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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 90 113 51
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -62
Contract jobs citing 3G 206 124 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.09% 1.37% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.36% 7.77% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 12 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £261 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £425 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -55.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £14.40 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £17.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -46.00%
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
1988 1595 1566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 17.63% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 661 610
Average daily rate £340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 142 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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 +12 163 £250 -39.02% 7
Surrey +20 28 £255 -1.92% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £169 - 1
Hampshire -7 5 £210 -25.66% 1
West Sussex - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 246 (69.49%) Telecoms
2 217 (61.30%) 4G
3 194 (54.80%) 2G
4 160 (45.20%) LTE
5 157 (44.35%) Radio Access Network
6 66 (18.64%) Ericsson
7 64 (18.08%) GSM
8 62 (17.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 53 (14.97%) Network Planning
10 45 (12.71%) Wireless
11 41 (11.58%) Degree
12 40 (11.30%) Nokia
13 37 (10.45%) NSN NetAct
14 36 (10.17%) Project Management
14 36 (10.17%) SQL
15 35 (9.89%) RNC
16 33 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (9.04%) MS Excel
18 30 (8.47%) SLA
19 29 (8.19%) Perl
20 27 (7.63%) UMTS
20 27 (7.63%) SS7
20 27 (7.63%) VoLTE
21 26 (7.34%) Cramer
21 26 (7.34%) ITIL
21 26 (7.34%) Linux
22 25 (7.06%) DNS
23 23 (6.50%) Huawei
23 23 (6.50%) Finance
23 23 (6.50%) Wi-Fi

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.28%) Maya
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 217 (61.30%) 4G
2 194 (54.80%) 2G
3 160 (45.20%) LTE
4 157 (44.35%) Radio Access Network
5 64 (18.08%) GSM
6 45 (12.71%) Wireless
7 35 (9.89%) RNC
8 27 (7.63%) SS7
8 27 (7.63%) UMTS
8 27 (7.63%) VoLTE
9 25 (7.06%) DNS
10 23 (6.50%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (5.93%) SIGTRAN
11 21 (5.93%) Broadband
12 20 (5.65%) TCP/IP
13 19 (5.37%) SGSN
14 17 (4.80%) Internet
14 17 (4.80%) 3GPP
15 16 (4.52%) ATM
15 16 (4.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.39%) MS Access
2 5 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 246 (69.49%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.50%) Finance
3 21 (5.93%) Billing
4 14 (3.95%) Electronics
5 7 (1.98%) Back Office
6 6 (1.69%) Marketing
6 6 (1.69%) Legal
7 4 (1.13%) Retail
8 2 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (10.45%) Test Engineer
2 34 (9.60%) RAN Engineer
3 27 (7.63%) Integration Engineer
4 25 (7.06%) Delivery Manager
5 22 (6.21%) Architect
6 19 (5.37%) Design Engineer
7 14 (3.95%) Support Engineer
7 14 (3.95%) Network Planner
8 13 (3.67%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.39%) Voice Engineer
9 12 (3.39%) Radio Engineer
10 11 (3.11%) Configuration Engineer
10 11 (3.11%) RAN Configuration Engineer
10 11 (3.11%) Tester
11 10 (2.82%) Performance Engineer
12 9 (2.54%) Coordinator
12 9 (2.54%) Analyst
13 8 (2.26%) Consultant
13 8 (2.26%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.82%) XML
2 5 (1.41%) SOAP
3 2 (0.56%) XMPP
4 1 (0.28%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.11%) Replication
4 8 (2.26%) GIS
5 7 (1.98%) Statistics
6 5 (1.41%) Handset
7 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.13%) PKI
7 4 (1.13%) User Experience
8 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.56%) Economics
9 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.28%) PMI
10 1 (0.28%) IPTV
10 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.34%) Linux
2 23 (6.50%) UNIX
3 9 (2.54%) Windows
3 9 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.26%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.41%) Solaris
6 3 (0.85%) VMS
6 3 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.97%) Network Planning
2 36 (10.17%) Project Management
3 26 (7.34%) ITIL
4 23 (6.50%) PRINCE2
5 22 (6.21%) Validation
6 18 (5.08%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.24%) Network Design
8 11 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (2.82%) Performance Management
9 10 (2.82%) Network Architecture
9 10 (2.82%) Change Management
9 10 (2.82%) Service Management
9 10 (2.82%) Performance Engineering
10 9 (2.54%) CRM
11 8 (2.26%) Migration
11 8 (2.26%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.26%) Test Planning
12 7 (1.98%) Data Entry
12 7 (1.98%) OOD
13 6 (1.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.17%) SQL
2 29 (8.19%) Perl
3 21 (5.93%) C
4 12 (3.39%) C++
5 7 (1.98%) Embedded C
6 6 (1.69%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.56%) Java
7 2 (0.56%) C#
7 2 (0.56%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 41 (11.58%) Degree
2 16 (4.52%) HNC
2 16 (4.52%) HND
3 15 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.39%) CCNP
5 10 (2.82%) CCNA
6 8 (2.26%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.85%) PMP
11 2 (0.56%) MCP
11 2 (0.56%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.56%) ISEB
11 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.28%) MCSE
12 1 (0.28%) CISSP
12 1 (0.28%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.56%) NFS
3 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (10.45%) NSN NetAct
2 19 (5.37%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.13%) SCCM
4 3 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.85%) Netcool
5 2 (0.56%) OpenView
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 66 (18.64%) Ericsson
2 62 (17.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 40 (11.30%) Nokia
4 26 (7.34%) Cramer
5 23 (6.50%) Huawei
6 22 (6.21%) Microsoft
7 19 (5.37%) Nortel
8 18 (5.08%) HP
8 18 (5.08%) Oracle
9 16 (4.52%) Cisco
10 15 (4.24%) Actix
11 11 (3.11%) Amdocs
12 9 (2.54%) Mapinfo
12 9 (2.54%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.41%) F5
14 4 (1.13%) Siemens
14 4 (1.13%) Citrix
14 4 (1.13%) Business Objects
15 3 (0.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 3 (0.85%) TIBCO
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