Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 January 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 830 818 863
Rank change year-on-year -12 +45 -25
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 43 50 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.050% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.37% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 0
UK median daily rate £400 £285 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.35% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £285 -
% change year-on-year +40.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,673 13,428 14,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.40% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,634 8,298 8,847
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 680 753
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.28% -16.11% +6.50%

3GPP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 3GPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3GPP over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3GPP over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
England -15 43 £400 +40.35% 13
UK excluding London -28 38 £400 +40.35% 12
East of England -2 18 £331 +16.23% 6
South East -15 18 £400 +53.85% 4
London -3 5 - - 1
South West -29 2 £363 -7.05% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 31 (72.09%) Telecoms
2 27 (62.79%) LTE
3 23 (53.49%) Wireless
4 17 (39.53%) 5G
5 15 (34.88%) 4G
6 13 (30.23%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (25.58%) C
8 10 (23.26%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (23.26%) Customer-Centricity
9 9 (20.93%) Degree
9 9 (20.93%) C++
9 9 (20.93%) Python
10 8 (18.60%) 3G
11 7 (16.28%) GSM
11 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
12 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
12 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
12 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
12 6 (13.95%) Smart Manufacturing
13 5 (11.63%) Signal Processing
13 5 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (11.63%) VoLTE
13 5 (11.63%) Algorithms
13 5 (11.63%) UTRAN
13 5 (11.63%) Perforce
13 5 (11.63%) Linux
13 5 (11.63%) Embedded C
13 5 (11.63%) WCDMA
13 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
13 5 (11.63%) Huawei

3GPP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (62.79%) LTE
2 23 (53.49%) Wireless
3 17 (39.53%) 5G
4 15 (34.88%) 4G
5 13 (30.23%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (18.60%) 3G
7 7 (16.28%) GSM
8 5 (11.63%) UTRAN
8 5 (11.63%) VoLTE
8 5 (11.63%) WCDMA
9 4 (9.30%) 2G
9 4 (9.30%) NAS
9 4 (9.30%) UMTS
10 3 (6.98%) Network Security
10 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
10 3 (6.98%) Wireshark
11 2 (4.65%) DNS
11 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
11 2 (4.65%) Internet
11 2 (4.65%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) ClearQuest
3 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (72.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Aerospace
2 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Avionics
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Protocol Stack Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Field Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Field Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Designer
5 1 (2.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Algorithms
1 5 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.65%) Social Media
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Customer-Centricity
2 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.95%) Smart Manufacturing
3 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.63%) Signal Processing
5 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Digital Signal Processing
6 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.98%) Validation
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.65%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.65%) OO
7 2 (4.65%) OOP
7 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) C
2 9 (20.93%) C++
2 9 (20.93%) Python
3 6 (13.95%) MATLAB
4 5 (11.63%) Embedded C
5 4 (9.30%) Assembly Language
6 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.98%) R
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.65%) Java
7 2 (4.65%) SQL
8 1 (2.33%) AWK
8 1 (2.33%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) VB
8 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Iperf
1 1 (2.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Huawei
1 5 (11.63%) Perforce
2 3 (6.98%) Ericsson
2 3 (6.98%) Samsung
3 2 (4.65%) Actix
3 2 (4.65%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) VMware