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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 496 501 415
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -86
Contract jobs citing UMTS 82 68 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.03% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 28
Average daily rate
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£268 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £150 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £438 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £233 £315
% change year-on-year
+13.97% -26.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 13
Average hourly rate £28.50 £26.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% -36.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £17.10 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £38.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -14.45%
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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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 0 45 £360 +54.83% 11
South West -36 13 £260 -
London +15 6 £350 -12.50%
East of England - 4 £260 - 3
West Midlands -17 2 £268 +91.07% 1
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UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (72.22%) LTE
2 103 (71.53%) Telecoms
3 82 (56.94%) GSM
4 46 (31.94%) 3G
5 43 (29.86%) GPRS
6 38 (26.39%) Degree
7 32 (22.22%) Huawei
8 30 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
9 29 (20.14%) Network Architecture
10 28 (19.44%) 4G
11 26 (18.06%) Cisco
12 24 (16.67%) Ethernet
12 24 (16.67%) 2G
13 23 (15.97%) Ericsson
14 21 (14.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 20 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (13.89%) MPLS
15 20 (13.89%) Firewall
16 19 (13.19%) 3GPP
16 19 (13.19%) ATM
17 18 (12.50%) VPN
17 18 (12.50%) Nokia
17 18 (12.50%) Electronics
18 17 (11.81%) IPsec
18 17 (11.81%) Network Design
19 16 (11.11%) Validation
19 16 (11.11%) BGP
19 16 (11.11%) Network Management
20 15 (10.42%) Project Management
20 15 (10.42%) Juniper

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.39%) MS Project
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.69%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 104 (72.22%) LTE
2 82 (56.94%) GSM
3 46 (31.94%) 3G
4 43 (29.86%) GPRS
5 30 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
6 28 (19.44%) 4G
7 24 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 24 (16.67%) 2G
8 20 (13.89%) MPLS
8 20 (13.89%) Firewall
9 19 (13.19%) 3GPP
9 19 (13.19%) ATM
10 18 (12.50%) VPN
11 17 (11.81%) IPsec
12 16 (11.11%) BGP
13 15 (10.42%) WCDMA
13 15 (10.42%) SDH
14 13 (9.03%) VoIP
14 13 (9.03%) SNMP
15 12 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.17%) MS Access
2 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.78%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.69%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.69%) GDB
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 103 (71.53%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.50%) Electronics
3 9 (6.25%) Billing
4 7 (4.86%) Marketing
5 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.78%) Back Office
7 3 (2.08%) Finance
8 2 (1.39%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.69%) German Language
9 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (20.14%) Test Engineer
2 17 (11.81%) Integration Engineer
3 14 (9.72%) RF Engineer
4 11 (7.64%) Architect
4 11 (7.64%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) Field Engineer
5 8 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) IP Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Analyst
8 5 (3.47%) OSS Architect
8 5 (3.47%) Consultant
8 5 (3.47%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.47%) Designer
8 5 (3.47%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) XML
1 5 (3.47%) WAP
2 4 (2.78%) WML
3 2 (1.39%) STL
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.69%) SyncML
4 1 (0.69%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.25%) Smart Meter
2 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.86%) Handset
4 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Firmware
5 3 (2.08%) DTV
5 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.39%) Statistics
6 2 (1.39%) ASIC
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
7 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.69%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.69%) Replication
7 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.56%) UNIX
2 5 (3.47%) Linux
3 4 (2.78%) VxWorks
4 2 (1.39%) Windows
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) bada
5 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Network Architecture
2 17 (11.81%) Network Design
3 16 (11.11%) Validation
3 16 (11.11%) Network Management
4 15 (10.42%) Project Management
5 10 (6.94%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.25%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 8 (5.56%) Network Planning
7 8 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 8 (5.56%) Logistics
7 8 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.17%) Line Management
9 6 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.47%) SOA
10 5 (3.47%) ITIL
10 5 (3.47%) Fault Management
10 5 (3.47%) WFM
10 5 (3.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.03%) C
2 10 (6.94%) SQL
3 6 (4.17%) C++
3 6 (4.17%) Python
4 5 (3.47%) VBA
5 2 (1.39%) Erlang
5 2 (1.39%) Tcl
5 2 (1.39%) Java
5 2 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) C#
6 1 (0.69%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (26.39%) Degree
2 20 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (9.03%) CCIE
4 8 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 7 (4.86%) ISEB
5 7 (4.86%) PMP
6 6 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.08%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.39%) CNA
8 2 (1.39%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.69%) HND
9 1 (0.69%) CCA
9 1 (0.69%) CCSP
9 1 (0.69%) CCIP
9 1 (0.69%) CCDP
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.69%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.69%) CCDE
9 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.17%) Netcool
3 5 (3.47%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (2.08%) OPNET
Vendors
1 32 (22.22%) Huawei
2 26 (18.06%) Cisco
3 23 (15.97%) Ericsson
4 21 (14.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 18 (12.50%) Nokia
6 15 (10.42%) Juniper
7 11 (7.64%) CheckPoint
7 11 (7.64%) Radware
7 11 (7.64%) Redback
8 8 (5.56%) HP
9 7 (4.86%) Oracle
10 6 (4.17%) Cramer
10 6 (4.17%) Agilent
10 6 (4.17%) Greenplum
11 5 (3.47%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.78%) NetCracker
12 4 (2.78%) Anite
12 4 (2.78%) Mapinfo
12 4 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (2.08%) SAP
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