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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 379 375 363
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing 3G 24 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.088% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.75% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 15
Average daily rate
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£284 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -24.13%
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
2931 2671 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.22% 11.80% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1798 1777
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 136
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
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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 +9 5 £400 +40.35% 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 38 (77.55%) Telecoms
2 36 (73.47%) 2G
3 24 (48.98%) 4G
4 18 (36.73%) LTE
5 9 (18.37%) SS7
6 8 (16.33%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (14.29%) Ericsson
8 6 (12.24%) TCAP
8 6 (12.24%) PSTN
9 5 (10.20%) Handset
9 5 (10.20%) VPN
9 5 (10.20%) Cisco
9 5 (10.20%) ISUP
9 5 (10.20%) SCCP
9 5 (10.20%) INAP
10 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (8.16%) Juniper
10 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
10 4 (8.16%) Finance
11 3 (6.12%) Legal
11 3 (6.12%) Firewall
11 3 (6.12%) Wireless
11 3 (6.12%) Network Architecture
11 3 (6.12%) Degree
11 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.12%) MPLS
11 3 (6.12%) Project Management
11 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
11 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.12%) Nortel

3G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (2.04%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (73.47%) 2G
2 24 (48.98%) 4G
3 18 (36.73%) LTE
4 9 (18.37%) SS7
5 8 (16.33%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (12.24%) TCAP
6 6 (12.24%) PSTN
7 5 (10.20%) VPN
7 5 (10.20%) ISUP
7 5 (10.20%) SCCP
7 5 (10.20%) INAP
8 3 (6.12%) Firewall
8 3 (6.12%) Wireless
8 3 (6.12%) MPLS
8 3 (6.12%) VoLTE
9 2 (4.08%) DNS
9 2 (4.08%) SSL
9 2 (4.08%) Broadband
9 2 (4.08%) LAN
9 2 (4.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 38 (77.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (12.24%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Network Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) Architect
4 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
4 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Field Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
4 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (2.04%) 3G Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Support
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Security Architect
5 1 (2.04%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Handset
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.08%) IVR
4 1 (2.04%) SecurID
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) SUSE
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.12%) Network Architecture
1 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (6.12%) Project Management
2 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
2 2 (4.08%) Use Case
2 2 (4.08%) Migration
3 1 (2.04%) Software Testing
3 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.04%) Information Security
3 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
3 1 (2.04%) Security Management
3 1 (2.04%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.04%) Integration Testing
3 1 (2.04%) Test Management
3 1 (2.04%) Time Management
3 1 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Erlang
1 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) CCNP
3 2 (4.08%) CCNA
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) CISM
4 1 (2.04%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) NetCrunch
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 5 (10.20%) Cisco
3 4 (8.16%) Juniper
4 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.12%) Nortel
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) Dell
5 2 (4.08%) Nokia
5 2 (4.08%) Avaya
5 2 (4.08%) Huawei
5 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
5 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.04%) NEC
6 1 (2.04%) CA
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle
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