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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 213 192 164
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -28
Contract jobs citing UMTS 37 40 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.47% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 2.66% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 11
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£364 £244 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.23% -21.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £278 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -35.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £78.75 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+121.83% -16.47%
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
1896 1502 1974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.47% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 696 632
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 October 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 October 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 -9 15 £310 +30.52% 2
Buckinghamshire - 11 - -
Surrey -3 7 £371 - 2
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 56 (74.67%) Telecoms
2 46 (61.33%) LTE
3 43 (57.33%) GSM
4 26 (34.67%) 3G
5 22 (29.33%) Degree
6 21 (28.00%) GPRS
7 18 (24.00%) Nokia
8 17 (22.67%) Network Architecture
8 17 (22.67%) 4G
9 15 (20.00%) Network Management
9 15 (20.00%) Huawei
9 15 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (20.00%) Cisco
9 15 (20.00%) 2G
10 13 (17.33%) Validation
10 13 (17.33%) Ericsson
11 12 (16.00%) Ethernet
11 12 (16.00%) MPLS
11 12 (16.00%) Project Management
11 12 (16.00%) Radio Access Network
12 11 (14.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 11 (14.67%) Redback
12 11 (14.67%) Radware
12 11 (14.67%) IPsec
12 11 (14.67%) Firewall
12 11 (14.67%) Juniper
12 11 (14.67%) CCIE
12 11 (14.67%) VPN
13 10 (13.33%) SNMP
13 10 (13.33%) Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 46 (61.33%) LTE
2 43 (57.33%) GSM
3 26 (34.67%) 3G
4 21 (28.00%) GPRS
5 17 (22.67%) 4G
6 15 (20.00%) 2G
7 12 (16.00%) Radio Access Network
7 12 (16.00%) Ethernet
7 12 (16.00%) MPLS
8 11 (14.67%) VPN
8 11 (14.67%) Firewall
8 11 (14.67%) IPsec
9 10 (13.33%) SNMP
10 9 (12.00%) 3GPP
10 9 (12.00%) VoIP
10 9 (12.00%) BGP
10 9 (12.00%) Wireless
10 9 (12.00%) FWSM
10 9 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) MS Access
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 56 (74.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.33%) Marketing
3 6 (8.00%) Electronics
4 5 (6.67%) Finance
5 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (14.67%) Architect
1 11 (14.67%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Design Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) RF Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) IP Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.67%) OSS Architect
6 5 (6.67%) 3G Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) RAN Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Radio Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Operations Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) WML
1 3 (4.00%) XML
1 3 (4.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Smart Meter
2 5 (6.67%) DTV
3 3 (4.00%) Video on Demand
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Handset
4 2 (2.67%) ASIC
4 2 (2.67%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) PMI
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) VHDL
5 1 (1.33%) Verilog
5 1 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Network Architecture
2 15 (20.00%) Network Management
3 13 (17.33%) Validation
4 12 (16.00%) Project Management
5 9 (12.00%) Network Design
5 9 (12.00%) Load Balancing
6 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.67%) SOA
7 5 (6.67%) Service Management
7 5 (6.67%) ITIL
7 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.67%) Fault Management
8 4 (5.33%) Release Management
8 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.33%) Network Planning
8 4 (5.33%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.33%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (4.00%) Time Management
9 3 (4.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) VBA
3 3 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.33%) R
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (29.33%) Degree
2 15 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (14.67%) CCIE
4 7 (9.33%) PMI Certification
5 6 (8.00%) PMP
6 2 (2.67%) ISEB
6 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.67%) HND
6 2 (2.67%) CNA
6 2 (2.67%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.33%) HNC
7 1 (1.33%) CCSP
7 1 (1.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 5 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (1.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Netcool
2 3 (4.00%) OPNET
2 3 (4.00%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Nokia
2 15 (20.00%) Cisco
2 15 (20.00%) Huawei
3 13 (17.33%) Ericsson
4 11 (14.67%) Juniper
4 11 (14.67%) Radware
4 11 (14.67%) Redback
4 11 (14.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (8.00%) Greenplum
5 6 (8.00%) HP
5 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.67%) Oracle
6 5 (6.67%) Business Objects
7 4 (5.33%) Mapinfo
7 4 (5.33%) Cramer
8 3 (4.00%) NetCracker
8 3 (4.00%) Remedy
8 3 (4.00%) Citrix
8 3 (4.00%) BMC
9 2 (2.67%) SAP
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