The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 530 506 485
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -21
Contract jobs citing UMTS 57 62 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.89% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 27
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£255 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £219 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £320 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £263 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £28.90 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £32.10 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -14.08%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7210 6958 6411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.96% 14.09% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3780 3423
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 385 426
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 August 2015. 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 -32 31 £225 -15.09% 6
London +3 7 £500 +92.30% 1
East of England -12 5 - -
North West - 5 £240 -
West Midlands - 4 £260 - 1
North East - 2 £255 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 170 (88.54%) GSM
2 131 (68.23%) Telecoms
3 101 (52.60%) LTE
4 67 (34.90%) GPRS
5 65 (33.85%) SLA
5 65 (33.85%) Radio Access Network
6 60 (31.25%) Ericsson
7 57 (29.69%) 3G
8 56 (29.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 54 (28.13%) RNC
9 54 (28.13%) SDH
10 44 (22.92%) Ethernet
11 43 (22.40%) ATM
12 41 (21.35%) 2G
13 40 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (20.83%) Wireless
14 37 (19.27%) 4G
14 37 (19.27%) WFM
14 37 (19.27%) Line Management
15 30 (15.63%) VoLTE
16 25 (13.02%) Huawei
17 23 (11.98%) Nokia
17 23 (11.98%) HSPA
18 21 (10.94%) Network Planning
19 20 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
20 19 (9.90%) WiMAX
20 19 (9.90%) Amdocs
21 18 (9.38%) C
21 18 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
21 18 (9.38%) Network Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 12 (6.25%) MS Office
2 7 (3.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 170 (88.54%) GSM
2 101 (52.60%) LTE
3 67 (34.90%) GPRS
4 65 (33.85%) Radio Access Network
5 57 (29.69%) 3G
6 54 (28.13%) SDH
6 54 (28.13%) RNC
7 44 (22.92%) Ethernet
8 43 (22.40%) ATM
9 41 (21.35%) 2G
10 40 (20.83%) Wireless
11 37 (19.27%) 4G
12 30 (15.63%) VoLTE
13 23 (11.98%) HSPA
14 20 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (9.90%) WiMAX
16 17 (8.85%) Wireshark
16 17 (8.85%) 3GPP
17 12 (6.25%) SGSN
17 12 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.56%) MS Access
1 3 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (68.23%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.69%) Back Office
3 7 (3.65%) German Language
4 4 (2.08%) Marketing
4 4 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (1.04%) Finance
6 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (21.35%) Field Engineer
2 15 (7.81%) Analyst
3 14 (7.29%) Tester
4 13 (6.77%) Test Engineer
5 11 (5.73%) Technical Tester
6 9 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.65%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.65%) Radio Engineer
8 6 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.13%) Administrator
8 6 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (2.60%) RF Engineer
10 4 (2.08%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.08%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.08%) RAN Engineer
10 4 (2.08%) CS Core Engineer
11 3 (1.56%) Cisco Engineer
11 3 (1.56%) Verification Engineer
11 3 (1.56%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.08%) SOAP
3 3 (1.56%) WAP
4 1 (0.52%) WinForms
4 1 (0.52%) WPF
4 1 (0.52%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.52%) REST
4 1 (0.52%) ServiceStack
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.69%) Handset
2 7 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.13%) Statistics
4 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.56%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.21%) Linux
2 4 (2.08%) UNIX
3 3 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.04%) Windows
4 2 (1.04%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.52%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.27%) WFM
2 37 (19.27%) Line Management
3 21 (10.94%) Network Planning
4 18 (9.38%) Network Architecture
5 16 (8.33%) Change Management
6 15 (7.81%) Fault Management
7 14 (7.29%) Project Management
8 13 (6.77%) Test Automation
9 12 (6.25%) Validation
9 12 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (5.73%) Test Planning
10 11 (5.73%) Test Management
11 9 (4.69%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.17%) Software Testing
12 8 (4.17%) OOD
12 8 (4.17%) OO
12 8 (4.17%) Test Scripting
13 7 (3.65%) Monte Carlo Method
13 7 (3.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.38%) C
2 10 (5.21%) SQL
3 8 (4.17%) C++
4 5 (2.60%) Embedded C
4 5 (2.60%) Embedded C++
5 4 (2.08%) VBA
6 3 (1.56%) Java
7 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.04%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (9.38%) Degree
2 10 (5.21%) HNC
3 9 (4.69%) ISEB
4 3 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (33.85%) SLA
2 17 (8.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) Firmware
2 1 (0.52%) NDS
Systems Management
1 18 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (2.60%) Netcool
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.52%) Iperf
Vendors
1 60 (31.25%) Ericsson
2 56 (29.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 25 (13.02%) Huawei
4 23 (11.98%) Nokia
5 19 (9.90%) Amdocs
6 17 (8.85%) Mapinfo
7 16 (8.33%) HP
8 11 (5.73%) Siemens
9 8 (4.17%) Microsoft
10 6 (3.13%) ZTE
11 5 (2.60%) Actix
11 5 (2.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (1.56%) Cisco
13 2 (1.04%) Oracle
13 2 (1.04%) SAP
13 2 (1.04%) BT
13 2 (1.04%) TEOCO
14 1 (0.52%) Agilent
14 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
14 1 (0.52%) Apple
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