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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 596 569 559
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -10
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 29 47 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.085% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.58% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 6
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£338 £311 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £256 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £251
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +23.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.25 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -0.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-24.41% +21.12%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -21 29 £338 +8.00% 3
London +29 14 £373 - 2
South East -36 11 £313 - 1
Berkshire -12 9 £313 -14.38% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £300 -
Slough -4 4 £246 -3.43%
City of London - 2 £648 -
Reading - 2 £325 - 1
Maidenhead +4 1 - -
Hammersmith -3 1 - - 2
Bristol -5 1 £418 +59.84%
South West -13 1 £418 +59.84%
Hampshire -14 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (60.81%) LTE
2 40 (54.05%) 3G
3 39 (52.70%) Telecoms
4 25 (33.78%) Degree
5 21 (28.38%) 4G
6 20 (27.03%) Linux
7 18 (24.32%) UNIX
8 17 (22.97%) Radio Access Network
9 16 (21.62%) 2G
10 15 (20.27%) GSM
10 15 (20.27%) Network Architecture
11 14 (18.92%) UMTS
12 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
13 12 (16.22%) VoLTE
14 11 (14.86%) MS Office
14 11 (14.86%) C++
14 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
15 10 (13.51%) Internet
15 10 (13.51%) Wireless
16 8 (10.81%) IPsec
16 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
16 8 (10.81%) DNS
16 8 (10.81%) MySQL
17 7 (9.46%) SQL
17 7 (9.46%) STL
17 7 (9.46%) Cisco
17 7 (9.46%) POSIX
17 7 (9.46%) CDMA
17 7 (9.46%) SCCP
17 7 (9.46%) SS7

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.86%) MS Office
3 6 (8.11%) 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 45 (60.81%) LTE
2 40 (54.05%) 3G
3 21 (28.38%) 4G
4 17 (22.97%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (21.62%) 2G
6 15 (20.27%) GSM
7 14 (18.92%) UMTS
8 12 (16.22%) VoLTE
9 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
10 10 (13.51%) Internet
10 10 (13.51%) Wireless
11 8 (10.81%) IPsec
11 8 (10.81%) DNS
12 7 (9.46%) SS7
12 7 (9.46%) SCCP
12 7 (9.46%) CDMA
13 6 (8.11%) LDAP
13 6 (8.11%) WCDMA
13 6 (8.11%) Wireshark
14 5 (6.76%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) MySQL
2 7 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) ClearCase
General
1 39 (52.70%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Electronics
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.62%) Architect
2 13 (17.57%) Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Network Architect
3 7 (9.46%) Designer
4 5 (6.76%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Strategy Manager
5 4 (5.41%) OSS Architect
5 4 (5.41%) Telecoms Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Architecture Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) BSS Architect
6 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.05%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) STL
1 7 (9.46%) POSIX
1 7 (9.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (6.76%) XML
3 4 (5.41%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.70%) OAuth2
5 2 (2.70%) OpenID
5 2 (2.70%) OAuth
5 2 (2.70%) RESTful
5 2 (2.70%) SAML
6 1 (1.35%) JSON
6 1 (1.35%) CORBA
6 1 (1.35%) JMS
6 1 (1.35%) JDBC
6 1 (1.35%) SOAP
6 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) PKI
1 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Frameworx
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Economics
4 3 (4.05%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.05%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.70%) Statistics
6 1 (1.35%) RMADS
6 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.35%) Handset
6 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Linux
2 18 (24.32%) UNIX
3 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Network Architecture
2 7 (9.46%) Multithreading
3 6 (8.11%) Performance Management
4 5 (6.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (6.76%) Line Management
5 4 (5.41%) SWOT Analysis
5 4 (5.41%) CRM
5 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.05%) Information Security
6 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.05%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.05%) Network Design
6 3 (4.05%) ERP
6 3 (4.05%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.05%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.05%) Data Architecture
6 3 (4.05%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) C++
2 7 (9.46%) SQL
3 6 (8.11%) C
4 5 (6.76%) Perl
5 4 (5.41%) C#
5 4 (5.41%) Python
6 3 (4.05%) R
7 2 (2.70%) VC++
7 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.35%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.35%) CCIE
4 1 (1.35%) CCNA
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 3 (4.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) Iperf
3 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.35%) Netcool
3 1 (1.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
2 7 (9.46%) Tieto
2 7 (9.46%) Dialogic
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle
4 4 (5.41%) Ericsson
4 4 (5.41%) Nokia
4 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.05%) Huawei
5 3 (4.05%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.35%) BMC
7 1 (1.35%) CA
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) Anite
7 1 (1.35%) ComArch
7 1 (1.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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