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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 237 223 223
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing UMTS 16 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 1.65% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 1
Average daily rate £375 £283 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -31.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.04% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 February 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
Surrey +3 8 £425 - 3
Berkshire -16 5 £325 +15.04% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 2 - -
Hampshire +5 1 - -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (71.43%) GSM
1 20 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 18 (64.29%) LTE
3 14 (50.00%) GPRS
4 13 (46.43%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 8 (28.57%) C++
5 8 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (25.00%) RTP
6 7 (25.00%) STL
6 7 (25.00%) Linux
6 7 (25.00%) OO
6 7 (25.00%) Degree
6 7 (25.00%) Subversion
6 7 (25.00%) RANAP
6 7 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (25.00%) Trac
7 6 (21.43%) 3G
8 5 (17.86%) WCDMA
8 5 (17.86%) SLA
8 5 (17.86%) CDMA
8 5 (17.86%) Unix
8 5 (17.86%) Solaris
8 5 (17.86%) Oracle
8 5 (17.86%) Sybase
8 5 (17.86%) SS7
8 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
8 5 (17.86%) 4G
9 4 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (14.29%) Computer Science

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) GSM
2 18 (64.29%) LTE
3 14 (50.00%) GPRS
4 13 (46.43%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (25.00%) RANAP
6 7 (25.00%) RTP
7 6 (21.43%) 3G
8 5 (17.86%) 4G
8 5 (17.86%) CDMA
8 5 (17.86%) SS7
8 5 (17.86%) WCDMA
9 4 (14.29%) 3GPP
9 4 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (10.71%) 2G
10 3 (10.71%) GGSN
10 3 (10.71%) SGSN
10 3 (10.71%) VoLTE
11 2 (7.14%) HSDPA
11 2 (7.14%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Subversion
1 7 (25.00%) Trac
2 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) LTE Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Support
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) BSS Architect
4 2 (7.14%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) UMTS Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) UMTS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (25.00%) STL
2 1 (3.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Handset
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Solaris
2 5 (17.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Network Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) SOA
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.57%) Defect Management
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) SDLC
5 1 (3.57%) Test Management
5 1 (3.57%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) CCIE
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
1 5 (17.86%) Sybase
2 4 (14.29%) Anite
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Agilent
4 1 (3.57%) Cerion
4 1 (3.57%) Greenplum
4 1 (3.57%) NetCracker
4 1 (3.57%) Nokia
4 1 (3.57%) Talend
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago