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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 465 333 338
Rank change year-on-year
-132 +5
Contract jobs citing 3G 162 317 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 4.13% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 82 58
Average daily rate £298 £266 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £130 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £266 £312
% change year-on-year
+5.16% -14.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 5
Average hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% +157.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £30.20 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £40.50 £15.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%

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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -141 154 £310 +16.43% 13
South East -75 92 £320 +25.49% 5
Berkshire -31 72 £385 +48.07% 2
London +2 21 £366 +36.27% 4
Reading -26 15 £363 +51.04%
West Midlands -15 13 £275 +44.73% 3
Surrey -20 13 £270 +8.00% 2
Newbury -6 12 £320 +23.07%
Bracknell +10 11 - - 1
Slough -9 9 £333 +27.88%
East of England -1 8 £450 +28.57% 1
Scotland 0 7 £150 -30.23%
Guildford -7 7 £235 -6.00%
Solihull -13 6 £280 -
Glasgow +17 5 £131 -38.95%
Hertfordshire +14 5 £450 - 1
Hampshire +5 4 - -
Coventry -8 4 £240 +26.31% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £450 -
Northampton +16 3 £265 -17.18%
Northamptonshire +10 3 £265 -17.18%
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £325 -7.14%
Bristol +1 3 - -
Leeds -4 3 £263 -4.54%
West Yorkshire -8 3 £263 +32.07%
East Midlands -11 3 £265 -17.18%
Yorkshire -12 3 £263 +32.07%
South West -17 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 - - 1
Maidenhead 0 2 - - 1

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 231 (64.53%) 4G
2 187 (52.23%) 2G
3 182 (50.84%) Telecoms
4 137 (38.27%) LTE
5 107 (29.89%) Radio Access Network
6 78 (21.79%) Huawei
7 70 (19.55%) Ericsson
8 68 (18.99%) Nokia
9 49 (13.69%) Wi-Fi
10 44 (12.29%) Linux
11 43 (12.01%) Unix
12 42 (11.73%) Cisco
13 41 (11.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 40 (11.17%) Wireless
15 38 (10.61%) ITIL
16 37 (10.34%) MS Excel
16 37 (10.34%) Degree
16 37 (10.34%) RNC
17 36 (10.06%) SLA
18 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
19 33 (9.22%) GSM
20 30 (8.38%) MS Office
21 29 (8.10%) BT
21 29 (8.10%) UMTS
21 29 (8.10%) Ethernet
21 29 (8.10%) Change Control
22 27 (7.54%) NSN NetAct
22 27 (7.54%) Cisco Certification
22 27 (7.54%) Project Management
23 26 (7.26%) Nortel

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (5.03%) CMS
2 6 (1.68%) Drupal
3 4 (1.12%) Node.js
4 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 3 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.56%) Confluence
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.38%) MS Office
3 20 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (4.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.56%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 231 (64.53%) 4G
2 187 (52.23%) 2G
3 137 (38.27%) LTE
4 107 (29.89%) Radio Access Network
5 49 (13.69%) Wi-Fi
6 40 (11.17%) Wireless
7 37 (10.34%) RNC
8 33 (9.22%) GSM
9 29 (8.10%) Ethernet
9 29 (8.10%) UMTS
10 25 (6.98%) VoLTE
11 24 (6.70%) ATM
12 19 (5.31%) DNS
12 19 (5.31%) FTP
13 18 (5.03%) MPLS
13 18 (5.03%) VPN
14 17 (4.75%) OSPF
15 16 (4.47%) SSH
16 15 (4.19%) Broadband
16 15 (4.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.35%) MySQL
3 10 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.12%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.84%) GIS
6 3 (0.84%) MS Access
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.28%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (3.63%) GitLab
2 4 (1.12%) Selenium
3 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.56%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) JIRA
3 2 (0.56%) JMeter
3 2 (0.56%) JUnit
3 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 182 (50.84%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.70%) Finance
3 23 (6.42%) Back Office
4 16 (4.47%) Billing
5 5 (1.40%) Law
6 4 (1.12%) Legal
7 3 (0.84%) Electronics
7 3 (0.84%) German Language
8 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.56%) Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (9.22%) RAN Engineer
2 30 (8.38%) Developer
3 26 (7.26%) Optimisation Engineer
4 22 (6.15%) Design Engineer
5 21 (5.87%) Network Engineer
5 21 (5.87%) Test Engineer
6 20 (5.59%) Field Engineer
7 19 (5.31%) Transmission Engineer
8 18 (5.03%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.03%) Telecoms Manager
9 17 (4.75%) Architect
10 16 (4.47%) Designer
10 16 (4.47%) LTE Engineer
10 16 (4.47%) Radio Engineer
11 15 (4.19%) 3G Engineer
12 14 (3.91%) Back Office Engineer
12 14 (3.91%) Consultant
12 14 (3.91%) Delivery Manager
13 11 (3.07%) 4G Engineer
13 11 (3.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.26%) .NET
2 21 (5.87%) HTML
3 20 (5.59%) CSS
4 19 (5.31%) HTML5
4 19 (5.31%) jQuery
4 19 (5.31%) XML
5 18 (5.03%) RSS
6 10 (2.79%) Web Services
7 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.96%) Classic ASP
9 6 (1.68%) Drush
10 5 (1.40%) 802.1X
10 5 (1.40%) WAP
11 4 (1.12%) JSON
11 4 (1.12%) OAuth
11 4 (1.12%) OAuth2
11 4 (1.12%) OpenID
11 4 (1.12%) REST
11 4 (1.12%) RESTful
11 4 (1.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.03%) Social Media
2 15 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.35%) Handset
4 11 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.79%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.79%) Statistics
6 9 (2.51%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.51%) User Experience
7 6 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.68%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.40%) PKI
9 4 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.12%) VHDL
10 3 (0.84%) BBC
10 3 (0.84%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.84%) PMI
11 2 (0.56%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.29%) Linux
2 43 (12.01%) Unix
3 18 (5.03%) Mac OS
4 15 (4.19%) Windows
5 7 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.68%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.40%) Android
7 5 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.84%) SUSE
8 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (10.61%) ITIL
2 29 (8.10%) Change Control
3 27 (7.54%) Project Management
4 24 (6.70%) Performance Management
5 23 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.42%) SDLC
6 21 (5.87%) Content Management
7 19 (5.31%) Network Architecture
7 19 (5.31%) Network Planning
7 19 (5.31%) Service Delivery
8 18 (5.03%) ETL
8 18 (5.03%) SEO
9 17 (4.75%) Validation
10 16 (4.47%) Configuration Management
10 16 (4.47%) Open Source
11 14 (3.91%) Fault Management
12 13 (3.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (3.63%) Network Design
13 12 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (3.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.98%) SQL
2 23 (6.42%) JavaScript
3 19 (5.31%) ActionScript
3 19 (5.31%) PHP
4 17 (4.75%) VB
5 14 (3.91%) C
6 12 (3.35%) C++
7 11 (3.07%) Java
8 10 (2.79%) C#
9 9 (2.51%) Perl
10 8 (2.23%) VBA
11 6 (1.68%) Embedded C
11 6 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.84%) MapBasic
13 2 (0.56%) Python
14 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (10.34%) Degree
2 27 (7.54%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (5.87%) CCNP
4 17 (4.75%) CCNA
5 11 (3.07%) HNC
6 10 (2.79%) HND
7 7 (1.96%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.40%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.56%) PMP
10 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) APMP
11 1 (0.28%) CCIE
11 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.06%) SLA
2 11 (3.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (3.07%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) MISRA
3 1 (0.28%) MISRA C
System Software
1 7 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.56%) Firmware
2 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (7.54%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.40%) Iperf
3 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.84%) MOM
4 2 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.56%) OpenView
4 2 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.28%) Cacti
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.28%) OPNET
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 78 (21.79%) Huawei
2 70 (19.55%) Ericsson
3 68 (18.99%) Nokia
4 42 (11.73%) Cisco
5 41 (11.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 35 (9.78%) Microsoft
7 29 (8.10%) BT
8 26 (7.26%) Nortel
9 20 (5.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 18 (5.03%) Siemens
11 17 (4.75%) Mapinfo
12 16 (4.47%) Oracle
13 14 (3.91%) NEC
13 14 (3.91%) NetCracker
13 14 (3.91%) ZTE
14 13 (3.63%) HP
15 9 (2.51%) Amdocs
15 9 (2.51%) Citrix
15 9 (2.51%) Juniper
16 8 (2.23%) Meraki
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