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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 132 119 102
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -17
Contract jobs citing 3G 19 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 3.48% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
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£313 £243 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.86% +61.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £315 £285
% change year-on-year
-17.32% +10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -46.00%
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
489 345 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.42% 12.05% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 137 120
Average daily rate £361 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.41% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 2015. 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 -16 5 £375 - 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 24 (77.42%) Telecoms
2 22 (70.97%) 4G
3 21 (67.74%) 2G
4 18 (58.06%) LTE
5 13 (41.94%) GSM
6 11 (35.48%) Ericsson
6 11 (35.48%) Huawei
6 11 (35.48%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (32.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 10 (32.26%) RNC
8 8 (25.81%) Network Design
8 8 (25.81%) Performance Engineering
9 7 (22.58%) Network Planning
9 7 (22.58%) Resource Management
9 7 (22.58%) HSPA
9 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
9 7 (22.58%) Nortel
9 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
9 7 (22.58%) WCDMA
9 7 (22.58%) GPRS
10 6 (19.35%) Ethernet
10 6 (19.35%) Statistics
11 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
11 5 (16.13%) Finance
11 5 (16.13%) BT
12 4 (12.90%) Network Management
12 4 (12.90%) Performance Improvement
12 4 (12.90%) Data Entry
12 4 (12.90%) VoLTE
12 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) 4G
2 21 (67.74%) 2G
3 18 (58.06%) LTE
4 13 (41.94%) GSM
5 11 (35.48%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (32.26%) RNC
7 7 (22.58%) HSPA
7 7 (22.58%) GPRS
7 7 (22.58%) WCDMA
8 6 (19.35%) Ethernet
9 4 (12.90%) VoLTE
10 2 (6.45%) DNS
10 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (6.45%) DHCP
10 2 (6.45%) SMS
11 1 (3.23%) ATM
11 1 (3.23%) SDH
11 1 (3.23%) XCAP
11 1 (3.23%) 2.5G
General
1 24 (77.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Quality Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) RF Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) SLA Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Statistics
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Network Design
1 8 (25.81%) Performance Engineering
2 7 (22.58%) Resource Management
2 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
2 7 (22.58%) Network Planning
2 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.13%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.90%) Data Entry
4 4 (12.90%) Network Management
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) eTOM
5 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Line Management
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Ericsson
1 11 (35.48%) Huawei
2 10 (32.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (22.58%) Nortel
4 5 (16.13%) BT
5 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
5 4 (12.90%) Mapinfo
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 2 (6.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.23%) Cramer
7 1 (3.23%) VMware
7 1 (3.23%) AppSense
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