The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 641 633 589
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -44
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 4 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.049% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.36% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 12
Median daily rate £406 £338 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £643 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.41%

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
8434 8162 8231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.61% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5137 4647 4444
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 532 458
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.31% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing 3GPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 4 £406 +20.14% 2
South West +19 2 £412 -1.49% 1
Bristol -3 2 £412 -1.49%
London -33 2 £175 -53.02%

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) LTE
3 5 (35.71%) C
3 5 (35.71%) GSM
4 4 (28.57%) UMTS
4 4 (28.57%) WCDMA
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) ATM
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) VHDL
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
5 3 (21.43%) CDMA
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) VoWiFi
5 3 (21.43%) VoLTE
5 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
6 2 (14.29%) Node B
6 2 (14.29%) HSPA
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (14.29%) Software Audit
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 2 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (14.29%) Acme Packet
6 2 (14.29%) SCTP
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) LTE
2 5 (35.71%) GSM
3 4 (28.57%) ATM
3 4 (28.57%) UMTS
3 4 (28.57%) WCDMA
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) CDMA
4 3 (21.43%) MPLS
4 3 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (21.43%) VoLTE
4 3 (21.43%) VoWiFi
5 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 2 (14.29%) GGSN
5 2 (14.29%) GPRS
5 2 (14.29%) HSPA
5 2 (14.29%) ISDN
5 2 (14.29%) Node B
5 2 (14.29%) PSTN
5 2 (14.29%) SCTP
5 2 (14.29%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) CppUnit
1 1 (7.14%) JMeter
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) VHDL Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Designer
2 2 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Mobile Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) JMS
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
1 3 (21.43%) VHDL
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 2 (14.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (14.29%) Software Audit
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Acme Packet
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Nokia
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Sybase
2 1 (7.14%) Ciena
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Huawei
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy