Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 732 664 546
Rank change year-on-year -68 -118 -162
Contract jobs citing 3G 162 236 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.49% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 74 166
UK median daily rate £330 £286 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.28% -4.58% -4.00%
10th Percentile £161 £165 £204
90th Percentile £521 £419 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £265 £290
% change year-on-year +3.77% -8.62% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 19
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.13% +2.56% -40.00%
10th Percentile £14.10 £9.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.25 £40.20 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -29.00% -38.46% -7.14%

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 14140 15817 15884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.68% 15.31% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8688 9602 9197
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 806 987
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.67 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £45.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% -2.38%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 15 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 12 December 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 -79 154 £330 +20.00% 11
UK excluding London -53 117 £275 +3.77% 10
South East -81 47 £275 +5.77% 2
London +1 42 £388 +7.64% 1
North of England +36 25 £263 +22.81% 3
Midlands +39 19 £216 -16.83%
South West +15 18 £389 +43.98% 4
West Midlands +29 16 £216 -1.70%
Yorkshire +29 16 £275 +62.96% 2
North West +12 8 £190 -56.57% 1
Channel Islands +1 3 - -
East Midlands -2 3 - -
Scotland -8 3 £250 -7.41%
East of England -14 2 - - 1
North East +53 1 £200 -6.43%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 105 (64.81%) 4G
2 89 (54.94%) Telecoms
3 52 (32.10%) LTE
4 47 (29.01%) 2G
5 39 (24.07%) LAN
6 35 (21.60%) GSM
7 34 (20.99%) Radio Access Network
8 33 (20.37%) Windows
9 30 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
10 29 (17.90%) WAN
11 24 (14.81%) HP
12 23 (14.20%) Mac OS X
13 22 (13.58%) Degree
14 21 (12.96%) Project Management
15 19 (11.73%) Huawei
15 19 (11.73%) Wireless
15 19 (11.73%) Windows 7
16 18 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (11.11%) Finance
16 18 (11.11%) Nokia
16 18 (11.11%) Linux
17 17 (10.49%) Java
17 17 (10.49%) Bluetooth
17 17 (10.49%) VoLTE
18 16 (9.88%) Analytics
18 16 (9.88%) 5G
18 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (9.88%) ITIL
19 15 (9.26%) DNS
20 14 (8.64%) C

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 9 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 105 (64.81%) 4G
2 52 (32.10%) LTE
3 47 (29.01%) 2G
4 39 (24.07%) LAN
5 35 (21.60%) GSM
6 34 (20.99%) Radio Access Network
7 30 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (17.90%) WAN
9 19 (11.73%) Wireless
10 17 (10.49%) Bluetooth
10 17 (10.49%) VoLTE
11 16 (9.88%) 5G
12 15 (9.26%) DNS
13 13 (8.02%) GPRS
13 13 (8.02%) RFID
13 13 (8.02%) ZigBee
13 13 (8.02%) Z-Wave
14 12 (7.41%) SGSN
14 12 (7.41%) TCP/IP
14 12 (7.41%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.64%) Big Data
2 3 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.85%) GIS
3 2 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) JIRA
2 5 (3.09%) Android Studio
2 5 (3.09%) Xcode
3 4 (2.47%) Selenium
4 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.85%) MSTest
4 3 (1.85%) NUnit
4 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 89 (54.94%) Telecoms
2 18 (11.11%) Finance
3 13 (8.02%) Marketing
4 12 (7.41%) Electronics
5 9 (5.56%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.09%) Publishing
7 3 (1.85%) French Language
8 2 (1.23%) Billing
8 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (14.81%) Architect
2 15 (9.26%) Analyst
3 11 (6.79%) Network Engineer
3 11 (6.79%) Technical Support
3 11 (6.79%) Test Engineer
4 9 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 9 (5.56%) Designer
4 9 (5.56%) Developer
4 9 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.94%) Desktop Support
5 8 (4.94%) Telecoms Engineer
6 7 (4.32%) C++ Developer
6 7 (4.32%) Consultant
6 7 (4.32%) Telecoms Manager
7 6 (3.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 5 (3.09%) Field Engineer
8 5 (3.09%) Radio Engineer
8 5 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (5.56%) HTML
3 3 (1.85%) .NET
3 3 (1.85%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.62%) Middleware
4 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.56%) CMDB
4 7 (4.32%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.70%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.09%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.09%) NHS
7 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.62%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
8 1 (0.62%) Smart City
8 1 (0.62%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.37%) Windows
2 23 (14.20%) Mac OS X
3 19 (11.73%) Windows 7
4 18 (11.11%) Linux
5 14 (8.64%) Android
5 14 (8.64%) Apple iOS
6 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (6.17%) Unix
7 10 (6.17%) Windows Server
8 9 (5.56%) Windows Phone
8 9 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.09%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.47%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.96%) Project Management
2 16 (9.88%) Analytics
2 16 (9.88%) ITIL
3 14 (8.64%) Customer Requirements
4 13 (8.02%) Break/Fix
4 13 (8.02%) ERP
4 13 (8.02%) Presales
5 12 (7.41%) Data Security
6 11 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.17%) Multithreading
7 10 (6.17%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.17%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (5.56%) High Availability
8 9 (5.56%) Process Improvement
8 9 (5.56%) Service Design
8 9 (5.56%) Service Management
8 9 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (4.94%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.49%) Java
2 14 (8.64%) C
3 13 (8.02%) C++
4 12 (7.41%) VB
5 9 (5.56%) PHP
5 9 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.56%) Python
6 5 (3.09%) Apple Swift
6 5 (3.09%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.23%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.23%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.23%) Perl
8 2 (1.23%) SQL
8 2 (1.23%) VBA
9 1 (0.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (13.58%) Degree
2 5 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.47%) ISEB
3 4 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.85%) CISSP
5 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) CISM
6 1 (0.62%) HND
6 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) PMO
2 9 (5.56%) QA
3 6 (3.70%) SLA
4 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.17%) KVM
4 4 (2.47%) Firmware
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Ansible
1 10 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (6.17%) Puppet
2 9 (5.56%) AirWatch
3 7 (4.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (3.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.62%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (14.81%) HP
2 19 (11.73%) Huawei
3 18 (11.11%) Nokia
4 13 (8.02%) Ericsson
4 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.02%) Sigfox
4 13 (8.02%) VMware
5 12 (7.41%) Dell
6 9 (5.56%) MobileIron
6 9 (5.56%) SAP
7 7 (4.32%) Cisco
7 7 (4.32%) Symantec
8 5 (3.09%) Apple
9 4 (2.47%) Actix
9 4 (2.47%) Juniper
9 4 (2.47%) NEC
10 3 (1.85%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.85%) F5
10 3 (1.85%) Nortel
11 2 (1.23%) Mapinfo