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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 210 219 180
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -39
Contract jobs citing UMTS 28 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.19% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 1.12% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 14
Average daily rate
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£269 £410 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.45% +51.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £410 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £410 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £270 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £35.00
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
1856 1431 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.88% 17.20% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 604 602
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 157
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +7 20 £269 -34.45% 8
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 3
Hampshire - - - -
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UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 49 (75.38%) GSM
3 47 (72.31%) LTE
4 26 (40.00%) 3G
5 24 (36.92%) 4G
6 18 (27.69%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (24.62%) Ericsson
7 16 (24.62%) 2G
7 16 (24.62%) Huawei
8 15 (23.08%) GPRS
9 13 (20.00%) Nokia
9 13 (20.00%) Project Management
9 13 (20.00%) Wireless
10 12 (18.46%) MPLS
10 12 (18.46%) Ethernet
11 11 (16.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 10 (15.38%) SDH
12 10 (15.38%) Service Management
13 9 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (13.85%) Validation
13 9 (13.85%) Degree
13 9 (13.85%) WiMAX
13 9 (13.85%) ITIL
13 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
13 9 (13.85%) VoLTE
13 9 (13.85%) Network Architecture
14 8 (12.31%) Release Management
14 8 (12.31%) Fault Management
14 8 (12.31%) Problem Management
14 8 (12.31%) Network Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 49 (75.38%) GSM
2 47 (72.31%) LTE
3 26 (40.00%) 3G
4 24 (36.92%) 4G
5 18 (27.69%) Radio Access Network
6 16 (24.62%) 2G
7 15 (23.08%) GPRS
8 13 (20.00%) Wireless
9 12 (18.46%) MPLS
9 12 (18.46%) Ethernet
10 10 (15.38%) SDH
11 9 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (13.85%) WiMAX
11 9 (13.85%) VoLTE
12 7 (10.77%) RNC
12 7 (10.77%) SNMP
13 6 (9.23%) VPN
13 6 (9.23%) VoIP
13 6 (9.23%) CDMA2000
13 6 (9.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) MS Access
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
General
1 50 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Marketing
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
3 3 (4.62%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (13.85%) Operations Manager
2 7 (10.77%) Implementation Manager
3 6 (9.23%) Design Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Radio Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Transmission Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) IP Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 3G Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) UMTS Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Network Operations Manager
8 1 (1.54%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Video on Demand
1 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.62%) DTV
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Handset
3 1 (1.54%) Replication
3 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.54%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) UNIX
1 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Project Management
2 10 (15.38%) Service Management
3 9 (13.85%) Validation
3 9 (13.85%) ITIL
3 9 (13.85%) Network Architecture
4 8 (12.31%) Release Management
4 8 (12.31%) Fault Management
4 8 (12.31%) Problem Management
4 8 (12.31%) Network Management
4 8 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (12.31%) Network Planning
5 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.15%) Logistics
6 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.62%) Network Design
8 2 (3.08%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.08%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 6 (9.23%) C
3 2 (3.08%) VBA
4 1 (1.54%) R
4 1 (1.54%) C++
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.23%) CCIE
4 2 (3.08%) HND
5 1 (1.54%) HNC
5 1 (1.54%) CCSP
5 1 (1.54%) CCDP
5 1 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.54%) PMP
5 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) SLA
2 4 (6.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Netcool
2 6 (9.23%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.54%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Ericsson
1 16 (24.62%) Huawei
2 13 (20.00%) Nokia
3 11 (16.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (12.31%) Business Objects
4 8 (12.31%) Cisco
5 6 (9.23%) Radware
5 6 (9.23%) Juniper
5 6 (9.23%) Redback
6 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.15%) Greenplum
8 3 (4.62%) Cramer
8 3 (4.62%) Oracle
8 3 (4.62%) Mapinfo
9 2 (3.08%) Nortel
9 2 (3.08%) SAP
10 1 (1.54%) BT
10 1 (1.54%) Anite
10 1 (1.54%) NetCracker
10 1 (1.54%) NetHawk
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