The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 102 83
Contract jobs citing 3G 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.73% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £180 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £228 £261
% change year-on-year +31.86% -12.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.60 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -21.60% -32.43%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 202 274 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.44% 15.33% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 144 109
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in Manchester

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for 3G.

1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (75.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (75.00%) LTE
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (50.00%) MVNO
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) PMP
4 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) RNC
4 1 (25.00%) Huawei
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
2 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (75.00%) VoLTE
3 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) MVNO
4 1 (25.00%) RNC
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia