Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 814 903
Rank change year-on-year -44 +89 -71
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 32 48 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.049% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.36% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 3
UK median daily rate £395 £395 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.59% +2.66%
10th Percentile £363 £220 £208
90th Percentile £428 £516 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £412
% change year-on-year +18.52% -18.03% +26.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 13,510 13,455 16,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.63% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,199 8,152 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 716 739 832
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.96 £11.52
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.78% -26.00% +23.85%

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 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -28 32 £395 - 13
UK excluding London -45 26 £400 +18.52% 12
South East -9 22 £395 +17.04% 5
London -30 5 - - 1
East of England -18 3 £413 +44.74% 6
South West -11 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 24 (75.00%) LTE
2 22 (68.75%) Radio Access Network
3 17 (53.13%) GSM
3 17 (53.13%) 5G
4 16 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 16 (50.00%) Degree
5 15 (46.88%) UMTS
6 11 (34.38%) Wireless
7 10 (31.25%) 4G
7 10 (31.25%) VoLTE
8 9 (28.13%) Performance Engineering
8 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
8 9 (28.13%) Huawei
8 9 (28.13%) Capacity Management
9 8 (25.00%) Actix
9 8 (25.00%) Network Planning
9 8 (25.00%) Mapinfo
9 8 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (21.88%) C
11 6 (18.75%) Python
11 6 (18.75%) Samsung
12 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (15.63%) Bluetooth
12 5 (15.63%) 3G
12 5 (15.63%) 2G
13 4 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (12.50%) Validation
13 4 (12.50%) Linux
13 4 (12.50%) Firmware
13 4 (12.50%) DNS

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 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) LTE
2 22 (68.75%) Radio Access Network
3 17 (53.13%) 5G
3 17 (53.13%) GSM
4 15 (46.88%) UMTS
5 11 (34.38%) Wireless
6 10 (31.25%) 4G
6 10 (31.25%) VoLTE
7 5 (15.63%) 2G
7 5 (15.63%) 3G
7 5 (15.63%) Bluetooth
8 4 (12.50%) DNS
9 3 (9.38%) NFC
9 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (9.38%) WiMAX
9 3 (9.38%) Wireshark
10 2 (6.25%) Firewall
10 2 (6.25%) GGSN
10 2 (6.25%) SGSN
10 2 (6.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) Mercurial
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Avionics
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Radio Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) RF Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) LTE Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) GSM Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) UMTS Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Protocol Stack Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Algorithms
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Smart Energy
3 2 (6.25%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.13%) ASIC
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Capacity Management
1 9 (28.13%) Performance Engineering
2 8 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (25.00%) Network Planning
3 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.50%) Validation
5 3 (9.38%) Signal Processing
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) API Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Fault Management
6 2 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Mobile Optimisation
6 2 (6.25%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Secure Coding
6 2 (6.25%) Statistics
6 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C
2 6 (18.75%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) C++
3 3 (9.38%) Embedded C
3 3 (9.38%) MATLAB
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
4 2 (6.25%) AWK
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) PhD
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Firmware
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Iperf
2 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Huawei
2 8 (25.00%) Actix
2 8 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 6 (18.75%) Samsung
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.13%) Cognizant
6 1 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (3.13%) Keysight
6 1 (3.13%) Nokia
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy