The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 198 213 220
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing UMTS 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.055% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.47% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £369 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £250 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%
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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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (100.00%) GSM
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) SDH
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) ATM
3 2 (50.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) Logistics
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) SDH
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) ATM
3 2 (50.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Logistics
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Ericsson