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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 219 243 174
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -69
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 26 2 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.023% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 0.12% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 15
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£311 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 - £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £251 £475
% change year-on-year
+23.38% -47.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+182.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -23.24%
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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
1820 1630 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.37% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 750 601
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 180
Average hourly rate £18.25 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +26 17 £365 - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (66.67%) LTE
2 20 (60.61%) 4G
3 18 (54.55%) Telecoms
4 17 (51.52%) GPRS
5 16 (48.48%) GSM
6 15 (45.45%) 3G
7 14 (42.42%) Degree
8 13 (39.39%) VoLTE
9 11 (33.33%) WCDMA
10 10 (30.30%) Electronics
10 10 (30.30%) Radio Access Network
11 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
11 9 (27.27%) UMTS
12 8 (24.24%) 2G
13 7 (21.21%) Wireless
13 7 (21.21%) Information Management
13 7 (21.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 5 (15.15%) Android
14 5 (15.15%) Project Management
14 5 (15.15%) DNS
15 4 (12.12%) HP
15 4 (12.12%) HSDPA
15 4 (12.12%) ZigBee
15 4 (12.12%) HSUPA
15 4 (12.12%) Resource Management
15 4 (12.12%) QA
15 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (12.12%) Smart Meter
15 4 (12.12%) HSPA
16 3 (9.09%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (66.67%) LTE
2 20 (60.61%) 4G
3 17 (51.52%) GPRS
4 16 (48.48%) GSM
5 15 (45.45%) 3G
6 13 (39.39%) VoLTE
7 11 (33.33%) WCDMA
8 10 (30.30%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (27.27%) UMTS
10 8 (24.24%) 2G
11 7 (21.21%) Wireless
12 5 (15.15%) DNS
13 4 (12.12%) HSDPA
13 4 (12.12%) ZigBee
13 4 (12.12%) HSUPA
13 4 (12.12%) HSPA
14 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
14 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
14 3 (9.09%) IPv6
15 2 (6.06%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 10 (30.30%) Electronics
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.06%) Billing
5 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Test Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Systems Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) UMTS Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.03%) DSP Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Smart Meter
2 3 (9.09%) Firmware
3 2 (6.06%) DTV
3 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.06%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) Information Management
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Resource Management
5 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.09%) V-Model
5 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.06%) QMS
6 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design
6 2 (6.06%) Network Management
7 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
1 3 (9.09%) C
2 2 (6.06%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.03%) Tcl
3 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (12.12%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Nokia
3 3 (9.09%) Mapinfo
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) SGI
4 2 (6.06%) Huawei
5 1 (3.03%) Tektronix
5 1 (3.03%) Agilent
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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