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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 105 146 64
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -82
Contract jobs citing 3G 166 104 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.68% 1.13% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.30% 6.19% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 10 38
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£255 £293 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £194 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £288
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £18.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £18.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.20%
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
2000 1681 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.19% 18.25% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 726 658
Average daily rate £361 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 107 165
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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 +23 149 £214 -29.33% 16
Surrey -11 9 £255 -3.77% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £500 - 2
Hampshire -6 3 £210 -25.66% 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 233 (67.54%) Telecoms
2 207 (60.00%) 4G
3 193 (55.94%) 2G
4 166 (48.12%) LTE
5 145 (42.03%) Radio Access Network
6 63 (18.26%) GSM
6 63 (18.26%) Ericsson
7 52 (15.07%) Network Planning
7 52 (15.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 46 (13.33%) Nokia
9 45 (13.04%) Wireless
10 38 (11.01%) NSN NetAct
11 35 (10.14%) SS7
12 34 (9.86%) RNC
13 29 (8.41%) SQL
14 27 (7.83%) MS Excel
14 27 (7.83%) 3GPP
14 27 (7.83%) UMTS
14 27 (7.83%) Project Management
15 26 (7.54%) SLA
15 26 (7.54%) Cramer
15 26 (7.54%) SIGTRAN
15 26 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (7.25%) VoLTE
16 25 (7.25%) Degree
17 24 (6.96%) Perl
18 23 (6.67%) ITIL
18 23 (6.67%) TCP/IP
18 23 (6.67%) Validation
18 23 (6.67%) Wi-Fi

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.64%) MS Office
3 6 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.45%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) Maya
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 207 (60.00%) 4G
2 193 (55.94%) 2G
3 166 (48.12%) LTE
4 145 (42.03%) Radio Access Network
5 63 (18.26%) GSM
6 45 (13.04%) Wireless
7 35 (10.14%) SS7
8 34 (9.86%) RNC
9 27 (7.83%) 3GPP
9 27 (7.83%) UMTS
10 26 (7.54%) SIGTRAN
11 25 (7.25%) VoLTE
12 23 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (6.67%) TCP/IP
13 22 (6.38%) DNS
14 21 (6.09%) Internet
15 19 (5.51%) ATM
16 18 (5.22%) Wireshark
17 16 (4.64%) SGSN
18 14 (4.06%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.19%) MS Access
2 4 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
General
1 233 (67.54%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.64%) Electronics
2 16 (4.64%) Billing
3 14 (4.06%) Finance
4 6 (1.74%) Back Office
5 5 (1.45%) Retail
6 3 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (13.04%) Test Engineer
2 36 (10.43%) RAN Engineer
3 29 (8.41%) Integration Engineer
4 25 (7.25%) Delivery Manager
5 19 (5.51%) Design Engineer
6 18 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.64%) Voice Engineer
8 14 (4.06%) Architect
8 14 (4.06%) Network Planner
9 13 (3.77%) Radio Engineer
9 13 (3.77%) Tester
10 11 (3.19%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) Performance Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) Configuration Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 10 (2.90%) Databuild Engineer
11 10 (2.90%) Network Engineer
12 9 (2.61%) Delivery Project Manager
12 9 (2.61%) Analyst
13 8 (2.32%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.03%) XML
2 3 (0.87%) SOAP
3 2 (0.58%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.90%) Replication
3 9 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.03%) Statistics
5 6 (1.74%) PKI
6 5 (1.45%) Economics
6 5 (1.45%) Handset
7 3 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.29%) User Experience
9 1 (0.29%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) PMI
9 1 (0.29%) IPTV
9 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.38%) UNIX
1 22 (6.38%) Linux
2 9 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (2.32%) Windows
4 6 (1.74%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.16%) VMS
6 3 (0.87%) Solaris
7 2 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.07%) Network Planning
2 27 (7.83%) Project Management
3 23 (6.67%) ITIL
3 23 (6.67%) Validation
4 20 (5.80%) PRINCE2
4 20 (5.80%) Network Architecture
5 19 (5.51%) Network Design
6 16 (4.64%) Service Delivery
7 12 (3.48%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (3.19%) Performance Engineering
9 10 (2.90%) Test Planning
9 10 (2.90%) CRM
10 9 (2.61%) Service Management
11 8 (2.32%) Performance Management
12 7 (2.03%) Data Entry
12 7 (2.03%) System Testing
12 7 (2.03%) OOD
12 7 (2.03%) Change Management
13 6 (1.74%) Configuration Management
13 6 (1.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.41%) SQL
2 24 (6.96%) Perl
3 19 (5.51%) C
4 9 (2.61%) C++
5 6 (1.74%) Embedded C
6 5 (1.45%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.58%) Python
8 1 (0.29%) Ruby
8 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.29%) Java
8 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (7.25%) Degree
2 14 (4.06%) HNC
2 14 (4.06%) HND
2 14 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (3.19%) CCNP
4 8 (2.32%) CCNA
4 8 (2.32%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.58%) CCSA
8 2 (0.58%) CCSE
8 2 (0.58%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.58%) PMP
8 2 (0.58%) ISEB
8 2 (0.58%) CISSP
8 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.16%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 38 (11.01%) NSN NetAct
2 21 (6.09%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.16%) SCCM
4 3 (0.87%) Netcool
4 3 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 63 (18.26%) Ericsson
2 52 (15.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 46 (13.33%) Nokia
4 26 (7.54%) Cramer
5 17 (4.93%) Cisco
6 16 (4.64%) Actix
7 15 (4.35%) Huawei
7 15 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 15 (4.35%) HP
7 15 (4.35%) Oracle
8 14 (4.06%) Nortel
9 12 (3.48%) Amdocs
10 9 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.74%) Siemens
11 6 (1.74%) F5
12 4 (1.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (1.16%) Business Objects
13 3 (0.87%) Mapinfo
13 3 (0.87%) Remedy
14 2 (0.58%) Blue Coat
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