The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 64 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing UMTS 7 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.82% 1.42% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.83% 15.19% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £310 £260
% change year-on-year
-16.93% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
120 79 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.07% 9.33% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 42
Average daily rate £360 £370 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.13 £11.55 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.92% -46.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £19.80 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) GSM
3 5 (55.56%) LTE
4 4 (44.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (44.44%) Line Management
4 4 (44.44%) SDH
4 4 (44.44%) ATM
4 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 4 (44.44%) SLA
4 4 (44.44%) Ericsson
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) RNC
4 4 (44.44%) WFM
5 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) GGSN
6 2 (22.22%) SGSN
6 2 (22.22%) Billing
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) 2G
7 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Test Management
7 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
7 1 (11.11%) Agilent
7 1 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office
7 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) GSM
2 5 (55.56%) LTE
3 4 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (44.44%) RNC
3 4 (44.44%) SDH
3 4 (44.44%) ATM
3 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 2 (22.22%) GGSN
5 2 (22.22%) SGSN
6 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 1 (11.11%) 4G
6 1 (11.11%) WCDMA
6 1 (11.11%) 3G
6 1 (11.11%) 2G
6 1 (11.11%) GPRS
6 1 (11.11%) SMS
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Field Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) WFM
1 4 (44.44%) Line Management
2 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Ericsson
1 4 (44.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
2 1 (11.11%) Agilent