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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 413 335 352
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +17
Contract jobs citing 3G 223 317 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 3.82% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 70 55
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£300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £215 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 11
Average hourly rate £20.25 £30.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.60% +15.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.90 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+34.70% +22.64%

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
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -67 206 £300 -7.69% 20
South East -69 110 £266 -18.07% 10
Berkshire -13 94 £270 -25.00% 6
London +13 33 £315 +96.87% 7
Reading -19 27 £270 -35.32% 3
North East - 16 £510 -
Newbury +3 15 £413 +358.61% 2
Tyne and Wear - 13 £510 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £510 -
Slough +10 12 £208 -44.66%
West Midlands -2 9 £260 +48.57%
Surrey -11 9 £260 - 1
Leeds -20 8 £270 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 8 £270 - 1
Yorkshire -25 8 £270 - 2
North West -30 8 £285 +16.08%
Kingston Upon Thames +2 7 £300 +87.50%
South West -17 7 £350 +33.33%
Maidenhead +7 6 £260 -36.96%
Manchester -11 6 £285 -5.00%
Birmingham +8 5 £260 -
Guildford 0 5 £260 -
Bracknell -8 5 - -
East of England +3 4 £330 -12.00%
Hertfordshire +1 3 £330 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 £270 -
City of London +4 2 £375 +70.45%
Bristol -3 2 - -
Scotland -7 2 - -

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 322 (65.31%) 4G
2 314 (63.69%) Telecoms
3 283 (57.40%) 2G
4 216 (43.81%) LTE
5 141 (28.60%) Radio Access Network
6 72 (14.60%) Ericsson
7 69 (14.00%) UNIX
7 69 (14.00%) Linux
8 63 (12.78%) GSM
9 62 (12.58%) Huawei
10 53 (10.75%) Nokia
11 52 (10.55%) UMTS
12 50 (10.14%) MS Excel
13 49 (9.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 48 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
14 48 (9.74%) VoLTE
15 47 (9.53%) SS7
15 47 (9.53%) C++
15 47 (9.53%) MS Office
16 44 (8.92%) Wireless
17 43 (8.72%) SQL
17 43 (8.72%) SLA
18 41 (8.32%) Network Architecture
18 41 (8.32%) Performance Management
18 41 (8.32%) Degree
19 40 (8.11%) 3GPP
20 38 (7.71%) Perl
21 37 (7.51%) Microsoft
22 36 (7.30%) Cisco
23 35 (7.10%) RNC

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (1.01%) Drupal
2 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (0.20%) Lync
3 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.20%) Node.js
3 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 47 (9.53%) MS Office
3 21 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 18 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Metrica
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 322 (65.31%) 4G
2 283 (57.40%) 2G
3 216 (43.81%) LTE
4 141 (28.60%) Radio Access Network
5 63 (12.78%) GSM
6 52 (10.55%) UMTS
7 48 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
7 48 (9.74%) VoLTE
8 47 (9.53%) SS7
9 44 (8.92%) Wireless
10 40 (8.11%) 3GPP
11 35 (7.10%) Ethernet
11 35 (7.10%) RNC
12 34 (6.90%) TCP/IP
12 34 (6.90%) GPRS
13 30 (6.09%) Diameter Protocol
14 29 (5.88%) ATM
15 27 (5.48%) Internet
15 27 (5.48%) SIGTRAN
16 26 (5.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.06%) MySQL
2 19 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (3.45%) MS Access
4 11 (2.23%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) Big Data
7 1 (0.20%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (1.62%) GitLab
2 7 (1.42%) Subversion
2 7 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.42%) ClearCase
2 7 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.81%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.20%) JMeter
5 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.20%) CANoe
5 1 (0.20%) JUnit
General
1 314 (63.69%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.26%) Finance
3 13 (2.64%) Back Office
4 10 (2.03%) Electronics
5 9 (1.83%) Billing
6 6 (1.22%) Legal
7 4 (0.81%) German Language
8 3 (0.61%) Marketing
8 3 (0.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.41%) Military
9 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (10.34%) Developer
2 36 (7.30%) Test Engineer
3 32 (6.49%) Field Engineer
4 27 (5.48%) Network Engineer
5 26 (5.27%) Support Engineer
6 23 (4.67%) Project Manager
7 22 (4.46%) Architect
7 22 (4.46%) Design Engineer
7 22 (4.46%) Delivery Manager
7 22 (4.46%) RAN Engineer
8 21 (4.26%) Analyst
9 20 (4.06%) Radio Engineer
10 17 (3.45%) Designer
10 17 (3.45%) Tester
11 13 (2.64%) Telecoms Engineer
12 12 (2.43%) Integration Engineer
12 12 (2.43%) Consultant
12 12 (2.43%) C++ Developer
13 11 (2.23%) Project Engineer
13 11 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.68%) XML
2 22 (4.46%) .NET
3 16 (3.25%) CSS
4 15 (3.04%) HTML
5 14 (2.84%) STL
6 12 (2.43%) HTML5
7 11 (2.23%) jQuery
8 10 (2.03%) RSS
8 10 (2.03%) Web Services
9 8 (1.62%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.42%) POSIX
10 7 (1.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (1.42%) 802.1X
11 5 (1.01%) Drush
11 5 (1.01%) WAP
12 4 (0.81%) Classic ASP
13 2 (0.41%) SOAP
14 1 (0.20%) Middleware
14 1 (0.20%) Ajax
14 1 (0.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.64%) Mobile App
2 13 (2.64%) Handset
2 13 (2.64%) Statistics
3 10 (2.03%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.03%) Social Media
4 9 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.83%) PKI
5 7 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.01%) PMI
6 5 (1.01%) Economics
7 3 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (0.61%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.41%) GIS
8 2 (0.41%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.41%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.41%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 69 (14.00%) UNIX
1 69 (14.00%) Linux
2 14 (2.84%) Windows
3 10 (2.03%) Mac OS
4 7 (1.42%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.22%) Solaris
6 5 (1.01%) Android
6 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) SUSE
9 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (8.32%) Performance Management
1 41 (8.32%) Network Architecture
2 34 (6.90%) Project Management
2 34 (6.90%) Validation
3 29 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (5.68%) Configuration Management
5 26 (5.27%) Requirements Analysis
6 23 (4.67%) ITIL
6 23 (4.67%) Change Control
7 22 (4.46%) Network Design
8 19 (3.85%) ETL
9 17 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.45%) Fault Management
10 15 (3.04%) Migration
10 15 (3.04%) SDLC
11 13 (2.64%) Test Planning
11 13 (2.64%) Network Planning
12 12 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (2.23%) Change Management
13 11 (2.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.53%) C++
2 43 (8.72%) SQL
3 38 (7.71%) Perl
4 18 (3.65%) C#
5 16 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.04%) Java
7 14 (2.84%) C
8 12 (2.43%) PHP
9 11 (2.23%) ActionScript
10 10 (2.03%) Python
11 9 (1.83%) VB
12 8 (1.62%) Ruby
13 7 (1.42%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.01%) VBA
15 3 (0.61%) MapBasic
15 3 (0.61%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.41%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.20%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 41 (8.32%) Degree
2 28 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (5.48%) CCNP
4 18 (3.65%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.45%) CCNA
6 13 (2.64%) HNC
7 8 (1.62%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.42%) HND
9 6 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.22%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.01%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.81%) CISSP
12 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.61%) ISEB
13 2 (0.41%) MCP
13 2 (0.41%) MCSE
13 2 (0.41%) CCSA
13 2 (0.41%) CCSE
13 2 (0.41%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (8.72%) SLA
2 12 (2.43%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.61%) XenApp
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.20%) NDS
Systems Management
1 15 (3.04%) OpenView
1 15 (3.04%) NSN NetAct
2 12 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (2.03%) HP NNM
4 6 (1.22%) NetCrunch
5 5 (1.01%) Cacti
6 4 (0.81%) Netcool
7 3 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.61%) SCCM
8 1 (0.20%) Iperf
8 1 (0.20%) OPNET
8 1 (0.20%) Nessus
8 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 72 (14.60%) Ericsson
2 62 (12.58%) Huawei
3 53 (10.75%) Nokia
4 49 (9.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 37 (7.51%) Microsoft
6 36 (7.30%) Cisco
7 34 (6.90%) Nortel
8 31 (6.29%) Oracle
9 25 (5.07%) Amdocs
10 23 (4.67%) HP
11 15 (3.04%) Mapinfo
12 14 (2.84%) NEC
13 13 (2.64%) CheckPoint
14 12 (2.43%) Juniper
15 11 (2.23%) Greenplum
16 10 (2.03%) SevOne
16 10 (2.03%) Remedy
17 9 (1.83%) Dell
18 8 (1.62%) Cramer
18 8 (1.62%) Blue Coat
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