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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 114 123 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -78
Contract jobs citing 3G 161 125 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 1.46% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.49% 8.72% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 58
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £169 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.17% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £14.75 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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
1897 1434 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.18% 16.72% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 661 695
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 182
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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 +16 135 £350 +29.62% 7
Surrey 0 17 £285 +39.02% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £300 -
Hampshire -18 3 £220 +22.22%
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 238 (66.85%) Telecoms
2 178 (50.00%) 4G
3 176 (49.44%) LTE
4 129 (36.24%) 2G
5 123 (34.55%) Radio Access Network
6 88 (24.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 78 (21.91%) Project Management
8 68 (19.10%) Degree
9 63 (17.70%) Ericsson
10 54 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
11 51 (14.33%) Broadband
12 48 (13.48%) VoLTE
13 47 (13.20%) Huawei
14 43 (12.08%) Validation
15 40 (11.24%) Internet
16 37 (10.39%) SLA
17 34 (9.55%) Billing
18 32 (8.99%) ITIL
18 32 (8.99%) Nokia
19 31 (8.71%) UNIX
19 31 (8.71%) GSM
20 30 (8.43%) Finance
21 29 (8.15%) DNS
22 28 (7.87%) Computer Science
23 27 (7.58%) PRINCE2
24 26 (7.30%) Linux
24 26 (7.30%) INAP
25 25 (7.02%) MS Excel
25 25 (7.02%) Microsoft
26 24 (6.74%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 15 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (0.84%) Lync
4 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.74%) MS Office
3 13 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.28%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 178 (50.00%) 4G
2 176 (49.44%) LTE
3 129 (36.24%) 2G
4 123 (34.55%) Radio Access Network
5 51 (14.33%) Broadband
6 48 (13.48%) VoLTE
7 40 (11.24%) Internet
8 31 (8.71%) GSM
9 29 (8.15%) DNS
10 26 (7.30%) INAP
11 24 (6.74%) Wireless
11 24 (6.74%) Ethernet
12 23 (6.46%) 3GPP
13 22 (6.18%) RANAP
14 21 (5.90%) UMTS
14 21 (5.90%) GPRS
15 20 (5.62%) SGSN
16 17 (4.78%) ISUP
17 16 (4.49%) ATM
18 15 (4.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.09%) MySQL
1 11 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (1.97%) MS Access
3 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 238 (66.85%) Telecoms
2 34 (9.55%) Billing
3 30 (8.43%) Finance
4 15 (4.21%) Marketing
5 10 (2.81%) Back Office
6 8 (2.25%) Legal
7 6 (1.69%) Retail
8 4 (1.12%) Electronics
9 3 (0.84%) Law
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (14.61%) Architect
2 38 (10.67%) Solutions Architect
2 38 (10.67%) Test Engineer
3 21 (5.90%) Design Engineer
3 21 (5.90%) RAN Engineer
4 20 (5.62%) Delivery Manager
5 18 (5.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 18 (5.06%) Senior Architect
6 16 (4.49%) Designer
7 14 (3.93%) Support Engineer
8 12 (3.37%) Project Manager
8 12 (3.37%) Voice Engineer
9 11 (3.09%) Consultant
9 11 (3.09%) Developer
9 11 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (2.81%) Analyst
10 10 (2.81%) Service Manager
11 8 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (2.25%) Coordinator
11 8 (2.25%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.53%) XML
2 5 (1.40%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (1.40%) SOAP
3 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.37%) GIS
4 11 (3.09%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.97%) Replication
6 4 (1.12%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.12%) User Experience
7 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.56%) Handset
9 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.28%) VHDL
9 1 (0.28%) Economics
9 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.28%) Statistics
9 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.28%) DTV
9 1 (0.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.71%) UNIX
2 26 (7.30%) Linux
3 17 (4.78%) Windows
4 12 (3.37%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.81%) VMS
6 7 (1.97%) Android
7 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.40%) Solaris
8 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (21.91%) Project Management
2 43 (12.08%) Validation
3 32 (8.99%) ITIL
4 27 (7.58%) PRINCE2
5 18 (5.06%) Configuration Management
5 18 (5.06%) Network Architecture
6 17 (4.78%) Change Management
7 15 (4.21%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.21%) Capacity Management
7 15 (4.21%) Problem Management
7 15 (4.21%) Performance Management
8 14 (3.93%) Migration
8 14 (3.93%) Network Planning
9 11 (3.09%) Service Management
10 10 (2.81%) Project Planning
10 10 (2.81%) Coaching
11 9 (2.53%) Performance Improvement
11 9 (2.53%) ETL
11 9 (2.53%) Security Management
12 8 (2.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.74%) SQL
2 16 (4.49%) C
2 16 (4.49%) Perl
3 13 (3.65%) C++
4 11 (3.09%) Java
5 8 (2.25%) C#
6 4 (1.12%) Embedded C
6 4 (1.12%) Embedded C++
7 3 (0.84%) VBA
8 1 (0.28%) VC++
8 1 (0.28%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (19.10%) Degree
2 10 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.69%) HNC
5 6 (1.69%) HND
5 6 (1.69%) CCNA
6 4 (1.12%) CCNP
6 4 (1.12%) PMP
6 4 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.56%) MCP
7 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) CCA
8 1 (0.28%) CISSP
8 1 (0.28%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.39%) SLA
2 8 (2.25%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.84%) NFS
2 3 (0.84%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.56%) NDS
4 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (4.21%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.12%) Netcool
3 4 (1.12%) OpenView
4 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 88 (24.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 63 (17.70%) Ericsson
3 47 (13.20%) Huawei
4 32 (8.99%) Nokia
5 25 (7.02%) Microsoft
6 18 (5.06%) Oracle
6 18 (5.06%) HP
7 17 (4.78%) Cisco
8 16 (4.49%) Nortel
8 16 (4.49%) Mapinfo
9 14 (3.93%) Cramer
9 14 (3.93%) Business Objects
10 11 (3.09%) Greenplum
11 10 (2.81%) TIBCO
12 8 (2.25%) BT
13 7 (1.97%) Amdocs
14 6 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 6 (1.69%) F5
15 5 (1.40%) Juniper
15 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
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