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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 540 558 465
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -93
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 43 24 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.048% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.37% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £380 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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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
7499 6537 6663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.18% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4142 3515 3434
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 366 538
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 2015.

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
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 27 April 2015. 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 +4 34 £438 - 3
London -14 4 - - 1
South West -1 2 £310 - 1
East of England +8 1 - - 2
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3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 43 (74.14%) LTE
2 37 (63.79%) Telecoms
3 30 (51.72%) 3G
4 22 (37.93%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (34.48%) 4G
6 15 (25.86%) GSM
6 15 (25.86%) UMTS
7 11 (18.97%) Wireless
7 11 (18.97%) Network Architecture
8 10 (17.24%) VoLTE
8 10 (17.24%) UNIX
9 9 (15.52%) Linux
9 9 (15.52%) Ericsson
9 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 8 (13.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 8 (13.79%) 2G
11 7 (12.07%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
11 7 (12.07%) MS Office
11 7 (12.07%) SGSN
12 6 (10.34%) Wireshark
12 6 (10.34%) Performance Management
12 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
12 6 (10.34%) PKI
12 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (10.34%) Actix
12 6 (10.34%) Nokia
12 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
12 6 (10.34%) IPsec
12 6 (10.34%) Electronics

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 7 (12.07%) MS Office
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
1 7 (12.07%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (74.14%) LTE
2 30 (51.72%) 3G
3 22 (37.93%) Radio Access Network
4 20 (34.48%) 4G
5 15 (25.86%) GSM
5 15 (25.86%) UMTS
6 11 (18.97%) Wireless
7 10 (17.24%) VoLTE
8 8 (13.79%) 2G
9 7 (12.07%) SGSN
10 6 (10.34%) Wireshark
10 6 (10.34%) IPsec
10 6 (10.34%) Internet
11 5 (8.62%) VoIP
11 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
11 5 (8.62%) WCDMA
11 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (8.62%) RNC
12 4 (6.90%) GGSN
12 4 (6.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 37 (63.79%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Electronics
3 3 (5.17%) Billing
3 3 (5.17%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) German Language
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Architect
2 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) OSS Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Designer
5 3 (5.17%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) BSS Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Developer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) SOAP
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) PKI
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Frameworx
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.17%) Economics
5 2 (3.45%) Streaming Video
5 2 (3.45%) Statistics
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.72%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (1.72%) GIS
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) RMADS
6 1 (1.72%) Social Media
6 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) UNIX
2 9 (15.52%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Network Architecture
2 6 (10.34%) Performance Management
3 5 (8.62%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (8.62%) Line Management
4 4 (6.90%) Network Planning
4 4 (6.90%) eTOM
4 4 (6.90%) CRM
4 4 (6.90%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) Validation
5 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.17%) Project Management
5 3 (5.17%) SWOT Analysis
5 3 (5.17%) System Testing
6 2 (3.45%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.45%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (3.45%) Signal Processing
6 2 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Fault Management
6 2 (3.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) C
1 4 (6.90%) C++
1 4 (6.90%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) Perl
2 3 (5.17%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) CCNA
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.45%) PMP
2 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) CCDP
3 1 (1.72%) CCIE
3 1 (1.72%) CCNP
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) Iperf
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Ericsson
2 8 (13.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.34%) Nokia
3 6 (10.34%) Actix
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle
5 4 (6.90%) Huawei
6 3 (5.17%) Mapinfo
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.45%) Siemens
7 2 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.72%) BMC
8 1 (1.72%) Nortel
8 1 (1.72%) Sybase
8 1 (1.72%) Remedy
8 1 (1.72%) Google
8 1 (1.72%) Agilent
8 1 (1.72%) Comverse
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