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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 342 329 185
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -144
Contract jobs citing 3G 331 279 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.53% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 3.92% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 68 94
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£313 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.61% -6.42%

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
8504 7122 8560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 3887 4044
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 639
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 +10 305 £313 -3.84% 26
South East +27 210 £313 -3.84% 17
Berkshire +14 160 £360 +20.00% 11
Reading +26 40 £360 +33.33% 5
London +9 26 £480 +39.13% 5
Surrey +13 19 £290 -
Hampshire -8 19 £251 -8.72% 4
West Midlands -22 15 £225 -12.19% 1
Slough -2 10 £208 -36.15% 4
East of England -30 10 £388 +42.20% 2
Bracknell 0 9 - -
Guildford 0 9 £270 -
South West -33 7 - -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £388 - 2
Buckinghamshire -6 6 - - 1
City of London +18 5 £530 +53.62% 1
Bristol -26 5 - -
Windsor - 5 - -
Newbury -13 4 £163 -58.86%
Maidenhead - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire -37 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Wiltshire -11 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 1
Leeds - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £338 - 1
Fareham - 2 - -
Birmingham -8 1 - - 1

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 319 (53.70%) Telecoms
2 272 (45.79%) LTE
3 268 (45.12%) 2G
4 253 (42.59%) 4G
5 136 (22.90%) Radio Access Network
6 127 (21.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 99 (16.67%) Project Management
8 92 (15.49%) Degree
9 87 (14.65%) Huawei
10 82 (13.80%) Ericsson
11 64 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
12 63 (10.61%) GSM
13 59 (9.93%) SLA
14 54 (9.09%) Windows
15 52 (8.75%) MS Office
15 52 (8.75%) Broadband
16 51 (8.59%) UMTS
17 49 (8.25%) Microsoft
18 48 (8.08%) Network Architecture
19 47 (7.91%) Wireless
20 46 (7.74%) SQL
21 44 (7.41%) Cisco
21 44 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
21 44 (7.41%) Validation
22 43 (7.24%) GPRS
22 43 (7.24%) Nokia
23 42 (7.07%) C
23 42 (7.07%) Internet
23 42 (7.07%) Windows 7
24 40 (6.73%) UNIX

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 15 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.84%) Apache
5 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.51%) Lync
6 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 52 (8.75%) MS Office
2 39 (6.57%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 272 (45.79%) LTE
2 268 (45.12%) 2G
3 253 (42.59%) 4G
4 136 (22.90%) Radio Access Network
5 63 (10.61%) GSM
6 52 (8.75%) Broadband
7 51 (8.59%) UMTS
8 47 (7.91%) Wireless
9 44 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 43 (7.24%) GPRS
11 42 (7.07%) Internet
12 40 (6.73%) Ethernet
12 40 (6.73%) VoLTE
13 36 (6.06%) 3GPP
14 35 (5.89%) DNS
15 32 (5.39%) INAP
16 31 (5.22%) VPN
17 29 (4.88%) ATM
18 28 (4.71%) SGSN
19 25 (4.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.52%) MS Access
3 9 (1.52%) MySQL
4 6 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Toad
1 5 (0.84%) LoadRunner
1 5 (0.84%) Maven
1 5 (0.84%) JIRA
1 5 (0.84%) Selenium
1 5 (0.84%) Ant
1 5 (0.84%) SoapUI
1 5 (0.84%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (0.84%) eggPlant
2 3 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.17%) Calabash
General
1 319 (53.70%) Telecoms
2 33 (5.56%) Billing
3 31 (5.22%) Finance
4 20 (3.37%) Marketing
5 18 (3.03%) Back Office
6 13 (2.19%) Electronics
7 6 (1.01%) Front Office
8 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.67%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.67%) German Language
9 4 (0.67%) Banking
9 4 (0.67%) Retail
10 3 (0.51%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.34%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (11.62%) Architect
2 47 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
3 44 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 39 (6.57%) Project Manager
5 26 (4.38%) Analyst
6 25 (4.21%) Field Engineer
6 25 (4.21%) Design Engineer
7 23 (3.87%) Support Engineer
7 23 (3.87%) Senior Architect
8 22 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 21 (3.54%) Desktop Support
10 20 (3.37%) Designer
11 18 (3.03%) Network Engineer
11 18 (3.03%) 3G Engineer
12 17 (2.86%) Consultant
13 15 (2.53%) Developer
13 15 (2.53%) RAN Engineer
14 12 (2.02%) Radio Engineer
14 12 (2.02%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (1.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.68%) XML
2 6 (1.01%) SOAP
2 6 (1.01%) Web Services
3 5 (0.84%) REST
3 5 (0.84%) J2ME
3 5 (0.84%) WAP
3 5 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (0.51%) .NET
5 2 (0.34%) STL
6 1 (0.17%) HTML
6 1 (0.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.71%) Blackberry
4 11 (1.85%) GIS
5 10 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.68%) Handset
5 10 (1.68%) Thin Client
5 10 (1.68%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.35%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.84%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.84%) PMI
9 4 (0.67%) User Experience
9 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.51%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.51%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.51%) Replication
10 3 (0.51%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.09%) Windows
2 42 (7.07%) Windows 7
3 40 (6.73%) UNIX
4 26 (4.38%) Linux
5 23 (3.87%) Windows XP
6 17 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.68%) VMS
9 8 (1.35%) Android
10 6 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.34%) Solaris
12 2 (0.34%) NetWare
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.67%) Project Management
2 48 (8.08%) Network Architecture
3 44 (7.41%) Validation
4 33 (5.56%) ITIL
5 32 (5.39%) PRINCE2
6 28 (4.71%) Network Planning
6 28 (4.71%) Problem Management
7 27 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 25 (4.21%) Performance Management
9 20 (3.37%) Change Management
10 19 (3.20%) Software Engineering
11 18 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
12 17 (2.86%) Migration
13 15 (2.53%) Supplier Management
13 15 (2.53%) Network Design
14 14 (2.36%) Fault Management
15 13 (2.19%) Capacity Management
16 12 (2.02%) Project Planning
17 11 (1.85%) Service Delivery
17 11 (1.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 46 (7.74%) SQL
2 42 (7.07%) C
3 27 (4.55%) C++
4 21 (3.54%) Perl
5 12 (2.02%) C#
6 10 (1.68%) Java
6 10 (1.68%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.18%) Embedded C++
8 5 (0.84%) VBA
9 3 (0.51%) Python
9 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.17%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 92 (15.49%) Degree
2 17 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.35%) HND
5 7 (1.18%) CCNP
5 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.18%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.01%) PMP
6 6 (1.01%) CCNA
7 5 (0.84%) HNC
7 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.51%) ISEB
9 2 (0.34%) CNA
9 2 (0.34%) Novell Certification
9 2 (0.34%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) CCA
10 1 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (9.93%) SLA
2 14 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.67%) XenApp
4 3 (0.51%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.34%) NFS
5 2 (0.34%) NDS
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (3.54%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (2.69%) SCCM
3 11 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.84%) Netcool
4 5 (0.84%) DameWare
5 4 (0.67%) OpenView
5 4 (0.67%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.34%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 127 (21.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 87 (14.65%) Huawei
3 82 (13.80%) Ericsson
4 49 (8.25%) Microsoft
5 44 (7.41%) Cisco
6 43 (7.24%) Nokia
7 27 (4.55%) Mapinfo
8 26 (4.38%) Oracle
8 26 (4.38%) HP
9 14 (2.36%) Business Objects
9 14 (2.36%) Nortel
9 14 (2.36%) Citrix
10 13 (2.19%) Cramer
11 11 (1.85%) BT
12 10 (1.68%) Greenplum
12 10 (1.68%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.52%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.52%) Siemens
13 9 (1.52%) Juniper
14 8 (1.35%) Sun
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Advantage XPO
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago