Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 740 722 651
Rank change year-on-year -18 -71 -111
Contract jobs citing 3G 137 159 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.19% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 64 59
UK median daily rate £363 £275 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -5.98% -6.40%
10th Percentile £250 £155 £190
90th Percentile £550 £431 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £240 £285
% change year-on-year +51.04% -15.79% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
UK median hourly rate £24.23 £25.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +35.14% -15.91%
10th Percentile £13.69 £14.05 £13.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £41.75 £27.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.36% +48.65% -56.98%

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 12,513 13,337 14,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 13.15% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,579 8,237 8,738
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 697 764
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.64 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -8.65% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.03 £11.37
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -12.95% -6.98% -0.58%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 13 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 23 February 2019. 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 -3 129 £363 +31.82% 28
UK excluding London -33 101 £363 +51.04% 25
South East +14 68 £363 +81.25% 3
London +8 29 £325 +2.36% 4
East of England +28 18 £400 - 6
North of England -25 7 £300 +39.53% 2
Yorkshire -8 5 £300 +9.09% 2
Midlands -6 4 - - 4
South West -52 3 £140 -64.10% 9
North West -14 2 £294 +54.61%
West Midlands -22 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Scotland -13 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 123 (89.78%) 4G
2 90 (65.69%) Telecoms
3 71 (51.82%) 2G
4 43 (31.39%) 5G
5 41 (29.93%) LTE
6 32 (23.36%) Radio Access Network
7 30 (21.90%) Wireless
8 26 (18.98%) Nokia
9 25 (18.25%) Project Management
10 22 (16.06%) Network Management
11 20 (14.60%) Huawei
11 20 (14.60%) Degree
12 17 (12.41%) PRINCE2
12 17 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (11.68%) Diameter Protocol
13 16 (11.68%) PMI Certification
13 16 (11.68%) Ericsson
14 15 (10.95%) Remedy
14 15 (10.95%) UMTS
14 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (10.22%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (10.22%) GSM
15 14 (10.22%) RNC
15 14 (10.22%) Wireshark
16 13 (9.49%) 2.5G
16 13 (9.49%) Linux
16 13 (9.49%) LDAP
16 13 (9.49%) VPN
17 12 (8.76%) HP
17 12 (8.76%) LAN

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 10 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (10.22%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 123 (89.78%) 4G
2 71 (51.82%) 2G
3 43 (31.39%) 5G
4 41 (29.93%) LTE
5 32 (23.36%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (21.90%) Wireless
7 16 (11.68%) Diameter Protocol
8 15 (10.95%) UMTS
9 14 (10.22%) GSM
9 14 (10.22%) RNC
9 14 (10.22%) Wireshark
10 13 (9.49%) 2.5G
10 13 (9.49%) VPN
11 12 (8.76%) Firewall
11 12 (8.76%) LAN
12 11 (8.03%) WAN
13 9 (6.57%) BGP
13 9 (6.57%) Node B
13 9 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (5.84%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.84%) Big Data
2 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.19%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.73%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.73%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.73%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.73%) JIRA
4 1 (0.73%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.73%) Subversion
4 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.73%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (65.69%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.30%) Billing
3 4 (2.92%) Finance
4 3 (2.19%) Law
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.46%) Electronics
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (18.25%) Project Manager
2 19 (13.87%) Test Engineer
3 11 (8.03%) Field Engineer
4 10 (7.30%) Consultant
4 10 (7.30%) Mobile Engineer
5 9 (6.57%) 4G Engineer
5 9 (6.57%) Design Engineer
5 9 (6.57%) RAN Engineer
6 8 (5.84%) Architect
6 8 (5.84%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) 3G Project Manager
7 6 (4.38%) 4G Project Manager
7 6 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) 3G Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Field Test Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.65%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Telecoms Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Telecoms Manager
8 5 (3.65%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.49%) LDAP
2 9 (6.57%) SOAP
3 2 (1.46%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.73%) .NET
4 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.73%) Middleware
4 1 (0.73%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.76%) PMI
3 8 (5.84%) Handset
4 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.19%) BeagleBone
5 3 (2.19%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.46%) Animation
6 2 (1.46%) CMDB
6 2 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.46%) NHS
6 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.46%) Social Media
7 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.73%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.73%) iPhone
7 1 (0.73%) SCADA
7 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.73%) VHDL
7 1 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.49%) Linux
2 5 (3.65%) Windows
3 3 (2.19%) Android
4 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.73%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.25%) Project Management
2 22 (16.06%) Network Management
3 17 (12.41%) PRINCE2
3 17 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (8.03%) Network Design
4 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.30%) Configuration Management
5 10 (7.30%) Validation
6 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.84%) Migration
7 8 (5.84%) Network Architecture
7 8 (5.84%) Presales
7 8 (5.84%) Project Planning
8 7 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.11%) Capacity Management
8 7 (5.11%) Change Control
8 7 (5.11%) Contingency Planning
9 6 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.38%) ITIL
9 6 (4.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.84%) Python
2 7 (5.11%) C
3 6 (4.38%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.38%) SQL
4 4 (2.92%) Embedded C
5 3 (2.19%) C#
5 3 (2.19%) C++
5 3 (2.19%) Java
6 2 (1.46%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.46%) Perl
7 1 (0.73%) Lua
7 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (14.60%) Degree
2 16 (11.68%) PMI Certification
3 10 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.57%) CCNP
5 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.38%) CCNA
7 5 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.92%) Master's Degree
8 4 (2.92%) PMP
9 2 (1.46%) HP APS
10 1 (0.73%) CCIE
10 1 (0.73%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.73%) MOS
10 1 (0.73%) OSCE
10 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) PMO
2 8 (5.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.84%) SLA
3 4 (2.92%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.73%) Nessus
2 1 (0.73%) Nmap
Vendors
1 26 (18.98%) Nokia
2 20 (14.60%) Huawei
3 16 (11.68%) Ericsson
4 15 (10.95%) Remedy
5 12 (8.76%) HP
6 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
7 10 (7.30%) Cisco
8 8 (5.84%) Intel
9 4 (2.92%) Actix
9 4 (2.92%) Mapinfo
9 4 (2.92%) Nokia Networks
9 4 (2.92%) VMware
10 3 (2.19%) BT
10 3 (2.19%) Nortel
10 3 (2.19%) Perforce
11 2 (1.46%) BMC
11 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.46%) Juniper
11 2 (1.46%) McAfee
11 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com