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 27 May 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 485 377
Rank change year-on-year +4 -108  
Contract jobs citing 3G 112 171 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 1.98% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 90
Median daily rate £300 £263 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £195 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £260 £260
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -31.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £9.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £43.00 £93.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year -30.00% -31.97%  

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 6129 8619 8052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.46% 15.80% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3651 5221 4486
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 387 469
Median hourly rate £27.38 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.53%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing 3G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 27 May 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 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 30 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 27 May 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 +4 110 £300 +13.20% 13
South East -9 62 £338 +0.74% 2
Berkshire +12 53 £375 +29.31%
Reading +18 26 £375 +78.57%
London +34 20 £313 -21.87% 2
South West +13 7 £420 +50.00% 1
Bristol +7 7 £420 +50.00% 1
North East +33 4 £200 -11.11%
East of England +3 4 - -
Leeds +21 3 £281 +6.13% 2
West Yorkshire +19 3 £281 +6.13% 2
Yorkshire +8 3 £281 +6.13% 2
Hampshire +6 3 - -
Hertfordshire +3 3 - -
Bracknell +2 3 - -
Derby - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +43 2 £215 -6.52%
Tyne and Wear +42 2 £215 -6.52%
North West +20 2 £275 -6.77%
West Midlands +10 2 £300 -27.27% 2
Basingstoke +1 2 - -
Newbury -1 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 - -
West Sussex +19 1 £200 -40.29% 2
Manchester +12 1 - -
Guildford +5 1 - -
City of London 0 1 £575 +121.15% 1
Surrey -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 137 (71.73%) 4G
2 95 (49.74%) Telecoms
3 84 (43.98%) 2G
3 84 (43.98%) LTE
4 45 (23.56%) Radio Access Network
5 38 (19.90%) Windows
6 37 (19.37%) Nokia
7 29 (15.18%) VoLTE
8 28 (14.66%) Microsoft
9 26 (13.61%) Diameter Protocol
10 24 (12.57%) Degree
11 22 (11.52%) Validation
11 22 (11.52%) Active Directory
11 22 (11.52%) Project Management
11 22 (11.52%) Windows 7
12 21 (10.99%) GSM
13 19 (9.95%) Linux
13 19 (9.95%) Wireless
14 18 (9.42%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (9.42%) Cisco
15 16 (8.38%) UMTS
15 16 (8.38%) Ericsson
15 16 (8.38%) Nokia Networks
15 16 (8.38%) MVNO
16 15 (7.85%) SLA
17 14 (7.33%) SCCM
17 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (6.81%) 5G
18 13 (6.81%) Firewall

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 (1.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.52%) CMS
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 137 (71.73%) 4G
2 84 (43.98%) 2G
2 84 (43.98%) LTE
3 45 (23.56%) Radio Access Network
4 29 (15.18%) VoLTE
5 26 (13.61%) Diameter Protocol
6 21 (10.99%) GSM
7 19 (9.95%) Wireless
8 18 (9.42%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (8.38%) MVNO
9 16 (8.38%) UMTS
10 13 (6.81%) 5G
10 13 (6.81%) Firewall
11 12 (6.28%) SIGTRAN
11 12 (6.28%) Value-Added Service
12 11 (5.76%) LDAP
13 10 (5.24%) 3GPP
14 9 (4.71%) DNS
15 8 (4.19%) SMS
16 7 (3.66%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.57%) Big Data
1 3 (1.57%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (1.57%) GIS
1 3 (1.57%) MS Access
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.05%) Power BI
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) JIRA
1 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (49.74%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.66%) Back Office
3 6 (3.14%) Electronics
3 6 (3.14%) Finance
4 5 (2.62%) French Language
5 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.57%) Marketing
7 2 (1.05%) Billing
7 2 (1.05%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Front Office
8 1 (0.52%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (15.71%) Test Engineer
2 22 (11.52%) Network Engineer
3 20 (10.47%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.33%) Design Engineer
5 13 (6.81%) 4G Engineer
6 12 (6.28%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.24%) 3G Engineer
8 10 (5.24%) Field Engineer
8 10 (5.24%) RAN Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Mobile Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Radio Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) Architect
10 8 (4.19%) LTE Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Optimisation Engineer
12 6 (3.14%) Mobile Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.66%) SOAP
1 7 (3.66%) SPML
2 3 (1.57%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.66%) Fat Client
2 7 (3.66%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.62%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.05%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.05%) User Experience
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) CMDB
6 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.52%) EPoS
6 1 (0.52%) iPhone
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.90%) Windows
2 22 (11.52%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.95%) Linux
4 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.28%) Unix
6 11 (5.76%) Windows Server
7 9 (4.71%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.66%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.66%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.09%) Android
10 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.09%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.09%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.57%) CentOS
12 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.52%) Project Management
1 22 (11.52%) Validation
2 11 (5.76%) Performance Management
3 9 (4.71%) Break/Fix
3 9 (4.71%) ITIL
3 9 (4.71%) Network Architecture
4 8 (4.19%) Configuration Management
5 7 (3.66%) Data Management
5 7 (3.66%) Migration
5 7 (3.66%) Software Delivery
6 6 (3.14%) Capacity Management
6 6 (3.14%) High Availability
6 6 (3.14%) Network Design
6 6 (3.14%) PRINCE2
6 6 (3.14%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.62%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.62%) Network Management
7 5 (2.62%) Network Planning
7 5 (2.62%) Process Improvement
7 5 (2.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.71%) SQL
2 7 (3.66%) Java
3 5 (2.62%) Perl
4 4 (2.09%) C
5 3 (1.57%) C++
5 3 (1.57%) PHP
5 3 (1.57%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.57%) VB
6 2 (1.05%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (12.57%) Degree
2 9 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.19%) CCNP
3 8 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.62%) HNC
5 5 (2.62%) HND
6 3 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.57%) PMP
7 2 (1.05%) CCNA
7 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.85%) SLA
2 5 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.09%) QA
4 2 (1.05%) PMO
5 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (11.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.62%) XenApp
4 2 (1.05%) Firmware
4 2 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (7.33%) SCCM
2 5 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.09%) Nagios
3 4 (2.09%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.57%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (19.37%) Nokia
2 28 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.42%) Cisco
4 16 (8.38%) Ericsson
4 16 (8.38%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (6.28%) Huawei
6 9 (4.71%) Citrix
6 9 (4.71%) VMware
7 7 (3.66%) Dell
7 7 (3.66%) HP
7 7 (3.66%) Samsung
8 5 (2.62%) AppSense
8 5 (2.62%) Juniper
9 4 (2.09%) Actix
9 4 (2.09%) Avaya
9 4 (2.09%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.09%) NEC
9 4 (2.09%) Nortel
9 4 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.09%) ThinPrint
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