The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 106 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing 3G 20 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.16% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 1.17% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 5
Average daily rate
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£223 £175 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.59% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £155 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £175 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -18.00%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
369 342 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.27% 13.50% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 151 187
Average daily rate £300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% +35.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
3G
England

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 9 July 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 17 (54.84%) Windows
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (51.61%) Windows XP
2 16 (51.61%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (48.39%) DNS
4 14 (45.16%) DHCP
5 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
6 9 (29.03%) 2G
6 9 (29.03%) Fat Client
6 9 (29.03%) Thin Client
6 9 (29.03%) Citrix
7 8 (25.81%) SCCM
7 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
8 7 (22.58%) Smartcard
8 7 (22.58%) SMS
9 6 (19.35%) SLA
9 6 (19.35%) 4G
10 5 (16.13%) LTE
11 4 (12.90%) Cisco
11 4 (12.90%) Ericsson
11 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (6.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
12 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (6.45%) Nokia

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 (3.23%) MS Project Server
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (48.39%) DNS
3 14 (45.16%) DHCP
4 9 (29.03%) 2G
5 7 (22.58%) SMS
6 6 (19.35%) 4G
7 5 (16.13%) LTE
8 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.45%) RNC
9 2 (6.45%) DWDM
10 1 (3.23%) Wireless
10 1 (3.23%) Network Security
10 1 (3.23%) ATM
10 1 (3.23%) GPRS
10 1 (3.23%) LAN
10 1 (3.23%) SDH
10 1 (3.23%) WAN
10 1 (3.23%) SMTP
General
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Desktop Support
2 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) Field Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Technician
7 2 (6.45%) RF Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Radio Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.23%) Project Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Radio Network Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Network Planner
8 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Fat Client
1 9 (29.03%) Thin Client
2 7 (22.58%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (51.61%) Windows XP
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (6.45%) ETL
1 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (3.23%) Document Management
2 1 (3.23%) Network Planning
2 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Citrix
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (6.45%) Nokia
3 2 (6.45%) Nortel
3 2 (6.45%) Huawei
4 1 (3.23%) BT
4 1 (3.23%) NEC
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.23%) Trapeze
4 1 (3.23%) Aerohive Networks
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