Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 857 834 882
Rank change year-on-year -23 +48 -72
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 34 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.039% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 6
UK median daily rate £390 £450 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.29% +17.64%
10th Percentile £321 £359 £206
90th Percentile £438 £639 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £450 £412
% change year-on-year -12.22% +9.29% +32.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
UK median hourly rate £30.21 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.60% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.21 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year +72.60% - -

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 13,738 12,976 16,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.24% 13.67% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,437 7,819 10,229
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 759 764 791
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.57 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +18.34%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -23 34 £390 -13.33% 12
UK excluding London -26 32 £395 -12.22% 10
South East -21 29 £395 -22.93% 6
West Midlands - 3 - -
Midlands - 3 - -
London -51 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 22 (64.71%) LTE
2 20 (58.82%) 5G
3 17 (50.00%) GSM
3 17 (50.00%) UMTS
4 16 (47.06%) Degree
5 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
6 14 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
7 12 (35.29%) VoLTE
8 11 (32.35%) Customer Requirements
8 11 (32.35%) Network Planning
9 10 (29.41%) Huawei
9 10 (29.41%) Wireless
10 9 (26.47%) Capacity Management
11 8 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
11 8 (23.53%) Algorithms
11 8 (23.53%) Mapinfo
11 8 (23.53%) C
11 8 (23.53%) Actix
12 7 (20.59%) 4G
13 6 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (17.65%) Bluetooth
13 6 (17.65%) 3G
13 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (14.71%) Samsung
14 5 (14.71%) VxWorks
14 5 (14.71%) PhD
14 5 (14.71%) C++
14 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
14 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
14 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server

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 (2.94%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) LTE
2 20 (58.82%) 5G
3 17 (50.00%) GSM
3 17 (50.00%) UMTS
4 14 (41.18%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (35.29%) VoLTE
6 10 (29.41%) Wireless
7 7 (20.59%) 4G
8 6 (17.65%) 3G
8 6 (17.65%) Bluetooth
9 4 (11.76%) Firewall
9 4 (11.76%) GPRS
9 4 (11.76%) NFC
9 4 (11.76%) VoWiFi
9 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (11.76%) WiMAX
10 3 (8.82%) 802.11
10 3 (8.82%) CDMA
10 3 (8.82%) Internet
10 3 (8.82%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.71%) Mercurial
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Games
3 3 (8.82%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Radio Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Wireless Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) RF Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Core Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) GSM Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) UMTS Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 4G Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) C/C++ Developer
6 1 (2.94%) C/C++ Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Protocol Stack Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Algorithms
2 6 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Infotainment
4 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (8.82%) User Experience
5 2 (5.88%) Smart Energy
5 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.94%) ASIC
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.94%) Handset
6 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) VxWorks
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Customer Requirements
1 11 (32.35%) Network Planning
2 9 (26.47%) Capacity Management
3 8 (23.53%) Performance Engineering
4 6 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (8.82%) Operations Management
7 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) Security Operations
7 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Signal Processing
7 3 (8.82%) Threat Modelling
7 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.88%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (5.88%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) C
2 5 (14.71%) C++
3 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
4 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) AWK
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) PhD
3 4 (11.76%) Master's Degree
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
6 1 (2.94%) ISEB
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Huawei
2 8 (23.53%) Actix
2 8 (23.53%) Mapinfo
3 5 (14.71%) Samsung
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) Sybase
6 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.94%) Nokia
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) VMware