The first table below looks at the demand for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 402 408 399
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing UMTS 6 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.025% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£260 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2894 2826 3628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.33% 11.64% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1791 2113
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 173
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in London

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UMTS across the London region.

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in London

UMTS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

UMTS Daily Rate Histogram in London

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the London region.

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in London

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the London region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
City of London +25 1 - - 1
Brentford - - - -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (88.89%) GSM
2 22 (81.48%) Telecoms
3 15 (55.56%) SDH
3 15 (55.56%) ATM
4 14 (51.85%) Ethernet
5 11 (40.74%) Ericsson
6 10 (37.04%) SLA
6 10 (37.04%) LTE
7 9 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 6 (22.22%) RNC
9 5 (18.52%) GPRS
9 5 (18.52%) 3G
10 4 (14.81%) WFM
10 4 (14.81%) Network Design
11 3 (11.11%) Huawei
11 3 (11.11%) Logistics
11 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
11 3 (11.11%) 4G
11 3 (11.11%) VoLTE
11 3 (11.11%) 2G
11 3 (11.11%) 3GPP
11 3 (11.11%) WCDMA
12 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (7.41%) W3C
12 2 (7.41%) Cisco
12 2 (7.41%) WAP
12 2 (7.41%) CDMA
12 2 (7.41%) Java
12 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) GSM
2 15 (55.56%) SDH
2 15 (55.56%) ATM
3 14 (51.85%) Ethernet
4 10 (37.04%) LTE
5 9 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (22.22%) RNC
7 5 (18.52%) GPRS
7 5 (18.52%) 3G
8 3 (11.11%) 4G
8 3 (11.11%) VoLTE
8 3 (11.11%) 2G
8 3 (11.11%) 3GPP
8 3 (11.11%) WCDMA
9 2 (7.41%) CDMA
9 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (7.41%) Wireless
9 2 (7.41%) HSPA
10 1 (3.70%) NAS
10 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) GDB
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (81.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Field Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) RF Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) WAP
1 2 (7.41%) WebRTC
2 1 (3.70%) WML
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) W3C
1 2 (7.41%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Handset
2 1 (3.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) WFM
1 4 (14.81%) Network Design
2 3 (11.11%) Logistics
2 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
3 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Ericsson
2 6 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (11.11%) Huawei
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) BT
5 1 (3.70%) Anite
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) SGI
5 1 (3.70%) Nokia
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