The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 323 348 180
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -168
Contract jobs citing 3G 326 259 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.49% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 3.63% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 58 75
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£310 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.70 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £35.90 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -24.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3G
Daily Rate Trend

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3G
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3G
Hourly Rate Trend

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3G
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

3G Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

3G
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England +26 286 £313 -3.84% 42
South East +41 192 £319 -1.92% 24
Berkshire +8 142 £360 +10.76% 19
Reading +30 37 £380 +29.91% 11
West Midlands -9 21 £175 -7.89%
Hampshire 0 18 £260 -5.45% 3
Surrey - 16 £270 - 2
London -2 14 £160 -52.59% 7
South West -37 13 - - 3
Bracknell +4 10 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 10 - -
Slough -2 9 - - 3
Guildford - 8 £270 -
Wiltshire -6 6 - -
East of England -29 6 £356 - 4
Swindon - 6 - -
West Yorkshire +10 5 - -
Yorkshire +5 5 - - 1
Newbury -11 4 £163 -52.55%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £356 - 3
Leeds - 4 - -
Bristol -13 3 - - 2
Maidenhead - 3 £413 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
City of London +18 2 - - 3
Birmingham -6 2 - -
Hertfordshire -34 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Cambridge - 2 £338 - 3
Fareham - 2 - - 2

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 306 (54.16%) Telecoms
2 269 (47.61%) 2G
3 267 (47.26%) LTE
4 231 (40.88%) 4G
5 127 (22.48%) Radio Access Network
6 111 (19.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 101 (17.88%) Project Management
8 83 (14.69%) Huawei
9 81 (14.34%) Ericsson
10 77 (13.63%) Degree
11 61 (10.80%) GSM
11 61 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
12 59 (10.44%) Windows
13 57 (10.09%) SLA
14 52 (9.20%) UMTS
15 51 (9.03%) Ethernet
16 48 (8.50%) Nokia
17 47 (8.32%) Microsoft
17 47 (8.32%) Wireless
18 46 (8.14%) Network Architecture
19 45 (7.96%) Windows 7
19 45 (7.96%) Cisco
20 44 (7.79%) SQL
21 43 (7.61%) MS Office
21 43 (7.61%) Broadband
22 42 (7.43%) ATM
22 42 (7.43%) Wi-Fi
23 41 (7.26%) GPRS
24 39 (6.90%) Validation
25 38 (6.73%) MS Excel

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (1.24%) Apache
5 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.35%) Lync
9 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (7.61%) MS Office
2 38 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 269 (47.61%) 2G
2 267 (47.26%) LTE
3 231 (40.88%) 4G
4 127 (22.48%) Radio Access Network
5 61 (10.80%) GSM
6 52 (9.20%) UMTS
7 51 (9.03%) Ethernet
8 47 (8.32%) Wireless
9 43 (7.61%) Broadband
10 42 (7.43%) ATM
10 42 (7.43%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (7.26%) GPRS
12 36 (6.37%) DNS
12 36 (6.37%) Internet
13 34 (6.02%) SDH
14 32 (5.66%) VoLTE
15 30 (5.31%) VPN
16 28 (4.96%) 3GPP
16 28 (4.96%) INAP
17 27 (4.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.42%) MS Access
2 8 (1.42%) MySQL
2 8 (1.42%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.06%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.24%) SoapUI
1 7 (1.24%) eggPlant
1 7 (1.24%) Apache Ivy
1 7 (1.24%) Maven
1 7 (1.24%) Selenium
1 7 (1.24%) JIRA
1 7 (1.24%) LoadRunner
1 7 (1.24%) Toad
1 7 (1.24%) Ant
2 3 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.35%) Calabash
General
1 306 (54.16%) Telecoms
2 26 (4.60%) Billing
3 25 (4.42%) Finance
4 20 (3.54%) Marketing
5 15 (2.65%) Back Office
6 14 (2.48%) Electronics
7 6 (1.06%) Front Office
7 6 (1.06%) Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.53%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.53%) German Language
9 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.35%) French Language
10 2 (0.35%) Retail
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (10.09%) Architect
2 40 (7.08%) Test Engineer
3 38 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
4 36 (6.37%) Design Engineer
5 34 (6.02%) Project Manager
6 30 (5.31%) Analyst
7 26 (4.60%) Senior Architect
8 24 (4.25%) Support Engineer
8 24 (4.25%) Desktop Support
9 23 (4.07%) RAN Engineer
10 22 (3.89%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.89%) Field Engineer
11 20 (3.54%) Transmission Engineer
12 18 (3.19%) Network Engineer
12 18 (3.19%) Databuild Engineer
13 15 (2.65%) 3G Engineer
14 14 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (2.48%) Transmission Design Engineer
15 13 (2.30%) Designer
15 13 (2.30%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.42%) SOAP
1 8 (1.42%) XML
2 7 (1.24%) REST
2 7 (1.24%) WAP
2 7 (1.24%) Web Services
2 7 (1.24%) J2ME
3 4 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.35%) STL
5 1 (0.18%) HTML5
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.78%) Blackberry
3 26 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.12%) Handset
5 10 (1.77%) Thin Client
5 10 (1.77%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.59%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.06%) GIS
8 6 (1.06%) Device Driver
9 5 (0.88%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.88%) PMI
10 4 (0.71%) Smartcard
10 4 (0.71%) Firmware
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.53%) VHDL
11 3 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.44%) Windows
2 45 (7.96%) Windows 7
3 35 (6.19%) UNIX
4 29 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 20 (3.54%) Linux
6 18 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.59%) Android
7 9 (1.59%) VMS
8 6 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.18%) NetWare
10 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (17.88%) Project Management
2 46 (8.14%) Network Architecture
3 39 (6.90%) Validation
4 34 (6.02%) Network Planning
5 32 (5.66%) ITIL
6 29 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 26 (4.60%) Configuration Management
8 25 (4.42%) PRINCE2
9 21 (3.72%) Performance Management
10 20 (3.54%) Change Management
11 19 (3.36%) Migration
12 17 (3.01%) Network Design
13 16 (2.83%) Software Engineering
14 15 (2.65%) Fault Management
14 15 (2.65%) Requirements Analysis
15 12 (2.12%) Service Management
15 12 (2.12%) Statistical Analysis
15 12 (2.12%) Capacity Management
16 11 (1.95%) Test Planning
16 11 (1.95%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.79%) SQL
2 35 (6.19%) C
3 17 (3.01%) C++
4 15 (2.65%) Perl
5 7 (1.24%) Java
6 6 (1.06%) Embedded C
7 5 (0.88%) VBA
7 5 (0.88%) C#
8 4 (0.71%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.35%) Python
9 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 77 (13.63%) Degree
2 16 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.24%) PMP
6 7 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.24%) CCNP
7 6 (1.06%) HND
7 6 (1.06%) CCNA
8 4 (0.71%) ISEB
8 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.53%) HNC
10 2 (0.35%) CCIE
10 2 (0.35%) CCSP
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.35%) CNA
10 2 (0.35%) Novell Certification
10 2 (0.35%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.09%) SLA
2 15 (2.65%) QA
3 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.35%) NDS
3 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.35%) XenApp
3 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (4.42%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (2.83%) SCCM
3 14 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.88%) Netcool
5 5 (0.88%) DameWare
6 3 (0.53%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.35%) OpenView
7 2 (0.35%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.35%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.18%) WSUS
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 111 (19.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 83 (14.69%) Huawei
3 81 (14.34%) Ericsson
4 48 (8.50%) Nokia
5 47 (8.32%) Microsoft
6 45 (7.96%) Cisco
7 30 (5.31%) Mapinfo
8 27 (4.78%) HP
9 21 (3.72%) Oracle
10 16 (2.83%) Nortel
11 15 (2.65%) NEC
12 14 (2.48%) BT
13 13 (2.30%) Business Objects
14 12 (2.12%) Citrix
15 11 (1.95%) Cramer
16 10 (1.77%) Juniper
16 10 (1.77%) Sun
17 9 (1.59%) F5
17 9 (1.59%) Greenplum
17 9 (1.59%) TIBCO
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