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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3G
UK
Rank 503 470 325
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -145
Contract jobs citing 3G 91 161 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.31% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 2.13% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 84
Median daily rate £290 £310 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +15.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £240 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £461 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £290 £269
% change year-on-year
-6.03% +7.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £42.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +17.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £23.25 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.00 £40.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-59.30% +19.44%

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
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -20 89 £284 -9.20% 7
South East -32 46 £188 -40.00% 4
Berkshire -18 33 £185 -51.94% 3
Reading +8 14 £185 -45.18% 1
London +16 11 £650 +81.81%
East Midlands +7 9 - -
North West +24 8 £600 +98.34% 2
Manchester +15 8 £600 +361.53% 2
Hampshire +11 6 £190 -
Leicestershire - 6 - -
West Midlands -2 4 £213 -
Basingstoke - 4 £190 -
South West +7 3 £285 - 1
Bristol +5 3 £285 - 1
Surrey +1 3 - -
North East -11 3 £208 -
Yorkshire +16 2 £268 +1.90%
West Yorkshire +16 2 £268 +1.90%
Birmingham +3 2 £213 -
Leeds +1 2 £268 +1.90%
Tyne and Wear -7 2 £215 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 2 £215 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Scotland +26 1 £290 +13.72%
Slough -1 1 - -
Maidenhead -4 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire -7 1 - -
Guildford -9 1 - -
Northampton -10 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 146 (69.19%) 4G
2 121 (57.35%) 2G
3 95 (45.02%) Telecoms
4 80 (37.91%) LTE
5 51 (24.17%) Ericsson
6 48 (22.75%) Huawei
7 46 (21.80%) Nokia
8 44 (20.85%) Radio Access Network
9 31 (14.69%) Microsoft
10 29 (13.74%) UMTS
11 28 (13.27%) Cisco
11 28 (13.27%) VoLTE
11 28 (13.27%) Nokia Networks
12 27 (12.80%) MS Office
12 27 (12.80%) ITIL
12 27 (12.80%) Windows
13 26 (12.32%) Active Directory
14 25 (11.85%) GSM
15 24 (11.37%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (10.90%) SLA
16 23 (10.90%) MS Excel
17 22 (10.43%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (9.95%) Firewall
18 21 (9.95%) CCNP
19 20 (9.48%) Network Architecture
20 19 (9.00%) Windows 7
21 18 (8.53%) TCP/IP
21 18 (8.53%) Citrix
22 17 (8.06%) Juniper
22 17 (8.06%) Diameter Protocol

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 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.47%) CMS
2 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (12.80%) MS Office
2 23 (10.90%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.21%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 146 (69.19%) 4G
2 121 (57.35%) 2G
3 80 (37.91%) LTE
4 44 (20.85%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (13.74%) UMTS
6 28 (13.27%) VoLTE
7 25 (11.85%) GSM
8 22 (10.43%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (9.95%) Firewall
10 18 (8.53%) TCP/IP
11 17 (8.06%) Diameter Protocol
12 14 (6.64%) DHCP
12 14 (6.64%) DNS
13 13 (6.16%) Wireshark
14 12 (5.69%) MVNO
15 10 (4.74%) GPRS
15 10 (4.74%) Wireless
16 9 (4.27%) RNC
17 7 (3.32%) Ethernet
17 7 (3.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.42%) MS Access
3 2 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.95%) GIS
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.47%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 95 (45.02%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.58%) Back Office
3 9 (4.27%) Finance
4 8 (3.79%) Marketing
5 4 (1.90%) Electronics
6 3 (1.42%) Retail
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) French Language
7 2 (0.95%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (9.95%) Field Engineer
2 19 (9.00%) 3G Engineer
3 17 (8.06%) Optimisation Engineer
3 17 (8.06%) RAN Engineer
3 17 (8.06%) Test Engineer
4 15 (7.11%) 4G Engineer
4 15 (7.11%) Desktop Support
5 14 (6.64%) Architect
6 13 (6.16%) Radio Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.21%) Consultant
7 11 (5.21%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Mobile Architect
8 9 (4.27%) Security Architect
9 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (3.79%) Radio Planner
10 7 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (2.84%) LTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.90%) XML
2 2 (0.95%) WAP
3 1 (0.47%) .NET
3 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.47%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.47%) Web Services
3 1 (0.47%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.74%) Data Centre
1 10 (4.74%) Fat Client
1 10 (4.74%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.84%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.90%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.42%) NHS
7 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.95%) Handset
7 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.95%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) EPoS
8 1 (0.47%) iPhone
8 1 (0.47%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.80%) Windows
2 19 (9.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.32%) Linux
6 7 (3.32%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.32%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.37%) Unix
8 4 (1.90%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.47%) Android
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.80%) ITIL
2 20 (9.48%) Network Architecture
3 14 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (6.16%) Project Management
5 12 (5.69%) Network Optimisation
6 11 (5.21%) Performance Management
7 10 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.74%) Network Design
7 10 (4.74%) Network Planning
7 10 (4.74%) Software Delivery
7 10 (4.74%) Statistics
8 9 (4.27%) Migration
8 9 (4.27%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (4.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (3.79%) Security Testing
10 7 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.84%) Service Management
12 5 (2.37%) ITIL V3
12 5 (2.37%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.27%) SQL
2 4 (1.90%) Perl
3 3 (1.42%) C++
3 3 (1.42%) Java
4 2 (0.95%) C#
4 2 (0.95%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (11.37%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (9.95%) CCNP
3 16 (7.58%) CCIE
3 16 (7.58%) CCNA
4 15 (7.11%) Degree
5 12 (5.69%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.37%) HND
8 4 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.42%) CCDA
9 3 (1.42%) HNC
9 3 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.95%) MCSE
10 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.95%) PMP
11 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.47%) CCSP
11 1 (0.47%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.90%) SLA
2 8 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.95%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.32%) XenApp
4 2 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.16%) SCCM
2 7 (3.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.42%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.95%) DameWare
4 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.95%) OpenView
4 2 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (24.17%) Ericsson
2 48 (22.75%) Huawei
3 46 (21.80%) Nokia
4 31 (14.69%) Microsoft
5 28 (13.27%) Cisco
5 28 (13.27%) Nokia Networks
6 18 (8.53%) Citrix
7 17 (8.06%) Juniper
8 14 (6.64%) Nortel
9 11 (5.21%) HP
9 11 (5.21%) VMware
10 8 (3.79%) Cramer
10 8 (3.79%) NEC
11 7 (3.32%) AppSense
12 6 (2.84%) Dell
12 6 (2.84%) Mapinfo
12 6 (2.84%) Samsung
12 6 (2.84%) ThinPrint
13 5 (2.37%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.37%) Tellabs
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