The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for 3G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3G
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 70 65
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing 3G 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 1.65% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £169 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £228 £260
% change year-on-year +31.86% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.60 £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -21.60% -31.03%  

3G is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 97 121 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.18% 14.98% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 297 295
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £484 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.39 £14.23 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing 3G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for 3G in Birmingham

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3G in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in Birmingham

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for 3G.

1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) RFID
1 2 (50.00%) Data Security
1 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (50.00%) ZigBee
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) 5G
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Migration

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
1 2 (50.00%) 5G
1 2 (50.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) RFID
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) IoT Architect
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Data Security
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
1 1 (25.00%) VMware