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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 93 95 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -57
Contract jobs citing 3G 166 154 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 1.74% 3.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.17% 9.45% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 42
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
Average hourly rate £40.25 £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.88% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.05 £17.70 £25.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £34.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -26.89%
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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +2 118 £360 +10.76% 14
Hampshire +2 17 £285 -12.30% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £425 -
Surrey +8 12 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 148 (54.21%) LTE
3 127 (46.52%) 2G
4 123 (45.05%) 4G
5 81 (29.67%) Radio Access Network
6 70 (25.64%) Project Management
7 69 (25.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 48 (17.58%) Degree
9 47 (17.22%) Ericsson
10 41 (15.02%) Network Architecture
11 38 (13.92%) Huawei
12 32 (11.72%) Nokia
12 32 (11.72%) SLA
13 26 (9.52%) Ethernet
13 26 (9.52%) UNIX
14 25 (9.16%) SQL
14 25 (9.16%) ATM
14 25 (9.16%) GSM
14 25 (9.16%) UMTS
15 24 (8.79%) Validation
15 24 (8.79%) VoLTE
16 23 (8.42%) SDH
17 22 (8.06%) Broadband
18 21 (7.69%) GPRS
18 21 (7.69%) MS Excel
19 20 (7.33%) RANAP
20 19 (6.96%) SGSN
20 19 (6.96%) Internet
21 17 (6.23%) Wireless
21 17 (6.23%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (0.73%) Lync
3 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.40%) MS Office
3 6 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.73%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 148 (54.21%) LTE
2 127 (46.52%) 2G
3 123 (45.05%) 4G
4 81 (29.67%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (9.52%) Ethernet
6 25 (9.16%) UMTS
6 25 (9.16%) ATM
6 25 (9.16%) GSM
7 24 (8.79%) VoLTE
8 23 (8.42%) SDH
9 22 (8.06%) Broadband
10 21 (7.69%) GPRS
11 20 (7.33%) RANAP
12 19 (6.96%) SGSN
12 19 (6.96%) Internet
13 17 (6.23%) Wireless
14 16 (5.86%) 3GPP
15 15 (5.49%) GGSN
16 14 (5.13%) INAP
17 13 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.93%) MS Access
1 8 (2.93%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.56%) MySQL
2 7 (2.56%) Data Mining
2 7 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 182 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.86%) Billing
3 13 (4.76%) Finance
4 11 (4.03%) Marketing
5 8 (2.93%) Back Office
6 3 (1.10%) Front Office
7 2 (0.73%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 41 (15.02%) Architect
2 31 (11.36%) Design Engineer
3 29 (10.62%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 20 (7.33%) Test Engineer
6 19 (6.96%) RAN Engineer
7 18 (6.59%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 18 (6.59%) Analyst
8 16 (5.86%) Databuild Engineer
9 15 (5.49%) Transmission Engineer
10 14 (5.13%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.76%) Transmission Design Engineer
12 12 (4.40%) Support Engineer
13 9 (3.30%) Designer
14 7 (2.56%) 3G Engineer
14 7 (2.56%) Deployment Manager
14 7 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 7 (2.56%) Network Analyst
14 7 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
15 6 (2.20%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.56%) XML
2 3 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.37%) .NET
3 1 (0.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.66%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.83%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.10%) PMI
6 2 (0.73%) Statistics
7 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.37%) DTV
7 1 (0.37%) GIS
7 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.37%) Handset
7 1 (0.37%) VHDL
7 1 (0.37%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.52%) UNIX
2 13 (4.76%) Windows
3 10 (3.66%) Linux
3 10 (3.66%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.20%) Android
4 6 (2.20%) VMS
5 3 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.64%) Project Management
2 41 (15.02%) Network Architecture
3 24 (8.79%) Validation
4 16 (5.86%) Problem Management
5 14 (5.13%) Network Planning
6 13 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 12 (4.40%) ITIL
7 12 (4.40%) Configuration Management
7 12 (4.40%) Change Management
8 10 (3.66%) Statistical Analysis
8 10 (3.66%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (3.30%) Performance Analysis
9 9 (3.30%) Network Design
10 8 (2.93%) Migration
11 7 (2.56%) Data Analysis
11 7 (2.56%) Security Management
11 7 (2.56%) Capacity Management
12 6 (2.20%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.16%) SQL
2 9 (3.30%) Perl
3 8 (2.93%) C
4 6 (2.20%) Java
5 5 (1.83%) C++
5 5 (1.83%) VBA
6 4 (1.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 48 (17.58%) Degree
2 6 (2.20%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.47%) CCNP
4 4 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.47%) PMP
5 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.10%) CCNA
5 3 (1.10%) ISEB
5 3 (1.10%) HND
6 2 (0.73%) CNA
6 2 (0.73%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.73%) HNC
7 1 (0.37%) CCIE
7 1 (0.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.72%) SLA
2 8 (2.93%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.73%) NDS
3 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (4.03%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.10%) Netcool
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 69 (25.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 47 (17.22%) Ericsson
3 38 (13.92%) Huawei
4 32 (11.72%) Nokia
5 17 (6.23%) Microsoft
6 13 (4.76%) Nortel
6 13 (4.76%) Mapinfo
7 12 (4.40%) HP
7 12 (4.40%) NEC
8 11 (4.03%) Cisco
9 10 (3.66%) Oracle
9 10 (3.66%) Business Objects
10 9 (3.30%) BT
11 8 (2.93%) Juniper
12 7 (2.56%) Greenplum
13 6 (2.20%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.83%) Cramer
14 5 (1.83%) Remedy
14 5 (1.83%) Ciena
15 4 (1.47%) F5
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