Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 761 863 823
Rank change year-on-year +102 -40 +73
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 88 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.033% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 6 14
UK median daily rate £413 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -12.22% +9.29%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £360
90th Percentile £504 £438 £627
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
UK median hourly rate - £30.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +74.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.35 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +73.44% -

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 11,759 13,835 13,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 13.28% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,229 8,501 7,860
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £203 £203
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 776 767
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -22.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -24.00%

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 21 July 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
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 21 July 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 +116 88 £413 +4.43% 5
UK excluding London +71 75 £400 - 5
South East +53 58 £425 +6.25% 4
East of England +27 16 £400 -
London +61 12 £475 -
South West - 1 £363 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 40 (45.45%) Wireless
2 32 (36.36%) C
3 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
4 30 (34.09%) Embedded C
5 29 (32.95%) Network Design
6 25 (28.41%) LTE
7 23 (26.14%) ZigBee
7 23 (26.14%) Secure Coding
7 23 (26.14%) MISRA
7 23 (26.14%) Firmware
7 23 (26.14%) Bluetooth
8 21 (23.86%) Degree
9 19 (21.59%) Ericsson
10 17 (19.32%) 4G
11 16 (18.18%) C++
12 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (13.64%) GPRS
13 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (13.64%) Configuration Management
13 12 (13.64%) Smart Meter
13 12 (13.64%) Smart Energy
14 11 (12.50%) 5G
14 11 (12.50%) Internet
15 10 (11.36%) Data Centre
15 10 (11.36%) Radio Access Network
15 10 (11.36%) Network Security
16 9 (10.23%) 3G
16 9 (10.23%) MPLS
16 9 (10.23%) CCIE
16 9 (10.23%) VPN

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 5 (5.68%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.41%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.68%) IaaS
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (45.45%) Wireless
2 25 (28.41%) LTE
3 23 (26.14%) Bluetooth
3 23 (26.14%) ZigBee
4 17 (19.32%) 4G
5 12 (13.64%) GPRS
6 11 (12.50%) 5G
6 11 (12.50%) Internet
7 10 (11.36%) Network Security
7 10 (11.36%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (10.23%) 3G
8 9 (10.23%) MPLS
8 9 (10.23%) VPN
9 8 (9.09%) DHCP
9 8 (9.09%) DNS
9 8 (9.09%) Ethernet
9 8 (9.09%) WAN
10 7 (7.95%) WCDMA
11 6 (6.82%) BGP
11 6 (6.82%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Maven
General
1 31 (35.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) Legal
2 4 (4.55%) Marketing
3 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Firmware Engineer
2 14 (15.91%) Architect
3 13 (14.77%) Developer
4 12 (13.64%) Design Engineer
5 11 (12.50%) Network Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Ericsson Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) RAN Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) C Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) C/C++ Developer
8 6 (6.82%) C++ Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Embedded C Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Embedded C Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Embedded Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Network Architect
8 6 (6.82%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Firmware Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Network Security Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) XML
2 1 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.14%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (1.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Smart Energy
1 12 (13.64%) Smart Meter
2 10 (11.36%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.95%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.55%) User Experience
6 3 (3.41%) Fibre Optics
6 3 (3.41%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Unix
2 3 (3.41%) Windows 2000
2 3 (3.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.95%) Network Design
2 23 (26.14%) Secure Coding
3 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.09%) High Availability
5 8 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 7 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.95%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (7.95%) Feature Driven Development
6 7 (7.95%) ITIL
6 7 (7.95%) Scrum
6 7 (7.95%) Service Management
6 7 (7.95%) TDD
7 6 (6.82%) Performance Improvement
7 6 (6.82%) Service Design
8 5 (5.68%) Analytics
8 5 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (5.68%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.68%) Low Latency
8 5 (5.68%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.36%) C
2 30 (34.09%) Embedded C
3 16 (18.18%) C++
4 1 (1.14%) AWK
4 1 (1.14%) Groovy
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Degree
2 12 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (10.23%) CCIE
4 5 (5.68%) CISM
4 5 (5.68%) CISSP
4 5 (5.68%) CRISC
5 4 (4.55%) HNC
5 4 (4.55%) HND
5 4 (4.55%) JNCIE
6 3 (3.41%) CCNP
6 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.14%) MISRA
2 8 (9.09%) GDPR
3 5 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.68%) NIST
3 5 (5.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (26.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Netcool
2 1 (1.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Ericsson
2 8 (9.09%) Huawei
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.68%) Nokia
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco
4 4 (4.55%) Juniper
4 4 (4.55%) Remedy
5 3 (3.41%) Extreme Networks
5 3 (3.41%) Sybase
6 2 (2.27%) EMC
6 2 (2.27%) Perforce
6 2 (2.27%) Veritas
7 1 (1.14%) Actix
7 1 (1.14%) BMC
7 1 (1.14%) Cadence
7 1 (1.14%) Empirix
7 1 (1.14%) HP
7 1 (1.14%) Motorola