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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 538 526 521
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 37 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.058% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 10
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£395 £450 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-28.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.75
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
7183 6601 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.79% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4114 3608 3363
Average daily rate £370 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 374 501
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -7 22 £475 +86.27% 1
London - 10 £400 - 1
East of England -3 4 £225 -
South West -15 1 £310 +18.09%
3GPP
UK

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 46 (67.65%) LTE
2 39 (57.35%) Telecoms
3 32 (47.06%) 3G
4 21 (30.88%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (26.47%) Degree
6 17 (25.00%) 4G
7 16 (23.53%) UMTS
7 16 (23.53%) GSM
7 16 (23.53%) Network Architecture
8 13 (19.12%) UNIX
8 13 (19.12%) Wireless
9 12 (17.65%) Linux
9 12 (17.65%) VoLTE
10 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
10 10 (14.71%) Internet
11 8 (11.76%) WCDMA
11 8 (11.76%) MS Office
11 8 (11.76%) 2G
11 8 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (10.29%) PKI
12 7 (10.29%) Wireshark
12 7 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (10.29%) IPsec
12 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
13 6 (8.82%) Ericsson
13 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
13 6 (8.82%) DNS
13 6 (8.82%) C
13 6 (8.82%) CDMA
13 6 (8.82%) GPRS

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.76%) MS Office
2 8 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (67.65%) LTE
2 32 (47.06%) 3G
3 21 (30.88%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (25.00%) 4G
5 16 (23.53%) GSM
5 16 (23.53%) UMTS
6 13 (19.12%) Wireless
7 12 (17.65%) VoLTE
8 10 (14.71%) Internet
9 8 (11.76%) WCDMA
9 8 (11.76%) 2G
10 7 (10.29%) IPsec
10 7 (10.29%) Wireshark
11 6 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (8.82%) CDMA
11 6 (8.82%) GPRS
11 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.82%) DNS
12 5 (7.35%) HSPA
12 5 (7.35%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
1 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) ClearCase
General
1 39 (57.35%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Electronics
3 4 (5.88%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) Billing
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (10.29%) Network Architect
2 7 (10.29%) RAN Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Developer
4 4 (5.88%) Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Strategy Manager
4 4 (5.88%) OSS Architect
4 4 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Architecture Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Designer
5 3 (4.41%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) BSS Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (4.41%) Network Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) STL
1 3 (4.41%) Web Services
1 3 (4.41%) POSIX
1 3 (4.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (2.94%) OpenID
2 2 (2.94%) OAuth
2 2 (2.94%) RESTful
2 2 (2.94%) SAML
2 2 (2.94%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) PKI
2 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.35%) Frameworx
3 5 (7.35%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.88%) Economics
4 4 (5.88%) Statistics
5 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.94%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.47%) RMADS
7 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) UNIX
2 12 (17.65%) Linux
3 7 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Network Architecture
2 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
3 5 (7.35%) Line Management
4 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.88%) CRM
4 4 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (5.88%) SWOT Analysis
5 3 (4.41%) Multithreading
5 3 (4.41%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (4.41%) Information Security
5 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.41%) Validation
5 3 (4.41%) Data Architecture
6 2 (2.94%) V-Model
6 2 (2.94%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL
6 2 (2.94%) Data Mapping
6 2 (2.94%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (2.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) C
2 5 (7.35%) C++
3 4 (5.88%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.94%) VC++
4 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) C#
4 2 (2.94%) R
5 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
1 1 (1.47%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.94%) Iperf
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.82%) Ericsson
3 5 (7.35%) Nokia
4 4 (5.88%) Actix
5 3 (4.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (4.41%) Tieto
5 3 (4.41%) Dialogic
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle
6 2 (2.94%) Mapinfo
6 2 (2.94%) Huawei
7 1 (1.47%) Agilent
7 1 (1.47%) Remedy
7 1 (1.47%) Sybase
7 1 (1.47%) BMC