The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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 Swindon 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 32 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3G 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.85% - 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% - 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 70 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.43% 17.77% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 36 46
Average daily rate £450 £424 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £253 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
3G
Wiltshire

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 August 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 (58.82%) 2G
2 6 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (29.41%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (29.41%) Network Planning
3 5 (29.41%) Mapinfo
4 4 (23.53%) Firmware
4 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) C
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Bluetooth
4 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (23.53%) ZigBee
4 4 (23.53%) Fault Management
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
4 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
5 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (17.65%) LTE
5 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (17.65%) Nokia
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) ARCserve
6 2 (11.76%) CAD
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
6 2 (11.76%) WCDMA
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) 2G
2 6 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (23.53%) Bluetooth
3 4 (23.53%) Wireless
3 4 (23.53%) ZigBee
4 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (17.65%) LTE
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) WCDMA
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) 4G
6 1 (5.88%) RNC
6 1 (5.88%) ATM
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
2 2 (11.76%) Development Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) IT Support
2 2 (11.76%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Manager
3 1 (5.88%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) FPGA Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Firmware
1 4 (23.53%) Device Driver
1 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.88%) VHDL
2 1 (5.88%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
1 4 (23.53%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Performance Monitoring
1 5 (29.41%) Network Planning
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) Fault Management
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) CAD
3 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (11.76%) ARCserve
2 2 (11.76%) SCDPM
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (29.41%) Mapinfo
3 3 (17.65%) Nokia
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.76%) Huawei
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