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 29 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 519 515 404
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -111
Contract jobs citing UMTS 60 48 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.10% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 0.75% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 47
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£313 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £207 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £345 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £270
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.83% -13.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -14.88%
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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
7160 6377 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 13.62% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3538 3526
Average daily rate £368 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 389 619
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 December 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
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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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 -23 18 £301 +9.54% 6
London +15 17 £275 -20.28%
West Midlands -8 2 £350 +157.35%
East of England -12 1 - -
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UK

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 103 (76.30%) Telecoms
2 96 (71.11%) GSM
3 89 (65.93%) LTE
4 45 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
5 40 (29.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 36 (26.67%) Ethernet
6 36 (26.67%) Ericsson
7 35 (25.93%) 3G
8 30 (22.22%) GPRS
9 29 (21.48%) SLA
9 29 (21.48%) SDH
9 29 (21.48%) ATM
9 29 (21.48%) Degree
10 27 (20.00%) Huawei
11 26 (19.26%) RNC
12 23 (17.04%) Network Architecture
13 22 (16.30%) Line Management
13 22 (16.30%) 4G
14 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (15.56%) WFM
15 17 (12.59%) 2G
15 17 (12.59%) Nokia
15 17 (12.59%) Cisco
16 14 (10.37%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (9.63%) 3GPP
17 13 (9.63%) Validation
17 13 (9.63%) Computer Science
18 12 (8.89%) SNMP
18 12 (8.89%) SQL
18 12 (8.89%) Firewall

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 11 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 96 (71.11%) GSM
2 89 (65.93%) LTE
3 45 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
4 36 (26.67%) Ethernet
5 35 (25.93%) 3G
6 30 (22.22%) GPRS
7 29 (21.48%) SDH
7 29 (21.48%) ATM
8 26 (19.26%) RNC
9 22 (16.30%) 4G
10 17 (12.59%) 2G
11 13 (9.63%) 3GPP
12 12 (8.89%) SNMP
12 12 (8.89%) Firewall
13 11 (8.15%) IPsec
13 11 (8.15%) GGSN
13 11 (8.15%) SGSN
14 10 (7.41%) Wireless
14 10 (7.41%) VoIP
14 10 (7.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.70%) MS Access
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) ClearCase
General
1 103 (76.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.67%) Electronics
3 8 (5.93%) Marketing
4 5 (3.70%) Billing
5 4 (2.96%) Back Office
6 3 (2.22%) Finance
6 3 (2.22%) Legal
7 2 (1.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.74%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.74%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (19.26%) Field Engineer
2 15 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 9 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (5.19%) RF Engineer
4 7 (5.19%) Operations Manager
4 7 (5.19%) Architect
4 7 (5.19%) Network Engineer
4 7 (5.19%) Design Engineer
4 7 (5.19%) RAN Engineer
5 6 (4.44%) IP Engineer
5 6 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (4.44%) Implementation Manager
6 5 (3.70%) Transmission Engineer
6 5 (3.70%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (3.70%) OSS Engineer
7 4 (2.96%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (2.96%) Back Office Engineer
7 4 (2.96%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (2.96%) 3G Engineer
7 4 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.48%) STL
1 2 (1.48%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.96%) Handset
4 3 (2.22%) DTV
4 3 (2.22%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.48%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.74%) Replication
6 1 (0.74%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.74%) ASIC
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.96%) UNIX
2 2 (1.48%) Linux
3 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.04%) Network Architecture
2 22 (16.30%) Line Management
3 21 (15.56%) WFM
3 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (9.63%) Validation
5 11 (8.15%) Project Management
5 11 (8.15%) Network Planning
5 11 (8.15%) Problem Management
5 11 (8.15%) Network Management
6 10 (7.41%) Network Design
7 8 (5.93%) Service Management
7 8 (5.93%) ITIL
7 8 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (5.19%) Release Management
8 7 (5.19%) Fault Management
9 6 (4.44%) CRM
9 6 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.44%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.70%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.89%) SQL
2 9 (6.67%) C
3 3 (2.22%) C++
3 3 (2.22%) VBA
4 2 (1.48%) Java
4 2 (1.48%) R
5 1 (0.74%) Perl
5 1 (0.74%) Python
5 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.74%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 29 (21.48%) Degree
2 14 (10.37%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.93%) CCIE
4 3 (2.22%) PMP
4 3 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.22%) ISEB
5 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.48%) HND
6 1 (0.74%) HNC
6 1 (0.74%) CCSP
6 1 (0.74%) CCDP
6 1 (0.74%) CNA
6 1 (0.74%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (21.48%) SLA
2 7 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) NDS
1 1 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.44%) Netcool
1 6 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.96%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.48%) OPNET
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 40 (29.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 36 (26.67%) Ericsson
3 27 (20.00%) Huawei
4 17 (12.59%) Nokia
4 17 (12.59%) Cisco
5 9 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.93%) Juniper
7 7 (5.19%) Redback
7 7 (5.19%) Radware
8 6 (4.44%) Business Objects
9 5 (3.70%) Oracle
9 5 (3.70%) Greenplum
10 4 (2.96%) Cramer
11 3 (2.22%) BT
11 3 (2.22%) Mapinfo
12 2 (1.48%) SGI
12 2 (1.48%) Remedy
12 2 (1.48%) BMC
12 2 (1.48%) Siemens
12 2 (1.48%) HP
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