Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for 3GPP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3GPP over the 6 months to 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 579 565 746
Rank change year-on-year -14 +181 +91
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 53 21 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.054% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.40% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 40
10th Percentile £275 £297 £356
25th Percentile £363 £413 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +9.68%
75th Percentile £534 £440 £438
90th Percentile £613 £479 £488
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £51.25 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +64.73%
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £51.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year -7.32% +2.50% +64.73%

3GPP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,504 5,190 10,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.30% 13.25% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,552 3,235 6,623
10th Percentile £238 £200 £210
25th Percentile £350 £321 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £430 £435
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 239 465
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.39 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.21 £20.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.22% +5.13% +2.15%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.60 £51.90 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £19.87
% change year-on-year +4.17% +20.82% +6.02%

3GPP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing 3GPP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for 3GPP in England

3GPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 3GPP in England.

Daily rate trend for 3GPP in England

3GPP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 3GPP in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for 3GPP in England

3GPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 3GPP in England.

Hourly rate trend for 3GPP in England

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the England region over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +26 22 £425 +26.87% 3
East of England +15 16 £575 +35.29% 4
London -76 7 £513 +16.48% 1
North West - 4 - -
North of England - 4 - - 2
South West - 2 £406 -
3GPP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 29 (54.72%) Telecoms
2 24 (45.28%) OpenStack
2 24 (45.28%) Juniper
3 23 (43.40%) Data Centre
4 22 (41.51%) Grafana
4 22 (41.51%) Spine.js
4 22 (41.51%) Juju
4 22 (41.51%) KVM
4 22 (41.51%) Docker
4 22 (41.51%) Software-Defined Networking
4 22 (41.51%) LXC
4 22 (41.51%) Kubernetes
4 22 (41.51%) 5G
4 22 (41.51%) Docker Swarm
4 22 (41.51%) Prometheus
4 22 (41.51%) Cloudify
4 22 (41.51%) OASIS TOSCA
4 22 (41.51%) Mirantis
4 22 (41.51%) Ericsson
4 22 (41.51%) Red Hat
4 22 (41.51%) Cisco
4 22 (41.51%) XML
4 22 (41.51%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (41.51%) Open Source
4 22 (41.51%) SGSN
4 22 (41.51%) YAML
4 22 (41.51%) Derivative
4 22 (41.51%) JSON
5 18 (33.96%) 4G
6 15 (28.30%) LTE

3GPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 24 (45.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.89%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 22 (41.51%) 5G
1 22 (41.51%) SGSN
1 22 (41.51%) Software-Defined Networking
2 18 (33.96%) 4G
3 15 (28.30%) LTE
4 13 (24.53%) 3G
5 9 (16.98%) 2G
6 8 (15.09%) SCTP
7 7 (13.21%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (11.32%) GPRS
8 6 (11.32%) GSM
8 6 (11.32%) HTTP
8 6 (11.32%) INAP
8 6 (11.32%) Internet
8 6 (11.32%) M3UA
8 6 (11.32%) SCCP
8 6 (11.32%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (11.32%) SMPP
8 6 (11.32%) TCAP
8 6 (11.32%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (54.72%) Telecoms
2 11 (20.75%) Social Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.89%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
4 3 (5.66%) Designer
4 3 (5.66%) Developer
4 3 (5.66%) Tester
5 2 (3.77%) Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) C++ Developer
5 2 (3.77%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Mobile Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Network Designer
5 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Network Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) JSON
1 22 (41.51%) Spine.js
1 22 (41.51%) XML
1 22 (41.51%) YAML
2 6 (11.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (43.40%) Data Centre
2 22 (41.51%) Derivative
3 14 (26.42%) Cloud Native
4 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) User Experience
6 1 (1.89%) Verilog
6 1 (1.89%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Open Source
2 12 (22.64%) Validation
3 10 (18.87%) Software Testing
4 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
4 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Manual Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Network Design
6 3 (5.66%) Network Planning
6 3 (5.66%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Requirements Gathering
6 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) High Availability
7 2 (3.77%) Network Management
7 2 (3.77%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (3.77%) Presales
7 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C++
2 4 (7.55%) C
3 3 (5.66%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ISEB
1 6 (11.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) CCNP
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) CISSP
4 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.89%) PhD
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (41.51%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (3.77%) GDPR
3 1 (1.89%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Docker
1 22 (41.51%) KVM
1 22 (41.51%) LXC
1 22 (41.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (41.51%) Cloudify
1 22 (41.51%) Docker Swarm
1 22 (41.51%) Grafana
1 22 (41.51%) Juju
1 22 (41.51%) Kubernetes
1 22 (41.51%) Prometheus
2 6 (11.32%) HP ALM
2 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) Juniper
2 22 (41.51%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) Ericsson
2 22 (41.51%) Mirantis
2 22 (41.51%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.32%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) BT
4 1 (1.89%) Huawei
4 1 (1.89%) Intel
4 1 (1.89%) Keysight
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Xilinx