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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 84 121 40
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -81
Contract jobs citing 3G 195 134 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.11% 1.54% 3.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.67% 8.61% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 39
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£319 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £248 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £397 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £27.45 £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £35.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
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
1828 1556 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.79% 17.90% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 723 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 86 167
Average hourly rate £19.91 £23.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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 +11 145 £360 +8.67% 17
Hampshire 0 18 £260 -5.45% 3
Surrey - 16 £270 - 2
Buckinghamshire 0 10 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 215 (67.40%) Telecoms
2 173 (54.23%) LTE
3 138 (43.26%) 4G
4 133 (41.69%) 2G
5 95 (29.78%) Radio Access Network
6 85 (26.65%) Project Management
7 77 (24.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 62 (19.44%) Degree
9 55 (17.24%) Ericsson
10 49 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (14.73%) Huawei
12 38 (11.91%) Network Architecture
13 36 (11.29%) Broadband
14 35 (10.97%) SLA
15 33 (10.34%) Nokia
15 33 (10.34%) Validation
16 32 (10.03%) Internet
17 31 (9.72%) Ethernet
17 31 (9.72%) VoLTE
18 29 (9.09%) UNIX
19 26 (8.15%) Billing
19 26 (8.15%) ATM
19 26 (8.15%) SQL
19 26 (8.15%) UMTS
20 22 (6.90%) SDH
20 22 (6.90%) MS Excel
20 22 (6.90%) Computer Science
21 21 (6.58%) ITIL
21 21 (6.58%) GPRS
21 21 (6.58%) GSM

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (2.51%) SharePoint
1 8 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (0.63%) Lync
3 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.08%) MS Office
3 7 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.63%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 173 (54.23%) LTE
2 138 (43.26%) 4G
3 133 (41.69%) 2G
4 95 (29.78%) Radio Access Network
5 36 (11.29%) Broadband
6 32 (10.03%) Internet
7 31 (9.72%) Ethernet
7 31 (9.72%) VoLTE
8 26 (8.15%) UMTS
8 26 (8.15%) ATM
9 22 (6.90%) SDH
10 21 (6.58%) GPRS
10 21 (6.58%) GSM
11 20 (6.27%) RANAP
12 18 (5.64%) SGSN
12 18 (5.64%) INAP
12 18 (5.64%) Wireless
13 16 (5.02%) SMS
13 16 (5.02%) 3GPP
14 15 (4.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.51%) MS Access
1 8 (2.51%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (2.19%) MySQL
3 6 (1.88%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 215 (67.40%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.15%) Billing
3 18 (5.64%) Finance
4 15 (4.70%) Marketing
5 10 (3.13%) Back Office
6 4 (1.25%) Electronics
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.94%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 49 (15.36%) Architect
2 35 (10.97%) Design Engineer
3 34 (10.66%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (8.46%) Test Engineer
5 23 (7.21%) Senior Architect
6 20 (6.27%) RAN Engineer
6 20 (6.27%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.64%) Analyst
8 17 (5.33%) Transmission Engineer
8 17 (5.33%) Databuild Engineer
9 16 (5.02%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.39%) Transmission Design Engineer
11 11 (3.45%) Designer
11 11 (3.45%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
13 8 (2.51%) Deployment Manager
13 8 (2.51%) 3G Engineer
14 7 (2.19%) 2nd Line Support
14 7 (2.19%) Developer
15 6 (1.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.88%) XML
2 3 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.88%) GIS
5 5 (1.57%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.63%) VHDL
8 2 (0.63%) Statistics
8 2 (0.63%) Handset
8 2 (0.63%) DTV
8 2 (0.63%) PMI
9 1 (0.31%) ASIC
9 1 (0.31%) Replication
9 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.31%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.09%) UNIX
2 16 (5.02%) Windows
3 13 (4.08%) Linux
4 11 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.82%) VMS
6 7 (2.19%) Android
7 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (26.65%) Project Management
2 38 (11.91%) Network Architecture
3 33 (10.34%) Validation
4 21 (6.58%) ITIL
5 18 (5.64%) PRINCE2
6 17 (5.33%) Network Planning
7 15 (4.70%) Configuration Management
7 15 (4.70%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.76%) Statistical Analysis
9 11 (3.45%) Performance Management
9 11 (3.45%) Migration
10 10 (3.13%) Change Management
10 10 (3.13%) Capacity Management
11 8 (2.51%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (2.51%) Security Management
12 7 (2.19%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.19%) Supplier Management
12 7 (2.19%) Network Design
12 7 (2.19%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (1.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.15%) SQL
2 11 (3.45%) C
3 10 (3.13%) Perl
4 7 (2.19%) C++
5 6 (1.88%) Java
6 5 (1.57%) VBA
7 3 (0.94%) C#
8 1 (0.31%) VC++
8 1 (0.31%) Python
8 1 (0.31%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (19.44%) Degree
2 7 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.25%) PMP
5 4 (1.25%) HND
5 4 (1.25%) CCNP
5 4 (1.25%) CCNA
5 4 (1.25%) ISEB
6 3 (0.94%) HNC
7 2 (0.63%) CNA
7 2 (0.63%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CCA
8 1 (0.31%) CISSP
8 1 (0.31%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.97%) SLA
2 9 (2.82%) QA
3 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.94%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.63%) NDS
2 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (4.39%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.94%) Netcool
4 2 (0.63%) OpenView
4 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.63%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 77 (24.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 55 (17.24%) Ericsson
3 47 (14.73%) Huawei
4 33 (10.34%) Nokia
5 19 (5.96%) Mapinfo
6 18 (5.64%) Microsoft
7 17 (5.33%) Cisco
8 16 (5.02%) HP
9 13 (4.08%) Nortel
9 13 (4.08%) BT
9 13 (4.08%) NEC
10 11 (3.45%) Business Objects
11 10 (3.13%) Oracle
12 9 (2.82%) TIBCO
13 8 (2.51%) Juniper
14 7 (2.19%) Greenplum
14 7 (2.19%) Cramer
14 7 (2.19%) F5
15 6 (1.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 5 (1.57%) SAP
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