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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 416 397 394
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing 3G 13 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.060% 0.11% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.81% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 11
Median daily rate £400 £288 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £252 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
- -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-31.97% +33.63%
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
2879 2966 2719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 13.33% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 1935 1829
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 80
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +38 2 £260 -35.00% 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 14 (43.75%) 4G
2 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (34.38%) 2G
3 11 (34.38%) Cisco
3 11 (34.38%) LTE
4 10 (31.25%) Wireless
5 8 (25.00%) ITIL
6 7 (21.88%) Degree
7 6 (18.75%) VPN
7 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) CCNP
7 6 (18.75%) CCNA
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (15.63%) MS Office
8 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (15.63%) 802.1X
9 4 (12.50%) Electronics
9 4 (12.50%) QA
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) Billing
9 4 (12.50%) Network Design
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) WAN
9 4 (12.50%) GSM
9 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 3 (9.38%) VoIP
10 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
10 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
10 3 (9.38%) Cisco Prime

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 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) Node.js
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) 4G
2 11 (34.38%) 2G
2 11 (34.38%) LTE
3 10 (31.25%) Wireless
4 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (12.50%) GSM
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (9.38%) MVNO
7 3 (9.38%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (9.38%) VoIP
8 2 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.25%) Firewall
8 2 (6.25%) Internet
8 2 (6.25%) LAN
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
8 2 (6.25%) UMTS
8 2 (6.25%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) BODI
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Billing
2 4 (12.50%) Electronics
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (9.38%) 4G Engineer
1 3 (9.38%) Analyst
1 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) 3G Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Architect
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Compliance Manager
2 2 (6.25%) Deskside Analyst
2 2 (6.25%) Deskside Support
2 2 (6.25%) Deskside Support Analyst
2 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
2 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
3 1 (3.13%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) JMS
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) OAuth
2 1 (3.13%) OAuth2
2 1 (3.13%) OpenID
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
2 1 (3.13%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) WAP
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.38%) Statistics
2 2 (6.25%) Handset
2 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) BBC
3 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Solaris
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Network Design
3 3 (9.38%) Change Control
3 3 (9.38%) Line Management
3 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
3 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma
4 2 (6.25%) Data Management
4 2 (6.25%) High Availability
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Network Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Product Management
4 2 (6.25%) QMS
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.13%) Document Management
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.13%) System Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
3 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 6 (18.75%) CCNA
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) BT
4 2 (6.25%) EMC
4 2 (6.25%) Ericsson
4 2 (6.25%) Huawei
4 2 (6.25%) iManage
4 2 (6.25%) Juniper
4 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
4 2 (6.25%) Nokia
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Siemens
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Arqiva
5 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.13%) NetScout
5 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.13%) Virgin Media
5 1 (3.13%) ZTE
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