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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 285 302 193
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -109
Contract jobs citing 3G 349 301 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.60% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 4.56% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 55 93
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£260 £315 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.32% +18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £117 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.32% +14.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -62.66%

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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +12 323 £260 -14.75% 44
South East +16 209 £255 -13.55% 29
Berkshire +18 162 £260 -29.25% 18
Newbury +20 56 £260 - 1
Surrey +19 34 £255 -1.92% 3
Reading +11 34 £240 -9.43% 5
Guildford +11 29 £255 -1.92% 2
Slough +1 27 £208 -18.62% 9
London -38 25 £269 -40.27% 5
South West -6 21 £473 +57.50% 3
North West -7 19 £260 -13.33%
West Midlands -12 19 £260 +92.59% 1
Coventry +3 10 £260 -
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £169 -
East of England - 7 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £350 -
Yorkshire -8 4 £123 - 3
West Yorkshire - 4 £123 - 3
Birmingham -10 3 £155 +14.81%
Hampshire -11 3 - - 4
Leeds - 3 £123 - 2
Solihull +9 2 - -
Glasgow +1 2 £215 -20.37%
Scotland -6 2 £215 -20.37% 1
City of London +2 1 - - 2
Maidenhead -7 1 - - 1
Bristol -9 1 - - 1
Manchester -18 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 390 (61.51%) Telecoms
2 359 (56.62%) 2G
3 321 (50.63%) 4G
4 277 (43.69%) LTE
5 210 (33.12%) Radio Access Network
6 125 (19.72%) Ericsson
7 121 (19.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 95 (14.98%) GSM
9 76 (11.99%) Huawei
10 74 (11.67%) Nokia
11 73 (11.51%) Degree
11 73 (11.51%) Network Planning
12 63 (9.94%) Project Management
13 61 (9.62%) SQL
13 61 (9.62%) RNC
14 59 (9.31%) SLA
15 58 (9.15%) Wireless
16 56 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
17 52 (8.20%) Linux
18 47 (7.41%) NSN NetAct
19 46 (7.26%) Perl
19 46 (7.26%) Validation
20 45 (7.10%) C
20 45 (7.10%) MS Excel
21 44 (6.94%) C++
21 44 (6.94%) PRINCE2
21 44 (6.94%) Nortel
22 43 (6.78%) Microsoft
22 43 (6.78%) Broadband
22 43 (6.78%) Wi-Fi

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.32%) CMS
4 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.16%) Lync
5 1 (0.16%) WorkSite
Applications
1 45 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.62%) MS Office
3 17 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.47%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Maya
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.05%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 359 (56.62%) 2G
2 321 (50.63%) 4G
3 277 (43.69%) LTE
4 210 (33.12%) Radio Access Network
5 95 (14.98%) GSM
6 61 (9.62%) RNC
7 58 (9.15%) Wireless
8 43 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
8 43 (6.78%) Broadband
9 40 (6.31%) UMTS
10 39 (6.15%) DNS
11 36 (5.68%) GPRS
11 36 (5.68%) VoLTE
12 35 (5.52%) Internet
13 33 (5.21%) Ethernet
14 32 (5.05%) TCP/IP
15 30 (4.73%) SS7
16 26 (4.10%) VPN
16 26 (4.10%) 3GPP
17 25 (3.94%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.89%) MS Access
2 7 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.10%) MySQL
2 7 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (0.95%) ClearCase
1 6 (0.95%) Subversion
1 6 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.63%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.32%) JIRA
3 2 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 390 (61.51%) Telecoms
2 37 (5.84%) Finance
3 35 (5.52%) Billing
4 21 (3.31%) Electronics
5 11 (1.74%) Marketing
6 9 (1.42%) Legal
7 8 (1.26%) Back Office
7 8 (1.26%) Retail
8 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Law
10 3 (0.47%) German Language
10 3 (0.47%) Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (8.04%) Test Engineer
2 44 (6.94%) RAN Engineer
3 40 (6.31%) Architect
4 36 (5.68%) Integration Engineer
5 35 (5.52%) Designer
6 31 (4.89%) Project Manager
7 30 (4.73%) Field Engineer
8 27 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
9 26 (4.10%) Performance Engineer
9 26 (4.10%) Design Engineer
10 24 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (3.63%) Developer
11 23 (3.63%) Radio Engineer
12 20 (3.15%) Analyst
13 17 (2.68%) Voice Engineer
14 16 (2.52%) Network Planner
15 15 (2.37%) Consultant
15 15 (2.37%) Software Engineer
15 15 (2.37%) Support Engineer
16 13 (2.05%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.74%) XML
2 9 (1.42%) .NET
3 7 (1.10%) SOAP
4 6 (0.95%) STL
5 4 (0.63%) HTML
6 3 (0.47%) HTML5
6 3 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.32%) XMPP
7 2 (0.32%) RESTful
7 2 (0.32%) Sencha Touch
7 2 (0.32%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (0.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.37%) Statistics
4 14 (2.21%) Blackberry
4 14 (2.21%) GIS
5 12 (1.89%) Replication
6 11 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.42%) Handset
8 8 (1.26%) User Experience
9 6 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.79%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.63%) PMI
11 4 (0.63%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.47%) Telematics
12 3 (0.47%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.32%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.20%) Linux
2 38 (5.99%) UNIX
3 28 (4.42%) Windows
4 19 (3.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.10%) Solaris
8 7 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.95%) VMS
10 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.47%) Android
12 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.32%) NetWare
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (11.51%) Network Planning
2 63 (9.94%) Project Management
3 46 (7.26%) Validation
4 44 (6.94%) PRINCE2
5 40 (6.31%) ITIL
6 35 (5.52%) Configuration Management
7 32 (5.05%) Performance Management
8 28 (4.42%) Service Delivery
9 22 (3.47%) Software Engineering
10 21 (3.31%) CRM
11 20 (3.15%) Network Design
12 19 (3.00%) Performance Engineering
13 18 (2.84%) Network Architecture
13 18 (2.84%) Change Management
14 16 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (2.52%) Service Management
15 13 (2.05%) OO
15 13 (2.05%) Requirements Analysis
15 13 (2.05%) Performance Improvement
15 13 (2.05%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (9.62%) SQL
2 46 (7.26%) Perl
3 45 (7.10%) C
4 44 (6.94%) C++
5 20 (3.15%) C#
6 19 (3.00%) Python
7 15 (2.37%) Embedded C
8 12 (1.89%) Java
9 10 (1.58%) Embedded C++
9 10 (1.58%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.95%) Ruby
11 3 (0.47%) VBA
12 2 (0.32%) Erlang
12 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.16%) VC++
Qualifications
1 73 (11.51%) Degree
2 25 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (3.63%) VCP4
4 17 (2.68%) HND
5 16 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.37%) HNC
7 14 (2.21%) CCNP
8 11 (1.74%) CCNA
9 9 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.26%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.10%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.95%) ISEB
13 5 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.79%) PMP
14 3 (0.47%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.47%) MCP
14 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (9.31%) SLA
2 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.47%) QA
3 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.79%) XenApp
3 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.47%) NFS
5 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 47 (7.41%) NSN NetAct
2 23 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.42%) SCCM
4 4 (0.63%) OpenView
4 4 (0.63%) Netcool
5 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.32%) NetCrunch
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 125 (19.72%) Ericsson
2 121 (19.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 76 (11.99%) Huawei
4 74 (11.67%) Nokia
5 44 (6.94%) Nortel
6 43 (6.78%) Microsoft
7 36 (5.68%) Oracle
8 35 (5.52%) Cisco
9 33 (5.21%) HP
10 28 (4.42%) Cramer
11 23 (3.63%) Actix
11 23 (3.63%) Mapinfo
12 14 (2.21%) Amdocs
13 12 (1.89%) BT
13 12 (1.89%) Citrix
14 10 (1.58%) Business Objects
14 10 (1.58%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.26%) Siemens
15 8 (1.26%) NEC
15 8 (1.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
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Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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QA Limited
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Hampshire
Computer Futures
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