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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 202 189 145
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -44
Contract jobs citing UMTS 40 53 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.61% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 3.32% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 19
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£308 £260 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £170 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £343 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -21.11%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1826 1597 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.28% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 736 601
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 180
Average hourly rate £18.13 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 -2 26 £235 +1.07% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 7 - -
Surrey -6 5 £373 +24.16% 4
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 47 (72.31%) Telecoms
2 39 (60.00%) LTE
3 32 (49.23%) GSM
4 22 (33.85%) GPRS
5 21 (32.31%) 3G
6 20 (30.77%) Degree
7 18 (27.69%) Cisco
8 16 (24.62%) MPLS
8 16 (24.62%) Huawei
9 15 (23.08%) Ethernet
9 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (23.08%) Ericsson
9 15 (23.08%) Firewall
9 15 (23.08%) Network Architecture
10 14 (21.54%) VPN
10 14 (21.54%) Nokia
10 14 (21.54%) IPsec
10 14 (21.54%) 4G
10 14 (21.54%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (20.00%) VoIP
11 13 (20.00%) Juniper
11 13 (20.00%) 2G
12 12 (18.46%) BGP
12 12 (18.46%) HSPA
12 12 (18.46%) Network Management
13 11 (16.92%) CCIE
13 11 (16.92%) VRRP
13 11 (16.92%) Validation
13 11 (16.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 10 (15.38%) IPv6

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (60.00%) LTE
2 32 (49.23%) GSM
3 22 (33.85%) GPRS
4 21 (32.31%) 3G
5 16 (24.62%) MPLS
6 15 (23.08%) Ethernet
6 15 (23.08%) Firewall
7 14 (21.54%) IPsec
7 14 (21.54%) 4G
7 14 (21.54%) Radio Access Network
7 14 (21.54%) VPN
8 13 (20.00%) VoIP
8 13 (20.00%) 2G
9 12 (18.46%) HSPA
9 12 (18.46%) BGP
10 11 (16.92%) VRRP
11 10 (15.38%) IPv6
12 9 (13.85%) 3GPP
13 8 (12.31%) DNS
13 8 (12.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) MS Access
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) LabVIEW
General
1 47 (72.31%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.23%) Marketing
3 5 (7.69%) Electronics
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.08%) Finance
6 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Solutions Architect
2 11 (16.92%) Architect
3 6 (9.23%) Design Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) RF Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Designer
4 5 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 5 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) IP Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) OSS Architect
5 4 (6.15%) 3G Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) UMTS Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Radio Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) RF Test Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Certification Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) WML
1 3 (4.62%) XML
1 3 (4.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.62%) Firmware
3 2 (3.08%) Statistics
3 2 (3.08%) DTV
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Handset
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) VHDL
4 1 (1.54%) Verilog
4 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.54%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) UNIX
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 12 (18.46%) Network Management
3 11 (16.92%) Validation
4 10 (15.38%) Project Management
5 9 (13.85%) Network Design
6 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
6 8 (12.31%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.15%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.15%) SOA
7 4 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.62%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.62%) Integration Testing
8 3 (4.62%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.62%) Time Management
8 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.62%) Software Testing
8 3 (4.62%) V-Model
8 3 (4.62%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.08%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) Python
2 5 (7.69%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) VBA
3 4 (6.15%) C
4 3 (4.62%) C++
5 2 (3.08%) Tcl
6 1 (1.54%) Perl
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Degree
2 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (16.92%) CCIE
4 7 (10.77%) PMI Certification
5 6 (9.23%) PMP
6 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.08%) ISEB
6 2 (3.08%) CNA
6 2 (3.08%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CCA
7 1 (1.54%) CCNP
7 1 (1.54%) CCIP
7 1 (1.54%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) Netcool
2 2 (3.08%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Cisco
2 16 (24.62%) Huawei
3 15 (23.08%) Ericsson
4 14 (21.54%) Nokia
5 13 (20.00%) Juniper
6 11 (16.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (13.85%) Radware
7 9 (13.85%) Redback
8 6 (9.23%) HP
9 5 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (6.15%) Cramer
11 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.08%) Mapinfo
12 2 (3.08%) Remedy
12 2 (3.08%) NetCracker
12 2 (3.08%) BMC
12 2 (3.08%) Citrix
12 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.08%) Oracle
12 2 (3.08%) Business Objects