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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 153 135 125
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing 3G 7 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 4.42% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 9
Median daily rate £230 £313 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.40% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £260 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £375 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.61% +5.88%
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
586 520 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.55% 13.09% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 240 181
Median daily rate £378 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.85 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 5 £130 -65.33%
Cheshire -19 2 £330 +26.92%
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for 3G.

1 8 (88.89%) 2G
2 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
3 6 (66.67%) LTE
3 6 (66.67%) Ericsson
3 6 (66.67%) Nokia
4 5 (55.56%) GSM
4 5 (55.56%) UMTS
4 5 (55.56%) Nokia Networks
4 5 (55.56%) 4G
4 5 (55.56%) Huawei
5 4 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (33.33%) Migration
7 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 2 (22.22%) Project Management
7 2 (22.22%) C
7 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 2 (22.22%) PMI
7 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
7 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (11.11%) Line Management
8 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
8 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
8 1 (11.11%) HSPA
8 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 1 (11.11%) Statistics
8 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
8 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (11.11%) LAN
8 1 (11.11%) Siemens
8 1 (11.11%) CAD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) 2G
2 6 (66.67%) LTE
3 5 (55.56%) 4G
3 5 (55.56%) GSM
3 5 (55.56%) UMTS
4 4 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) GPRS
5 1 (11.11%) HSPA
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 3G Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) LTE Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Optimisation Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) RF Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) CAD
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Ericsson
1 6 (66.67%) Nokia
2 5 (55.56%) Huawei
2 5 (55.56%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Siemens