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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 234 236 179
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -57
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 21 5 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.058% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 0.32% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 15
Average daily rate
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£313 £288 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £278 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £298 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £244 £271
% change year-on-year
+27.17% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.25 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 - £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -25.26%
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
1876 1548 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.57% 17.81% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 712 634
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 98 167
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

3GPP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +20 11 £475 +58.33% 1
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 26 (70.27%) LTE
1 26 (70.27%) 4G
2 22 (59.46%) Telecoms
3 21 (56.76%) 3G
4 19 (51.35%) Degree
5 17 (45.95%) GPRS
5 17 (45.95%) GSM
6 15 (40.54%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (40.54%) VoLTE
7 12 (32.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (27.03%) WCDMA
8 10 (27.03%) Electronics
9 9 (24.32%) 2G
9 9 (24.32%) UMTS
10 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
11 7 (18.92%) Project Management
12 6 (16.22%) Wireless
12 6 (16.22%) Information Management
12 6 (16.22%) Android
13 5 (13.51%) Marketing
13 5 (13.51%) Coaching
13 5 (13.51%) Finance
13 5 (13.51%) SQL
13 5 (13.51%) Mapinfo
13 5 (13.51%) DNS
14 4 (10.81%) HP
14 4 (10.81%) MS Office
14 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (10.81%) Smart Meter
14 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) LTE
1 26 (70.27%) 4G
2 21 (56.76%) 3G
3 17 (45.95%) GPRS
3 17 (45.95%) GSM
4 15 (40.54%) Radio Access Network
4 15 (40.54%) VoLTE
5 10 (27.03%) WCDMA
6 9 (24.32%) UMTS
6 9 (24.32%) 2G
7 6 (16.22%) Wireless
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
9 4 (10.81%) ZigBee
9 4 (10.81%) HSPA
10 3 (8.11%) HSUPA
10 3 (8.11%) IPv6
10 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
10 3 (8.11%) HSDPA
11 2 (5.41%) Internet
11 2 (5.41%) RANAP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 22 (59.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (27.03%) Electronics
3 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 5 (13.51%) Finance
4 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Systems Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Product Manager
6 1 (2.70%) DSP Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Senior RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Smart Meter
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) DTV
2 2 (5.41%) GIS
2 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.41%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Android
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
2 7 (18.92%) Project Management
3 6 (16.22%) Information Management
4 5 (13.51%) Coaching
5 4 (10.81%) Resource Management
6 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.11%) V-Model
6 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) QMS
7 2 (5.41%) Network Management
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.41%) Network Design
7 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Assembly Language
2 2 (5.41%) C
3 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) HND
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PMP
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (13.51%) Mapinfo
3 4 (10.81%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Nokia
5 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 2 (5.41%) SGI
5 2 (5.41%) Huawei
6 1 (2.70%) Agilent
6 1 (2.70%) Anite
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft