The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 32 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 13 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.97% - 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.54% - 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £275 £278
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.35% -29.33%
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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 Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
96 53 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.97% 15.41% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 28 48
Average daily rate £450 £325 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -17.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £193 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 10 (55.56%) 2G
2 6 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (27.78%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (27.78%) Network Planning
3 5 (27.78%) Mapinfo
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (22.22%) Firmware
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Wireless
4 4 (22.22%) Device Driver
4 4 (22.22%) C
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Bluetooth
4 4 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
4 4 (22.22%) ZigBee
4 4 (22.22%) Fault Management
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
5 3 (16.67%) LTE
5 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) Nokia
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.11%) ARCserve
6 2 (11.11%) CAD
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) 2G
2 6 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (22.22%) Wireless
3 4 (22.22%) Bluetooth
3 4 (22.22%) ZigBee
4 3 (16.67%) LTE
4 3 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) WCDMA
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) RNC
6 1 (5.56%) ATM
6 1 (5.56%) 4G
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 3 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 2 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) IT Support
2 2 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) FPGA Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Firmware
1 4 (22.22%) Device Driver
1 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.56%) VHDL
2 1 (5.56%) Verilog
2 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Network Planning
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (22.22%) Fault Management
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.11%) CAD
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
2 2 (11.11%) ARCserve
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (27.78%) Mapinfo
3 3 (16.67%) Nokia
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.11%) Huawei
5 1 (5.56%) Lotus