The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 571 561 476
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -85
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 36 17 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.033% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.24% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 14
Average daily rate
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£550 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £299 £269 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 - £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP within the UK.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3GPP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

3GPP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP within the UK.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3GPP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

3GPP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

3GPP
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 35 £550 +62.96% 3
London +6 10 £575 +27.77%
South East -10 10 £431 +50.00% 1
Berkshire +11 8 £550 +83.33% 1
South West - 5 £273 -
East of England -15 4 - - 2
City of London +8 3 £550 -
Bristol - 3 £261 -
Reading +19 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Luton - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 46 (56.10%) LTE
2 45 (54.88%) Telecoms
3 32 (39.02%) 3G
3 32 (39.02%) 4G
4 27 (32.93%) GSM
5 23 (28.05%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (28.05%) Degree
6 22 (26.83%) UMTS
7 21 (25.61%) GPRS
8 20 (24.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 20 (24.39%) VoLTE
9 15 (18.29%) WCDMA
10 12 (14.63%) 2G
10 12 (14.63%) Wireless
10 12 (14.63%) Electronics
11 10 (12.20%) SQL
12 9 (10.98%) Huawei
12 9 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (9.76%) Marketing
13 8 (9.76%) MS Office
13 8 (9.76%) Finance
13 8 (9.76%) Project Management
14 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
14 7 (8.54%) DNS
14 7 (8.54%) Mapinfo
14 7 (8.54%) GGSN
14 7 (8.54%) SGSN
14 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
14 7 (8.54%) Android
14 7 (8.54%) Network Architecture

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Office
2 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.22%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 46 (56.10%) LTE
2 32 (39.02%) 4G
2 32 (39.02%) 3G
3 27 (32.93%) GSM
4 23 (28.05%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (26.83%) UMTS
6 21 (25.61%) GPRS
7 20 (24.39%) VoLTE
8 15 (18.29%) WCDMA
9 12 (14.63%) Wireless
9 12 (14.63%) 2G
10 7 (8.54%) DNS
10 7 (8.54%) GGSN
10 7 (8.54%) SGSN
11 5 (6.10%) SIGTRAN
12 4 (4.88%) HSPA
12 4 (4.88%) HSUPA
12 4 (4.88%) ZigBee
12 4 (4.88%) HSDPA
12 4 (4.88%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 45 (54.88%) Telecoms
2 12 (14.63%) Electronics
3 8 (9.76%) Marketing
3 8 (9.76%) Finance
4 5 (6.10%) Billing
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.44%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.44%) German Language
7 1 (1.22%) Avionics
7 1 (1.22%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.22%) French Language
7 1 (1.22%) Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Architect
2 12 (14.63%) Test Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 6 (7.32%) Test Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Systems Architect
6 5 (6.10%) Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) 3G Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Radio Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Integration Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Tester
9 2 (2.44%) Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) SOAP
2 1 (1.22%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) WAP
2 1 (1.22%) SyncML
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.88%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) User Experience
3 3 (3.66%) GIS
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) DTV
4 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.44%) Physics
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.22%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.22%) Social Media
5 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.22%) Handset
5 1 (1.22%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Android
2 4 (4.88%) UNIX
2 4 (4.88%) Linux
3 3 (3.66%) Windows
4 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.22%) bada
5 1 (1.22%) Solaris
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.76%) Project Management
2 7 (8.54%) Network Architecture
2 7 (8.54%) Coaching
3 6 (7.32%) Programme Management
3 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (6.10%) Validation
4 5 (6.10%) Migration
4 5 (6.10%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (6.10%) Test Strategy
5 4 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (4.88%) Test Management
5 4 (4.88%) Performance Management
5 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
5 4 (4.88%) ITIL
5 4 (4.88%) Information Management
5 4 (4.88%) Resource Management
6 3 (3.66%) Network Planning
6 3 (3.66%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.66%) Information Security
6 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) C
3 4 (4.88%) C++
4 3 (3.66%) Perl
5 2 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) Java
6 1 (1.22%) VB
6 1 (1.22%) Python
6 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.22%) Tcl
6 1 (1.22%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (28.05%) Degree
2 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) PMP
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.44%) HND
5 1 (1.22%) CCIE
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) CCDP
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.22%) DO-160
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (24.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (10.98%) Huawei
3 7 (8.54%) Mapinfo
4 6 (7.32%) Ericsson
4 6 (7.32%) Cisco
4 6 (7.32%) HP
5 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.10%) Nokia
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle
7 3 (3.66%) Juniper
8 2 (2.44%) Nortel
8 2 (2.44%) SGI
8 2 (2.44%) Anite
8 2 (2.44%) Sybase
8 2 (2.44%) SAP
8 2 (2.44%) Siemens
8 2 (2.44%) Agilent
8 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.44%) Actix
9 1 (1.22%) ZTE
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