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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 486 383 400
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +17
Contract jobs citing 3G 171 287 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 3.53% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 90 67
Median daily rate £263 £263 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £123 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
- -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.97% +33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £36.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £93.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-31.97% +33.63%

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
8646 8141 7058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.75% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5244 4531 3855
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 474 399
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -87 170 £265 +0.95% 17
South East -47 101 £335 +34.00% 5
Berkshire -34 71 £290 +27.47% 1
Reading -14 23 £210 -23.63%
West Midlands +4 17 £413 +129.16%
North East -25 17 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 16 £230 -
Tyne and Wear -34 16 £230 -
Hampshire +6 15 - - 2
London -22 13 £400 +39.13% 8
Birmingham +12 10 - -
Bracknell -8 7 - -
North West -13 7 £295 -21.33%
East of England +6 6 £400 +29.03%
Newbury -1 6 £231 -16.18%
Basingstoke -7 6 - - 1
West Sussex - 6 £335 -
Hertfordshire +1 5 £400 +23.07%
Yorkshire -2 5 £265 +116.32% 1
Surrey -8 5 £383 +50.00% 1
West Yorkshire -12 5 £265 +116.32% 1
Leeds -17 5 £265 +116.32% 1
Slough -2 4 £518 +149.39% 1
Cheshire -7 4 £295 +13.46%
Warrington -13 4 £295 +13.46%
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +8 3 - -
Manchester -20 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £400 -
Redhill - 3 £383 -

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 218 (62.64%) 4G
2 180 (51.72%) Telecoms
3 155 (44.54%) 2G
4 148 (42.53%) LTE
5 91 (26.15%) Radio Access Network
6 72 (20.69%) Nokia
7 68 (19.54%) Wireless
8 65 (18.68%) Huawei
9 53 (15.23%) ITIL
10 51 (14.66%) Ericsson
10 51 (14.66%) SLA
11 48 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
12 46 (13.22%) Degree
13 45 (12.93%) Project Management
14 44 (12.64%) Cisco
15 41 (11.78%) Nokia Networks
16 33 (9.48%) DNS
17 30 (8.62%) Microsoft
17 30 (8.62%) GSM
18 29 (8.33%) Windows
18 29 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
18 29 (8.33%) Siemens
19 28 (8.05%) UMTS
19 28 (8.05%) DHCP
19 28 (8.05%) Back Office
19 28 (8.05%) BT
19 28 (8.05%) Service Delivery
20 26 (7.47%) C
20 26 (7.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
21 25 (7.18%) MS Excel

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 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.29%) Node.js
2 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.90%) MS Office
3 12 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Traffica
2 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 218 (62.64%) 4G
2 155 (44.54%) 2G
3 148 (42.53%) LTE
4 91 (26.15%) Radio Access Network
5 68 (19.54%) Wireless
6 48 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
7 33 (9.48%) DNS
8 30 (8.62%) GSM
9 28 (8.05%) DHCP
9 28 (8.05%) UMTS
10 25 (7.18%) RNC
11 21 (6.03%) Diameter Protocol
12 20 (5.75%) VoLTE
13 19 (5.46%) ATM
13 19 (5.46%) OSPF
14 18 (5.17%) SMS
15 17 (4.89%) SIGTRAN
16 16 (4.60%) Internet
16 16 (4.60%) VPN
17 15 (4.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (0.86%) GIS
1 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
1 3 (0.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) BODI
2 1 (0.29%) MS Access
2 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 180 (51.72%) Telecoms
2 28 (8.05%) Back Office
3 24 (6.90%) Finance
4 19 (5.46%) Billing
5 8 (2.30%) Electronics
5 8 (2.30%) Front Office
6 6 (1.72%) Retail
7 3 (0.86%) Automotive
7 3 (0.86%) Law
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (8.33%) Optimisation Engineer
2 28 (8.05%) Architect
3 24 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 23 (6.61%) RAN Engineer
5 22 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (6.03%) Network Engineer
6 21 (6.03%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.75%) 3G Engineer
8 18 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.89%) Radio Engineer
9 17 (4.89%) Telecoms Manager
10 16 (4.60%) LTE Engineer
11 14 (4.02%) Desktop Support
12 12 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.45%) 4G Engineer
12 12 (3.45%) Designer
12 12 (3.45%) Mobile Engineer
12 12 (3.45%) Network Architect
12 12 (3.45%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.16%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.31%) SPML
2 14 (4.02%) SOAP
3 6 (1.72%) XML
4 5 (1.44%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
5 1 (0.29%) HTML5
5 1 (0.29%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.29%) JMS
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) OAuth
5 1 (0.29%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.29%) OpenID
5 1 (0.29%) REST
5 1 (0.29%) RESTful
5 1 (0.29%) SAML
5 1 (0.29%) WAP
5 1 (0.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.89%) Fat Client
4 17 (4.89%) Thin Client
5 15 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.87%) VHDL
7 9 (2.59%) PMI
8 8 (2.30%) User Experience
9 7 (2.01%) Mathematics
9 7 (2.01%) PKI
10 6 (1.72%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.72%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.44%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.44%) Handset
11 5 (1.44%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (0.86%) Statistics
13 3 (0.86%) Telematics
14 2 (0.57%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.33%) Windows
2 23 (6.61%) Windows 7
3 22 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.74%) Linux
5 13 (3.74%) Windows XP
6 11 (3.16%) Unix
7 6 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.86%) Android
8 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.57%) Solaris
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) HPUX
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.23%) ITIL
2 45 (12.93%) Project Management
3 28 (8.05%) Service Delivery
4 25 (7.18%) High Availability
5 24 (6.90%) Network Architecture
5 24 (6.90%) Network Design
6 19 (5.46%) Logistics
7 18 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (5.17%) Network Planning
7 18 (5.17%) Service Management
8 17 (4.89%) Software Delivery
9 15 (4.31%) Change Management
10 14 (4.02%) Change Control
11 13 (3.74%) Software Engineering
12 12 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (3.16%) Integration Testing
13 11 (3.16%) Validation
14 10 (2.87%) eTOM
14 10 (2.87%) Migration
14 10 (2.87%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.47%) C
2 12 (3.45%) Embedded C
3 8 (2.30%) SQL
4 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.15%) VBA
5 3 (0.86%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) Ruby
6 1 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (13.22%) Degree
2 29 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (6.32%) HNC
4 19 (5.46%) CCNP
5 18 (5.17%) HND
6 15 (4.31%) Security Cleared
7 12 (3.45%) PMI Certification
8 11 (3.16%) CCNA
9 9 (2.59%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.86%) PMP
13 2 (0.57%) CCSA
13 2 (0.57%) CCSE
13 2 (0.57%) CISSP
13 2 (0.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 1 (0.29%) ISEB
14 1 (0.29%) MCP
14 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.66%) SLA
2 6 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.57%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) MISRA
5 1 (0.29%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.89%) XenApp
3 13 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.86%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (5.46%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (4.60%) SCCM
3 9 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.86%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.57%) Netcool
7 2 (0.57%) OpenView
8 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 72 (20.69%) Nokia
2 65 (18.68%) Huawei
3 51 (14.66%) Ericsson
4 44 (12.64%) Cisco
5 41 (11.78%) Nokia Networks
6 30 (8.62%) Microsoft
7 29 (8.33%) Siemens
8 28 (8.05%) BT
9 26 (7.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 23 (6.61%) Citrix
11 22 (6.32%) Arqiva
11 22 (6.32%) Virgin Media
11 22 (6.32%) ZTE
12 21 (6.03%) NetCracker
12 21 (6.03%) Telindus
13 19 (5.46%) VMware
14 17 (4.89%) Juniper
15 15 (4.31%) HP
16 13 (3.74%) AppSense
16 13 (3.74%) ThinPrint
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