The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 122 111 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing 3G 20 4 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.19% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 1.37% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £300 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-19.71% -2.06%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 292 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.60% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 153 192
Average daily rate £375 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
3G
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

3G Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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
Wiltshire +6 12 - - 1
Bristol -20 4 £263 - 2
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (42.86%) 2G
2 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (32.14%) C
3 9 (32.14%) LTE
4 7 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
5 6 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (21.43%) Wireless
6 5 (17.86%) Network Planning
6 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.86%) GSM
6 5 (17.86%) UMTS
6 5 (17.86%) Mapinfo
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (14.29%) 4G
7 4 (14.29%) Smart Meter
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 4 (14.29%) ZigBee
7 4 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Fault Management
7 4 (14.29%) Firmware
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) Nokia
7 4 (14.29%) WCDMA
7 4 (14.29%) Bluetooth
7 4 (14.29%) C++
7 4 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
8 3 (10.71%) LAN
8 3 (10.71%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) 2G
2 9 (32.14%) LTE
3 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (21.43%) Wireless
4 5 (17.86%) GSM
4 5 (17.86%) UMTS
5 4 (14.29%) WCDMA
5 4 (14.29%) Bluetooth
5 4 (14.29%) 4G
5 4 (14.29%) ZigBee
6 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (10.71%) LAN
7 2 (7.14%) GPRS
7 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.14%) Internet
7 2 (7.14%) SS7
7 2 (7.14%) ISUP
7 2 (7.14%) SCCP
7 2 (7.14%) INAP
7 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) IT Support
3 2 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.57%) Buyer
4 1 (3.57%) FPGA Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 4 (14.29%) Firmware
1 4 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) VHDL
3 1 (3.57%) Verilog
3 1 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Network Planning
1 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
1 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 4 (14.29%) Fault Management
2 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.14%) UML
3 2 (7.14%) CAD
3 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C
2 4 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) SCDPM
3 2 (7.14%) ARCserve
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (17.86%) Mapinfo
3 4 (14.29%) Nokia
4 3 (10.71%) Huawei
5 2 (7.14%) Agilent
5 2 (7.14%) Ericsson
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.57%) Adobe
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) VMware