Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 638 592 418
Rank change year-on-year -46 -174 +23
Contract jobs citing 3G 204 314 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.82% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 97 198
UK median daily rate £335 £270 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.07% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £241 £170 £150
90th Percentile £575 £467 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £265 £263
% change year-on-year +13.21% +0.95% -9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 23
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +35.85%
10th Percentile £14.10 £9.00 £14.77
90th Percentile £27.50 £45.40 £48.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £26.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -27.08% +28.57%

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 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

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 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 14 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 24 July 2017. 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 -32 201 £335 +21.82% 13
UK excluding London -35 160 £300 +13.21% 6
South East -33 101 £335 +7.63%
London +28 37 £488 +27.45% 7
North of England +42 20 £275 +19.57%
Midlands +14 19 £260 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire +31 14 £281 +7.14%
South West +6 14 £375 +31.58% 1
West Midlands +22 11 £260 -10.34%
East Midlands -10 8 - - 3
North East +40 4 £200 -13.04%
East of England -18 4 - - 2
Scotland +36 2 - -
North West +20 2 £275 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 147 (72.06%) 4G
2 116 (56.86%) Telecoms
3 86 (42.16%) LTE
4 77 (37.75%) 2G
5 42 (20.59%) Windows
6 39 (19.12%) Radio Access Network
7 32 (15.69%) Nokia
8 28 (13.73%) GSM
9 27 (13.24%) Wireless
10 26 (12.75%) Degree
11 25 (12.25%) Microsoft
11 25 (12.25%) Diameter Protocol
12 23 (11.27%) Unix
12 23 (11.27%) Validation
12 23 (11.27%) VoLTE
13 21 (10.29%) Linux
14 20 (9.80%) Cisco
15 19 (9.31%) LAN
15 19 (9.31%) WAN
15 19 (9.31%) Project Management
15 19 (9.31%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (9.31%) Windows 7
15 19 (9.31%) 5G
16 18 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
17 17 (8.33%) Active Directory
17 17 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (7.84%) Nokia Networks
18 16 (7.84%) Java
18 16 (7.84%) Ericsson
19 15 (7.35%) Electronics

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%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 147 (72.06%) 4G
2 86 (42.16%) LTE
3 77 (37.75%) 2G
4 39 (19.12%) Radio Access Network
5 28 (13.73%) GSM
6 27 (13.24%) Wireless
7 25 (12.25%) Diameter Protocol
8 23 (11.27%) VoLTE
9 19 (9.31%) 5G
9 19 (9.31%) LAN
9 19 (9.31%) WAN
9 19 (9.31%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (7.35%) MVNO
11 14 (6.86%) GPRS
11 14 (6.86%) UMTS
11 14 (6.86%) Value-Added Service
12 13 (6.37%) Bluetooth
12 13 (6.37%) SGSN
12 13 (6.37%) SIGTRAN
13 11 (5.39%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) Big Data
2 3 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (1.47%) GIS
2 3 (1.47%) MS Access
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.98%) Power BI
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
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%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 116 (56.86%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.35%) Electronics
3 13 (6.37%) Finance
3 13 (6.37%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.88%) Marketing
5 7 (3.43%) Back Office
5 7 (3.43%) French Language
6 4 (1.96%) Billing
6 4 (1.96%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.98%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (14.22%) Test Engineer
2 24 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 19 (9.31%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.35%) Design Engineer
5 14 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.37%) 4G Engineer
6 13 (6.37%) Technical Support
7 12 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 11 (5.39%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.90%) Architect
10 9 (4.41%) Desktop Support
10 9 (4.41%) Mobile Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) Telecoms Manager
10 9 (4.41%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 8 (3.92%) 3G Engineer
11 8 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (3.43%) Network Manager
12 7 (3.43%) Optimisation Engineer
12 7 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.94%) LTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.88%) HTML
2 7 (3.43%) SOAP
2 7 (3.43%) SPML
3 3 (1.47%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) .NET
4 2 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.47%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.98%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.98%) User Experience
7 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.49%) NHS
7 1 (0.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.59%) Windows
2 23 (11.27%) Unix
3 21 (10.29%) Linux
4 19 (9.31%) Windows 7
5 13 (6.37%) Apple iOS
6 12 (5.88%) Android
6 12 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 12 (5.88%) Windows Phone
7 10 (4.90%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.43%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.45%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.45%) Windows Server
11 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.47%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.27%) Validation
2 19 (9.31%) Project Management
3 14 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (6.86%) Performance Management
4 12 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 12 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 11 (5.39%) Analytics
5 11 (5.39%) ITIL
6 9 (4.41%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.41%) Network Architecture
7 8 (3.92%) Break/Fix
7 8 (3.92%) Presales
7 8 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.92%) Service Management
8 7 (3.43%) Capacity Management
8 7 (3.43%) Change Management
8 7 (3.43%) Data Management
8 7 (3.43%) Data Security
8 7 (3.43%) High Availability
9 6 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.84%) Java
2 12 (5.88%) PHP
2 12 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.88%) VB
3 9 (4.41%) SQL
4 5 (2.45%) Perl
5 4 (1.96%) C
6 3 (1.47%) C++
7 2 (0.98%) C#
8 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (12.75%) Degree
2 8 (3.92%) CCNP
2 8 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.43%) HND
3 7 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.94%) HNC
5 5 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.98%) CCNA
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB
7 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.37%) SLA
2 4 (1.96%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.96%) Firmware
4 3 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.88%) AirWatch
1 12 (5.88%) SCCM
2 5 (2.45%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (1.96%) Nagios
4 3 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 32 (15.69%) Nokia
2 25 (12.25%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.80%) Cisco
4 16 (7.84%) Ericsson
4 16 (7.84%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (5.88%) MobileIron
5 12 (5.88%) SAP
6 10 (4.90%) Dell
7 8 (3.92%) Huawei
8 7 (3.43%) HP
8 7 (3.43%) Samsung
8 7 (3.43%) VMware
9 6 (2.94%) Citrix
9 6 (2.94%) Juniper
10 5 (2.45%) Xerox
11 4 (1.96%) Actix
11 4 (1.96%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.96%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.47%) Avaya
12 3 (1.47%) Mapinfo
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