The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 608 553 580
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +27
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 13 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.093% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.61% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 3
Median daily rate £513 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.50%
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
7703 7655 6793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.11% 15.11% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4750 4228 3640
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 415 380
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing 3GPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East -32 9 £525 +20.00% 1
London -27 1 £500 - 2
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3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP 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 England region with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 15 (65.22%) LTE
3 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Wireless
3 9 (39.13%) VHDL
3 9 (39.13%) C
3 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
4 6 (26.09%) VoLTE
5 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) 3G
6 4 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (17.39%) VoWiFi
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) 4G
7 3 (13.04%) Network Design
7 3 (13.04%) RNC
7 3 (13.04%) Node B
7 3 (13.04%) ISUP
7 3 (13.04%) ATM
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 2 (8.70%) MS Office
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.70%) GSM
8 2 (8.70%) UMTS
8 2 (8.70%) INAP
8 2 (8.70%) RTP
8 2 (8.70%) SS7

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) LTE
2 9 (39.13%) Wireless
3 6 (26.09%) VoLTE
4 4 (17.39%) 3G
4 4 (17.39%) 4G
4 4 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (17.39%) VoWiFi
5 3 (13.04%) ATM
5 3 (13.04%) ISUP
5 3 (13.04%) Node B
5 3 (13.04%) RNC
6 2 (8.70%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (8.70%) DNS
6 2 (8.70%) GSM
6 2 (8.70%) INAP
6 2 (8.70%) MVNO
6 2 (8.70%) RTP
6 2 (8.70%) SS7
6 2 (8.70%) UMTS
6 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) VHDL Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) RAN Design Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.35%) OSS Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) JMS
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) WebRTC
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) VHDL
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) MPEG
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Development
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) BDD
4 1 (4.35%) BPMN
4 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.35%) ITSM
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) UML
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GCP
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Acme Packet
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Ciena
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.35%) Huawei
2 1 (4.35%) Nokia
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy
2 1 (4.35%) Sybase