The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 217 244 181
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -63
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 26 4 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.046% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 0.25% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 15
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£313 - £390
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 - £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £128 £383
% change year-on-year
+143.13% -66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+16.90% -21.11%
3GPP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the South East region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3GPP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

3GPP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the South East region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3GPP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

3GPP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +21 15 £365 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (65.71%) LTE
2 21 (60.00%) 4G
3 18 (51.43%) GPRS
3 18 (51.43%) GSM
3 18 (51.43%) Telecoms
4 16 (45.71%) 3G
5 14 (40.00%) Degree
6 13 (37.14%) VoLTE
7 11 (31.43%) WCDMA
8 10 (28.57%) UMTS
8 10 (28.57%) Electronics
8 10 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
9 9 (25.71%) 2G
10 7 (20.00%) Wireless
10 7 (20.00%) Information Management
10 7 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (17.14%) Android
12 5 (14.29%) Project Management
12 5 (14.29%) DNS
13 4 (11.43%) HP
13 4 (11.43%) MS Office
13 4 (11.43%) HSDPA
13 4 (11.43%) HSPA
13 4 (11.43%) Smart Meter
13 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (11.43%) HSUPA
13 4 (11.43%) Resource Management
13 4 (11.43%) QA

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) LTE
2 21 (60.00%) 4G
3 18 (51.43%) GPRS
3 18 (51.43%) GSM
4 16 (45.71%) 3G
5 13 (37.14%) VoLTE
6 11 (31.43%) WCDMA
7 10 (28.57%) UMTS
7 10 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (25.71%) 2G
9 7 (20.00%) Wireless
10 5 (14.29%) DNS
11 4 (11.43%) HSDPA
11 4 (11.43%) HSPA
11 4 (11.43%) HSUPA
11 4 (11.43%) ZigBee
12 3 (8.57%) Wireshark
12 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
12 3 (8.57%) IPv6
13 2 (5.71%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (51.43%) Telecoms
2 10 (28.57%) Electronics
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Billing
5 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Systems Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) UMTS Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.86%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Project Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Product Manager
5 1 (2.86%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Smart Meter
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Firmware
3 2 (5.71%) DTV
3 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.71%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Android
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.00%) Information Management
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) Resource Management
5 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.57%) Coaching
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.57%) V-Model
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.71%) Network Management
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 2 (5.71%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.86%) R
3 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) HND
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.86%) PMP
2 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Nokia
3 3 (8.57%) Mapinfo
4 2 (5.71%) SGI
4 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Huawei
5 1 (2.86%) Agilent
5 1 (2.86%) Tektronix
5 1 (2.86%) Anite
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft