The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 225 230 179
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -51
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 15 4 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.048% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.26% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 14
Average daily rate
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£255 £200 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -35.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £44.50 £15.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.09% -64.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £25.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+74.50% -42.04%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1657 1524 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.56% 18.15% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 663 562
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
3GPP
England

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
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 July 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 +14 14 £255 - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - -
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 19 (70.37%) Telecoms
2 16 (59.26%) GPRS
3 14 (51.85%) LTE
4 13 (48.15%) 4G
4 13 (48.15%) Degree
5 12 (44.44%) WCDMA
6 10 (37.04%) Electronics
6 10 (37.04%) UMTS
6 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
6 10 (37.04%) VoLTE
7 9 (33.33%) GSM
8 8 (29.63%) 3G
9 7 (25.93%) Wireless
9 7 (25.93%) Information Management
10 6 (22.22%) 2G
11 5 (18.52%) CDMA
11 5 (18.52%) DNS
11 5 (18.52%) Marketing
12 4 (14.81%) Resource Management
12 4 (14.81%) ZigBee
12 4 (14.81%) Huawei
12 4 (14.81%) Smart Meter
12 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (14.81%) HSPA
12 4 (14.81%) HP
12 4 (14.81%) ATM
12 4 (14.81%) C
12 4 (14.81%) Linux
12 4 (14.81%) Validation
12 4 (14.81%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) GPRS
2 14 (51.85%) LTE
3 13 (48.15%) 4G
4 12 (44.44%) WCDMA
5 10 (37.04%) UMTS
5 10 (37.04%) VoLTE
6 9 (33.33%) GSM
7 8 (29.63%) 3G
8 7 (25.93%) Wireless
9 6 (22.22%) 2G
10 5 (18.52%) CDMA
10 5 (18.52%) DNS
11 4 (14.81%) ZigBee
11 4 (14.81%) HSPA
11 4 (14.81%) ATM
12 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 3 (11.11%) IPv6
12 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
13 2 (7.41%) RANAP
13 2 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 19 (70.37%) Telecoms
2 10 (37.04%) Electronics
3 5 (18.52%) Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (7.41%) Billing
6 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Systems Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (3.70%) UMTS Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.70%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Smart Meter
2 3 (11.11%) Firmware
3 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.41%) Physics
3 2 (7.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.93%) Information Management
3 4 (14.81%) Resource Management
3 4 (14.81%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) V-Model
4 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.11%) Use Case
4 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (7.41%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) QMS
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
2 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
2 2 (7.41%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Huawei
1 4 (14.81%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) SGI
3 1 (3.70%) Sybase
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Tektronix
3 1 (3.70%) Agilent
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