The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 62 46 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing UMTS 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.82% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 1.54% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
96 65 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.06% 13.49% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 48
Average daily rate £400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +82.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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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

UMTS
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 11 July 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (93.75%) GSM
3 14 (87.50%) LTE
4 13 (81.25%) GPRS
4 13 (81.25%) WCDMA
5 11 (68.75%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 10 (62.50%) SMS
7 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
7 7 (43.75%) Electronics
7 7 (43.75%) Degree
7 7 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (18.75%) Agilent
8 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
8 3 (18.75%) Billing
8 3 (18.75%) ISUP
8 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
8 3 (18.75%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
9 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (12.50%) 3G
9 2 (12.50%) SS7
9 2 (12.50%) UNIX
9 2 (12.50%) Linux
9 2 (12.50%) SCCP
9 2 (12.50%) INAP
9 2 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (6.25%) GGSN

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) GSM
2 14 (87.50%) LTE
3 13 (81.25%) GPRS
3 13 (81.25%) WCDMA
4 10 (62.50%) SMS
5 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
5 3 (18.75%) ISUP
5 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
6 2 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (12.50%) SCCP
6 2 (12.50%) INAP
6 2 (12.50%) 3G
6 2 (12.50%) SS7
7 1 (6.25%) Intranet
7 1 (6.25%) GGSN
7 1 (6.25%) SGSN
General
1 16 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (43.75%) Electronics
3 3 (18.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Test Engineer
2 13 (81.25%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
2 7 (43.75%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
3 2 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Agilent
2 1 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (6.25%) Huawei