Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 684 662 499
Rank change year-on-year -22 -163 -99
Contract jobs citing 3G 177 228 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 1.36% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 168
UK median daily rate £373 £290 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.45% +0.87% -7.26%
10th Percentile £201 £149 £204
90th Percentile £575 £419 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £260 £270
% change year-on-year +26.92% -3.70% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 20
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.20% +20.48% -36.15%
10th Percentile £14.10 £9.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £19.56 £46.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -43.20% -30.56% +10.77%

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 13702 16763 15796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.73% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8317 10190 9033
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £580 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 848 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £24.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.04% +20.38% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 18 October 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
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 18 October 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 0 176 £373 +29.00% 16
UK excluding London -22 135 £330 +26.92% 10
South East -37 69 £325 +5.69% 1
London +5 38 £425 +18.06% 6
North of England +66 23 £269 +22.72% 3
Midlands +39 20 £260 -22.39% 1
South West +15 20 £390 +44.44% 4
Yorkshire +35 16 £288 +70.37%
West Midlands +40 15 £260 -10.34% 1
East Midlands +8 5 - -
North West +27 4 £200 -23.08% 3
North East +63 3 £200 -9.09%
East of England -14 2 - - 1
Scotland +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 119 (67.23%) 4G
2 102 (57.63%) Telecoms
3 77 (43.50%) LTE
4 43 (24.29%) 2G
5 38 (21.47%) GSM
6 32 (18.08%) Windows
7 31 (17.51%) LAN
8 30 (16.95%) Radio Access Network
9 28 (15.82%) WAN
10 27 (15.25%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (14.69%) Wireless
12 24 (13.56%) Project Management
13 22 (12.43%) Linux
14 20 (11.30%) Validation
14 20 (11.30%) Degree
14 20 (11.30%) Unix
14 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (10.73%) VoLTE
15 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
16 18 (10.17%) Nokia
16 18 (10.17%) Finance
17 17 (9.60%) Java
17 17 (9.60%) Apple iOS
17 17 (9.60%) Android
17 17 (9.60%) 5G
18 16 (9.04%) Windows 7
18 16 (9.04%) Mac OS X
19 15 (8.47%) GPRS
19 15 (8.47%) Marketing
19 15 (8.47%) MVNO

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 4 (2.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 119 (67.23%) 4G
2 77 (43.50%) LTE
3 43 (24.29%) 2G
4 38 (21.47%) GSM
5 31 (17.51%) LAN
6 30 (16.95%) Radio Access Network
7 28 (15.82%) WAN
8 27 (15.25%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (14.69%) Wireless
10 19 (10.73%) VoLTE
11 17 (9.60%) 5G
12 15 (8.47%) Diameter Protocol
12 15 (8.47%) GPRS
12 15 (8.47%) MVNO
13 14 (7.91%) Bluetooth
13 14 (7.91%) Value-Added Service
14 13 (7.34%) SGSN
15 12 (6.78%) RFID
15 12 (6.78%) ZigBee
15 12 (6.78%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.91%) Big Data
2 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.69%) GIS
3 2 (1.13%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) QGIS
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Android Studio
1 5 (2.82%) Xcode
2 4 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.69%) MSTest
3 3 (1.69%) NUnit
4 2 (1.13%) JIRA
General
1 102 (57.63%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.17%) Finance
3 15 (8.47%) Marketing
4 13 (7.34%) Electronics
5 12 (6.78%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.82%) Back Office
6 5 (2.82%) Billing
6 5 (2.82%) French Language
6 5 (2.82%) Publishing
7 2 (1.13%) Retail
7 2 (1.13%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (12.99%) Architect
2 22 (12.43%) Test Engineer
3 18 (10.17%) Network Engineer
4 14 (7.91%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.91%) Technical Support
5 13 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (6.78%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 11 (6.21%) Telecoms Manager
8 10 (5.65%) 4G Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 9 (5.08%) Analyst
9 9 (5.08%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.52%) Designer
10 8 (4.52%) Developer
10 8 (4.52%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) Network Manager
11 7 (3.95%) C++ Developer
12 6 (3.39%) 3G Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) 4G Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.78%) HTML
2 8 (4.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (1.69%) .NET
4 2 (1.13%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.56%) Middleware
5 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.39%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.39%) Driving Licence
2 6 (3.39%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.69%) NHS
5 3 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.69%) User Experience
6 2 (1.13%) CMDB
6 2 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Smart City
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.08%) Windows
2 22 (12.43%) Linux
3 20 (11.30%) Unix
4 17 (9.60%) Android
4 17 (9.60%) Apple iOS
5 16 (9.04%) Mac OS X
5 16 (9.04%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.78%) Windows Phone
7 10 (5.65%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.39%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.82%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.56%) Project Management
2 20 (11.30%) Validation
3 14 (7.91%) Analytics
4 13 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (7.34%) Customer Requirements
4 13 (7.34%) Presales
4 13 (7.34%) Programme Management
5 12 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (6.78%) ERP
6 11 (6.21%) Data Security
6 11 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.65%) High Availability
7 10 (5.65%) Performance Management
7 10 (5.65%) Service Design
7 10 (5.65%) Service Management
8 9 (5.08%) Break/Fix
8 9 (5.08%) Change Management
8 9 (5.08%) ITIL
9 8 (4.52%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.60%) Java
2 14 (7.91%) VB
3 12 (6.78%) PHP
3 12 (6.78%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.21%) C
5 10 (5.65%) C++
6 5 (2.82%) Apple Swift
6 5 (2.82%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.69%) Python
8 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.13%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.13%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) SQL
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.30%) Degree
2 7 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.82%) HND
3 5 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (2.26%) HNC
4 4 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.13%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CISM
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) QA
2 5 (2.82%) PMO
2 5 (2.82%) SLA
3 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.52%) KVM
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.69%) XenApp
5 2 (1.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (6.78%) AirWatch
2 11 (6.21%) SCCM
3 8 (4.52%) Ansible
3 8 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.52%) Puppet
4 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.13%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.17%) Nokia
3 14 (7.91%) VMware
4 12 (6.78%) MobileIron
4 12 (6.78%) SAP
4 12 (6.78%) Sigfox
5 11 (6.21%) Cisco
5 11 (6.21%) Huawei
6 10 (5.65%) Ericsson
6 10 (5.65%) HP
7 9 (5.08%) Dell
8 7 (3.95%) Nokia Networks
9 5 (2.82%) Apple
9 5 (2.82%) Samsung
10 4 (2.26%) Actix
10 4 (2.26%) Juniper
10 4 (2.26%) Xerox
11 3 (1.69%) AppSense
11 3 (1.69%) Citrix
11 3 (1.69%) Mapinfo