Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 312 266
Rank change year-on-year -7 -46 -73
Contract jobs citing 3G 69 64 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.39% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.58% 2.26% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 28
South East median daily rate £270 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +5.69% +16.04%
10th Percentile £165 £263 £134
90th Percentile £388 £388 £408
England median daily rate £300 £346 £289
% change year-on-year -13.25% +19.77% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 12
South East median hourly rate £30.00 - £20.00
10th Percentile £17.75 - £9.00
90th Percentile £39.80 - £27.50
England median hourly rate £16.25 £14.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.43% -25.75% +5.26%

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 2,673 2,831 3,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.21% 17.31% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,408 1,557 1,779
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 153 213
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £18.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -25.47% +7.33%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.38 £45.55 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +17 64 £243 -27.25% 2
Berkshire +7 64 £243 -27.25% 1
Hampshire -14 2 £425 +54.55%
3G
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 58 (84.06%) 4G
2 45 (65.22%) Telecoms
3 27 (39.13%) 2G
4 25 (36.23%) Nokia
5 23 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 21 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
7 18 (26.09%) LDAP
8 16 (23.19%) SOAP
8 16 (23.19%) Wireshark
9 15 (21.74%) HP
9 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (21.74%) SoapUI
9 15 (21.74%) LTE
9 15 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (20.29%) HP ALM
11 10 (14.49%) VoLTE
11 10 (14.49%) Huawei
12 9 (13.04%) Validation
12 9 (13.04%) Ericsson
12 9 (13.04%) Network Management
13 8 (11.59%) Migration
14 7 (10.14%) Wireless
14 7 (10.14%) Network Design
14 7 (10.14%) Capacity Planning
15 6 (8.70%) Test Planning
15 6 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 6 (8.70%) Remedy
15 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
16 5 (7.25%) Degree
17 4 (5.80%) Performance Management

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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.90%) IaaS
1 2 (2.90%) PaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (84.06%) 4G
2 27 (39.13%) 2G
3 23 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 21 (30.43%) Diameter Protocol
5 16 (23.19%) Wireshark
6 15 (21.74%) LTE
7 10 (14.49%) VoLTE
8 7 (10.14%) Wireless
9 4 (5.80%) BGP
9 4 (5.80%) GGSN
9 4 (5.80%) GSM
9 4 (5.80%) OSPF
9 4 (5.80%) RNC
9 4 (5.80%) SGSN
9 4 (5.80%) SIGTRAN
10 3 (4.35%) 5G
10 3 (4.35%) ATM
10 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.35%) INAP
11 2 (2.90%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Power BI
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (65.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Test Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) 3G Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) 4G Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Mobile Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) RF Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Core Network Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) OSS Architect
8 2 (2.90%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Voice Design Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Voice Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Wireless Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.09%) LDAP
2 16 (23.19%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.45%) CMDB
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (13.04%) Network Management
2 9 (13.04%) Validation
3 8 (11.59%) Migration
4 7 (10.14%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (10.14%) Network Design
5 6 (8.70%) Test Planning
6 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.80%) Data Entry
6 4 (5.80%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.80%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (5.80%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
7 3 (4.35%) Project Management
8 2 (2.90%) Decision-Making
8 2 (2.90%) Fault Management
8 2 (2.90%) Mobile Optimisation
8 2 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.90%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) C
2 2 (2.90%) C++
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
3 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) CCNA
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.90%) PhD
3 1 (1.45%) CCIE
3 1 (1.45%) CCNP
3 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.90%) Netcool
2 2 (2.90%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.90%) OpenView
2 2 (2.90%) TeMIP
3 1 (1.45%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Nokia
2 15 (21.74%) HP
3 10 (14.49%) Huawei
4 9 (13.04%) Ericsson
5 6 (8.70%) Remedy
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (4.35%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (4.35%) Tableau
8 2 (2.90%) Cramer
8 2 (2.90%) VMware
9 1 (1.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.45%) BMC
9 1 (1.45%) Cisco
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) Juniper
9 1 (1.45%) NetCracker
9 1 (1.45%) Nortel
9 1 (1.45%) Tellabs