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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 120 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing 3G 17 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.30% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 2.20% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£273 £175 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -14.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -24.28%
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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
480 410 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.09% 13.86% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 210 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (48.48%) 2G
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) 4G
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
3 14 (42.42%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
5 12 (36.36%) DNS
5 12 (36.36%) DHCP
5 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
5 12 (36.36%) LTE
6 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
7 9 (27.27%) Fat Client
7 9 (27.27%) Thin Client
7 9 (27.27%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) SCCM
9 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) Huawei
10 4 (12.12%) Smartcard
10 4 (12.12%) SMS
11 3 (9.09%) SDH
11 3 (9.09%) ATM
11 3 (9.09%) Ericsson
11 3 (9.09%) Nokia
11 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
11 3 (9.09%) Network Planning
11 3 (9.09%) 2.5G
11 3 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) 2G
2 15 (45.45%) 4G
3 14 (42.42%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (36.36%) DNS
4 12 (36.36%) DHCP
4 12 (36.36%) LTE
5 4 (12.12%) SMS
6 3 (9.09%) SDH
6 3 (9.09%) ATM
6 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 3 (9.09%) 2.5G
7 1 (3.03%) SMTP
7 1 (3.03%) GPRS
7 1 (3.03%) SAN
7 1 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
General
1 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 8 (24.24%) Support Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Field Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.09%) RF Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Transmission Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Trainer
8 1 (3.03%) Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Radio Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) IT Trainer
8 1 (3.03%) Project Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Site Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Fat Client
1 9 (27.27%) Thin Client
2 4 (12.12%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) Network Planning
1 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.03%) Document Management
3 1 (3.03%) Network Design
3 1 (3.03%) Migration
3 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.03%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Citrix
2 4 (12.12%) Huawei
3 3 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 3 (9.09%) Nokia
3 3 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.03%) VMware