The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 8 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing 3G 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 5.33% 5.61% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.36% 46.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £310 £265
% change year-on-year
-13.70% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £14.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+160.32% -61.64%
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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 Solihull region.

Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 14.67% 12.15% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £275 £275 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £285 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

3G
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 4 (44.44%) Nokia
1 4 (44.44%) 2G
1 4 (44.44%) LTE
2 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (33.33%) 4G
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (11.11%) RNC
4 1 (11.11%) Huawei
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) PMI
4 1 (11.11%) PMP
4 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) 2G
1 4 (44.44%) LTE
2 3 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (11.11%) RNC
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Rollout Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PMP
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Nokia
2 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (11.11%) Huawei