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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 93 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing UMTS 26 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 3.73% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 10
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£225 £255 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £223 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £271 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £263 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -14.08%
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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

UMTS Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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
Newbury +10 12 £310 - 3
Slough -1 7 £225 -4.25% 1
Reading -4 3 £125 - 1
UMTS
South East

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 63 (88.73%) GSM
2 49 (69.01%) Telecoms
3 46 (64.79%) LTE
4 37 (52.11%) Wireless
4 37 (52.11%) GPRS
5 31 (43.66%) 4G
6 27 (38.03%) VoLTE
7 26 (36.62%) 3G
8 24 (33.80%) WiMAX
9 23 (32.39%) Ericsson
9 23 (32.39%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (28.17%) C
11 18 (25.35%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (25.35%) Radio Access Network
12 17 (23.94%) HSPA
13 16 (22.54%) HP
14 15 (21.13%) SDH
14 15 (21.13%) Wireshark
14 15 (21.13%) Network Planning
15 14 (19.72%) RNC
15 14 (19.72%) CDMA2000
15 14 (19.72%) MPLS
15 14 (19.72%) DSL
15 14 (19.72%) GPON
16 12 (16.90%) Huawei
16 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
17 11 (15.49%) Test Management
17 11 (15.49%) Requirements Analysis
17 11 (15.49%) Validation
17 11 (15.49%) SLA

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (2.82%) MS Office
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 63 (88.73%) GSM
2 46 (64.79%) LTE
3 37 (52.11%) GPRS
3 37 (52.11%) Wireless
4 31 (43.66%) 4G
5 27 (38.03%) VoLTE
6 26 (36.62%) 3G
7 24 (33.80%) WiMAX
8 23 (32.39%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (25.35%) Radio Access Network
10 17 (23.94%) HSPA
11 15 (21.13%) Wireshark
11 15 (21.13%) SDH
12 14 (19.72%) RNC
12 14 (19.72%) CDMA2000
12 14 (19.72%) MPLS
12 14 (19.72%) DSL
12 14 (19.72%) GPON
13 11 (15.49%) 3GPP
14 10 (14.08%) IPv6
General
1 49 (69.01%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
3 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Tester
2 11 (15.49%) Technical Tester
3 6 (8.45%) Test Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) RF Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (2.82%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Coordinator
6 2 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (1.41%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (1.41%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (1.41%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.41%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.41%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Handset
1 4 (5.63%) Statistics
1 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) UNIX
3 3 (4.23%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Solaris
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Network Planning
2 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
3 11 (15.49%) Test Planning
3 11 (15.49%) Test Management
3 11 (15.49%) Requirements Analysis
3 11 (15.49%) Validation
4 9 (12.68%) OO
4 9 (12.68%) OOD
5 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.27%) UML
5 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
6 7 (9.86%) Project Management
6 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.63%) Logistics
8 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.23%) Supplier Management
8 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.82%) ERP
9 2 (2.82%) Network Design
9 2 (2.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) C
2 9 (12.68%) C++
3 6 (8.45%) Embedded C
3 6 (8.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) ISEB
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.41%) HNC
4 1 (1.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) NDS
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.82%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Ericsson
2 16 (22.54%) HP
3 12 (16.90%) Huawei
4 8 (11.27%) Nokia
5 5 (7.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (4.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (4.23%) Actix
7 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.41%) Nortel
7 1 (1.41%) Sybase
7 1 (1.41%) SAP
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
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