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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 167 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +2
Contract jobs citing 3G 112 166 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.82% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 9.15% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 20
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£266 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £475 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £40.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.27% +51.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £38.05 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £42.45 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% +22.64%
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
1836 1814 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.23% 19.86% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -10 95 £270 -25.00% 6
Surrey -6 9 £260 - 1
Buckinghamshire -25 3 £190 -55.29%
Oxfordshire -23 2 £270 -32.50%
Hampshire -24 2 £225 -21.05% 2
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 175 (69.17%) 4G
2 164 (64.82%) Telecoms
3 128 (50.59%) LTE
4 117 (46.25%) 2G
5 91 (35.97%) Radio Access Network
6 39 (15.42%) VoLTE
7 31 (12.25%) GSM
8 29 (11.46%) Wireless
8 29 (11.46%) Ericsson
9 28 (11.07%) 3GPP
10 27 (10.67%) UNIX
10 27 (10.67%) Nokia
10 27 (10.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 25 (9.88%) Project Management
12 24 (9.49%) MS Excel
12 24 (9.49%) TCP/IP
12 24 (9.49%) Validation
13 23 (9.09%) Linux
13 23 (9.09%) HP
14 22 (8.70%) Cisco
14 22 (8.70%) UMTS
14 22 (8.70%) RNC
15 21 (8.30%) Network Architecture
15 21 (8.30%) Internet
16 20 (7.91%) Network Design
17 19 (7.51%) Huawei
17 19 (7.51%) SS7
18 18 (7.11%) Ethernet
18 18 (7.11%) SLA
18 18 (7.11%) SIGTRAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.40%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.93%) MS Office
3 14 (5.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Metrica
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 175 (69.17%) 4G
2 128 (50.59%) LTE
3 117 (46.25%) 2G
4 91 (35.97%) Radio Access Network
5 39 (15.42%) VoLTE
6 31 (12.25%) GSM
7 29 (11.46%) Wireless
8 28 (11.07%) 3GPP
9 24 (9.49%) TCP/IP
10 22 (8.70%) UMTS
10 22 (8.70%) RNC
11 21 (8.30%) Internet
12 19 (7.51%) SS7
13 18 (7.11%) SIGTRAN
13 18 (7.11%) Ethernet
14 17 (6.72%) Firewall
14 17 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (6.32%) ATM
15 16 (6.32%) Diameter Protocol
16 14 (5.53%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.53%) MS Access
2 7 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) LabVIEW
General
1 164 (64.82%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.56%) Back Office
2 9 (3.56%) Electronics
3 7 (2.77%) Finance
4 6 (2.37%) Billing
5 3 (1.19%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (11.86%) Test Engineer
2 18 (7.11%) Architect
2 18 (7.11%) Design Engineer
3 17 (6.72%) Delivery Manager
4 15 (5.93%) Project Manager
5 14 (5.53%) Tester
5 14 (5.53%) Network Engineer
5 14 (5.53%) RAN Engineer
6 13 (5.14%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.35%) Analyst
7 11 (4.35%) Technical Tester
7 11 (4.35%) OSS Architect
8 10 (3.95%) Designer
8 10 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.16%) Delivery Project Manager
9 8 (3.16%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (3.16%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.77%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (2.77%) Build Manager
10 7 (2.77%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.35%) XML
2 5 (1.98%) CSS
3 2 (0.79%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.40%) SOAP
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.56%) Handset
2 9 (3.56%) PKI
3 6 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.98%) Economics
5 3 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.79%) GIS
6 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.67%) UNIX
2 23 (9.09%) Linux
3 6 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.98%) Solaris
5 4 (1.58%) Windows
6 2 (0.79%) VMS
6 2 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.88%) Project Management
2 24 (9.49%) Validation
3 21 (8.30%) Network Architecture
4 20 (7.91%) Network Design
5 13 (5.14%) ITIL
6 11 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.56%) Network Planning
8 9 (3.56%) Test Planning
9 8 (3.16%) Line Management
9 8 (3.16%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.16%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.16%) Migration
10 7 (2.77%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.37%) Test Management
11 6 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (1.98%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (1.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.53%) SQL
2 11 (4.35%) Perl
3 10 (3.95%) C
4 5 (1.98%) C++
5 3 (1.19%) MapBasic
6 2 (0.79%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.79%) Embedded C++
6 2 (0.79%) Java
7 1 (0.40%) C#
7 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (6.72%) CCNP
1 17 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (6.72%) Degree
2 11 (4.35%) CCNA
3 7 (2.77%) HND
4 6 (2.37%) HNC
4 6 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.19%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.19%) ISEB
5 3 (1.19%) CISSP
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.79%) CCSA
6 2 (0.79%) CCSE
6 2 (0.79%) JNCIS
6 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.79%) MCP
6 2 (0.79%) MCSE
6 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.79%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.40%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (5.93%) OpenView
2 12 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (3.95%) HP NNM
4 8 (3.16%) NSN NetAct
5 5 (1.98%) Cacti
6 3 (1.19%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.79%) Netcool
8 1 (0.40%) OPNET
8 1 (0.40%) Nessus
8 1 (0.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.40%) Iperf
Vendors
1 29 (11.46%) Ericsson
2 27 (10.67%) Nokia
2 27 (10.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 23 (9.09%) HP
4 22 (8.70%) Cisco
5 19 (7.51%) Huawei
6 10 (3.95%) SevOne
7 9 (3.56%) Mapinfo
8 8 (3.16%) Cramer
8 8 (3.16%) Amdocs
9 6 (2.37%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.37%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.58%) Juniper
10 4 (1.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (1.58%) Nortel
10 4 (1.58%) NEC
10 4 (1.58%) Fortinet
10 4 (1.58%) F5
10 4 (1.58%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.19%) ComArch
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