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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 137 111 97
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -14
Contract jobs citing 3G 129 151 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 1.64% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.38% 8.71% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £230 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £453 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £37.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £37.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.60%
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
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 119 £265 -18.46% 7
Surrey -10 4 £274 - 2
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £190 -55.29% 1
Hampshire -10 1 £225 -38.77% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £270 -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 209 (67.42%) 4G
2 202 (65.16%) Telecoms
3 152 (49.03%) LTE
4 141 (45.48%) 2G
5 111 (35.81%) Radio Access Network
6 52 (16.77%) GSM
7 42 (13.55%) Wireless
8 41 (13.23%) VoLTE
9 33 (10.65%) Ericsson
10 32 (10.32%) Wi-Fi
11 31 (10.00%) Nokia
11 31 (10.00%) SS7
12 30 (9.68%) Linux
12 30 (9.68%) UNIX
13 29 (9.35%) UMTS
14 28 (9.03%) 3GPP
14 28 (9.03%) Validation
15 27 (8.71%) HP
15 27 (8.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 26 (8.39%) Network Planning
17 25 (8.06%) RNC
17 25 (8.06%) Network Design
17 25 (8.06%) Project Management
17 25 (8.06%) TCP/IP
18 24 (7.74%) Diameter Protocol
18 24 (7.74%) SIGTRAN
19 23 (7.42%) Cisco
19 23 (7.42%) MS Excel
20 22 (7.10%) Network Architecture
21 21 (6.77%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.16%) MS Office
3 9 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 209 (67.42%) 4G
2 152 (49.03%) LTE
3 141 (45.48%) 2G
4 111 (35.81%) Radio Access Network
5 52 (16.77%) GSM
6 42 (13.55%) Wireless
7 41 (13.23%) VoLTE
8 32 (10.32%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (10.00%) SS7
10 29 (9.35%) UMTS
11 28 (9.03%) 3GPP
12 25 (8.06%) TCP/IP
12 25 (8.06%) RNC
13 24 (7.74%) SIGTRAN
13 24 (7.74%) Diameter Protocol
14 21 (6.77%) Internet
15 20 (6.45%) ATM
16 18 (5.81%) Firewall
17 16 (5.16%) MVNO
17 16 (5.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.87%) MS Access
2 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) LabVIEW
General
1 202 (65.16%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.16%) Electronics
3 13 (4.19%) Billing
4 9 (2.90%) Finance
5 8 (2.58%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Retail
7 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (12.90%) Test Engineer
2 24 (7.74%) RAN Engineer
3 22 (7.10%) Architect
4 20 (6.45%) Tester
5 19 (6.13%) Project Manager
5 19 (6.13%) Delivery Manager
6 18 (5.81%) Integration Engineer
7 17 (5.48%) Design Engineer
8 13 (4.19%) Voice Engineer
8 13 (4.19%) Radio Engineer
9 12 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.55%) Network Engineer
10 11 (3.55%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.55%) Technical Tester
10 11 (3.55%) OSS Architect
11 10 (3.23%) Designer
12 9 (2.90%) Deployment Manager
12 9 (2.90%) Performance Engineer
12 9 (2.90%) Delivery Project Manager
12 9 (2.90%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.55%) XML
2 4 (1.29%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.97%) CSS
4 2 (0.65%) XMPP
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.23%) PKI
3 8 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.26%) Handset
5 6 (1.94%) Replication
6 5 (1.61%) Economics
7 4 (1.29%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.97%) Statistics
9 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) GIS
10 1 (0.32%) IPTV
10 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.68%) UNIX
1 30 (9.68%) Linux
2 8 (2.58%) Windows
3 7 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.61%) Solaris
5 4 (1.29%) VMS
5 4 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (9.03%) Validation
2 26 (8.39%) Network Planning
3 25 (8.06%) Network Design
3 25 (8.06%) Project Management
4 22 (7.10%) Network Architecture
5 16 (5.16%) ITIL
6 14 (4.52%) Test Planning
7 13 (4.19%) Requirements Analysis
8 11 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (3.23%) OOD
9 10 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.90%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.90%) OO
10 9 (2.90%) Software Engineering
10 9 (2.90%) Performance Management
10 9 (2.90%) Performance Engineering
11 8 (2.58%) CRM
11 8 (2.58%) UML
12 7 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (1.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.13%) SQL
2 17 (5.48%) C
3 16 (5.16%) Perl
4 12 (3.87%) C++
5 7 (2.26%) Embedded C
6 6 (1.94%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.32%) Ruby
7 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.32%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (6.45%) Degree
2 17 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (4.84%) CCNP
4 10 (3.23%) HNC
4 10 (3.23%) HND
5 9 (2.90%) CCNA
6 8 (2.58%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.94%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.29%) ISEB
9 3 (0.97%) CISSP
9 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.65%) MCP
10 2 (0.65%) CCSA
10 2 (0.65%) CCSE
10 2 (0.65%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.65%) MCSE
10 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.29%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.65%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.52%) NSN NetAct
3 13 (4.19%) OpenView
4 10 (3.23%) HP NNM
5 4 (1.29%) SCCM
6 3 (0.97%) Cacti
7 2 (0.65%) Netcool
7 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.32%) Iperf
8 1 (0.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (10.65%) Ericsson
2 31 (10.00%) Nokia
3 27 (8.71%) HP
3 27 (8.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 23 (7.42%) Cisco
5 13 (4.19%) Cramer
6 11 (3.55%) Huawei
6 11 (3.55%) Actix
7 10 (3.23%) SevOne
8 8 (2.58%) Amdocs
8 8 (2.58%) Mapinfo
9 7 (2.26%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.26%) Microsoft
10 6 (1.94%) Siemens
11 5 (1.61%) Oracle
12 4 (1.29%) Nortel
12 4 (1.29%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.29%) Remedy
12 4 (1.29%) F5
12 4 (1.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
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