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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 132 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing 3G 22 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.33% 3.58% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -21.42%
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
508 391 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.09% 12.60% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 131
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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
Cheshire - 12 £260 -
Manchester -10 8 £375 +87.50% 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (78.79%) Telecoms
1 26 (78.79%) 4G
2 22 (66.67%) 2G
3 21 (63.64%) LTE
4 14 (42.42%) Huawei
5 13 (39.39%) GSM
6 11 (33.33%) Ericsson
6 11 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (30.30%) RNC
8 9 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (24.24%) Performance Engineering
9 8 (24.24%) Network Design
10 7 (21.21%) Resource Management
10 7 (21.21%) Performance Management
10 7 (21.21%) Nortel
10 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
10 7 (21.21%) GPRS
10 7 (21.21%) WCDMA
10 7 (21.21%) HSPA
11 6 (18.18%) Network Planning
11 6 (18.18%) Statistics
12 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
12 5 (15.15%) BT
12 5 (15.15%) Finance
12 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
13 4 (12.12%) Data Entry
13 4 (12.12%) Performance Improvement
13 4 (12.12%) Network Management
13 4 (12.12%) VoLTE
13 4 (12.12%) Business Objects

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.12%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (78.79%) 4G
2 22 (66.67%) 2G
3 21 (63.64%) LTE
4 13 (39.39%) GSM
5 11 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (30.30%) RNC
7 7 (21.21%) GPRS
7 7 (21.21%) WCDMA
7 7 (21.21%) HSPA
8 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
9 4 (12.12%) VoLTE
10 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (3.03%) XCAP
11 1 (3.03%) SMS
11 1 (3.03%) DNS
11 1 (3.03%) DHCP
11 1 (3.03%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (78.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Test Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) SLA Manager
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.03%) Quality Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) RF Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Statistics
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.06%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Performance Engineering
1 8 (24.24%) Network Design
2 7 (21.21%) Resource Management
2 7 (21.21%) Performance Management
2 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 6 (18.18%) Network Planning
4 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Data Entry
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (12.12%) Network Management
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.12%) eTOM
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Kanban
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) XenApp
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Huawei
2 11 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 9 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (21.21%) Nortel
5 5 (15.15%) BT
6 4 (12.12%) Business Objects
6 4 (12.12%) Mapinfo
7 2 (6.06%) Nokia
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) VMware
8 1 (3.03%) AppSense
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