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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 167 193 119
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -74
Contract jobs citing 3G 79 71 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.75% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.04% 4.00% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 40
Median daily rate £280 £290 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £362 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-38.46% -23.52%
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
1568 1776 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.26% 18.84% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 959 880
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 115 112
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 +15 53 £325 +4.00% 1
Surrey +22 16 £270 +0.93% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 5 - -
Hampshire +18 2 £163 -23.52%
West Sussex - 2 £374 - 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 89 (72.95%) 4G
2 70 (57.38%) 2G
3 67 (54.92%) Telecoms
4 60 (49.18%) LTE
5 36 (29.51%) Ericsson
6 34 (27.87%) Huawei
7 31 (25.41%) Radio Access Network
8 27 (22.13%) Nokia Networks
8 27 (22.13%) Nokia
9 24 (19.67%) ITIL
10 23 (18.85%) Cisco
11 20 (16.39%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (16.39%) Back Office
12 19 (15.57%) MS Office
13 18 (14.75%) CCNP
13 18 (14.75%) TCP/IP
13 18 (14.75%) Juniper
13 18 (14.75%) Network Architecture
14 17 (13.93%) Wireless
14 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
14 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
15 16 (13.11%) Cramer
16 15 (12.30%) MS Visio
16 15 (12.30%) CCNA
16 15 (12.30%) UMTS
17 14 (11.48%) GSM
17 14 (11.48%) SLA
17 14 (11.48%) CCIE
18 13 (10.66%) Citrix
18 13 (10.66%) Wireshark

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 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (15.57%) MS Office
2 17 (13.93%) MS Excel
3 15 (12.30%) MS Visio
4 8 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 89 (72.95%) 4G
2 70 (57.38%) 2G
3 60 (49.18%) LTE
4 31 (25.41%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (14.75%) TCP/IP
6 17 (13.93%) Wireless
7 15 (12.30%) UMTS
8 14 (11.48%) GSM
9 13 (10.66%) Wireshark
10 10 (8.20%) Firewall
11 9 (7.38%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (6.56%) Diameter Protocol
12 8 (6.56%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (4.92%) GPRS
13 6 (4.92%) UTRAN
14 5 (4.10%) ATM
14 5 (4.10%) DWDM
14 5 (4.10%) Ethernet
14 5 (4.10%) VoLTE
15 4 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.92%) MS Access
3 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.82%) GIS
4 1 (0.82%) MySQL
4 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
General
1 67 (54.92%) Telecoms
2 20 (16.39%) Back Office
3 7 (5.74%) Marketing
4 6 (4.92%) Billing
5 5 (4.10%) Electronics
5 5 (4.10%) Finance
6 2 (1.64%) Retail
7 1 (0.82%) Front Office
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (12.30%) RAN Engineer
2 12 (9.84%) Architect
3 11 (9.02%) 3G Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) 4G Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) Optimisation Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Consultant
5 6 (4.92%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Technical Support
6 5 (4.10%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (3.28%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 4 (3.28%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (3.28%) LTE Engineer
7 4 (3.28%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (3.28%) Radio Planner
7 4 (3.28%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 4 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.28%) Technical Support Consultant
7 4 (3.28%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) XML
2 1 (0.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.82%) SPML
2 1 (0.82%) WAP
2 1 (0.82%) Web Services
2 1 (0.82%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.38%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.92%) Statistics
5 4 (3.28%) PKI
5 4 (3.28%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.46%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.46%) VHDL
6 3 (2.46%) VLSI
7 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Handset
8 1 (0.82%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.74%) Linux
2 6 (4.92%) Unix
3 5 (4.10%) Windows
4 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.67%) ITIL
2 18 (14.75%) Network Architecture
3 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (7.38%) Performance Management
5 7 (5.74%) Network Design
5 7 (5.74%) Network Optimisation
6 6 (4.92%) Dashboard Development
6 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.10%) High Availability
7 5 (4.10%) Network Planning
8 4 (3.28%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.28%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.28%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.28%) Migration
8 4 (3.28%) Resource Management
8 4 (3.28%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.28%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.20%) SQL
2 6 (4.92%) C++
3 4 (3.28%) C
4 3 (2.46%) Perl
5 2 (1.64%) C#
5 2 (1.64%) Java
5 2 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.82%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 20 (16.39%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (14.75%) CCNP
3 15 (12.30%) CCNA
4 14 (11.48%) CCIE
5 9 (7.38%) Degree
6 7 (5.74%) HNC
6 7 (5.74%) HND
7 2 (1.64%) CISM
7 2 (1.64%) CISSP
7 2 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.64%) CRISC
7 2 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.64%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.82%) MCP
8 1 (0.82%) MCSE
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (2.46%) OpenView
3 2 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.64%) Nessus
3 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 36 (29.51%) Ericsson
2 34 (27.87%) Huawei
3 27 (22.13%) Nokia
3 27 (22.13%) Nokia Networks
4 23 (18.85%) Cisco
5 18 (14.75%) Juniper
6 17 (13.93%) Microsoft
7 16 (13.11%) Cramer
8 13 (10.66%) Citrix
9 11 (9.02%) Nortel
10 9 (7.38%) Remedy
11 8 (6.56%) Mapinfo
11 8 (6.56%) Tellabs
12 7 (5.74%) HP
13 5 (4.10%) BT
14 4 (3.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (3.28%) Arqiva
14 4 (3.28%) NetCracker
14 4 (3.28%) Siemens
14 4 (3.28%) Virgin Media