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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 83 116 103
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Contract jobs citing UMTS 49 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.70% 0.46% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.73% 2.01% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £261 £260
% change year-on-year
-2.39% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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
728 647 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.29% 22.69% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 244 208
Average daily rate £300 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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
Newbury +13 24 £283 +61.42%
Reading -2 4 - -
Bracknell - - - -
UMTS
South East

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 59 (93.65%) GSM
2 46 (73.02%) Telecoms
3 36 (57.14%) Wireless
4 35 (55.56%) LTE
5 33 (52.38%) 4G
6 26 (41.27%) Ericsson
7 25 (39.68%) GPRS
8 24 (38.10%) WiMAX
9 23 (36.51%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (34.92%) Radio Access Network
10 22 (34.92%) 3G
11 21 (33.33%) SDH
12 19 (30.16%) C
12 19 (30.16%) VoLTE
13 17 (26.98%) GPON
13 17 (26.98%) HSPA
13 17 (26.98%) Network Planning
13 17 (26.98%) CDMA2000
13 17 (26.98%) MPLS
13 17 (26.98%) DSL
14 16 (25.40%) Huawei
15 12 (19.05%) Project Management
15 12 (19.05%) SLA
16 10 (15.87%) 2G
17 9 (14.29%) 3GPP
17 9 (14.29%) CDMA
18 8 (12.70%) ISEB
18 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
18 8 (12.70%) Logistics
18 8 (12.70%) HP Quality Center

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 59 (93.65%) GSM
2 36 (57.14%) Wireless
3 35 (55.56%) LTE
4 33 (52.38%) 4G
5 25 (39.68%) GPRS
6 24 (38.10%) WiMAX
7 23 (36.51%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (34.92%) 3G
8 22 (34.92%) Radio Access Network
9 21 (33.33%) SDH
10 19 (30.16%) VoLTE
11 17 (26.98%) CDMA2000
11 17 (26.98%) MPLS
11 17 (26.98%) DSL
11 17 (26.98%) HSPA
11 17 (26.98%) GPON
12 10 (15.87%) 2G
13 9 (14.29%) CDMA
13 9 (14.29%) 3GPP
14 7 (11.11%) RNC
General
1 46 (73.02%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (9.52%) Test Engineer
2 3 (4.76%) Analyst
2 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
2 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) Coordinator
3 2 (3.17%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (3.17%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) RF Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) Ericsson Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) RF Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (3.17%) Tester
4 1 (1.59%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (1.59%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (1.59%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (1.59%) Project Controller
4 1 (1.59%) Microwave Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.17%) Handset
1 2 (3.17%) Statistics
1 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) UNIX
3 1 (1.59%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Network Planning
2 12 (19.05%) Project Management
3 8 (12.70%) Logistics
3 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
4 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 6 (9.52%) UML
4 6 (9.52%) OO
4 6 (9.52%) OOD
5 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.76%) System Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Network Design
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.17%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.59%) Change Management
8 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.59%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) C
2 6 (9.52%) C++
3 5 (7.94%) Embedded C
3 5 (7.94%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.59%) Perl
4 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) ISEB
2 5 (7.94%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.59%) HNC
4 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Ericsson
2 16 (25.40%) Huawei
3 7 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (7.94%) Nokia
4 5 (7.94%) HP
5 3 (4.76%) SAP
5 3 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (4.76%) Actix
6 2 (3.17%) Cramer
7 1 (1.59%) NetHawk
7 1 (1.59%) Sybase
7 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.59%) Nortel