Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 740 658 608
Rank change year-on-year -82 -50 -197
Contract jobs citing 3G 151 200 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.53% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 63 97
UK median daily rate £225 £335 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.84% +24.07% -
10th Percentile £184 £241 £170
90th Percentile £529 £575 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £300 £265
% change year-on-year -26.67% +13.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 17
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -36.36% -23.61%
10th Percentile £15.60 £14.10 £9.00
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.50 £45.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year +57.14% -33.33% -27.08%

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 13,827 13,084 16,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.64% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,494 7,860 10,269
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £203 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 793
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 21 July 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 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 11 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 21 July 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 -100 126 £243 -27.61% 28
UK excluding London -57 115 £220 -26.67% 23
South East -46 67 £325 -2.99% 4
London -51 32 £463 -5.13% 5
Scotland -16 23 £210 -
North of England -21 14 £215 -21.82% 2
North East +5 13 £215 +7.50% 1
Midlands -17 9 £213 -18.27% 2
West Midlands -28 9 £213 -18.27% 1
East of England -4 2 - - 5
North West -12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 95 (62.91%) 4G
2 70 (46.36%) 2G
3 48 (31.79%) Telecoms
4 42 (27.81%) Windows
4 42 (27.81%) Wi-Fi
5 41 (27.15%) Security Cleared
6 40 (26.49%) Active Directory
7 38 (25.17%) Citrix
7 38 (25.17%) Microsoft
7 38 (25.17%) DNS
7 38 (25.17%) SC Cleared
8 36 (23.84%) SCCM
9 35 (23.18%) Fat Client
9 35 (23.18%) DHCP
9 35 (23.18%) Thin Client
9 35 (23.18%) Software Delivery
10 34 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (22.52%) VMware
11 33 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (21.19%) Windows Server
13 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (19.87%) XenApp
14 30 (19.87%) Windows 7
14 30 (19.87%) Windows 8
14 30 (19.87%) Windows 10
14 30 (19.87%) ThinPrint
14 30 (19.87%) Microsoft App-V
14 30 (19.87%) Ivanti
15 29 (19.21%) Degree
16 28 (18.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 3 (1.99%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.99%) IaaS
1 3 (1.99%) PaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) GitHub
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (62.91%) 4G
2 70 (46.36%) 2G
3 42 (27.81%) Wi-Fi
4 38 (25.17%) DNS
5 35 (23.18%) DHCP
6 25 (16.56%) LTE
6 25 (16.56%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (10.60%) Wireless
8 15 (9.93%) VoLTE
9 11 (7.28%) TETRA
10 10 (6.62%) Diameter Protocol
11 9 (5.96%) GSM
12 8 (5.30%) SIGTRAN
13 7 (4.64%) UMTS
14 6 (3.97%) 3GPP
14 6 (3.97%) Broadband
14 6 (3.97%) Wireshark
15 5 (3.31%) 5G
15 5 (3.31%) MGW
15 5 (3.31%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.65%) Power BI
2 2 (1.32%) MS Access
3 1 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.66%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.66%) GIS
3 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.66%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.66%) GitLab
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.66%) Selenium
2 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.66%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (31.79%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.64%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Automotive
3 4 (2.65%) Electronics
4 3 (1.99%) Billing
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.66%) French Language
6 1 (0.66%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (17.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (11.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 18 (11.92%) Support Engineer
3 15 (9.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.62%) Architect
5 10 (6.62%) Consultant
6 9 (5.96%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.96%) RF Engineer
7 8 (5.30%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Analyst
8 7 (4.64%) Network Manager
9 6 (3.97%) Core Network Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Network Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Network Performance Manager
9 6 (3.97%) Performance Manager
9 6 (3.97%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.31%) Mobile Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Performance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.97%) LDAP
2 5 (3.31%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.65%) SOAP
4 3 (1.99%) CSS
4 3 (1.99%) DOM
4 3 (1.99%) HTML
4 3 (1.99%) Node.js
4 3 (1.99%) RESTful
4 3 (1.99%) Web Services
5 1 (0.66%) .NET
5 1 (0.66%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.18%) Fat Client
1 35 (23.18%) Thin Client
2 17 (11.26%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.64%) Smart Meter
5 6 (3.97%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.65%) Infotainment
7 4 (2.65%) NHS
7 4 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.99%) User Experience
9 1 (0.66%) CMDB
9 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.66%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.81%) Windows
2 33 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (21.19%) Windows Server
4 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (19.87%) Windows 10
5 30 (19.87%) Windows 7
5 30 (19.87%) Windows 8
6 8 (5.30%) Linux
7 6 (3.97%) Unix
8 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.99%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.66%) Android
11 1 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.66%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.18%) Software Delivery
2 13 (8.61%) PRINCE2
3 12 (7.95%) ITIL
3 12 (7.95%) Network Architecture
3 12 (7.95%) Service Management
4 11 (7.28%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (6.62%) Project Management
5 10 (6.62%) Security Management
6 8 (5.30%) Migration
7 7 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.64%) Performance Optimisation
7 7 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.97%) Test Strategy
8 6 (3.97%) Validation
9 5 (3.31%) Data Entry
9 5 (3.31%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.65%) Break/Fix
10 4 (2.65%) Network Management
10 4 (2.65%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.97%) SQL
2 5 (3.31%) C
2 5 (3.31%) C++
3 4 (2.65%) Python
4 3 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.66%) C#
5 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.66%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.66%) Java
5 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (27.15%) Security Cleared
2 38 (25.17%) SC Cleared
3 29 (19.21%) Degree
4 17 (11.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (9.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (5.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (3.97%) PhD
8 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.99%) ISEB
8 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.99%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.32%) CCNA
9 2 (1.32%) CCNP
9 2 (1.32%) HND
10 1 (0.66%) CCIE
10 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.64%) SLA
3 3 (1.99%) PMO
3 3 (1.99%) QA
System Software
1 40 (26.49%) Active Directory
2 34 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (19.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 30 (19.87%) XenApp
4 3 (1.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (23.84%) SCCM
2 28 (18.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.97%) HP ALM
4 4 (2.65%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (1.99%) Ansible
5 3 (1.99%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.99%) Netcool
5 3 (1.99%) OpenView
5 3 (1.99%) TeMIP
6 2 (1.32%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (25.17%) Citrix
1 38 (25.17%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.52%) VMware
3 30 (19.87%) Ivanti
3 30 (19.87%) ThinPrint
4 14 (9.27%) Nokia
5 12 (7.95%) Huawei
6 7 (4.64%) Ericsson
6 7 (4.64%) HP
7 6 (3.97%) Cisco
8 4 (2.65%) Empirix
8 4 (2.65%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.65%) Tableau
9 3 (1.99%) Dell
9 3 (1.99%) Nokia Networks
9 3 (1.99%) Remedy
9 3 (1.99%) Siemens
9 3 (1.99%) Xerox
10 2 (1.32%) Cramer
10 2 (1.32%) Juniper