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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 633 565 583
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +18
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 10 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.083% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.57% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £500 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £165 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 May 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 9 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 May 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 -42 9 £513 +17.14% 3
South East -47 5 £525 +19.31%
Hampshire -1 4 £525 +19.31%
London +5 1 £500 - 1
Hook +3 1 £525 +19.31%
Reading -21 1 - -
Berkshire -29 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £250 -
Jersey - 1 £250 -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 14 (70.00%) LTE
2 13 (65.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (50.00%) Wireless
3 10 (50.00%) C
4 9 (45.00%) Embedded C
4 9 (45.00%) VHDL
4 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (45.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) VoLTE
5 5 (25.00%) 3G
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Unix
6 4 (20.00%) GSM
6 4 (20.00%) UMTS
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (20.00%) VoWiFi
6 4 (20.00%) 4G
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) WCDMA
7 3 (15.00%) ATM
8 2 (10.00%) CDMA
8 2 (10.00%) GPRS
8 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) Windows NT
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) MS Office
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) Sybase

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 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) LTE
2 10 (50.00%) Wireless
3 5 (25.00%) 3G
3 5 (25.00%) VoLTE
4 4 (20.00%) 4G
4 4 (20.00%) GSM
4 4 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (20.00%) UMTS
4 4 (20.00%) VoWiFi
5 3 (15.00%) ATM
5 3 (15.00%) WCDMA
6 2 (10.00%) CDMA
6 2 (10.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) GGSN
6 2 (10.00%) GPRS
6 2 (10.00%) ISDN
6 2 (10.00%) PSTN
6 2 (10.00%) RNC
6 2 (10.00%) RTP
6 2 (10.00%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (65.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) French Language
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (45.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineer
1 9 (45.00%) VHDL Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) RAN Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) JMS
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) WebRTC
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) VHDL
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) MPEG
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (10.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (5.00%) BDD
3 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Software Audit
3 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Acme Packet
2 2 (10.00%) Nokia
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Ciena
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Huawei
3 1 (5.00%) Remedy
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