Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 834 887
Rank change year-on-year -12 +53 -31
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 52 52 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.050% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.37% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 3
UK median daily rate £390 £358 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -11.84% +2.66%
10th Percentile £280 £220 £208
90th Percentile £430 £513 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £285 £412
% change year-on-year +36.84% -30.78% +6.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 13,680 14,028 16,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 13.62% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,227 8,557 9,829
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £184 £215
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 750 827
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £19.32 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -14.16% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.35 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +8 52 £390 +9.09% 10
UK excluding London -16 46 £390 +36.84% 10
South East +7 34 £390 +43.12% 3
East of England +6 11 £331 +16.23% 4
London -9 6 - - 1
South West -30 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 35 (67.31%) LTE
2 32 (61.54%) Telecoms
3 26 (50.00%) Wireless
3 26 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (48.08%) 5G
5 20 (38.46%) GSM
6 18 (34.62%) Degree
7 16 (30.77%) UMTS
8 14 (26.92%) 4G
9 13 (25.00%) VoLTE
9 13 (25.00%) Huawei
10 12 (23.08%) Algorithms
11 11 (21.15%) Capacity Management
11 11 (21.15%) Customer-Centricity
11 11 (21.15%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (21.15%) Python
11 11 (21.15%) C
12 10 (19.23%) Mapinfo
12 10 (19.23%) Actix
12 10 (19.23%) Network Planning
12 10 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
13 9 (17.31%) Performance Engineering
14 8 (15.38%) Samsung
15 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
15 7 (13.46%) C++
16 6 (11.54%) 3G
16 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
16 6 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (11.54%) Smart Manufacturing
17 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (67.31%) LTE
2 26 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 26 (50.00%) Wireless
3 25 (48.08%) 5G
4 20 (38.46%) GSM
5 16 (30.77%) UMTS
6 14 (26.92%) 4G
7 13 (25.00%) VoLTE
8 6 (11.54%) 3G
9 5 (9.62%) 2G
9 5 (9.62%) Bluetooth
10 4 (7.69%) DNS
10 4 (7.69%) WCDMA
10 4 (7.69%) Wireshark
11 3 (5.77%) MIMO
11 3 (5.77%) NAS
11 3 (5.77%) Network Security
11 3 (5.77%) NFC
11 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
11 3 (5.77%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) ClearCase
3 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.85%) ClearQuest
4 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.85%) JIRA
4 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Automotive
2 3 (5.77%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Avionics
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Consultant
2 8 (15.38%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Radio Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) RF Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Protocol Stack Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) GSM Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Tester
6 2 (3.85%) UMTS Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Senior Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Algorithms
2 6 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Replication
5 2 (3.85%) Smart Energy
5 2 (3.85%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.85%) Social Media
6 1 (1.92%) ASIC
6 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Capacity Management
1 11 (21.15%) Customer-Centricity
2 10 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (19.23%) Network Planning
3 9 (17.31%) Performance Engineering
4 6 (11.54%) Smart Manufacturing
4 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (9.62%) Signal Processing
5 5 (9.62%) Validation
6 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.77%) Digital Signal Processing
8 2 (3.85%) API Integration
8 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.85%) Mobile Optimisation
8 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.85%) Network Optimisation
8 2 (3.85%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) C
1 11 (21.15%) Python
2 7 (13.46%) C++
3 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
4 4 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.85%) AWK
6 2 (3.85%) R
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.92%) Java
7 1 (1.92%) SQL
7 1 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PhD
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Firmware
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Iperf
2 1 (1.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Huawei
2 10 (19.23%) Actix
2 10 (19.23%) Mapinfo
3 8 (15.38%) Samsung
4 4 (7.69%) Perforce
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) VMware
7 1 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Keysight
7 1 (1.92%) Nokia
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy