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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 530 507 496
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs citing UMTS 58 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 1.00% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 29
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £355 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £266 £250
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £28.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% -10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £27.70 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £31.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -14.08%
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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
7540 7613 6656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.02% 14.88% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4386 4213 3695
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 424 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -30 31 £225 -27.41% 4
London -8 7 - - 1
West Midlands +10 5 £260 -2.80% 1
East of England +1 4 - -
Yorkshire -26 4 - - 1
North West - 3 £195 - 1
North East - 2 £255 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 113 (84.96%) GSM
2 87 (65.41%) Telecoms
3 83 (62.41%) LTE
4 55 (41.35%) GPRS
5 52 (39.10%) 3G
6 40 (30.08%) 2G
7 29 (21.80%) 4G
8 24 (18.05%) VoLTE
9 23 (17.29%) Wireless
10 22 (16.54%) Nokia
10 22 (16.54%) Radio Access Network
11 21 (15.79%) Huawei
11 21 (15.79%) SLA
12 20 (15.04%) RNC
12 20 (15.04%) QA
13 19 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 19 (14.29%) Ericsson
14 17 (12.78%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (12.03%) Degree
15 16 (12.03%) Wireshark
15 16 (12.03%) Diameter Protocol
16 15 (11.28%) HP
16 15 (11.28%) Amdocs
17 14 (10.53%) Mapinfo
17 14 (10.53%) 3GPP
17 14 (10.53%) HSPA
17 14 (10.53%) Network Architecture
18 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
18 13 (9.77%) MS Office
18 13 (9.77%) Network Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Office
2 6 (4.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 113 (84.96%) GSM
2 83 (62.41%) LTE
3 55 (41.35%) GPRS
4 52 (39.10%) 3G
5 40 (30.08%) 2G
6 29 (21.80%) 4G
7 24 (18.05%) VoLTE
8 23 (17.29%) Wireless
9 22 (16.54%) Radio Access Network
10 20 (15.04%) RNC
11 16 (12.03%) Wireshark
11 16 (12.03%) Diameter Protocol
12 14 (10.53%) HSPA
12 14 (10.53%) 3GPP
13 12 (9.02%) SS7
13 12 (9.02%) SGSN
14 11 (8.27%) SDH
14 11 (8.27%) Internet
15 9 (6.77%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (6.77%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 87 (65.41%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.77%) Back Office
3 7 (5.26%) German Language
4 3 (2.26%) Electronics
4 3 (2.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (9.77%) Tester
2 12 (9.02%) Test Engineer
3 11 (8.27%) Technical Tester
3 11 (8.27%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.52%) Analyst
5 9 (6.77%) Field Engineer
6 7 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.51%) Administrator
7 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) RF Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) RAN Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.26%) Network Specialist
10 3 (2.26%) Verification Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) Back Office Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) WAP
2 5 (3.76%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Handset
2 8 (6.02%) Statistics
3 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.26%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.75%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.75%) VHDL
5 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.26%) UNIX
2 5 (3.76%) Solaris
2 5 (3.76%) Linux
3 2 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.53%) Network Architecture
2 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
2 13 (9.77%) Network Planning
3 12 (9.02%) Validation
3 12 (9.02%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (8.27%) Test Management
4 11 (8.27%) Change Management
4 11 (8.27%) Test Planning
5 10 (7.52%) Fault Management
6 7 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 7 (5.26%) Monte Carlo Method
7 6 (4.51%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.51%) Project Management
8 5 (3.76%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (3.01%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.01%) OO
9 4 (3.01%) OOD
10 3 (2.26%) ERP
10 3 (2.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.27%) C
2 7 (5.26%) SQL
3 6 (4.51%) Java
4 5 (3.76%) C++
4 5 (3.76%) VBA
5 2 (1.50%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.50%) Embedded C++
5 2 (1.50%) MapBasic
5 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Degree
2 10 (7.52%) HNC
3 6 (4.51%) ISEB
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.79%) SLA
2 20 (15.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.75%) NDS
Systems Management
1 17 (12.78%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.02%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (3.01%) Netcool
4 1 (0.75%) Iperf
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) Nokia
2 21 (15.79%) Huawei
3 19 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 19 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 15 (11.28%) Amdocs
4 15 (11.28%) HP
5 14 (10.53%) Mapinfo
6 11 (8.27%) Siemens
7 7 (5.26%) Oracle
8 6 (4.51%) ZTE
9 5 (3.76%) Microsoft
9 5 (3.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (3.01%) Sybase
10 4 (3.01%) BT
11 3 (2.26%) Cisco
12 2 (1.50%) TEOCO
13 1 (0.75%) SAP
13 1 (0.75%) Nortel
13 1 (0.75%) Anite
13 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
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