The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Solihull 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank - 13 6
Contract jobs citing 3G 0 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull - 1.72% 14.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.25% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 13.71% 27.59% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate £300 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.20 £14.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% -45.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
3G
West Midlands

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 21 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) 2G
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 3 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) 2.5G
4 2 (25.00%) Cramer
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (12.50%) PMP
5 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (12.50%) 4G

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) 2G
2 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 2 (25.00%) 2.5G
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (12.50%) 4G
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Planner
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Optimisation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Network Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (25.00%) Cramer
2 2 (25.00%) Ericsson