
3 13 (2.83%) Front Office
4 6 (1.30%) Marketing
5 5 (1.09%) Back Office
6 4 (0.87%) Banking
6 4 (0.87%) Billing
6 4 (0.87%) Legal
6 4 (0.87%) Electronics
7 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 70 (15.22%) Field Engineer
2 47 (10.22%) Design Engineer
3 38 (8.26%) RAN Engineer
4 28 (6.09%) Test Engineer
4 28 (6.09%) Databuild Engineer
5 23 (5.00%) Analyst
6 20 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 20 (4.35%) Architect
7 17 (3.70%) Transmission Engineer
8 16 (3.48%) Incident Manager
8 16 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.04%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 14 (3.04%) Network Design Engineer
10 13 (2.83%) Support Engineer
10 13 (2.83%) Designer
11 12 (2.61%) Senior Architect
11 12 (2.61%) Network Planner
11 12 (2.61%) Consultant
11 12 (2.61%) Desktop Support
12 11 (2.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.52%) XML
2 6 (1.30%) J2EE
3 4 (0.87%) REST
3 4 (0.87%) .NET
3 4 (0.87%) SOAP
3 4 (0.87%) Web Services
3 4 (0.87%) WAP
3 4 (0.87%) J2ME
4 2 (0.43%) Java EE
4 2 (0.43%) Ajax
4 2 (0.43%) HTML
4 2 (0.43%) RSS
5 1 (0.22%) LAMP
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (2.61%) Blackberry
2 9 (1.96%) Handset
3 8 (1.74%) Smartcard
4 7 (1.52%) Thin Client
4 7 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.87%) PDA
6 4 (0.87%) PMI
7 3 (0.65%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.65%) Firmware
7 3 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.65%) CCTV
7 3 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (0.65%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.43%) Economics
8 2 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.13%) Windows
2 31 (6.74%) Windows 7
3 25 (5.43%) Windows XP
4 15 (3.26%) UNIX
5 13 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.74%) Android
7 8 (1.74%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.74%) Linux
8 6 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.65%) NetWare
10 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (8.04%) Network Planning
2 36 (7.83%) ETL
3 33 (7.17%) Project Management
4 32 (6.96%) Network Design
5 31 (6.74%) Network Architecture
6 29 (6.30%) ITIL
7 27 (5.87%) Capacity Management
8 24 (5.22%) Validation
9 21 (4.57%) Change Management
9 21 (4.57%) Problem Management
10 19 (4.13%) PRINCE2
11 15 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (2.83%) Service Management
14 12 (2.61%) Fault Management
15 11 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
16 10 (2.17%) Configuration Management
17 9 (1.96%) Performance Analysis
18 8 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
18 8 (1.74%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.39%) SQL
2 17 (3.70%) C
3 13 (2.83%) Perl
4 11 (2.39%) Java
4 11 (2.39%) VB
5 7 (1.52%) C++
6 4 (0.87%) C#
7 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.65%) VBA
8 2 (0.43%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.43%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (8.04%) Degree
2 20 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.17%) HND
7 8 (1.74%) CCNA
7 8 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.87%) PMP
10 3 (0.65%) CCIE
10 3 (0.65%) CCNP
11 2 (0.43%) ISEB
12 1 (0.22%) CISA
12 1 (0.22%) CISM
12 1 (0.22%) CCSA
12 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.22%) CISSP
12 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (12.61%) SLA
2 8 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 27 (5.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.22%) NDS
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
2 9 (1.96%) SCCM
3 5 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.65%) DameWare
5 3 (0.65%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 111 (24.13%) Ericsson
2 92 (20.00%) Nokia
3 71 (15.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 62 (13.48%) Huawei
5 53 (11.52%) Nortel
6 37 (8.04%) NEC
7 30 (6.52%) Cisco
8 25 (5.43%) Microsoft
9 19 (4.13%) Oracle
10 14 (3.04%) Citrix
10 14 (3.04%) BT
11 13 (2.83%) Siemens
12 11 (2.39%) Mapinfo
13 9 (1.96%) HP
14 8 (1.74%) Cramer
15 7 (1.52%) OPNET
15 7 (1.52%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.52%) Google
16 6 (1.30%) Novell
16 6 (1.30%) VMware
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