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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 140 123 103
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs citing 3G 6 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.60% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 3.86% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£350 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £48.50 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% +22.64%
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
453 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 15.55% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.12 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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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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
Dorset - 3 - -
Gloucestershire -5 1 £400 -
Bristol -7 1 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) 4G
2 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (52.38%) 2G
3 7 (33.33%) 2.5G
3 7 (33.33%) Ruby
3 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 7 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (33.33%) STL
3 7 (33.33%) OO
3 7 (33.33%) Python
3 7 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 7 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 7 (33.33%) C++
3 7 (33.33%) Perl
3 7 (33.33%) SDH
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Subversion
3 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (28.57%) OOD
5 5 (23.81%) PMI
5 5 (23.81%) PMI Certification
5 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) LTE
7 3 (14.29%) WiMAX
7 3 (14.29%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) 4G
2 11 (52.38%) 2G
3 7 (33.33%) 2.5G
3 7 (33.33%) SDH
3 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) LTE
5 3 (14.29%) VoIP
5 3 (14.29%) WiMAX
6 1 (4.76%) RNC
6 1 (4.76%) GSM
6 1 (4.76%) UMTS
6 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 7 (33.33%) Subversion
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
1 7 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Project Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) RF Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) RF Design Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) RAN Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 7 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (23.81%) PMI
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) OO
2 6 (28.57%) OOD
3 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C++
1 7 (33.33%) Perl
1 7 (33.33%) Python
1 7 (33.33%) Ruby
1 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) PMI Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Mapinfo
3 1 (4.76%) Greenplum
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft