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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 540 546 474
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -72
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 34 14 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.030% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.22% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 14
Average daily rate
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£563 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £290 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £589 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £269 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
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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
7353 6459 7417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.34% 13.65% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4302 3611 3654
Average daily rate £365 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 434 596
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.37 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
London +12 10 £575 +3.13% 2
South East -11 8 £550 +91.30% 1
South West - 5 £273 -
East of England -9 4 - - 1
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3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 41 (56.94%) LTE
2 37 (51.39%) Telecoms
3 32 (44.44%) 3G
4 31 (43.06%) 4G
5 22 (30.56%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (30.56%) GSM
6 20 (27.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 20 (27.78%) Degree
7 18 (25.00%) GPRS
8 17 (23.61%) UMTS
8 17 (23.61%) VoLTE
9 12 (16.67%) 2G
10 11 (15.28%) Wireless
10 11 (15.28%) Electronics
10 11 (15.28%) WCDMA
11 8 (11.11%) Marketing
11 8 (11.11%) SQL
11 8 (11.11%) Finance
11 8 (11.11%) Project Management
12 7 (9.72%) DNS
12 7 (9.72%) Huawei
12 7 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
12 7 (9.72%) Android
12 7 (9.72%) Coaching
13 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
13 6 (8.33%) Ericsson
13 6 (8.33%) Mapinfo
13 6 (8.33%) Nokia
13 6 (8.33%) MS Office

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (8.33%) MS Office
2 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 41 (56.94%) LTE
2 32 (44.44%) 3G
3 31 (43.06%) 4G
4 22 (30.56%) Radio Access Network
4 22 (30.56%) GSM
5 18 (25.00%) GPRS
6 17 (23.61%) UMTS
6 17 (23.61%) VoLTE
7 12 (16.67%) 2G
8 11 (15.28%) Wireless
8 11 (15.28%) WCDMA
9 7 (9.72%) DNS
10 5 (6.94%) GGSN
10 5 (6.94%) SGSN
11 4 (5.56%) ZigBee
11 4 (5.56%) SIGTRAN
11 4 (5.56%) HSPA
11 4 (5.56%) SS7
12 3 (4.17%) HSDPA
12 3 (4.17%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) LabVIEW
General
1 37 (51.39%) Telecoms
2 11 (15.28%) Electronics
3 8 (11.11%) Marketing
3 8 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.17%) Billing
4 3 (4.17%) German Language
5 2 (2.78%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.39%) Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Architect
2 12 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (6.94%) Systems Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) 3G Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) IP Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) RF Test Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Designer
8 2 (2.78%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) UMTS Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) SOAP
2 1 (1.39%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) WAP
2 1 (1.39%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.17%) GIS
3 3 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.78%) Physics
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) DTV
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Handset
5 1 (1.39%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) Social Media
5 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.39%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.39%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Android
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.78%) UNIX
3 2 (2.78%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) bada
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.11%) Project Management
2 7 (9.72%) Coaching
3 6 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (6.94%) Validation
5 4 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (5.56%) Resource Management
5 4 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 4 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 4 (5.56%) Network Architecture
5 4 (5.56%) Information Management
5 4 (5.56%) Network Planning
6 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.17%) Information Security
6 3 (4.17%) Migration
6 3 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.17%) V-Model
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) C
3 3 (4.17%) C++
3 3 (4.17%) Perl
4 2 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) Python
5 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.39%) Tcl
5 1 (1.39%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) PMP
4 2 (2.78%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.78%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.39%) CCIE
5 1 (1.39%) CCNP
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) CCDP
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) DO-160
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (9.72%) Huawei
3 6 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 6 (8.33%) Mapinfo
3 6 (8.33%) Nokia
4 5 (6.94%) HP
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) Siemens
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.17%) Actix
6 2 (2.78%) Agilent
6 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.78%) Nortel
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) SGI
7 1 (1.39%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.39%) Anite
7 1 (1.39%) Symbian
7 1 (1.39%) Motorola
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