The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 402 387 385
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing 3G 26 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 1.03% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 8
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£480 £345 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +105.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £440 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £293 £270
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.61% -6.42%
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
3197 3098 3429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.23% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2105 2038 2183
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 92 151
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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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
City of London +16 5 £530 +53.62% 3
Twickenham - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) VPN
3 16 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 16 (29.63%) 4G
4 15 (27.78%) Blackberry
4 15 (27.78%) Telecoms
5 14 (25.93%) Cisco
5 14 (25.93%) MS Office
6 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
6 13 (24.07%) 2G
6 13 (24.07%) LTE
7 12 (22.22%) SQL
8 11 (20.37%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (18.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 8 (14.81%) Broadband
11 8 (14.81%) Project Management
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
12 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (12.96%) Finance
12 7 (12.96%) VMware
12 7 (12.96%) Supplier Management
12 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.96%) UMTS
12 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
13 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
13 6 (11.11%) SLA
13 6 (11.11%) Ericsson

3G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.70%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.85%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (25.93%) MS Office
2 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) VPN
2 16 (29.63%) 4G
3 13 (24.07%) 2G
3 13 (24.07%) LTE
4 11 (20.37%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (14.81%) Broadband
6 7 (12.96%) UMTS
7 6 (11.11%) Wireless
8 5 (9.26%) HTTP
8 5 (9.26%) SNMP
8 5 (9.26%) WAN
8 5 (9.26%) IP Telephony
8 5 (9.26%) SSL
8 5 (9.26%) Intranet
9 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.56%) ATM
10 3 (5.56%) SDH
10 3 (5.56%) GSM
11 2 (3.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Ant
1 2 (3.70%) Toad
1 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
1 2 (3.70%) Maven
1 2 (3.70%) JIRA
1 2 (3.70%) Selenium
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
1 2 (3.70%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (3.70%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.85%) Calabash
General
1 15 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.96%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (14.81%) Project Manager
2 7 (12.96%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 6 (11.11%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) OSS Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Support Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Support
5 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) IT Support
7 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.70%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (3.70%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) SOAP
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
1 2 (3.70%) J2ME
1 2 (3.70%) WAP
1 2 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Blackberry
2 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.26%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.70%) Handset
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.85%) CMDB
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 16 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.70%) NetWare
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 8 (14.81%) Project Management
3 7 (12.96%) Supplier Management
4 6 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 5 (9.26%) CRM
6 4 (7.41%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.56%) Matrix Management
7 3 (5.56%) Network Planning
7 3 (5.56%) Network Management
7 3 (5.56%) Dependency Management
7 3 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 3 (5.56%) ITIL
7 3 (5.56%) Service Management
7 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 2 (3.70%) Regression Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Validation
8 2 (3.70%) Scrum
8 2 (3.70%) Network Design
8 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) MOS
5 1 (1.85%) MCTS
5 1 (1.85%) MCITP
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) MCP
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) DameWare
2 3 (5.56%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Cisco
2 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (12.96%) VMware
5 6 (11.11%) Ericsson
5 6 (11.11%) Huawei
6 5 (9.26%) Altiris
6 5 (9.26%) Siemens
6 5 (9.26%) Sage
6 5 (9.26%) Reuters
6 5 (9.26%) Bloomberg
7 3 (5.56%) Citrix
7 3 (5.56%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) Sun
8 2 (3.70%) Novell
8 2 (3.70%) Symantec
8 2 (3.70%) Lotus
8 2 (3.70%) Apple
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle
8 2 (3.70%) LANDesk
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