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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 550 569 471
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -98
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 47 30 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.055% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.42% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 8
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£425 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £380 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £400 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 20
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £40.00 £50.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%

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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 27 April 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 16 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 April 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 +18 43 £425 +6.25% 8
South East +4 34 £438 - 3
Berkshire +24 27 £223 - 2
Reading +14 12 - - 1
Hampshire -3 7 £440 -
London -14 4 - - 1
Newbury - 3 £295 -
Basingstoke - 3 £495 -
South West -1 2 £310 - 1
East of England +8 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire +5 1 - - 1
Bristol +2 1 - -
Slough -5 1 £475 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £310 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £310 - 1
Hook - 1 £440 -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 48 (75.00%) LTE
2 42 (65.63%) Telecoms
3 36 (56.25%) 3G
4 26 (40.63%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (39.06%) 4G
6 17 (26.56%) GSM
6 17 (26.56%) UMTS
7 13 (20.31%) UNIX
8 12 (18.75%) Linux
8 12 (18.75%) 2G
8 12 (18.75%) Network Architecture
9 11 (17.19%) Degree
9 11 (17.19%) Wireless
9 11 (17.19%) Ericsson
10 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
10 10 (15.63%) MS Office
10 10 (15.63%) VoLTE
11 9 (14.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (14.06%) Performance Management
12 8 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (10.94%) Huawei
13 7 (10.94%) Wireshark
13 7 (10.94%) SGSN
13 7 (10.94%) C++
13 7 (10.94%) SQL
13 7 (10.94%) Oracle
13 7 (10.94%) Nokia
13 7 (10.94%) Internet
13 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (9.38%) IPsec

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Office
1 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (75.00%) LTE
2 36 (56.25%) 3G
3 26 (40.63%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (39.06%) 4G
5 17 (26.56%) GSM
5 17 (26.56%) UMTS
6 12 (18.75%) 2G
7 11 (17.19%) Wireless
8 10 (15.63%) VoLTE
9 7 (10.94%) Wireshark
9 7 (10.94%) SGSN
9 7 (10.94%) Internet
10 6 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (9.38%) IPsec
11 5 (7.81%) Telnet
11 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.81%) VoIP
11 5 (7.81%) WCDMA
11 5 (7.81%) RNC
12 4 (6.25%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
General
1 42 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.38%) Electronics
3 3 (4.69%) Billing
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) German Language
4 2 (3.13%) Finance
4 2 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Architect
2 7 (10.94%) Test Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Developer
3 6 (9.38%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Designer
4 5 (7.81%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) OSS Architect
6 3 (4.69%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) BSS Architect
6 3 (4.69%) RF Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
1 3 (4.69%) Web Services
1 3 (4.69%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) PKI
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.81%) Frameworx
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Economics
5 2 (3.13%) Streaming Video
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.13%) Statistics
6 1 (1.56%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.56%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.56%) GIS
6 1 (1.56%) RMADS
6 1 (1.56%) Social Media
6 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) UNIX
2 12 (18.75%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Network Architecture
2 9 (14.06%) Performance Management
3 8 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.81%) Validation
5 5 (7.81%) Line Management
6 4 (6.25%) System Testing
6 4 (6.25%) ITIL
6 4 (6.25%) CRM
6 4 (6.25%) Network Planning
6 4 (6.25%) eTOM
7 3 (4.69%) SWOT Analysis
7 3 (4.69%) Project Management
7 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.13%) Network Design
8 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.13%) Service Management
8 2 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (3.13%) Fault Management
8 2 (3.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) C++
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) Perl
2 6 (9.38%) C#
3 4 (6.25%) C
4 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) CCNA
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.13%) PMP
2 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.56%) CCDP
3 1 (1.56%) CCIE
3 1 (1.56%) CCNP
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) Iperf
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Ericsson
2 9 (14.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (10.94%) Nokia
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle
3 7 (10.94%) Huawei
4 6 (9.38%) Actix
4 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.38%) Cisco
4 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (4.69%) Mapinfo
6 2 (3.13%) Nortel
6 2 (3.13%) Siemens
7 1 (1.56%) BMC
7 1 (1.56%) HP
7 1 (1.56%) Sybase
7 1 (1.56%) Agilent
7 1 (1.56%) Remedy
7 1 (1.56%) Google
7 1 (1.56%) Comverse
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