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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3G
Rank 112 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs citing 3G 13 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.74% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.89% 5.25% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £275 £190 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% +40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £162 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £262 £147
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £266 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.05 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+19.44% +157.14%
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
266 305 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.51% 14.15% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 133 125
Average daily rate £375 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.38 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.89 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 6 £280 -
Coventry -3 4 £240 +26.31% 1
Birmingham -5 2 £275 +77.41% 2
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
1 11 (52.38%) 4G
2 8 (38.10%) 2G
2 8 (38.10%) LTE
3 7 (33.33%) Huawei
4 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 6 (28.57%) Nortel
4 6 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 6 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Fault Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) Fault Management
5 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
5 5 (23.81%) Cramer
6 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Back Office
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) SLA
6 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
6 4 (19.05%) Nokia
7 3 (14.29%) Siemens
7 3 (14.29%) MOM
7 3 (14.29%) PMI
7 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) HNC

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) 4G
2 8 (38.10%) 2G
2 8 (38.10%) LTE
3 6 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (14.29%) GSM
4 3 (14.29%) UMTS
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) ATM
6 1 (4.76%) DWDM
6 1 (4.76%) GPRS
6 1 (4.76%) LAN
6 1 (4.76%) RNC
6 1 (4.76%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) Wideband
6 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Project Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Broadcast Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Radio Planner
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) PMI
3 2 (9.52%) BBC
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Fault Analysis
1 5 (23.81%) Fault Management
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Change Control
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Planning
4 2 (9.52%) WFM
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.76%) Logistics
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) HNC
2 3 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) MOM
1 3 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Huawei
2 6 (28.57%) Ericsson
2 6 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (28.57%) Nortel
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Cramer
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Nokia
5 3 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (14.29%) Amdocs
5 3 (14.29%) BT
5 3 (14.29%) Siemens
6 2 (9.52%) NetCracker
6 2 (9.52%) ZTE
7 1 (4.76%) NEC
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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