The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 25 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.76% - 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.66% -14.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 15.27% 23.01% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
Average daily rate £300 £260 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £14.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -16.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3G
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft