Period
to 18 August 2019

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 6 months to 18 August 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
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 703 755 674
Rank change year-on-year +52 -81 -52
Contract jobs citing 3G 140 151 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.09% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 67 62
UK median daily rate £363 £225 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.11% -33.74% +21.28%
10th Percentile £256 £184 £257
90th Percentile £450 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £220 £325
% change year-on-year +64.77% -32.31% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 15
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% +61.29% -38.00%
10th Percentile £35.65 £15.60 £14.10
90th Percentile £51.50 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £27.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year +57.27% +85.19% -43.43%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,662 13,853 13,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 13.44% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,098 8,487 7,886
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £397 £375
% change year-on-year +0.69% +5.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 774 746
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.86 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +2.70% -26.00%

3G
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 3G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 9 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 6 months to 18 August 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
England +72 135 £363 +51.04% 27
UK excluding London +35 116 £363 +64.77% 27
South East +22 71 £363 +33.03% 5
South West +3 25 £350 - 9
London +43 19 £350 -30.00% 1
East of England +41 16 £413 - 4
North of England +11 4 £200 -6.98% 6
North West +14 3 £200 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £150 - 5

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 with a requirement for 3G.

1 129 (92.14%) 4G
2 105 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 98 (70.00%) 2G
4 60 (42.86%) 5G
5 49 (35.00%) Radio Access Network
5 49 (35.00%) LTE
6 26 (18.57%) 2.5G
6 26 (18.57%) Huawei
7 24 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (17.14%) PRINCE2
8 23 (16.43%) Project Management
8 23 (16.43%) Nokia
9 22 (15.71%) PMI Certification
10 21 (15.00%) PMI
10 21 (15.00%) SLA
10 21 (15.00%) GSM
10 21 (15.00%) Ericsson
11 20 (14.29%) Linux
12 17 (12.14%) Degree
13 16 (11.43%) Critical Success Factor
14 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (10.71%) Wireless
15 14 (10.00%) UMTS
15 14 (10.00%) RNC
15 14 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
16 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (8.57%) Network Architecture
16 12 (8.57%) WCDMA
17 11 (7.86%) Wireshark
17 11 (7.86%) Network Planning

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 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 129 (92.14%) 4G
2 98 (70.00%) 2G
3 60 (42.86%) 5G
4 49 (35.00%) LTE
4 49 (35.00%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (18.57%) 2.5G
6 21 (15.00%) GSM
7 15 (10.71%) Wireless
8 14 (10.00%) RNC
8 14 (10.00%) UMTS
9 12 (8.57%) WCDMA
10 11 (7.86%) Node B
10 11 (7.86%) Wireshark
11 10 (7.14%) WiMAX
12 9 (6.43%) 3GPP
12 9 (6.43%) VoIP
13 8 (5.71%) Diameter Protocol
13 8 (5.71%) VoLTE
14 7 (5.00%) ATM
14 7 (5.00%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.86%) Big Data
2 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.43%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (1.43%) HBase
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) JMeter
2 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 105 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.14%) Finance
3 7 (5.00%) Law
4 4 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.43%) Back Office
5 2 (1.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 15 (10.71%) RAN Engineer
3 13 (9.29%) Telecoms Manager
4 10 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 9 (6.43%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Capacity Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) OSS Project Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Architect
7 6 (4.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Network Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Network Project Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Optimisation Engineer
7 6 (4.29%) Performance Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.57%) Designer
8 5 (3.57%) Service Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) REST
1 4 (2.86%) SOAP
2 3 (2.14%) OAuth
2 3 (2.14%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.43%) .NET
3 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.43%) jQuery
3 2 (1.43%) Kafka
3 2 (1.43%) LDAP
3 2 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (0.71%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.71%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) PMI
2 9 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.57%) User Experience
5 3 (2.14%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.43%) CESG
6 2 (1.43%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.43%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.43%) PKI
6 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.71%) Handset
7 1 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.71%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Linux
2 7 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (3.57%) Android
3 5 (3.57%) Windows
4 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.43%) Debian
4 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.43%) Unix
4 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.14%) PRINCE2
1 24 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (16.43%) Project Management
3 16 (11.43%) Critical Success Factor
4 14 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (8.57%) Network Architecture
5 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.86%) Network Planning
6 11 (7.86%) Programme Management
7 10 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 10 (7.14%) Migration
7 10 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 10 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.43%) Change Control
8 9 (6.43%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.43%) Feature Driven Development
8 9 (6.43%) IT Strategy
9 8 (5.71%) ITIL
9 8 (5.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.71%) C
2 6 (4.29%) C++
3 5 (3.57%) Embedded C
4 2 (1.43%) C#
4 2 (1.43%) SQL
5 1 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) Ruby
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) PMI Certification
2 17 (12.14%) Degree
3 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.14%) PMP
7 2 (1.43%) CCNP
7 2 (1.43%) CEH
7 2 (1.43%) CISA
7 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.43%) CISM
7 2 (1.43%) CISSP
7 2 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) NCSC
2 2 (1.43%) PMO
2 2 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) HDFS
2 2 (1.43%) Snort
2 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.71%) Btrfs
3 1 (0.71%) KVM
3 1 (0.71%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) AirWatch
1 2 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (1.43%) Oozie
2 1 (0.71%) Ansible
2 1 (0.71%) Netcool
2 1 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Packer
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (18.57%) Huawei
2 23 (16.43%) Nokia
3 21 (15.00%) Ericsson
4 9 (6.43%) Actix
5 7 (5.00%) Nortel
5 7 (5.00%) Remedy
6 6 (4.29%) Cisco
6 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.57%) Oracle
7 5 (3.57%) VMware
8 3 (2.14%) GENBAND
8 3 (2.14%) Meraki
9 2 (1.43%) Apple
9 2 (1.43%) Aruba
9 2 (1.43%) EMC
9 2 (1.43%) Empirix
9 2 (1.43%) Tableau
9 2 (1.43%) Veritas
10 1 (0.71%) BMC
10 1 (0.71%) Nokia Networks