The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 81 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing 3G 7 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.17% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.78% 1.35% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
3G
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
185 148 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.03% 12.38% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G across the Manchester region.

3G Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Manchester region.

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3G
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Altrincham - - - -
3G
North West

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (90.00%) 4G
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
3 6 (60.00%) LTE
4 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) 2.5G
5 3 (30.00%) Network Planning
5 3 (30.00%) ATM
5 3 (30.00%) SDH
5 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia
6 2 (20.00%) Huawei
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (10.00%) Document Management
7 1 (10.00%) Network Design
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) Back Office
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (10.00%) Statistics
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (10.00%) WSUS
7 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) 4G
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
3 6 (60.00%) LTE
4 3 (30.00%) 2.5G
4 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (30.00%) ATM
4 3 (30.00%) SDH
5 1 (10.00%) SMTP
5 1 (10.00%) GPRS
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Field Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) RF Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 2 (20.00%) Nokia
1 2 (20.00%) Huawei
1 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Dell