The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 113 96 65
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -31
Contract jobs citing UMTS 15 43 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 1.63% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 6.27% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 13
Average daily rate
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£310 £235 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £78.75 £35.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+121.83% -18.85%
UMTS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 686 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.59% 26.03% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 216 236
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +27.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UMTS across the Berkshire region.

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the Berkshire region.

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 6 £310 +40.11%
Slough - - - - 3
Bracknell - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
UMTS
South East

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing UMTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UMTS.

1 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
2 22 (56.41%) GSM
3 19 (48.72%) Degree
4 18 (46.15%) LTE
5 16 (41.03%) 3G
6 11 (28.21%) 4G
7 10 (25.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 10 (25.64%) GPRS
8 9 (23.08%) Nokia
9 8 (20.51%) Marketing
9 8 (20.51%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (17.95%) Network Architecture
10 7 (17.95%) Smart Meter
10 7 (17.95%) VoLTE
10 7 (17.95%) 2G
10 7 (17.95%) 3GPP
11 6 (15.38%) HTTP
11 6 (15.38%) SLA
11 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
11 6 (15.38%) Project Management
11 6 (15.38%) Wireless
11 6 (15.38%) Network Design
12 5 (12.82%) Huawei
12 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (12.82%) Cisco
12 5 (12.82%) IPv6
12 5 (12.82%) HP
12 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (12.82%) HSPA
13 4 (10.26%) UNIX

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing UMTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UMTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (56.41%) GSM
2 18 (46.15%) LTE
3 16 (41.03%) 3G
4 11 (28.21%) 4G
5 10 (25.64%) GPRS
6 8 (20.51%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (17.95%) VoLTE
7 7 (17.95%) 2G
7 7 (17.95%) 3GPP
8 6 (15.38%) HTTP
8 6 (15.38%) Wireless
9 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (12.82%) IPv6
9 5 (12.82%) HSPA
10 4 (10.26%) WiMAX
10 4 (10.26%) ISUP
11 3 (7.69%) SCCP
11 3 (7.69%) INAP
11 3 (7.69%) DAB
11 3 (7.69%) Parlay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MS Access
1 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.51%) Marketing
3 4 (10.26%) Electronics
4 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Test Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) 3G Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) RF Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Radio Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Network Designer
3 4 (10.26%) Design Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Designer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior 3G Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Performance Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) WML
1 3 (7.69%) XML
1 3 (7.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Smart Meter
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) DTV
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Handset
4 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Network Architecture
2 6 (15.38%) Project Management
2 6 (15.38%) Network Design
3 4 (10.26%) Network Planning
3 4 (10.26%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.69%) Validation
4 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) V-Model
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
1 3 (7.69%) VBA
2 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CNA
3 2 (5.13%) Novell Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CCIE
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) HNC
4 1 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
2 4 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Firmware
2 1 (2.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (23.08%) Nokia
3 6 (15.38%) Ericsson
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) HP
4 5 (12.82%) Huawei
5 2 (5.13%) Radware
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) Redback
6 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.56%) Nortel
6 1 (2.56%) Cramer
6 1 (2.56%) Agilent
6 1 (2.56%) Actix
6 1 (2.56%) Siemens
6 1 (2.56%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
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