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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 557 526 434
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -92
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 14 33 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.068% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.51% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 14
Average daily rate
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£330 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £400 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £565 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 18
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015.

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 10 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 28 January 2015. 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 -37 12 £330 -30.52% 5
Berkshire -2 4 £350 - 1
South East -22 4 £350 -12.50% 2
East of England - 3 - - 2
Reading +6 2 £450 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
City of London - - - -
London - - - -
Slough - - - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 35 (57.38%) LTE
2 31 (50.82%) 3G
3 27 (44.26%) Telecoms
3 27 (44.26%) 4G
4 19 (31.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 19 (31.15%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (29.51%) GSM
6 14 (22.95%) UMTS
6 14 (22.95%) 2G
7 11 (18.03%) Degree
8 10 (16.39%) Huawei
8 10 (16.39%) SQL
9 8 (13.11%) GPRS
9 8 (13.11%) VoLTE
10 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.48%) Android
10 7 (11.48%) Ericsson
10 7 (11.48%) MS Office
10 7 (11.48%) Wireless
11 6 (9.84%) Validation
11 6 (9.84%) Oracle
11 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
11 6 (9.84%) Nokia
11 6 (9.84%) GGSN
11 6 (9.84%) SGSN
11 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
11 6 (9.84%) Network Architecture
11 6 (9.84%) Coaching
12 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (8.20%) Mapinfo

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Office
2 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 35 (57.38%) LTE
2 31 (50.82%) 3G
3 27 (44.26%) 4G
4 19 (31.15%) Radio Access Network
5 18 (29.51%) GSM
6 14 (22.95%) UMTS
6 14 (22.95%) 2G
7 8 (13.11%) GPRS
7 8 (13.11%) VoLTE
8 7 (11.48%) Wireless
9 6 (9.84%) GGSN
9 6 (9.84%) SGSN
10 4 (6.56%) RNC
10 4 (6.56%) WCDMA
10 4 (6.56%) SS7
11 3 (4.92%) VoIP
11 3 (4.92%) RANAP
11 3 (4.92%) Wireshark
11 3 (4.92%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (3.28%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 27 (44.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Billing
3 3 (4.92%) German Language
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.64%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Architect
2 9 (14.75%) Test Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (9.84%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Radio Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.92%) 3G Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Architect
7 2 (3.28%) UMTS Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Designer
8 1 (1.64%) Defect Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Technical Architect
8 1 (1.64%) CS Core Engineer
8 1 (1.64%) Senior RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) User Experience
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.92%) GIS
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.64%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (1.64%) Social Media
3 1 (1.64%) Handset
3 1 (1.64%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Android
2 5 (8.20%) UNIX
3 4 (6.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.84%) Validation
1 6 (9.84%) Network Architecture
1 6 (9.84%) Coaching
2 5 (8.20%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (6.56%) Project Management
3 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
3 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (4.92%) System Testing
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Management
4 3 (4.92%) Information Security
4 3 (4.92%) Migration
4 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
4 3 (4.92%) Network Planning
5 2 (3.28%) eTOM
5 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL
5 2 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.28%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) C++
3 4 (6.56%) Perl
3 4 (6.56%) C#
4 3 (4.92%) C
5 1 (1.64%) R
5 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) PMP
4 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CCIE
5 1 (1.64%) CCNP
5 1 (1.64%) CCNA
5 1 (1.64%) CCDP
5 1 (1.64%) HND
5 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (16.39%) Huawei
3 7 (11.48%) Ericsson
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Nokia
5 5 (8.20%) Mapinfo
5 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.92%) Actix
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) HP
6 3 (4.92%) Siemens
6 3 (4.92%) Nortel
7 2 (3.28%) Anite
7 2 (3.28%) SGI
8 1 (1.64%) Comverse
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) Sun
8 1 (1.64%) Sybase
8 1 (1.64%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.64%) Google
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