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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 327 332 177
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -155
Contract jobs citing 3G 336 270 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.52% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 3.81% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 58 81
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£313 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 23
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.90 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £40.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%

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
8347 7085 8666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.63% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4622 3865 3984
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 404 673
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% +1.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 +12 300 £313 -3.84% 35
South East +35 213 £325 - 21
Berkshire +10 159 £360 +10.76% 17
Reading +30 40 £400 +48.14% 7
Surrey +11 20 £310 -
Hampshire +3 18 £260 - 3
West Midlands -22 17 - -
London -2 14 £160 -54.28% 7
South West -25 11 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 10 - - 1
Bracknell 0 10 - -
Guildford - 9 £290 -
Slough -8 8 - - 7
East of England -33 7 £375 +37.61% 4
Cambridgeshire - 5 £375 - 4
Wiltshire -8 4 - -
Newbury -11 4 £163 -51.12%
Bristol -22 4 - - 1
Maidenhead - 4 £350 - 1
Swindon - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Gloucestershire -20 3 - -
Windsor - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
City of London +11 2 - - 3
Hertfordshire -42 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Cambridge - 2 £338 - 3
Fareham - 2 - - 1

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 312 (54.26%) Telecoms
2 266 (46.26%) LTE
3 260 (45.22%) 2G
4 237 (41.22%) 4G
5 133 (23.13%) Radio Access Network
6 116 (20.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 95 (16.52%) Project Management
8 88 (15.30%) Huawei
9 82 (14.26%) Ericsson
10 81 (14.09%) Degree
11 65 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
12 60 (10.43%) GSM
13 58 (10.09%) Windows
14 56 (9.74%) SLA
15 52 (9.04%) Ethernet
16 51 (8.87%) Broadband
17 49 (8.52%) Microsoft
17 49 (8.52%) Nokia
17 49 (8.52%) Wi-Fi
18 48 (8.35%) UMTS
19 47 (8.17%) MS Office
20 45 (7.83%) Wireless
20 45 (7.83%) Windows 7
20 45 (7.83%) Network Architecture
21 43 (7.48%) Cisco
22 42 (7.30%) GPRS
23 41 (7.13%) Validation
24 40 (6.96%) Internet
24 40 (6.96%) DNS
24 40 (6.96%) SQL

3G
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 13 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (1.04%) Apache
3 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.35%) Lync
7 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
Applications
1 47 (8.17%) MS Office
2 38 (6.61%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.17%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 266 (46.26%) LTE
2 260 (45.22%) 2G
3 237 (41.22%) 4G
4 133 (23.13%) Radio Access Network
5 60 (10.43%) GSM
6 52 (9.04%) Ethernet
7 51 (8.87%) Broadband
8 49 (8.52%) Wi-Fi
9 48 (8.35%) UMTS
10 45 (7.83%) Wireless
11 42 (7.30%) GPRS
12 40 (6.96%) Internet
12 40 (6.96%) DNS
12 40 (6.96%) ATM
13 36 (6.26%) VoLTE
14 32 (5.57%) INAP
15 31 (5.39%) SDH
16 30 (5.22%) VPN
16 30 (5.22%) DHCP
17 28 (4.87%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.57%) MySQL
3 8 (1.39%) MS Access
4 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Ant
1 6 (1.04%) LoadRunner
1 6 (1.04%) Toad
1 6 (1.04%) Maven
1 6 (1.04%) Selenium
1 6 (1.04%) JIRA
1 6 (1.04%) SoapUI
1 6 (1.04%) eggPlant
1 6 (1.04%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.35%) Calabash
General
1 312 (54.26%) Telecoms
2 31 (5.39%) Billing
3 27 (4.70%) Finance
4 19 (3.30%) Marketing
5 17 (2.96%) Back Office
6 13 (2.26%) Electronics
7 6 (1.04%) Front Office
8 5 (0.87%) Banking
8 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.70%) German Language
10 3 (0.52%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.52%) Retail
10 3 (0.52%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Law
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 67 (11.65%) Architect
2 45 (7.83%) Solutions Architect
3 43 (7.48%) Test Engineer
4 34 (5.91%) Design Engineer
5 32 (5.57%) Project Manager
6 28 (4.87%) Analyst
7 26 (4.52%) Desktop Support
8 25 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 25 (4.35%) Senior Architect
9 22 (3.83%) Field Engineer
9 22 (3.83%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.13%) Transmission Engineer
10 18 (3.13%) RAN Engineer
10 18 (3.13%) Network Engineer
11 16 (2.78%) 3G Engineer
12 14 (2.43%) Consultant
13 13 (2.26%) Databuild Engineer
13 13 (2.26%) Designer
13 13 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (2.09%) Transmission Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.57%) XML
2 7 (1.22%) Web Services
2 7 (1.22%) SOAP
3 6 (1.04%) J2ME
3 6 (1.04%) WAP
3 6 (1.04%) REST
4 5 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.35%) STL
6 1 (0.17%) HTML5
6 1 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.87%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.87%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.09%) Thin Client
3 12 (2.09%) Fat Client
4 11 (1.91%) Smart Meter
4 11 (1.91%) Handset
5 7 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.22%) GIS
6 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.87%) Hedge funds
7 5 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (0.87%) Device Driver
7 5 (0.87%) PMI
8 4 (0.70%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.52%) Statistics
10 2 (0.35%) DTV
10 2 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.09%) Windows
2 45 (7.83%) Windows 7
3 38 (6.61%) UNIX
4 30 (5.22%) Windows XP
5 24 (4.17%) Linux
6 20 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.74%) VMS
9 9 (1.57%) Android
10 7 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.17%) NetWare
13 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.52%) Project Management
2 45 (7.83%) Network Architecture
3 41 (7.13%) Validation
4 36 (6.26%) ITIL
5 35 (6.09%) Network Planning
6 28 (4.87%) Problem Management
7 26 (4.52%) PRINCE2
8 24 (4.17%) Configuration Management
9 22 (3.83%) Performance Management
10 19 (3.30%) Change Management
10 19 (3.30%) Software Engineering
11 18 (3.13%) Migration
12 15 (2.61%) Network Design
12 15 (2.61%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (2.43%) Fault Management
14 12 (2.09%) Service Management
14 12 (2.09%) Capacity Management
15 11 (1.91%) ETL
15 11 (1.91%) Service Delivery
16 10 (1.74%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.96%) SQL
2 39 (6.78%) C
3 22 (3.83%) C++
4 18 (3.13%) Perl
5 10 (1.74%) Java
6 8 (1.39%) C#
6 8 (1.39%) Embedded C
7 6 (1.04%) Embedded C++
8 5 (0.87%) VBA
9 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.17%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 81 (14.09%) Degree
2 16 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.04%) HND
7 6 (1.04%) PMP
7 6 (1.04%) CCNP
8 5 (0.87%) CCNA
9 4 (0.70%) ISEB
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.52%) HNC
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.35%) CNA
11 2 (0.35%) Novell Certification
11 2 (0.35%) CCIE
11 2 (0.35%) CCSP
11 2 (0.35%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.74%) SLA
2 14 (2.43%) QA
3 5 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) XenApp
4 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.52%) Firmware
5 2 (0.35%) NDS
6 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (3.83%) NSN NetAct
2 16 (2.78%) SCCM
3 13 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.87%) DameWare
4 5 (0.87%) Netcool
5 4 (0.70%) OpenView
5 4 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.70%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.35%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.35%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 116 (20.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 88 (15.30%) Huawei
3 82 (14.26%) Ericsson
4 49 (8.52%) Microsoft
4 49 (8.52%) Nokia
5 43 (7.48%) Cisco
6 28 (4.87%) HP
7 26 (4.52%) Mapinfo
8 23 (4.00%) Oracle
9 15 (2.61%) BT
10 14 (2.43%) NEC
10 14 (2.43%) Nortel
10 14 (2.43%) Citrix
10 14 (2.43%) Business Objects
11 11 (1.91%) Cramer
12 10 (1.74%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.74%) TIBCO
12 10 (1.74%) Juniper
12 10 (1.74%) Greenplum
12 10 (1.74%) F5
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