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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 505 489 412
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -77
Contract jobs citing UMTS 73 73 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 1.12% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 30
Average daily rate
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£265 £260 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £408 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £250 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £17.30 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%
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UK

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
7414 6538 8249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.73% 13.59% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3628 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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 28 August 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 -22 41 £310 +24.00% 11
South West -25 10 £263 -
East of England - 8 £263 -
London +9 6 £260 -22.96% 2
West Midlands -6 1 £268 +91.07%
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UK

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 91 (71.65%) Telecoms
2 88 (69.29%) LTE
3 73 (57.48%) GSM
4 42 (33.07%) 3G
5 39 (30.71%) GPRS
6 33 (25.98%) Degree
7 28 (22.05%) 4G
8 27 (21.26%) Radio Access Network
8 27 (21.26%) Huawei
9 24 (18.90%) Ericsson
10 23 (18.11%) Ethernet
10 23 (18.11%) Cisco
10 23 (18.11%) Network Architecture
11 22 (17.32%) 2G
12 20 (15.75%) 3GPP
12 20 (15.75%) MPLS
13 19 (14.96%) ATM
14 18 (14.17%) Firewall
15 17 (13.39%) Network Design
15 17 (13.39%) Nokia
15 17 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (13.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 16 (12.60%) SDH
16 16 (12.60%) VPN
17 15 (11.81%) BGP
18 14 (11.02%) Project Management
18 14 (11.02%) IPsec
19 13 (10.24%) Electronics
19 13 (10.24%) Validation
19 13 (10.24%) Juniper

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) MS Project
3 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.79%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 88 (69.29%) LTE
2 73 (57.48%) GSM
3 42 (33.07%) 3G
4 39 (30.71%) GPRS
5 28 (22.05%) 4G
6 27 (21.26%) Radio Access Network
7 23 (18.11%) Ethernet
8 22 (17.32%) 2G
9 20 (15.75%) 3GPP
9 20 (15.75%) MPLS
10 19 (14.96%) ATM
11 18 (14.17%) Firewall
12 16 (12.60%) SDH
12 16 (12.60%) VPN
13 15 (11.81%) BGP
14 14 (11.02%) IPsec
15 13 (10.24%) VoIP
15 13 (10.24%) HSPA
16 12 (9.45%) VRRP
17 11 (8.66%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) MS Access
2 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) ClearCase
2 4 (3.15%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.79%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) GDB
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 91 (71.65%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.24%) Electronics
3 7 (5.51%) Billing
3 7 (5.51%) Marketing
4 5 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.15%) Finance
6 3 (2.36%) Back Office
7 2 (1.57%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.79%) German Language
8 1 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (18.90%) Test Engineer
2 13 (10.24%) RF Engineer
3 11 (8.66%) Architect
3 11 (8.66%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (8.66%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (6.30%) Field Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.51%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Design Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 6 (4.72%) Designer
7 5 (3.94%) Transmission Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) IP Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) Consultant
7 5 (3.94%) Analyst
7 5 (3.94%) Network Designer
8 4 (3.15%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.15%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.94%) XML
1 5 (3.94%) WAP
2 4 (3.15%) WML
3 2 (1.57%) STL
4 1 (0.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.79%) SyncML
4 1 (0.79%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.79%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Smart Meter
2 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.94%) Handset
3 3 (2.36%) Firmware
3 3 (2.36%) DTV
3 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.36%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.57%) Statistics
4 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.79%) Open Source
5 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.79%) ASIC
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.79%) PMI
5 1 (0.79%) W3C
5 1 (0.79%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.79%) Replication
5 1 (0.79%) VHDL
5 1 (0.79%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) UNIX
2 4 (3.15%) Linux
2 4 (3.15%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.57%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) bada
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.11%) Network Architecture
2 17 (13.39%) Network Design
3 14 (11.02%) Project Management
4 13 (10.24%) Validation
5 12 (9.45%) Network Management
6 8 (6.30%) Load Balancing
6 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.30%) Logistics
6 8 (6.30%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.94%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.94%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.15%) Migration
8 4 (3.15%) SOA
8 4 (3.15%) Programme Management
8 4 (3.15%) TOGAF
8 4 (3.15%) Network Planning
8 4 (3.15%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.15%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.15%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.45%) C
2 7 (5.51%) SQL
3 6 (4.72%) Python
3 6 (4.72%) C++
4 5 (3.94%) VBA
5 2 (1.57%) Java
5 2 (1.57%) Tcl
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.79%) Erlang
6 1 (0.79%) R
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) C#
6 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) Degree
2 17 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (8.66%) CCIE
4 7 (5.51%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.72%) PMP
6 5 (3.94%) ISEB
7 4 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.57%) CCNP
8 2 (1.57%) CNA
8 2 (1.57%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CCIP
9 1 (0.79%) CCNA
9 1 (0.79%) CCA
9 1 (0.79%) HND
9 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.79%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) SLA
2 3 (2.36%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 10 (7.87%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.72%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (3.94%) Netcool
4 2 (1.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 27 (21.26%) Huawei
2 24 (18.90%) Ericsson
3 23 (18.11%) Cisco
4 17 (13.39%) Nokia
4 17 (13.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 13 (10.24%) Juniper
6 9 (7.09%) Radware
6 9 (7.09%) Redback
7 8 (6.30%) HP
8 6 (4.72%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.94%) Cramer
9 5 (3.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (3.94%) Oracle
9 5 (3.94%) Business Objects
9 5 (3.94%) Agilent
9 5 (3.94%) Greenplum
10 4 (3.15%) Microsoft
10 4 (3.15%) Mapinfo
11 3 (2.36%) Anite
11 3 (2.36%) SAP