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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 559 491 335
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -156
Contract jobs citing 3G 94 174 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.30% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 2.19% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 73 67
Median daily rate £290 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £214 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £48.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £31.64 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-46.27% -15.62%

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -73 84 £291 -2.91% 14
South East -20 46 £248 -13.91% 5
Berkshire -30 35 £335 +15.51% 3
London -12 19 £360 +20.00% 4
Reading +12 11 £550 +91.30%
Newbury +3 9 - - 1
South West +11 5 £270 -32.50% 3
Hampshire +10 5 £174 - 1
North West +6 5 - - 1
Bristol +2 4 £270 - 2
Warrington +13 3 - -
City of London +13 3 £360 +8.27% 1
Cheshire +11 3 - -
West Yorkshire +8 3 £244 -9.53%
Yorkshire +8 3 £244 -9.53%
Surrey +4 3 £270 +3.84% 1
Slough -1 3 £313 +50.60% 2
East Midlands -5 3 £335 +24.07%
Scotland +15 2 £250 - 1
Leeds +4 2 £114 -57.96%
Guildford -3 2 £270 +3.84%
Manchester -4 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -10 2 £355 +31.48%
Nottingham -14 2 £355 +31.48%
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
Milton Keynes +12 1 - -
Glasgow +7 1 - - 1
Maidenhead -10 1 - -
North East -34 1 £218 -57.35% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 1 £218 -57.35% 1

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 162 (70.74%) 4G
2 117 (51.09%) 2G
3 116 (50.66%) Telecoms
4 84 (36.68%) LTE
5 48 (20.96%) Radio Access Network
6 46 (20.09%) Huawei
7 45 (19.65%) Nokia
8 40 (17.47%) Wireless
9 34 (14.85%) Ericsson
10 32 (13.97%) Wi-Fi
11 30 (13.10%) SLA
12 29 (12.66%) Citrix
13 27 (11.79%) Cisco
13 27 (11.79%) Nokia Networks
14 26 (11.35%) Microsoft
14 26 (11.35%) UMTS
15 25 (10.92%) Back Office
16 24 (10.48%) GSM
16 24 (10.48%) ITIL
17 23 (10.04%) Windows
17 23 (10.04%) DNS
17 23 (10.04%) Active Directory
18 22 (9.61%) Windows 7
18 22 (9.61%) Diameter Protocol
19 21 (9.17%) Security Cleared
19 21 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
19 21 (9.17%) DHCP
20 19 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (8.30%) Project Management
20 19 (8.30%) SIGTRAN

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 1 (0.44%) CMS
1 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
1 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.99%) MS Office
3 12 (5.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.87%) MS Project
6 1 (0.44%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 162 (70.74%) 4G
2 117 (51.09%) 2G
3 84 (36.68%) LTE
4 48 (20.96%) Radio Access Network
5 40 (17.47%) Wireless
6 32 (13.97%) Wi-Fi
7 26 (11.35%) UMTS
8 24 (10.48%) GSM
9 23 (10.04%) DNS
10 22 (9.61%) Diameter Protocol
11 21 (9.17%) DHCP
12 19 (8.30%) SIGTRAN
13 15 (6.55%) LDAP
14 14 (6.11%) BGP
14 14 (6.11%) OSPF
14 14 (6.11%) TCP/IP
15 13 (5.68%) INAP
15 13 (5.68%) Node B
16 12 (5.24%) MPLS
16 12 (5.24%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.62%) MS Access
3 4 (1.75%) GIS
4 3 (1.31%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) BODI
6 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
General
1 116 (50.66%) Telecoms
2 25 (10.92%) Back Office
3 13 (5.68%) Finance
4 11 (4.80%) Electronics
5 10 (4.37%) Billing
6 9 (3.93%) Marketing
7 6 (2.62%) Front Office
7 6 (2.62%) Retail
8 3 (1.31%) Automotive
8 3 (1.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
9 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (10.48%) RAN Engineer
2 16 (6.99%) Desktop Support
3 15 (6.55%) Network Engineer
3 15 (6.55%) Test Engineer
4 13 (5.68%) Architect
4 13 (5.68%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.24%) Field Engineer
5 12 (5.24%) Mobile Engineer
6 11 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.37%) Analyst
7 10 (4.37%) Radio Engineer
8 9 (3.93%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 9 (3.93%) 3G Engineer
8 9 (3.93%) 4G Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) Optimisation Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (3.06%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.68%) SPML
2 11 (4.80%) SOAP
3 2 (0.87%) REST
3 2 (0.87%) WAP
3 2 (0.87%) XML
4 1 (0.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.44%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.42%) Data Centre
1 17 (7.42%) Fat Client
1 17 (7.42%) Thin Client
2 13 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.93%) Statistics
5 7 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.06%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.62%) PKI
6 6 (2.62%) VHDL
7 4 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.75%) VLSI
8 3 (1.31%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.31%) Handset
8 3 (1.31%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.31%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.31%) PMI
8 3 (1.31%) Telematics
9 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.04%) Windows
2 22 (9.61%) Windows 7
3 19 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.62%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.18%) Unix
7 3 (1.31%) Linux
7 3 (1.31%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.44%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (10.48%) ITIL
2 19 (8.30%) Network Architecture
2 19 (8.30%) Project Management
3 17 (7.42%) Software Delivery
4 16 (6.99%) Network Design
5 15 (6.55%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.11%) Change Management
7 13 (5.68%) High Availability
8 11 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.93%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.93%) Integration Testing
10 9 (3.93%) Network Optimisation
10 9 (3.93%) Problem Management
10 9 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.49%) Change Control
11 8 (3.49%) CRM
11 8 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.06%) eTOM
12 7 (3.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.11%) C
2 13 (5.68%) SQL
3 7 (3.06%) C++
4 4 (1.75%) Java
5 3 (1.31%) Python
6 2 (0.87%) Embedded C
6 2 (0.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.44%) Tcl
7 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.30%) Degree
3 18 (7.86%) HNC
3 18 (7.86%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.68%) HND
5 10 (4.37%) CCIE
6 9 (3.93%) CCNP
7 8 (3.49%) CCNA
8 7 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.18%) CCSP
9 5 (2.18%) JNCIE
9 5 (2.18%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.75%) CISSP
11 2 (0.87%) CCSA
11 2 (0.87%) CCSE
11 2 (0.87%) CISM
11 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.87%) PMP
11 2 (0.87%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.10%) SLA
2 6 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.87%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.42%) XenApp
3 14 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.93%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (6.55%) SCCM
2 9 (3.93%) Amdocs OSS
3 8 (3.49%) NSN NetAct
3 8 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.87%) Nessus
5 2 (0.87%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (20.09%) Huawei
2 45 (19.65%) Nokia
3 34 (14.85%) Ericsson
4 29 (12.66%) Citrix
5 27 (11.79%) Cisco
5 27 (11.79%) Nokia Networks
6 26 (11.35%) Microsoft
7 15 (6.55%) Cramer
7 15 (6.55%) Remedy
8 14 (6.11%) Nortel
9 13 (5.68%) AppSense
9 13 (5.68%) Juniper
9 13 (5.68%) ThinPrint
9 13 (5.68%) VMware
10 12 (5.24%) Tellabs
11 11 (4.80%) BT
12 10 (4.37%) Mapinfo
13 9 (3.93%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 9 (3.93%) Palo Alto
13 9 (3.93%) Siemens
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