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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank - 597 583
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 0 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.041% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.29% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 12
Median daily rate - £475 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £463 £285
% change year-on-year
- +62.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
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
6818 7207 7706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.91% 14.23% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4081 4298 4490
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 448 427
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Node B
2 1 (50.00%) Software Audit
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) RNC
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) CppUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) snoop
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) 3G

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) CDMA
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) Node B
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) RNC
2 1 (50.00%) SCCP
2 1 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) snoop
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) UTRAN
2 1 (50.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) CppUnit
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Audit
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia