The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 71 77 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing UMTS 4 10 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.94% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 4.17% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £155 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.50% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.88%
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
185 240 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.33% 22.51% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 92 122
Average daily rate £350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.30 £13.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (80.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) GSM
4 5 (50.00%) Nokia
5 4 (40.00%) WiMAX
5 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (40.00%) Wireless
5 4 (40.00%) Huawei
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) 3G
6 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Juniper
7 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) CCIE
7 2 (20.00%) Radware
7 2 (20.00%) MPLS
7 2 (20.00%) IPsec
7 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (20.00%) 4G
7 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
7 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
7 2 (20.00%) Redback

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (80.00%) LTE
2 5 (50.00%) GSM
3 4 (40.00%) WiMAX
3 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) 3G
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) IPsec
5 2 (20.00%) 4G
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) HSPA
6 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (10.00%) 2G
6 1 (10.00%) RNC
6 1 (10.00%) SS7
6 1 (10.00%) CDMA2000
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) RF Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) RF Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IP Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Product Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
3 1 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) NDS
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Nokia
2 4 (40.00%) Huawei
3 3 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (30.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Radware
4 2 (20.00%) Redback
5 1 (10.00%) Nortel
5 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (10.00%) Siemens
5 1 (10.00%) TIBCO