The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 March 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 435 324
Rank change year-on-year -84 -111  
Contract jobs citing 3G 81 211 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.39% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 2.64% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 64 104
Median daily rate £331 £308 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.72% +18.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £232 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £461 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £280 £260
% change year-on-year +18.30% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £43.00 £40.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -44.61% -9.72%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in the UK

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in the UK

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3G over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England -77 79 £331 +6.42% 8
South East -53 37 £438 +40.56% 3
Berkshire -25 23 £438 +25.00% 1
London +27 18 £471 +17.81% 3
Reading +8 10 £438 +64.31% 1
Hampshire +9 6 - - 1
Bristol +9 6 £331 +18.30%
South West +3 6 £331 +18.30%
East Midlands -6 5 - -
Leicestershire - 4 - -
North West +27 3 £600 +98.34% 1
Manchester +13 3 £600 +361.53% 1
West Midlands +4 3 £225 -
Surrey -4 3 - -
East of England -11 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -11 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Yorkshire +15 2 £268 +0.94%
West Yorkshire +11 2 £268 +0.94%
Leeds +2 2 £268 +0.94%
Newbury -2 2 - -
Birmingham -4 2 £213 -
Hatfield -7 2 - -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Scotland +22 1 - -
Slough -1 1 - -
Guildford -4 1 - -
Maidenhead -6 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 with a requirement for 3G.

1 142 (69.27%) 4G
2 117 (57.07%) 2G
3 102 (49.76%) Telecoms
4 87 (42.44%) LTE
5 47 (22.93%) Radio Access Network
6 41 (20.00%) Nokia
7 38 (18.54%) Ericsson
8 34 (16.59%) Huawei
9 33 (16.10%) Microsoft
10 29 (14.15%) Windows
10 29 (14.15%) VoLTE
11 26 (12.68%) Cisco
12 25 (12.20%) GSM
12 25 (12.20%) UMTS
13 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
13 24 (11.71%) MS Office
14 23 (11.22%) MS Excel
15 22 (10.73%) ITIL
15 22 (10.73%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (10.24%) Firewall
16 21 (10.24%) SLA
17 19 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
17 19 (9.27%) Nokia Networks
17 19 (9.27%) Windows 7
18 18 (8.78%) Diameter Protocol
19 17 (8.29%) Network Architecture
19 17 (8.29%) Degree
19 17 (8.29%) CCNP
20 15 (7.32%) TCP/IP
20 15 (7.32%) Citrix

3G
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (11.71%) MS Office
2 23 (11.22%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 142 (69.27%) 4G
2 117 (57.07%) 2G
3 87 (42.44%) LTE
4 47 (22.93%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (14.15%) VoLTE
6 25 (12.20%) GSM
6 25 (12.20%) UMTS
7 22 (10.73%) Wi-Fi
8 21 (10.24%) Firewall
9 18 (8.78%) Diameter Protocol
10 15 (7.32%) TCP/IP
11 14 (6.83%) DHCP
11 14 (6.83%) DNS
12 10 (4.88%) Wireless
12 10 (4.88%) Wireshark
13 9 (4.39%) MVNO
13 9 (4.39%) RNC
14 8 (3.90%) GPRS
15 7 (3.41%) 3GPP
15 7 (3.41%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.95%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (1.95%) GIS
2 3 (1.46%) MS Access
3 2 (0.98%) Big Data
3 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.98%) Power BI
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) JIRA
1 1 (0.49%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (49.76%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.37%) Back Office
3 7 (3.41%) Finance
4 4 (1.95%) Marketing
5 2 (0.98%) Electronics
5 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.98%) French Language
5 2 (0.98%) Retail
5 2 (0.98%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Billing
6 1 (0.49%) Front Office
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (9.27%) 3G Engineer
2 16 (7.80%) 4G Engineer
3 14 (6.83%) Architect
3 14 (6.83%) Desktop Support
3 14 (6.83%) Field Engineer
3 14 (6.83%) Optimisation Engineer
3 14 (6.83%) Test Engineer
4 13 (6.34%) Network Engineer
4 13 (6.34%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.85%) Design Engineer
5 12 (5.85%) Radio Engineer
5 12 (5.85%) RAN Engineer
6 11 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (5.37%) Consultant
7 9 (4.39%) Mobile Architect
7 9 (4.39%) Security Architect
8 8 (3.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) LTE Engineer
9 7 (3.41%) Radio Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.95%) SOAP
1 4 (1.95%) SPML
1 4 (1.95%) XML
2 2 (0.98%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.49%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.88%) Fat Client
2 10 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.46%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.46%) NHS
7 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.98%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.98%) PKI
7 2 (0.98%) User Experience
7 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.15%) Windows
2 19 (9.27%) Windows 7
3 14 (6.83%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.88%) Linux
6 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.41%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.41%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.93%) Unix
9 4 (1.95%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.49%) Android
11 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.73%) ITIL
2 17 (8.29%) Network Architecture
3 14 (6.83%) Performance Management
4 13 (6.34%) Network Design
4 13 (6.34%) Project Management
5 10 (4.88%) Network Optimisation
5 10 (4.88%) Network Planning
5 10 (4.88%) Software Delivery
5 10 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (4.88%) Validation
6 9 (4.39%) Migration
6 9 (4.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.90%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (3.90%) Security Testing
8 7 (3.41%) High Availability
8 7 (3.41%) Statistics
9 6 (2.93%) Service Management
9 6 (2.93%) Software Engineering
10 5 (2.44%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.85%) SQL
2 6 (2.93%) C++
3 5 (2.44%) C
3 5 (2.44%) Perl
4 4 (1.95%) C#
4 4 (1.95%) Java
5 2 (0.98%) Ruby
6 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 19 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (8.29%) CCNP
2 17 (8.29%) Degree
3 11 (5.37%) CCNA
3 11 (5.37%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.88%) CCIE
5 9 (4.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.46%) CCDA
7 3 (1.46%) HNC
7 3 (1.46%) HND
7 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.46%) PMP
8 2 (0.98%) MCSE
8 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.24%) SLA
2 8 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.41%) XenApp
4 2 (0.98%) Firmware
4 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.34%) SCCM
2 7 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.98%) DameWare
3 2 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.49%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 41 (20.00%) Nokia
2 38 (18.54%) Ericsson
3 34 (16.59%) Huawei
4 33 (16.10%) Microsoft
5 26 (12.68%) Cisco
6 19 (9.27%) Nokia Networks
7 15 (7.32%) Citrix
8 12 (5.85%) Juniper
9 11 (5.37%) VMware
10 8 (3.90%) HP
10 8 (3.90%) Nortel
11 7 (3.41%) AppSense
11 7 (3.41%) Samsung
12 6 (2.93%) ThinPrint
13 5 (2.44%) Dell
13 5 (2.44%) NEC
14 4 (1.95%) Cramer
14 4 (1.95%) Mapinfo
14 4 (1.95%) Oracle
14 4 (1.95%) Palo Alto
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