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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 540 462 346
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -116
Contract jobs citing 3G 79 170 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 2.36% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 73 59
Median daily rate £289 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £214 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £498 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £290 £311
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £48.50 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £31.64 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-13.87% -2.64%
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
7696 7206 7871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.43% 13.86% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4725 4188 4422
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 501 447
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -23 45 £219 -22.22% 6
London -17 17 £350 +16.66% 3
South West +12 5 £270 -22.85% 2
North West +11 3 - -
East Midlands -3 3 £335 +24.07%
Yorkshire +3 2 £114 -57.96%
North East -39 1 £218 -57.35%
Midlands - 1 £288 -
3G
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 148 (69.16%) 4G
2 112 (52.34%) Telecoms
3 104 (48.60%) 2G
4 78 (36.45%) LTE
5 46 (21.50%) Radio Access Network
6 43 (20.09%) Nokia
7 39 (18.22%) Wireless
7 39 (18.22%) Huawei
8 32 (14.95%) Wi-Fi
9 30 (14.02%) SLA
10 29 (13.55%) Citrix
11 28 (13.08%) Ericsson
12 26 (12.15%) Cisco
13 25 (11.68%) Microsoft
14 24 (11.21%) GSM
14 24 (11.21%) Back Office
15 23 (10.75%) Nokia Networks
15 23 (10.75%) UMTS
15 23 (10.75%) DNS
15 23 (10.75%) ITIL
15 23 (10.75%) Windows
15 23 (10.75%) Active Directory
16 22 (10.28%) Windows 7
17 21 (9.81%) Diameter Protocol
17 21 (9.81%) DHCP
18 20 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (9.35%) Security Cleared
18 20 (9.35%) Degree
19 19 (8.88%) SIGTRAN
19 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003

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 1 (0.47%) CMS
1 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
1 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.01%) MS Office
3 11 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) MS Project
6 1 (0.47%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 148 (69.16%) 4G
2 104 (48.60%) 2G
3 78 (36.45%) LTE
4 46 (21.50%) Radio Access Network
5 39 (18.22%) Wireless
6 32 (14.95%) Wi-Fi
7 24 (11.21%) GSM
8 23 (10.75%) DNS
8 23 (10.75%) UMTS
9 21 (9.81%) DHCP
9 21 (9.81%) Diameter Protocol
10 19 (8.88%) SIGTRAN
11 15 (7.01%) LDAP
12 14 (6.54%) BGP
12 14 (6.54%) OSPF
13 13 (6.07%) ATM
13 13 (6.07%) INAP
13 13 (6.07%) TCP/IP
14 12 (5.61%) RNC
14 12 (5.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.80%) MS Access
3 4 (1.87%) GIS
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) BODI
6 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 112 (52.34%) Telecoms
2 24 (11.21%) Back Office
3 12 (5.61%) Finance
4 11 (5.14%) Billing
4 11 (5.14%) Electronics
5 8 (3.74%) Marketing
6 6 (2.80%) Front Office
6 6 (2.80%) Retail
7 3 (1.40%) Automotive
7 3 (1.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (11.21%) RAN Engineer
2 16 (7.48%) Desktop Support
3 15 (7.01%) Network Engineer
4 14 (6.54%) Architect
4 14 (6.54%) Test Engineer
5 13 (6.07%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.14%) Mobile Engineer
7 10 (4.67%) Analyst
8 9 (4.21%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (3.74%) 3G Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) 4G Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) Field Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) Radio Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (3.27%) Telecoms Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.07%) SPML
2 11 (5.14%) SOAP
3 2 (0.93%) REST
3 2 (0.93%) WAP
3 2 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.94%) Data Centre
1 17 (7.94%) Fat Client
1 17 (7.94%) Thin Client
2 13 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.74%) Statistics
5 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.27%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.80%) PKI
6 6 (2.80%) VHDL
7 5 (2.34%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.87%) VLSI
9 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.40%) Handset
9 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.40%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.40%) PMI
9 3 (1.40%) Telematics
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.75%) Windows
2 22 (10.28%) Windows 7
3 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (7.94%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.80%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.34%) Unix
7 3 (1.40%) Linux
7 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.75%) ITIL
2 18 (8.41%) Project Management
3 17 (7.94%) Network Architecture
3 17 (7.94%) Software Delivery
4 16 (7.48%) Network Design
5 15 (7.01%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.07%) Change Management
6 13 (6.07%) High Availability
7 11 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.67%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.21%) Change Control
9 9 (4.21%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.21%) Integration Testing
9 9 (4.21%) Network Optimisation
10 8 (3.74%) CRM
10 8 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (3.74%) Service Management
10 8 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.27%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.54%) C
2 13 (6.07%) SQL
3 7 (3.27%) C++
4 4 (1.87%) Java
5 3 (1.40%) Python
6 2 (0.93%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
7 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.47%) Tcl
7 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (9.35%) Degree
1 20 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.41%) HNC
3 17 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 13 (6.07%) HND
5 9 (4.21%) CCIE
6 8 (3.74%) CCNP
7 7 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (3.27%) CCNA
8 5 (2.34%) CCSP
8 5 (2.34%) JNCIE
8 5 (2.34%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.87%) CISSP
10 2 (0.93%) CCSA
10 2 (0.93%) CCSE
10 2 (0.93%) CISM
10 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.93%) PMP
10 2 (0.93%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.02%) SLA
2 6 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.94%) XenApp
3 14 (6.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (7.01%) SCCM
2 9 (4.21%) Amdocs OSS
3 8 (3.74%) NSN NetAct
3 8 (3.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.87%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.93%) Nessus
5 2 (0.93%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (20.09%) Nokia
2 39 (18.22%) Huawei
3 29 (13.55%) Citrix
4 28 (13.08%) Ericsson
5 26 (12.15%) Cisco
6 25 (11.68%) Microsoft
7 23 (10.75%) Nokia Networks
8 15 (7.01%) Cramer
9 13 (6.07%) AppSense
9 13 (6.07%) Nortel
9 13 (6.07%) Remedy
9 13 (6.07%) ThinPrint
9 13 (6.07%) VMware
10 12 (5.61%) Juniper
11 11 (5.14%) BT
12 10 (4.67%) Mapinfo
12 10 (4.67%) Siemens
12 10 (4.67%) Tellabs
13 9 (4.21%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 9 (4.21%) Palo Alto
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