The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 150 128 120
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Contract jobs citing 3G 2 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 3.21% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £303 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £266 £312
% change year-on-year
+5.16% -14.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
599 436 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.75% 13.47% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 215 173
Average daily rate £405 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £460 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

3G Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -16 1 £130 -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) 4G
2 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) 2G
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (25.00%) LTE
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Network Design
5 3 (25.00%) Nokia
5 3 (25.00%) SLA
5 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) Nortel
6 2 (16.67%) UMTS
6 2 (16.67%) SNMP
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) ATM
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (16.67%) GSM
6 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 2 (16.67%) DWDM
6 2 (16.67%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) 4G
2 7 (58.33%) 2G
3 4 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (25.00%) LTE
5 2 (16.67%) ATM
5 2 (16.67%) DWDM
5 2 (16.67%) GSM
5 2 (16.67%) RNC
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP
5 2 (16.67%) UMTS
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) GPRS
6 1 (8.33%) HSPA
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Implementation Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) RF Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Fault Management
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) R
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (25.00%) Nokia
2 2 (16.67%) BT
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Huawei
2 2 (16.67%) NEC
2 2 (16.67%) Nortel