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 24 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 237 202 165
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -37
Contract jobs citing UMTS 27 30 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.35% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 2.12% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
Average daily rate
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£368 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £288 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+4.50% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -37.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -29.41%
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
1870 1415 1902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.04% 16.66% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 669 667
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 98 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.15 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +15.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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
Buckinghamshire -1 11 - -
Berkshire -15 8 £240 -4.00% 1
Surrey -2 5 £375 - 3
Hampshire -35 1 - -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 53 (77.94%) Telecoms
2 43 (63.24%) LTE
3 42 (61.76%) GSM
4 23 (33.82%) 3G
5 21 (30.88%) Degree
6 16 (23.53%) 4G
6 16 (23.53%) GPRS
7 15 (22.06%) Nokia
8 14 (20.59%) Network Architecture
9 13 (19.12%) Cisco
9 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (19.12%) 2G
10 12 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (17.65%) Huawei
11 11 (16.18%) Network Management
11 11 (16.18%) Validation
11 11 (16.18%) Project Management
11 11 (16.18%) Ericsson
12 10 (14.71%) Ethernet
12 10 (14.71%) Marketing
13 9 (13.24%) Redback
13 9 (13.24%) Network Design
13 9 (13.24%) IPsec
13 9 (13.24%) Firewall
13 9 (13.24%) Radware
13 9 (13.24%) MPLS
13 9 (13.24%) 3GPP
13 9 (13.24%) Juniper
13 9 (13.24%) CCIE
13 9 (13.24%) VPN

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 43 (63.24%) LTE
2 42 (61.76%) GSM
3 23 (33.82%) 3G
4 16 (23.53%) GPRS
4 16 (23.53%) 4G
5 13 (19.12%) 2G
6 12 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (14.71%) Ethernet
8 9 (13.24%) VPN
8 9 (13.24%) 3GPP
8 9 (13.24%) MPLS
8 9 (13.24%) IPsec
8 9 (13.24%) Firewall
9 8 (11.76%) Wireless
9 8 (11.76%) VoLTE
9 8 (11.76%) SNMP
10 7 (10.29%) VoIP
10 7 (10.29%) BGP
10 7 (10.29%) Cisco PIX
10 7 (10.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) MS Access
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
General
1 53 (77.94%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.71%) Marketing
3 6 (8.82%) Electronics
4 5 (7.35%) Finance
5 3 (4.41%) Legal
5 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Test Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (8.82%) RF Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) IP Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Operations Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) 3G Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Implementation Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Network Designer
6 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Designer
6 4 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) OSS Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Network Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) WML
1 3 (4.41%) XML
1 3 (4.41%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 5 (7.35%) DTV
3 3 (4.41%) Video on Demand
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Handset
4 2 (2.94%) Statistics
5 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.47%) PMI
5 1 (1.47%) ASIC
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Network Architecture
2 11 (16.18%) Network Management
2 11 (16.18%) Project Management
2 11 (16.18%) Validation
3 9 (13.24%) Network Design
4 7 (10.29%) Service Management
4 7 (10.29%) ITIL
4 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
4 7 (10.29%) Fault Management
5 6 (8.82%) Release Management
5 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.88%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.41%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.41%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) VBA
3 2 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) Degree
2 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (13.24%) CCIE
4 5 (7.35%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.88%) PMP
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB
6 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.94%) HND
6 2 (2.94%) CNA
6 2 (2.94%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.47%) HNC
7 1 (1.47%) CCSP
7 1 (1.47%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 5 (7.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Firmware
2 1 (1.47%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Netcool
2 3 (4.41%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.94%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Nokia
2 13 (19.12%) Cisco
3 12 (17.65%) Huawei
4 11 (16.18%) Ericsson
5 9 (13.24%) Juniper
5 9 (13.24%) Radware
5 9 (13.24%) Redback
6 8 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (8.82%) HP
8 5 (7.35%) Business Objects
8 5 (7.35%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.35%) Greenplum
9 4 (5.88%) Oracle
10 3 (4.41%) Mapinfo
10 3 (4.41%) Cramer
11 2 (2.94%) NetCracker
11 2 (2.94%) Remedy
11 2 (2.94%) BMC
11 2 (2.94%) Citrix
11 2 (2.94%) SAP