Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 297 315 243
Rank change year-on-year +18 -72 -27
Contract jobs citing 3G 76 60 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.36% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 2.07% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 22
South East median daily rate £363 £238 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -12.04% -10.00%
10th Percentile £235 £161 £187
90th Percentile £419 £478 £423
England median daily rate £363 £275 £290
% change year-on-year +31.82% -5.17% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £20.02 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.34% +0.09% -38.46%
10th Percentile £15.98 £11.47 £10.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.96 £29.38
England median hourly rate £24.23 £17.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +39.45% -3.47% -13.25%

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 2,622 2,894 3,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.39% 17.48% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,391 1,558 1,769
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £209 £163 £225
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £402
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.12% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 147 195
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.38 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.62% -21.91% -31.54%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.61 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +40 72 £363 -3.33% 2
Berkshire +32 71 £363 -3.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +23 1 - - 1
Surrey -17 1 - -
3G
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 69 (90.79%) 4G
2 58 (76.32%) Telecoms
3 37 (48.68%) 2G
4 24 (31.58%) Nokia
5 20 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 18 (23.68%) LDAP
8 17 (22.37%) 5G
9 16 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (21.05%) LTE
9 16 (21.05%) Wireshark
10 15 (19.74%) SOAP
10 15 (19.74%) HP
10 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (18.42%) SoapUI
11 14 (18.42%) HP ALM
12 12 (15.79%) Network Management
12 12 (15.79%) Huawei
13 10 (13.16%) Ericsson
14 9 (11.84%) Remedy
15 8 (10.53%) Project Management
15 8 (10.53%) RNC
15 8 (10.53%) Degree
16 7 (9.21%) Wireless
16 7 (9.21%) Validation
17 6 (7.89%) 2.5G
17 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 6 (7.89%) SLA
17 6 (7.89%) GSM
17 6 (7.89%) GGSN

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 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 69 (90.79%) 4G
2 37 (48.68%) 2G
3 20 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
4 19 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 17 (22.37%) 5G
6 16 (21.05%) LTE
6 16 (21.05%) Wireshark
7 8 (10.53%) RNC
8 7 (9.21%) Wireless
9 6 (7.89%) 2.5G
9 6 (7.89%) GGSN
9 6 (7.89%) GSM
10 5 (6.58%) Firewall
10 5 (6.58%) Node B
10 5 (6.58%) SS7
10 5 (6.58%) UMTS
10 5 (6.58%) WiMAX
11 4 (5.26%) HTTP
11 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
11 4 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) SoapUI
General
1 58 (76.32%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Billing
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) 4G Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.53%) 3G Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Mobile Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Network Security Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Field Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) LDAP
2 15 (19.74%) SOAP
3 1 (1.32%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) PMI
3 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.63%) CMDB
4 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Animation
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
5 1 (1.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Android
2 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (15.79%) Network Management
3 8 (10.53%) Project Management
4 7 (9.21%) Validation
5 6 (7.89%) Presales
6 5 (6.58%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.26%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (5.26%) Database Security
7 4 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (5.26%) Network Design
7 4 (5.26%) Security Architecture
7 4 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 4 (5.26%) SIEM
7 4 (5.26%) Test Planning
7 4 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.95%) Dependency Management
8 3 (3.95%) Project Governance
8 3 (3.95%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.95%) PMO
4 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Nokia
2 15 (19.74%) HP
3 12 (15.79%) Huawei
4 10 (13.16%) Ericsson
5 9 (11.84%) Remedy
6 3 (3.95%) Cisco
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.95%) Nortel
7 2 (2.63%) BMC
7 2 (2.63%) VMware
8 1 (1.32%) Cramer
8 1 (1.32%) NetCracker