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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3G
England / South East
Rank 182 170 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -57
Contract jobs citing 3G 56 82 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.99% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 5.03% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 50
Median daily rate £245 £290 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £388 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £294 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.23% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +132.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-62.13% +5.62%

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
1543 1630 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.26% 19.65% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 881 914
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 97 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -8 42 £245 -29.49% 3
Surrey +16 9 £280 +3.70%
Buckinghamshire +4 3 - -
Hampshire +8 1 £190 -24.00% 1
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 85 (75.22%) 4G
2 61 (53.98%) Telecoms
3 59 (52.21%) 2G
4 54 (47.79%) LTE
5 31 (27.43%) Ericsson
6 29 (25.66%) Huawei
6 29 (25.66%) Radio Access Network
7 25 (22.12%) ITIL
8 24 (21.24%) Nokia
9 23 (20.35%) Cisco
9 23 (20.35%) Nokia Networks
10 20 (17.70%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (15.93%) Juniper
11 18 (15.93%) CCNP
11 18 (15.93%) UMTS
11 18 (15.93%) TCP/IP
12 17 (15.04%) MS Office
13 16 (14.16%) GSM
13 16 (14.16%) Back Office
14 15 (13.27%) CCNA
14 15 (13.27%) Network Architecture
15 14 (12.39%) CCIE
16 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
16 13 (11.50%) Wireshark
17 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
17 11 (9.73%) MS Visio
18 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (8.85%) Cramer
19 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
19 9 (7.96%) VoLTE

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 (2.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) MS Office
2 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 85 (75.22%) 4G
2 59 (52.21%) 2G
3 54 (47.79%) LTE
4 29 (25.66%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (15.93%) TCP/IP
5 18 (15.93%) UMTS
6 16 (14.16%) GSM
7 13 (11.50%) Wireshark
8 9 (7.96%) Firewall
8 9 (7.96%) VoLTE
8 9 (7.96%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (7.96%) Wireless
9 8 (7.08%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (7.08%) SIGTRAN
9 8 (7.08%) UTRAN
10 5 (4.42%) ATM
10 5 (4.42%) DWDM
10 5 (4.42%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.42%) GPRS
11 4 (3.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.77%) MS Access
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.88%) GIS
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
General
1 61 (53.98%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.16%) Back Office
3 6 (5.31%) Finance
4 5 (4.42%) Billing
5 4 (3.54%) Electronics
5 4 (3.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Front Office
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (13.27%) RAN Engineer
2 13 (11.50%) 3G Engineer
3 12 (10.62%) Architect
4 10 (8.85%) 4G Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) Optimisation Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Radio Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Consultant
7 6 (5.31%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.54%) Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.54%) LTE Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.54%) Support Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Technical Trainer
9 4 (3.54%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) XML
2 1 (0.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.88%) SPML
2 1 (0.88%) WAP
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) WebRTC
2 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.54%) PKI
4 4 (3.54%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.65%) Statistics
5 3 (2.65%) VHDL
5 3 (2.65%) VLSI
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.77%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Handset
7 1 (0.88%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) Linux
2 5 (4.42%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.12%) ITIL
2 15 (13.27%) Network Architecture
3 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.08%) Performance Management
4 8 (7.08%) Project Management
5 7 (6.19%) Network Design
6 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.31%) Network Planning
7 5 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.42%) High Availability
7 5 (4.42%) Migration
7 5 (4.42%) Network Optimisation
8 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.54%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.54%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.54%) Service Management
8 4 (3.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.65%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (2.65%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.31%) C++
2 5 (4.42%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) C
4 3 (2.65%) Perl
5 2 (1.77%) C#
5 2 (1.77%) Java
5 2 (1.77%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (15.93%) CCNP
3 15 (13.27%) CCNA
4 14 (12.39%) CCIE
5 6 (5.31%) Degree
5 6 (5.31%) HND
6 3 (2.65%) HNC
7 2 (1.77%) CISM
7 2 (1.77%) CISSP
7 2 (1.77%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.77%) CRISC
7 2 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.77%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.88%) MCP
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.88%) PMP
8 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) Amdocs OSS
1 3 (2.65%) OpenView
2 2 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.77%) Nessus
2 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 31 (27.43%) Ericsson
2 29 (25.66%) Huawei
3 24 (21.24%) Nokia
4 23 (20.35%) Cisco
4 23 (20.35%) Nokia Networks
5 18 (15.93%) Juniper
6 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.85%) Cramer
8 8 (7.08%) Citrix
9 7 (6.19%) HP
10 6 (5.31%) Mapinfo
10 6 (5.31%) Nortel
11 4 (3.54%) Samsung
12 3 (2.65%) Anite
12 3 (2.65%) Dell
12 3 (2.65%) F5
12 3 (2.65%) Greenplum
12 3 (2.65%) Remedy
12 3 (2.65%) Tellabs
13 2 (1.77%) Qualys