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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 597 571 547
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -24
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 23 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.073% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £455 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £450 £288
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +56.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £44.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +25.35%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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 -35 23 £325 -27.77% 1
London +8 11 £395 -
Berkshire -3 8 £180 -50.68% 1
South East -21 8 £180 -50.68% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £300 -
East of England -2 3 £225 -
Slough -4 3 £180 -29.41%
Hertfordshire -6 3 £225 -
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
City of London - 2 £648 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 50 (67.57%) LTE
2 44 (59.46%) Telecoms
3 39 (52.70%) 3G
4 24 (32.43%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (29.73%) Degree
6 21 (28.38%) 4G
7 17 (22.97%) UMTS
7 17 (22.97%) UNIX
7 17 (22.97%) Linux
7 17 (22.97%) GSM
8 16 (21.62%) Network Architecture
9 13 (17.57%) VoLTE
9 13 (17.57%) 2G
10 12 (16.22%) Wireless
10 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.86%) Internet
12 10 (13.51%) MS Office
13 9 (12.16%) C++
13 9 (12.16%) IPsec
14 8 (10.81%) CDMA
14 8 (10.81%) WCDMA
14 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
14 8 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (10.81%) PKI
14 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (10.81%) Performance Management
15 7 (9.46%) Ericsson
15 7 (9.46%) Nokia
15 7 (9.46%) DNS

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.35%) CMS
1 1 (1.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.51%) MS Office
3 8 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (67.57%) LTE
2 39 (52.70%) 3G
3 24 (32.43%) Radio Access Network
4 21 (28.38%) 4G
5 17 (22.97%) GSM
5 17 (22.97%) UMTS
6 13 (17.57%) VoLTE
6 13 (17.57%) 2G
7 12 (16.22%) Wireless
8 11 (14.86%) Internet
9 9 (12.16%) IPsec
10 8 (10.81%) WCDMA
10 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
10 8 (10.81%) CDMA
11 7 (9.46%) DNS
11 7 (9.46%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (8.11%) Wireshark
12 6 (8.11%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (8.11%) GPRS
13 5 (6.76%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) MySQL
1 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) ClearCase
General
1 44 (59.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Electronics
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Billing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Architect
2 10 (13.51%) Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Network Architect
3 7 (9.46%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Designer
5 4 (5.41%) Architecture Manager
5 4 (5.41%) Strategy Manager
5 4 (5.41%) OSS Architect
5 4 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) RF Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Telecoms Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.05%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) STL
1 5 (6.76%) POSIX
1 5 (6.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (5.41%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) SAML
4 2 (2.70%) OpenID
4 2 (2.70%) OAuth
4 2 (2.70%) RESTful
4 2 (2.70%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.35%) REST
5 1 (1.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) PKI
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Frameworx
3 5 (6.76%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.41%) Statistics
4 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.41%) Economics
5 3 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.35%) RMADS
7 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) UNIX
1 17 (22.97%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Network Architecture
2 8 (10.81%) Performance Management
3 5 (6.76%) Multithreading
3 5 (6.76%) Line Management
3 5 (6.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (5.41%) SWOT Analysis
4 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
4 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.41%) CRM
5 3 (4.05%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (4.05%) Information Security
5 3 (4.05%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.05%) System Testing
5 3 (4.05%) Data Architecture
6 2 (2.70%) V-Model
6 2 (2.70%) ITIL
6 2 (2.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.70%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) C++
2 6 (8.11%) C
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) Python
3 4 (5.41%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) Perl
4 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.70%) VC++
4 2 (2.70%) R
5 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.35%) CCNA
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
1 1 (1.35%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) Iperf
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
2 7 (9.46%) Ericsson
2 7 (9.46%) Nokia
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) Tieto
3 5 (6.76%) Dialogic
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle
4 4 (5.41%) Actix
5 3 (4.05%) Huawei
5 3 (4.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.70%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.35%) Agilent
7 1 (1.35%) BMC
7 1 (1.35%) Sybase