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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 547 407 370
Rank change year-on-year
-140 -37
Contract jobs citing 3G 114 255 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 3.20% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 91 67
Median daily rate £278 £270 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £209 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £270 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +30.90%
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 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +26.31%

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
8734 7973 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.22% 13.96% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5344 4566 4060
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 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 494 441
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.71% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -114 113 £285 +5.55% 10
South East -61 59 £290 +10.89% 6
Berkshire -55 37 £225 -14.28% 2
London -20 18 £315 -1.56% 1
Reading -20 10 £550 +103.70% 1
Yorkshire -5 7 £169 -37.50%
Surrey -7 7 £326 +19.17% 1
North East -37 7 £218 -56.28%
Hampshire +5 6 - - 3
North West -4 6 £220 -15.38% 3
Newbury -10 6 £201 -35.16% 1
West Midlands -26 6 £290 +7.40%
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 6 £224 -55.02%
Tyne and Wear -43 6 £224 -55.02%
Slough -4 5 £225 +8.43%
South West -7 5 £290 -27.50%
Buckinghamshire +17 4 - -
Leeds -4 4 £158 -41.66%
West Yorkshire -8 4 £158 -41.66%
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Guildford - 4 £270 -
City of London +47 3 £315 -16.00%
Warrington +3 3 £260 -
Cheshire +1 3 £260 -
Manchester -2 3 £180 +20.00% 2
Gatwick - 3 £365 -
Basingstoke - 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Redhill - 3 £383 -
East Midlands -1 2 £355 +36.53%

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 204 (65.59%) 4G
2 168 (54.02%) Telecoms
3 141 (45.34%) LTE
4 140 (45.02%) 2G
5 73 (23.47%) Radio Access Network
6 59 (18.97%) Wireless
7 54 (17.36%) Nokia
8 50 (16.08%) Huawei
9 47 (15.11%) Wi-Fi
10 44 (14.15%) SLA
11 42 (13.50%) Degree
12 41 (13.18%) Project Management
13 38 (12.22%) Cisco
14 34 (10.93%) Citrix
15 33 (10.61%) Ericsson
16 31 (9.97%) GSM
17 30 (9.65%) DNS
17 30 (9.65%) ITIL
17 30 (9.65%) Windows
17 30 (9.65%) Microsoft
17 30 (9.65%) Nokia Networks
18 28 (9.00%) Windows 7
18 28 (9.00%) UMTS
18 28 (9.00%) Back Office
19 27 (8.68%) C
19 27 (8.68%) Active Directory
20 26 (8.36%) DHCP
21 25 (8.04%) Service Delivery
22 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
22 24 (7.72%) Security Cleared

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 3 (0.96%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.64%) CMS
2 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (7.07%) MS Office
2 21 (6.75%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Traffica
2 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 204 (65.59%) 4G
2 141 (45.34%) LTE
3 140 (45.02%) 2G
4 73 (23.47%) Radio Access Network
5 59 (18.97%) Wireless
6 47 (15.11%) Wi-Fi
7 31 (9.97%) GSM
8 30 (9.65%) DNS
9 28 (9.00%) UMTS
10 26 (8.36%) DHCP
11 22 (7.07%) Diameter Protocol
12 21 (6.75%) SIGTRAN
13 19 (6.11%) SMS
14 18 (5.79%) Internet
15 16 (5.14%) LDAP
16 15 (4.82%) MGW
16 15 (4.82%) RNC
17 14 (4.50%) INAP
17 14 (4.50%) VoLTE
18 13 (4.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.61%) GIS
2 5 (1.61%) MS Access
3 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) BODI
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 168 (54.02%) Telecoms
2 28 (9.00%) Back Office
3 20 (6.43%) Finance
4 13 (4.18%) Billing
5 11 (3.54%) Electronics
6 8 (2.57%) Front Office
7 6 (1.93%) Retail
8 5 (1.61%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
10 2 (0.64%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (8.36%) Architect
2 23 (7.40%) RAN Engineer
3 20 (6.43%) Network Engineer
3 20 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (5.79%) Optimisation Engineer
5 17 (5.47%) Desktop Support
5 17 (5.47%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.47%) Test Engineer
6 16 (5.14%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.14%) Radio Engineer
6 16 (5.14%) Telecoms Manager
7 15 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (4.50%) 3G Engineer
9 12 (3.86%) LTE Engineer
10 11 (3.54%) 4G Engineer
10 11 (3.54%) Mobile Engineer
10 11 (3.54%) Network Architect
10 11 (3.54%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.22%) Embedded Engineer
11 10 (3.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.14%) SPML
2 14 (4.50%) SOAP
3 2 (0.64%) HTML
3 2 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.32%) HTML5
4 1 (0.32%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.32%) JMS
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
4 1 (0.32%) REST
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.07%) Fat Client
1 22 (7.07%) Thin Client
2 19 (6.11%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.79%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.47%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.54%) VHDL
6 9 (2.89%) PMI
7 7 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.93%) PKI
9 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.61%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.61%) Statistics
10 4 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.96%) Handset
11 3 (0.96%) Telematics
12 2 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.65%) Windows
2 28 (9.00%) Windows 7
3 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (7.07%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.89%) Linux
5 9 (2.89%) Unix
5 9 (2.89%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.93%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.64%) Android
8 2 (0.64%) Solaris
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (13.18%) Project Management
2 30 (9.65%) ITIL
3 25 (8.04%) Service Delivery
4 23 (7.40%) Network Architecture
5 22 (7.07%) Software Delivery
6 21 (6.75%) Network Design
7 19 (6.11%) Logistics
8 18 (5.79%) High Availability
8 18 (5.79%) Service Management
9 16 (5.14%) Change Management
9 16 (5.14%) Network Planning
10 15 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.54%) Change Control
11 11 (3.54%) Integration Testing
11 11 (3.54%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (3.54%) Problem Management
11 11 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (3.54%) Software Engineering
12 10 (3.22%) Embedded Software Development
12 10 (3.22%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.68%) C
2 14 (4.50%) SQL
3 10 (3.22%) Embedded C
4 4 (1.29%) C++
4 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.96%) Java
5 3 (0.96%) Python
5 3 (0.96%) VBA
6 2 (0.64%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.32%) Ruby
7 1 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (13.50%) Degree
2 24 (7.72%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.75%) HNC
4 17 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.50%) HND
6 11 (3.54%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.89%) CCNP
8 5 (1.61%) CCNA
9 4 (1.29%) CISSP
10 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.64%) CCSA
11 2 (0.64%) CCSE
11 2 (0.64%) CISM
11 2 (0.64%) CRISC
11 2 (0.64%) PMP
11 2 (0.64%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (14.15%) SLA
2 8 (2.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (8.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.07%) XenApp
3 16 (5.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.96%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (6.43%) SCCM
2 12 (3.86%) NSN NetAct
3 10 (3.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.57%) Amdocs OSS
5 5 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.64%) Nessus
7 2 (0.64%) Netcool
7 2 (0.64%) OpenView
8 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (17.36%) Nokia
2 50 (16.08%) Huawei
3 38 (12.22%) Cisco
4 34 (10.93%) Citrix
5 33 (10.61%) Ericsson
6 30 (9.65%) Microsoft
6 30 (9.65%) Nokia Networks
7 20 (6.43%) VMware
8 18 (5.79%) Siemens
9 17 (5.47%) HP
10 16 (5.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 16 (5.14%) AppSense
10 16 (5.14%) BT
10 16 (5.14%) ThinPrint
11 15 (4.82%) Juniper
12 13 (4.18%) Arqiva
12 13 (4.18%) Virgin Media
12 13 (4.18%) ZTE
13 12 (3.86%) NetCracker
13 12 (3.86%) Telindus
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