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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 564 555 507
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -48
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 47 28 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.052% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.39% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 13
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£310 £363 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% -23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £239 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £251 £475
% change year-on-year
+23.38% -47.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -29.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £23.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £35.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £35.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+16.90% -23.24%

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

3GPP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

3GPP
Top 22 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 2 September 2014. 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 +9 38 £311 -17.00% 7
South East +22 28 £313 - 6
Berkshire +25 17 £365 - 4
South West - 5 £262 - 1
London +13 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £262 -
Hertfordshire -14 1 - -
East of England -25 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Swindon - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 (58.44%) Telecoms
2 43 (55.84%) LTE
3 32 (41.56%) GSM
4 30 (38.96%) GPRS
4 30 (38.96%) 4G
5 29 (37.66%) 3G
6 27 (35.06%) UMTS
7 24 (31.17%) WCDMA
7 24 (31.17%) Degree
8 21 (27.27%) VoLTE
9 14 (18.18%) Wireless
10 13 (16.88%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (16.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 12 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (15.58%) Electronics
11 12 (15.58%) 2G
12 11 (14.29%) Huawei
13 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.99%) Android
13 10 (12.99%) Network Architecture
14 9 (11.69%) Wireshark
15 8 (10.39%) SGSN
15 8 (10.39%) Billing
15 8 (10.39%) Cisco
16 7 (9.09%) Information Management
17 6 (7.79%) Multimedia
17 6 (7.79%) SIGTRAN
17 6 (7.79%) Test Management
17 6 (7.79%) Test Strategy
17 6 (7.79%) DNS

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 6 (7.79%) MS Office
2 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 43 (55.84%) LTE
2 32 (41.56%) GSM
3 30 (38.96%) GPRS
3 30 (38.96%) 4G
4 29 (37.66%) 3G
5 27 (35.06%) UMTS
6 24 (31.17%) WCDMA
7 21 (27.27%) VoLTE
8 14 (18.18%) Wireless
9 13 (16.88%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (15.58%) 2G
11 9 (11.69%) Wireshark
12 8 (10.39%) SGSN
13 6 (7.79%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (7.79%) ISUP
13 6 (7.79%) DNS
14 5 (6.49%) MPLS
14 5 (6.49%) VoIP
14 5 (6.49%) WLAN
14 5 (6.49%) HSDPA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) LabVIEW
General
1 45 (58.44%) Telecoms
2 12 (15.58%) Electronics
3 8 (10.39%) Billing
4 6 (7.79%) Multimedia
5 5 (6.49%) Finance
6 4 (5.19%) Marketing
7 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.30%) Banking
8 1 (1.30%) Retail
8 1 (1.30%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.30%) French Language
8 1 (1.30%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Test Engineer
2 14 (18.18%) Architect
3 10 (12.99%) RAN Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Systems Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Test Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Integration Manager
6 4 (5.19%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) IP Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) 3G Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) UMTS Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (3.90%) Tester
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) RF Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) HTML
1 4 (5.19%) XML
1 4 (5.19%) WAP
1 4 (5.19%) SyncML
2 2 (2.60%) JSON
2 2 (2.60%) OAuth
2 2 (2.60%) OpenID
2 2 (2.60%) REST
2 2 (2.60%) SAML
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Streaming Video
2 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.19%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.90%) Firmware
3 3 (3.90%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.90%) Physics
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.60%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.60%) DTV
4 2 (2.60%) Handset
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Android
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
3 4 (5.19%) bada
3 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.60%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
1 10 (12.99%) Network Architecture
2 7 (9.09%) Information Management
3 6 (7.79%) Test Management
3 6 (7.79%) Test Strategy
4 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.49%) Validation
4 5 (6.49%) Migration
4 5 (6.49%) Project Management
5 4 (5.19%) ETL
5 4 (5.19%) Network Design
5 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
5 4 (5.19%) Performance Management
5 4 (5.19%) Resource Management
5 4 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (5.19%) Coaching
6 3 (3.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (3.90%) V-Model
6 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.49%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) C
2 4 (5.19%) Java
2 4 (5.19%) Tcl
3 3 (3.90%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) Assembly Language
4 2 (2.60%) VB
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
4 2 (2.60%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (31.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.60%) HND
2 2 (2.60%) ISEB
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PMP
3 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.30%) CCNP
3 1 (1.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (1.30%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.19%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (14.29%) Huawei
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco
4 6 (7.79%) HP
5 5 (6.49%) Agilent
5 5 (6.49%) Nokia
6 4 (5.19%) Mapinfo
6 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.19%) Symbian
7 3 (3.90%) Sybase
7 3 (3.90%) SGI
7 3 (3.90%) Juniper
7 3 (3.90%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.60%) Tektronix
8 2 (2.60%) SAP
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle
9 1 (1.30%) Sun
9 1 (1.30%) EMC
9 1 (1.30%) ZTE
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