Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 715 677
Rank change year-on-year -36 -38 -160
Contract jobs citing 3G 133 175 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 1.25% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 68 78
UK median daily rate £363 £321 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.84% +12.23% -4.58%
10th Percentile £165 £161 £165
90th Percentile £538 £575 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £275 £260
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 19
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.79% -13.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.10 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.20 £39.08 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £14.20 £25.00
% change year-on-year +58.45% -43.20% -30.56%

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 13,475 13,987 16,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 13.60% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,095 8,532 9,822
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.63%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 743 831
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 13 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 17 November 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 -43 129 £363 +12.84% 35
UK excluding London -22 111 £288 +4.55% 30
South East +9 77 £243 -11.82% 6
London -15 18 £525 +23.53% 5
East of England +12 13 £400 - 4
North of England -39 10 £294 +11.90% 2
West Midlands -34 5 £240 +10.98% 4
Midlands -34 5 £240 +10.98% 4
South West -36 5 £140 -63.99% 14
Yorkshire -22 4 £294 +6.82% 2
North East -3 3 - -
North West -13 3 £294 +54.61%
Scotland -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 110 (82.71%) 4G
2 75 (56.39%) Telecoms
3 58 (43.61%) 2G
4 40 (30.08%) Nokia
5 35 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
6 29 (21.80%) LTE
7 26 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (18.80%) Wireshark
9 23 (17.29%) Diameter Protocol
10 22 (16.54%) LDAP
11 20 (15.04%) HP
11 20 (15.04%) Wireless
12 19 (14.29%) SOAP
12 19 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (13.53%) Network Management
13 18 (13.53%) SoapUI
14 17 (12.78%) HP ALM
14 17 (12.78%) Degree
14 17 (12.78%) Huawei
15 15 (11.28%) 5G
16 14 (10.53%) GSM
16 14 (10.53%) Ericsson
17 13 (9.77%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (9.02%) Validation
18 12 (9.02%) Migration
18 12 (9.02%) Microsoft
18 12 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
19 11 (8.27%) VoLTE
19 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
19 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared

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 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.26%) IaaS
2 3 (2.26%) PaaS
3 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (82.71%) 4G
2 58 (43.61%) 2G
3 35 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
4 29 (21.80%) LTE
5 25 (18.80%) Wireshark
6 23 (17.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 20 (15.04%) Wireless
8 15 (11.28%) 5G
9 14 (10.53%) GSM
10 13 (9.77%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (8.27%) VoLTE
12 10 (7.52%) DNS
12 10 (7.52%) RNC
13 8 (6.02%) BGP
13 8 (6.02%) GGSN
13 8 (6.02%) OSPF
13 8 (6.02%) SGSN
13 8 (6.02%) SS7
13 8 (6.02%) TCP/IP
14 7 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.26%) Power BI
2 1 (0.75%) Big Data
2 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.75%) GIS
2 1 (0.75%) MS Access
2 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.50%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.75%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.75%) Travis CI
General
1 75 (56.39%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.51%) Finance
3 5 (3.76%) Billing
4 3 (2.26%) Law
5 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 11 (8.27%) 4G Engineer
3 9 (6.77%) 3G Engineer
3 9 (6.77%) Mobile Engineer
3 9 (6.77%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (6.02%) Consultant
4 8 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (4.51%) Network Engineer
5 6 (4.51%) Security Consultant
5 6 (4.51%) Wireless Engineer
6 5 (3.76%) Architect
6 5 (3.76%) Design Engineer
6 5 (3.76%) Field Engineer
7 4 (3.01%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.01%) Network Consultant
7 4 (3.01%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.01%) Radio Engineer
7 4 (3.01%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.26%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (2.26%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.54%) LDAP
2 19 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (1.50%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.75%) .NET
4 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.01%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.26%) BeagleBone
4 3 (2.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.26%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.26%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.75%) iPhone
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) PMI
6 1 (0.75%) SCADA
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.51%) Linux
1 6 (4.51%) Windows
2 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.01%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.50%) Unix
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (13.53%) Network Management
3 12 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (9.02%) Migration
3 12 (9.02%) Validation
4 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.26%) Network Design
5 7 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.26%) Project Management
5 7 (5.26%) Test Planning
6 6 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (4.51%) High Availability
6 6 (4.51%) Network Architecture
6 6 (4.51%) Service Management
7 5 (3.76%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (3.76%) ITIL
7 5 (3.76%) Performance Management
7 5 (3.76%) Security Management
8 4 (3.01%) Software Delivery
8 4 (3.01%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.02%) SQL
2 6 (4.51%) Python
3 5 (3.76%) C
4 4 (3.01%) C++
4 4 (3.01%) Embedded C
5 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.26%) C#
6 2 (1.50%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.75%) Lua
7 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) VB
7 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) Degree
2 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.26%) CCNP
5 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.26%) PhD
6 2 (1.50%) HP APS
6 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) CCNA
7 1 (0.75%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) HND
7 1 (0.75%) OSCE
7 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (12.78%) HP ALM
2 5 (3.76%) SCCM
3 3 (2.26%) Netcool
3 3 (2.26%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (2.26%) OpenView
3 3 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.26%) TeMIP
4 1 (0.75%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.75%) Nessus
4 1 (0.75%) Nmap
Vendors
1 40 (30.08%) Nokia
2 20 (15.04%) HP
3 17 (12.78%) Huawei
4 14 (10.53%) Ericsson
5 12 (9.02%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.02%) Remedy
7 7 (5.26%) VMware
8 6 (4.51%) Cisco
9 4 (3.01%) Actix
9 4 (3.01%) Citrix
9 4 (3.01%) Empirix
9 4 (3.01%) Nortel
10 3 (2.26%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.26%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (2.26%) Tableau
10 3 (2.26%) ThinPrint
11 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.50%) Cramer
11 2 (1.50%) Juniper
11 2 (1.50%) Perforce