The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 477 384 377
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -7
Contract jobs citing 3G 135 251 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 3.36% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 83 57
Median daily rate £253 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.18% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £166 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.10 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £69.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.50% -2.66%
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
7879 7480 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.02% 14.68% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4871 4285 3609
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 447 370
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -49 79 £280 +7.69% 1
North East -44 16 £219 - 1
London -16 12 £383 +14.17% 1
North West -15 7 £260 - 2
West Midlands -15 7 £290 +11.53%
Yorkshire +1 6 £169 +37.75%
South West +2 3 - - 1
East of England +11 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £375 +47.05%
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for 3G.

1 218 (63.56%) 4G
2 187 (54.52%) Telecoms
3 158 (46.06%) LTE
4 154 (44.90%) 2G
5 85 (24.78%) Radio Access Network
6 70 (20.41%) Wireless
7 67 (19.53%) Nokia
8 65 (18.95%) Huawei
9 54 (15.74%) SLA
10 50 (14.58%) Ericsson
10 50 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
11 49 (14.29%) Degree
12 44 (12.83%) Project Management
13 43 (12.54%) ITIL
13 43 (12.54%) Nokia Networks
14 41 (11.95%) Cisco
15 34 (9.91%) DNS
16 30 (8.75%) DHCP
16 30 (8.75%) Microsoft
16 30 (8.75%) Citrix
17 29 (8.45%) Siemens
17 29 (8.45%) Windows
18 28 (8.16%) UMTS
18 28 (8.16%) GSM
18 28 (8.16%) Back Office
18 28 (8.16%) BT
18 28 (8.16%) Service Delivery
18 28 (8.16%) Network Design
19 26 (7.58%) Windows 7
19 26 (7.58%) Alcatel-Lucent

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.87%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.58%) CMS
2 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.71%) MS Office
3 14 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Traffica
2 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 218 (63.56%) 4G
2 158 (46.06%) LTE
3 154 (44.90%) 2G
4 85 (24.78%) Radio Access Network
5 70 (20.41%) Wireless
6 50 (14.58%) Wi-Fi
7 34 (9.91%) DNS
8 30 (8.75%) DHCP
9 28 (8.16%) GSM
9 28 (8.16%) UMTS
10 21 (6.12%) Diameter Protocol
11 20 (5.83%) RNC
12 19 (5.54%) SIGTRAN
12 19 (5.54%) SMS
13 17 (4.96%) Internet
13 17 (4.96%) OSPF
13 17 (4.96%) VoLTE
14 16 (4.66%) ATM
15 15 (4.37%) LDAP
16 14 (4.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.46%) MS Access
3 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.17%) GIS
3 4 (1.17%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.29%) BODI
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 187 (54.52%) Telecoms
2 28 (8.16%) Back Office
3 24 (7.00%) Finance
4 17 (4.96%) Billing
5 8 (2.33%) Electronics
5 8 (2.33%) Front Office
6 7 (2.04%) Retail
7 4 (1.17%) Marketing
8 3 (0.87%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (8.16%) Architect
2 25 (7.29%) Optimisation Engineer
3 24 (7.00%) RAN Engineer
4 22 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 21 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 20 (5.83%) Network Engineer
7 19 (5.54%) Radio Engineer
8 18 (5.25%) 3G Engineer
9 16 (4.66%) Desktop Support
9 16 (4.66%) Telecoms Manager
10 15 (4.37%) LTE Engineer
10 15 (4.37%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (3.79%) 4G Engineer
13 12 (3.50%) Mobile Engineer
13 12 (3.50%) Network Architect
13 12 (3.50%) Software Engineer
14 11 (3.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 11 (3.21%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.37%) SPML
2 14 (4.08%) SOAP
3 5 (1.46%) XML
4 3 (0.87%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.58%) HTML
6 1 (0.29%) HTML5
6 1 (0.29%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.29%) JMS
6 1 (0.29%) Middleware
6 1 (0.29%) WAP
6 1 (0.29%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.41%) Computer Science
1 22 (6.41%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.12%) Fat Client
2 21 (6.12%) Thin Client
3 20 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.50%) VHDL
6 9 (2.62%) PMI
7 7 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.04%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.04%) PKI
8 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.46%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.46%) Statistics
8 5 (1.46%) User Experience
9 4 (1.17%) Handset
9 4 (1.17%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.87%) Telematics
10 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.45%) Windows
2 26 (7.58%) Windows 7
3 23 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (6.12%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.79%) Linux
5 13 (3.79%) Unix
6 10 (2.92%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.04%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.58%) Android
9 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Solaris
9 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) HPUX
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.83%) Project Management
2 43 (12.54%) ITIL
3 28 (8.16%) Network Design
3 28 (8.16%) Service Delivery
4 24 (7.00%) Network Architecture
5 21 (6.12%) High Availability
5 21 (6.12%) Software Delivery
6 20 (5.83%) Logistics
7 19 (5.54%) Service Management
8 16 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (4.66%) Network Planning
9 15 (4.37%) Change Management
10 13 (3.79%) Change Control
10 13 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (3.50%) Problem Management
11 12 (3.50%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.21%) Embedded Software Development
12 11 (3.21%) Integration Testing
12 11 (3.21%) Performance Management
13 10 (2.92%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.29%) C
2 14 (4.08%) SQL
3 10 (2.92%) Embedded C
4 4 (1.17%) Java
4 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.17%) VBA
5 3 (0.87%) C++
6 2 (0.58%) Perl
6 2 (0.58%) Python
7 1 (0.29%) Ruby
7 1 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 49 (14.29%) Degree
2 23 (6.71%) HNC
2 23 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.08%) HND
6 12 (3.50%) CCNP
6 12 (3.50%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.33%) CCNA
8 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.87%) PMP
9 2 (0.58%) CCSA
9 2 (0.58%) CCSE
9 2 (0.58%) CISSP
9 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.29%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (15.74%) SLA
2 8 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.46%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
2 25 (7.29%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.12%) XenApp
4 16 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.87%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (5.83%) SCCM
2 17 (4.96%) NSN NetAct
3 10 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.33%) Amdocs OSS
5 7 (2.04%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.58%) Netcool
7 2 (0.58%) OpenView
8 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (19.53%) Nokia
2 65 (18.95%) Huawei
3 50 (14.58%) Ericsson
4 43 (12.54%) Nokia Networks
5 41 (11.95%) Cisco
6 30 (8.75%) Citrix
6 30 (8.75%) Microsoft
7 29 (8.45%) Siemens
8 28 (8.16%) BT
9 26 (7.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 23 (6.71%) Arqiva
10 23 (6.71%) Virgin Media
10 23 (6.71%) ZTE
11 22 (6.41%) NetCracker
11 22 (6.41%) Telindus
12 21 (6.12%) VMware
13 17 (4.96%) HP
13 17 (4.96%) Juniper
14 16 (4.66%) AppSense
14 16 (4.66%) ThinPrint
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