The table below looks at the statistics for 3G skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3G
Rank 122 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing 3G 9 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.81% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 6.76% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
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£260 £290 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +61.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £290 £290
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.20%
3G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
435 281 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.23% 11.92% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 115 114
Average daily rate £340 £345 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 36
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

3G Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

3G
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

3G Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3G
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

3G Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

3G
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

3G Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3G
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
Coventry +1 6 £260 +52.94%
Birmingham -9 2 £100 -65.51%
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 21 (84.00%) 2G
2 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (72.00%) LTE
3 16 (64.00%) 4G
4 9 (36.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (28.00%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (28.00%) Huawei
5 7 (28.00%) GSM
6 6 (24.00%) GPRS
6 6 (24.00%) WCDMA
6 6 (24.00%) Nortel
6 6 (24.00%) Ericsson
6 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (24.00%) Resource Management
6 6 (24.00%) Performance Management
6 6 (24.00%) Network Design
6 6 (24.00%) HSPA
7 5 (20.00%) Nokia
7 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 5 (20.00%) SLA
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) MS Office
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) Mapinfo
8 4 (16.00%) Internet
8 4 (16.00%) Service Management
8 4 (16.00%) Fault Management
9 3 (12.00%) MIMO
9 3 (12.00%) Telematics

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) 2G
2 18 (72.00%) LTE
3 16 (64.00%) 4G
4 7 (28.00%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (28.00%) GSM
5 6 (24.00%) GPRS
5 6 (24.00%) WCDMA
5 6 (24.00%) HSPA
6 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) MIMO
8 3 (12.00%) FlexRay
8 3 (12.00%) Wireless
8 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
8 3 (12.00%) IPv4
8 3 (12.00%) IPv6
9 2 (8.00%) WAN
9 2 (8.00%) Broadband
9 2 (8.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) CANoe
2 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (72.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Automotive
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Incident Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML5
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Telematics
2 1 (4.00%) PDA
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (24.00%) Resource Management
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (24.00%) Network Design
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Service Management
2 4 (16.00%) Fault Management
3 3 (12.00%) eTOM
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (12.00%) Network Management
3 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.00%) Validation
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (8.00%) DMAIC
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) Use Case
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) CCIP
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (28.00%) Huawei
3 6 (24.00%) Nortel
3 6 (24.00%) Ericsson
4 5 (20.00%) Nokia
5 4 (16.00%) Mapinfo
6 3 (12.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.00%) Remedy
8 1 (4.00%) McAfee
8 1 (4.00%) BT
8 1 (4.00%) Cramer
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco
8 1 (4.00%) Citrix