The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 146 117 136
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.033% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 1.14% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £128 £375
% change year-on-year
+143.13% -66.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+16.90% -21.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
523 350 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.02% 14.78% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 132 247
Average daily rate £348 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 49 67
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.45 £30.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.26% -43.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the East of England region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the East of England region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -26 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP.

1 5 (83.33%) Network Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) UMTS
3 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Billing
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) GGSN
3 3 (50.00%) SGSN
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) 2G
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAP
5 1 (16.67%) WCDMA
5 1 (16.67%) Nokia
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) GPRS
5 1 (16.67%) GSM
5 1 (16.67%) Symbian
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) SyncML
5 1 (16.67%) Streaming Video

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) UMTS
1 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 3 (50.00%) GGSN
2 3 (50.00%) SGSN
2 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) 2G
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
4 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) WCDMA
4 1 (16.67%) GPRS
4 1 (16.67%) GSM
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) WAP
1 1 (16.67%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Streaming Video
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) bada
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Network Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Symbian
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei
1 1 (16.67%) Agilent
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks