Period
to 18 June 2018

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 June 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 266 215
Rank change year-on-year -25 -51 -97
Contract jobs citing 3G 74 95 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.62% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 3.42% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 36
South East median daily rate £363 £335 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +6.77% +25.50%
10th Percentile £203 £217 £199
90th Percentile £460 £450 £455
England median daily rate £263 £325 £308
% change year-on-year -19.23% +5.69% +18.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.65% -29.52% -27.08%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £10.35
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.50 £44.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +48.65% -38.33% -16.67%

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 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 2,518 2,778 3,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.32% 18.06% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 1,573 2,075
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 179 217
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.43% -45.31% +4.07%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £51.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% -22.48% +16.96%

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 June 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in the South East over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 June 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
Thames Valley -32 62 £375 - 1
Berkshire -23 59 £375 - 1
Hampshire -10 9 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire +7 2 - -
Surrey -25 2 - -
Oxfordshire -1 1 - -
3G
England

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

1 63 (85.14%) 4G
2 41 (55.41%) Telecoms
3 39 (52.70%) 2G
4 24 (32.43%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (24.32%) VoLTE
6 16 (21.62%) LTE
7 14 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (18.92%) Nokia
8 13 (17.57%) Diameter Protocol
9 12 (16.22%) Network Architecture
9 12 (16.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 11 (14.86%) SIGTRAN
11 10 (13.51%) MGW
12 9 (12.16%) Project Management
13 8 (10.81%) Huawei
13 8 (10.81%) LDAP
13 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (10.81%) Wireless
14 7 (9.46%) SLA
14 7 (9.46%) SQL
14 7 (9.46%) Siemens
14 7 (9.46%) MicroStrategy
14 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
14 7 (9.46%) Tableau
14 7 (9.46%) Power BI
15 6 (8.11%) Performance Improvement
15 6 (8.11%) Ericsson
15 6 (8.11%) HP
15 6 (8.11%) GSM
15 6 (8.11%) UMTS

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:

Applications
1 14 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (16.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 63 (85.14%) 4G
2 39 (52.70%) 2G
3 24 (32.43%) Radio Access Network
4 18 (24.32%) VoLTE
5 16 (21.62%) LTE
6 13 (17.57%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (14.86%) SIGTRAN
8 10 (13.51%) MGW
9 8 (10.81%) Wireless
10 6 (8.11%) GSM
10 6 (8.11%) UMTS
11 5 (6.76%) ISUP
11 5 (6.76%) VoWiFi
12 4 (5.41%) Bluetooth
13 3 (4.05%) INAP
13 3 (4.05%) IPsec
13 3 (4.05%) MPLS
13 3 (4.05%) Node B
13 3 (4.05%) SCCP
13 3 (4.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Power BI
2 1 (1.35%) MS Access
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (55.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Back Office
3 2 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Front Office
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (14.86%) Performance Specialist
2 10 (13.51%) Network Specialist
3 9 (12.16%) Mobile Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Network Manager
4 7 (9.46%) RF Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Network Performance Manager
5 6 (8.11%) Performance Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Network Services Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Service Performance Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 3G Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 4G Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) LDAP
2 3 (4.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) iPhone
4 1 (1.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.35%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.22%) Network Architecture
2 9 (12.16%) Project Management
3 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.11%) Performance Improvement
4 6 (8.11%) Process Management
5 5 (6.76%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.41%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.41%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.05%) Data Entry
7 3 (4.05%) Defect Management
7 3 (4.05%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (4.05%) Migration
7 3 (4.05%) Network Design
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (4.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) C
3 2 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) ISEB
1 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) HND
3 1 (1.35%) CCIE
3 1 (1.35%) CCNA
3 1 (1.35%) CCNP
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) HNC
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.70%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Nokia
2 8 (10.81%) Huawei
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) MicroStrategy
3 7 (9.46%) Siemens
3 7 (9.46%) Tableau
4 6 (8.11%) Ericsson
4 6 (8.11%) HP
5 4 (5.41%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (2.70%) Cramer
6 2 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.35%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.35%) BT
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco
7 1 (1.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.35%) Juniper
7 1 (1.35%) Progress
7 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.35%) VMware