The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 129 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -2
Contract jobs citing 3G 13 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.27% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 2.34% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 9
Average daily rate
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- £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £41.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
544 256 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.31% 11.34% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 132 185
Average daily rate £370 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

3G
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G across the South West region.

3G Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the South West region.

3G Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3G
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -4 6 - -
Bristol -17 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Dorset - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (43.33%) 2G
2 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (36.67%) LTE
4 8 (26.67%) NSN NetAct
4 8 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (26.67%) C
5 6 (20.00%) GSM
5 6 (20.00%) UMTS
5 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (20.00%) Wireless
6 5 (16.67%) WCDMA
6 5 (16.67%) Mapinfo
6 5 (16.67%) Linux
6 5 (16.67%) 4G
6 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.67%) Network Planning
7 4 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (13.33%) Smart Meter
7 4 (13.33%) ZigBee
7 4 (13.33%) Fault Management
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
7 4 (13.33%) Bluetooth
7 4 (13.33%) C++
7 4 (13.33%) Firmware
7 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (13.33%) Device Driver
8 3 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Nokia

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) 2G
2 11 (36.67%) LTE
3 6 (20.00%) UMTS
3 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (20.00%) Wireless
3 6 (20.00%) GSM
4 5 (16.67%) WCDMA
4 5 (16.67%) 4G
4 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (13.33%) ZigBee
5 4 (13.33%) Bluetooth
6 3 (10.00%) LAN
6 3 (10.00%) GPRS
7 2 (6.67%) 3GPP
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) SS7
7 2 (6.67%) ISUP
7 2 (6.67%) SCCP
7 2 (6.67%) INAP
7 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
1 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) IT Support
3 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Designer
4 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Buyer
4 1 (3.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) FPGA Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Firmware
1 4 (13.33%) Device Driver
1 4 (13.33%) Smart Meter
2 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) VHDL
3 1 (3.33%) Verilog
3 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 5 (16.67%) Network Planning
1 5 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (13.33%) Fault Management
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.67%) UML
4 2 (6.67%) CAD
4 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Coaching
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) C
2 4 (13.33%) C++
3 3 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
2 2 (6.67%) ARCserve
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 3 (10.00%) Nokia
3 3 (10.00%) Huawei
4 2 (6.67%) Agilent
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Anite
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