The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 546 542 496
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -46
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 37 15 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.031% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.23% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 15
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£311 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.18% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £445 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £251 £475
% change year-on-year
+23.38% -47.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 £15.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.41% -69.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -23.24%
3GPP
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in England

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in England

3GPP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

3GPP Daily Rate Histogram in England

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in England

3GPP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

3GPP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
South East +24 26 £311 - 8
South West - 4 £262 -
London +10 3 - - 2
East of England -31 2 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (60.34%) LTE
2 33 (56.90%) Telecoms
3 27 (46.55%) 4G
4 26 (44.83%) 3G
5 22 (37.93%) GPRS
5 22 (37.93%) GSM
6 21 (36.21%) Degree
7 19 (32.76%) UMTS
8 16 (27.59%) WCDMA
8 16 (27.59%) VoLTE
9 12 (20.69%) Radio Access Network
10 11 (18.97%) Wireless
10 11 (18.97%) Electronics
11 10 (17.24%) 2G
11 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
12 9 (15.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 8 (13.79%) Network Architecture
13 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (12.07%) SGSN
14 7 (12.07%) Information Management
14 7 (12.07%) Wireshark
15 6 (10.34%) Billing
16 5 (8.62%) Huawei
16 5 (8.62%) Validation
16 5 (8.62%) Finance
16 5 (8.62%) DNS
16 5 (8.62%) MPLS
16 5 (8.62%) Project Management
16 5 (8.62%) Cisco
16 5 (8.62%) HP

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.72%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 35 (60.34%) LTE
2 27 (46.55%) 4G
3 26 (44.83%) 3G
4 22 (37.93%) GPRS
4 22 (37.93%) GSM
5 19 (32.76%) UMTS
6 16 (27.59%) WCDMA
6 16 (27.59%) VoLTE
7 12 (20.69%) Radio Access Network
8 11 (18.97%) Wireless
9 10 (17.24%) 2G
10 7 (12.07%) SGSN
10 7 (12.07%) Wireshark
11 5 (8.62%) DNS
11 5 (8.62%) MPLS
11 5 (8.62%) HSPA
12 4 (6.90%) NAS
12 4 (6.90%) GGSN
12 4 (6.90%) ZigBee
12 4 (6.90%) HSDPA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) LabVIEW
General
1 33 (56.90%) Telecoms
2 11 (18.97%) Electronics
3 6 (10.34%) Billing
4 5 (8.62%) Finance
5 3 (5.17%) Marketing
5 3 (5.17%) Multimedia
5 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Retail
6 1 (1.72%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Test Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Architect
3 9 (15.52%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Systems Architect
5 4 (6.90%) IP Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) UMTS Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) 3G Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Integration Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) REST
1 2 (3.45%) OpenID
1 2 (3.45%) OAuth
1 2 (3.45%) SAML
1 2 (3.45%) Web Services
1 2 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (1.72%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) SOAP
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) WAP
2 1 (1.72%) SyncML
2 1 (1.72%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.17%) Firmware
2 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.17%) Physics
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.45%) DTV
3 2 (3.45%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.72%) Handset
4 1 (1.72%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.72%) W3C
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Android
2 4 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) UNIX
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) bada
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
2 8 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.07%) Information Management
4 5 (8.62%) Validation
4 5 (8.62%) Project Management
4 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
5 4 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 4 (6.90%) Test Management
5 4 (6.90%) Resource Management
5 4 (6.90%) Migration
5 4 (6.90%) Network Design
6 3 (5.17%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.17%) V-Model
6 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (5.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.45%) Network Management
7 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.45%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) C
1 3 (5.17%) SQL
1 3 (5.17%) Tcl
2 2 (3.45%) Assembly Language
2 2 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) VB
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
2 1 (1.72%) HND
2 1 (1.72%) CCNP
2 1 (1.72%) CCNA
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.72%) PMP
2 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.72%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (8.62%) Huawei
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco
2 5 (8.62%) HP
2 5 (8.62%) Nokia
3 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
3 4 (6.90%) Agilent
4 3 (5.17%) Ericsson
4 3 (5.17%) Mapinfo
4 3 (5.17%) SGI
5 2 (3.45%) Tektronix
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) Symbian
6 1 (1.72%) Motorola
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.72%) ZTE
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