Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 679 657 492
Rank change year-on-year -22 -165 -91
Contract jobs citing 3G 163 207 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.38% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 69 189
England median daily rate £321 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.82% -8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £161 £162 £205
90th Percentile £560 £405 £516
UK median daily rate £321 £285 £300
% change year-on-year +12.72% -5.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 20
England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.13% +5.26% -39.20%
10th Percentile £14.10 £9.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.08 £46.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -13.13% +2.56% -40.00%

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 12899 15025 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7913 9155 8625
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 759 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.22 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -48 55 £275 +1.85%
London -24 40 £425 +18.06% 1
North of England +46 26 £263 +20.69%
Midlands +43 21 £216 -16.83%
Yorkshire +26 17 £275 +62.96%
West Midlands +41 16 £216 -1.70%
South West +14 16 £389 +43.98%
North West +18 7 £190 -26.92%
East Midlands +12 5 - -
North East +59 2 £200 -8.05%
East of England -14 2 - -
3G
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 107 (65.64%) 4G
2 88 (53.99%) Telecoms
3 54 (33.13%) LTE
4 40 (24.54%) 2G
5 39 (23.93%) LAN
6 36 (22.09%) Windows
7 33 (20.25%) GSM
7 33 (20.25%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (17.79%) WAN
9 27 (16.56%) Radio Access Network
10 23 (14.11%) Mac OS X
11 22 (13.50%) HP
11 22 (13.50%) Windows 7
12 21 (12.88%) Linux
12 21 (12.88%) Degree
13 19 (11.66%) Wireless
14 18 (11.04%) Bluetooth
15 17 (10.43%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (10.43%) Finance
15 17 (10.43%) VoLTE
16 16 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (9.82%) Analytics
16 16 (9.82%) 5G
16 16 (9.82%) Project Management
16 16 (9.82%) ITIL
16 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
17 15 (9.20%) Java
17 15 (9.20%) Active Directory
17 15 (9.20%) Break/Fix
18 14 (8.59%) Customer Requirements

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 9 (5.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 107 (65.64%) 4G
2 54 (33.13%) LTE
3 40 (24.54%) 2G
4 39 (23.93%) LAN
5 33 (20.25%) GSM
5 33 (20.25%) Wi-Fi
6 29 (17.79%) WAN
7 27 (16.56%) Radio Access Network
8 19 (11.66%) Wireless
9 18 (11.04%) Bluetooth
10 17 (10.43%) VoLTE
11 16 (9.82%) 5G
12 13 (7.98%) GPRS
12 13 (7.98%) RFID
12 13 (7.98%) ZigBee
12 13 (7.98%) Z-Wave
13 11 (6.75%) DNS
14 10 (6.13%) Hyperconnected
14 10 (6.13%) OpenFlow
14 10 (6.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.59%) Big Data
2 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.23%) GIS
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Android Studio
1 5 (3.07%) JIRA
1 5 (3.07%) Xcode
2 3 (1.84%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.84%) MSTest
2 3 (1.84%) NUnit
2 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.23%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) Zephyr
General
1 88 (53.99%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.43%) Finance
3 12 (7.36%) Electronics
3 12 (7.36%) Marketing
4 9 (5.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.07%) French Language
5 5 (3.07%) Publishing
6 3 (1.84%) Billing
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (14.72%) Architect
2 17 (10.43%) Analyst
3 13 (7.98%) Network Engineer
4 12 (7.36%) Test Engineer
5 11 (6.75%) Technical Support
6 10 (6.13%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.13%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (5.52%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 9 (5.52%) Developer
7 9 (5.52%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Telecoms Manager
8 8 (4.91%) Designer
8 8 (4.91%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 7 (4.29%) C++ Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Telecoms Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Network Manager
11 5 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (5.52%) HTML
3 3 (1.84%) .NET
3 3 (1.84%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.61%) Middleware
4 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.52%) CMDB
3 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.29%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.68%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.07%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.07%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.07%) NHS
7 4 (2.45%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.84%) User Experience
9 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.61%) Clustering
10 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.61%) PKI
10 1 (0.61%) Smart City
10 1 (0.61%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.09%) Windows
2 23 (14.11%) Mac OS X
3 22 (13.50%) Windows 7
4 21 (12.88%) Linux
5 14 (8.59%) Android
5 14 (8.59%) Apple iOS
6 13 (7.98%) Unix
6 13 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.75%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.75%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.52%) Windows Phone
9 5 (3.07%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.07%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.82%) Analytics
1 16 (9.82%) ITIL
1 16 (9.82%) Project Management
2 15 (9.20%) Break/Fix
3 14 (8.59%) Customer Requirements
4 13 (7.98%) ERP
4 13 (7.98%) Presales
5 12 (7.36%) Data Security
6 11 (6.75%) Service Management
7 10 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.13%) Multithreading
7 10 (6.13%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.13%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.52%) Change Management
8 9 (5.52%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (5.52%) Performance Management
8 9 (5.52%) Process Improvement
8 9 (5.52%) Service Design
8 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.52%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.20%) Java
2 14 (8.59%) C
3 13 (7.98%) C++
4 12 (7.36%) VB
5 9 (5.52%) PHP
5 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.29%) Python
7 5 (3.07%) Apple Swift
7 5 (3.07%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.23%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.23%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.23%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) C#
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.88%) Degree
2 5 (3.07%) ISEB
2 5 (3.07%) Numerate Degree
2 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.84%) HND
3 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) HNC
5 1 (0.61%) CISM
5 1 (0.61%) CISSP
5 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) PMO
2 8 (4.91%) QA
3 3 (1.84%) SLA
4 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.13%) KVM
4 5 (3.07%) Firmware
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) Ansible
1 10 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (6.13%) Puppet
2 9 (5.52%) AirWatch
2 9 (5.52%) SCCM
3 7 (4.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.61%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 22 (13.50%) HP
2 16 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.59%) Dell
3 14 (8.59%) Nokia
3 14 (8.59%) VMware
4 13 (7.98%) Sigfox
5 12 (7.36%) Huawei
6 10 (6.13%) Ericsson
7 9 (5.52%) Cisco
7 9 (5.52%) MobileIron
7 9 (5.52%) SAP
8 7 (4.29%) Symantec
9 5 (3.07%) Apple
10 4 (2.45%) Juniper
11 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.84%) F5
11 3 (1.84%) Xerox
12 2 (1.23%) Actix
12 2 (1.23%) Nokia Networks
12 2 (1.23%) ThinPrint