Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 272 214
Rank change year-on-year -41 -58 -99
Contract jobs citing 3G 58 113 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.68% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 3.57% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 68
South East median daily rate £275 £275 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.85% -14.96%
10th Percentile £164 £188 £204
90th Percentile £388 £413 £349
England median daily rate £321 £278 £300
% change year-on-year +15.77% -7.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
South East median hourly rate - £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -48.00%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.13% +5.26% -39.20%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2922 3169 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 18.93% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1804 1905
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 221 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing 3G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for 3G in the South East

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in the South East

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in the South East

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in the South East

3G
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Thames Valley -47 43 £325 +12.07%
Berkshire -23 42 £325 +12.07%
Hampshire +17 8 £275 +58.27%
West Sussex 0 4 £176 -51.71%
Surrey -34 2 £335 +26.42%
Buckinghamshire -35 1 - -
3G
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for 3G.

1 46 (79.31%) 4G
2 35 (60.34%) Telecoms
3 29 (50.00%) LTE
4 22 (37.93%) 2G
5 15 (25.86%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (24.14%) VoLTE
7 12 (20.69%) Degree
7 12 (20.69%) Project Management
8 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (15.52%) Service Design
10 8 (13.79%) Diameter Protocol
10 8 (13.79%) VoWiFi
10 8 (13.79%) GSM
10 8 (13.79%) Validation
11 7 (12.07%) Linux
11 7 (12.07%) Ericsson
12 6 (10.34%) Nokia
12 6 (10.34%) Finance
12 6 (10.34%) Huawei
13 5 (8.62%) Statistics
13 5 (8.62%) QA
13 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
13 5 (8.62%) Publishing
13 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (8.62%) Xcode
13 5 (8.62%) Objective-C
13 5 (8.62%) HP
13 5 (8.62%) UMTS
13 5 (8.62%) WCDMA
13 5 (8.62%) Java

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (79.31%) 4G
2 29 (50.00%) LTE
3 22 (37.93%) 2G
4 15 (25.86%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (24.14%) VoLTE
6 8 (13.79%) Diameter Protocol
6 8 (13.79%) GSM
6 8 (13.79%) VoWiFi
7 5 (8.62%) HSPA
7 5 (8.62%) UMTS
7 5 (8.62%) WCDMA
8 4 (6.90%) LAN
8 4 (6.90%) MPLS
8 4 (6.90%) MVNO
8 4 (6.90%) Value-Added Service
8 4 (6.90%) VPN
8 4 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (6.90%) Wireless
9 3 (5.17%) ADSL
9 3 (5.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) GIS
2 1 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Android Studio
1 5 (8.62%) Xcode
General
1 35 (60.34%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
3 5 (8.62%) Publishing
4 3 (5.17%) Back Office
4 3 (5.17%) French Language
5 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 2 (3.45%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.72%) Billing
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Architect
2 7 (12.07%) Test Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Radio Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) 4G Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Optimisation Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) 3G Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Java Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Junior
6 2 (3.45%) Linux Support
6 2 (3.45%) PMO Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.45%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.17%) CMDB
3 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Android
3 4 (6.90%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.17%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.17%) Windows
4 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Project Management
2 9 (15.52%) Service Design
3 8 (13.79%) Validation
4 5 (8.62%) Coaching
4 5 (8.62%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
4 5 (8.62%) Mobile Development
4 5 (8.62%) Network Optimisation
4 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
4 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.62%) Statistics
5 4 (6.90%) Process Improvement
5 4 (6.90%) Programme Governance
6 3 (5.17%) Break/Fix
6 3 (5.17%) Change Management
6 3 (5.17%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (5.17%) High Availability
6 3 (5.17%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (5.17%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) Apple Swift
1 5 (8.62%) Java
1 5 (8.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.45%) HNC
3 2 (3.45%) HND
4 1 (1.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) PMO
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.72%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.72%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Ericsson
2 6 (10.34%) Huawei
2 6 (10.34%) Nokia
3 5 (8.62%) Apple
3 5 (8.62%) HP
4 4 (6.90%) Dell
5 3 (5.17%) Symantec
6 2 (3.45%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (3.45%) VMware
7 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco
7 1 (1.72%) Cramer
7 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.72%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.72%) NEC
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Remedy
7 1 (1.72%) Samsung
7 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow