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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 333 359 183
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -176
Contract jobs citing 3G 286 222 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.46% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 3.37% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 53 72
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£313 £325 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £438 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 24
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% -42.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.50 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £37.65 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -24.28%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +41 192 £319 -1.92% 24
West Midlands -9 21 £175 -7.89%
London -2 14 £160 -52.59% 7
South West -37 13 - - 3
East of England -29 6 £356 - 4
Yorkshire +5 5 - - 1
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 290 (57.20%) Telecoms
2 244 (48.13%) LTE
3 226 (44.58%) 2G
4 204 (40.24%) 4G
5 112 (22.09%) Radio Access Network
6 101 (19.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 94 (18.54%) Project Management
8 75 (14.79%) Degree
9 73 (14.40%) Huawei
10 67 (13.21%) Ericsson
11 61 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
12 59 (11.64%) Windows
13 50 (9.86%) SLA
14 46 (9.07%) Nokia
14 46 (9.07%) GSM
14 46 (9.07%) UMTS
14 46 (9.07%) Network Architecture
15 45 (8.88%) Windows 7
16 44 (8.68%) Ethernet
17 43 (8.48%) Broadband
17 43 (8.48%) Wireless
18 42 (8.28%) Microsoft
19 40 (7.89%) Cisco
20 39 (7.69%) ATM
20 39 (7.69%) MS Office
20 39 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
21 37 (7.30%) Validation
21 37 (7.30%) SQL
22 36 (7.10%) Internet
23 34 (6.71%) Active Directory

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.59%) Apache
6 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.39%) Lync
8 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (7.69%) MS Office
2 33 (6.51%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 244 (48.13%) LTE
2 226 (44.58%) 2G
3 204 (40.24%) 4G
4 112 (22.09%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (9.07%) GSM
5 46 (9.07%) UMTS
6 44 (8.68%) Ethernet
7 43 (8.48%) Broadband
7 43 (8.48%) Wireless
8 39 (7.69%) ATM
8 39 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 36 (7.10%) Internet
10 33 (6.51%) DNS
11 31 (6.11%) SDH
11 31 (6.11%) VoLTE
12 30 (5.92%) GPRS
13 26 (5.13%) 3GPP
13 26 (5.13%) VPN
14 25 (4.93%) SGSN
14 25 (4.93%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.58%) Relational Database
1 8 (1.58%) MS Access
2 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.38%) MySQL
2 7 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.18%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Maven
1 3 (0.59%) JIRA
1 3 (0.59%) SoapUI
1 3 (0.59%) Selenium
1 3 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
1 3 (0.59%) Ant
1 3 (0.59%) Toad
1 3 (0.59%) LoadRunner
1 3 (0.59%) Apache Ivy
1 3 (0.59%) eggPlant
2 2 (0.39%) Calabash
2 2 (0.39%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 290 (57.20%) Telecoms
2 26 (5.13%) Billing
3 24 (4.73%) Finance
4 20 (3.94%) Marketing
5 15 (2.96%) Back Office
6 13 (2.56%) Electronics
7 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.79%) Front Office
8 4 (0.79%) Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (11.24%) Architect
2 38 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
3 35 (6.90%) Design Engineer
3 35 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 30 (5.92%) Project Manager
5 29 (5.72%) Analyst
6 26 (5.13%) Senior Architect
7 24 (4.73%) Desktop Support
7 24 (4.73%) Support Engineer
8 22 (4.34%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 21 (4.14%) RAN Engineer
10 20 (3.94%) Transmission Engineer
11 18 (3.55%) Databuild Engineer
11 18 (3.55%) Field Engineer
12 14 (2.76%) Network Engineer
12 14 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (2.76%) Transmission Design Engineer
13 13 (2.56%) Designer
13 13 (2.56%) 3G Engineer
14 11 (2.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.18%) XML
2 3 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (0.59%) REST
2 3 (0.59%) J2ME
2 3 (0.59%) SOAP
2 3 (0.59%) Web Services
2 3 (0.59%) WAP
3 2 (0.39%) STL
4 1 (0.20%) HTML5
4 1 (0.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.33%) Blackberry
3 26 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.97%) Thin Client
4 10 (1.97%) Fat Client
5 9 (1.78%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.18%) Device Driver
6 6 (1.18%) Handset
6 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.18%) GIS
7 5 (0.99%) Hedge funds
7 5 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (0.99%) PMI
8 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.79%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.79%) Firmware
9 3 (0.59%) Statistics
9 3 (0.59%) VHDL
9 3 (0.59%) DTV
9 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.64%) Windows
2 45 (8.88%) Windows 7
3 31 (6.11%) UNIX
4 29 (5.72%) Windows XP
5 18 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (3.55%) Linux
6 9 (1.78%) Android
6 9 (1.78%) VMS
7 6 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.20%) NetWare
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (18.54%) Project Management
2 46 (9.07%) Network Architecture
3 37 (7.30%) Validation
4 31 (6.11%) ITIL
5 28 (5.52%) Problem Management
6 27 (5.33%) Network Planning
7 25 (4.93%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.54%) PRINCE2
9 20 (3.94%) Change Management
10 19 (3.75%) Performance Management
11 16 (3.16%) Migration
11 16 (3.16%) Software Engineering
12 13 (2.56%) Fault Management
13 12 (2.37%) Network Design
13 12 (2.37%) Statistical Analysis
14 11 (2.17%) Service Delivery
14 11 (2.17%) Service Management
14 11 (2.17%) Capacity Management
15 10 (1.97%) Change Control
16 9 (1.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.30%) SQL
2 33 (6.51%) C
3 16 (3.16%) C++
4 13 (2.56%) Perl
5 6 (1.18%) Embedded C
5 6 (1.18%) Java
6 5 (0.99%) VBA
7 4 (0.79%) Embedded C++
8 3 (0.59%) C#
9 2 (0.39%) Python
9 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.20%) VC++
10 1 (0.20%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 75 (14.79%) Degree
2 16 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.38%) PMP
7 6 (1.18%) HND
8 5 (0.99%) CCNA
9 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.79%) ISEB
9 4 (0.79%) CCNP
10 3 (0.59%) HNC
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.39%) CNA
11 2 (0.39%) Novell Certification
12 1 (0.20%) MOS
12 1 (0.20%) MCTS
12 1 (0.20%) MCITP
12 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.86%) SLA
2 11 (2.17%) QA
3 4 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.39%) NDS
3 2 (0.39%) XenApp
3 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (4.34%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (3.16%) SCCM
3 10 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.99%) DameWare
6 3 (0.59%) Netcool
6 3 (0.59%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.39%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.39%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.39%) OpenView
8 1 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 101 (19.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 73 (14.40%) Huawei
3 67 (13.21%) Ericsson
4 46 (9.07%) Nokia
5 42 (8.28%) Microsoft
6 40 (7.89%) Cisco
7 26 (5.13%) Mapinfo
8 21 (4.14%) HP
9 14 (2.76%) NEC
9 14 (2.76%) Oracle
10 13 (2.56%) Nortel
10 13 (2.56%) BT
11 12 (2.37%) Citrix
12 11 (2.17%) Business Objects
13 9 (1.78%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.78%) Cramer
14 8 (1.58%) VMware
14 8 (1.58%) Juniper
15 7 (1.38%) F5
15 7 (1.38%) Greenplum
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