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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 153 - 135
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing UMTS 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£240 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £263 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -14.08%
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
465 385 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.15% 12.82% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 191 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
Cheshire - 3 £240 -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) GSM
2 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
3 9 (60.00%) SLA
3 9 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (53.33%) Line Management
4 8 (53.33%) WFM
4 8 (53.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) RNC
4 8 (53.33%) SDH
4 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
4 8 (53.33%) ATM
4 8 (53.33%) Ericsson
5 5 (33.33%) 2G
6 3 (20.00%) 3G
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Amdocs
7 2 (13.33%) GPRS
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (13.33%) 4G
8 1 (6.67%) REST
8 1 (6.67%) Change Control
8 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
8 1 (6.67%) ServiceStack
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (6.67%) MVVM
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) GSM
2 9 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (53.33%) SDH
3 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
3 8 (53.33%) ATM
3 8 (53.33%) RNC
4 5 (33.33%) 2G
5 3 (20.00%) 3G
6 2 (13.33%) GPRS
6 2 (13.33%) 4G
7 1 (6.67%) HSPA
7 1 (6.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (86.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Field Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) WinForms
1 1 (6.67%) WPF
1 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) ServiceStack
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
1 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows CE
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) WFM
1 8 (53.33%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
2 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
2 1 (6.67%) MVVM
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (6.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Ericsson
1 8 (53.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (13.33%) Amdocs
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Mapinfo