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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank - 140 126
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.063% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.48% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £220 £400
% change year-on-year
+144.31% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
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
412 418 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.12% 13.18% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 207 180
Average daily rate £363 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) HSPA
3 1 (25.00%) CWDP
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (25.00%) VSAT
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) 3G

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (75.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) DVB
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) HSPA
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) RTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Telnet
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VSAT
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Physics
1 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CWDP