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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 101 126 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -86
Contract jobs citing 3G 177 121 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 1.44% 4.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.56% 8.59% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 60
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£311 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £243 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £397 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £14.90 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -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
1851 1408 1882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.77% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 663 659
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 100 166
Average hourly rate £19.96 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.31% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.95%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +16 142 £325 +8.33% 10
Surrey -7 14 £314 +25.50% 2
Hampshire -16 9 £228 -
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 229 (66.96%) Telecoms
2 173 (50.58%) LTE
3 171 (50.00%) 4G
4 120 (35.09%) 2G
5 108 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
6 87 (25.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 84 (24.56%) Project Management
8 70 (20.47%) Degree
9 54 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 54 (15.79%) Ericsson
10 47 (13.74%) Broadband
11 46 (13.45%) VoLTE
12 45 (13.16%) Huawei
13 42 (12.28%) Validation
14 39 (11.40%) Internet
15 33 (9.65%) Billing
15 33 (9.65%) SLA
16 32 (9.36%) UNIX
17 31 (9.06%) Finance
18 28 (8.19%) Computer Science
19 27 (7.89%) Network Architecture
19 27 (7.89%) GSM
20 26 (7.60%) Nokia
20 26 (7.60%) INAP
21 25 (7.31%) Ethernet
21 25 (7.31%) DNS
21 25 (7.31%) RANAP
22 24 (7.02%) SGSN
22 24 (7.02%) Linux
22 24 (7.02%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 15 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (0.88%) Lync
4 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (6.73%) MS Office
1 23 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 173 (50.58%) LTE
2 171 (50.00%) 4G
3 120 (35.09%) 2G
4 108 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
5 47 (13.74%) Broadband
6 46 (13.45%) VoLTE
7 39 (11.40%) Internet
8 27 (7.89%) GSM
9 26 (7.60%) INAP
10 25 (7.31%) RANAP
10 25 (7.31%) Ethernet
10 25 (7.31%) DNS
11 24 (7.02%) SGSN
12 23 (6.73%) UMTS
13 22 (6.43%) Wireless
14 21 (6.14%) 3GPP
15 19 (5.56%) GPRS
16 16 (4.68%) ISUP
16 16 (4.68%) GGSN
17 14 (4.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.22%) MySQL
1 11 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (2.05%) MS Access
3 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 229 (66.96%) Telecoms
2 33 (9.65%) Billing
3 31 (9.06%) Finance
4 16 (4.68%) Marketing
5 11 (3.22%) Back Office
6 8 (2.34%) Legal
7 4 (1.17%) Retail
7 4 (1.17%) Electronics
8 3 (0.88%) Law
8 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 53 (15.50%) Architect
2 39 (11.40%) Solutions Architect
3 37 (10.82%) Test Engineer
4 24 (7.02%) Design Engineer
5 20 (5.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 20 (5.85%) Senior Architect
6 17 (4.97%) Designer
7 14 (4.09%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.09%) Project Manager
7 14 (4.09%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (3.51%) RAN Engineer
9 11 (3.22%) Consultant
9 11 (3.22%) Developer
10 10 (2.92%) Analyst
11 9 (2.63%) Voice Engineer
11 9 (2.63%) 3G Engineer
12 8 (2.34%) Desktop Support
12 8 (2.34%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (1.75%) Security Architect
13 6 (1.75%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.63%) XML
2 5 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (1.17%) SOAP
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.19%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.80%) GIS
4 11 (3.22%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.05%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.88%) Replication
7 3 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.58%) Handset
8 2 (0.58%) VHDL
8 2 (0.58%) DTV
8 2 (0.58%) PMI
8 2 (0.58%) Statistics
9 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.29%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.29%) ASIC
9 1 (0.29%) Economics
9 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.36%) UNIX
2 24 (7.02%) Linux
3 17 (4.97%) Windows
4 12 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.92%) VMS
6 7 (2.05%) Android
7 5 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.17%) Solaris
8 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.56%) Project Management
2 42 (12.28%) Validation
3 27 (7.89%) Network Architecture
4 24 (7.02%) ITIL
5 21 (6.14%) PRINCE2
6 19 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 17 (4.97%) Problem Management
8 16 (4.68%) Performance Management
9 15 (4.39%) Capacity Management
10 14 (4.09%) Change Management
10 14 (4.09%) Migration
11 9 (2.63%) Security Management
11 9 (2.63%) Network Planning
11 9 (2.63%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.63%) ETL
11 9 (2.63%) Performance Improvement
12 8 (2.34%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (2.34%) Project Planning
12 8 (2.34%) Supplier Management
12 8 (2.34%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.14%) SQL
2 15 (4.39%) C
2 15 (4.39%) Perl
3 14 (4.09%) C++
4 11 (3.22%) Java
5 8 (2.34%) C#
6 4 (1.17%) VBA
6 4 (1.17%) Embedded C
6 4 (1.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.29%) VC++
7 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 70 (20.47%) Degree
2 8 (2.34%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.05%) CCNA
3 7 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.46%) HNC
4 5 (1.46%) HND
4 5 (1.46%) CCNP
4 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.58%) PMP
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) CNA
6 2 (0.58%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.58%) MCP
6 2 (0.58%) ISEB
6 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CCA
7 1 (0.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.65%) SLA
2 9 (2.63%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.88%) NFS
2 3 (0.88%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.58%) NDS
4 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.63%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.17%) OpenView
3 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.88%) Netcool
3 3 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 87 (25.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 54 (15.79%) Ericsson
3 45 (13.16%) Huawei
4 26 (7.60%) Nokia
5 22 (6.43%) Microsoft
6 17 (4.97%) HP
6 17 (4.97%) Mapinfo
7 15 (4.39%) Cisco
7 15 (4.39%) Oracle
8 13 (3.80%) Business Objects
9 12 (3.51%) Nortel
10 11 (3.22%) Greenplum
11 10 (2.92%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.63%) Cramer
13 8 (2.34%) BT
14 6 (1.75%) Juniper
14 6 (1.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 5 (1.46%) SAP
15 5 (1.46%) NEC
15 5 (1.46%) F5
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