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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3G
England / West Midlands
Rank 121 103 92
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing 3G 4 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 5.84% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £230 £275 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £307 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.74% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £42.25 £38.10
% change year-on-year
-57.39% +10.89%

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
322 257 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.36% 10.93% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 123 143
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

3G
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing 3G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
Birmingham -2 1 £200 -33.33%
Coventry -15 1 £260 +8.33%
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for 3G.

1 2 (50.00%) 2G
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (25.00%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Cramer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (25.00%) RNC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) GPRS
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) NEC

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 2G
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) GPRS
2 1 (25.00%) RNC
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support
1 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (25.00%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cramer
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei
1 1 (25.00%) NEC
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia
1 1 (25.00%) Nortel