The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 59
Contract jobs citing 3G 0 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £285 £260
% change year-on-year +16.22% +9.61%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 69 193 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.92% 19.67% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 123 73
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in Cheshire

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in Cheshire

3G
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

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

1 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Node B
3 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Improvement

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Node B
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Performance Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson