Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 November 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 200 207
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7 -21
Contract jobs citing 3G 16 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 1.06% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 10
South West median daily rate £389 £270 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.98% -20.00% +27.36%
10th Percentile £320 £166 £201
90th Percentile £441 £288 £425
England median daily rate £321 £278 £300
% change year-on-year +15.77% -7.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South West median hourly rate - £45.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.22% +59.02%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.13% +5.26% -39.20%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 830 853 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.77% 14.69% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 501 479
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.41% +2.07%
10th Percentile £171 £165 £181
90th Percentile £527 £538 £508
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 75
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -19.75% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.83 £13.32
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.20 £48.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing 3G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for 3G in the South West

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3G in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in the South West

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in the South West

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in the South West

3G
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Bristol 0 14 £390 +44.44%
Somerset - 1 - -
3G
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West region with a requirement for 3G.

1 15 (93.75%) Telecoms
2 13 (81.25%) 4G
3 10 (62.50%) 2G
4 9 (56.25%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (37.50%) LTE
5 6 (37.50%) GSM
6 5 (31.25%) Huawei
6 5 (31.25%) High Availability
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (25.00%) 3GPP
7 4 (25.00%) Nokia
8 3 (18.75%) WCDMA
8 3 (18.75%) HSPA
8 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
9 2 (12.50%) QA
9 2 (12.50%) Degree
9 2 (12.50%) QMS
9 2 (12.50%) Actix
9 2 (12.50%) RNC
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
9 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
9 2 (12.50%) VB
9 2 (12.50%) VBA
9 2 (12.50%) Broadband
9 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (12.50%) Coaching
9 2 (12.50%) 5G
9 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
9 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) 4G
2 10 (62.50%) 2G
3 9 (56.25%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (37.50%) GSM
4 6 (37.50%) LTE
5 4 (25.00%) 3GPP
6 3 (18.75%) HSPA
6 3 (18.75%) WCDMA
6 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
7 2 (12.50%) 5G
7 2 (12.50%) Broadband
7 2 (12.50%) RNC
8 1 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (6.25%) GPRS
8 1 (6.25%) MVNO
8 1 (6.25%) Node B
8 1 (6.25%) OpenFlow
8 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
8 1 (6.25%) VoWiFi
8 1 (6.25%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (93.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Quality Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) C Developer
3 1 (6.25%) C/C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) OSS Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior OSS Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.25%) Smart City
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Energy
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) High Availability
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Coaching
3 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) QMS
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VB
1 2 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) HND
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Huawei
2 4 (25.00%) Nokia
3 2 (12.50%) Actix
4 1 (6.25%) Agilent
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Cognizant
4 1 (6.25%) Greenplum
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) NetScout
4 1 (6.25%) VMware