The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 143 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.061% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.23% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
3GPP
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
477 313 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.49% 13.25% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 34 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the South West region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the South West region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Bristol - 2 - -
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) UMTS
2 3 (37.50%) Billing
2 3 (37.50%) GGSN
2 3 (37.50%) SGSN
2 3 (37.50%) LTE
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) 4G
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Physics
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Huawei
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) VSAT
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Avionics
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Tcl
4 1 (12.50%) DVB
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
1 3 (37.50%) UMTS
1 3 (37.50%) GGSN
1 3 (37.50%) SGSN
1 3 (37.50%) LTE
2 2 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (12.50%) VSAT
3 1 (12.50%) DVB
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) Avionics
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) RF Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) RF Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Tcl
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) HP