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 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 515 385
Rank change year-on-year +16 -130  
Contract jobs citing 3G 115 135 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.25% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.55% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 85
Median daily rate £325 £235 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.29% -14.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £149 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £433 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £228 £260
% change year-on-year +31.86% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Median hourly rate £19.60 £25.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.60% -32.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.00 £30.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £45.80 £70.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.60 £25.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -21.60% -31.03%  

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 6455 8694 8061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 16.19% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10117 13736 12668
Median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £228 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1069 1117
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
England +7 114 £325 +38.29% 10
UK excluding London +38 94 £300 +31.86% 3
South East -2 59 £313 +7.75%
London +10 18 £525 +37.25% 7
North of England +45 15 £275 +26.14% 1
Midlands +16 9 - - 1
South West +7 9 £410 - 1
East of England -9 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for 3G.

1 146 (74.49%) 4G
2 110 (56.12%) Telecoms
3 84 (42.86%) LTE
4 78 (39.80%) 2G
5 42 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
6 36 (18.37%) Windows
7 31 (15.82%) Nokia
8 26 (13.27%) Diameter Protocol
9 25 (12.76%) VoLTE
9 25 (12.76%) GSM
10 24 (12.24%) Wireless
11 23 (11.73%) Validation
11 23 (11.73%) Degree
12 22 (11.22%) Microsoft
13 21 (10.71%) Linux
14 20 (10.20%) Unix
14 20 (10.20%) Project Management
15 19 (9.69%) Cisco
15 19 (9.69%) MVNO
16 18 (9.18%) 5G
17 16 (8.16%) Windows 7
17 16 (8.16%) Nokia Networks
18 15 (7.65%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (7.65%) Active Directory
18 15 (7.65%) LAN
18 15 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
19 14 (7.14%) WAN
19 14 (7.14%) SLA
19 14 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (7.14%) Value-Added Service

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 (1.02%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 146 (74.49%) 4G
2 84 (42.86%) LTE
3 78 (39.80%) 2G
4 42 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
5 26 (13.27%) Diameter Protocol
6 25 (12.76%) GSM
6 25 (12.76%) VoLTE
7 24 (12.24%) Wireless
8 19 (9.69%) MVNO
9 18 (9.18%) 5G
10 15 (7.65%) LAN
10 15 (7.65%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (7.14%) Value-Added Service
11 14 (7.14%) WAN
12 12 (6.12%) Bluetooth
12 12 (6.12%) Firewall
12 12 (6.12%) SIGTRAN
12 12 (6.12%) UMTS
13 11 (5.61%) GPRS
13 11 (5.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) Big Data
2 3 (1.53%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (1.53%) GIS
2 3 (1.53%) MS Access
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.02%) Power BI
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 110 (56.12%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.12%) Electronics
3 10 (5.10%) Finance
3 10 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.59%) Marketing
5 8 (4.08%) Back Office
6 5 (2.55%) French Language
7 3 (1.53%) Billing
8 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 2 (1.02%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (14.80%) Test Engineer
2 25 (12.76%) Network Engineer
3 19 (9.69%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 13 (6.63%) Architect
6 12 (6.12%) 4G Engineer
7 11 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 9 (4.59%) Mobile Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.59%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.08%) Desktop Support
9 8 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.57%) 3G Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) RAN Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Telecoms Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 6 (3.06%) Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.59%) HTML
2 7 (3.57%) SOAP
2 7 (3.57%) SPML
3 2 (1.02%) .NET
3 2 (1.02%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.53%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.53%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.02%) User Experience
5 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.51%) EPoS
6 1 (0.51%) iPhone
6 1 (0.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.37%) Windows
2 21 (10.71%) Linux
3 20 (10.20%) Unix
4 16 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.10%) Windows Phone
6 9 (4.59%) Android
6 9 (4.59%) Apple iOS
6 9 (4.59%) Mac OS X
6 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.06%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.06%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.06%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.53%) CentOS
11 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.73%) Validation
2 20 (10.20%) Project Management
3 11 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (5.61%) Performance Management
4 10 (5.10%) ITIL
5 9 (4.59%) Configuration Management
5 9 (4.59%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (4.59%) Network Architecture
5 9 (4.59%) Programme Management
6 8 (4.08%) Analytics
7 7 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 7 (3.57%) Data Management
7 7 (3.57%) High Availability
7 7 (3.57%) Presales
7 7 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.57%) Service Management
8 6 (3.06%) Break/Fix
8 6 (3.06%) Change Management
8 6 (3.06%) Data Security
8 6 (3.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.63%) Java
2 9 (4.59%) PHP
2 9 (4.59%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.59%) SQL
2 9 (4.59%) VB
3 5 (2.55%) Perl
4 4 (2.04%) C
5 3 (1.53%) C++
6 2 (1.02%) C#
7 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (11.73%) Degree
2 8 (4.08%) CCNP
2 8 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.57%) HND
3 7 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.06%) HNC
5 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.02%) CCNA
7 2 (1.02%) ISEB
7 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.14%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.04%) Firmware
4 3 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.53%) XenApp
5 2 (1.02%) vSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.59%) AirWatch
1 9 (4.59%) SCCM
2 4 (2.04%) Nagios
2 4 (2.04%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (15.82%) Nokia
2 22 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.69%) Cisco
4 16 (8.16%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (6.12%) Ericsson
6 9 (4.59%) MobileIron
6 9 (4.59%) SAP
7 8 (4.08%) VMware
8 7 (3.57%) Dell
8 7 (3.57%) HP
8 7 (3.57%) Huawei
8 7 (3.57%) Samsung
9 6 (3.06%) Citrix
9 6 (3.06%) Juniper
10 4 (2.04%) Actix
10 4 (2.04%) Avaya
10 4 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.04%) Xerox
11 3 (1.53%) Aerohive Networks
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