The first table below looks at the demand for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 City of London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 204 196 223
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing UMTS 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.11% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £260 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.48% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
UMTS
London

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

UMTS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 5 (50.00%) SLA
2 5 (50.00%) ATM
2 5 (50.00%) GSM
2 5 (50.00%) SDH
2 5 (50.00%) LTE
3 4 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (40.00%) 3G
3 4 (40.00%) 4G
3 4 (40.00%) Nokia
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) JTAG
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) SMS
4 1 (10.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (10.00%) CDMA
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) GDB
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (50.00%) ATM
1 5 (50.00%) GSM
1 5 (50.00%) SDH
1 5 (50.00%) LTE
2 4 (40.00%) 3G
2 4 (40.00%) 4G
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) SMS
3 1 (10.00%) WCDMA
3 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (10.00%) CDMA
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) GDB
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) RF Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) JTAG
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 4 (40.00%) Nokia