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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 387 387 366
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing 3G 32 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.05% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 8
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£480 £345 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +130.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £308 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £415 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
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
3079 3035 3124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.88% 12.15% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1999 1976
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 146
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 November 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 November 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 +3 6 £520 +50.72% 4
Twickenham - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (33.96%) 4G
2 17 (32.08%) Windows
3 16 (30.19%) VPN
3 16 (30.19%) Blackberry
3 16 (30.19%) LTE
4 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
4 14 (26.42%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco
4 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 14 (26.42%) MS Office
5 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
6 11 (20.75%) SQL
7 10 (18.87%) PRINCE2
7 10 (18.87%) Broadband
7 10 (18.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (16.98%) 2G
8 9 (16.98%) Project Management
9 8 (15.09%) VMware
9 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
9 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
9 8 (15.09%) SLA
9 8 (15.09%) Degree
10 7 (13.21%) Network Planning
10 7 (13.21%) Supplier Management
10 7 (13.21%) Huawei
10 7 (13.21%) HSPA
10 7 (13.21%) Ericsson
10 7 (13.21%) Wi-Fi

3G
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
1 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.89%) WorkSite
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) MS Office
2 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) 4G
2 16 (30.19%) LTE
2 16 (30.19%) VPN
3 14 (26.42%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (18.87%) Broadband
5 9 (16.98%) 2G
6 7 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (13.21%) Wireless
6 7 (13.21%) HSPA
7 6 (11.32%) 802.11
7 6 (11.32%) UMTS
8 5 (9.43%) Intranet
8 5 (9.43%) SNMP
8 5 (9.43%) IP Telephony
9 4 (7.55%) WAN
9 4 (7.55%) HTTP
10 3 (5.66%) GSM
10 3 (5.66%) SSL
11 2 (3.77%) 3GPP
11 2 (3.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (1.89%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.89%) Ant
2 1 (1.89%) Toad
2 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.89%) Maven
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.77%) Law
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (16.98%) Project Manager
2 6 (11.32%) Analyst
2 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.43%) OSS Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Designer
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.66%) Support Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Field Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) IT Support
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Architect
6 2 (3.77%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (3.77%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) J2ME
1 1 (1.89%) WAP
1 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Blackberry
2 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Handset
5 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.77%) NetWare
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) PRINCE2
2 9 (16.98%) Project Management
3 7 (13.21%) Network Planning
3 7 (13.21%) Supplier Management
4 6 (11.32%) CRM
4 6 (11.32%) Network Architecture
5 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.66%) Network Management
6 3 (5.66%) Matrix Management
6 3 (5.66%) Dependency Management
6 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.66%) Change Management
7 2 (3.77%) Validation
7 2 (3.77%) Test Planning
7 2 (3.77%) Line Management
7 2 (3.77%) ITIL
8 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.89%) Test Management
8 1 (1.89%) Manual Testing
8 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) MOS
4 1 (1.89%) MCTS
4 1 (1.89%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) MCP
4 1 (1.89%) MCSE
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) DameWare
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (15.09%) VMware
4 7 (13.21%) Ericsson
4 7 (13.21%) Huawei
5 5 (9.43%) Siemens
5 5 (9.43%) Sage
6 4 (7.55%) Nokia
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix
7 3 (5.66%) HP
7 3 (5.66%) Reuters
7 3 (5.66%) Bloomberg
7 3 (5.66%) Altiris
8 2 (3.77%) Becrypt
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec
8 2 (3.77%) Lotus
8 2 (3.77%) CA
8 2 (3.77%) Novell
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle