The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 96 100 68
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -32
Contract jobs citing UMTS 24 26 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.96% 1.07% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 3.94% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 13
Average daily rate
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£255 £246 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +4.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £314 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £162.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +339.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-18.66% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
638 660 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.46% 27.05% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 224 208
Average daily rate £325 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
UMTS
South East

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 29 July 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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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
Slough +5 10 £235 +44.61%
Reading +5 5 - - 7
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
UMTS
South East

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (69.44%) Telecoms
2 18 (50.00%) GPRS
3 17 (47.22%) GSM
4 16 (44.44%) LTE
5 15 (41.67%) 3G
6 14 (38.89%) Degree
7 10 (27.78%) Huawei
7 10 (27.78%) 2G
7 10 (27.78%) Cisco
7 10 (27.78%) ATM
8 9 (25.00%) IPv6
8 9 (25.00%) HSPA
8 9 (25.00%) 4G
9 8 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (22.22%) Firewall
9 8 (22.22%) MPLS
10 7 (19.44%) Internet
10 7 (19.44%) IPsec
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
10 7 (19.44%) VPN
10 7 (19.44%) DNS
10 7 (19.44%) Ericsson
10 7 (19.44%) 3GPP
10 7 (19.44%) Ethernet
10 7 (19.44%) Network Architecture
10 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
11 6 (16.67%) SDH
11 6 (16.67%) Juniper

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (2.78%) MS Project
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) GPRS
2 17 (47.22%) GSM
3 16 (44.44%) LTE
4 15 (41.67%) 3G
5 10 (27.78%) ATM
5 10 (27.78%) 2G
6 9 (25.00%) 4G
6 9 (25.00%) HSPA
6 9 (25.00%) IPv6
7 8 (22.22%) MPLS
7 8 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (22.22%) Firewall
8 7 (19.44%) IPsec
8 7 (19.44%) Internet
8 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
8 7 (19.44%) VPN
8 7 (19.44%) DNS
8 7 (19.44%) 3GPP
8 7 (19.44%) Ethernet
9 6 (16.67%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MS Access
1 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 25 (69.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Marketing
3 4 (11.11%) Electronics
4 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Designer
2 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) RF Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) IP Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Performance Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) RF Test Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior 3G Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Provisioning Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) WML
1 3 (8.33%) XML
1 3 (8.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (5.56%) Firmware
2 2 (5.56%) DTV
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Network Architecture
2 5 (13.89%) Project Management
2 5 (13.89%) Network Design
3 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Time Management
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.56%) V-Model
5 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.78%) ITSM
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
1 3 (8.33%) VBA
2 2 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Degree
2 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.11%) CCIE
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB
4 2 (5.56%) CNA
4 2 (5.56%) Novell Certification
4 2 (5.56%) PMP
4 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CCDE
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CCA
5 1 (2.78%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco
1 10 (27.78%) Huawei
2 8 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (19.44%) Ericsson
4 6 (16.67%) Juniper
5 5 (13.89%) HP
6 4 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (8.33%) Nokia
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.56%) SAP
8 2 (5.56%) Radware
8 2 (5.56%) Cramer
8 2 (5.56%) Redback
9 1 (2.78%) Agilent
9 1 (2.78%) Actix
9 1 (2.78%) Sybase
9 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
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