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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 559 556 478
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -78
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 36 26 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.050% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.37% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 12
Average daily rate
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£563 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £565 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.23% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
Top 12 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 19 December 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 -17 33 £563 +12.50% 1
London +16 10 £575 +4.54%
Berkshire +5 10 £350 +16.66%
South East -18 10 £350 +21.73% 1
East of England -15 5 - -
City of London +8 3 £550 -7.56%
Reading +17 2 £450 -
Bristol - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Slough - - - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 47 (58.75%) LTE
2 42 (52.50%) Telecoms
3 37 (46.25%) 4G
4 35 (43.75%) 3G
5 28 (35.00%) GSM
6 25 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (27.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 22 (27.50%) Degree
8 21 (26.25%) UMTS
9 19 (23.75%) GPRS
10 17 (21.25%) VoLTE
11 15 (18.75%) 2G
12 14 (17.50%) WCDMA
13 12 (15.00%) SQL
13 12 (15.00%) Huawei
14 11 (13.75%) Wireless
15 10 (12.50%) Electronics
16 9 (11.25%) MS Office
17 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
17 8 (10.00%) Ericsson
17 8 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (10.00%) Coaching
18 7 (8.75%) Network Architecture
18 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
18 7 (8.75%) Android
18 7 (8.75%) Marketing
18 7 (8.75%) GGSN
18 7 (8.75%) SGSN
18 7 (8.75%) Finance
18 7 (8.75%) Project Management

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (1.25%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Office
2 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.25%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 47 (58.75%) LTE
2 37 (46.25%) 4G
3 35 (43.75%) 3G
4 28 (35.00%) GSM
5 25 (31.25%) Radio Access Network
6 21 (26.25%) UMTS
7 19 (23.75%) GPRS
8 17 (21.25%) VoLTE
9 15 (18.75%) 2G
10 14 (17.50%) WCDMA
11 11 (13.75%) Wireless
12 7 (8.75%) GGSN
12 7 (8.75%) SGSN
13 5 (6.25%) DNS
14 4 (5.00%) HSDPA
14 4 (5.00%) SS7
14 4 (5.00%) ISUP
14 4 (5.00%) RNC
14 4 (5.00%) SIGTRAN
14 4 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 42 (52.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.50%) Electronics
3 7 (8.75%) Marketing
3 7 (8.75%) Finance
4 4 (5.00%) Billing
5 3 (3.75%) German Language
6 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.25%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.25%) French Language
7 1 (1.25%) Avionics
7 1 (1.25%) Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Architect
2 13 (16.25%) Test Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Systems Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.00%) 3G Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.50%) Tester
8 2 (2.50%) Integration Manager
8 2 (2.50%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) RF Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) UMTS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) SOAP
2 1 (1.25%) XML
2 1 (1.25%) HTML
2 1 (1.25%) WAP
2 1 (1.25%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.75%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.75%) User Experience
2 3 (3.75%) GIS
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.50%) Physics
4 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.25%) Social Media
4 1 (1.25%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.25%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) Handset
4 1 (1.25%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Android
2 6 (7.50%) UNIX
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
3 3 (3.75%) Windows
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.25%) bada
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.25%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.25%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.00%) Coaching
2 7 (8.75%) Network Architecture
2 7 (8.75%) Project Management
3 6 (7.50%) Validation
4 5 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.00%) Information Management
5 4 (5.00%) Network Planning
5 4 (5.00%) Migration
5 4 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 4 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (3.75%) System Testing
6 3 (3.75%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.75%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (3.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) C++
3 5 (6.25%) C
3 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 4 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) R
5 1 (1.25%) Java
5 1 (1.25%) VB
5 1 (1.25%) Python
5 1 (1.25%) Tcl
5 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) PMP
4 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.50%) HND
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.25%) CCIE
5 1 (1.25%) CCNP
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) CCDP
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.25%) DO-160
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 12 (15.00%) Huawei
3 8 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 7 (8.75%) Mapinfo
5 6 (7.50%) Nokia
5 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.50%) Oracle
6 5 (6.25%) HP
7 4 (5.00%) Cisco
8 3 (3.75%) Actix
8 3 (3.75%) Siemens
8 3 (3.75%) Nortel
9 2 (2.50%) SGI
9 2 (2.50%) Anite
9 2 (2.50%) Sybase
10 1 (1.25%) Google
10 1 (1.25%) ZTE
10 1 (1.25%) Comverse
10 1 (1.25%) SAP
10 1 (1.25%) Symbian
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