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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 402 428 393
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -35
Contract jobs citing UMTS 12 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% 0.020% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
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£275 £379 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.39% +76.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £78.75 £35.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+121.83% -18.85%
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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
3152 3102 3403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.97% 12.28% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2084 2038 2168
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 91 150
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

UMTS Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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 14 (77.78%) LTE
2 8 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 8 (44.44%) Huawei
2 8 (44.44%) GSM
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (33.33%) 3G
4 6 (33.33%) Network Architecture
5 5 (27.78%) SNMP
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) CRM
5 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
6 4 (22.22%) Broadband
6 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) GPRS
7 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
7 3 (16.67%) Logistics
7 3 (16.67%) Network Design
8 2 (11.11%) 4G
8 2 (11.11%) Analytics
8 2 (11.11%) SDH
8 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.11%) ATM
9 1 (5.56%) HTTP
9 1 (5.56%) SSL
9 1 (5.56%) SLA
9 1 (5.56%) WAP
9 1 (5.56%) Client/Server

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) LTE
2 8 (44.44%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (44.44%) GSM
3 6 (33.33%) 3G
4 5 (27.78%) SNMP
5 4 (22.22%) Broadband
5 4 (22.22%) VoIP
6 3 (16.67%) GPRS
7 2 (11.11%) 4G
7 2 (11.11%) SDH
7 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 2 (11.11%) ATM
8 1 (5.56%) HTTP
8 1 (5.56%) SSL
8 1 (5.56%) Internet
8 1 (5.56%) IPv6
8 1 (5.56%) UTRAN
8 1 (5.56%) DSL
8 1 (5.56%) DAB
8 1 (5.56%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) OSS Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) RF Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) WAP
1 1 (5.56%) WML
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Neural Network
1 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Logistics
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Huawei
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.56%) Nokia
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) RapidMiner
4 1 (5.56%) Anite