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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 122 121 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -23
Contract jobs citing 3G 17 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.33% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.50% 2.06% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £260 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £260 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-23.61% +5.88%
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
378 437 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.20% 16.26% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 236 114
Median daily rate £370 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 10 - -
Coventry -4 3 - -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 23 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 19 (63.33%) LTE
3 15 (50.00%) Network Planning
4 14 (46.67%) Logistics
5 13 (43.33%) Project Management
6 11 (36.67%) SLA
7 10 (33.33%) Service Delivery
8 8 (26.67%) MS Office
8 8 (26.67%) Huawei
8 8 (26.67%) Finance
9 7 (23.33%) Nokia Networks
9 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
9 7 (23.33%) Ericsson
9 7 (23.33%) Nokia
9 7 (23.33%) PMI
9 7 (23.33%) PMI Certification
10 6 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (20.00%) BT
10 6 (20.00%) Siemens
11 5 (16.67%) Wireless
11 5 (16.67%) NetCracker
11 5 (16.67%) 4G
11 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (16.67%) ZTE
11 5 (16.67%) Virgin Media
11 5 (16.67%) Arqiva
11 5 (16.67%) Telindus
12 4 (13.33%) Tellabs
12 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) LTE
2 5 (16.67%) 4G
2 5 (16.67%) Wireless
3 4 (13.33%) Internet
4 3 (10.00%) 2G
4 3 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.33%) ATM
5 1 (3.33%) DWDM
5 1 (3.33%) GPRS
5 1 (3.33%) RNC
5 1 (3.33%) Wideband
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 23 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Lead Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Quality Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Build Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Project Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.67%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Broadcast Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Broadcast Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) PMI
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 14 (46.67%) Logistics
3 13 (43.33%) Project Management
4 10 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL
6 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 3 (10.00%) Coaching
7 3 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
7 3 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Fault Management
7 3 (10.00%) Line Management
8 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) VBA
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) HNC
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 3 (10.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Huawei
2 7 (23.33%) Ericsson
2 7 (23.33%) Nokia
2 7 (23.33%) Nokia Networks
3 6 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 6 (20.00%) BT
3 6 (20.00%) Siemens
4 5 (16.67%) Arqiva
4 5 (16.67%) NetCracker
4 5 (16.67%) Telindus
4 5 (16.67%) Virgin Media
4 5 (16.67%) ZTE
5 4 (13.33%) Nortel
5 4 (13.33%) Tellabs
6 3 (10.00%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) Cramer
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.33%) NEC