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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 98 94 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs citing UMTS 22 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 1.38% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 5.14% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 11
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£255 £233 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £260 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £250 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%
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
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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 +3 6 £235 +17.50%
Reading -2 6 £310 +33.33% 3
Newbury - - - - 2
UMTS
South East

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (60.98%) Telecoms
2 23 (56.10%) LTE
3 20 (48.78%) GSM
4 18 (43.90%) Degree
5 17 (41.46%) 3G
6 15 (36.59%) GPRS
7 12 (29.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 12 (29.27%) 4G
8 11 (26.83%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (24.39%) Cisco
10 9 (21.95%) Ericsson
10 9 (21.95%) IPv6
10 9 (21.95%) Huawei
10 9 (21.95%) HSPA
11 8 (19.51%) Network Architecture
11 8 (19.51%) 2G
11 8 (19.51%) Firewall
11 8 (19.51%) Nokia
11 8 (19.51%) MPLS
12 7 (17.07%) Internet
12 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
12 7 (17.07%) VPN
12 7 (17.07%) DNS
12 7 (17.07%) 3GPP
12 7 (17.07%) Ethernet
12 7 (17.07%) ATM
12 7 (17.07%) IPsec
12 7 (17.07%) Smart Meter
12 7 (17.07%) VoLTE

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Project
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (56.10%) LTE
2 20 (48.78%) GSM
3 17 (41.46%) 3G
4 15 (36.59%) GPRS
5 12 (29.27%) 4G
6 11 (26.83%) Radio Access Network
7 9 (21.95%) IPv6
7 9 (21.95%) HSPA
8 8 (19.51%) 2G
8 8 (19.51%) Firewall
8 8 (19.51%) MPLS
9 7 (17.07%) Internet
9 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
9 7 (17.07%) VPN
9 7 (17.07%) DNS
9 7 (17.07%) 3GPP
9 7 (17.07%) Ethernet
9 7 (17.07%) ATM
9 7 (17.07%) IPsec
9 7 (17.07%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MS Access
1 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
General
1 25 (60.98%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Marketing
3 4 (9.76%) Electronics
4 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Test Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Network Designer
2 5 (12.20%) Designer
3 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Design Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) 3G Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) RF Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) IP Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Performance Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) RF Test Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior 3G Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Provisioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) WML
1 3 (7.32%) XML
1 3 (7.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Statistics
2 2 (4.88%) DTV
2 2 (4.88%) Firmware
3 1 (2.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Network Architecture
2 6 (14.63%) Network Design
2 6 (14.63%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Network Planning
4 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.32%) Validation
4 3 (7.32%) Time Management
5 2 (4.88%) V-Model
5 2 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.88%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
1 3 (7.32%) VBA
2 2 (4.88%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Degree
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.76%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) CNA
4 2 (4.88%) Novell Certification
4 2 (4.88%) PMP
4 2 (4.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCA
5 1 (2.44%) CCIP
5 1 (2.44%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) Ericsson
3 9 (21.95%) Huawei
4 8 (19.51%) Nokia
5 6 (14.63%) Juniper
6 5 (12.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 5 (12.20%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) Cramer
7 2 (4.88%) Redback
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.88%) SAP
7 2 (4.88%) Radware
8 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Mapinfo
8 1 (2.44%) Siemens
8 1 (2.44%) Agilent
8 1 (2.44%) Actix