The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 165 156 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing UMTS 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 1.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £255 £263
% change year-on-year
-9.80% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.52% -10.00%
UMTS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
580 510 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.42% 13.03% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 237 176
Average daily rate £375 £336 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 50 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

UMTS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

UMTS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Cheshire -2 2 £330 +10.00% 1
Manchester -10 2 £130 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (100.00%) GSM
2 5 (71.43%) Ericsson
2 5 (71.43%) 3G
2 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) 2G
2 5 (71.43%) LTE
2 5 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (57.14%) 4G
3 4 (57.14%) Nokia
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Huawei
5 2 (28.57%) Statistics
5 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (28.57%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (28.57%) Mapinfo
5 2 (28.57%) BT
5 2 (28.57%) PMI
5 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (28.57%) C
6 1 (14.29%) VBA
6 1 (14.29%) MS Project
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) SDH
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) GSM
2 5 (71.43%) 2G
2 5 (71.43%) 3G
2 5 (71.43%) LTE
2 5 (71.43%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (57.14%) 4G
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) GPRS
4 1 (14.29%) HSPA
4 1 (14.29%) IPv4
4 1 (14.29%) MegaStream
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) SDH
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) RAN Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RF Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Rollout Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Rollout Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) PMI
1 2 (28.57%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) CAD
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (14.29%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Ericsson
2 4 (57.14%) Nokia
3 3 (42.86%) Huawei
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) BT
4 2 (28.57%) Mapinfo
4 2 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (14.29%) Amdocs
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (14.29%) Siemens
5 1 (14.29%) Tellabs
5 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media