The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for 3G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3G over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3G
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 113 108
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing 3G 3 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 6.04% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £225 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 - £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £298 £260
% change year-on-year +11.34% +14.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -44.61% -9.72%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 314 298 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.88% 11.06% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 137 172
Median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

3G
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing 3G as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 3G in the West Midlands

3G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3G in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3G in the West Midlands

3G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3G in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3G in the West Midlands

3G
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3G within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 2 £213 -
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
3G
England

3G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for 3G.

1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) 2G
1 2 (33.33%) 4G
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) NEC
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
2 1 (16.67%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Assembla
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) RS-232
2 1 (16.67%) RS-485
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Post-Production
2 1 (16.67%) Finance

3G
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) 2G
1 2 (33.33%) 4G
1 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) GPRS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) RNC
2 1 (16.67%) RS-232
2 1 (16.67%) RS-485
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Support
1 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Server Support
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Transmission Planner
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) iOS SDK
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (16.67%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Network Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Post-Production
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Assembla
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Cramer
1 1 (16.67%) Dell
1 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei
1 1 (16.67%) Kaspersky
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) NEC
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia
1 1 (16.67%) Nortel
1 1 (16.67%) VMware