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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 68 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing UMTS 3 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 1.54% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.70% 17.39% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £345 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £270 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
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South West

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
111 69 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.92% 8.83% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 32 39
Average daily rate £375 £278 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +38.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -55.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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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 26 January 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 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (78.57%) GSM
3 10 (71.43%) LTE
4 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 7 (50.00%) GPRS
5 6 (42.86%) WCDMA
5 6 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (35.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (35.71%) SLA
6 5 (35.71%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Electronics
7 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
7 4 (28.57%) Ericsson
7 4 (28.57%) ATM
7 4 (28.57%) SDH
7 4 (28.57%) SMS
7 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (28.57%) Line Management
7 4 (28.57%) WFM
7 4 (28.57%) Billing
7 4 (28.57%) RNC
8 3 (21.43%) GGSN
8 3 (21.43%) SGSN
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
8 3 (21.43%) 4G
8 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
8 3 (21.43%) ISEB
8 3 (21.43%) Migration
9 2 (14.29%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) GSM
2 10 (71.43%) LTE
3 7 (50.00%) GPRS
4 6 (42.86%) WCDMA
4 6 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (28.57%) ATM
5 4 (28.57%) SDH
5 4 (28.57%) SMS
5 4 (28.57%) RNC
5 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 3 (21.43%) GGSN
6 3 (21.43%) SGSN
6 3 (21.43%) 4G
6 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
7 1 (7.14%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) 3G
7 1 (7.14%) UTRAN
7 1 (7.14%) IPsec
7 1 (7.14%) 2G
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (35.71%) Electronics
3 4 (28.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Field Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) WFM
2 4 (28.57%) Line Management
3 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.14%) Anite
3 1 (7.14%) Huawei
3 1 (7.14%) HP
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