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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 624 605 579
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 4 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.055% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.051% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 11
Median daily rate £406 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £643 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.41%
3GPP
UK

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
7811 7520 7531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.57% 14.14% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4821 4347 4140
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 487 423
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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
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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 West +19 2 £412 -1.49% 1
London -33 2 £175 -53.02%
3GPP
UK

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) LTE
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) GSM
4 3 (23.08%) CDMA
4 3 (23.08%) UMTS
4 3 (23.08%) WCDMA
4 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) ATM
4 3 (23.08%) VHDL
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) VoLTE
4 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
5 2 (15.38%) Acme Packet
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (15.38%) High Availability
5 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (15.38%) SCTP
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) GGSN
5 2 (15.38%) SGSN
5 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (15.38%) OSPF
5 2 (15.38%) DNS

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LTE
2 4 (30.77%) GSM
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) ATM
3 3 (23.08%) CDMA
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
3 3 (23.08%) UMTS
3 3 (23.08%) VoLTE
3 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
3 3 (23.08%) WCDMA
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (15.38%) GGSN
4 2 (15.38%) GPRS
4 2 (15.38%) ISDN
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) PSTN
4 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (15.38%) SCTP
4 2 (15.38%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) CppUnit
1 1 (7.69%) JMeter
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
2 1 (7.69%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) VHDL Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Mobile Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JMS
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) VHDL
2 2 (15.38%) Algorithms
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
3 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Software Audit
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Acme Packet
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Sybase
2 1 (7.69%) Ciena
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Huawei
2 1 (7.69%) Nokia
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy