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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 488 461 360
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -101
Contract jobs citing 3G 134 187 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 2.35% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 84 76
Median daily rate £358 £294 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.70% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £499 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.00 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.30 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-38.46% -23.52%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -38 124 £278 -6.72% 10
South East +34 79 £280 -3.44% 4
Berkshire +8 53 £325 +5.26% 1
Reading +17 24 £245 -27.40%
Surrey +23 16 £270 +0.93% 1
North West +10 12 £600 +210.07%
London -7 12 £375 +41.50% 4
North East -23 9 £206 -58.33%
Guildford -3 8 £270 -
Cheshire +21 6 - -
Tyne and Wear -31 6 £215 -56.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 6 £215 -56.34%
Slough - 6 £363 -
West Yorkshire +24 5 £375 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire +20 5 - -
Yorkshire +19 5 £375 +7.14%
Warrington +5 5 - -
Newbury +4 5 - - 1
Manchester +1 5 £600 +313.79%
Leeds +21 4 - -
Jersey - 4 £413 -
Channel Islands - 4 £413 -
Scotland +5 3 £290 +93.33%
Guernsey - 3 £413 -
Hampshire +20 2 £163 -23.52%
South West +3 2 £270 +25.58% 1
City of London -10 2 - - 2
West Midlands -26 2 £260 -3.61% 1
West Sussex - 2 £374 - 1
Gatwick - 2 £374 - 1

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 163 (69.66%) 4G
2 132 (56.41%) 2G
3 123 (52.56%) Telecoms
4 91 (38.89%) LTE
5 52 (22.22%) Huawei
6 49 (20.94%) Ericsson
7 46 (19.66%) Radio Access Network
8 43 (18.38%) Nokia
9 33 (14.10%) Microsoft
10 32 (13.68%) Cisco
11 31 (13.25%) Nokia Networks
12 30 (12.82%) UMTS
13 29 (12.39%) Citrix
13 29 (12.39%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (12.39%) Wi-Fi
14 27 (11.54%) GSM
14 27 (11.54%) MS Excel
15 26 (11.11%) Windows
15 26 (11.11%) MS Office
15 26 (11.11%) ITIL
15 26 (11.11%) Network Architecture
16 25 (10.68%) Active Directory
17 24 (10.26%) Wireless
18 22 (9.40%) CCNP
18 22 (9.40%) Security Cleared
19 21 (8.97%) SLA
19 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
20 20 (8.55%) CCIE
20 20 (8.55%) Back Office
21 19 (8.12%) Juniper

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 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.85%) CMS
2 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 26 (11.11%) MS Office
3 15 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 163 (69.66%) 4G
2 132 (56.41%) 2G
3 91 (38.89%) LTE
4 46 (19.66%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (12.82%) UMTS
6 29 (12.39%) Wi-Fi
7 27 (11.54%) GSM
8 24 (10.26%) Wireless
9 21 (8.97%) TCP/IP
10 18 (7.69%) DHCP
10 18 (7.69%) DNS
11 17 (7.26%) Firewall
12 16 (6.84%) Diameter Protocol
13 14 (5.98%) Wireshark
14 13 (5.56%) VoLTE
15 11 (4.70%) VPN
16 10 (4.27%) SIGTRAN
16 10 (4.27%) UTRAN
17 9 (3.85%) Network Security
17 9 (3.85%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.56%) MS Access
3 4 (1.71%) GIS
4 3 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 123 (52.56%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.55%) Back Office
3 13 (5.56%) Marketing
4 12 (5.13%) Finance
5 7 (2.99%) Electronics
6 6 (2.56%) Billing
7 3 (1.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Front Office
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 21 (8.97%) RAN Engineer
2 18 (7.69%) 3G Engineer
3 17 (7.26%) Architect
3 17 (7.26%) Field Engineer
4 16 (6.84%) Desktop Support
5 15 (6.41%) 4G Engineer
5 15 (6.41%) Network Engineer
6 14 (5.98%) Optimisation Engineer
7 10 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.27%) Consultant
7 10 (4.27%) Radio Engineer
7 10 (4.27%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.85%) Radio Planner
9 8 (3.42%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (3.42%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Technical Support
9 8 (3.42%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Analyst
10 7 (2.99%) LTE Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.71%) XML
2 2 (0.85%) REST
2 2 (0.85%) WAP
3 1 (0.43%) .NET
3 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.43%) HTML
3 1 (0.43%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.43%) SPML
3 1 (0.43%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.98%) Data Centre
1 14 (5.98%) Fat Client
1 14 (5.98%) Statistics
1 14 (5.98%) Thin Client
2 12 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.14%) VHDL
6 4 (1.71%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.71%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.71%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.71%) PKI
6 4 (1.71%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.71%) VLSI
7 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.28%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.85%) Handset
8 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.11%) Windows
2 18 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 16 (6.84%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.85%) Linux
7 8 (3.42%) Unix
8 7 (2.99%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.43%) Android
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.11%) ITIL
1 26 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 17 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (5.98%) Network Optimisation
3 14 (5.98%) Software Delivery
4 11 (4.70%) Performance Management
5 10 (4.27%) Network Design
5 10 (4.27%) Network Planning
6 9 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.42%) Project Management
8 7 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (2.56%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
9 6 (2.56%) Fault Management
9 6 (2.56%) Migration
9 6 (2.56%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.14%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.14%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.13%) SQL
2 9 (3.85%) C
2 9 (3.85%) C++
3 4 (1.71%) Java
3 4 (1.71%) Perl
4 2 (0.85%) C#
4 2 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.43%) Python
5 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (12.39%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (9.40%) CCNP
2 22 (9.40%) Security Cleared
3 20 (8.55%) CCIE
4 19 (8.12%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.41%) CCNA
6 12 (5.13%) Degree
7 8 (3.42%) HNC
8 7 (2.99%) HND
9 5 (2.14%) CCSP
9 5 (2.14%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.28%) CCDA
11 3 (1.28%) MCSE
11 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.85%) CISM
12 2 (0.85%) CISSP
12 2 (0.85%) CRISC
12 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.85%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.97%) SLA
2 4 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (10.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.70%) XenApp
3 10 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (6.41%) SCCM
2 9 (3.85%) Amdocs OSS
2 9 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.71%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.28%) OpenView
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.85%) DameWare
5 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.85%) Nessus
5 2 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 52 (22.22%) Huawei
2 49 (20.94%) Ericsson
3 43 (18.38%) Nokia
4 33 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 32 (13.68%) Cisco
6 31 (13.25%) Nokia Networks
7 29 (12.39%) Citrix
8 19 (8.12%) Juniper
9 17 (7.26%) Cramer
9 17 (7.26%) Nortel
10 14 (5.98%) Remedy
11 11 (4.70%) Tellabs
11 11 (4.70%) VMware
12 10 (4.27%) HP
12 10 (4.27%) Mapinfo
13 9 (3.85%) AppSense
13 9 (3.85%) Palo Alto
14 8 (3.42%) Arqiva
14 8 (3.42%) ThinPrint
15 7 (2.99%) Ciena
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