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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 228 209 175
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -34
Contract jobs citing UMTS 32 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.40% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 2.09% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 17
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £231 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £384 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
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
1719 1721 1558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.81% 19.29% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 748 658
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 95 163
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.55 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +16 25 £225 -11.76% 6
Surrey -6 3 - - 2
Hampshire 0 1 £225 -
Home Counties - 1 £275 -
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England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 97 (88.99%) GSM
2 75 (68.81%) Telecoms
3 63 (57.80%) LTE
4 45 (41.28%) Wireless
4 45 (41.28%) GPRS
5 43 (39.45%) 4G
6 36 (33.03%) Ericsson
7 35 (32.11%) 3G
8 32 (29.36%) VoLTE
9 31 (28.44%) Radio Access Network
10 30 (27.52%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (26.61%) WiMAX
12 26 (23.85%) SDH
13 25 (22.94%) C
14 21 (19.27%) RNC
14 21 (19.27%) HSPA
15 19 (17.43%) SLA
16 18 (16.51%) CDMA2000
16 18 (16.51%) MPLS
16 18 (16.51%) DSL
16 18 (16.51%) Huawei
16 18 (16.51%) Network Planning
16 18 (16.51%) GPON
16 18 (16.51%) HP Quality Center
17 16 (14.68%) Wireshark
17 16 (14.68%) 2G
17 16 (14.68%) HP
18 15 (13.76%) Project Management
19 12 (11.01%) Test Automation
20 11 (10.09%) Test Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 97 (88.99%) GSM
2 63 (57.80%) LTE
3 45 (41.28%) GPRS
3 45 (41.28%) Wireless
4 43 (39.45%) 4G
5 35 (32.11%) 3G
6 32 (29.36%) VoLTE
7 31 (28.44%) Radio Access Network
8 30 (27.52%) Wi-Fi
9 29 (26.61%) WiMAX
10 26 (23.85%) SDH
11 21 (19.27%) RNC
11 21 (19.27%) HSPA
12 18 (16.51%) GPON
12 18 (16.51%) CDMA2000
12 18 (16.51%) MPLS
12 18 (16.51%) DSL
13 16 (14.68%) Wireshark
13 16 (14.68%) 2G
14 11 (10.09%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) MS Access
General
1 75 (68.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.83%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Marketing
3 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.92%) Back Office
3 1 (0.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (13.76%) Tester
2 11 (10.09%) Technical Tester
3 8 (7.34%) Test Engineer
3 8 (7.34%) Analyst
3 8 (7.34%) Field Engineer
4 6 (5.50%) Administrator
5 5 (4.59%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.67%) RF Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Network Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Project Manager
8 2 (1.83%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (1.83%) Operations Manager
8 2 (1.83%) Coordinator
8 2 (1.83%) Ericsson Engineer
8 2 (1.83%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (1.83%) Radio Engineer
8 2 (1.83%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (1.83%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (1.83%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (1.83%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.59%) Handset
3 4 (3.67%) Statistics
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.09%) Linux
2 4 (3.67%) UNIX
3 3 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.92%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Solaris
4 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Network Planning
2 15 (13.76%) Project Management
3 12 (11.01%) Test Automation
4 11 (10.09%) Test Planning
4 11 (10.09%) Validation
4 11 (10.09%) Test Management
4 11 (10.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (9.17%) OOD
5 10 (9.17%) OO
6 9 (8.26%) UML
6 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.34%) Logistics
7 8 (7.34%) Software Testing
7 8 (7.34%) Test Scripting
7 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.42%) Monte Carlo Method
9 6 (5.50%) Line Management
9 6 (5.50%) WFM
10 3 (2.75%) Network Design
10 3 (2.75%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) C
2 10 (9.17%) C++
2 10 (9.17%) SQL
3 7 (6.42%) Embedded C
3 7 (6.42%) Embedded C++
4 2 (1.83%) MapBasic
4 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.83%) VBA
5 1 (0.92%) Python
5 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) ISEB
2 8 (7.34%) Degree
3 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.92%) HNC
4 1 (0.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.43%) SLA
2 4 (3.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Firmware
2 1 (0.92%) NDS
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.67%) Netcool
3 2 (1.83%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 36 (33.03%) Ericsson
2 18 (16.51%) Huawei
3 16 (14.68%) HP
4 11 (10.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (9.17%) Mapinfo
5 10 (9.17%) Nokia
6 5 (4.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (2.75%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.75%) SAP
7 3 (2.75%) Actix
8 2 (1.83%) TEOCO
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.83%) Siemens
9 1 (0.92%) Sybase
9 1 (0.92%) Nortel
9 1 (0.92%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.92%) NetHawk
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