The first table below looks at the demand for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 113 123 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing 3G 16 5 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.19% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 1.29% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £158 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £242 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.71% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 389 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.08% 14.57% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 181 196
Average daily rate £300 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
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 the North West

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

3G
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3G
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the North West 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester - 4 £300 -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (53.13%) Windows
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 15 (46.88%) DNS
3 15 (46.88%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (43.75%) DHCP
5 11 (34.38%) Telecoms
5 11 (34.38%) 2G
6 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
7 9 (28.13%) Fat Client
7 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) Citrix
7 9 (28.13%) Thin Client
8 8 (25.00%) SCCM
8 8 (25.00%) LTE
8 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) 4G
9 7 (21.88%) Smartcard
9 7 (21.88%) SMS
10 6 (18.75%) SLA
11 4 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (9.38%) Cisco
12 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
13 2 (6.25%) SDH
13 2 (6.25%) Huawei
13 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
13 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (6.25%) Network Planning

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) DNS
1 15 (46.88%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (43.75%) DHCP
3 11 (34.38%) 2G
4 8 (25.00%) LTE
5 7 (21.88%) 4G
5 7 (21.88%) SMS
6 4 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (6.25%) SDH
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.13%) 2.5G
8 1 (3.13%) RNC
8 1 (3.13%) Wireless
8 1 (3.13%) SMTP
8 1 (3.13%) ATM
8 1 (3.13%) GPRS
8 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.13%) SAN
8 1 (3.13%) DWDM
General
1 11 (34.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Desktop Support
2 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Technician
6 2 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) RF Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Planner
7 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.13%) Radio Network Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Transmission Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Thin Client
1 9 (28.13%) Fat Client
2 7 (21.88%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (6.25%) Network Planning
1 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
2 1 (3.13%) Document Management
2 1 (3.13%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Citrix
2 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Huawei
3 2 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Dell
4 1 (3.13%) Nortel
4 1 (3.13%) Nokia
4 1 (3.13%) VMware