The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 75 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing 3G 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.25% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 4.41% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 68 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.88% 12.39% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 35
Average daily rate £350 £275 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -60.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3G Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

3G
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3G across the Wales region.

3G Daily Rate Trend in Wales

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G across the Wales region.

3G Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (100.00%) 2G
2 3 (60.00%) Handset
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Ant
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 3 (60.00%) J2ME
2 3 (60.00%) WAP
2 3 (60.00%) Toad
2 3 (60.00%) Sun
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Apache Ivy

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 3 (60.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
3 2 (40.00%) LTE
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) Toad
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (60.00%) Apache Ivy
1 3 (60.00%) eggPlant
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (60.00%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) J2ME
1 3 (60.00%) WAP
1 3 (60.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Handset
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Sun
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Apple