Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for 3G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3G over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 671 671
Rank change year-on-year -65 0 -189
Contract jobs citing 3G 115 171 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 1.36% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 64 77
England median daily rate £300 £346 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.25% +20.29% -4.17%
10th Percentile £174 £188 £149
90th Percentile £544 £575 £425
UK median daily rate £288 £346 £290
% change year-on-year -16.87% +19.25% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 20
England median hourly rate £16.25 £14.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -25.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.10 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £19.56 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £14.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.43% -25.75% -3.61%

3G is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,369 12,551 15,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 13.74% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,480 7,724 9,303
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £222
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 653 743
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.62 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.25
% change year-on-year -1.30% -17.20% +16.25%

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 3G in England

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in England

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in England

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in England

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in England

3G
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the England region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -1 69 £310 -4.62% 2
London -34 17 £500 +17.65% 12
North of England -37 11 £288 +20.42% 7
East of England +12 7 £400 - 4
West Midlands -24 6 £226 -12.98% 1
Midlands -31 6 £226 -12.98% 1
North East +5 4 £230 +15.00%
Yorkshire -32 4 £294 +2.17% 2
North West -15 3 £294 +54.61% 5
South West -38 3 - - 7
3G
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 3G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for 3G.

1 92 (80.00%) 4G
2 57 (49.57%) Telecoms
3 50 (43.48%) 2G
4 32 (27.83%) Nokia
5 29 (25.22%) Radio Access Network
6 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (19.13%) LTE
8 20 (17.39%) Diameter Protocol
9 19 (16.52%) Wireshark
10 17 (14.78%) LDAP
10 17 (14.78%) HP
11 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (13.04%) SoapUI
12 15 (13.04%) SOAP
13 14 (12.17%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (12.17%) HP ALM
14 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
15 12 (10.43%) Huawei
16 11 (9.57%) Wireless
16 11 (9.57%) Ericsson
16 11 (9.57%) Network Management
16 11 (9.57%) Capacity Planning
17 10 (8.70%) VoLTE
17 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
17 10 (8.70%) Windows
17 10 (8.70%) Degree
18 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
18 9 (7.83%) Validation
18 9 (7.83%) Migration
18 9 (7.83%) VMware

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.61%) IaaS
2 3 (2.61%) PaaS
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (80.00%) 4G
2 50 (43.48%) 2G
3 29 (25.22%) Radio Access Network
4 22 (19.13%) LTE
5 20 (17.39%) Diameter Protocol
6 19 (16.52%) Wireshark
7 14 (12.17%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (9.57%) Wireless
9 10 (8.70%) VoLTE
10 9 (7.83%) DNS
11 8 (6.96%) 5G
11 8 (6.96%) GGSN
11 8 (6.96%) SGSN
12 7 (6.09%) BGP
12 7 (6.09%) GSM
12 7 (6.09%) OSPF
13 6 (5.22%) DHCP
13 6 (5.22%) SS7
14 5 (4.35%) Ethernet
14 5 (4.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.61%) Power BI
2 1 (0.87%) Big Data
2 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.87%) GIS
2 1 (0.87%) MS Access
2 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.87%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (49.57%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.09%) Finance
3 3 (2.61%) Law
4 2 (1.74%) Billing
4 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (19.13%) Test Engineer
2 10 (8.70%) 3G Engineer
2 10 (8.70%) 4G Engineer
3 8 (6.96%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.09%) Mobile Engineer
4 7 (6.09%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.22%) Architect
6 5 (4.35%) Consultant
6 5 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.48%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Analyst
8 3 (2.61%) Field Engineer
8 3 (2.61%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.78%) LDAP
2 15 (13.04%) SOAP
3 2 (1.74%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.09%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.48%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.48%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.61%) BeagleBone
5 3 (2.61%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.87%) CCTV
7 1 (0.87%) CMDB
7 1 (0.87%) iPhone
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.70%) Windows
2 6 (5.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.48%) Linux
4 4 (3.48%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.48%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (9.57%) Capacity Planning
2 11 (9.57%) Network Management
3 9 (7.83%) Migration
3 9 (7.83%) Validation
4 8 (6.96%) Network Design
4 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.09%) Network Architecture
5 7 (6.09%) Service Management
6 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.22%) ITIL
6 6 (5.22%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.22%) Test Planning
7 5 (4.35%) Availability Management
7 5 (4.35%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.35%) Project Management
7 5 (4.35%) Security Management
8 4 (3.48%) Break/Fix
8 4 (3.48%) Decision-Making
8 4 (3.48%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.35%) C
2 4 (3.48%) Embedded C
2 4 (3.48%) SQL
3 3 (2.61%) C#
3 3 (2.61%) C++
4 2 (1.74%) Python
5 1 (0.87%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.87%) VB
5 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Degree
2 9 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.61%) CCNP
5 3 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.61%) PhD
6 2 (1.74%) CCNA
6 2 (1.74%) HP APS
6 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.87%) CCIE
7 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (12.17%) HP ALM
2 7 (6.09%) SCCM
3 4 (3.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.61%) Netcool
4 3 (2.61%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (2.61%) OpenView
4 3 (2.61%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.87%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Nokia
2 17 (14.78%) HP
3 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.43%) Huawei
5 11 (9.57%) Ericsson
6 9 (7.83%) VMware
7 6 (5.22%) Cisco
7 6 (5.22%) Citrix
7 6 (5.22%) Remedy
8 5 (4.35%) Empirix
9 4 (3.48%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.48%) ThinPrint
10 3 (2.61%) Dell
10 3 (2.61%) Juniper
10 3 (2.61%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (2.61%) Nokia Networks
10 3 (2.61%) Tableau
10 3 (2.61%) Xerox
11 2 (1.74%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.74%) Cramer