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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 655 648 579
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -69
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 5 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.046% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.057% 0.33% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 8
Median daily rate £406 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £653 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £225 £375
% change year-on-year
+83.00% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £44.50

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
8753 7956 7528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 4551 3996
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 487 433
Median hourly rate £28.88 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.85% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.73 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 7 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 27 July 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 -35 5 £406 +20.14% 3
London -4 2 £175 -55.97%
South West - 2 £412 -
Bristol - 2 £412 -
Reading +7 1 - - 1
Berkshire -5 1 - - 1
South East -9 1 - - 1

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 13 (61.90%) LTE
3 10 (47.62%) C
4 9 (42.86%) Wireless
5 8 (38.10%) VHDL
5 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
5 8 (38.10%) Embedded C
5 8 (38.10%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) GSM
7 5 (23.81%) UMTS
7 5 (23.81%) VoLTE
8 4 (19.05%) VoWiFi
8 4 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) WCDMA
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) ATM
8 4 (19.05%) 3G
9 3 (14.29%) MPLS
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 3 (14.29%) Nokia
9 3 (14.29%) Unix
9 3 (14.29%) CDMA
9 3 (14.29%) RNC
9 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
9 3 (14.29%) Node B
10 2 (9.52%) Presales
10 2 (9.52%) HSPA
10 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (9.52%) 4G

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) LTE
2 9 (42.86%) Wireless
3 6 (28.57%) GSM
4 5 (23.81%) UMTS
4 5 (23.81%) VoLTE
5 4 (19.05%) 3G
5 4 (19.05%) ATM
5 4 (19.05%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (19.05%) VoWiFi
5 4 (19.05%) WCDMA
6 3 (14.29%) CDMA
6 3 (14.29%) MPLS
6 3 (14.29%) Node B
6 3 (14.29%) RNC
7 2 (9.52%) 4G
7 2 (9.52%) GGSN
7 2 (9.52%) GPRS
7 2 (9.52%) HSPA
7 2 (9.52%) SCTP
7 2 (9.52%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) CppUnit
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
1 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) French Language
2 1 (4.76%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Embedded Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) VHDL Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Designer
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile Designer
2 2 (9.52%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Designer
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Mobile Designer
3 1 (4.76%) Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Tester
3 1 (4.76%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) JMS
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) WebRTC
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) VHDL
2 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
3 2 (9.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Embedded Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 2 (9.52%) High Availability
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (9.52%) Presales
2 2 (9.52%) Software Audit
3 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.76%) BDD
3 1 (4.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Project Governance
3 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C
2 8 (38.10%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) Nokia
2 2 (9.52%) Acme Packet
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Sybase
3 1 (4.76%) Ciena
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Huawei
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) Samsung