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 3 months to 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 190 129
Rank change year-on-year +8 -61  
Contract jobs citing 3G 61 79 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.88% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.60% 4.52% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 30
Median daily rate £313 £290 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £135 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £365 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £228 £261
% change year-on-year +31.86% -12.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.55%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1327 1746 1780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.17% 19.45% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 962 879
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 117 120
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.40
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Berkshire +20 54 £313 +28.86%
Hampshire -2 2 - -
West Sussex +11 1 £200 -40.29%
Surrey +5 1 £335 -12.41%
Buckinghamshire -19 1 - -
3G
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for 3G.

1 78 (81.25%) 4G
2 59 (61.46%) Telecoms
3 51 (53.13%) LTE
4 31 (32.29%) 2G
5 25 (26.04%) Nokia
6 22 (22.92%) Validation
6 22 (22.92%) Radio Access Network
7 21 (21.88%) Diameter Protocol
8 17 (17.71%) Linux
9 14 (14.58%) Project Management
9 14 (14.58%) MVNO
9 14 (14.58%) Value-Added Service
10 13 (13.54%) VoLTE
10 13 (13.54%) Degree
11 12 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
12 11 (11.46%) Nokia Networks
12 11 (11.46%) LDAP
12 11 (11.46%) Windows
13 10 (10.42%) ITIL
13 10 (10.42%) Unix
13 10 (10.42%) 5G
14 9 (9.38%) UMTS
15 8 (8.33%) GSM
15 8 (8.33%) SMS
15 8 (8.33%) Back Office
16 7 (7.29%) Data Management
16 7 (7.29%) INAP
16 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
16 7 (7.29%) SOAP
16 7 (7.29%) Samsung

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 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.04%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 78 (81.25%) 4G
2 51 (53.13%) LTE
3 31 (32.29%) 2G
4 22 (22.92%) Radio Access Network
5 21 (21.88%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (14.58%) MVNO
6 14 (14.58%) Value-Added Service
7 13 (13.54%) VoLTE
8 12 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
9 11 (11.46%) LDAP
10 10 (10.42%) 5G
11 9 (9.38%) UMTS
12 8 (8.33%) GSM
12 8 (8.33%) SMS
13 7 (7.29%) INAP
14 6 (6.25%) Wireless
15 5 (5.21%) Bluetooth
15 5 (5.21%) Megaco
15 5 (5.21%) MGW
15 5 (5.21%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Big Data
1 3 (3.13%) MS Access
2 1 (1.04%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.04%) GIS
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.04%) Power BI
General
1 59 (61.46%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.33%) Back Office
3 3 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (1.04%) Billing
4 1 (1.04%) French Language
4 1 (1.04%) Front Office
4 1 (1.04%) Military
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Test Engineer
2 17 (17.71%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) 4G Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Data Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) LTE Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Operations Support Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Electronics Test Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Graduate
8 3 (3.13%) Graduate Test Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Mobile Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Optimisation Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Service Transition Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) SOAP
1 7 (7.29%) SPML
2 2 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.08%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.04%) User Experience
3 1 (1.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Linux
2 11 (11.46%) Windows
3 10 (10.42%) Unix
4 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Validation
2 14 (14.58%) Project Management
3 10 (10.42%) ITIL
4 7 (7.29%) Data Management
4 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.25%) Change Management
5 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 5 (5.21%) Performance Management
6 5 (5.21%) Process Improvement
7 4 (4.17%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.17%) High Availability
7 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.17%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.17%) Network Management
8 3 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.13%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) Perl
2 4 (4.17%) SQL
3 3 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.04%) C
4 1 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) HNC
2 6 (6.25%) HND
3 3 (3.13%) CCNP
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.08%) CCNA
4 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Nagios
2 2 (2.08%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (26.04%) Nokia
2 11 (11.46%) Nokia Networks
3 7 (7.29%) Samsung
4 5 (5.21%) Ericsson
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) Citrix
6 2 (2.08%) Dell
6 2 (2.08%) HP
6 2 (2.08%) Huawei
6 2 (2.08%) Juniper
6 2 (2.08%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Siemens
7 1 (1.04%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.04%) Remedy