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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 263 229 242
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +13
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 7 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.077% 0.37% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 1.89% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £525 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00
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
1912 1855 1659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.91% 19.85% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 891 721
Median daily rate £375 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 104 105
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +61.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing 3GPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 5 £525 +19.31%
Berkshire -33 2 - - 2
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 12 (80.00%) LTE
2 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (66.67%) Wireless
4 9 (60.00%) Embedded C
4 9 (60.00%) C
4 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (60.00%) VHDL
4 9 (60.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) 4G
5 4 (26.67%) 3G
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (13.33%) VoLTE
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) GSM
7 2 (13.33%) UMTS
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) MS Office
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 2 (13.33%) Presales
8 1 (6.67%) IPsec
8 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
8 1 (6.67%) Megaco
8 1 (6.67%) ISUP
8 1 (6.67%) Nokia

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LTE
2 10 (66.67%) Wireless
3 4 (26.67%) 3G
3 4 (26.67%) 4G
4 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (13.33%) GSM
5 2 (13.33%) UMTS
5 2 (13.33%) VoLTE
6 1 (6.67%) ATM
6 1 (6.67%) Broadband
6 1 (6.67%) CDMA
6 1 (6.67%) GPRS
6 1 (6.67%) ISDN
6 1 (6.67%) Packet Switching
6 1 (6.67%) PBX
6 1 (6.67%) PSTN
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) VoIP
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) WCDMA
General
1 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) VHDL Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) RAN Design Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) WebRTC
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) VHDL
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Presales
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C
1 9 (60.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Nokia
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase