The first table below looks at the demand for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 384 347 347
Rank change year-on-year
-37 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 28 42 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 1.42% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 9
Average daily rate £500 £175 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -48.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £15.73 £23.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.06% +11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £18.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £28.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
3G
England

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 9 £500 +233.33% 2
Ilford - 1 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 32 (42.11%) 2G
2 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
3 24 (31.58%) Nokia
4 23 (30.26%) Ericsson
5 21 (27.63%) RNC
6 17 (22.37%) 4G
7 16 (21.05%) LTE
8 15 (19.74%) Windows
9 14 (18.42%) VPN
9 14 (18.42%) Windows 7
9 14 (18.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 11 (14.47%) Cisco
11 10 (13.16%) ATM
11 10 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.53%) ETL
13 8 (10.53%) UMTS
13 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
13 8 (10.53%) HP
13 8 (10.53%) Nortel
13 8 (10.53%) Citrix
13 8 (10.53%) Handset
13 8 (10.53%) NEC
13 8 (10.53%) Blackberry
13 8 (10.53%) QA
13 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
13 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.53%) Android
14 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (7.89%) Degree

3G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) GroupWise
4 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Office
2 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.11%) 2G
2 21 (27.63%) RNC
3 17 (22.37%) 4G
4 16 (21.05%) LTE
5 14 (18.42%) VPN
6 10 (13.16%) ATM
6 10 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (10.53%) UMTS
8 6 (7.89%) DWDM
8 6 (7.89%) Wireless
8 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.89%) Ethernet
8 6 (7.89%) GSM
9 5 (6.58%) WAN
9 5 (6.58%) GPRS
9 5 (6.58%) 3GPP
9 5 (6.58%) MPLS
10 4 (5.26%) Firewall
10 4 (5.26%) SSL
10 4 (5.26%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Ant
1 5 (6.58%) LoadRunner
1 5 (6.58%) Toad
1 5 (6.58%) Maven
1 5 (6.58%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (6.58%) eggPlant
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
1 5 (6.58%) Selenium
1 5 (6.58%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.32%) Calabash
General
1 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (35.53%) Field Engineer
2 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
2 5 (6.58%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (6.58%) RF Engineer
2 5 (6.58%) Developer
2 5 (6.58%) Analyst
2 5 (6.58%) Consultant
2 5 (6.58%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (6.58%) Android Developer
3 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 3 (3.95%) Architect
4 3 (3.95%) Service Analyst
4 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (3.95%) Support Consultant
4 3 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (3.95%) Team Leader
4 3 (3.95%) Network Team Leader
4 3 (3.95%) Test Leader
5 2 (2.63%) QA Leader
5 2 (2.63%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) SOAP
1 5 (6.58%) Web Services
1 5 (6.58%) J2ME
1 5 (6.58%) WAP
1 5 (6.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Handset
1 8 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) Smartcard
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) CCTV
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.32%) DTV
4 1 (1.32%) GIS
4 1 (1.32%) iPhone
4 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.32%) iPad
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.53%) Android
4 6 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.58%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.32%) NetWare
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
2 8 (10.53%) ETL
3 6 (7.89%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.58%) Scrum
4 5 (6.58%) Network Planning
4 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.58%) Regression Testing
4 5 (6.58%) Android Development
4 5 (6.58%) Manual Testing
5 4 (5.26%) ITIL
6 3 (3.95%) Project Management
6 3 (3.95%) Information Security
6 3 (3.95%) Automation Testing
6 3 (3.95%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.32%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.32%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.32%) Network Design
7 1 (1.32%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.32%) Workflow
7 1 (1.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (7.89%) Degree
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.58%) CCNA
4 1 (1.32%) CCNP
4 1 (1.32%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) QA
2 5 (6.58%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.95%) ZENworks
2 3 (3.95%) DameWare
3 1 (1.32%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Nokia
2 23 (30.26%) Ericsson
3 14 (18.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 11 (14.47%) Cisco
5 8 (10.53%) HP
5 8 (10.53%) Nortel
5 8 (10.53%) Citrix
5 8 (10.53%) NEC
6 5 (6.58%) Oracle
6 5 (6.58%) Apple
6 5 (6.58%) Sun
6 5 (6.58%) Facebook
6 5 (6.58%) Twitter
6 5 (6.58%) Google
7 4 (5.26%) Novell
8 3 (3.95%) Reuters
8 3 (3.95%) Bloomberg
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.95%) Mitel
8 3 (3.95%) Altiris
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