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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 527 436 376
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -60
Contract jobs citing UMTS 63 67 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 1.02% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 40
Average daily rate £325 £260 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £322 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £260 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.48% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 20
Average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £32.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
UMTS
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -21 20 £175 -40.17% 4
London -7 19 £388 +32.47% 3
South West -12 11 £260 - 2
East of England -32 5 £331 +25.00%
North West - - - -
UMTS
UK

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 84 (83.17%) Telecoms
2 64 (63.37%) GSM
3 63 (62.38%) LTE
4 36 (35.64%) GPRS
5 31 (30.69%) 3G
6 30 (29.70%) ATM
7 27 (26.73%) Ethernet
8 26 (25.74%) WCDMA
9 23 (22.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 23 (22.77%) Radio Access Network
10 22 (21.78%) SDH
11 20 (19.80%) Huawei
12 19 (18.81%) 4G
13 18 (17.82%) SMS
14 16 (15.84%) Cisco
14 16 (15.84%) Ericsson
14 16 (15.84%) Degree
15 15 (14.85%) 3GPP
16 14 (13.86%) SLA
17 12 (11.88%) CDMA
17 12 (11.88%) Integration Acceptance Testing
17 12 (11.88%) 2G
17 12 (11.88%) MPLS
17 12 (11.88%) RNC
17 12 (11.88%) Network Architecture
18 11 (10.89%) HSPA
18 11 (10.89%) Electronics
19 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
20 9 (8.91%) Nokia
20 9 (8.91%) VoIP

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 64 (63.37%) GSM
2 63 (62.38%) LTE
3 36 (35.64%) GPRS
4 31 (30.69%) 3G
5 30 (29.70%) ATM
6 27 (26.73%) Ethernet
7 26 (25.74%) WCDMA
8 23 (22.77%) Radio Access Network
9 22 (21.78%) SDH
10 19 (18.81%) 4G
11 18 (17.82%) SMS
12 15 (14.85%) 3GPP
13 12 (11.88%) CDMA
13 12 (11.88%) 2G
13 12 (11.88%) MPLS
13 12 (11.88%) RNC
14 11 (10.89%) HSPA
15 9 (8.91%) VoIP
15 9 (8.91%) BGP
15 9 (8.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.99%) GDB
1 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
General
1 84 (83.17%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.89%) Electronics
3 4 (3.96%) Billing
4 3 (2.97%) Finance
5 2 (1.98%) German Language
5 2 (1.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Test Engineer
2 16 (15.84%) Field Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) Integration Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Architect
6 7 (6.93%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.93%) RF Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Integration Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Lead Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Transmission Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) RF Optimisation Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.97%) IP Engineer
11 2 (1.98%) Designer
11 2 (1.98%) CS Core Engineer
11 2 (1.98%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) WebRTC
1 2 (1.98%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.97%) Handset
2 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
2 2 (1.98%) W3C
3 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.99%) DTV
3 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) UNIX
1 3 (2.97%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) Android
2 2 (1.98%) Linux
3 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.99%) Solaris
3 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.88%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 12 (11.88%) Network Architecture
2 8 (7.92%) Risk Management
2 8 (7.92%) Validation
3 7 (6.93%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (5.94%) Network Design
4 6 (5.94%) Network Planning
5 5 (4.95%) Migration
6 4 (3.96%) Network Management
6 4 (3.96%) WFM
6 4 (3.96%) Project Management
6 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.97%) Logistics
7 3 (2.97%) Test Management
7 3 (2.97%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.97%) Test Strategy
8 2 (1.98%) Test Automation
8 2 (1.98%) Demand Management
8 2 (1.98%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.97%) Java
1 3 (2.97%) C
1 3 (2.97%) Python
2 2 (1.98%) C++
2 2 (1.98%) Tcl
3 1 (0.99%) C#
3 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Degree
2 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.92%) ISEB
4 6 (5.94%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.95%) CCIE
6 4 (3.96%) CCNA
7 3 (2.97%) CCNP
8 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.98%) HND
8 2 (1.98%) PMP
8 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.99%) CCA
9 1 (0.99%) CCIP
9 1 (0.99%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.99%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 23 (22.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 20 (19.80%) Huawei
3 16 (15.84%) Cisco
3 16 (15.84%) Ericsson
4 9 (8.91%) Nokia
5 8 (7.92%) Juniper
6 4 (3.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.98%) Agilent
7 2 (1.98%) Redback
7 2 (1.98%) Cramer
7 2 (1.98%) BT
7 2 (1.98%) Radware
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle
7 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.99%) Siemens
8 1 (0.99%) NCR
8 1 (0.99%) Nortel
8 1 (0.99%) Sybase