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 3 months to 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 137 132
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing 3G 9 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.10% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 0.58% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Median daily rate £410 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £228 £261
% change year-on-year +31.86% -12.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 423 520 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.58% 17.62% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 334 212
Median daily rate £370 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 30
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
Bristol - 9 £410 - 1
3G
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for 3G.

1 12 (80.00%) 4G
2 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (53.33%) 2G
3 8 (53.33%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (26.67%) LTE
4 4 (26.67%) 3GPP
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) VoLTE
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Network Design
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (13.33%) GSM
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Node B
7 1 (6.67%) 5G
7 1 (6.67%) Programme Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Service Management
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Retail

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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) 4G
2 8 (53.33%) 2G
2 8 (53.33%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (26.67%) 3GPP
3 4 (26.67%) LTE
4 2 (13.33%) GSM
4 2 (13.33%) VoLTE
5 1 (6.67%) 5G
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) HSPA
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) IPsec
5 1 (6.67%) MVNO
5 1 (6.67%) Node B
5 1 (6.67%) RNC
5 1 (6.67%) SCTP
5 1 (6.67%) WCDMA
5 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
General
1 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Designer
1 3 (20.00%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.67%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Project Controller
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior OSS Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (13.33%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Juniper
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Actix
2 1 (6.67%) Greenplum
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Huawei