Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 714 643 550
Rank change year-on-year -71 -93 -163
Contract jobs citing 3G 160 211 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.48% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 58 140
UK median daily rate £275 £291 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.58% -7.17% +5.55%
10th Percentile £155 £189 £208
90th Percentile £431 £590 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £278 £314
% change year-on-year -13.51% -11.55% +11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.14% -15.91% -38.89%
10th Percentile £14.05 £13.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £27.70 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +48.65% -56.98% +17.01%

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 13,339 14,264 15,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,237 8,694 8,797
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 760 816
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.15% -2.68%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 -80 144 £275 -0.90% 27
UK excluding London -65 116 £240 -13.51% 26
South East -63 57 £200 -23.08% 8
London -38 41 £318 -14.77% 6
North of England +19 19 £215 -21.82% 1
South West +19 16 £390 +44.44% 1
Yorkshire -4 10 £275 +2.80%
Scotland -4 10 £225 -22.41% 5
West Midlands +5 9 £173 -28.87% 7
Midlands +1 9 £173 -31.00% 7
North West -4 7 £190 -68.33% 1
Channel Islands 0 3 - -
North East +45 2 £208 +0.61%
East of England -3 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 99 (61.88%) 4G
2 78 (48.75%) Telecoms
3 45 (28.13%) 2G
4 39 (24.38%) LTE
5 37 (23.13%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 28 (17.50%) Project Management
8 27 (16.88%) Windows
9 26 (16.25%) DNS
9 26 (16.25%) HP
9 26 (16.25%) Degree
10 24 (15.00%) Linux
10 24 (15.00%) VoLTE
11 23 (14.38%) GSM
12 22 (13.75%) LAN
13 21 (13.13%) DHCP
13 21 (13.13%) Nokia
14 18 (11.25%) Mac OS X
14 18 (11.25%) Microsoft
14 18 (11.25%) VMware
14 18 (11.25%) Windows 7
14 18 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (10.63%) Active Directory
16 16 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (10.00%) Windows Server
17 15 (9.38%) Python
17 15 (9.38%) C++
18 14 (8.75%) C
18 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Office

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 (5.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 99 (61.88%) 4G
2 45 (28.13%) 2G
3 39 (24.38%) LTE
4 37 (23.13%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
6 26 (16.25%) DNS
7 24 (15.00%) VoLTE
8 23 (14.38%) GSM
9 22 (13.75%) LAN
10 21 (13.13%) DHCP
11 14 (8.75%) TCP/IP
11 14 (8.75%) VoWiFi
12 13 (8.13%) Bluetooth
12 13 (8.13%) MPLS
12 13 (8.13%) Wireless
13 12 (7.50%) VPN
13 12 (7.50%) WAN
14 10 (6.25%) HSPA
14 10 (6.25%) ICMP
14 10 (6.25%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) Big Data
2 4 (2.50%) Power BI
3 3 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.25%) GIS
4 2 (1.25%) MySQL
4 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (6.88%) JIRA
2 8 (5.00%) Selenium
3 5 (3.13%) Android Studio
3 5 (3.13%) WebDriver
3 5 (3.13%) Xcode
4 3 (1.88%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.88%) MSTest
4 3 (1.88%) NUnit
4 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.25%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.63%) GitLab
6 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
General
1 78 (48.75%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.63%) Finance
3 6 (3.75%) Electronics
4 5 (3.13%) Publishing
5 2 (1.25%) Back Office
5 2 (1.25%) Billing
5 2 (1.25%) French Language
5 2 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (10.63%) Analyst
2 16 (10.00%) Architect
3 13 (8.13%) Test Engineer
4 11 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (6.88%) Developer
4 11 (6.88%) Network Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Network Specialist
7 8 (5.00%) Consultant
7 8 (5.00%) Performance Specialist
8 7 (4.38%) C++ Developer
8 7 (4.38%) Designer
8 7 (4.38%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.38%) Mobile Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Tester
9 6 (3.75%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Telecoms Test Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) JIRA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 6 (3.75%) LDAP
3 5 (3.13%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.50%) .NET
4 4 (2.50%) CSS
4 4 (2.50%) DOM
4 4 (2.50%) HTML
4 4 (2.50%) RESTful
4 4 (2.50%) Web Services
5 3 (1.88%) Node.js
6 1 (0.63%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.13%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.63%) CMDB
3 9 (5.63%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.63%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.38%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.75%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.50%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.88%) NHS
8 3 (1.88%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.25%) Clustering
9 2 (1.25%) PKI
9 2 (1.25%) User Experience
10 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.63%) iPhone
10 1 (0.63%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.63%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.88%) Windows
2 24 (15.00%) Linux
3 18 (11.25%) Mac OS X
3 18 (11.25%) Windows 7
4 16 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.00%) Unix
6 7 (4.38%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.38%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.75%) Android
8 4 (2.50%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.88%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.50%) Project Management
2 13 (8.13%) ITIL
3 12 (7.50%) Regression Testing
4 11 (6.88%) Network Architecture
4 11 (6.88%) Software Delivery
4 11 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.25%) Break/Fix
5 10 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 10 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 10 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 9 (5.63%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (5.63%) High Availability
6 9 (5.63%) Test Management
6 9 (5.63%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 8 (5.00%) Statistics
8 7 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.38%) Analytics
8 7 (4.38%) Presales
8 7 (4.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.38%) C++
1 15 (9.38%) Python
2 14 (8.75%) C
3 12 (7.50%) Java
4 7 (4.38%) SQL
5 5 (3.13%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.13%) Objective-C
6 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.88%) VB
8 2 (1.25%) C#
8 2 (1.25%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.25%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.25%) Perl
8 2 (1.25%) VBA
9 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (16.25%) Degree
2 10 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.75%) ISEB
5 5 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (2.50%) CISSP
7 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.25%) HND
9 1 (0.63%) CCNP
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CISM
9 1 (0.63%) HNC
9 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) QA
2 9 (5.63%) PMO
2 9 (5.63%) SLA
3 3 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.25%) KVM
4 7 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.38%) XenApp
5 6 (3.75%) Firmware
6 4 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) Ansible
2 11 (6.88%) SCCM
3 10 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.25%) Puppet
4 7 (4.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (4.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) HP
2 21 (13.13%) Nokia
3 18 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.25%) VMware
4 13 (8.13%) Huawei
5 10 (6.25%) Dell
6 9 (5.63%) Cisco
6 9 (5.63%) Citrix
7 8 (5.00%) Ericsson
8 7 (4.38%) Ivanti
8 7 (4.38%) Siemens
8 7 (4.38%) Sigfox
8 7 (4.38%) Symantec
8 7 (4.38%) ThinPrint
9 5 (3.13%) Apple
10 4 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.50%) F5
10 4 (2.50%) Juniper
10 4 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (2.50%) Tableau