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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 86 108 41
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -67
Contract jobs citing 3G 205 143 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.12% 1.69% 3.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.89% 9.68% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 24 52
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£313 £313 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £14.90 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £39.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.66% -14.28%
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
1883 1477 1975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.44% 17.49% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 684 633
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 99 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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
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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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 +14 155 £360 +20.00% 16
Surrey +12 19 £310 -
Hampshire -3 19 £251 +10.32% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 6 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
3G
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3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 222 (66.87%) Telecoms
2 168 (50.60%) LTE
3 159 (47.89%) 4G
4 123 (37.05%) 2G
5 94 (28.31%) Radio Access Network
6 82 (24.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 79 (23.80%) Project Management
8 69 (20.78%) Degree
9 51 (15.36%) Ericsson
10 49 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
11 44 (13.25%) Huawei
12 42 (12.65%) Broadband
13 39 (11.75%) VoLTE
14 38 (11.45%) Internet
15 36 (10.84%) Validation
15 36 (10.84%) Network Architecture
16 35 (10.54%) SLA
17 32 (9.64%) Billing
18 31 (9.34%) UNIX
19 26 (7.83%) UMTS
19 26 (7.83%) Nokia
20 25 (7.53%) Computer Science
21 24 (7.23%) GPRS
21 24 (7.23%) GSM
21 24 (7.23%) Finance
22 22 (6.63%) Wireless
22 22 (6.63%) Ethernet
22 22 (6.63%) INAP
23 21 (6.33%) 3GPP
23 21 (6.33%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 9 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (0.90%) Lync
4 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.12%) MS Office
3 10 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 168 (50.60%) LTE
2 159 (47.89%) 4G
3 123 (37.05%) 2G
4 94 (28.31%) Radio Access Network
5 42 (12.65%) Broadband
6 39 (11.75%) VoLTE
7 38 (11.45%) Internet
8 26 (7.83%) UMTS
9 24 (7.23%) GPRS
9 24 (7.23%) GSM
10 22 (6.63%) Ethernet
10 22 (6.63%) Wireless
10 22 (6.63%) INAP
11 21 (6.33%) RANAP
11 21 (6.33%) SGSN
11 21 (6.33%) 3GPP
12 16 (4.82%) GGSN
12 16 (4.82%) ISUP
13 15 (4.52%) DNS
14 14 (4.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.71%) MySQL
2 9 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (2.71%) MS Access
3 4 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 222 (66.87%) Telecoms
2 32 (9.64%) Billing
3 24 (7.23%) Finance
4 15 (4.52%) Marketing
5 11 (3.31%) Back Office
6 5 (1.51%) Legal
7 4 (1.20%) Electronics
8 3 (0.90%) Law
8 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 56 (16.87%) Architect
2 39 (11.75%) Solutions Architect
3 32 (9.64%) Test Engineer
4 24 (7.23%) Design Engineer
5 20 (6.02%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 20 (6.02%) Senior Architect
6 15 (4.52%) Project Manager
7 13 (3.92%) Analyst
7 13 (3.92%) Designer
8 12 (3.61%) RAN Engineer
8 12 (3.61%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
10 10 (3.01%) Developer
10 10 (3.01%) Consultant
11 9 (2.71%) Voice Engineer
11 9 (2.71%) 3G Engineer
12 8 (2.41%) Deployment Manager
13 7 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (2.11%) Databuild Engineer
13 7 (2.11%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.41%) XML
2 4 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.76%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 11 (3.31%) GIS
4 7 (2.11%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.90%) Replication
7 2 (0.60%) VHDL
7 2 (0.60%) DTV
7 2 (0.60%) PMI
7 2 (0.60%) User Experience
7 2 (0.60%) Statistics
7 2 (0.60%) Handset
8 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.30%) ASIC
8 1 (0.30%) Economics
8 1 (0.30%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.34%) UNIX
2 19 (5.72%) Linux
3 15 (4.52%) Windows
4 11 (3.31%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.01%) VMS
6 7 (2.11%) Android
7 5 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.80%) Project Management
2 36 (10.84%) Validation
2 36 (10.84%) Network Architecture
3 20 (6.02%) ITIL
4 18 (5.42%) PRINCE2
5 15 (4.52%) Problem Management
6 13 (3.92%) Configuration Management
7 12 (3.61%) Migration
7 12 (3.61%) Capacity Management
8 11 (3.31%) Performance Management
9 10 (3.01%) Change Management
10 9 (2.71%) Network Planning
11 8 (2.41%) Software Engineering
11 8 (2.41%) Security Management
11 8 (2.41%) Supplier Management
11 8 (2.41%) Project Planning
12 7 (2.11%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (2.11%) Matrix Management
12 7 (2.11%) Dependency Management
12 7 (2.11%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.33%) SQL
2 16 (4.82%) C
3 14 (4.22%) Perl
4 12 (3.61%) C++
5 9 (2.71%) Java
6 6 (1.81%) C#
7 5 (1.51%) VBA
8 4 (1.20%) Embedded C
8 4 (1.20%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.30%) VC++
9 1 (0.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 69 (20.78%) Degree
2 8 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.81%) HND
4 6 (1.81%) CCNP
4 6 (1.81%) CCNA
4 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.51%) HNC
6 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.90%) ISEB
7 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.60%) PMP
8 2 (0.60%) CNA
8 2 (0.60%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.30%) CISM
9 1 (0.30%) MCDST
9 1 (0.30%) CCA
9 1 (0.30%) CISSP
9 1 (0.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.54%) SLA
2 10 (3.01%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.90%) NFS
2 3 (0.90%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.60%) NDS
4 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.41%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.20%) OpenView
3 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.90%) Netcool
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 82 (24.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 51 (15.36%) Ericsson
3 44 (13.25%) Huawei
4 26 (7.83%) Nokia
5 17 (5.12%) HP
5 17 (5.12%) Microsoft
6 16 (4.82%) Cisco
6 16 (4.82%) Mapinfo
7 13 (3.92%) Oracle
7 13 (3.92%) Business Objects
8 10 (3.01%) Nortel
8 10 (3.01%) TIBCO
9 9 (2.71%) BT
9 9 (2.71%) Greenplum
9 9 (2.71%) Cramer
10 8 (2.41%) Juniper
11 6 (1.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (1.81%) F5
12 5 (1.51%) NEC
12 5 (1.51%) SAP
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