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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 502 447 357
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -90
Contract jobs citing UMTS 62 69 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 1.05% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 38
Average daily rate £293 £260 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £321 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £260 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.48% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 21
Average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £33.00 £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
6492 6597 8506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.06% 15.34% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3497 3387 4071
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 538 562
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.73 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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
London +7 22 £353 +20.51% 1
South East -15 18 £175 -43.08% 5
South West -6 9 £260 -
East of England -28 5 £331 +25.00% 1
North West - - - -
UMTS
UK

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 85 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 67 (65.69%) GSM
3 61 (59.80%) LTE
4 36 (35.29%) GPRS
5 33 (32.35%) ATM
6 31 (30.39%) 3G
7 29 (28.43%) Ethernet
8 26 (25.49%) WCDMA
9 25 (24.51%) SDH
10 23 (22.55%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (20.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 20 (19.61%) Huawei
13 18 (17.65%) SMS
13 18 (17.65%) Ericsson
14 17 (16.67%) 4G
15 16 (15.69%) Degree
15 16 (15.69%) Cisco
16 15 (14.71%) SLA
16 15 (14.71%) 3GPP
17 14 (13.73%) 2G
18 12 (11.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
18 12 (11.76%) MPLS
18 12 (11.76%) CDMA
18 12 (11.76%) RNC
18 12 (11.76%) Network Architecture
19 11 (10.78%) HSPA
19 11 (10.78%) Electronics
20 10 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
21 9 (8.82%) VoIP
21 9 (8.82%) BGP

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (0.98%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 67 (65.69%) GSM
2 61 (59.80%) LTE
3 36 (35.29%) GPRS
4 33 (32.35%) ATM
5 31 (30.39%) 3G
6 29 (28.43%) Ethernet
7 26 (25.49%) WCDMA
8 25 (24.51%) SDH
9 23 (22.55%) Radio Access Network
10 18 (17.65%) SMS
11 17 (16.67%) 4G
12 15 (14.71%) 3GPP
13 14 (13.73%) 2G
14 12 (11.76%) RNC
14 12 (11.76%) CDMA
14 12 (11.76%) MPLS
15 11 (10.78%) HSPA
16 9 (8.82%) SGSN
16 9 (8.82%) Firewall
16 9 (8.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.98%) GDB
General
1 85 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.78%) Electronics
3 4 (3.92%) Billing
4 3 (2.94%) Finance
5 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 2 (1.96%) German Language
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (22.55%) Test Engineer
2 19 (18.63%) Field Engineer
3 15 (14.71%) Integration Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Architect
6 7 (6.86%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Integration Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Transmission Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Lead Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) RF Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.94%) IP Engineer
11 2 (1.96%) CS Core Engineer
11 2 (1.96%) Certification Manager
11 2 (1.96%) RAN Engineer
11 2 (1.96%) RF Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) WAP
1 2 (1.96%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.94%) Handset
2 2 (1.96%) W3C
2 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.98%) DTV
3 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.94%) UNIX
1 3 (2.94%) Windows
2 2 (1.96%) Android
2 2 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
3 1 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 12 (11.76%) Network Architecture
2 8 (7.84%) Risk Management
2 8 (7.84%) Validation
3 7 (6.86%) Risk Analysis
4 6 (5.88%) Network Design
4 6 (5.88%) Network Planning
5 5 (4.90%) Migration
6 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.92%) WFM
6 4 (3.92%) Network Management
6 4 (3.92%) Project Management
7 3 (2.94%) Test Strategy
7 3 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.94%) Test Management
7 3 (2.94%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.94%) Logistics
8 2 (1.96%) Software Engineering
8 2 (1.96%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) Java
1 3 (2.94%) Python
1 3 (2.94%) C
2 2 (1.96%) C++
2 2 (1.96%) Tcl
3 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.98%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (15.69%) Degree
2 10 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.84%) ISEB
4 6 (5.88%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.90%) CCIE
6 4 (3.92%) CCNA
7 3 (2.94%) CCNP
8 2 (1.96%) HND
8 2 (1.96%) PMP
8 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) CCA
9 1 (0.98%) CCDE
9 1 (0.98%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.98%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 20 (19.61%) Huawei
3 18 (17.65%) Ericsson
4 16 (15.69%) Cisco
5 8 (7.84%) Juniper
6 7 (6.86%) Nokia
7 4 (3.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle
8 2 (1.96%) Radware
8 2 (1.96%) BT
8 2 (1.96%) Cramer
8 2 (1.96%) Agilent
8 2 (1.96%) Redback
9 1 (0.98%) NetHawk
9 1 (0.98%) Anite
9 1 (0.98%) Siemens
9 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.98%) SGI