Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 748 632 574
Rank change year-on-year -116 -58 -171
Contract jobs citing 3G 123 197 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 1.62% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 95
England median daily rate £243 £335 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.61% +21.82% +1.85%
10th Percentile £182 £241 £168
90th Percentile £538 £575 £469
UK median daily rate £225 £335 £270
% change year-on-year -32.84% +24.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 17
England median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -36.36% -23.61%
10th Percentile £15.60 £14.10 £9.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.50 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -36.36% -23.61%

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 12,573 12,146 15,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 13.75% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,759 7,323 9,591
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 698 683
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -55 63 £325 -2.99% 4
London -42 33 £463 -5.13% 4
North of England -28 14 £215 -21.82% 2
North East +10 13 £215 +7.50% 1
Midlands -17 9 £213 -18.27% 2
West Midlands -26 9 £213 -18.27% 1
East of England +3 2 - - 5
North West -18 1 - -
3G
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 91 (73.98%) 4G
2 65 (52.85%) 2G
3 44 (35.77%) Telecoms
4 24 (19.51%) LTE
5 23 (18.70%) Radio Access Network
6 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
6 20 (16.26%) Degree
6 20 (16.26%) Windows
6 20 (16.26%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 18 (14.63%) Active Directory
8 17 (13.82%) DNS
8 17 (13.82%) SC Cleared
9 16 (13.01%) Citrix
10 15 (12.20%) Nokia
10 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (12.20%) Windows 7
10 15 (12.20%) VMware
11 14 (11.38%) SCCM
11 14 (11.38%) Wireless
11 14 (11.38%) Windows Server
12 13 (10.57%) Software Delivery
12 13 (10.57%) Thin Client
12 13 (10.57%) DHCP
12 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (10.57%) Fat Client
13 12 (9.76%) Huawei
13 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2
13 12 (9.76%) Service Management

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 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.44%) IaaS
1 3 (2.44%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (73.98%) 4G
2 65 (52.85%) 2G
3 24 (19.51%) LTE
4 23 (18.70%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (16.26%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (13.82%) DNS
7 14 (11.38%) Wireless
8 13 (10.57%) DHCP
9 11 (8.94%) TETRA
9 11 (8.94%) VoLTE
10 10 (8.13%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (7.32%) GSM
12 8 (6.50%) SIGTRAN
13 7 (5.69%) UMTS
13 7 (5.69%) Wireshark
14 6 (4.88%) 3GPP
14 6 (4.88%) HTTP
15 5 (4.07%) Bluetooth
15 5 (4.07%) Broadband
15 5 (4.07%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) Power BI
2 2 (1.63%) MS Access
3 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.81%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.81%) GIS
3 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.81%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.81%) GitLab
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.81%) Selenium
2 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (35.77%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.69%) Finance
3 4 (3.25%) Automotive
3 4 (3.25%) Electronics
4 3 (2.44%) Billing
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (8.13%) Architect
3 9 (7.32%) Consultant
3 9 (7.32%) Network Engineer
3 9 (7.32%) RF Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Test Engineer
5 7 (5.69%) Network Manager
6 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Core Network Architect
6 6 (4.88%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.88%) Network Architect
6 6 (4.88%) Network Performance Manager
6 6 (4.88%) Performance Manager
6 6 (4.88%) Security Consultant
6 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) 3G Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) 4G Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Analyst
7 5 (4.07%) Mobile Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Network Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) LDAP
2 5 (4.07%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.25%) SOAP
4 3 (2.44%) CSS
4 3 (2.44%) DOM
4 3 (2.44%) HTML
4 3 (2.44%) Node.js
4 3 (2.44%) RESTful
4 3 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) .NET
5 1 (0.81%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Fat Client
1 13 (10.57%) Thin Client
2 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.69%) Smart Meter
5 6 (4.88%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.25%) Infotainment
7 4 (3.25%) NHS
7 4 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.44%) User Experience
9 1 (0.81%) CMDB
9 1 (0.81%) iPhone
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.26%) Windows
2 15 (12.20%) Windows 7
2 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.94%) Windows 10
5 11 (8.94%) Windows 8
6 8 (6.50%) Linux
7 6 (4.88%) Unix
8 4 (3.25%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.44%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.81%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.57%) Software Delivery
2 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2
2 12 (9.76%) Service Management
3 11 (8.94%) ITIL
4 10 (8.13%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (8.13%) Network Architecture
4 10 (8.13%) Security Management
5 8 (6.50%) Migration
6 7 (5.69%) Performance Optimisation
6 7 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (5.69%) Project Management
7 6 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.88%) Validation
8 5 (4.07%) Data Entry
8 5 (4.07%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.25%) Break/Fix
9 4 (3.25%) Network Management
9 4 (3.25%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.07%) C
1 5 (4.07%) C++
1 5 (4.07%) SQL
2 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (0.81%) C#
3 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
3 1 (0.81%) Java
3 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (16.26%) Degree
1 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.88%) PhD
5 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.44%) ISEB
5 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.44%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.63%) CCNA
6 2 (1.63%) CCNP
6 2 (1.63%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) CCIE
7 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) SLA
2 6 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.63%) PMO
3 2 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 18 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (8.94%) XenApp
4 3 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) SCCM
2 9 (7.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.88%) HP ALM
4 4 (3.25%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (2.44%) Ansible
5 3 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.44%) Netcool
5 3 (2.44%) OpenView
5 3 (2.44%) TeMIP
6 2 (1.63%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.01%) Citrix
3 15 (12.20%) Nokia
3 15 (12.20%) VMware
4 12 (9.76%) Huawei
5 11 (8.94%) Ivanti
5 11 (8.94%) ThinPrint
6 7 (5.69%) HP
7 6 (4.88%) Cisco
7 6 (4.88%) Ericsson
8 5 (4.07%) Empirix
9 3 (2.44%) Dell
9 3 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (2.44%) Nokia Networks
9 3 (2.44%) Remedy
9 3 (2.44%) Siemens
9 3 (2.44%) Tableau
9 3 (2.44%) Xerox
10 2 (1.63%) Cramer
10 2 (1.63%) Juniper