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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 169 124 149
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +25
Contract jobs citing 3G 101 151 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.62% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 8.14% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 16
Median daily rate £335 £250 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £345 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.97% +104.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.36%
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
1912 1855 1659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.91% 19.85% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 891 721
Median daily rate £375 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 104 105
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +61.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -31 71 £310 +36.26% 3
Hampshire +16 15 - - 2
West Sussex - 6 £335 -
Surrey -8 5 £383 +50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 140 (68.97%) 4G
2 125 (61.58%) Telecoms
3 89 (43.84%) 2G
4 84 (41.38%) LTE
5 70 (34.48%) Radio Access Network
6 49 (24.14%) Nokia
7 42 (20.69%) Wireless
8 39 (19.21%) ITIL
9 35 (17.24%) Huawei
10 31 (15.27%) Ericsson
11 28 (13.79%) Project Management
11 28 (13.79%) SLA
12 27 (13.30%) Back Office
13 25 (12.32%) Nokia Networks
14 23 (11.33%) Degree
15 21 (10.34%) Service Delivery
15 21 (10.34%) HNC
16 20 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (9.85%) High Availability
17 19 (9.36%) Diameter Protocol
18 18 (8.87%) Siemens
18 18 (8.87%) VoLTE
19 17 (8.37%) Network Architecture
19 17 (8.37%) HND
19 17 (8.37%) Cisco
19 17 (8.37%) Network Design
20 16 (7.88%) Computer Science
20 16 (7.88%) SIGTRAN
20 16 (7.88%) BT
20 16 (7.88%) OSPF

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 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.43%) MS Office
3 7 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Traffica
2 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 140 (68.97%) 4G
2 89 (43.84%) 2G
3 84 (41.38%) LTE
4 70 (34.48%) Radio Access Network
5 42 (20.69%) Wireless
6 19 (9.36%) Diameter Protocol
7 18 (8.87%) VoLTE
8 16 (7.88%) OSPF
8 16 (7.88%) SIGTRAN
9 15 (7.39%) IPsec
9 15 (7.39%) LDAP
9 15 (7.39%) RNC
10 14 (6.90%) ATM
11 13 (6.40%) DNS
11 13 (6.40%) MGW
12 12 (5.91%) Ethernet
12 12 (5.91%) GSM
12 12 (5.91%) INAP
12 12 (5.91%) UMTS
13 11 (5.42%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (0.99%) GIS
1 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.49%) MS Access
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
General
1 125 (61.58%) Telecoms
2 27 (13.30%) Back Office
3 15 (7.39%) Billing
4 9 (4.43%) Finance
5 8 (3.94%) Front Office
6 4 (1.97%) Electronics
7 3 (1.48%) Retail
8 2 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (9.36%) Architect
1 19 (9.36%) Test Engineer
2 18 (8.87%) RAN Engineer
3 17 (8.37%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (7.39%) 3G Engineer
5 14 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.42%) Mobile Engineer
6 11 (5.42%) Optimisation Engineer
6 11 (5.42%) Telecoms Manager
6 11 (5.42%) Transmission Engineer
7 10 (4.93%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (4.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 10 (4.93%) LTE Engineer
7 10 (4.93%) Network Architect
7 10 (4.93%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.93%) VHDL Engineer
8 9 (4.43%) 4G Engineer
8 9 (4.43%) Delivery Manager
8 9 (4.43%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.43%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.39%) SPML
2 13 (6.40%) SOAP
3 5 (2.46%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) HTML5
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.88%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.93%) VHDL
3 9 (4.43%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.45%) PKI
6 6 (2.96%) User Experience
7 5 (2.46%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.46%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.46%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.97%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.97%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.99%) Handset
9 2 (0.99%) PMI
10 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.96%) Linux
2 5 (2.46%) Unix
2 5 (2.46%) Windows
3 3 (1.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.49%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.21%) ITIL
2 28 (13.79%) Project Management
3 21 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 20 (9.85%) High Availability
5 17 (8.37%) Network Architecture
5 17 (8.37%) Network Design
6 14 (6.90%) Change Management
7 12 (5.91%) Service Management
8 11 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (5.42%) Integration Testing
8 11 (5.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (5.42%) Software Engineering
9 10 (4.93%) eTOM
10 9 (4.43%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (3.94%) Change Control
11 8 (3.94%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (3.45%) Validation
13 6 (2.96%) Information Management
13 6 (2.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.39%) C
2 10 (4.93%) Embedded C
3 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.48%) SQL
5 1 (0.49%) C++
5 1 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (11.33%) Degree
2 21 (10.34%) HNC
3 20 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (8.37%) HND
5 10 (4.93%) CCNP
6 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.48%) CCNA
7 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.99%) CCSA
8 2 (0.99%) CCSE
8 2 (0.99%) CISSP
9 1 (0.49%) CCIE
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB
9 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.49%) PMP
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) MISRA
2 1 (0.49%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.39%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.99%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.49%) Netcool
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (24.14%) Nokia
2 35 (17.24%) Huawei
3 31 (15.27%) Ericsson
4 25 (12.32%) Nokia Networks
5 18 (8.87%) Siemens
6 17 (8.37%) Cisco
7 16 (7.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 16 (7.88%) BT
8 14 (6.90%) Arqiva
8 14 (6.90%) NetCracker
8 14 (6.90%) Telindus
8 14 (6.90%) Virgin Media
8 14 (6.90%) ZTE
9 12 (5.91%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.93%) Juniper
11 9 (4.43%) F5
11 9 (4.43%) Mapinfo
12 6 (2.96%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (2.96%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds
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