The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 198 221 190
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -31
Contract jobs citing UMTS 60 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.19% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 1.09% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 1 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.48% +51.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £410 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £410 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2001 1566 1515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.72% 17.71% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 659 600
Average daily rate £350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

UMTS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

UMTS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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
Berkshire +25 47 £283 -31.09% 12
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 73 (87.95%) GSM
2 64 (77.11%) Telecoms
3 49 (59.04%) LTE
4 33 (39.76%) Wireless
5 32 (38.55%) 4G
6 28 (33.73%) Radio Access Network
7 26 (31.33%) SDH
7 26 (31.33%) Ericsson
8 25 (30.12%) 3G
9 24 (28.92%) WiMAX
9 24 (28.92%) GPRS
10 22 (26.51%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (24.10%) MPLS
12 19 (22.89%) Project Management
13 18 (21.69%) SLA
13 18 (21.69%) C
13 18 (21.69%) Huawei
14 16 (19.28%) HSPA
14 16 (19.28%) Ethernet
14 16 (19.28%) CDMA2000
14 16 (19.28%) Network Planning
15 15 (18.07%) DSL
15 15 (18.07%) VoLTE
15 15 (18.07%) GPON
16 13 (15.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 12 (14.46%) 2G
18 11 (13.25%) RNC
19 8 (9.64%) Logistics
19 8 (9.64%) Service Management
19 8 (9.64%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 73 (87.95%) GSM
2 49 (59.04%) LTE
3 33 (39.76%) Wireless
4 32 (38.55%) 4G
5 28 (33.73%) Radio Access Network
6 26 (31.33%) SDH
7 25 (30.12%) 3G
8 24 (28.92%) WiMAX
8 24 (28.92%) GPRS
9 22 (26.51%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (24.10%) MPLS
11 16 (19.28%) HSPA
11 16 (19.28%) Ethernet
11 16 (19.28%) CDMA2000
12 15 (18.07%) DSL
12 15 (18.07%) VoLTE
12 15 (18.07%) GPON
13 12 (14.46%) 2G
14 11 (13.25%) RNC
15 6 (7.23%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.20%) MS Access
General
1 64 (77.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Marketing
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (8.43%) Operations Manager
2 5 (6.02%) Field Engineer
2 5 (6.02%) Implementation Manager
3 4 (4.82%) Analyst
3 4 (4.82%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (3.61%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (3.61%) Test Analyst
4 3 (3.61%) Architect
4 3 (3.61%) Project Manager
4 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (3.61%) Design Engineer
4 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
5 2 (2.41%) Network Manager
5 2 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (2.41%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (2.41%) Ericsson Engineer
5 2 (2.41%) Coordinator
5 2 (2.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (2.41%) Tester
5 2 (2.41%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Video on Demand
2 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.61%) DTV
3 2 (2.41%) Handset
3 2 (2.41%) Statistics
4 1 (1.20%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) UNIX
3 1 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Project Management
2 16 (19.28%) Network Planning
3 8 (9.64%) Logistics
3 8 (9.64%) Service Management
4 6 (7.23%) OOD
4 6 (7.23%) ITIL
4 6 (7.23%) UML
4 6 (7.23%) OO
4 6 (7.23%) Network Architecture
4 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (7.23%) Network Management
4 6 (7.23%) Release Management
4 6 (7.23%) Fault Management
4 6 (7.23%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.02%) Line Management
5 5 (6.02%) WFM
5 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
5 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) C
2 6 (7.23%) C++
3 5 (6.02%) SQL
3 5 (6.02%) Embedded C
3 5 (6.02%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.20%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) VCP4
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.82%) CCIE
5 3 (3.61%) ISEB
6 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.20%) HNC
6 1 (1.20%) HND
6 1 (1.20%) CCSP
6 1 (1.20%) CCDP
6 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.20%) PMP
6 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.69%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Netcool
2 3 (3.61%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.20%) OPNET
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Ericsson
2 18 (21.69%) Huawei
3 13 (15.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (8.43%) Nokia
5 6 (7.23%) Cisco
6 4 (4.82%) Redback
6 4 (4.82%) Radware
6 4 (4.82%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.82%) Juniper
6 4 (4.82%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.61%) Actix
7 3 (3.61%) SAP
7 3 (3.61%) Cramer
8 2 (2.41%) Nortel
9 1 (1.20%) Greenplum
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle
9 1 (1.20%) Sybase
9 1 (1.20%) Citrix
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.20%) HP
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