The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 125 121 114
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing 3G 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.23% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 0.57% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £184 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £268 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.41% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
3G
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
351 349 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.74% 13.15% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 165 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% +40.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G across the Scotland region.

3G Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Scotland region.

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3G
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +12 4 £113 -47.67%
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
1 7 (63.64%) 2G
1 7 (63.64%) 4G
2 5 (45.45%) Ericsson
2 5 (45.45%) Huawei
2 5 (45.45%) LTE
3 4 (36.36%) Nokia
4 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Nortel
5 2 (18.18%) Broadband
5 2 (18.18%) GSM
5 2 (18.18%) UMTS
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) ADSL
5 2 (18.18%) Law
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (18.18%) iManage
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) RNC

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) 2G
1 7 (63.64%) 4G
2 5 (45.45%) LTE
3 2 (18.18%) ADSL
3 2 (18.18%) Broadband
3 2 (18.18%) GSM
3 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (18.18%) RNC
3 2 (18.18%) UMTS
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) ATM
4 1 (9.09%) DWDM
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Field Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Ericsson Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Site Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Content Management
1 2 (18.18%) CRM
1 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) HND
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Ericsson
1 5 (45.45%) Huawei
2 4 (36.36%) Nokia
3 3 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (18.18%) iManage
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) NEC
4 2 (18.18%) Nortel
5 1 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (9.09%) BT
5 1 (9.09%) NetCracker
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Siemens
5 1 (9.09%) ZTE