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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 576 533 443
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -90
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 23 37 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.071% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.55% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 11
Average daily rate
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£303 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £360 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £400 £273
% change year-on-year
-24.37% +46.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 28
Average hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £39.75 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%

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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 9 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 27 March 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 -21 21 £303 -24.37% 6
South East -26 17 £295 -26.25% 5
Berkshire -1 16 £295 - 2
Reading +4 9 - - 1
London -7 2 - - 1
Hampshire -14 1 - - 3
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (64.91%) LTE
2 33 (57.89%) Telecoms
3 29 (50.88%) 3G
4 25 (43.86%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (38.60%) 4G
6 15 (26.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 14 (24.56%) UMTS
8 12 (21.05%) GSM
9 10 (17.54%) Ericsson
9 10 (17.54%) Degree
10 9 (15.79%) UNIX
11 8 (14.04%) Linux
11 8 (14.04%) 2G
11 8 (14.04%) Wireless
11 8 (14.04%) VoLTE
12 7 (12.28%) SGSN
12 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
12 7 (12.28%) Huawei
12 7 (12.28%) SQL
13 6 (10.53%) MS Office
13 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.53%) Nokia
13 6 (10.53%) Actix
13 6 (10.53%) GGSN
13 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
13 6 (10.53%) Network Architecture
14 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis
14 5 (8.77%) Wireshark
14 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
14 5 (8.77%) Mapinfo

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (64.91%) LTE
2 29 (50.88%) 3G
3 25 (43.86%) Radio Access Network
4 22 (38.60%) 4G
5 14 (24.56%) UMTS
6 12 (21.05%) GSM
7 8 (14.04%) Wireless
7 8 (14.04%) 2G
7 8 (14.04%) VoLTE
8 7 (12.28%) SGSN
9 6 (10.53%) GGSN
10 5 (8.77%) Wireshark
10 5 (8.77%) GPRS
10 5 (8.77%) WCDMA
11 4 (7.02%) VoIP
11 4 (7.02%) IPsec
11 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
12 3 (5.26%) CDMA
12 3 (5.26%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
General
1 33 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Marketing
3 4 (7.02%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) German Language
4 2 (3.51%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Architect
2 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (10.53%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) PKI
1 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.02%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.26%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) GIS
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.75%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.75%) Social Media
4 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) UNIX
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) Network Architecture
2 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
2 5 (8.77%) Project Management
2 5 (8.77%) Validation
3 4 (7.02%) Network Planning
3 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
3 4 (7.02%) Coaching
4 3 (5.26%) Information Security
4 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (5.26%) Line Management
5 2 (3.51%) System Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.51%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (3.51%) Digital Signal Processing
5 2 (3.51%) Signal Processing
5 2 (3.51%) Integration Testing
5 2 (3.51%) Migration
5 2 (3.51%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) C++
3 4 (7.02%) Perl
3 4 (7.02%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) C
5 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) PMP
4 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) CCIE
5 1 (1.75%) CCNP
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
5 1 (1.75%) CCDP
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Iperf
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (17.54%) Ericsson
3 7 (12.28%) Huawei
4 6 (10.53%) Actix
4 6 (10.53%) Nokia
5 5 (8.77%) Oracle
5 5 (8.77%) Mapinfo
6 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco
6 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.26%) Nortel
8 2 (3.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.51%) Siemens
9 1 (1.75%) HP
9 1 (1.75%) Sybase
9 1 (1.75%) Agilent
9 1 (1.75%) SGI
9 1 (1.75%) Anite
9 1 (1.75%) ION Trading
9 1 (1.75%) Google
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