The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 542 445 354
Rank change year-on-year
-97 -91
Contract jobs citing 3G 105 219 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.38% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 2.73% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 90 69
Median daily rate £278 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £209 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.35% -39.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £43.78 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-26.90% +34.70%

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
8477 8013 8229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5161 4567 4443
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 458
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -97 97 £285 -5.00% 8
South East -53 42 £225 -15.49% 5
Berkshire -45 31 £225 -16.66% 2
London -23 23 £360 +12.50%
Reading -5 9 £550 +103.70%
Newbury -11 7 - -
South West +12 6 £223 -36.42%
Yorkshire -6 6 £169 -37.50% 1
North West +8 5 £180 -36.84% 1
Slough -2 5 £225 +8.43% 1
North East -25 5 £230 -54.90%
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 5 £230 -54.90%
Tyne and Wear -33 5 £230 -54.90%
City of London +29 4 £338 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire +16 4 - -
Manchester -9 4 £180 -36.84%
Hampshire +3 3 - - 1
East Midlands -1 3 £335 +24.07% 1
Leeds -5 3 £158 -41.66% 1
West Yorkshire -6 3 £158 -41.66% 1
West Midlands -39 3 £169 -35.09%
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Scotland +12 2 £250 -
Guildford +6 2 £270 +3.84%
Bristol 0 2 £223 -
Surrey -3 2 £270 +3.84% 1
Nottinghamshire -4 2 £355 +31.48% 1
Nottingham -8 2 £355 +31.48%
Birmingham -11 2 £169 -35.09%
Devon - 2 - -

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for 3G.

1 167 (62.55%) 4G
2 144 (53.93%) Telecoms
3 117 (43.82%) 2G
4 113 (42.32%) LTE
5 55 (20.60%) Radio Access Network
6 46 (17.23%) Wireless
7 45 (16.85%) Nokia
8 40 (14.98%) Huawei
9 39 (14.61%) Wi-Fi
10 38 (14.23%) SLA
11 35 (13.11%) Project Management
12 33 (12.36%) Citrix
13 31 (11.61%) Cisco
14 30 (11.24%) Degree
15 29 (10.86%) Microsoft
15 29 (10.86%) Windows
15 29 (10.86%) DNS
16 28 (10.49%) Active Directory
16 28 (10.49%) Windows 7
17 27 (10.11%) Ericsson
18 26 (9.74%) DHCP
18 26 (9.74%) Back Office
19 25 (9.36%) ITIL
20 24 (8.99%) GSM
20 24 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (8.99%) Nokia Networks
20 24 (8.99%) Security Cleared
21 23 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
21 23 (8.61%) UMTS
21 23 (8.61%) C

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.75%) CMS
1 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (7.87%) MS Office
2 17 (6.37%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) MS Project
6 1 (0.37%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (62.55%) 4G
2 117 (43.82%) 2G
3 113 (42.32%) LTE
4 55 (20.60%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (17.23%) Wireless
6 39 (14.61%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (10.86%) DNS
8 26 (9.74%) DHCP
9 24 (8.99%) GSM
10 23 (8.61%) UMTS
11 22 (8.24%) Diameter Protocol
12 19 (7.12%) SIGTRAN
13 18 (6.74%) SMS
14 16 (5.99%) LDAP
15 14 (5.24%) BGP
15 14 (5.24%) INAP
15 14 (5.24%) Node B
15 14 (5.24%) OSPF
16 13 (4.87%) ATM
16 13 (4.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.87%) MS Access
3 4 (1.50%) GIS
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) BODI
6 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 144 (53.93%) Telecoms
2 26 (9.74%) Back Office
3 15 (5.62%) Finance
4 14 (5.24%) Electronics
5 12 (4.49%) Billing
6 9 (3.37%) Marketing
7 8 (3.00%) Front Office
8 6 (2.25%) Retail
9 3 (1.12%) Automotive
9 3 (1.12%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (8.24%) Architect
1 22 (8.24%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (6.74%) Network Engineer
3 17 (6.37%) Desktop Support
4 15 (5.62%) Support Engineer
4 15 (5.62%) Test Engineer
5 14 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (5.24%) 3G Engineer
6 13 (4.87%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.12%) 4G Engineer
7 11 (4.12%) LTE Engineer
7 11 (4.12%) Mobile Engineer
7 11 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.12%) Telecoms Manager
8 10 (3.75%) Analyst
8 10 (3.75%) Optimisation Engineer
8 10 (3.75%) Radio Engineer
9 9 (3.37%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (3.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.99%) SPML
2 13 (4.87%) SOAP
3 2 (0.75%) HTML
3 2 (0.75%) REST
3 2 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.37%) JMS
4 1 (0.37%) Middleware
4 1 (0.37%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.24%) Fat Client
1 22 (8.24%) Thin Client
2 19 (7.12%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.75%) VHDL
6 7 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.62%) PMI
7 6 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.25%) PKI
7 6 (2.25%) Statistics
8 5 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.50%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.50%) VLSI
10 3 (1.12%) Telematics
11 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.86%) Windows
2 28 (10.49%) Windows 7
3 24 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (8.24%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.62%) Unix
8 6 (2.25%) Linux
9 5 (1.87%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) HPUX
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.11%) Project Management
2 25 (9.36%) ITIL
3 22 (8.24%) Software Delivery
4 21 (7.87%) Service Delivery
5 20 (7.49%) Network Architecture
5 20 (7.49%) Network Design
6 18 (6.74%) Logistics
7 17 (6.37%) Network Planning
8 16 (5.99%) High Availability
9 15 (5.62%) Change Management
10 14 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (4.49%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.12%) Integration Testing
12 11 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (4.12%) Service Management
13 10 (3.75%) Change Control
13 10 (3.75%) Validation
14 9 (3.37%) eTOM
14 9 (3.37%) Incident Management
14 9 (3.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.61%) C
2 12 (4.49%) SQL
3 7 (2.62%) C++
4 6 (2.25%) Embedded C
5 3 (1.12%) Python
5 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.75%) Java
6 2 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.37%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.37%) Ruby
7 1 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (11.24%) Degree
2 24 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.49%) HNC
4 19 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (6.74%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.24%) HND
7 9 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (3.37%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.62%) CCIE
8 7 (2.62%) CCNP
9 6 (2.25%) CCNA
10 5 (1.87%) CCSP
10 5 (1.87%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.50%) CISSP
12 3 (1.12%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.75%) CCSA
13 2 (0.75%) CISM
13 2 (0.75%) CRISC
13 2 (0.75%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (14.23%) SLA
2 8 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (10.49%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.24%) XenApp
3 17 (6.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (7.49%) SCCM
2 10 (3.75%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.62%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.75%) Nessus
5 2 (0.75%) OpenView
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 45 (16.85%) Nokia
2 40 (14.98%) Huawei
3 33 (12.36%) Citrix
4 31 (11.61%) Cisco
5 29 (10.86%) Microsoft
6 27 (10.11%) Ericsson
7 24 (8.99%) Nokia Networks
8 18 (6.74%) VMware
9 16 (5.99%) AppSense
9 16 (5.99%) ThinPrint
10 14 (5.24%) Remedy
11 13 (4.87%) Juniper
12 12 (4.49%) Cramer
13 10 (3.75%) Mapinfo
13 10 (3.75%) Siemens
14 9 (3.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 9 (3.37%) BT
14 9 (3.37%) F5
14 9 (3.37%) Palo Alto
15 8 (3.00%) Tellabs
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