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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3G
UK / England
Rank 478 458 315
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -143
Contract jobs citing 3G 89 155 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.32% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 2.24% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 81
Median daily rate £284 £313 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.20% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £238 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £462 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £290 £269
% change year-on-year
-6.03% +7.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £42.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +17.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £23.25 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-59.30% +19.44%

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
6254 6918 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 14.50% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3930 4158 3908
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 295 421
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -32 46 £188 -40.00% 4
London +16 11 £650 +81.81% 1
East Midlands +7 9 - -
North West +24 8 £600 +98.34% 2
West Midlands -2 4 £213 -
South West +7 3 £285 - 1
North East -11 3 £208 -
Yorkshire +16 2 £268 +1.90%
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 135 (68.53%) 4G
2 110 (55.84%) 2G
3 85 (43.15%) Telecoms
4 77 (39.09%) LTE
5 49 (24.87%) Ericsson
6 44 (22.34%) Huawei
6 44 (22.34%) Radio Access Network
7 42 (21.32%) Nokia
8 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
8 28 (14.21%) Nokia Networks
8 28 (14.21%) VoLTE
9 26 (13.20%) UMTS
9 26 (13.20%) MS Office
9 26 (13.20%) ITIL
9 26 (13.20%) Windows
10 25 (12.69%) Active Directory
11 24 (12.18%) Cisco
12 23 (11.68%) GSM
13 22 (11.17%) MS Excel
14 21 (10.66%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (10.15%) SLA
15 20 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (9.64%) Windows 7
17 18 (9.14%) Network Architecture
17 18 (9.14%) Citrix
17 18 (9.14%) TCP/IP
17 18 (9.14%) Firewall
18 17 (8.63%) CCNP
18 17 (8.63%) Diameter Protocol
19 16 (8.12%) CCNA

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 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.51%) CMS
2 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (13.20%) MS Office
2 22 (11.17%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.58%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 135 (68.53%) 4G
2 110 (55.84%) 2G
3 77 (39.09%) LTE
4 44 (22.34%) Radio Access Network
5 28 (14.21%) VoLTE
6 26 (13.20%) UMTS
7 23 (11.68%) GSM
8 21 (10.66%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (9.14%) Firewall
9 18 (9.14%) TCP/IP
10 17 (8.63%) Diameter Protocol
11 14 (7.11%) DHCP
11 14 (7.11%) DNS
12 13 (6.60%) Wireshark
13 12 (6.09%) MVNO
14 10 (5.08%) GPRS
15 9 (4.57%) Wireless
16 8 (4.06%) RNC
17 7 (3.55%) Ethernet
17 7 (3.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.52%) MS Access
3 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.02%) GIS
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 85 (43.15%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.12%) Back Office
3 9 (4.57%) Finance
4 6 (3.05%) Marketing
5 4 (2.03%) Electronics
6 3 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.02%) French Language
7 2 (1.02%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (9.14%) Field Engineer
2 17 (8.63%) Optimisation Engineer
2 17 (8.63%) RAN Engineer
2 17 (8.63%) Test Engineer
3 16 (8.12%) 3G Engineer
4 15 (7.61%) Desktop Support
5 14 (7.11%) Architect
6 13 (6.60%) 4G Engineer
6 13 (6.60%) Radio Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.08%) Consultant
8 10 (5.08%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Mobile Architect
9 9 (4.57%) Security Architect
10 8 (4.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 6 (3.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Radio Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.03%) XML
2 2 (1.02%) WAP
3 1 (0.51%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.51%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.51%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.08%) Data Centre
1 10 (5.08%) Fat Client
1 10 (5.08%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.05%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.03%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.02%) Handset
6 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.02%) PKI
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) EPoS
7 1 (0.51%) iPhone
7 1 (0.51%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.20%) Windows
2 19 (9.64%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.60%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.55%) Linux
6 7 (3.55%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.55%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.54%) Unix
8 4 (2.03%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.51%) Android
9 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.20%) ITIL
2 18 (9.14%) Network Architecture
3 12 (6.09%) Project Management
3 12 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (5.58%) Performance Management
5 10 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (5.08%) Network Design
5 10 (5.08%) Network Optimisation
5 10 (5.08%) Network Planning
5 10 (5.08%) Software Delivery
6 9 (4.57%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (4.06%) Migration
7 8 (4.06%) Security Testing
7 8 (4.06%) Statistics
8 7 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.05%) Service Management
10 5 (2.54%) High Availability
10 5 (2.54%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.57%) SQL
2 4 (2.03%) Perl
3 3 (1.52%) Java
4 2 (1.02%) C#
4 2 (1.02%) C++
4 2 (1.02%) Ruby
5 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.63%) CCNP
3 16 (8.12%) CCNA
4 15 (7.61%) CCIE
4 15 (7.61%) Degree
5 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.57%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.54%) HND
8 4 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.52%) HNC
9 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.02%) PMP
11 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.51%) CCSP
11 1 (0.51%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.15%) SLA
2 8 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.55%) XenApp
4 2 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.02%) vSphere
5 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.60%) SCCM
2 7 (3.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.02%) DameWare
4 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.02%) OpenView
4 2 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 49 (24.87%) Ericsson
2 44 (22.34%) Huawei
3 42 (21.32%) Nokia
4 28 (14.21%) Microsoft
4 28 (14.21%) Nokia Networks
5 24 (12.18%) Cisco
6 18 (9.14%) Citrix
7 16 (8.12%) Juniper
8 13 (6.60%) Nortel
9 11 (5.58%) HP
9 11 (5.58%) VMware
10 8 (4.06%) Cramer
10 8 (4.06%) NEC
11 7 (3.55%) AppSense
12 6 (3.05%) Dell
12 6 (3.05%) Mapinfo
12 6 (3.05%) Samsung
12 6 (3.05%) ThinPrint
13 5 (2.54%) Remedy
13 5 (2.54%) Tellabs
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