Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 889 841
Rank change year-on-year +62 -48 -31
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 51 5 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.005% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.030% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 29
UK median daily rate £325 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.85% +1.38% -11.11%
10th Percentile £220 £208 £300
90th Percentile £513 £426 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £412 £400
% change year-on-year -30.78% +2.94% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
UK median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 14144 16517 15992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.59% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9972 9242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 842 1032
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 17 November 2017.

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
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 17 November 2017. 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 +64 51 £325 -19.85% 2
UK excluding London +69 42 £285 -30.78% 2
South East +24 20 £220 -
East of England - 18 £285 -
London +3 9 £475 +171.43%
South West +5 4 £410 -0.43% 2

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 31 (60.78%) Telecoms
2 28 (54.90%) LTE
3 22 (43.14%) Wireless
4 17 (33.33%) C
5 16 (31.37%) Embedded C
6 13 (25.49%) Radio Access Network
7 12 (23.53%) Unix
8 11 (21.57%) Service Delivery
8 11 (21.57%) VoLTE
8 11 (21.57%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (19.61%) C++
9 10 (19.61%) Degree
10 9 (17.65%) NAS
10 9 (17.65%) GSM
10 9 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (15.69%) VoWiFi
11 8 (15.69%) 5G
11 8 (15.69%) Java
11 8 (15.69%) SQL
11 8 (15.69%) 3G
11 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
11 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
11 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (15.69%) TDD
12 7 (13.73%) Billing
12 7 (13.73%) VHDL
12 7 (13.73%) Feature Driven Development
12 7 (13.73%) Scrum
12 7 (13.73%) WCDMA
12 7 (13.73%) Embedded C++

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 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) Heroku
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (54.90%) LTE
2 22 (43.14%) Wireless
3 13 (25.49%) Radio Access Network
4 11 (21.57%) Diameter Protocol
4 11 (21.57%) VoLTE
5 9 (17.65%) GSM
5 9 (17.65%) NAS
6 8 (15.69%) 3G
6 8 (15.69%) 5G
6 8 (15.69%) VoWiFi
7 7 (13.73%) WCDMA
8 6 (11.76%) GPRS
8 6 (11.76%) SIGTRAN
8 6 (11.76%) UMTS
9 5 (9.80%) 4G
9 5 (9.80%) ATM
9 5 (9.80%) CDMA
9 5 (9.80%) ISDN
9 5 (9.80%) PSTN
10 3 (5.88%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Android Studio
1 2 (3.92%) Xcode
General
1 31 (60.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.73%) Billing
3 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Publishing
5 1 (1.96%) Games
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Software Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Architect
2 7 (13.73%) DSP Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Senior DSP Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Core Network Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Java Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Designer
7 2 (3.92%) Applications Architect
7 2 (3.92%) C/C++ Developer
7 2 (3.92%) C/C++ Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Telecoms Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (11.76%) J2EE
1 6 (11.76%) Spring
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Algorithms
1 7 (13.73%) VHDL
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Unix
2 6 (11.76%) Linux
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 2000
3 5 (9.80%) Windows NT
4 2 (3.92%) Android
4 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Service Delivery
2 9 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
3 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
3 8 (15.69%) TDD
4 7 (13.73%) Digital Signal Processing
4 7 (13.73%) Feature Driven Development
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) Signal Processing
5 6 (11.76%) Migration
5 6 (11.76%) Open Source
5 6 (11.76%) Post-Production
5 6 (11.76%) Product Management
5 6 (11.76%) Requirements Management
6 5 (9.80%) Coaching
7 4 (7.84%) Service Design
7 4 (7.84%) Validation
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) C
2 16 (31.37%) Embedded C
3 10 (19.61%) C++
4 8 (15.69%) Java
4 8 (15.69%) SQL
5 7 (13.73%) Embedded C++
6 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.92%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) VB
8 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) CCNA
2 5 (9.80%) CCNP
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.92%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Huawei
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Sybase
3 2 (3.92%) Apple
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco
3 2 (3.92%) Juniper
4 1 (1.96%) Agilent
4 1 (1.96%) Brocade
4 1 (1.96%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) NetScout
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Sandvine