The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3G
South West / Bristol
Rank 62 67 69
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing 3G 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.74% 0.55% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 3.33% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £331 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.30% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £298 £260
% change year-on-year +11.34% +14.42%  
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 Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 154 150 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.87% 16.57% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 110 61
Median daily rate £351 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £486 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in Bristol

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in Bristol

3G
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 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 Bristol region with a requirement for 3G.

1 5 (83.33%) 2G
1 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) 5G
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Governance
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SCTP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

3G
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) 2G
1 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 1 (16.67%) 5G
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) SCTP
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Controller
2 1 (16.67%) Project Controller
2 1 (16.67%) RAN Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Data Entry
2 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP