The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 396 411 404
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing UMTS 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.030% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
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£500 £300 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £263 £304
% change year-on-year
-48.57% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
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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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2999 2795 2875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.96% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 1866 1775
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 82 131
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £108.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) GSM
2 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (66.67%) RNC
4 8 (53.33%) SLA
4 8 (53.33%) ATM
5 7 (46.67%) SDH
5 7 (46.67%) Ericsson
5 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) WFM
5 7 (46.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (46.67%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (46.67%) Line Management
6 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) SGSN
6 4 (26.67%) LTE
6 4 (26.67%) LDAP
7 3 (20.00%) C
7 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
7 3 (20.00%) GPRS
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
8 2 (13.33%) 4G
8 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) Solaris
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
9 1 (6.67%) CRM
9 1 (6.67%) Perl

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) GSM
2 10 (66.67%) RNC
3 8 (53.33%) ATM
4 7 (46.67%) SDH
4 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
4 7 (46.67%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) SGSN
5 4 (26.67%) LTE
5 4 (26.67%) LDAP
6 3 (20.00%) 3GPP
6 3 (20.00%) GPRS
6 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
7 2 (13.33%) 4G
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 1 (6.67%) ISDN
8 1 (6.67%) LAN
8 1 (6.67%) WAN
8 1 (6.67%) SMS
General
1 11 (73.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Field Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) WAP
1 1 (6.67%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Handset
1 1 (6.67%) IVR
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) WFM
1 7 (46.67%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
2 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Ericsson
1 7 (46.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.67%) BT
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) HP