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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 551 546 486
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -60
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 37 12 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.025% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.18% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 17
Average daily rate
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£310 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.84% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £363 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £463 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £128 £383
% change year-on-year
+143.13% -66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.06% -67.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £15.50 £41.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £15.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+16.90% -21.11%
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
7746 6492 8252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.66% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 3615 3823
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 375 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.98 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 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
South East +19 26 £313 - 1
South West - 6 £261 - 1
London -5 3 - -
East of England -31 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
3GPP
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3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (57.38%) LTE
2 34 (55.74%) Telecoms
3 27 (44.26%) 4G
4 26 (42.62%) 3G
5 23 (37.70%) GSM
6 22 (36.07%) GPRS
7 20 (32.79%) Degree
8 19 (31.15%) UMTS
9 15 (24.59%) WCDMA
10 14 (22.95%) VoLTE
11 12 (19.67%) Wireless
12 11 (18.03%) Electronics
12 11 (18.03%) 2G
12 11 (18.03%) Radio Access Network
13 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
14 9 (14.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 8 (13.11%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (11.48%) Network Architecture
16 7 (11.48%) Information Management
16 7 (11.48%) Wireshark
17 6 (9.84%) Huawei
17 6 (9.84%) Billing
17 6 (9.84%) SGSN
17 6 (9.84%) Android
18 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
18 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
18 5 (8.20%) Validation
18 5 (8.20%) Project Management
18 5 (8.20%) HP
18 5 (8.20%) DNS

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 35 (57.38%) LTE
2 27 (44.26%) 4G
3 26 (42.62%) 3G
4 23 (37.70%) GSM
5 22 (36.07%) GPRS
6 19 (31.15%) UMTS
7 15 (24.59%) WCDMA
8 14 (22.95%) VoLTE
9 12 (19.67%) Wireless
10 11 (18.03%) 2G
10 11 (18.03%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (11.48%) Wireshark
12 6 (9.84%) SGSN
13 5 (8.20%) DNS
14 4 (6.56%) HSDPA
14 4 (6.56%) MPLS
14 4 (6.56%) ISUP
14 4 (6.56%) ZigBee
14 4 (6.56%) HSUPA
14 4 (6.56%) GGSN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 34 (55.74%) Telecoms
2 11 (18.03%) Electronics
3 6 (9.84%) Billing
4 4 (6.56%) Finance
5 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.92%) Marketing
5 3 (4.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.64%) Avionics
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Test Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
3 9 (14.75%) RAN Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Systems Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) IP Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 3G Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) UMTS Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Tester
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) RF Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Integration Manager
7 2 (3.28%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) HTML
1 1 (1.64%) SOAP
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
1 1 (1.64%) XML
1 1 (1.64%) WAP
1 1 (1.64%) SAML
1 1 (1.64%) SyncML
1 1 (1.64%) JSON
1 1 (1.64%) OAuth
1 1 (1.64%) OpenID
1 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Smart Meter
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Firmware
2 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
2 3 (4.92%) Physics
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.64%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Android
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) UNIX
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) bada
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
2 7 (11.48%) Information Management
2 7 (11.48%) Network Architecture
3 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
3 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
3 5 (8.20%) Project Management
3 5 (8.20%) Validation
4 4 (6.56%) Migration
4 4 (6.56%) Resource Management
4 4 (6.56%) Test Management
4 4 (6.56%) Performance Management
4 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.56%) Coaching
5 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.92%) V-Model
5 3 (4.92%) Test Scripting
5 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.92%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) C
1 3 (4.92%) SQL
1 3 (4.92%) Tcl
2 2 (3.28%) Python
2 2 (3.28%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.64%) VB
3 1 (1.64%) C++
3 1 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) Perl
3 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) HND
3 1 (1.64%) ISEB
3 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.64%) PMP
3 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.64%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.28%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (9.84%) Huawei
3 5 (8.20%) HP
4 4 (6.56%) Agilent
4 4 (6.56%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 4 (6.56%) Nokia
5 3 (4.92%) Mapinfo
6 2 (3.28%) SGI
6 2 (3.28%) SAP
6 2 (3.28%) Tektronix
6 2 (3.28%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.64%) Motorola
7 1 (1.64%) ZTE
7 1 (1.64%) Symbian
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.64%) Anite
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £441.31 - £461.37 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago