The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 105 90 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing UMTS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.070% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £130 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £283 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.53% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UMTS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
276 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.23% 12.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 77
Average daily rate £368 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bolton - 1 £130 -
UMTS
North West

UMTS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia