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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 132 112 141
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +29
Contract jobs citing 3G 5 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.81% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 6.78% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate £280 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +45.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.61% +5.88%
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
476 369 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.25% 11.93% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 181 256
Average daily rate £363 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 26
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.36% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.23 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +3 5 £280 -
3G
England

3G
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) 2G
3 5 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) Juniper
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) LAN
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) MPLS
5 3 (42.86%) OSPF
5 3 (42.86%) BGP-4
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) Nokia
6 2 (28.57%) GSM
6 2 (28.57%) LTE
7 1 (14.29%) Actix
7 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (14.29%) High Availability
7 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (14.29%) Change Control
7 1 (14.29%) UMTS
7 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
7 1 (14.29%) SLA
7 1 (14.29%) Amdocs
7 1 (14.29%) Logistics
7 1 (14.29%) Huawei
7 1 (14.29%) HSPA

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) 2G
3 5 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (42.86%) BGP-4
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) GSM
5 2 (28.57%) LTE
6 1 (14.29%) HSPA
6 1 (14.29%) UMTS
6 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Designer
1 1 (14.29%) Environment Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Logistics Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
1 1 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
1 1 (14.29%) Site Acquisition Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) High Availability
1 1 (14.29%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) Actix
3 1 (14.29%) Amdocs
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei