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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 109 96 74
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -22
Contract jobs citing 3G 19 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.66% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 4.55% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£175 £190 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -30.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £288 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.13% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.35% -29.33%
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
446 308 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.23% 14.52% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 150 140
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 43
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3G across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

3G Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Birmingham -2 2 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 23 (69.70%) 2G
2 22 (66.67%) LTE
3 17 (51.52%) Telecoms
4 14 (42.42%) MS Office
4 14 (42.42%) SLA
5 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) 4G
6 9 (27.27%) Fault Management
7 8 (24.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco
8 7 (21.21%) Problem Management
9 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
9 5 (15.15%) Windows
9 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (12.12%) Project Management
10 4 (12.12%) WAN
10 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
10 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (12.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (12.12%) Degree
10 4 (12.12%) SCCM
11 3 (9.09%) Firewall
11 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (9.09%) PMI

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Office
2 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) 2G
2 22 (66.67%) LTE
3 12 (36.36%) 4G
4 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (12.12%) WAN
5 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
6 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.09%) VPN
6 3 (9.09%) Firewall
6 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (6.06%) Wireless
7 2 (6.06%) WLAN
7 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 2 (6.06%) LAN
7 2 (6.06%) DNS
8 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
8 1 (3.03%) IPv4
8 1 (3.03%) IPv6
8 1 (3.03%) SDH
8 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
General
1 17 (51.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Front Office
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Incident Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Network Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Circuiting Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Services Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Data Network Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Rollout Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Database Developer
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) PMI
3 1 (3.03%) PDA
3 1 (3.03%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
1 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
1 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Fault Management
2 8 (24.24%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) Operations Management
5 2 (6.06%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (3.03%) Use Case
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Validation
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) DMAIC
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) ETL
6 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VBA
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) PMP
2 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (9.09%) Nokia
5 2 (6.06%) Radware
5 2 (6.06%) SonicWALL
5 2 (6.06%) Avaya
5 2 (6.06%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.06%) Mitel
5 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.03%) NetCracker
6 1 (3.03%) Huawei
6 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.03%) BT
6 1 (3.03%) NEC
6 1 (3.03%) Cramer
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.03%) Websense
6 1 (3.03%) F5