Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 588 754 739
Rank change year-on-year +166 -15 -97
Contract jobs citing 3G 148 141 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 1.11% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 58
UK median daily rate £400 £364 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% +32.27% -5.58%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £152
90th Percentile £550 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £364 £275
% change year-on-year -0.34% +32.27% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 8
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £24.23 £21.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.91% +14.36% +14.53%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.69 £13.49
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.88 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.62% +3.00% +35.14%

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 9,282 12,651 13,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.51% 12.75% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,568 7,657 8,252
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 573 704
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -3.84% -9.55%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.01
90th Percentile £52.70 £48.75 £47.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.41 £19.52
% change year-on-year +14.88% -10.81% -9.21%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3G in the UK

3G
Top 11 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 20 February 2020. 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 +166 146 £400 +10.34% 42
UK excluding London +122 117 £363 -0.34% 35
South East +112 98 £356 -1.72% 18
London +116 29 £488 +50.00% 8
East of England +29 7 £388 -3.13% 6
South West +21 5 £450 +221.43% 2
Midlands +55 4 £300 -17.81% 4
North of England +53 3 £213 -29.17% 4
East Midlands +36 3 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +55 2 £175 -41.67% 1
West Midlands +44 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 137 (92.57%) 4G
2 83 (56.08%) 2G
3 75 (50.68%) 5G
4 67 (45.27%) Telecoms
5 59 (39.86%) Radio Access Network
6 48 (32.43%) LTE
7 44 (29.73%) Huawei
8 29 (19.59%) Wireless
8 29 (19.59%) GSM
9 26 (17.57%) WCDMA
10 24 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (14.86%) Degree
12 21 (14.19%) Project Management
12 21 (14.19%) Ericsson
13 19 (12.84%) Mapinfo
13 19 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (12.16%) RNC
15 16 (10.81%) OSPF
15 16 (10.81%) BGP
16 15 (10.14%) UMTS
16 15 (10.14%) Network Design
17 14 (9.46%) Performance Management
17 14 (9.46%) User Experience
18 13 (8.78%) Project Delivery
18 13 (8.78%) ITIL
18 13 (8.78%) Cisco
18 13 (8.78%) Change Management
19 12 (8.11%) Nokia
19 12 (8.11%) Nokia Networks
19 12 (8.11%) Network Management

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 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.05%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (92.57%) 4G
2 83 (56.08%) 2G
3 75 (50.68%) 5G
4 59 (39.86%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (32.43%) LTE
6 29 (19.59%) GSM
6 29 (19.59%) Wireless
7 26 (17.57%) WCDMA
8 18 (12.16%) RNC
9 16 (10.81%) BGP
9 16 (10.81%) OSPF
10 15 (10.14%) UMTS
11 11 (7.43%) Firewall
11 11 (7.43%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (7.43%) Wireshark
12 10 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (6.76%) TCP/IP
13 9 (6.08%) 3GPP
13 9 (6.08%) MPLS
14 8 (5.41%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.05%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) MS Access
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) JMeter
1 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 67 (45.27%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.08%) Billing
3 7 (4.73%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Finance
5 3 (2.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.35%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (12.16%) Architect
2 14 (9.46%) Radio Engineer
3 13 (8.78%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.11%) Design Engineer
4 12 (8.11%) RF Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Security Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Telecoms Architect
7 7 (4.73%) Mobile Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) OSS Project Manager
9 5 (3.38%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.38%) IP Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) IP Security Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Optimisation Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) RAN Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Build Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Transmission Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) .NET
1 1 (0.68%) CSS
1 1 (0.68%) HTML
1 1 (0.68%) JSON
1 1 (0.68%) LDAP
1 1 (0.68%) Middleware
1 1 (0.68%) Pandas
1 1 (0.68%) PyQt
1 1 (0.68%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) User Experience
2 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.41%) PMI
4 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.03%) Replication
6 3 (2.03%) Social Media
6 3 (2.03%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.35%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.35%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.35%) Handset
7 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.68%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.05%) Windows
2 5 (3.38%) Check Point GAiA
3 4 (2.70%) Unix
4 2 (1.35%) ThreadX
4 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (14.19%) Project Management
3 19 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (10.14%) Network Design
5 14 (9.46%) Performance Management
6 13 (8.78%) Change Management
6 13 (8.78%) ITIL
6 13 (8.78%) Project Delivery
7 12 (8.11%) Network Management
7 12 (8.11%) Network Optimisation
8 11 (7.43%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (7.43%) Performance Metrics
8 11 (7.43%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.43%) Programme Management
9 8 (5.41%) Critical Success Factor
9 8 (5.41%) CRM
9 8 (5.41%) Network Planning
9 8 (5.41%) Regulatory Compliance
9 8 (5.41%) Strategic Roadmap
10 7 (4.73%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.73%) C
2 6 (4.05%) Python
3 2 (1.35%) Perl
3 2 (1.35%) SQL
3 2 (1.35%) VB
4 1 (0.68%) F#
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Degree
2 11 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.76%) PMI Certification
3 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.41%) CCNP
4 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (3.38%) CCNA
6 4 (2.70%) CCSP
7 3 (2.03%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.35%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.35%) PMP
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) PMO
3 1 (0.68%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 9 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.38%) vCloud
2 5 (3.38%) vSphere
3 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.38%) FortiGate
1 5 (3.38%) vCenter Server
1 5 (3.38%) vRealize
1 5 (3.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 2 (1.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 44 (29.73%) Huawei
2 21 (14.19%) Ericsson
3 19 (12.84%) Mapinfo
4 13 (8.78%) Cisco
5 12 (8.11%) Nokia
5 12 (8.11%) Nokia Networks
6 9 (6.08%) VMware
7 8 (5.41%) Actix
7 8 (5.41%) Remedy
8 7 (4.73%) F5
9 6 (4.05%) Microsoft
10 5 (3.38%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.38%) Dell
10 5 (3.38%) Splunk
11 4 (2.70%) Ciena
11 4 (2.70%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.03%) Samsung
13 2 (1.35%) Meraki
13 2 (1.35%) Renesas
14 1 (0.68%) New Relic