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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 548 554 472
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -82
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 42 9 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.019% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.14% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 12
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£520 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.86% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £298 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £244 £270
% change year-on-year
+27.17% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £45.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 - £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -25.26%
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
7861 6547 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.75% 13.66% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4521 3677 3724
Average daily rate £365 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 419 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -4 19 £313 +8.69% 1
London +4 12 £575 - 2
South West - 6 £261 -
East of England -16 1 - - 3
3GPP
UK

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 38 (52.78%) Telecoms
1 38 (52.78%) LTE
2 34 (47.22%) 3G
3 32 (44.44%) 4G
4 24 (33.33%) GSM
5 22 (30.56%) Degree
6 21 (29.17%) GPRS
7 19 (26.39%) UMTS
7 19 (26.39%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 16 (22.22%) VoLTE
9 14 (19.44%) WCDMA
10 13 (18.06%) 2G
11 10 (13.89%) Electronics
12 9 (12.50%) Wireless
13 8 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
14 7 (9.72%) Huawei
14 7 (9.72%) Marketing
14 7 (9.72%) Finance
14 7 (9.72%) Project Management
14 7 (9.72%) DNS
14 7 (9.72%) Network Architecture
14 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
15 6 (8.33%) Android
15 6 (8.33%) GGSN
15 6 (8.33%) SGSN
15 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
15 6 (8.33%) Coaching
15 6 (8.33%) SQL

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (6.94%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 38 (52.78%) LTE
2 34 (47.22%) 3G
3 32 (44.44%) 4G
4 24 (33.33%) GSM
5 21 (29.17%) GPRS
6 19 (26.39%) UMTS
6 19 (26.39%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (22.22%) VoLTE
8 14 (19.44%) WCDMA
9 13 (18.06%) 2G
10 9 (12.50%) Wireless
11 7 (9.72%) DNS
12 6 (8.33%) GGSN
12 6 (8.33%) SGSN
13 5 (6.94%) SS7
13 5 (6.94%) RANAP
13 5 (6.94%) Wireshark
13 5 (6.94%) SIGTRAN
14 4 (5.56%) HSPA
14 4 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (52.78%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.89%) Electronics
3 7 (9.72%) Marketing
3 7 (9.72%) Finance
4 6 (8.33%) Billing
5 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.39%) German Language
6 1 (1.39%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Architect
2 13 (18.06%) Test Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
5 7 (9.72%) Systems Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) 3G Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.56%) IP Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.78%) UMTS Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) RF Test Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Radio Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) HTML
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
1 1 (1.39%) SOAP
1 1 (1.39%) XML
1 1 (1.39%) WAP
1 1 (1.39%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Smart Meter
1 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.78%) User Experience
2 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.78%) Physics
2 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.78%) DTV
2 2 (2.78%) GIS
2 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Handset
3 1 (1.39%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (1.39%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) bada
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.72%) Project Management
2 7 (9.72%) Network Architecture
3 6 (8.33%) Coaching
3 6 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 6 (8.33%) Information Management
4 5 (6.94%) Performance Management
4 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.94%) Test Strategy
5 4 (5.56%) Test Management
5 4 (5.56%) Resource Management
5 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.56%) Validation
5 4 (5.56%) Migration
6 3 (4.17%) Information Security
6 3 (4.17%) Network Design
6 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) C
3 2 (2.78%) Python
3 2 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (1.39%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.39%) Tcl
4 1 (1.39%) R
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) C++
4 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.39%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (9.72%) Huawei
3 5 (6.94%) Mapinfo
3 5 (6.94%) HP
3 5 (6.94%) Ericsson
3 5 (6.94%) Nokia
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco
4 4 (5.56%) SGI
4 4 (5.56%) Agilent
4 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) Symbian
6 1 (1.39%) Motorola
6 1 (1.39%) Nortel
6 1 (1.39%) Actix
6 1 (1.39%) ZTE
6 1 (1.39%) Anite
6 1 (1.39%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.39%) Siemens
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago