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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 150 97 126
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +29
Contract jobs citing 3G 97 192 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 2.01% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.52% 9.64% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 50 14
Average daily rate £320 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £113 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £369 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £268 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.54% -14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 74 £386 +48.55% 3
Surrey -22 16 £270 +8.00% 1
Hampshire +6 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £313 -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 110 (63.58%) 4G
2 109 (63.01%) Telecoms
3 94 (54.34%) 2G
4 77 (44.51%) LTE
5 71 (41.04%) Radio Access Network
6 43 (24.86%) Huawei
7 42 (24.28%) Ericsson
8 35 (20.23%) Nokia
9 31 (17.92%) ITIL
10 27 (15.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 23 (13.29%) Project Management
11 23 (13.29%) Wireless
12 22 (12.72%) SLA
12 22 (12.72%) VoLTE
13 21 (12.14%) RNC
14 17 (9.83%) NSN NetAct
14 17 (9.83%) MS Excel
15 16 (9.25%) BT
15 16 (9.25%) Mapinfo
15 16 (9.25%) Network Planning
16 15 (8.67%) Degree
16 15 (8.67%) Back Office
16 15 (8.67%) ATM
16 15 (8.67%) Ethernet
17 14 (8.09%) MPLS
18 12 (6.94%) Siemens
18 12 (6.94%) DNS
18 12 (6.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 11 (6.36%) Cisco
19 11 (6.36%) GSM

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 17 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.36%) MS Office
3 9 (5.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 110 (63.58%) 4G
2 94 (54.34%) 2G
3 77 (44.51%) LTE
4 71 (41.04%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (13.29%) Wireless
6 22 (12.72%) VoLTE
7 21 (12.14%) RNC
8 15 (8.67%) ATM
8 15 (8.67%) Ethernet
9 14 (8.09%) MPLS
10 12 (6.94%) DNS
11 11 (6.36%) GSM
11 11 (6.36%) SDH
12 10 (5.78%) OSPF
12 10 (5.78%) VLAN
13 9 (5.20%) DHCP
13 9 (5.20%) UMTS
14 8 (4.62%) 3GPP
14 8 (4.62%) Internet
14 8 (4.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.73%) GIS
2 3 (1.73%) MS Access
2 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 109 (63.01%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.67%) Back Office
3 10 (5.78%) Billing
3 10 (5.78%) Finance
4 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (12.14%) Design Engineer
2 20 (11.56%) RAN Engineer
3 18 (10.40%) Transmission Engineer
4 13 (7.51%) Optimisation Engineer
4 13 (7.51%) Test Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) 3G Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) LTE Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.94%) Telecoms Manager
6 11 (6.36%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) Back Office Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Designer
9 8 (4.62%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Service Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.47%) Databuild Engineer
11 6 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.47%) Transmission Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.78%) XML
2 1 (0.58%) CSS
2 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.05%) User Experience
4 5 (2.89%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.31%) Handset
5 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.73%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.73%) PKI
6 3 (1.73%) VHDL
7 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.16%) PMI
8 1 (0.58%) BBC
8 1 (0.58%) iDTV
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.05%) Linux
1 7 (4.05%) Unix
2 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.16%) Windows
3 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.58%) SUSE
3 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.92%) ITIL
2 23 (13.29%) Project Management
3 16 (9.25%) Network Planning
4 11 (6.36%) Validation
5 10 (5.78%) PRINCE2
5 10 (5.78%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.20%) Network Architecture
6 9 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.62%) Change Control
7 8 (4.62%) High Availability
7 8 (4.62%) Performance Analysis
8 7 (4.05%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.47%) Test Planning
10 5 (2.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.89%) Line Management
10 5 (2.89%) Network Design
11 4 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.31%) eTOM
11 4 (2.31%) Service Management
11 4 (2.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.62%) C
2 4 (2.31%) Embedded C
2 4 (2.31%) SQL
3 3 (1.73%) MapBasic
4 1 (0.58%) Java
4 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (8.67%) Degree
2 10 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.05%) CCNP
3 7 (4.05%) HNC
3 7 (4.05%) HND
4 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.73%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.58%) APMP
6 1 (0.58%) CCIE
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
6 1 (0.58%) PMP
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) MISRA
2 1 (0.58%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (9.83%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.16%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.16%) OpenView
2 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.58%) Cacti
3 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.58%) OPNET
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (24.86%) Huawei
2 42 (24.28%) Ericsson
3 35 (20.23%) Nokia
4 27 (15.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 16 (9.25%) BT
5 16 (9.25%) Mapinfo
6 12 (6.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 12 (6.94%) Siemens
7 11 (6.36%) Cisco
7 11 (6.36%) NetCracker
7 11 (6.36%) ZTE
8 10 (5.78%) Microsoft
9 7 (4.05%) Nortel
10 6 (3.47%) Juniper
11 5 (2.89%) Actix
11 5 (2.89%) NEC
12 4 (2.31%) SAP
13 3 (1.73%) Remedy
14 2 (1.16%) Forcepoint
14 2 (1.16%) Red Hat