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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 320 307 177
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -130
Contract jobs citing 3G 286 277 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.57% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 4.25% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 70 105
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£265 £315 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £152 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £310 £265
% change year-on-year
-13.70% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 27
Average hourly rate £36.45 £13.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.05% -60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.35 £10.70 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £14.35 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £14.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+160.32% -61.64%

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
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -11 261 £265 -12.75% 34
South East +3 161 £258 -0.96% 18
Berkshire +13 130 £260 -30.66% 8
Reading +19 36 £240 -4.00% 1
London -19 25 £250 -27.53% 4
Surrey +7 23 £253 +1.00% 5
Slough -7 20 £260 +1.96% 3
Guildford +7 19 £250 -1.96% 4
West Midlands -10 15 £155 +14.81% 4
East of England +17 13 £350 +12.00% 6
South West -16 12 £475 +58.33% 1
North West -2 11 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 10 £350 - 6
Buckinghamshire -5 9 £300 -
East Midlands +12 5 - -
Birmingham -3 5 £155 +14.81% 2
Yorkshire -6 5 £330 +40.42%
Solihull +2 4 - - 1
Chesham - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +2 3 - -
Coventry -3 3 - -
Bristol -6 3 - - 1
Maidenhead 0 2 £320 +26.10%
Hampshire -19 2 £240 +37.14%
Cambridge - 2 £350 - 4
Amersham - 2 £300 -
City of London 0 1 £218 -52.45% 3
Bracknell -6 1 - -
Manchester -8 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 351 (57.45%) Telecoms
2 324 (53.03%) 2G
3 299 (48.94%) 4G
4 271 (44.35%) LTE
5 192 (31.42%) Radio Access Network
6 128 (20.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 117 (19.15%) Ericsson
8 84 (13.75%) Huawei
9 83 (13.58%) Degree
10 76 (12.44%) GSM
11 72 (11.78%) Project Management
12 70 (11.46%) Nokia
12 70 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
13 67 (10.97%) SLA
14 56 (9.17%) SQL
15 54 (8.84%) Broadband
16 50 (8.18%) Microsoft
17 49 (8.02%) MS Office
18 48 (7.86%) PRINCE2
18 48 (7.86%) Wireless
19 47 (7.69%) MS Excel
20 46 (7.53%) Validation
20 46 (7.53%) Network Planning
21 44 (7.20%) RNC
21 44 (7.20%) UNIX
22 43 (7.04%) VoLTE
23 41 (6.71%) Linux
23 41 (6.71%) UMTS
24 40 (6.55%) C
24 40 (6.55%) Ethernet

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 19 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.49%) Lync
4 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.33%) CMS
5 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.16%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 49 (8.02%) MS Office
2 47 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 324 (53.03%) 2G
2 299 (48.94%) 4G
3 271 (44.35%) LTE
4 192 (31.42%) Radio Access Network
5 76 (12.44%) GSM
6 54 (8.84%) Broadband
7 48 (7.86%) Wireless
8 44 (7.20%) RNC
9 43 (7.04%) VoLTE
10 41 (6.71%) UMTS
11 40 (6.55%) Ethernet
12 39 (6.38%) Internet
13 37 (6.06%) DNS
14 36 (5.89%) GPRS
15 32 (5.24%) 3GPP
16 31 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (4.91%) INAP
18 26 (4.26%) ATM
19 25 (4.09%) SIGTRAN
20 24 (3.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.96%) MS Access
2 10 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.64%) MySQL
2 10 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (0.65%) ClearCase
1 4 (0.65%) LabVIEW
1 4 (0.65%) Subversion
1 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 351 (57.45%) Telecoms
2 37 (6.06%) Finance
3 33 (5.40%) Billing
4 16 (2.62%) Electronics
5 15 (2.45%) Marketing
5 15 (2.45%) Back Office
6 9 (1.47%) Retail
6 9 (1.47%) Legal
7 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.82%) Law
9 4 (0.65%) Front Office
10 3 (0.49%) German Language
10 3 (0.49%) Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (9.17%) Test Engineer
2 48 (7.86%) Architect
3 34 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 33 (5.40%) Project Manager
4 33 (5.40%) Field Engineer
5 32 (5.24%) Designer
6 31 (5.07%) RAN Engineer
7 24 (3.93%) Developer
8 23 (3.76%) Delivery Manager
9 21 (3.44%) Integration Engineer
10 20 (3.27%) Analyst
10 20 (3.27%) Design Engineer
11 18 (2.95%) Support Engineer
12 15 (2.45%) 3G Engineer
13 14 (2.29%) Consultant
14 13 (2.13%) Radio Engineer
14 13 (2.13%) Service Manager
15 12 (1.96%) 2nd Line Support
15 12 (1.96%) Desktop Support
15 12 (1.96%) Network Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.96%) XML
2 9 (1.47%) .NET
3 7 (1.15%) SOAP
4 4 (0.65%) STL
4 4 (0.65%) HTML
4 4 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (0.49%) HTML5
6 2 (0.33%) RESTful
6 2 (0.33%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (0.33%) Sencha Touch
7 1 (0.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.44%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.13%) GIS
5 9 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.47%) Handset
6 8 (1.31%) Statistics
6 8 (1.31%) User Experience
7 7 (1.15%) Replication
7 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.98%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.49%) Telematics
10 3 (0.49%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.33%) Clustering
11 2 (0.33%) VHDL
11 2 (0.33%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.20%) UNIX
2 41 (6.71%) Linux
3 36 (5.89%) Windows
4 25 (4.09%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.80%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.64%) VMS
7 9 (1.47%) Android
7 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.31%) Solaris
9 5 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.33%) NetWare
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (11.78%) Project Management
2 48 (7.86%) PRINCE2
3 46 (7.53%) Validation
3 46 (7.53%) Network Planning
4 39 (6.38%) ITIL
5 31 (5.07%) Configuration Management
6 22 (3.60%) Service Delivery
7 21 (3.44%) Performance Management
7 21 (3.44%) Network Architecture
8 20 (3.27%) Problem Management
8 20 (3.27%) Change Management
9 18 (2.95%) Migration
9 18 (2.95%) Requirements Analysis
10 17 (2.78%) CRM
10 17 (2.78%) Capacity Management
11 14 (2.29%) Service Management
11 14 (2.29%) Supplier Management
12 13 (2.13%) Project Planning
12 13 (2.13%) Software Engineering
13 12 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.17%) SQL
2 40 (6.55%) C
3 38 (6.22%) Perl
4 31 (5.07%) C++
5 19 (3.11%) C#
6 12 (1.96%) Python
7 11 (1.80%) Embedded C
8 10 (1.64%) Java
9 7 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.82%) Embedded C++
11 4 (0.65%) VBA
11 4 (0.65%) Ruby
12 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.33%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.33%) Erlang
13 1 (0.16%) VC++
13 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 83 (13.58%) Degree
2 20 (3.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.13%) HND
5 12 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.80%) CCNA
6 11 (1.80%) CCNP
7 10 (1.64%) HNC
8 5 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.82%) PMP
8 5 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.82%) ISEB
9 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.49%) MCP
10 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.33%) MCSE
11 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.97%) SLA
2 5 (0.82%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.82%) XenApp
3 4 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.49%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.49%) NFS
5 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (5.73%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.15%) SCCM
3 7 (1.15%) Netcool
4 4 (0.65%) OpenView
5 3 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 128 (20.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 117 (19.15%) Ericsson
3 84 (13.75%) Huawei
4 70 (11.46%) Nokia
5 50 (8.18%) Microsoft
6 37 (6.06%) Oracle
7 34 (5.56%) HP
8 31 (5.07%) Cisco
9 29 (4.75%) Nortel
10 22 (3.60%) Cramer
11 20 (3.27%) Mapinfo
12 15 (2.45%) Business Objects
13 13 (2.13%) BT
14 12 (1.96%) Citrix
15 11 (1.80%) Greenplum
15 11 (1.80%) Amdocs
16 10 (1.64%) TIBCO
17 9 (1.47%) Red Hat
18 8 (1.31%) Actix
19 7 (1.15%) F5
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