The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Manchester 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 77 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 4 0 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% - 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.70% - 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£300 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.71% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 130 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.82% 11.54% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 71 61
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 32
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
3G
North West

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 25 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
Altrincham - - - -
3G
North West

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (55.56%) SLA
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) 2G
2 4 (44.44%) 4G
3 3 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (22.22%) SDH
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (22.22%) LTE
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) SMTP
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (11.11%) GPRS
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) Nortel

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) 2G
1 4 (44.44%) 4G
2 3 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (22.22%) LTE
3 2 (22.22%) SDH
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) DWDM
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) 2.5G
4 1 (11.11%) RNC
4 1 (11.11%) ATM
4 1 (11.11%) GPRS
4 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Technician
2 1 (11.11%) RF Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Transmission Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ETL
1 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (11.11%) Document Management
1 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
1 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
1 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Nortel
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds