The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 545 534 495
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -39
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 39 29 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.058% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.42% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £356 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £271 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.45%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7228 6984 8759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3868 3545 3833
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 518 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -

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 10 July 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
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 10 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 30 £450 +28.57% 4
South East +5 15 £255 -19.04% 2
Berkshire +15 14 £255 -40.69% 2
Hertfordshire +4 6 - -
East of England -26 6 - -
City of London - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
London - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 47 (63.51%) Telecoms
2 38 (51.35%) LTE
3 30 (40.54%) GPRS
3 30 (40.54%) UMTS
4 25 (33.78%) WCDMA
4 25 (33.78%) GSM
5 22 (29.73%) 4G
6 20 (27.03%) 3G
7 18 (24.32%) Degree
8 16 (21.62%) VoLTE
9 13 (17.57%) Wireshark
9 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
9 13 (17.57%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (17.57%) Electronics
10 12 (16.22%) Network Architecture
10 12 (16.22%) Huawei
11 11 (14.86%) Billing
12 10 (13.51%) Wireless
12 10 (13.51%) CDMA
12 10 (13.51%) SGSN
13 9 (12.16%) SIGTRAN
13 9 (12.16%) C
13 9 (12.16%) Windows
13 9 (12.16%) ISUP
13 9 (12.16%) 2G
14 8 (10.81%) C++
14 8 (10.81%) ATM
14 8 (10.81%) Cisco
14 8 (10.81%) Test Management
15 7 (9.46%) Agilent

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 38 (51.35%) LTE
2 30 (40.54%) GPRS
2 30 (40.54%) UMTS
3 25 (33.78%) GSM
3 25 (33.78%) WCDMA
4 22 (29.73%) 4G
5 20 (27.03%) 3G
6 16 (21.62%) VoLTE
7 13 (17.57%) Wireshark
8 10 (13.51%) Wireless
8 10 (13.51%) SGSN
8 10 (13.51%) CDMA
9 9 (12.16%) SIGTRAN
9 9 (12.16%) 2G
9 9 (12.16%) ISUP
10 8 (10.81%) ATM
11 7 (9.46%) SS7
11 7 (9.46%) GGSN
12 6 (8.11%) Megaco
12 6 (8.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (1.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 47 (63.51%) Telecoms
2 13 (17.57%) Electronics
3 11 (14.86%) Billing
4 6 (8.11%) Multimedia
5 5 (6.76%) Marketing
6 4 (5.41%) Finance
7 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Architect
2 12 (16.22%) Test Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
5 7 (9.46%) Systems Architect
6 6 (8.11%) RF Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Integration Manager
8 4 (5.41%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) IP Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) WAP
2 4 (5.41%) HTML
2 4 (5.41%) SyncML
3 3 (4.05%) SOAP
4 2 (2.70%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) SAML
4 2 (2.70%) JSON
4 2 (2.70%) OAuth
4 2 (2.70%) OpenID
4 2 (2.70%) REST
4 2 (2.70%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Streaming Video
2 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.41%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.05%) Firmware
4 2 (2.70%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.70%) DTV
4 2 (2.70%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.70%) Physics
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) W3C
4 2 (2.70%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) UNIX
3 5 (6.76%) Windows 2000
3 5 (6.76%) Windows NT
4 4 (5.41%) Android
4 4 (5.41%) bada
4 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
2 12 (16.22%) Network Architecture
3 8 (10.81%) Test Management
4 7 (9.46%) Information Management
4 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
5 6 (8.11%) Validation
5 6 (8.11%) Migration
5 6 (8.11%) Regression Testing
6 4 (5.41%) ETL
6 4 (5.41%) Network Design
6 4 (5.41%) Resource Management
6 4 (5.41%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.41%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.05%) V-Model
7 3 (4.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.05%) Use Case
7 3 (4.05%) ITIL
7 3 (4.05%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.05%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) C
2 8 (10.81%) C++
3 5 (6.76%) Python
4 4 (5.41%) Tcl
4 4 (5.41%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.35%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) Huawei
2 8 (10.81%) Cisco
3 7 (9.46%) Agilent
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.76%) Sybase
5 4 (5.41%) Symbian
5 4 (5.41%) HP
5 4 (5.41%) SolarWinds
5 4 (5.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (4.05%) Juniper
6 3 (4.05%) Ericsson
6 3 (4.05%) SGI
7 2 (2.70%) SAP
7 2 (2.70%) Nokia
7 2 (2.70%) Tektronix
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