Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 275 244
Rank change year-on-year -41 -31 -85
Contract jobs citing 3G 70 96 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.60% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% 3.56% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 23
South East median daily rate £273 £335 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.66% +15.52% +11.54%
10th Percentile £165 £258 £139
90th Percentile £415 £450 £503
England median daily rate £240 £342 £285
% change year-on-year -29.75% +19.88% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 13
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £18.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.89% -26.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.28 £9.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.50 £37.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +61.29% -38.00% -30.56%

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 2,612 2,698 3,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.64% 16.91% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 1,466 2,040
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 169 198
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £17.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.86% -30.08% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -33 60 £256 -25.00% 4
Berkshire -34 58 £256 -25.00% 4
Hampshire -13 10 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 - -
Oxfordshire -3 1 - -
3G
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 59 (84.29%) 4G
2 42 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 37 (52.86%) 2G
4 22 (31.43%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (22.86%) Nokia
6 15 (21.43%) LTE
7 13 (18.57%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (18.57%) Huawei
8 12 (17.14%) HP
8 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (15.71%) HP ALM
10 10 (14.29%) VoLTE
10 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (14.29%) Wireshark
10 10 (14.29%) SOAP
10 10 (14.29%) Wireless
11 9 (12.86%) SoapUI
12 8 (11.43%) Validation
12 8 (11.43%) Migration
12 8 (11.43%) LDAP
13 7 (10.00%) GSM
14 6 (8.57%) Data Entry
14 6 (8.57%) SIGTRAN
14 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (8.57%) UMTS
14 6 (8.57%) Finance
15 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
15 5 (7.14%) Network Design
15 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
15 5 (7.14%) Bluetooth

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 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.86%) IaaS
1 2 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (84.29%) 4G
2 37 (52.86%) 2G
3 22 (31.43%) Radio Access Network
4 15 (21.43%) LTE
5 13 (18.57%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (14.29%) VoLTE
6 10 (14.29%) Wireless
6 10 (14.29%) Wireshark
7 7 (10.00%) GSM
8 6 (8.57%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (8.57%) UMTS
9 5 (7.14%) Bluetooth
10 4 (5.71%) ISUP
11 3 (4.29%) Ethernet
11 3 (4.29%) INAP
11 3 (4.29%) Node B
11 3 (4.29%) SCCP
11 3 (4.29%) SS7
11 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Power BI
2 2 (2.86%) MS Access
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Electronics
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Test Engineer
2 9 (12.86%) RF Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) 3G Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Network Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Network Performance Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Performance Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Performance Specialist
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Network Services Manager
8 2 (2.86%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Testing Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Voice Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) SOAP
2 8 (11.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Unix
3 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.43%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.43%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (11.43%) Migration
2 8 (11.43%) Validation
3 6 (8.57%) Data Entry
4 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (7.14%) Network Design
4 5 (7.14%) Network Management
5 4 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.71%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.71%) Network Planning
5 4 (5.71%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (5.71%) Performance Management
5 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.71%) Test Planning
6 3 (4.29%) Defect Management
6 3 (4.29%) Project Management
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.29%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (4.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) C
2 4 (5.71%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) C++
4 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) ISEB
1 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.86%) CCNA
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.86%) PhD
3 1 (1.43%) CCIE
3 1 (1.43%) CCNP
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.29%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.86%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.86%) Netcool
3 2 (2.86%) OpenView
3 2 (2.86%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) Nokia
2 13 (18.57%) Huawei
3 12 (17.14%) HP
4 4 (5.71%) Ericsson
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.71%) Remedy
5 3 (4.29%) Cramer
5 3 (4.29%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (4.29%) Nokia Networks
5 3 (4.29%) Tableau
6 2 (2.86%) VMware
7 1 (1.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.43%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.43%) BMC
7 1 (1.43%) BT
7 1 (1.43%) Citrix
7 1 (1.43%) Juniper
7 1 (1.43%) NetCracker
7 1 (1.43%) Nortel
7 1 (1.43%) Progress