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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 184 135 134
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -1
Contract jobs citing 3G 79 140 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 1.49% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 7.76% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 21
Median daily rate £280 £260 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.50% -2.66%
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
1743 1803 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.53% 19.13% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 883 760
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 100
Median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +58.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -43 52 £243 -6.73%
Hampshire +19 10 - - 1
Surrey -1 7 £326 +55.35%
West Sussex - 6 £335 -
Buckinghamshire +8 4 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for 3G.

1 130 (68.42%) 4G
2 116 (61.05%) Telecoms
3 95 (50.00%) LTE
4 83 (43.68%) 2G
5 66 (34.74%) Radio Access Network
6 47 (24.74%) Nokia
7 46 (24.21%) Wireless
8 38 (20.00%) Huawei
9 33 (17.37%) Ericsson
9 33 (17.37%) SLA
10 31 (16.32%) ITIL
11 29 (15.26%) Nokia Networks
12 28 (14.74%) Project Management
12 28 (14.74%) Degree
12 28 (14.74%) Back Office
13 22 (11.58%) HNC
14 21 (11.05%) Service Delivery
15 20 (10.53%) Siemens
16 19 (10.00%) High Availability
17 18 (9.47%) Virtual Machines
17 18 (9.47%) BT
17 18 (9.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 17 (8.95%) Cisco
18 17 (8.95%) Network Design
18 17 (8.95%) Network Architecture
18 17 (8.95%) Diameter Protocol
19 16 (8.42%) Virgin Media
19 16 (8.42%) Arqiva
19 16 (8.42%) Telindus
19 16 (8.42%) ZTE

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.74%) MS Office
4 5 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Traffica
2 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 130 (68.42%) 4G
2 95 (50.00%) LTE
3 83 (43.68%) 2G
4 66 (34.74%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (24.21%) Wireless
6 17 (8.95%) Diameter Protocol
7 16 (8.42%) SIGTRAN
8 15 (7.89%) LDAP
8 15 (7.89%) VoLTE
9 14 (7.37%) OSPF
10 13 (6.84%) IPsec
10 13 (6.84%) MGW
10 13 (6.84%) RNC
11 12 (6.32%) ATM
11 12 (6.32%) INAP
12 11 (5.79%) BGP
12 11 (5.79%) DNS
12 11 (5.79%) GSM
12 11 (5.79%) UMTS
13 10 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.63%) MS Access
3 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
General
1 116 (61.05%) Telecoms
2 28 (14.74%) Back Office
3 13 (6.84%) Billing
4 9 (4.74%) Finance
5 8 (4.21%) Front Office
6 5 (2.63%) Retail
7 4 (2.11%) Electronics
7 4 (2.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (10.00%) Architect
1 19 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (9.47%) Test Engineer
3 17 (8.95%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (7.37%) Network Engineer
5 10 (5.26%) 3G Engineer
5 10 (5.26%) Embedded Engineer
5 10 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (5.26%) Mobile Engineer
5 10 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 10 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 10 (5.26%) VHDL Engineer
6 9 (4.74%) Designer
6 9 (4.74%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 9 (4.74%) Telecoms Manager
7 8 (4.21%) 4G Engineer
7 8 (4.21%) Optimisation Engineer
7 8 (4.21%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.21%) Transmission Engineer
8 7 (3.68%) LTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.89%) SPML
2 13 (6.84%) SOAP
3 3 (1.58%) XML
4 1 (0.53%) HTML
4 1 (0.53%) HTML5
4 1 (0.53%) Web Services
4 1 (0.53%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.37%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.84%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.26%) VHDL
4 9 (4.74%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.68%) PKI
7 5 (2.63%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.63%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.63%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.11%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.11%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.58%) User Experience
9 3 (1.58%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.05%) Handset
10 2 (1.05%) PMI
10 2 (1.05%) Statistics
11 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.16%) Unix
2 5 (2.63%) Linux
3 4 (2.11%) Windows
4 3 (1.58%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.32%) ITIL
2 28 (14.74%) Project Management
3 21 (11.05%) Service Delivery
4 19 (10.00%) High Availability
5 17 (8.95%) Network Architecture
5 17 (8.95%) Network Design
6 14 (7.37%) Change Management
7 13 (6.84%) Service Management
8 12 (6.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.79%) Integration Testing
10 10 (5.26%) eTOM
10 10 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 9 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.74%) Embedded Software Development
12 8 (4.21%) Change Control
12 8 (4.21%) Configuration Management
13 7 (3.68%) Matrix Organization
13 7 (3.68%) Performance Management
13 7 (3.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.37%) C
2 9 (4.74%) Embedded C
3 8 (4.21%) SQL
4 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.53%) C++
5 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (14.74%) Degree
2 22 (11.58%) HNC
3 16 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.37%) HND
5 6 (3.16%) CCNP
6 3 (1.58%) CCNA
6 3 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.05%) CCSA
7 2 (1.05%) CCSE
7 2 (1.05%) CISSP
7 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CCIE
8 1 (0.53%) ISEB
8 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (17.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 18 (9.47%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.05%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (3.68%) Amdocs OSS
3 6 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.16%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.53%) Netcool
5 1 (0.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (24.74%) Nokia
2 38 (20.00%) Huawei
3 33 (17.37%) Ericsson
4 29 (15.26%) Nokia Networks
5 20 (10.53%) Siemens
6 18 (9.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 18 (9.47%) BT
7 17 (8.95%) Cisco
8 16 (8.42%) Arqiva
8 16 (8.42%) NetCracker
8 16 (8.42%) Telindus
8 16 (8.42%) Virgin Media
8 16 (8.42%) ZTE
9 13 (6.84%) Microsoft
10 11 (5.79%) Remedy
11 10 (5.26%) Juniper
12 9 (4.74%) F5
12 9 (4.74%) Nortel
12 9 (4.74%) Tellabs
13 8 (4.21%) Cramer