Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 722 601 531
Rank change year-on-year -121 -70 -156
Contract jobs citing 3G 132 202 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.68% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 108
England median daily rate £275 £296 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.17% -5.20% +19.05%
10th Percentile £187 £188 £210
90th Percentile £469 £643 £491
UK median daily rate £253 £300 £309
% change year-on-year -15.83% -2.83% +16.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 15
England median hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.65% -43.08% -9.72%
10th Percentile £15.19 £14.10 £13.50
90th Percentile £34.65 £29.50 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +48.65% -43.08% -9.72%

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 12,269 11,993 14,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.26% 14.21% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,586 7,340 8,659
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 657 636
England median hourly rate £19.51 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% -14.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.67 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £22.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.34% -11.00% +11.11%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -69 67 £375 +35.14% 1
London -47 37 £343 +15.61% 5
North of England -14 18 £225 -18.18% 1
North East +22 10 £210 +5.00% 1
South West -1 6 £390 +5.76% 3
Yorkshire -23 6 £275 +2.80%
West Midlands -12 4 - -
Midlands -18 4 - -
North West -30 2 - -
3G
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 (69.70%) 4G
2 63 (47.73%) Telecoms
3 62 (46.97%) 2G
4 30 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (21.97%) LTE
6 22 (16.67%) Degree
7 21 (15.91%) Project Management
8 20 (15.15%) DNS
9 18 (13.64%) DHCP
10 16 (12.12%) Windows
10 16 (12.12%) Network Architecture
11 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
12 14 (10.61%) HP
12 14 (10.61%) Security Cleared
12 14 (10.61%) VoLTE
13 13 (9.85%) Windows 7
13 13 (9.85%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (9.85%) Nokia
13 13 (9.85%) Linux
14 12 (9.09%) GSM
14 12 (9.09%) Active Directory
14 12 (9.09%) VMware
14 12 (9.09%) SC Cleared
14 12 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
15 11 (8.33%) Citrix
15 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
16 10 (7.58%) Python
16 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP

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 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 92 (69.70%) 4G
2 62 (46.97%) 2G
3 30 (22.73%) Radio Access Network
4 29 (21.97%) LTE
5 20 (15.15%) DNS
6 18 (13.64%) DHCP
7 14 (10.61%) VoLTE
8 13 (9.85%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (9.09%) GSM
10 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
11 9 (6.82%) Bluetooth
11 9 (6.82%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (6.82%) SIGTRAN
11 9 (6.82%) Wireless
12 8 (6.06%) Broadband
12 8 (6.06%) MGW
13 7 (5.30%) ICMP
13 7 (5.30%) MPLS
13 7 (5.30%) TETRA
13 7 (5.30%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) Power BI
2 1 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.76%) GIS
2 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.76%) MS Access
2 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) JIRA
1 8 (6.06%) Selenium
2 5 (3.79%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.52%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.76%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.76%) GitLab
4 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 63 (47.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.55%) Electronics
3 5 (3.79%) Billing
3 5 (3.79%) Finance
4 4 (3.03%) Automotive
5 2 (1.52%) Back Office
5 2 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) French Language
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (10.61%) Analyst
2 11 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 9 (6.82%) Consultant
3 9 (6.82%) Network Specialist
3 9 (6.82%) Performance Specialist
3 9 (6.82%) Test Engineer
4 8 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (6.06%) Architect
4 8 (6.06%) Mobile Engineer
4 8 (6.06%) RF Engineer
4 8 (6.06%) Security Consultant
4 8 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 7 (5.30%) Network Manager
6 6 (4.55%) Core Network Architect
6 6 (4.55%) Network Architect
6 6 (4.55%) Network Performance Manager
6 6 (4.55%) Performance Manager
6 6 (4.55%) Telecoms Test Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) Java Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) Network Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) LDAP
2 5 (3.79%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.79%) CSS
2 5 (3.79%) DOM
2 5 (3.79%) HTML
2 5 (3.79%) RESTful
2 5 (3.79%) Web Services
3 4 (3.03%) Node.js
4 2 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.76%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) Express
5 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.58%) Fat Client
2 10 (7.58%) Thin Client
3 6 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.03%) Infotainment
4 4 (3.03%) NHS
4 4 (3.03%) User Experience
5 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.76%) iPhone
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 13 (9.85%) Linux
2 13 (9.85%) Windows 7
3 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.06%) Unix
5 8 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 7 (5.30%) Mac OS X
6 7 (5.30%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.76%) Android
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.76%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.91%) Project Management
2 16 (12.12%) Network Architecture
3 10 (7.58%) Regression Testing
3 10 (7.58%) Software Delivery
3 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
4 9 (6.82%) Performance Optimisation
5 8 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (5.30%) ITIL
6 7 (5.30%) Service Management
6 7 (5.30%) Test Management
7 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (4.55%) Physics
7 6 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.79%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (3.79%) OO
8 5 (3.79%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (3.79%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.58%) Python
2 7 (5.30%) Java
3 6 (4.55%) C
3 6 (4.55%) C++
3 6 (4.55%) SQL
4 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.52%) C#
6 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.76%) Perl
6 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (16.67%) Degree
2 14 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.82%) ISEB
5 5 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.03%) CISSP
7 3 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.27%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.27%) PhD
8 2 (1.52%) HND
9 1 (0.76%) CCNP
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.76%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 5 (3.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.79%) PMO
2 5 (3.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 12 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (6.06%) XenApp
3 6 (4.55%) Firmware
4 5 (3.79%) Docker
5 2 (1.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) HP ALM
2 9 (6.82%) SCCM
3 7 (5.30%) Ansible
4 6 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (3.79%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.52%) Puppet
7 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.61%) HP
3 13 (9.85%) Nokia
4 12 (9.09%) VMware
5 11 (8.33%) Citrix
6 9 (6.82%) Huawei
7 8 (6.06%) Ivanti
7 8 (6.06%) ThinPrint
8 7 (5.30%) Siemens
9 5 (3.79%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.03%) Cisco
10 4 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (3.03%) Tableau
11 2 (1.52%) Actix
11 2 (1.52%) Cramer
11 2 (1.52%) Dell
11 2 (1.52%) Nokia Networks
11 2 (1.52%) Remedy
12 1 (0.76%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.76%) F5