The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 416 396 407
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing 3G 18 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 1.21% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 5
Median daily rate £315 £320 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £262 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £270 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +26.31%
3G
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3221 3067 2914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.55% 13.02% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2000 1815
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 105 92
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.68 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in London

3G
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in London

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in London

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the London region.

3G Hourly Rate Trend in London

3G
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
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
City of London +47 3 £315 -16.00%
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 London region with a requirement for 3G.

1 22 (64.71%) 4G
2 20 (58.82%) Telecoms
3 18 (52.94%) 2G
4 11 (32.35%) LTE
5 7 (20.59%) GSM
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco
6 6 (17.65%) Degree
7 5 (14.71%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (14.71%) UMTS
7 5 (14.71%) MS Office
7 5 (14.71%) Finance
8 4 (11.76%) Network Design
8 4 (11.76%) Electronics
8 4 (11.76%) Wireless
8 4 (11.76%) WAN
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.76%) VPN
8 4 (11.76%) Nokia
9 3 (8.82%) Internet
9 3 (8.82%) WCDMA
9 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
9 3 (8.82%) C
9 3 (8.82%) ITIL
9 3 (8.82%) Windows
9 3 (8.82%) Six Sigma
9 3 (8.82%) UTRAN
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.82%) WiMAX
9 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
9 3 (8.82%) Network Security

3G
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (2.94%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) 4G
2 18 (52.94%) 2G
3 11 (32.35%) LTE
4 7 (20.59%) GSM
5 5 (14.71%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (14.71%) UMTS
6 4 (11.76%) VPN
6 4 (11.76%) WAN
6 4 (11.76%) Wireless
7 3 (8.82%) Internet
7 3 (8.82%) Network Security
7 3 (8.82%) UTRAN
7 3 (8.82%) WCDMA
7 3 (8.82%) WiMAX
8 2 (5.88%) Firewall
8 2 (5.88%) LAN
8 2 (5.88%) RNC
8 2 (5.88%) VoLTE
8 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.94%) BODI
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) GIS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (58.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 4 (11.76%) Electronics
4 2 (5.88%) Billing
4 2 (5.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (8.82%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) 3G Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Analyst
2 2 (5.88%) Architect
2 2 (5.88%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (5.88%) Consultant
2 2 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Designer
2 2 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Network Consultant
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Radio Planner
2 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Manager
2 2 (5.88%) Wireless Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) JMS
1 1 (2.94%) REST
1 1 (2.94%) SOAP
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.88%) Statistics
2 2 (5.88%) VHDL
3 1 (2.94%) BBC
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) Handset
3 1 (2.94%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Solaris
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Network Design
2 3 (8.82%) Change Control
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Line Management
2 3 (8.82%) Six Sigma
2 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 2 (5.88%) Data Management
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (5.88%) Network Management
3 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (5.88%) Product Management
3 2 (5.88%) QMS
4 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.94%) Logistics
4 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C
2 2 (5.88%) C++
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.94%) CCIE
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) CCSP
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) JNCIE
3 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
3 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Cisco
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Nokia
3 2 (5.88%) Aruba
3 2 (5.88%) EMC
3 2 (5.88%) Ericsson
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Huawei
3 2 (5.88%) Juniper
3 2 (5.88%) Mapinfo
3 2 (5.88%) Motorola
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Siemens
4 1 (2.94%) Arqiva
4 1 (2.94%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.94%) NetScout
4 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.94%) Virgin Media