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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 121 137 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -63
Contract jobs citing 3G 141 108 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.55% 1.22% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.09% 6.77% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 18 35
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£250 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.89% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £181 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £322 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 - £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 - £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £28.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+26.95% -10.15%
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
1742 1596 1500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.12% 18.07% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 671 605
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +23 131 £230 -18.58% 28
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £500 -
Hampshire +3 3 £210 -25.66%
Surrey -16 2 £298 +12.26%
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (66.76%) Telecoms
2 220 (63.04%) 4G
3 194 (55.59%) 2G
4 167 (47.85%) LTE
5 141 (40.40%) Radio Access Network
6 63 (18.05%) GSM
7 61 (17.48%) Ericsson
8 54 (15.47%) Network Planning
9 49 (14.04%) Wireless
10 45 (12.89%) Nokia
11 41 (11.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 38 (10.89%) NSN NetAct
13 35 (10.03%) RNC
13 35 (10.03%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (10.03%) SS7
14 33 (9.46%) UMTS
15 29 (8.31%) SQL
15 29 (8.31%) VoLTE
16 27 (7.74%) Cramer
16 27 (7.74%) 3GPP
17 26 (7.45%) MS Excel
17 26 (7.45%) SIGTRAN
18 25 (7.16%) TCP/IP
18 25 (7.16%) HP
19 24 (6.88%) SLA
19 24 (6.88%) Perl
19 24 (6.88%) Project Management
19 24 (6.88%) Network Design
20 23 (6.59%) Linux
20 23 (6.59%) C

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.01%) MS Office
3 7 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.43%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) Maya
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.72%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 220 (63.04%) 4G
2 194 (55.59%) 2G
3 167 (47.85%) LTE
4 141 (40.40%) Radio Access Network
5 63 (18.05%) GSM
6 49 (14.04%) Wireless
7 35 (10.03%) RNC
7 35 (10.03%) Wi-Fi
7 35 (10.03%) SS7
8 33 (9.46%) UMTS
9 29 (8.31%) VoLTE
10 27 (7.74%) 3GPP
11 26 (7.45%) SIGTRAN
12 25 (7.16%) TCP/IP
13 20 (5.73%) ATM
14 18 (5.16%) Internet
14 18 (5.16%) Diameter Protocol
15 17 (4.87%) Wireshark
16 16 (4.58%) WiMAX
17 14 (4.01%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.15%) MS Access
2 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
General
1 233 (66.76%) Telecoms
2 17 (4.87%) Electronics
3 13 (3.72%) Billing
4 10 (2.87%) Finance
5 6 (1.72%) Back Office
6 4 (1.15%) Retail
7 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (11.46%) Test Engineer
2 38 (10.89%) RAN Engineer
3 28 (8.02%) Integration Engineer
4 21 (6.02%) Architect
5 20 (5.73%) Delivery Manager
6 19 (5.44%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.30%) Design Engineer
7 15 (4.30%) Radio Engineer
8 14 (4.01%) Tester
8 14 (4.01%) Network Planner
9 13 (3.72%) Performance Engineer
9 13 (3.72%) Voice Engineer
10 12 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.15%) Analyst
11 11 (3.15%) Configuration Engineer
11 11 (3.15%) RAN Configuration Engineer
12 10 (2.87%) OSS Architect
13 9 (2.58%) Wireless Engineer
13 9 (2.58%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.58%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.01%) XML
2 2 (0.57%) XMPP
3 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.01%) Replication
3 7 (2.01%) PKI
3 7 (2.01%) Statistics
4 6 (1.72%) Handset
5 5 (1.43%) Economics
6 3 (0.86%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.29%) IPTV
8 1 (0.29%) GIS
8 1 (0.29%) PMI
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.59%) Linux
2 20 (5.73%) UNIX
3 7 (2.01%) Windows
3 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.15%) VMS
5 4 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (15.47%) Network Planning
2 24 (6.88%) Project Management
2 24 (6.88%) Network Design
3 21 (6.02%) Network Architecture
4 18 (5.16%) ITIL
5 17 (4.87%) PRINCE2
5 17 (4.87%) Validation
6 13 (3.72%) Performance Engineering
6 13 (3.72%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (3.15%) Service Delivery
7 11 (3.15%) OOD
8 10 (2.87%) CRM
8 10 (2.87%) OO
8 10 (2.87%) Software Engineering
9 9 (2.58%) UML
9 9 (2.58%) Performance Management
10 8 (2.29%) Test Planning
11 7 (2.01%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (1.72%) System Testing
13 5 (1.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.31%) SQL
2 24 (6.88%) Perl
3 23 (6.59%) C
4 13 (3.72%) C++
5 8 (2.29%) Embedded C
6 7 (2.01%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.57%) Python
8 1 (0.29%) Ruby
8 1 (0.29%) Java
8 1 (0.29%) C#
8 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (6.30%) Degree
2 14 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (4.01%) HNC
2 14 (4.01%) HND
3 12 (3.44%) CCNP
4 8 (2.29%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.01%) CCNA
6 6 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.43%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.15%) ISEB
9 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) CISSP
10 2 (0.57%) PMP
10 2 (0.57%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.57%) CCSE
10 2 (0.57%) CCSA
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.29%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.88%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) BitLocker
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 38 (10.89%) NSN NetAct
2 21 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.87%) OpenView
3 10 (2.87%) HP NNM
4 5 (1.43%) Netcool
5 4 (1.15%) SCCM
6 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.29%) Iperf
Vendors
1 61 (17.48%) Ericsson
2 45 (12.89%) Nokia
3 41 (11.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 27 (7.74%) Cramer
5 25 (7.16%) HP
6 16 (4.58%) Actix
7 15 (4.30%) Oracle
7 15 (4.30%) Cisco
7 15 (4.30%) Nortel
8 13 (3.72%) Amdocs
9 12 (3.44%) Microsoft
9 12 (3.44%) Huawei
10 10 (2.87%) SevOne
11 7 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.01%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.72%) F5
12 6 (1.72%) Mapinfo
12 6 (1.72%) Siemens
13 4 (1.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (1.15%) Greenplum
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