Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 729 631 570
Rank change year-on-year -98 -61 -184
Contract jobs citing 3G 154 198 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.57% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 52 97
UK median daily rate £230 £300 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £188 £192 £206
90th Percentile £438 £624 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £300 £290
% change year-on-year -26.67% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 16
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -41.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.93 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.50 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +57.14% -46.15% -9.72%

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 13,471 12,634 15,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.38% 14.02% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,326 7,711 9,432
UK median daily rate £423 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 733 694
UK median hourly rate £19.09 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.88% -18.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.02 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.45% -20.40% +11.11%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 12 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 22 May 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
England -129 130 £269 -10.42% 28
UK excluding London -64 121 £220 -26.67% 24
South East -62 68 £363 +20.83% 7
London -53 31 £335 +7.20% 4
Scotland -17 23 £210 -27.59%
North of England -15 16 £220 -20.00% 4
North East +7 11 £213 +2.41% 1
Midlands -22 8 £211 -6.11% 6
West Midlands -22 8 £211 -6.11% 5
South West +2 6 £390 +4.00% 7
Yorkshire -6 3 £275 - 2
North West -31 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for 3G.

1 93 (60.39%) 4G
2 68 (44.16%) 2G
3 58 (37.66%) Telecoms
4 41 (26.62%) DNS
5 39 (25.32%) DHCP
6 38 (24.68%) Windows
7 37 (24.03%) Active Directory
7 37 (24.03%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (23.38%) Security Cleared
9 35 (22.73%) Citrix
10 34 (22.08%) Microsoft
10 34 (22.08%) SC Cleared
11 33 (21.43%) SCCM
11 33 (21.43%) Fat Client
11 33 (21.43%) Thin Client
11 33 (21.43%) Software Delivery
12 32 (20.78%) LTE
13 31 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (20.13%) VMware
13 31 (20.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (19.48%) Windows Server
15 29 (18.83%) Radio Access Network
15 29 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (18.18%) XenApp
16 28 (18.18%) Ivanti
16 28 (18.18%) Degree
16 28 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
16 28 (18.18%) Windows 8
16 28 (18.18%) ThinPrint
17 27 (17.53%) Windows 10

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 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 93 (60.39%) 4G
2 68 (44.16%) 2G
3 41 (26.62%) DNS
4 39 (25.32%) DHCP
5 37 (24.03%) Wi-Fi
6 32 (20.78%) LTE
7 29 (18.83%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (10.39%) VoLTE
9 11 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
9 11 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
9 11 (7.14%) Wireless
10 10 (6.49%) GSM
10 10 (6.49%) MGW
11 7 (4.55%) 3GPP
11 7 (4.55%) Broadband
11 7 (4.55%) MPLS
11 7 (4.55%) TCP/IP
11 7 (4.55%) UMTS
12 6 (3.90%) Bluetooth
12 6 (3.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.60%) Power BI
2 1 (0.65%) Big Data
2 1 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.65%) GIS
2 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.65%) MS Access
2 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) JIRA
1 6 (3.90%) Selenium
2 5 (3.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.65%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.65%) GitLab
3 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (37.66%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.25%) Billing
2 5 (3.25%) Finance
3 4 (2.60%) Automotive
3 4 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (1.30%) Back Office
4 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.65%) French Language
5 1 (0.65%) Front Office
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (15.58%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (11.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 17 (11.04%) Support Engineer
4 15 (9.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.49%) Analyst
6 10 (6.49%) Consultant
6 10 (6.49%) Telecoms Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Architect
7 9 (5.84%) Mobile Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Network Specialist
7 9 (5.84%) Performance Specialist
7 9 (5.84%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Network Manager
8 7 (4.55%) RF Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Security Consultant
9 6 (3.90%) Core Network Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Network Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) LDAP
2 5 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.25%) CSS
2 5 (3.25%) DOM
2 5 (3.25%) HTML
2 5 (3.25%) RESTful
2 5 (3.25%) Web Services
3 4 (2.60%) Node.js
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.65%) Express
4 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 33 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.90%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.60%) Infotainment
5 4 (2.60%) User Experience
6 3 (1.95%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.95%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.95%) NHS
6 3 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.68%) Windows
2 31 (20.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (19.48%) Windows Server
4 29 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 27 (17.53%) Windows 10
6 27 (17.53%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.49%) Linux
8 9 (5.84%) Unix
9 5 (3.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.30%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.65%) Android
11 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.43%) Software Delivery
2 18 (11.69%) Project Management
3 17 (11.04%) Network Architecture
4 9 (5.84%) Performance Optimisation
4 9 (5.84%) PRINCE2
5 8 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (5.19%) Test Automation
6 7 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.55%) ITIL
6 7 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.90%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (3.90%) SDLC
7 6 (3.90%) Service Management
8 5 (3.25%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (3.25%) DevOps
8 5 (3.25%) Fault Analysis
8 5 (3.25%) High Availability
8 5 (3.25%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (3.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.19%) Python
2 6 (3.90%) Java
2 6 (3.90%) SQL
3 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.95%) C
4 3 (1.95%) C++
5 1 (0.65%) C#
5 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 34 (22.08%) SC Cleared
3 28 (18.18%) Degree
4 16 (10.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.90%) ISEB
7 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.95%) CISSP
8 3 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.95%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.95%) PhD
9 2 (1.30%) CCNP
9 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.30%) HND
10 1 (0.65%) CCIE
10 1 (0.65%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (5.19%) SLA
3 6 (3.90%) QA
4 3 (1.95%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (24.03%) Active Directory
2 31 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (18.18%) XenApp
4 5 (3.25%) Docker
5 3 (1.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (21.43%) SCCM
2 26 (16.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (5.19%) HP ALM
4 5 (3.25%) Ansible
4 5 (3.25%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.30%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 35 (22.73%) Citrix
2 34 (22.08%) Microsoft
3 31 (20.13%) VMware
4 28 (18.18%) Ivanti
4 28 (18.18%) ThinPrint
5 15 (9.74%) Nokia
6 10 (6.49%) HP
6 10 (6.49%) Huawei
7 7 (4.55%) Siemens
8 5 (3.25%) Cisco
8 5 (3.25%) Ericsson
9 4 (2.60%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (2.60%) Nokia Networks
9 4 (2.60%) Tableau
10 3 (1.95%) Dell
11 2 (1.30%) Cramer
11 2 (1.30%) Empirix
11 2 (1.30%) Juniper
11 2 (1.30%) Remedy
11 2 (1.30%) Xerox