The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing 3G 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £266 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
3G
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties region.

Communications & Networking Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 20.00% 16.67% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £475 £450 £638
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

3G
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G across the Home Counties region.

3G Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Nortel
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) SS7
3 1 (33.33%) TCAP
3 1 (33.33%) SUSE
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (33.33%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 1 (33.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
3 1 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) SS7
3 1 (33.33%) TCAP
3 1 (33.33%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Circuiting Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) BSS Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Circuit Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) SUSE
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) BT
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle