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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 551 566 507
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -59
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 45 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.055% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.42% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £281 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £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
7758 6968 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 3782 3405
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 384 542
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -1 43 £438 +9.37% 3
South East +22 32 £440 - 2
Berkshire +24 26 £150 - 2
Reading +10 10 - -
Hampshire - 6 £440 -
London +3 4 - - 1
East of England +2 4 £225 -
Hertfordshire -14 4 £225 -
Basingstoke - 3 £495 -
Stevenage - 2 £225 -
South West +12 1 £310 +18.09%
Slough +1 1 £475 - 2
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £310 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £310 -
Hook - 1 £440 -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 49 (77.78%) LTE
2 39 (61.90%) Telecoms
3 35 (55.56%) 3G
4 23 (36.51%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (34.92%) 4G
6 18 (28.57%) Network Architecture
6 18 (28.57%) GSM
7 16 (25.40%) UMTS
8 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 12 (19.05%) UNIX
8 12 (19.05%) VoLTE
9 11 (17.46%) Linux
9 11 (17.46%) Internet
9 11 (17.46%) Wireless
9 11 (17.46%) Degree
10 10 (15.87%) MS Office
11 8 (12.70%) Ericsson
11 8 (12.70%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (12.70%) 2G
11 8 (12.70%) Performance Management
12 7 (11.11%) Wireshark
12 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (11.11%) IPsec
12 7 (11.11%) PKI
12 7 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (11.11%) Red Hat
12 7 (11.11%) WCDMA
13 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
13 6 (9.52%) Telnet
13 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.87%) MS Office
3 8 (12.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (77.78%) LTE
2 35 (55.56%) 3G
3 23 (36.51%) Radio Access Network
4 22 (34.92%) 4G
5 18 (28.57%) GSM
6 16 (25.40%) UMTS
7 12 (19.05%) VoLTE
8 11 (17.46%) Internet
8 11 (17.46%) Wireless
9 8 (12.70%) 2G
10 7 (11.11%) Wireshark
10 7 (11.11%) IPsec
10 7 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (11.11%) WCDMA
11 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
11 6 (9.52%) Telnet
11 6 (9.52%) SGSN
11 6 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
12 4 (6.35%) GPRS
12 4 (6.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) ClearCase
General
1 39 (61.90%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.52%) Electronics
3 4 (6.35%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Finance
5 2 (3.17%) Billing
6 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Architect
2 7 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 6 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Designer
4 5 (7.94%) Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Strategy Manager
5 4 (6.35%) OSS Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Architecture Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) BSS Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) RF Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) XML
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) PKI
2 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.94%) Frameworx
4 4 (6.35%) Economics
4 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.35%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.17%) Statistics
6 2 (3.17%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.59%) RMADS
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) UNIX
2 11 (17.46%) Linux
3 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 8 (12.70%) Performance Management
3 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (7.94%) Line Management
5 4 (6.35%) CRM
5 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.35%) SWOT Analysis
5 4 (6.35%) System Testing
6 3 (4.76%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL
7 2 (3.17%) Network Design
7 2 (3.17%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.17%) Project Management
7 2 (3.17%) Validation
7 2 (3.17%) Signal Processing
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (3.17%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (3.17%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) C
2 4 (6.35%) C#
2 4 (6.35%) C++
2 4 (6.35%) Perl
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) VC++
3 2 (3.17%) Python
3 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.59%) CCNA
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.59%) PMP
2 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.17%) Iperf
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Ericsson
2 7 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.94%) Huawei
3 5 (7.94%) Nokia
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 4 (6.35%) Actix
5 3 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (3.17%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.59%) Agilent
7 1 (1.59%) Remedy
7 1 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) BMC
7 1 (1.59%) Sybase
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