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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 146 153 128
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing 3G 11 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 1.34% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £438 £194 £234
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.09% -17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £152 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £269 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -54.11%
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
471 595 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.79% 14.20% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 353 247
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Cheshire +19 6 - -
Manchester +4 4 £600 +313.79% 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 13 (81.25%) 4G
2 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 11 (68.75%) 2G
3 4 (25.00%) LTE
3 4 (25.00%) GSM
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
4 3 (18.75%) Nokia
4 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (18.75%) NEC
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Huawei
4 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (12.50%) MVNO
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (12.50%) Tellabs
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) Statistics
5 2 (12.50%) Network Design
5 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
5 2 (12.50%) RNC
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) 4G
2 11 (68.75%) 2G
3 4 (25.00%) GSM
3 4 (25.00%) LTE
4 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) ATM
5 2 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) MVNO
5 2 (12.50%) RNC
5 2 (12.50%) SDH
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) UMTS
6 1 (6.25%) Broadband
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) GIS
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Implementation Controller
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Network Performance Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (6.25%) Acquisition Controller
3 1 (6.25%) Commissioning Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Field Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Implementation Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Controller
3 1 (6.25%) Site Acquisition Controller
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ETL
1 2 (12.50%) Network Design
1 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
1 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
1 2 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
1 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (6.25%) CAD
2 1 (6.25%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
1 3 (18.75%) Huawei
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) NEC
1 3 (18.75%) Nokia
2 2 (12.50%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (12.50%) Tellabs
3 1 (6.25%) AppSense
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Nortel
3 1 (6.25%) ThinPrint
3 1 (6.25%) VMware