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 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 411 318
Rank change year-on-year -95 -93  
Contract jobs citing 3G 77 206 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.42% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 2.83% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 63 100
Median daily rate £331 £313 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +20.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £231 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £462 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £285 £260
% change year-on-year +16.22% +9.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Median hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £43.00 £39.98
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7275 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.51% 14.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3739 4421 4072
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 307 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -63 35 £438 +40.00% 4
London +19 18 £471 +17.81% 3
South West -2 6 £331 +18.30%
East Midlands -8 5 - -
North West +25 3 £600 +98.34% 1
West Midlands -1 3 £225 -
East of England -12 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +13 2 £268 +0.94%
3G
UK

3G
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

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 England region with a requirement for 3G.

1 133 (68.56%) 4G
2 108 (55.67%) 2G
3 92 (47.42%) Telecoms
4 84 (43.30%) LTE
5 46 (23.71%) Radio Access Network
6 39 (20.10%) Nokia
7 38 (19.59%) Ericsson
8 31 (15.98%) Huawei
9 29 (14.95%) Windows
9 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
10 28 (14.43%) VoLTE
11 24 (12.37%) Cisco
11 24 (12.37%) GSM
11 24 (12.37%) UMTS
11 24 (12.37%) MS Office
11 24 (12.37%) Active Directory
12 22 (11.34%) ITIL
12 22 (11.34%) MS Excel
13 21 (10.82%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (10.31%) Firewall
14 20 (10.31%) Nokia Networks
15 19 (9.79%) Windows 7
16 18 (9.28%) Diameter Protocol
16 18 (9.28%) SLA
17 17 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (8.76%) Degree
18 16 (8.25%) Citrix
18 16 (8.25%) TCP/IP
19 15 (7.73%) CCNP
19 15 (7.73%) Network Architecture

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 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) CMS
2 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (12.37%) MS Office
2 22 (11.34%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 133 (68.56%) 4G
2 108 (55.67%) 2G
3 84 (43.30%) LTE
4 46 (23.71%) Radio Access Network
5 28 (14.43%) VoLTE
6 24 (12.37%) GSM
6 24 (12.37%) UMTS
7 21 (10.82%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (10.31%) Firewall
9 18 (9.28%) Diameter Protocol
10 16 (8.25%) TCP/IP
11 14 (7.22%) DHCP
11 14 (7.22%) DNS
12 11 (5.67%) Wireshark
13 10 (5.15%) MVNO
14 9 (4.64%) Wireless
15 8 (4.12%) GPRS
16 7 (3.61%) 3GPP
16 7 (3.61%) RNC
16 7 (3.61%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.06%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (2.06%) GIS
2 3 (1.55%) MS Access
3 2 (1.03%) Big Data
3 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.52%) MySQL
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) Power BI
4 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) JIRA
1 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (47.42%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.19%) Back Office
3 7 (3.61%) Finance
4 3 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.03%) Electronics
5 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.03%) French Language
5 2 (1.03%) Retail
5 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.52%) Automotive
6 1 (0.52%) Billing
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (8.25%) 3G Engineer
2 15 (7.73%) Desktop Support
3 14 (7.22%) 4G Engineer
3 14 (7.22%) Architect
3 14 (7.22%) Optimisation Engineer
3 14 (7.22%) Test Engineer
4 13 (6.70%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) Design Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) Field Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) Radio Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) RAN Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (5.15%) Consultant
7 9 (4.64%) Mobile Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.12%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (3.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) LTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) SOAP
1 4 (2.06%) SPML
1 4 (2.06%) XML
2 2 (1.03%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.52%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.52%) Middleware
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.15%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.64%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.09%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.03%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) iPhone
8 1 (0.52%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.95%) Windows
2 19 (9.79%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.15%) Linux
6 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.61%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.61%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.09%) Unix
9 4 (2.06%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.34%) ITIL
2 15 (7.73%) Network Architecture
3 14 (7.22%) Performance Management
4 13 (6.70%) Network Design
4 13 (6.70%) Project Management
5 10 (5.15%) Network Planning
5 10 (5.15%) Software Delivery
5 10 (5.15%) Validation
6 9 (4.64%) Migration
6 9 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (4.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.12%) Network Optimisation
7 8 (4.12%) Security Testing
8 7 (3.61%) High Availability
9 6 (3.09%) Service Management
9 6 (3.09%) Software Engineering
10 5 (2.58%) Data Management
10 5 (2.58%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.67%) SQL
2 5 (2.58%) Perl
3 4 (2.06%) C#
3 4 (2.06%) C++
4 3 (1.55%) Java
5 2 (1.03%) C
5 2 (1.03%) Ruby
6 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 17 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (8.76%) Degree
2 15 (7.73%) CCNP
3 12 (6.19%) CCNA
4 11 (5.67%) CCIE
4 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.64%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.55%) HNC
7 3 (1.55%) HND
7 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.55%) PMP
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.28%) SLA
2 8 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.03%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.61%) XenApp
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.03%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.70%) SCCM
2 7 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.03%) DameWare
3 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.52%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (20.10%) Nokia
2 38 (19.59%) Ericsson
3 31 (15.98%) Huawei
4 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
5 24 (12.37%) Cisco
6 20 (10.31%) Nokia Networks
7 16 (8.25%) Citrix
8 13 (6.70%) Juniper
9 11 (5.67%) VMware
10 9 (4.64%) HP
11 8 (4.12%) Nortel
12 7 (3.61%) AppSense
12 7 (3.61%) Samsung
13 6 (3.09%) Dell
13 6 (3.09%) ThinPrint
14 5 (2.58%) NEC
15 4 (2.06%) Arqiva
15 4 (2.06%) Cramer
15 4 (2.06%) Mapinfo
16 3 (1.55%) Greenplum
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