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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 377 384 373
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing 3G 24 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 0.82% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 6
Average daily rate
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£265 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.48% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2841 2815 3595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.05% 11.61% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1770 2080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 3 £220 -34.81% 2
Brentford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 29 (52.73%) 2G
2 25 (45.45%) Telecoms
3 16 (29.09%) Windows
3 16 (29.09%) 4G
4 15 (27.27%) Ericsson
5 14 (25.45%) VPN
5 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
6 13 (23.64%) RNC
6 13 (23.64%) Blackberry
7 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (20.00%) SQL
7 11 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (18.18%) LTE
8 10 (18.18%) MS Office
8 10 (18.18%) Cisco
8 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 10 (18.18%) Nokia
9 8 (14.55%) HP
10 7 (12.73%) Sun
10 7 (12.73%) Toad
10 7 (12.73%) Apple
10 7 (12.73%) LoadRunner
10 7 (12.73%) WAN
10 7 (12.73%) WAP
10 7 (12.73%) Oracle
10 7 (12.73%) Ant
10 7 (12.73%) SOAP
10 7 (12.73%) Web Services
10 7 (12.73%) Apache
10 7 (12.73%) J2ME

3G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (12.73%) Apache
2 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.82%) GroupWise
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Office
2 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) 2G
2 16 (29.09%) 4G
3 14 (25.45%) VPN
4 13 (23.64%) RNC
5 10 (18.18%) LTE
6 7 (12.73%) WAN
7 6 (10.91%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
7 6 (10.91%) SSL
8 5 (9.09%) HTTP
8 5 (9.09%) UMTS
8 5 (9.09%) GSM
8 5 (9.09%) ATM
8 5 (9.09%) Broadband
8 5 (9.09%) Wireless
9 4 (7.27%) IP Telephony
9 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (7.27%) Intranet
9 4 (7.27%) SDH
10 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Toad
1 7 (12.73%) LoadRunner
1 7 (12.73%) Ant
1 7 (12.73%) SoapUI
1 7 (12.73%) Maven
1 7 (12.73%) Selenium
1 7 (12.73%) JIRA
1 7 (12.73%) Apache Ivy
1 7 (12.73%) eggPlant
2 2 (3.64%) Calabash
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Field Engineer
2 6 (10.91%) Consultant
2 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.09%) Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 5 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 3 (5.45%) Architect
4 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
4 3 (5.45%) Technical Support
5 2 (3.64%) QA Leader
5 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Systems Architect
5 2 (3.64%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (1.82%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) WAP
1 7 (12.73%) SOAP
1 7 (12.73%) Web Services
1 7 (12.73%) J2ME
1 7 (12.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Blackberry
2 7 (12.73%) Handset
2 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.09%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.45%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.82%) DTV
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) iPad
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) UNIX
5 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
1 7 (12.73%) Scrum
1 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
1 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
2 4 (7.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (5.45%) ITIL
3 3 (5.45%) Service Management
3 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.64%) Project Management
4 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.64%) Network Design
4 2 (3.64%) Network Planning
4 2 (3.64%) Validation
5 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.82%) ETL
5 1 (1.82%) Migration
5 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) CCNA
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CCNP
3 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.09%) DameWare
3 1 (1.82%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Ericsson
2 11 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.18%) Nokia
4 8 (14.55%) HP
5 7 (12.73%) Sun
5 7 (12.73%) Apple
5 7 (12.73%) Oracle
6 6 (10.91%) VMware
7 5 (9.09%) Reuters
7 5 (9.09%) Bloomberg
7 5 (9.09%) Altiris
8 4 (7.27%) Siemens
8 4 (7.27%) Sage
9 2 (3.64%) Huawei
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix
10 1 (1.82%) Juniper
10 1 (1.82%) Novell
10 1 (1.82%) Dell