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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3G
Rank 99 84 80
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing 3G 14 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 1.17% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.14% 7.40% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £256 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -4.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £135 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £318 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
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
338 338 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.53% 15.80% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 165 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull 0 4 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
2 22 (62.86%) 2G
3 21 (60.00%) LTE
4 14 (40.00%) 4G
5 12 (34.29%) SLA
6 11 (31.43%) MS Office
7 10 (28.57%) Fault Management
8 8 (22.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (20.00%) Problem Management
9 7 (20.00%) Nokia
10 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 5 (14.29%) ITIL
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco
11 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
12 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (8.57%) HND
12 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
12 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.57%) SDH
12 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (8.57%) Front Office
12 3 (8.57%) PMP
12 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
12 3 (8.57%) Project Management
12 3 (8.57%) Cramer
12 3 (8.57%) Degree
12 3 (8.57%) Huawei

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) 2G
2 21 (60.00%) LTE
3 14 (40.00%) 4G
4 7 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
6 3 (8.57%) SDH
6 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.71%) RNC
7 2 (5.71%) WAN
7 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.71%) VPN
8 1 (2.86%) DNS
8 1 (2.86%) RIP
8 1 (2.86%) ADSL
8 1 (2.86%) ATM
8 1 (2.86%) Broadband
8 1 (2.86%) GSM
8 1 (2.86%) ISDN
8 1 (2.86%) LAN
8 1 (2.86%) PSTN
General
1 24 (68.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Incident Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Service Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.71%) NOC Manager
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Circuiting Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.86%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Field Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.86%) Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Transmission Planner
5 1 (2.86%) Databuild Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Service Improvement Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Network Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) PMI
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Fault Management
2 7 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) ETL
6 1 (2.86%) CRM
6 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.86%) Operations Management
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (8.57%) HND
1 3 (8.57%) PMP
1 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CCNP
2 1 (2.86%) CCIP
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) HNC
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (20.00%) Nokia
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) Cramer
5 3 (8.57%) Huawei
6 2 (5.71%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.71%) Mapinfo
6 2 (5.71%) BT
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) NEC
7 1 (2.86%) Remedy
7 1 (2.86%) Radware
7 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.86%) Mitel
7 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.86%) NetCracker