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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 548 543 462
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -81
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 31 20 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.043% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.31% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 10
Average daily rate
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£563 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £293 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £583 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.23% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.25
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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
7160 6377 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 13.62% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3538 3526
Average daily rate £368 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £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 391 389 619
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +6 10 £575 +4.54%
South East -21 10 £350 +21.73% 2
East of England -6 5 - - 1
South West - 2 - -
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3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 39 (59.09%) LTE
2 33 (50.00%) 4G
3 31 (46.97%) 3G
3 31 (46.97%) Telecoms
4 23 (34.85%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (30.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 20 (30.30%) GSM
6 18 (27.27%) Degree
7 15 (22.73%) VoLTE
8 13 (19.70%) UMTS
9 12 (18.18%) GPRS
9 12 (18.18%) 2G
10 9 (13.64%) Wireless
10 9 (13.64%) SQL
11 8 (12.12%) Coaching
11 8 (12.12%) WCDMA
11 8 (12.12%) Huawei
12 7 (10.61%) Ericsson
12 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
12 7 (10.61%) Android
13 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 6 (9.09%) GGSN
13 6 (9.09%) SGSN
13 6 (9.09%) Nokia
13 6 (9.09%) Project Management
13 6 (9.09%) Mapinfo
13 6 (9.09%) MS Office
13 6 (9.09%) Marketing
13 6 (9.09%) Finance
13 6 (9.09%) Electronics

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (9.09%) MS Office
2 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 39 (59.09%) LTE
2 33 (50.00%) 4G
3 31 (46.97%) 3G
4 23 (34.85%) Radio Access Network
5 20 (30.30%) GSM
6 15 (22.73%) VoLTE
7 13 (19.70%) UMTS
8 12 (18.18%) GPRS
8 12 (18.18%) 2G
9 9 (13.64%) Wireless
10 8 (12.12%) WCDMA
11 6 (9.09%) GGSN
11 6 (9.09%) SGSN
12 4 (6.06%) SS7
13 3 (4.55%) HSDPA
13 3 (4.55%) RNC
13 3 (4.55%) HSUPA
13 3 (4.55%) RANAP
13 3 (4.55%) ISUP
13 3 (4.55%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 31 (46.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Electronics
2 6 (9.09%) Marketing
3 3 (4.55%) German Language
3 3 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Avionics
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Architect
2 11 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (6.06%) Systems Architect
5 4 (6.06%) 3G Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Radio Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.03%) UMTS Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) RF Test Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Designer
8 1 (1.52%) Senior RAN Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Defect Manager
8 1 (1.52%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) User Experience
2 3 (4.55%) GIS
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.03%) Physics
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.52%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.52%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) Handset
4 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Android
2 4 (6.06%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) UNIX
4 1 (1.52%) Windows
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Coaching
2 6 (9.09%) Project Management
3 5 (7.58%) Validation
4 4 (6.06%) Network Planning
4 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
4 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
4 4 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.55%) Information Management
5 3 (4.55%) Migration
5 3 (4.55%) Information Security
5 3 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.03%) ITIL
6 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.03%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) C
2 4 (6.06%) C++
2 4 (6.06%) Perl
3 3 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.52%) Tcl
4 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.52%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) Degree
2 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) PMP
4 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.03%) HND
5 1 (1.52%) CCIE
5 1 (1.52%) CCNP
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) CCDP
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.52%) DO-160
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (30.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (12.12%) Huawei
3 7 (10.61%) Ericsson
4 6 (9.09%) Nokia
4 6 (9.09%) Mapinfo
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.55%) Siemens
6 3 (4.55%) Actix
7 2 (3.03%) SGI
7 2 (3.03%) HP
7 2 (3.03%) Nortel
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco
8 1 (1.52%) Motorola
8 1 (1.52%) Anite
8 1 (1.52%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.52%) Google
8 1 (1.52%) ZTE
8 1 (1.52%) Comverse
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