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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
UK
Rank 587 624 600
Rank change year-on-year +37 -24  
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 22 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.032% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £375 £500 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +65.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £303
% change year-on-year -3.22% +28.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - £39.00

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

3GPP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3GPP in the UK

3GPP
Top 11 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 3 months to 26 March 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
England +44 21 £375 -26.82% 5
South East +27 16 £575 +9.52%
Berkshire +31 8 - -
Hampshire +6 6 £575 +9.52%
London +32 3 - - 4
Reading +19 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Bristol - 2 £369 -
South West - 2 £369 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 11 (47.83%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (39.13%) VoLTE
4 8 (34.78%) LTE
5 7 (30.43%) 3G
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) Validation
7 4 (17.39%) Nokia
7 4 (17.39%) Nokia Networks
7 4 (17.39%) 4G
8 3 (13.04%) Wireless
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco
8 3 (13.04%) Java
8 3 (13.04%) Billing
8 3 (13.04%) Huawei
8 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
9 2 (8.70%) Spring
9 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (8.70%) 2G
9 2 (8.70%) Migration
9 2 (8.70%) SQL
9 2 (8.70%) J2EE
9 2 (8.70%) WCDMA
9 2 (8.70%) Unix
9 2 (8.70%) Linux
9 2 (8.70%) Apache
9 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery

3GPP
Top Related 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 (8.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (39.13%) VoLTE
3 8 (34.78%) LTE
4 7 (30.43%) 3G
5 4 (17.39%) 4G
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) 2G
7 2 (8.70%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (8.70%) WCDMA
8 1 (4.35%) 5G
8 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.35%) GSM
8 1 (4.35%) HSPA
8 1 (4.35%) MVNO
8 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.35%) UMTS
8 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Android Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) RAN Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) VoLTE Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Field Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Graduate
4 3 (13.04%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Field Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) DSP Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) ActiveX
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) ASIC
2 1 (4.35%) Verilog
2 1 (4.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Validation
2 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Post-Production
3 2 (8.70%) Product Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Design
4 1 (4.35%) Signal Processing
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO26262
1 1 (4.35%) MISRA
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Nokia
1 4 (17.39%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) Apple