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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 393 335 357
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +22
Contract jobs citing 3G 207 272 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 3.64% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 49
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.62% +96.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.90 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% +22.64%
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -62 112 £266 -18.07% 10
London +33 32 £320 +68.42% 8
North East - 16 £510 - 1
West Midlands -8 9 £260 +48.57%
Yorkshire -24 8 £270 - 1
North West -41 8 £285 +16.08%
South West -23 6 £350 +33.33% 1
East of England 0 4 £330 -12.00%
East Midlands -5 3 £270 -40.00%
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 307 (66.45%) 4G
2 292 (63.20%) Telecoms
3 258 (55.84%) 2G
4 201 (43.51%) LTE
5 124 (26.84%) Radio Access Network
6 65 (14.07%) GSM
7 58 (12.55%) Ericsson
8 55 (11.90%) Linux
9 54 (11.69%) UMTS
10 53 (11.47%) UNIX
11 51 (11.04%) VoLTE
12 49 (10.61%) Huawei
12 49 (10.61%) Nokia
13 48 (10.39%) SS7
14 46 (9.96%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (9.74%) Wireless
16 41 (8.87%) SLA
16 41 (8.87%) Network Architecture
17 40 (8.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 38 (8.23%) Degree
18 38 (8.23%) 3GPP
19 37 (8.01%) RNC
20 36 (7.79%) MS Excel
21 35 (7.58%) GPRS
21 35 (7.58%) TCP/IP
22 34 (7.36%) Ethernet
23 33 (7.14%) Cisco
23 33 (7.14%) Project Management
24 31 (6.71%) MS Office
25 30 (6.49%) C++

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (1.08%) Drupal
2 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.22%) Lync
3 1 (0.22%) Node.js
3 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.71%) MS Office
3 17 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Metrica
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 307 (66.45%) 4G
2 258 (55.84%) 2G
3 201 (43.51%) LTE
4 124 (26.84%) Radio Access Network
5 65 (14.07%) GSM
6 54 (11.69%) UMTS
7 51 (11.04%) VoLTE
8 48 (10.39%) SS7
9 46 (9.96%) Wi-Fi
10 45 (9.74%) Wireless
11 38 (8.23%) 3GPP
12 37 (8.01%) RNC
13 35 (7.58%) GPRS
13 35 (7.58%) TCP/IP
14 34 (7.36%) Ethernet
15 30 (6.49%) Diameter Protocol
16 28 (6.06%) SIGTRAN
17 27 (5.84%) Internet
18 26 (5.63%) ATM
18 26 (5.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.46%) MS Access
2 13 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.95%) MySQL
5 8 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) Informix
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (1.73%) GitLab
2 7 (1.52%) Subversion
2 7 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.52%) ClearCase
2 7 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.87%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.22%) JMeter
4 1 (0.22%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.22%) CANoe
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 292 (63.20%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.11%) Finance
3 14 (3.03%) Back Office
4 10 (2.16%) Electronics
4 10 (2.16%) Billing
5 6 (1.30%) Legal
6 4 (0.87%) German Language
7 3 (0.65%) Marketing
7 3 (0.65%) Advertising
8 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.43%) Retail
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (8.01%) Test Engineer
2 33 (7.14%) Developer
3 26 (5.63%) Support Engineer
3 26 (5.63%) Field Engineer
4 25 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 22 (4.76%) Analyst
5 22 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 22 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 22 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
6 21 (4.55%) Architect
6 21 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.33%) Radio Engineer
8 17 (3.68%) Tester
9 13 (2.81%) Telecoms Engineer
10 12 (2.60%) Integration Engineer
10 12 (2.60%) Designer
10 12 (2.60%) C++ Developer
11 11 (2.38%) Project Engineer
11 11 (2.38%) Technical Tester
11 11 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.90%) XML
2 16 (3.46%) CSS
3 15 (3.25%) HTML
3 15 (3.25%) .NET
4 14 (3.03%) STL
5 12 (2.60%) HTML5
6 11 (2.38%) jQuery
7 10 (2.16%) RSS
8 7 (1.52%) POSIX
8 7 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 7 (1.52%) 802.1X
9 5 (1.08%) Drush
9 5 (1.08%) WAP
10 4 (0.87%) Web Services
11 2 (0.43%) SOAP
11 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.22%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.22%) XHTML
12 1 (0.22%) Middleware
12 1 (0.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.81%) Mobile App
2 13 (2.81%) Handset
2 13 (2.81%) Statistics
3 10 (2.16%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.16%) Social Media
4 9 (1.95%) PKI
5 7 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.08%) Economics
6 5 (1.08%) PMI
7 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.43%) GIS
8 2 (0.43%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.43%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.90%) Linux
2 53 (11.47%) UNIX
3 11 (2.38%) Windows
4 10 (2.16%) Mac OS
5 6 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.30%) Solaris
6 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.87%) Android
8 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.43%) SUSE
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (8.87%) Network Architecture
2 33 (7.14%) Project Management
3 30 (6.49%) Performance Management
4 28 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (5.84%) Validation
6 23 (4.98%) Change Control
7 22 (4.76%) Network Design
8 21 (4.55%) ITIL
9 17 (3.68%) Fault Management
10 16 (3.46%) Configuration Management
10 16 (3.46%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.25%) Migration
12 14 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
13 13 (2.81%) Test Planning
13 13 (2.81%) SDLC
14 12 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (2.60%) Network Planning
14 12 (2.60%) Change Management
15 11 (2.38%) OO
15 11 (2.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.49%) C++
2 24 (5.19%) SQL
3 23 (4.98%) Perl
4 15 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.03%) C
6 12 (2.60%) PHP
7 11 (2.38%) ActionScript
8 9 (1.95%) Python
8 9 (1.95%) VB
9 8 (1.73%) Java
9 8 (1.73%) Ruby
10 7 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.52%) C#
11 5 (1.08%) VBA
12 3 (0.65%) MapBasic
12 3 (0.65%) Embedded C
12 3 (0.65%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.22%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 38 (8.23%) Degree
2 26 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (5.41%) CCNP
4 16 (3.46%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.25%) CCNA
6 13 (2.81%) HNC
7 8 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.52%) HND
9 6 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.87%) CISSP
11 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.65%) ISEB
12 2 (0.43%) MCP
12 2 (0.43%) MCSE
12 2 (0.43%) CCSA
12 2 (0.43%) CCSE
12 2 (0.43%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.87%) SLA
2 11 (2.38%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.65%) XenApp
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.43%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.22%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (3.25%) OpenView
1 15 (3.25%) NSN NetAct
2 13 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.16%) HP NNM
4 6 (1.30%) NetCrunch
5 5 (1.08%) Cacti
6 4 (0.87%) Netcool
7 3 (0.65%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.65%) SCCM
8 1 (0.22%) Iperf
8 1 (0.22%) OPNET
8 1 (0.22%) Nessus
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (12.55%) Ericsson
2 49 (10.61%) Nokia
2 49 (10.61%) Huawei
3 40 (8.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 33 (7.14%) Cisco
5 26 (5.63%) Amdocs
6 24 (5.19%) HP
7 23 (4.98%) Microsoft
7 23 (4.98%) Nortel
8 15 (3.25%) Mapinfo
9 13 (2.81%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.81%) Oracle
10 12 (2.60%) Juniper
11 11 (2.38%) NEC
12 10 (2.16%) SevOne
13 9 (1.95%) Remedy
13 9 (1.95%) Dell
14 8 (1.73%) Cramer
14 8 (1.73%) Blue Coat
15 7 (1.52%) BT
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