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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
UK
Rank 584 610 602
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 12 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.016% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - £39.00

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
6822 7439 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 4402 4279
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 310 449
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 6 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +48 12 - -
South East +19 12 - -
Berkshire +26 9 - -
Reading +9 3 - -
Hampshire +4 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 9 (75.00%) VoLTE
1 9 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (33.33%) 3G
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 3 (25.00%) LTE
3 3 (25.00%) 4G
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) WCDMA
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) GSM
5 1 (8.33%) UMTS
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Xcode
5 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Publishing
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) HSPA
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
5 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
5 1 (8.33%) Service Design

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
1 9 (75.00%) VoLTE
2 4 (33.33%) 3G
3 3 (25.00%) 4G
3 3 (25.00%) LTE
4 2 (16.67%) WCDMA
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) GSM
5 1 (8.33%) HSPA
5 1 (8.33%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Android Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) VoLTE Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Field Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Field Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Graduate
4 2 (16.67%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3G Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 4G Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) UMTS Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) UMTS Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Coaching
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Design
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Apple
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia Networks