The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 84 106 48
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -58
Contract jobs citing 3G 212 140 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 1.57% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.46% 8.79% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 11 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £315 £273
% change year-on-year
-17.32% +15.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £14.40 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £17.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £14.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+152.63% -62.00%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2027 1593 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.67% 17.82% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 669 624
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 132 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £56.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

3G
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3G
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 March 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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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
Berkshire +17 165 £256 -30.27% 17
Surrey +16 34 £255 -1.92% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £169 -
Hampshire -19 3 - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
3G
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 261 (68.32%) Telecoms
2 208 (54.45%) 4G
3 182 (47.64%) 2G
4 170 (44.50%) LTE
5 158 (41.36%) Radio Access Network
6 73 (19.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 73 (19.11%) Ericsson
7 55 (14.40%) Network Planning
8 53 (13.87%) GSM
9 52 (13.61%) Degree
10 50 (13.09%) Project Management
11 42 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
12 40 (10.47%) Nokia
13 39 (10.21%) NSN NetAct
14 37 (9.69%) RNC
15 35 (9.16%) Wireless
16 34 (8.90%) VoLTE
16 34 (8.90%) Validation
16 34 (8.90%) Broadband
17 33 (8.64%) SQL
17 33 (8.64%) ITIL
17 33 (8.64%) SLA
18 32 (8.38%) Huawei
19 30 (7.85%) PRINCE2
20 29 (7.59%) Linux
20 29 (7.59%) Internet
21 28 (7.33%) DNS
21 28 (7.33%) Billing
22 27 (7.07%) Cramer
22 27 (7.07%) Finance

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.26%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.50%) MS Office
3 7 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) Maya
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 208 (54.45%) 4G
2 182 (47.64%) 2G
3 170 (44.50%) LTE
4 158 (41.36%) Radio Access Network
5 53 (13.87%) GSM
6 37 (9.69%) RNC
7 35 (9.16%) Wireless
8 34 (8.90%) Broadband
8 34 (8.90%) VoLTE
9 29 (7.59%) Internet
10 28 (7.33%) DNS
11 27 (7.07%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (6.28%) UMTS
13 22 (5.76%) Ethernet
13 22 (5.76%) SS7
14 20 (5.24%) INAP
15 18 (4.71%) SGSN
16 17 (4.45%) WiMAX
16 17 (4.45%) ATM
17 16 (4.19%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.57%) MS Access
2 5 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.31%) MySQL
2 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 261 (68.32%) Telecoms
2 28 (7.33%) Billing
3 27 (7.07%) Finance
4 13 (3.40%) Electronics
5 10 (2.62%) Marketing
6 8 (2.09%) Legal
7 6 (1.57%) Back Office
8 5 (1.31%) Retail
9 3 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (9.69%) Test Engineer
2 35 (9.16%) RAN Engineer
3 31 (8.12%) Architect
4 27 (7.07%) Integration Engineer
5 23 (6.02%) Design Engineer
6 22 (5.76%) Delivery Manager
7 19 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.19%) Network Planner
8 16 (4.19%) Voice Engineer
9 12 (3.14%) Radio Engineer
9 12 (3.14%) Consultant
10 11 (2.88%) Analyst
10 11 (2.88%) Tester
10 11 (2.88%) Configuration Engineer
10 11 (2.88%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 10 (2.62%) Designer
11 10 (2.62%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.62%) Service Manager
11 10 (2.62%) Performance Engineer
11 10 (2.62%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.31%) SOAP
1 5 (1.31%) XML
2 2 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (0.52%) XMPP
3 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.40%) GIS
4 12 (3.14%) Replication
5 7 (1.83%) Statistics
6 5 (1.31%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.05%) User Experience
8 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.79%) Handset
8 3 (0.79%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.26%) DTV
9 1 (0.26%) PMI
9 1 (0.26%) ASIC
9 1 (0.26%) VHDL
9 1 (0.26%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.59%) Linux
2 19 (4.97%) UNIX
3 12 (3.14%) Windows
4 9 (2.36%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (1.57%) VMS
6 6 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.40%) Network Planning
2 50 (13.09%) Project Management
3 34 (8.90%) Validation
4 33 (8.64%) ITIL
5 30 (7.85%) PRINCE2
6 20 (5.24%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.40%) Performance Management
8 12 (3.14%) Change Management
8 12 (3.14%) Configuration Management
9 11 (2.88%) Software Engineering
9 11 (2.88%) Service Management
10 10 (2.62%) Capacity Management
10 10 (2.62%) Performance Engineering
10 10 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (2.62%) Test Planning
11 9 (2.36%) Performance Improvement
11 9 (2.36%) Network Design
11 9 (2.36%) Migration
12 8 (2.09%) OO
12 8 (2.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.64%) SQL
2 26 (6.81%) Perl
2 26 (6.81%) C
3 18 (4.71%) C++
4 10 (2.62%) Embedded C
5 9 (2.36%) Embedded C++
6 6 (1.57%) Java
7 5 (1.31%) C#
8 3 (0.79%) Python
9 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 52 (13.61%) Degree
2 19 (4.97%) VCP4
3 14 (3.66%) HNC
3 14 (3.66%) HND
4 13 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.62%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.36%) CCNA
6 9 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.09%) CCNP
8 4 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.79%) PMP
9 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.52%) MCP
10 2 (0.52%) ISEB
10 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.26%) CISSP
11 1 (0.26%) MCSE
11 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.64%) SLA
2 3 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) NFS
3 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 39 (10.21%) NSN NetAct
2 14 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.05%) SCCM
3 4 (1.05%) OpenView
4 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.79%) Netcool
4 3 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.52%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 73 (19.11%) Ericsson
1 73 (19.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 40 (10.47%) Nokia
3 32 (8.38%) Huawei
4 27 (7.07%) Cramer
5 23 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 21 (5.50%) Oracle
6 21 (5.50%) Nortel
7 20 (5.24%) HP
8 18 (4.71%) Cisco
9 15 (3.93%) Mapinfo
10 14 (3.66%) Actix
11 11 (2.88%) Amdocs
12 6 (1.57%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.57%) BT
12 6 (1.57%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.57%) F5
13 5 (1.31%) Greenplum
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