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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 259 223 234
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +11
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 11 28 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.31% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 1.54% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £313 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £251
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +23.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £43.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +177.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-24.41% +21.12%
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
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -12 9 £313 -14.38% 1
Hampshire -14 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (72.09%) LTE
2 28 (65.12%) 3G
3 23 (53.49%) Telecoms
4 15 (34.88%) Network Architecture
5 14 (32.56%) 4G
6 13 (30.23%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (23.26%) UMTS
7 10 (23.26%) Internet
8 9 (20.93%) GSM
8 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
9 8 (18.60%) Degree
10 7 (16.28%) PKI
10 7 (16.28%) MS Office
10 7 (16.28%) Linux
10 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.28%) IPsec
11 6 (13.95%) Electronics
11 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
11 6 (13.95%) UNIX
11 6 (13.95%) Wireless
11 6 (13.95%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
11 6 (13.95%) VoLTE
11 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (11.63%) Line Management
12 5 (11.63%) Wireshark
13 4 (9.30%) 2G
13 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (9.30%) GPRS
13 4 (9.30%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (16.28%) MS Office
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (72.09%) LTE
2 28 (65.12%) 3G
3 14 (32.56%) 4G
4 13 (30.23%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (23.26%) Internet
5 10 (23.26%) UMTS
6 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
6 9 (20.93%) GSM
7 7 (16.28%) IPsec
8 6 (13.95%) VoLTE
8 6 (13.95%) Wireless
9 5 (11.63%) Wireshark
10 4 (9.30%) 2G
10 4 (9.30%) GPRS
10 4 (9.30%) DNS
10 4 (9.30%) HSPA
11 3 (6.98%) IPv6
11 3 (6.98%) WAN
11 3 (6.98%) WCDMA
11 3 (6.98%) LAN
General
1 23 (53.49%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Electronics
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Network Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Strategy Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Architecture Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) RF Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) OSS Architect
6 2 (4.65%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) PKI
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) Economics
4 3 (6.98%) Smart Meter
4 3 (6.98%) Frameworx
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (13.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Network Architecture
2 5 (11.63%) Line Management
3 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.30%) SWOT Analysis
4 3 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.98%) ERP
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Demand Forecasting
4 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
4 3 (6.98%) V-Model
4 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
4 3 (6.98%) Time Management
5 2 (4.65%) System Testing
5 2 (4.65%) CRM
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Network Design
6 1 (2.33%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C
1 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
2 4 (9.30%) Ericsson
3 3 (6.98%) Nokia
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.98%) Huawei
3 3 (6.98%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.33%) BMC
5 1 (2.33%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) Anite
5 1 (2.33%) ComArch
5 1 (2.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks