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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 543 501 518
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +17
Contract jobs citing UMTS 48 81 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.16% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 8
Average daily rate £293 £283 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £123 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £283 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.53% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +157.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UMTS
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
6821 6982 6122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.42% 15.00% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4092 3904 3244
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 419 359
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 27 £285 - 5
London +6 9 - -
East of England -2 2 £325 -
South West -7 2 - - 1
North West -17 2 £200 -28.25% 2
Yorkshire -17 1 - -
UMTS
UK

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 62 (79.49%) GSM
2 47 (60.26%) Telecoms
3 42 (53.85%) GPRS
4 35 (44.87%) LTE
5 29 (37.18%) Diameter Protocol
6 28 (35.90%) 3G
7 25 (32.05%) SS7
8 22 (28.21%) 4G
9 21 (26.92%) Oracle
9 21 (26.92%) 2G
10 20 (25.64%) WCDMA
11 19 (24.36%) Sybase
11 19 (24.36%) Unix
11 19 (24.36%) Solaris
11 19 (24.36%) Oracle Database
12 18 (23.08%) Degree
12 18 (23.08%) SLA
13 16 (20.51%) CDMA
13 16 (20.51%) Radio Access Network
14 13 (16.67%) Huawei
14 13 (16.67%) VoIP
14 13 (16.67%) Computer Science
15 12 (15.38%) GGSN
15 12 (15.38%) SGSN
16 11 (14.10%) NGN
16 11 (14.10%) H.323
16 11 (14.10%) MGCP
16 11 (14.10%) Network Architecture
17 10 (12.82%) Nokia
17 10 (12.82%) Statistics

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.85%) MS Office
4 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 62 (79.49%) GSM
2 42 (53.85%) GPRS
3 35 (44.87%) LTE
4 29 (37.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 28 (35.90%) 3G
6 25 (32.05%) SS7
7 22 (28.21%) 4G
8 21 (26.92%) 2G
9 20 (25.64%) WCDMA
10 16 (20.51%) CDMA
10 16 (20.51%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (16.67%) VoIP
12 12 (15.38%) GGSN
12 12 (15.38%) SGSN
13 11 (14.10%) H.323
13 11 (14.10%) MGCP
13 11 (14.10%) NGN
14 10 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (10.26%) RANAP
15 8 (10.26%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Subversion
1 8 (10.26%) Trac
2 1 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 47 (60.26%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.97%) Back Office
3 6 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Support Engineer
2 15 (19.23%) Core Network Engineer
2 15 (19.23%) Network Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) Network Support
3 12 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Technical Support
5 8 (10.26%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) RAN Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Field Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Field Test Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) LTE Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.85%) RF Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (10.26%) STL
2 4 (5.13%) WAP
3 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.28%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.82%) Statistics
3 5 (6.41%) Handset
4 4 (5.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) PMI
5 2 (2.56%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.28%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Solaris
1 19 (24.36%) Unix
2 9 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.10%) Network Architecture
2 9 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 8 (10.26%) Change Control
3 8 (10.26%) OO
4 5 (6.41%) Network Design
4 5 (6.41%) Project Management
5 4 (5.13%) Capacity Management
5 4 (5.13%) Network Planning
5 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.85%) Fault Management
6 3 (3.85%) Network Management
6 3 (3.85%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.56%) High Availability
7 2 (2.56%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.56%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.56%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) C++
2 5 (6.41%) VBA
3 4 (5.13%) Java
4 3 (3.85%) C
5 1 (1.28%) MapBasic
5 1 (1.28%) SQL
5 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (1.28%) CCIE
4 1 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.08%) SLA
2 5 (6.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.28%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Oracle
2 19 (24.36%) Sybase
3 13 (16.67%) Huawei
4 10 (12.82%) Nokia
5 8 (10.26%) Amdocs
5 8 (10.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (7.69%) Ericsson
7 5 (6.41%) Anite
7 5 (6.41%) BT
8 3 (3.85%) HP
8 3 (3.85%) Mapinfo
8 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.56%) NetCracker
10 1 (1.28%) Actix
10 1 (1.28%) Agilent
10 1 (1.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.28%) Cerion
10 1 (1.28%) Greenplum
10 1 (1.28%) Talend
10 1 (1.28%) ZTE
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