Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 657 592 460
Rank change year-on-year -65 -132 -32
Contract jobs citing 3G 194 302 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% 1.76% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 91 188
UK median daily rate £340 £280 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.28% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £257 £165 £150
90th Percentile £575 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £264
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.42% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 18
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.00% -30.56% +30.91%
10th Percentile £14.10 £9.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £27.50 £46.00 £49.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £26.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -43.43% -27.08% +26.32%

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 13225 17127 16250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.82% 15.74% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7928 10383 9139
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 825 962
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.65% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.00 £20.77
% change year-on-year -28.85% +25.20% +6.50%

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 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -36 191 £340 +19.15% 10
UK excluding London -30 152 £325 +25.00% 8
South East -26 95 £330 +13.79% 3
London +10 37 £525 +45.83% 2
North of England +38 21 £275 +19.57%
Midlands +9 16 £280 -16.42%
South West +7 14 £390 +39.29% 3
Yorkshire +40 13 £288 +29.21%
West Midlands +16 10 £280 -3.45%
East Midlands -6 6 - -
North East +42 5 £200 -13.04%
East of England -9 4 - - 2
North West +16 3 £275 +5.77%
Scotland +39 2 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 143 (73.71%) 4G
2 113 (58.25%) Telecoms
3 87 (44.85%) LTE
4 70 (36.08%) 2G
5 42 (21.65%) Windows
6 40 (20.62%) Radio Access Network
7 30 (15.46%) Nokia
8 29 (14.95%) GSM
9 26 (13.40%) Wireless
10 25 (12.89%) Validation
10 25 (12.89%) Microsoft
11 24 (12.37%) Diameter Protocol
12 22 (11.34%) Linux
12 22 (11.34%) Unix
13 21 (10.82%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (10.82%) Degree
14 20 (10.31%) LAN
14 20 (10.31%) WAN
15 19 (9.79%) Project Management
15 19 (9.79%) Windows 7
16 18 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (9.28%) VoLTE
16 18 (9.28%) Cisco
17 16 (8.25%) Active Directory
17 16 (8.25%) Java
17 16 (8.25%) 5G
18 15 (7.73%) MVNO
19 14 (7.22%) Apple iOS
19 14 (7.22%) SCCM
19 14 (7.22%) Value-Added Service

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 (1.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 143 (73.71%) 4G
2 87 (44.85%) LTE
3 70 (36.08%) 2G
4 40 (20.62%) Radio Access Network
5 29 (14.95%) GSM
6 26 (13.40%) Wireless
7 24 (12.37%) Diameter Protocol
8 21 (10.82%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (10.31%) LAN
9 20 (10.31%) WAN
10 18 (9.28%) VoLTE
11 16 (8.25%) 5G
12 15 (7.73%) MVNO
13 14 (7.22%) Value-Added Service
14 13 (6.70%) SGSN
14 13 (6.70%) SIGTRAN
15 12 (6.19%) GPRS
15 12 (6.19%) UMTS
16 11 (5.67%) LDAP
17 10 (5.15%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.15%) Big Data
2 4 (2.06%) GIS
3 3 (1.55%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.03%) MS Access
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.03%) Power BI
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
5 1 (0.52%) QGIS
5 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (58.25%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.70%) Electronics
2 13 (6.70%) Manufacturing
2 13 (6.70%) Marketing
3 12 (6.19%) Finance
4 6 (3.09%) Back Office
5 5 (2.58%) Billing
5 5 (2.58%) French Language
6 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Military
7 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (12.89%) Network Engineer
1 25 (12.89%) Test Engineer
2 17 (8.76%) Support Engineer
3 14 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (7.22%) Technical Support
4 13 (6.70%) Design Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 12 (6.19%) 4G Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.67%) Architect
6 11 (5.67%) Telecoms Manager
7 10 (5.15%) Desktop Support
7 10 (5.15%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 9 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) Mobile Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) Telecoms Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Network Manager
9 8 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Designer
10 7 (3.61%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.19%) HTML
2 7 (3.61%) SOAP
2 7 (3.61%) SPML
3 2 (1.03%) .NET
3 2 (1.03%) Middleware
3 2 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.61%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.58%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.58%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.58%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.06%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.65%) Windows
2 22 (11.34%) Linux
2 22 (11.34%) Unix
3 19 (9.79%) Windows 7
4 14 (7.22%) Apple iOS
5 12 (6.19%) Android
5 12 (6.19%) Mac OS X
5 12 (6.19%) Windows Phone
5 12 (6.19%) Windows XP
6 10 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.64%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.09%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.55%) CentOS
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.89%) Validation
2 19 (9.79%) Project Management
3 14 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (6.70%) Programme Management
5 12 (6.19%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (5.67%) Performance Management
7 9 (4.64%) Analytics
7 9 (4.64%) Break/Fix
8 8 (4.12%) Change Management
8 8 (4.12%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.12%) High Availability
8 8 (4.12%) ITIL
8 8 (4.12%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.12%) Presales
8 8 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.61%) Data Management
9 7 (3.61%) Service Management
10 6 (3.09%) Integration Testing
10 6 (3.09%) Network Optimisation
10 6 (3.09%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.25%) Java
2 12 (6.19%) PHP
2 12 (6.19%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.19%) VB
3 5 (2.58%) SQL
4 4 (2.06%) C
4 4 (2.06%) Perl
5 3 (1.55%) C++
6 2 (1.03%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (10.82%) Degree
2 8 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) CCNP
3 7 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.09%) HND
4 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.58%) HNC
6 3 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.03%) ISEB
7 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.52%) CCNA
8 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) SLA
2 5 (2.58%) QA
3 4 (2.06%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.06%) Firmware
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (7.22%) SCCM
2 12 (6.19%) AirWatch
3 5 (2.58%) NSN NetAct
4 4 (2.06%) Nagios
4 4 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.52%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 30 (15.46%) Nokia
2 25 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.28%) Cisco
4 13 (6.70%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (6.19%) Ericsson
5 12 (6.19%) MobileIron
5 12 (6.19%) SAP
6 9 (4.64%) Dell
7 8 (4.12%) VMware
8 7 (3.61%) HP
8 7 (3.61%) Huawei
9 6 (3.09%) Citrix
9 6 (3.09%) Juniper
10 5 (2.58%) Actix
10 5 (2.58%) Samsung
10 5 (2.58%) Xerox
11 4 (2.06%) AppSense
11 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.06%) ThinPrint