Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 633 527
Rank change year-on-year -60 -106 -140
Contract jobs citing 3G 152 190 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 1.44% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 51 140
England median daily rate £275 £290 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -7.20% +0.81%
10th Percentile £156 £188 £208
90th Percentile £436 £625 £518
UK median daily rate £275 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 18
England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.47% -13.25% -42.76%
10th Percentile £13.64 £12.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.50 £34.13 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £18.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -3.47% -13.25% -44.67%

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 12,419 13,228 13,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.41% 14.82% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,719 8,100 8,042
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 673 845
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.19 £47.50 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.89% - +7.14%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in England over the 6 months to 23 January 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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in England over the 6 months to 23 January 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 23 January 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 -65 63 £238 -8.65% 9
London -21 39 £321 -11.99% 10
North of England +34 20 £200 -27.27% 3
South West +22 18 £390 +44.44% 2
Yorkshire +12 10 £275 - 2
Midlands +4 10 £173 -32.35% 4
West Midlands +19 9 £173 -33.65% 3
North West +3 8 £190 -68.33%
North East +41 2 £200 -3.03% 1
East of England -9 2 - - 1
East Midlands -4 1 - - 1
3G
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 99 (65.13%) 4G
2 81 (53.29%) Telecoms
3 45 (29.61%) LTE
4 42 (27.63%) 2G
5 39 (25.66%) Radio Access Network
6 28 (18.42%) Project Management
7 27 (17.76%) HP
8 24 (15.79%) GSM
8 24 (15.79%) VoLTE
9 23 (15.13%) LAN
9 23 (15.13%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (15.13%) Degree
10 22 (14.47%) Windows
10 22 (14.47%) Linux
11 19 (12.50%) Nokia
12 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (11.18%) Windows 7
13 17 (11.18%) DNS
14 16 (10.53%) Mac OS X
15 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
15 15 (9.87%) TCP/IP
15 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (9.21%) C
16 14 (9.21%) DHCP
16 14 (9.21%) VMware
16 14 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (9.21%) Network Architecture
17 13 (8.55%) Management Information System
17 13 (8.55%) WAN
17 13 (8.55%) Bluetooth

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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 (5.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 99 (65.13%) 4G
2 45 (29.61%) LTE
3 42 (27.63%) 2G
4 39 (25.66%) Radio Access Network
5 24 (15.79%) GSM
5 24 (15.79%) VoLTE
6 23 (15.13%) LAN
6 23 (15.13%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (11.18%) DNS
8 15 (9.87%) TCP/IP
9 14 (9.21%) DHCP
10 13 (8.55%) Bluetooth
10 13 (8.55%) WAN
11 12 (7.89%) MPLS
12 11 (7.24%) HSPA
12 11 (7.24%) VoWiFi
12 11 (7.24%) VPN
12 11 (7.24%) WCDMA
13 10 (6.58%) 5G
13 10 (6.58%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) Big Data
2 4 (2.63%) Power BI
3 3 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.97%) GIS
4 2 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.32%) MySQL
4 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) JIRA
2 7 (4.61%) Selenium
3 5 (3.29%) Android Studio
3 5 (3.29%) WebDriver
3 5 (3.29%) Xcode
4 3 (1.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.97%) MSTest
4 3 (1.97%) NUnit
4 3 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.66%) Zephyr
General
1 81 (53.29%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.92%) Finance
3 5 (3.29%) Publishing
4 4 (2.63%) Electronics
4 4 (2.63%) Marketing
5 3 (1.97%) Billing
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.66%) French Language
7 1 (0.66%) Front Office
7 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (11.84%) Analyst
1 18 (11.84%) Architect
2 13 (8.55%) Test Engineer
3 12 (7.89%) Telecoms Engineer
4 11 (7.24%) Network Engineer
5 9 (5.92%) Designer
5 9 (5.92%) Developer
5 9 (5.92%) Network Specialist
6 8 (5.26%) Performance Specialist
7 7 (4.61%) C++ Developer
7 7 (4.61%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.61%) Tester
8 6 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.95%) Telecoms Test Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.29%) Consultant
9 5 (3.29%) Java Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) JIRA Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (1.97%) .NET
2 3 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.97%) LDAP
3 2 (1.32%) CSS
3 2 (1.32%) DOM
3 2 (1.32%) HTML
3 2 (1.32%) RESTful
3 2 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.66%) Node.js
4 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.55%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.92%) CMDB
4 7 (4.61%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.95%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.63%) NHS
7 4 (2.63%) User Experience
7 4 (2.63%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.32%) Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.32%) PKI
8 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.66%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.47%) Linux
1 22 (14.47%) Windows
2 17 (11.18%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.53%) Mac OS X
4 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.24%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.95%) Unix
6 6 (3.95%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.29%) Android
8 4 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.63%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.97%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.42%) Project Management
2 14 (9.21%) Network Architecture
3 13 (8.55%) ITIL
4 11 (7.24%) Break/Fix
4 11 (7.24%) Regression Testing
5 10 (6.58%) High Availability
5 10 (6.58%) Multithreading
5 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.58%) Test Management
6 9 (5.92%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (5.92%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.92%) Service Design
6 9 (5.92%) Statistics
6 9 (5.92%) Test Automation
6 9 (5.92%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 7 (4.61%) Analytics
8 7 (4.61%) Coaching
8 7 (4.61%) Fault Analysis
8 7 (4.61%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.21%) C
2 13 (8.55%) C++
3 12 (7.89%) Python
4 11 (7.24%) Java
5 6 (3.95%) SQL
6 5 (3.29%) Apple Swift
6 5 (3.29%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.97%) VB
9 2 (1.32%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.32%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.32%) Perl
9 2 (1.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (15.13%) Degree
2 6 (3.95%) ISEB
3 5 (3.29%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (2.63%) CISSP
4 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) CISM
6 1 (0.66%) HNC
6 1 (0.66%) HND
6 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.89%) QA
2 10 (6.58%) PMO
3 4 (2.63%) SLA
4 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.24%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.58%) KVM
4 6 (3.95%) Firmware
5 2 (1.32%) Docker
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) Ansible
2 10 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (6.58%) Puppet
3 7 (4.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (3.29%) SCCM
5 2 (1.32%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.66%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (17.76%) HP
2 19 (12.50%) Nokia
3 15 (9.87%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.21%) VMware
5 11 (7.24%) Dell
6 9 (5.92%) Ericsson
6 9 (5.92%) Huawei
7 7 (4.61%) Cisco
7 7 (4.61%) Sigfox
7 7 (4.61%) Symantec
8 5 (3.29%) Apple
9 4 (2.63%) Actix
9 4 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (2.63%) Siemens
9 4 (2.63%) Tableau
10 3 (1.97%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.97%) F5
10 3 (1.97%) Juniper
10 3 (1.97%) Remedy
11 2 (1.32%) Citrix