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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 98 124 41
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -83
Contract jobs citing 3G 159 113 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.70% 1.36% 3.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% 7.90% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 42
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £165 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £410 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +16.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
Average hourly rate £27.25 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.64% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £14.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £14.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £14.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+153.57% -60.83%
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
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
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 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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

3G Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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 +20 129 £260 -32.90% 7
Surrey +9 25 £250 +19.04% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 6 - - 2
Hampshire -20 2 - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 233 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 181 (50.99%) 4G
3 168 (47.32%) LTE
4 164 (46.20%) 2G
5 141 (39.72%) Radio Access Network
6 83 (23.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 75 (21.13%) Ericsson
8 53 (14.93%) Degree
9 51 (14.37%) Project Management
10 50 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (12.11%) GSM
12 42 (11.83%) Broadband
13 41 (11.55%) Huawei
14 39 (10.99%) Nokia
14 39 (10.99%) SLA
15 37 (10.42%) Network Planning
16 36 (10.14%) VoLTE
17 33 (9.30%) Validation
17 33 (9.30%) NSN NetAct
18 31 (8.73%) Internet
18 31 (8.73%) ITIL
19 30 (8.45%) SQL
20 28 (7.89%) PRINCE2
20 28 (7.89%) RNC
21 27 (7.61%) Finance
22 26 (7.32%) MS Excel
22 26 (7.32%) UMTS
23 25 (7.04%) Ethernet
23 25 (7.04%) DNS
24 24 (6.76%) Billing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.56%) Lync
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.07%) MS Office
3 8 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 181 (50.99%) 4G
2 168 (47.32%) LTE
3 164 (46.20%) 2G
4 141 (39.72%) Radio Access Network
5 43 (12.11%) GSM
6 42 (11.83%) Broadband
7 36 (10.14%) VoLTE
8 31 (8.73%) Internet
9 28 (7.89%) RNC
10 26 (7.32%) UMTS
11 25 (7.04%) Ethernet
11 25 (7.04%) DNS
12 22 (6.20%) GPRS
12 22 (6.20%) INAP
12 22 (6.20%) Wireless
13 18 (5.07%) 3GPP
14 16 (4.51%) SGSN
15 15 (4.23%) RANAP
15 15 (4.23%) ISUP
16 14 (3.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.82%) MS Access
2 6 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.69%) MySQL
3 4 (1.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 233 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 27 (7.61%) Finance
3 24 (6.76%) Billing
4 11 (3.10%) Marketing
5 8 (2.25%) Back Office
5 8 (2.25%) Legal
6 6 (1.69%) Electronics
7 5 (1.41%) Retail
8 3 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (9.86%) Test Engineer
2 34 (9.58%) Architect
3 27 (7.61%) RAN Engineer
4 23 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (5.63%) Delivery Manager
6 19 (5.35%) Design Engineer
7 15 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (3.94%) Network Planner
9 13 (3.66%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.38%) Designer
11 11 (3.10%) Service Manager
11 11 (3.10%) Analyst
11 11 (3.10%) Consultant
12 10 (2.82%) Radio Engineer
12 10 (2.82%) Voice Engineer
13 9 (2.54%) Services Delivery Manager
14 8 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
14 8 (2.25%) Coordinator
14 8 (2.25%) Desktop Support
15 7 (1.97%) RAN Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.69%) XML
2 5 (1.41%) SOAP
3 2 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.38%) GIS
4 11 (3.10%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.97%) Replication
6 4 (1.13%) User Experience
6 4 (1.13%) Statistics
7 3 (0.85%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.56%) Handset
8 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.28%) DTV
9 1 (0.28%) ASIC
9 1 (0.28%) VHDL
9 1 (0.28%) Economics
9 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.48%) UNIX
2 21 (5.92%) Linux
3 16 (4.51%) Windows
4 12 (3.38%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.82%) VMS
6 7 (1.97%) Android
7 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.41%) Solaris
7 5 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.37%) Project Management
2 37 (10.42%) Network Planning
3 33 (9.30%) Validation
4 31 (8.73%) ITIL
5 28 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 19 (5.35%) Service Delivery
7 14 (3.94%) Capacity Management
8 13 (3.66%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.66%) Change Management
8 13 (3.66%) Service Management
9 12 (3.38%) Migration
9 12 (3.38%) Configuration Management
9 12 (3.38%) Performance Management
10 10 (2.82%) Security Management
11 9 (2.54%) Performance Improvement
12 8 (2.25%) Network Architecture
13 7 (1.97%) Data Entry
13 7 (1.97%) Project Planning
13 7 (1.97%) Coaching
14 6 (1.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.45%) SQL
2 22 (6.20%) Perl
3 20 (5.63%) C
4 12 (3.38%) C++
5 8 (2.25%) Java
6 6 (1.69%) C#
7 5 (1.41%) Embedded C
7 5 (1.41%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.56%) VBA
8 2 (0.56%) Python
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 53 (14.93%) Degree
2 11 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (3.10%) HND
3 10 (2.82%) HNC
3 10 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.54%) CCNA
5 8 (2.25%) CCNP
5 8 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.85%) PMP
6 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.56%) MCP
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CCA
8 1 (0.28%) CISSP
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.99%) SLA
2 5 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.85%) NFS
3 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (9.30%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.69%) Netcool
4 4 (1.13%) OpenView
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 83 (23.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 75 (21.13%) Ericsson
3 41 (11.55%) Huawei
4 39 (10.99%) Nokia
5 21 (5.92%) HP
6 20 (5.63%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.63%) Oracle
6 20 (5.63%) Cramer
7 19 (5.35%) Nortel
8 16 (4.51%) Mapinfo
9 12 (3.38%) Business Objects
9 12 (3.38%) Cisco
10 11 (3.10%) Amdocs
11 10 (2.82%) TIBCO
12 8 (2.25%) BT
12 8 (2.25%) Greenplum
13 6 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 6 (1.69%) Actix
13 6 (1.69%) F5
14 5 (1.41%) Red Hat
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