The first table below looks at the demand for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 29 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 England 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 497 480 368
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -112
Contract jobs citing UMTS 65 74 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 1.16% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 32
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£263 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £158 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £360 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 24
Average hourly rate £30.50 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £17.50 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-18.66% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6865 6400 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.92% 13.73% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 3417 3754
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 433 643
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in England

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in England

UMTS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

UMTS Daily Rate Histogram in England

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in England

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -30 38 £275 -8.33% 12
East of England - 10 £256 -
South West -27 9 £263 -
London -4 6 £260 -22.96% 1
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 96 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 79 (61.72%) LTE
3 78 (60.94%) GSM
4 44 (34.38%) GPRS
5 33 (25.78%) 3G
6 30 (23.44%) Degree
7 28 (21.88%) Ethernet
8 26 (20.31%) ATM
9 25 (19.53%) Huawei
10 24 (18.75%) SDH
10 24 (18.75%) Cisco
11 23 (17.97%) WCDMA
11 23 (17.97%) Ericsson
11 23 (17.97%) Radio Access Network
12 20 (15.63%) Network Architecture
13 19 (14.84%) MPLS
13 19 (14.84%) 3GPP
14 18 (14.06%) 4G
15 17 (13.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 17 (13.28%) Electronics
15 17 (13.28%) 2G
16 16 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (11.72%) VPN
17 15 (11.72%) Network Design
17 15 (11.72%) HSPA
18 14 (10.94%) CDMA
18 14 (10.94%) SLA
18 14 (10.94%) BGP
18 14 (10.94%) Project Management
19 13 (10.16%) SMS

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (1.56%) MS Project
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 79 (61.72%) LTE
2 78 (60.94%) GSM
3 44 (34.38%) GPRS
4 33 (25.78%) 3G
5 28 (21.88%) Ethernet
6 26 (20.31%) ATM
7 24 (18.75%) SDH
8 23 (17.97%) WCDMA
8 23 (17.97%) Radio Access Network
9 19 (14.84%) MPLS
9 19 (14.84%) 3GPP
10 18 (14.06%) 4G
11 17 (13.28%) 2G
12 15 (11.72%) HSPA
12 15 (11.72%) VPN
13 14 (10.94%) CDMA
13 14 (10.94%) BGP
14 13 (10.16%) Firewall
14 13 (10.16%) SMS
15 12 (9.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.78%) MS Access
2 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) ClearCase
2 4 (3.13%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.56%) GDB
4 1 (0.78%) LabVIEW
General
1 96 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (13.28%) Electronics
3 7 (5.47%) Billing
4 6 (4.69%) Marketing
5 5 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.13%) Finance
7 2 (1.56%) German Language
7 2 (1.56%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (20.31%) Test Engineer
2 16 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Field Engineer
4 13 (10.16%) Architect
5 12 (9.38%) RF Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.81%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Consultant
8 7 (5.47%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Integration Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Designer
10 5 (3.91%) Transmission Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) OSS Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.13%) OSS Architect
11 4 (3.13%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Network Designer
11 4 (3.13%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) WAP
2 5 (3.91%) XML
3 4 (3.13%) WML
4 2 (1.56%) STL
4 2 (1.56%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.78%) Dalvik
5 1 (0.78%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.78%) SyncML
5 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Smart Meter
2 6 (4.69%) Handset
3 3 (2.34%) Firmware
3 3 (2.34%) DTV
3 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.56%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (1.56%) Statistics
4 2 (1.56%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.56%) W3C
5 1 (0.78%) PMI
5 1 (0.78%) ASIC
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.78%) VHDL
5 1 (0.78%) Verilog
5 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) UNIX
2 4 (3.13%) Linux
2 4 (3.13%) VxWorks
3 3 (2.34%) Windows
4 2 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) bada
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.63%) Network Architecture
2 15 (11.72%) Network Design
3 14 (10.94%) Project Management
4 10 (7.81%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 10 (7.81%) Network Management
5 9 (7.03%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.25%) Validation
6 8 (6.25%) Logistics
6 8 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.47%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (4.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.69%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.91%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (3.13%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.13%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.13%) TOGAF
10 4 (3.13%) WFM
10 4 (3.13%) SOA
10 4 (3.13%) Test Management
10 4 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) C
2 6 (4.69%) C++
2 6 (4.69%) Python
3 4 (3.13%) Java
4 3 (2.34%) SQL
4 3 (2.34%) VBA
5 2 (1.56%) Tcl
5 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.78%) Erlang
6 1 (0.78%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.78%) Perl
6 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (23.44%) Degree
2 16 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.03%) CCIE
4 8 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 7 (5.47%) PMP
5 7 (5.47%) ISEB
6 6 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.34%) CCNP
8 2 (1.56%) CNA
8 2 (1.56%) Novell Certification
8 2 (1.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.78%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.78%) CCDE
9 1 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CCIP
9 1 (0.78%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.56%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.34%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.56%) Netcool
3 2 (1.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 25 (19.53%) Huawei
2 24 (18.75%) Cisco
3 23 (17.97%) Ericsson
4 17 (13.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 11 (8.59%) Juniper
6 10 (7.81%) Nokia
7 7 (5.47%) HP
7 7 (5.47%) Radware
7 7 (5.47%) Redback
8 5 (3.91%) Cramer
8 5 (3.91%) Agilent
8 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.13%) Oracle
9 4 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (2.34%) SAP
10 3 (2.34%) NetCracker
11 2 (1.56%) Anite
11 2 (1.56%) Citrix
11 2 (1.56%) Remedy
11 2 (1.56%) Greenplum
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