The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 South East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 115 94 43
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -51
Contract jobs citing 3G 140 159 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.52% 1.87% 3.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.15% 10.11% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 44
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£325 £300 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £227 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £388 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-17.60% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1718 1572 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.67% 18.51% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 686 568
Average daily rate £338 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 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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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 -4 113 £325 +8.33% 14
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £425 -
Surrey -1 9 - - 3
Hampshire -29 2 £475 +51.87% 2
West Sussex -3 1 £285 -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 182 (72.80%) Telecoms
2 134 (53.60%) 2G
3 131 (52.40%) LTE
4 113 (45.20%) 4G
5 85 (34.00%) Radio Access Network
6 62 (24.80%) Project Management
7 58 (23.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 52 (20.80%) Network Architecture
9 41 (16.40%) Huawei
10 40 (16.00%) Ericsson
11 36 (14.40%) Degree
12 33 (13.20%) ATM
12 33 (13.20%) Ethernet
13 31 (12.40%) SDH
14 29 (11.60%) Nokia
15 26 (10.40%) SQL
16 25 (10.00%) GSM
17 23 (9.20%) DWDM
18 21 (8.40%) Validation
18 21 (8.40%) MPLS
18 21 (8.40%) SLA
18 21 (8.40%) Nortel
18 21 (8.40%) UNIX
19 20 (8.00%) Change Management
19 20 (8.00%) Network Design
20 19 (7.60%) Problem Management
20 19 (7.60%) MS Excel
21 18 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
22 17 (6.80%) VoLTE
22 17 (6.80%) UMTS

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (1.20%) Lync
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.60%) MS Office
3 4 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.40%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 134 (53.60%) 2G
2 131 (52.40%) LTE
3 113 (45.20%) 4G
4 85 (34.00%) Radio Access Network
5 33 (13.20%) ATM
5 33 (13.20%) Ethernet
6 31 (12.40%) SDH
7 25 (10.00%) GSM
8 23 (9.20%) DWDM
9 21 (8.40%) MPLS
10 17 (6.80%) UMTS
10 17 (6.80%) VoLTE
10 17 (6.80%) RANAP
11 16 (6.40%) SGSN
11 16 (6.40%) Wireless
12 15 (6.00%) SIGTRAN
12 15 (6.00%) GPRS
13 14 (5.60%) VoIP
13 14 (5.60%) SS7
14 12 (4.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.60%) MySQL
1 9 (3.60%) MS Access
1 9 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.80%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.40%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 182 (72.80%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.40%) Billing
3 14 (5.60%) Finance
4 10 (4.00%) Marketing
5 5 (2.00%) Front Office
5 5 (2.00%) Back Office
6 2 (0.80%) Electronics
6 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 43 (17.20%) Architect
2 39 (15.60%) Design Engineer
3 30 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (9.20%) RAN Engineer
5 22 (8.80%) Senior Architect
6 19 (7.60%) Databuild Engineer
7 17 (6.80%) Test Engineer
7 17 (6.80%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.00%) Transmission Engineer
9 14 (5.60%) Transmission Design Engineer
10 13 (5.20%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.20%) Analyst
11 12 (4.80%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Network Design Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (3.20%) Designer
13 7 (2.80%) Voice Engineer
13 7 (2.80%) Network Analyst
13 7 (2.80%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.60%) XML
2 4 (1.60%) .NET
2 4 (1.60%) J2EE
3 2 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.40%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.00%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.20%) PMI
5 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.40%) DTV
6 1 (0.40%) GIS
6 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.40%) Handset
6 1 (0.40%) VHDL
6 1 (0.40%) PDA
6 1 (0.40%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.40%) UNIX
2 8 (3.20%) Linux
3 3 (1.20%) Windows
4 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.80%) Project Management
2 52 (20.80%) Network Architecture
3 21 (8.40%) Validation
4 20 (8.00%) Change Management
4 20 (8.00%) Network Design
5 19 (7.60%) Problem Management
6 18 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (6.80%) Network Planning
8 14 (5.60%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (4.00%) Capacity Management
9 10 (4.00%) Statistical Analysis
9 10 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.60%) PRINCE2
10 9 (3.60%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (3.20%) ITIL
12 7 (2.80%) ETL
13 6 (2.40%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.40%) Logistics
13 6 (2.40%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.40%) SQL
2 11 (4.40%) Perl
3 7 (2.80%) C
3 7 (2.80%) C++
4 6 (2.40%) Java
4 6 (2.40%) C#
4 6 (2.40%) VB
5 2 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (14.40%) Degree
2 6 (2.40%) PMI Certification
2 6 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.00%) CCNP
4 4 (1.60%) PMP
5 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.20%) CCNA
5 3 (1.20%) ISEB
5 3 (1.20%) HND
6 2 (0.80%) HNC
6 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CNA
7 1 (0.40%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCIE
7 1 (0.40%) CCSA
7 1 (0.40%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.40%) SLA
2 6 (2.40%) QA
3 3 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) NDS
1 2 (0.80%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.40%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (2.40%) OPNET
3 5 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 58 (23.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 41 (16.40%) Huawei
3 40 (16.00%) Ericsson
4 29 (11.60%) Nokia
5 21 (8.40%) Nortel
6 13 (5.20%) Cisco
6 13 (5.20%) Microsoft
6 13 (5.20%) BT
7 12 (4.80%) Oracle
8 11 (4.40%) NEC
9 10 (4.00%) Business Objects
9 10 (4.00%) Mapinfo
10 7 (2.80%) Greenplum
10 7 (2.80%) Juniper
11 6 (2.40%) Cramer
11 6 (2.40%) Siemens
11 6 (2.40%) Talend
12 5 (2.00%) F5
12 5 (2.00%) HP
13 4 (1.60%) SAP
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