Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 8 August 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 370 571 635
Rank change year-on-year +201 +64 -37
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 6 11 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.027% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.26% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
England median daily rate £325 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -23.53% +8.97% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £50.53
10th Percentile £53.50 - £45.10
90th Percentile £56.50 - £55.37
England median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,683 4,153 5,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.01% 10.38% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 2,779 3,889
Median daily rate £453 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £213 £206
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 110 161
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.87% +18.35% +8.11%

3GPP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for 3GPP in London

3GPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for 3GPP in London

3GPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for 3GPP in London

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the London region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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
Central London +132 2 - - 1
3GPP
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 5 (83.33%) 5G
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) Validation
3 3 (50.00%) FCAPS
3 3 (50.00%) PKI
3 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Cloud Native
3 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 2 (33.33%) LTE
4 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) 2G
4 2 (33.33%) 3G
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) GSM
5 1 (16.67%) UMTS
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) CA
5 1 (16.67%) Replication
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (16.67%) Smartphone

3GPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) 5G
2 3 (50.00%) 4G
2 3 (50.00%) FCAPS
3 2 (33.33%) 2G
3 2 (33.33%) 3G
3 2 (33.33%) LTE
3 2 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) GSM
4 1 (16.67%) MIMO
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OpenFlow
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) UMTS
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Security Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Native
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) API Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA