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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 228 234 209
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 41 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.096% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 0.52% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 4
Average daily rate
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£438 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 - £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
2036 1721 1603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.46% 18.42% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 752 667
Average daily rate £361 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 169
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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
Berkshire +21 34 £223 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £440 -
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 35 (77.78%) LTE
2 32 (71.11%) Telecoms
3 27 (60.00%) 3G
4 17 (37.78%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (35.56%) Network Architecture
6 14 (31.11%) 4G
7 12 (26.67%) GSM
8 11 (24.44%) Internet
9 9 (20.00%) UMTS
9 9 (20.00%) VoLTE
10 8 (17.78%) Ericsson
11 7 (15.56%) UNIX
11 7 (15.56%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (13.33%) PKI
12 6 (13.33%) Degree
12 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (13.33%) Wireless
12 6 (13.33%) IPsec
12 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (13.33%) Linux
12 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
13 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.11%) MS Office
13 5 (11.11%) WCDMA
13 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 5 (11.11%) Wireshark
13 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
13 5 (11.11%) Electronics
13 5 (11.11%) Line Management
14 4 (8.89%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 7 (15.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (77.78%) LTE
2 27 (60.00%) 3G
3 17 (37.78%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (31.11%) 4G
5 12 (26.67%) GSM
6 11 (24.44%) Internet
7 9 (20.00%) UMTS
7 9 (20.00%) VoLTE
8 6 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (13.33%) Wireless
8 6 (13.33%) IPsec
9 5 (11.11%) Wireshark
9 5 (11.11%) WCDMA
9 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.89%) GPRS
11 3 (6.67%) LAN
11 3 (6.67%) CDMA
11 3 (6.67%) WAN
11 3 (6.67%) 2G
11 3 (6.67%) GGSN
General
1 32 (71.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Electronics
3 4 (8.89%) Marketing
4 3 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (15.56%) Network Architect
3 6 (13.33%) RAN Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Strategy Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Architecture Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) RF Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) OSS Architect
6 2 (4.44%) RF Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Designer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) PKI
2 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Economics
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Frameworx
5 2 (4.44%) Statistics
5 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.22%) RMADS
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.22%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) UNIX
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Network Architecture
2 5 (11.11%) Line Management
3 4 (8.89%) SWOT Analysis
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.67%) System Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.44%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (4.44%) Network Design
5 2 (4.44%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) CRM
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) SOA
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMP
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Ericsson
2 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.89%) Actix
3 4 (8.89%) Nokia
4 3 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (6.67%) Huawei
5 2 (4.44%) Mapinfo
5 2 (4.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Sybase
6 1 (2.22%) BMC
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) Comverse