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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 318 382 206
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -176
Contract jobs citing 3G 296 206 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.40% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 3.07% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 45 73
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£260 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £285
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
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
7533 6700 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.08% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3588 3396
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 395 529
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +39 178 £255 -12.82% 26
South West +22 24 £450 +45.16% 2
North West -8 21 £313 +48.80%
London -8 17 £269 -46.25% 6
Yorkshire -2 15 £123 -
West Midlands -13 13 £260 -10.34% 1
East of England +8 2 £325 -3.70% 7
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 362 (65.46%) 2G
2 350 (63.29%) Telecoms
3 312 (56.42%) 4G
4 265 (47.92%) LTE
5 192 (34.72%) Radio Access Network
6 114 (20.61%) GSM
7 109 (19.71%) Ericsson
8 85 (15.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 75 (13.56%) Nokia
10 68 (12.30%) Network Planning
11 63 (11.39%) Wireless
12 62 (11.21%) SLA
13 58 (10.49%) RNC
14 57 (10.31%) Huawei
15 50 (9.04%) UMTS
16 45 (8.14%) GPRS
17 44 (7.96%) NSN NetAct
18 43 (7.78%) MS Excel
19 42 (7.59%) SQL
20 40 (7.23%) Degree
21 39 (7.05%) Perl
22 38 (6.87%) Linux
23 37 (6.69%) MS Office
24 36 (6.51%) TCP/IP
25 35 (6.33%) Nortel
26 34 (6.15%) Microsoft
27 33 (5.97%) C++
27 33 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
28 32 (5.79%) C
28 32 (5.79%) UNIX

3G
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 10 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 37 (6.69%) MS Office
3 10 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.90%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) Maya
6 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.35%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 362 (65.46%) 2G
2 312 (56.42%) 4G
3 265 (47.92%) LTE
4 192 (34.72%) Radio Access Network
5 114 (20.61%) GSM
6 63 (11.39%) Wireless
7 58 (10.49%) RNC
8 50 (9.04%) UMTS
9 45 (8.14%) GPRS
10 36 (6.51%) TCP/IP
11 32 (5.79%) Ethernet
12 31 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (5.61%) SS7
12 31 (5.61%) VoLTE
13 29 (5.24%) DNS
14 28 (5.06%) HSPA
15 26 (4.70%) 3GPP
16 25 (4.52%) Internet
16 25 (4.52%) Wireshark
17 23 (4.16%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.71%) MS Access
2 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.54%) MySQL
5 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 10 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (1.81%) ClearCase
1 10 (1.81%) Subversion
1 10 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.90%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.54%) CANoe
4 2 (0.36%) JIRA
5 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 350 (63.29%) Telecoms
2 27 (4.88%) Finance
3 22 (3.98%) Electronics
4 17 (3.07%) Billing
5 9 (1.63%) Back Office
6 6 (1.08%) Retail
7 5 (0.90%) Legal
7 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.72%) German Language
9 3 (0.54%) Automotive
9 3 (0.54%) Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Law
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (8.50%) Test Engineer
1 47 (8.50%) RAN Engineer
2 40 (7.23%) Integration Engineer
3 31 (5.61%) Delivery Manager
4 28 (5.06%) Performance Engineer
5 25 (4.52%) Project Manager
6 24 (4.34%) Field Engineer
6 24 (4.34%) Design Engineer
7 23 (4.16%) Support Engineer
7 23 (4.16%) Radio Engineer
8 21 (3.80%) Designer
9 20 (3.62%) Architect
10 19 (3.44%) Analyst
11 17 (3.07%) Developer
12 14 (2.53%) Project Engineer
12 14 (2.53%) Network Planner
13 13 (2.35%) Network Engineer
14 12 (2.17%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.17%) Tester
14 12 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.99%) XML
2 10 (1.81%) STL
3 6 (1.08%) .NET
3 6 (1.08%) SOAP
4 5 (0.90%) HTML
5 3 (0.54%) HTML5
6 2 (0.36%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (0.36%) XMPP
6 2 (0.36%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.07%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.71%) Statistics
4 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.81%) Client/Server
4 10 (1.81%) Blackberry
4 10 (1.81%) Handset
4 10 (1.81%) Replication
5 7 (1.27%) PMI
6 5 (0.90%) PKI
7 4 (0.72%) GIS
7 4 (0.72%) Economics
7 4 (0.72%) Algorithms
7 4 (0.72%) User Experience
8 3 (0.54%) Telematics
9 2 (0.36%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.36%) BYOD
9 2 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.36%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.87%) Linux
2 32 (5.79%) UNIX
3 17 (3.07%) Windows
4 11 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.81%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.08%) Solaris
6 6 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.72%) VMS
8 3 (0.54%) Android
8 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (12.30%) Network Planning
2 32 (5.79%) Project Management
3 29 (5.24%) ITIL
3 29 (5.24%) Network Architecture
4 28 (5.06%) Performance Management
4 28 (5.06%) Service Delivery
4 28 (5.06%) Configuration Management
4 28 (5.06%) Validation
5 27 (4.88%) Network Design
5 27 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 22 (3.98%) Change Management
7 21 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (3.62%) Performance Engineering
9 18 (3.25%) Fault Management
10 16 (2.89%) Software Engineering
10 16 (2.89%) Service Management
10 16 (2.89%) OO
10 16 (2.89%) OOD
11 14 (2.53%) Migration
12 13 (2.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.59%) SQL
2 39 (7.05%) Perl
3 33 (5.97%) C++
4 32 (5.79%) C
5 20 (3.62%) Python
6 11 (1.99%) Embedded C
6 11 (1.99%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.99%) Ruby
7 10 (1.81%) C#
8 7 (1.27%) Java
8 7 (1.27%) Embedded C++
9 4 (0.72%) VBA
10 3 (0.54%) Erlang
11 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 40 (7.23%) Degree
2 22 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.89%) HNC
5 14 (2.53%) HND
6 13 (2.35%) CCNP
7 12 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.99%) CCNA
9 10 (1.81%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.63%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.08%) ISEB
12 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.54%) PMP
14 2 (0.36%) JNCIS
14 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.18%) MCP
15 1 (0.18%) Avaya Certification
15 1 (0.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.21%) SLA
2 5 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.72%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.54%) XenApp
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 44 (7.96%) NSN NetAct
2 23 (4.16%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.90%) SCCM
4 4 (0.72%) Netcool
5 3 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.36%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 109 (19.71%) Ericsson
2 85 (15.37%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 75 (13.56%) Nokia
4 57 (10.31%) Huawei
5 35 (6.33%) Nortel
6 34 (6.15%) Microsoft
7 27 (4.88%) Amdocs
8 26 (4.70%) Cramer
9 24 (4.34%) Cisco
10 23 (4.16%) Actix
10 23 (4.16%) Oracle
11 20 (3.62%) HP
12 14 (2.53%) Mapinfo
13 11 (1.99%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.45%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.27%) Siemens
16 6 (1.08%) Juniper
16 6 (1.08%) BT
17 5 (0.90%) NEC
17 5 (0.90%) F5
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