The table below looks at the statistics for the 3G Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G Engineer
Rank 616 585 567
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -18
Contract jobs requiring a 3G Engineer 10 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.039% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.041% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £385 £253 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.47% +34.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £253 £300
% change year-on-year
+52.47% -15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

3G Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3G Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3G Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G Engineer within the UK.

3G Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3G Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G Engineer within the UK.

3G Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3G Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
England -18 10 £385 +52.47%
South East +13 9 £385 +52.47%
Berkshire +7 9 £385 +52.47%
Newbury +9 2 - -
Slough +4 1 £385 -
London +4 1 - -

3G Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3G Engineer in their job title 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 with 3G Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (93.33%) 2G
3 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 10 (66.67%) LTE
4 8 (53.33%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (46.67%) NSN NetAct
5 7 (46.67%) 4G
5 7 (46.67%) Huawei
5 7 (46.67%) Ericsson
6 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
7 5 (33.33%) Mapinfo
7 5 (33.33%) Actix
7 5 (33.33%) RNC
8 3 (20.00%) Network Planning
8 3 (20.00%) Nokia
8 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
9 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (6.67%) Statistics
10 1 (6.67%) Billing
10 1 (6.67%) Siemens
10 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
10 1 (6.67%) SS7
10 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
10 1 (6.67%) Wireless
10 1 (6.67%) MS Office
10 1 (6.67%) SAP
10 1 (6.67%) HNC
10 1 (6.67%) HND
10 1 (6.67%) Unix

3G Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3G Engineer in their job title 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 with 3G Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) 3G
2 14 (93.33%) 2G
3 10 (66.67%) LTE
4 7 (46.67%) 4G
5 5 (33.33%) RNC
6 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (6.67%) ATM
7 1 (6.67%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (6.67%) MVNO
7 1 (6.67%) SS7
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) HNC
1 1 (6.67%) HND
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Ericsson
1 7 (46.67%) Huawei
2 5 (33.33%) Actix
2 5 (33.33%) Mapinfo
3 3 (20.00%) Nokia
4 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Siemens