The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 520 528 488
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -40
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 33 21 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.045% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.33% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £430 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+56.52% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £44.50 £15.50 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.09% -67.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £35.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+25.35% -17.91%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6901 6383 8288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.98% 13.70% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3411 3764
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 422 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
3GPP
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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 1 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
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 1 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 +10 19 £365 +82.50% 3
East of England -21 5 - - 1
South West - 3 £263 - 2
London 0 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
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3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 33 (61.11%) Telecoms
1 33 (61.11%) LTE
2 23 (42.59%) 4G
3 20 (37.04%) Degree
4 19 (35.19%) GPRS
4 19 (35.19%) 3G
5 18 (33.33%) UMTS
6 17 (31.48%) WCDMA
6 17 (31.48%) GSM
7 16 (29.63%) VoLTE
8 13 (24.07%) Electronics
9 10 (18.52%) Wireless
9 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
10 8 (14.81%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (14.81%) Network Architecture
11 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (12.96%) Wireshark
11 7 (12.96%) Information Management
12 6 (11.11%) Huawei
12 6 (11.11%) 2G
12 6 (11.11%) Validation
12 6 (11.11%) SGSN
12 6 (11.11%) HSPA
13 5 (9.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (9.26%) Marketing
13 5 (9.26%) Finance
13 5 (9.26%) Project Management
13 5 (9.26%) Billing
13 5 (9.26%) C
13 5 (9.26%) MPLS

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.85%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 33 (61.11%) LTE
2 23 (42.59%) 4G
3 19 (35.19%) GPRS
3 19 (35.19%) 3G
4 18 (33.33%) UMTS
5 17 (31.48%) WCDMA
5 17 (31.48%) GSM
6 16 (29.63%) VoLTE
7 10 (18.52%) Wireless
8 8 (14.81%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (12.96%) Wireshark
10 6 (11.11%) 2G
10 6 (11.11%) SGSN
10 6 (11.11%) HSPA
11 5 (9.26%) MPLS
11 5 (9.26%) DNS
12 4 (7.41%) CDMA
12 4 (7.41%) ISUP
12 4 (7.41%) ZigBee
12 4 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 33 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 13 (24.07%) Electronics
3 5 (9.26%) Marketing
3 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Billing
4 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.85%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Architect
2 9 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Systems Architect
4 5 (9.26%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) RF Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) IP Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Integration Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) SAML
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
1 2 (3.70%) JSON
1 2 (3.70%) OAuth
1 2 (3.70%) OpenID
1 2 (3.70%) REST
1 2 (3.70%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.85%) SyncML
2 1 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
2 1 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Smart Meter
2 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.56%) Physics
2 3 (5.56%) Firmware
3 2 (3.70%) W3C
3 2 (3.70%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.70%) DTV
3 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.85%) bada
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
2 8 (14.81%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.96%) Information Management
4 6 (11.11%) Validation
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
6 4 (7.41%) Network Design
6 4 (7.41%) Resource Management
6 4 (7.41%) Test Management
6 4 (7.41%) Performance Management
6 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.56%) V-Model
7 3 (5.56%) Use Case
7 3 (5.56%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Quality Management
8 2 (3.70%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) C
2 3 (5.56%) C++
2 3 (5.56%) Tcl
3 2 (3.70%) Assembly Language
3 2 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.85%) VB
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
2 1 (1.85%) HND
2 1 (1.85%) ISEB
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PMP
2 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.85%) CCNP
2 1 (1.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Huawei
2 5 (9.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (9.26%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) HP
3 4 (7.41%) Agilent
3 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.56%) Ericsson
4 3 (5.56%) SGI
5 2 (3.70%) Nokia
5 2 (3.70%) Mapinfo
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 2 (3.70%) Tektronix
6 1 (1.85%) ZTE
6 1 (1.85%) Sybase
6 1 (1.85%) Symbian
6 1 (1.85%) Motorola
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