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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 617 578
Rank change year-on-year +28 -39  
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 12 6 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.012% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.076% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 22
Median daily rate £450 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% -4.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £221 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £416 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £412 £425
% change year-on-year +9.28% -3.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5971 7879 7392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 15.89% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4865 4238
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 364 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

3GPP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing 3GPP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for 3GPP in England

3GPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3GPP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3GPP in England

3GPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3GPP in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3GPP in England

3GPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London +8 6 - - 1
South East +17 3 £513 - 1
South West +4 2 £410 -0.42%
East of England - 1 £450 -
3GPP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 18 (54.55%) Radio Access Network
2 15 (45.45%) Telecoms
3 10 (30.30%) 3G
4 9 (27.27%) Wireless
5 8 (24.24%) LTE
5 8 (24.24%) Degree
5 8 (24.24%) VoLTE
6 7 (21.21%) 5G
6 7 (21.21%) Billing
6 7 (21.21%) Requirements Management
6 7 (21.21%) Java
7 6 (18.18%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) J2EE
7 6 (18.18%) Unix
7 6 (18.18%) Linux
7 6 (18.18%) Apache
7 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
7 6 (18.18%) 2G
7 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 6 (18.18%) Spring
7 6 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (18.18%) Migration
7 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (18.18%) Product Management
7 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 6 (18.18%) Post-Production
7 6 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (18.18%) Open Source
7 6 (18.18%) NoSQL

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 6 (18.18%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (30.30%) 3G
3 9 (27.27%) Wireless
4 8 (24.24%) LTE
4 8 (24.24%) VoLTE
5 7 (21.21%) 5G
6 6 (18.18%) 2G
6 6 (18.18%) 4G
6 6 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (9.09%) WCDMA
8 2 (6.06%) GSM
8 2 (6.06%) HSPA
9 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.03%) MVNO
9 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Android Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
1 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 15 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.21%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) RAN Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Test Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Java Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) VoLTE Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Graduate
5 3 (9.09%) Graduate Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Field Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Optimisation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) OSS Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (18.18%) J2EE
1 6 (18.18%) Spring
2 1 (3.03%) ActiveX
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 6 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
1 6 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Requirements Management
2 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Open Source
2 6 (18.18%) Post-Production
2 6 (18.18%) Product Management
2 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.12%) Validation
4 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) Coaching
6 1 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.03%) eTOM
6 1 (3.03%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.03%) Network Design
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Service Design
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Apple Swift
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 26262
1 1 (3.03%) MISRA
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco
1 3 (9.09%) Huawei
1 3 (9.09%) Nokia
1 3 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (3.03%) Actix
2 1 (3.03%) Apple
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