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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 490 501 429
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -72
Contract jobs citing UMTS 67 38 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.085% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.64% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 35
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£258 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £136 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £365 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £270 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -56.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 £14.00 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
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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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -3 27 £255 -37.80% 11
London +22 10 £575 +66.66% 1
North West - 5 £258 -
West Midlands 0 1 - - 1
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UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 116 (78.91%) Telecoms
2 109 (74.15%) GSM
3 91 (61.90%) LTE
4 61 (41.50%) Radio Access Network
5 50 (34.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 49 (33.33%) Ericsson
7 45 (30.61%) Ethernet
8 41 (27.89%) SDH
9 38 (25.85%) SLA
9 38 (25.85%) ATM
9 38 (25.85%) 3G
10 37 (25.17%) RNC
11 34 (23.13%) 4G
12 31 (21.09%) GPRS
12 31 (21.09%) Line Management
13 30 (20.41%) WFM
14 28 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (19.05%) Huawei
15 23 (15.65%) 2G
15 23 (15.65%) Degree
16 21 (14.29%) Network Architecture
17 16 (10.88%) Project Management
17 16 (10.88%) Nokia
18 15 (10.20%) Cisco
18 15 (10.20%) Wireless
19 14 (9.52%) Network Planning
20 13 (8.84%) Computer Science
20 13 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
20 13 (8.84%) MS Excel
20 13 (8.84%) SQL

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 13 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 109 (74.15%) GSM
2 91 (61.90%) LTE
3 61 (41.50%) Radio Access Network
4 45 (30.61%) Ethernet
5 41 (27.89%) SDH
6 38 (25.85%) ATM
6 38 (25.85%) 3G
7 37 (25.17%) RNC
8 34 (23.13%) 4G
9 31 (21.09%) GPRS
10 23 (15.65%) 2G
11 15 (10.20%) Wireless
12 12 (8.16%) SNMP
12 12 (8.16%) MPLS
12 12 (8.16%) GGSN
12 12 (8.16%) SGSN
13 11 (7.48%) Firewall
13 11 (7.48%) 3GPP
14 10 (6.80%) VoIP
14 10 (6.80%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.40%) MS Access
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 116 (78.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.44%) Electronics
3 7 (4.76%) Marketing
4 5 (3.40%) Billing
5 4 (2.72%) Legal
5 4 (2.72%) Back Office
6 3 (2.04%) Finance
7 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 35 (23.81%) Field Engineer
2 14 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 9 (6.12%) Integration Engineer
3 9 (6.12%) Operations Manager
4 7 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
5 6 (4.08%) Analyst
5 6 (4.08%) Network Engineer
5 6 (4.08%) RAN Engineer
5 6 (4.08%) Design Engineer
6 5 (3.40%) IP Engineer
6 5 (3.40%) OSS Engineer
6 5 (3.40%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (3.40%) Architect
7 4 (2.72%) Test Analyst
7 4 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (2.72%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (2.72%) Back Office Engineer
7 4 (2.72%) Transmission Engineer
7 4 (2.72%) RF Engineer
8 3 (2.04%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.36%) WAP
2 1 (0.68%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.68%) SOAP
2 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.72%) Handset
4 3 (2.04%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.04%) DTV
5 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) IVR
6 1 (0.68%) Replication
6 1 (0.68%) Statistics
6 1 (0.68%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) ASIC
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.72%) Linux
1 4 (2.72%) UNIX
2 2 (1.36%) Solaris
3 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.09%) Line Management
2 30 (20.41%) WFM
3 28 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 16 (10.88%) Project Management
6 14 (9.52%) Network Planning
7 12 (8.16%) Problem Management
8 11 (7.48%) Validation
9 10 (6.80%) Service Management
10 9 (6.12%) Network Management
10 9 (6.12%) ITIL
11 8 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.44%) Release Management
11 8 (5.44%) Fault Management
11 8 (5.44%) Network Design
12 6 (4.08%) CRM
12 6 (4.08%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.08%) Logistics
13 5 (3.40%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.40%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.84%) SQL
2 12 (8.16%) C
3 3 (2.04%) Java
3 3 (2.04%) Perl
4 2 (1.36%) Embedded C
4 2 (1.36%) VBA
4 2 (1.36%) R
5 1 (0.68%) Erlang
5 1 (0.68%) C++
5 1 (0.68%) Python
5 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) Degree
2 13 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.76%) CCIE
4 3 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.04%) ISEB
5 2 (1.36%) HND
5 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) HNC
6 1 (0.68%) CCSP
6 1 (0.68%) CCDP
6 1 (0.68%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.85%) SLA
2 6 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) NFS
1 1 (0.68%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) Netcool
2 6 (4.08%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.68%) OPNET
Vendors
1 50 (34.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 49 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 28 (19.05%) Huawei
4 16 (10.88%) Nokia
5 15 (10.20%) Cisco
6 9 (6.12%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.44%) Business Objects
8 7 (4.76%) Juniper
9 6 (4.08%) Radware
9 6 (4.08%) Redback
10 4 (2.72%) Oracle
10 4 (2.72%) Greenplum
11 3 (2.04%) BT
11 3 (2.04%) Cramer
11 3 (2.04%) Mapinfo
11 3 (2.04%) SAP
12 2 (1.36%) HP
12 2 (1.36%) Nortel
12 2 (1.36%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.36%) SGI
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