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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 455 346 411
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +65
Contract jobs citing 3G 191 329 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 3.99% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 93 55
Average daily rate £308 £261 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.70% -9.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £123 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.61% +30.90%

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
8524 8244 7240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.26% 14.80% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 4484 3813
Average daily rate £388 £350 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 451 402
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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 April 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 28 April 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
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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 -107 190 £310 +19.23% 8
South East -59 105 £313 +22.54% 4
Berkshire -22 80 £331 +26.79% 1
Reading -13 26 £266 -14.80%
West Midlands -1 17 - -
London -6 16 £438 +52.17% 1
East of England +18 15 £413 +26.92%
Hertfordshire +16 14 £413 +26.92%
Hampshire +14 13 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £413 -
Birmingham +10 10 - -
Bracknell +2 10 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £235 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £235 - 1
North East - 9 £235 - 1
Slough +3 7 £530 +155.42%
Surrey -14 7 £270 +5.88% 1
North West -23 7 £230 -26.40%
Guildford -1 6 £275 +7.84%
Yorkshire -7 6 £265 +116.32%
West Yorkshire -12 6 £265 +116.32%
Leeds -16 6 £265 +116.32%
Bristol +2 5 £280 - 1
Newbury -10 5 £231 -14.35% 1
Manchester -12 5 £130 -65.33%
South West -13 5 £280 -37.77% 2
Coventry -8 3 - -
Basingstoke -8 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +7 2 - -
East Midlands +2 2 £305 -4.68%

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 220 (61.11%) 4G
2 193 (53.61%) Telecoms
3 159 (44.17%) 2G
4 155 (43.06%) LTE
5 98 (27.22%) Radio Access Network
6 75 (20.83%) Nokia
7 68 (18.89%) Huawei
8 61 (16.94%) Wireless
9 57 (15.83%) Ericsson
10 53 (14.72%) Degree
11 49 (13.61%) Cisco
12 48 (13.33%) ITIL
13 45 (12.50%) SLA
14 44 (12.22%) Project Management
15 43 (11.94%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (11.11%) Nokia Networks
17 32 (8.89%) Microsoft
18 31 (8.61%) Service Delivery
19 30 (8.33%) Siemens
19 30 (8.33%) MS Excel
19 30 (8.33%) MS Office
19 30 (8.33%) GSM
19 30 (8.33%) UMTS
20 28 (7.78%) DNS
20 28 (7.78%) BT
21 27 (7.50%) Back Office
21 27 (7.50%) C
22 25 (6.94%) RNC
22 25 (6.94%) Network Architecture
22 25 (6.94%) Alcatel-Lucent

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (1.11%) Node.js
2 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (0.83%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 30 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 30 (8.33%) MS Office
2 15 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Traffica
2 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 220 (61.11%) 4G
2 159 (44.17%) 2G
3 155 (43.06%) LTE
4 98 (27.22%) Radio Access Network
5 61 (16.94%) Wireless
6 43 (11.94%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (8.33%) GSM
7 30 (8.33%) UMTS
8 28 (7.78%) DNS
9 25 (6.94%) RNC
10 20 (5.56%) Diameter Protocol
10 20 (5.56%) VoLTE
11 19 (5.28%) VPN
12 18 (5.00%) DHCP
13 17 (4.72%) ATM
14 16 (4.44%) SIGTRAN
14 16 (4.44%) WLAN
15 15 (4.17%) Internet
15 15 (4.17%) OSPF
16 14 (3.89%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.83%) GIS
2 3 (0.83%) MySQL
2 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.28%) MS Access
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 193 (53.61%) Telecoms
2 27 (7.50%) Back Office
3 25 (6.94%) Finance
4 18 (5.00%) Billing
5 8 (2.22%) Electronics
6 6 (1.67%) Front Office
7 5 (1.39%) Law
8 4 (1.11%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (9.44%) Architect
2 31 (8.61%) Optimisation Engineer
3 27 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
4 26 (7.22%) RAN Engineer
5 24 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 21 (5.83%) 3G Engineer
6 21 (5.83%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.83%) Support Engineer
7 20 (5.56%) Network Engineer
8 19 (5.28%) Telecoms Manager
9 17 (4.72%) Radio Engineer
10 16 (4.44%) LTE Engineer
11 14 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
12 13 (3.61%) 4G Engineer
12 13 (3.61%) Network Architect
12 13 (3.61%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) Embedded Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.61%) SPML
2 11 (3.06%) SOAP
3 7 (1.94%) XML
4 5 (1.39%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.11%) JSON
5 4 (1.11%) OAuth
5 4 (1.11%) OAuth2
5 4 (1.11%) OpenID
5 4 (1.11%) REST
5 4 (1.11%) RESTful
5 4 (1.11%) SAML
6 3 (0.83%) Web Services
7 2 (0.56%) WAP
8 1 (0.28%) .NET
8 1 (0.28%) HTML
8 1 (0.28%) HTML5
8 1 (0.28%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.28%) Middleware
8 1 (0.28%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.83%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.06%) PMI
5 10 (2.78%) VHDL
6 9 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.22%) User Experience
8 7 (1.94%) Handset
8 7 (1.94%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.67%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.39%) Statistics
11 4 (1.11%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.11%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.11%) PKI
12 3 (0.83%) BBC
13 2 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.11%) Windows
2 20 (5.56%) Linux
3 18 (5.00%) Unix
4 17 (4.72%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.06%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.39%) Android
9 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Debian
12 1 (0.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.28%) Solaris
12 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.33%) ITIL
2 44 (12.22%) Project Management
3 31 (8.61%) Service Delivery
4 25 (6.94%) Network Architecture
5 22 (6.11%) High Availability
5 22 (6.11%) Service Management
6 21 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (5.83%) Network Planning
7 19 (5.28%) Network Design
8 17 (4.72%) Logistics
9 14 (3.89%) Software Engineering
10 13 (3.61%) Change Management
10 13 (3.61%) Validation
11 12 (3.33%) Performance Management
11 12 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (3.06%) Change Control
12 11 (3.06%) Migration
13 10 (2.78%) ETL
13 10 (2.78%) Integration Testing
14 9 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.50%) C
2 15 (4.17%) SQL
3 13 (3.61%) Embedded C
4 7 (1.94%) VBA
5 5 (1.39%) Java
6 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.83%) C#
7 3 (0.83%) C++
7 3 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (14.72%) Degree
2 25 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (5.83%) HNC
4 20 (5.56%) CCNP
5 17 (4.72%) HND
6 12 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.78%) Security Cleared
8 9 (2.50%) CCNA
9 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.39%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.56%) CCSA
11 2 (0.56%) CCSE
11 2 (0.56%) CISSP
11 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.28%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.28%) MCSE
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.50%) SLA
2 6 (1.67%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) MISRA
5 1 (0.28%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.50%) XenApp
3 8 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.83%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
2 9 (2.50%) SCCM
3 5 (1.39%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.83%) MOM
5 3 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.56%) Netcool
6 2 (0.56%) OpenView
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 75 (20.83%) Nokia
2 68 (18.89%) Huawei
3 57 (15.83%) Ericsson
4 49 (13.61%) Cisco
5 40 (11.11%) Nokia Networks
6 32 (8.89%) Microsoft
7 30 (8.33%) Siemens
8 28 (7.78%) BT
9 25 (6.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 24 (6.67%) Arqiva
11 22 (6.11%) HP
12 21 (5.83%) Virgin Media
12 21 (5.83%) ZTE
13 20 (5.56%) NetCracker
13 20 (5.56%) Telindus
14 18 (5.00%) Aruba
14 18 (5.00%) Meraki
15 17 (4.72%) Citrix
16 16 (4.44%) Juniper
16 16 (4.44%) VMware
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