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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 632 594 602
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +8
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 6 49 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.087% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.069% 0.61% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 8
Median daily rate £406 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £189 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £630 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8693 8075 7383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.26% 14.38% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5261 4522 3965
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 488 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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
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 1 July 2016.

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 7 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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -37 6 £406 -1.69% 1
South West +3 2 £412 +32.82%
Bristol - 2 £412 -
Reading -9 1 - -
London -18 1 £175 -56.25%
South East -22 1 - -
Berkshire -23 1 - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
1 16 (69.57%) LTE
2 10 (43.48%) Wireless
2 10 (43.48%) C
3 9 (39.13%) VHDL
3 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
3 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Unix
5 5 (21.74%) GSM
5 5 (21.74%) 3G
5 5 (21.74%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (21.74%) VoLTE
6 4 (17.39%) VoWiFi
6 4 (17.39%) 4G
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) UMTS
7 3 (13.04%) WCDMA
7 3 (13.04%) CDMA
7 3 (13.04%) ATM
7 3 (13.04%) MPLS
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) IPsec
7 3 (13.04%) PKI
8 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (8.70%) GGSN
8 2 (8.70%) SGSN
8 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) LTE
2 10 (43.48%) Wireless
3 5 (21.74%) 3G
3 5 (21.74%) GSM
3 5 (21.74%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (21.74%) VoLTE
4 4 (17.39%) 4G
4 4 (17.39%) UMTS
4 4 (17.39%) VoWiFi
5 3 (13.04%) ATM
5 3 (13.04%) CDMA
5 3 (13.04%) IPsec
5 3 (13.04%) MPLS
5 3 (13.04%) WCDMA
6 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
6 2 (8.70%) GPRS
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) PSTN
6 2 (8.70%) RSVP
6 2 (8.70%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) CppUnit
1 1 (4.35%) JMeter
1 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) French Language
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) VHDL Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Designer
3 2 (8.70%) RAN Design Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Mobile Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) JMS
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) WebRTC
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) VHDL
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Embedded Software Development
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 2 (8.70%) High Availability
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
2 2 (8.70%) Presales
3 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (4.35%) Network Design
3 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
3 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Software Audit
3 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C
2 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Acme Packet
2 2 (8.70%) Nokia
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) Sybase
3 1 (4.35%) Ciena
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) Samsung