The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 409 401
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8  
Contract jobs citing 3G 18 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.091% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.87% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
Median daily rate £471 £400 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.81% +39.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £235 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £280 £260
% change year-on-year +18.30% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -  
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2438 2875 2910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.37% 12.74% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1617 1951 1872
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 56 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.44% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £12.88 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3G in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in London

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in London

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in London

3G
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
Hounslow - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
3G
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for 3G.

1 20 (76.92%) 2G
1 20 (76.92%) 4G
2 13 (50.00%) LTE
3 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 5 (19.23%) VoLTE
6 3 (11.54%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (11.54%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Degree
6 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.54%) VPN
6 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
6 3 (11.54%) MS Office
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 3 (11.54%) Firewall
7 2 (7.69%) GIS
7 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
7 2 (7.69%) Finance
7 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (7.69%) Altiris
7 2 (7.69%) DameWare
7 2 (7.69%) Network Design

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) 2G
1 20 (76.92%) 4G
2 13 (50.00%) LTE
3 5 (19.23%) VoLTE
4 3 (11.54%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (11.54%) VPN
5 2 (7.69%) ATM
5 2 (7.69%) HTTP
5 2 (7.69%) MVNO
5 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (7.69%) SDH
5 2 (7.69%) SSL
5 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) UMTS
6 1 (3.85%) GPRS
6 1 (3.85%) GSM
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (7.69%) GIS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
General
1 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Director
3 2 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Radio Planner
3 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Data Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.85%) EPoS
2 1 (3.85%) iPhone
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
1 3 (11.54%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (7.69%) CAD
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.85%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) DameWare
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Altiris
3 2 (7.69%) Bloomberg
3 2 (7.69%) Reuters
4 1 (3.85%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei
4 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy