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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 49 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15  
Contract jobs citing 3G 2 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 1.61% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 11.58% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £213 - £100
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £280 £260
% change year-on-year +18.30% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -44.61% -9.72%  

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 89 95 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.31% 13.89% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 36 54
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing 3G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 30 March 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Kaspersky
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

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 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Kaspersky
1 1 (50.00%) VMware