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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 210 198 162
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -36
Contract jobs citing UMTS 42 46 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.53% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 2.96% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 18
Average daily rate
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£360 £233 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £163 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £258 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £244 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -22.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -14.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -14.45%
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
1828 1556 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.79% 17.90% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 723 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 86 167
Average hourly rate £19.91 £23.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.98 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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
Berkshire -11 17 £255 +9.67% 8
Buckinghamshire - 11 - -
Surrey +4 9 £375 - 1
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 49 (65.33%) LTE
3 40 (53.33%) GSM
4 26 (34.67%) 3G
5 23 (30.67%) GPRS
6 20 (26.67%) Degree
7 18 (24.00%) Network Architecture
7 18 (24.00%) Cisco
8 17 (22.67%) Nokia
8 17 (22.67%) 4G
8 17 (22.67%) Huawei
9 16 (21.33%) Network Management
9 16 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (20.00%) MPLS
10 15 (20.00%) 2G
11 14 (18.67%) IPsec
11 14 (18.67%) Firewall
11 14 (18.67%) Ericsson
11 14 (18.67%) VPN
11 14 (18.67%) Ethernet
12 13 (17.33%) Juniper
12 13 (17.33%) Validation
12 13 (17.33%) Radio Access Network
13 12 (16.00%) BGP
13 12 (16.00%) CCIE
13 12 (16.00%) VoIP
14 11 (14.67%) SNMP
14 11 (14.67%) Project Management
14 11 (14.67%) Radware
14 11 (14.67%) Redback

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 49 (65.33%) LTE
2 40 (53.33%) GSM
3 26 (34.67%) 3G
4 23 (30.67%) GPRS
5 17 (22.67%) 4G
6 15 (20.00%) 2G
6 15 (20.00%) MPLS
7 14 (18.67%) Ethernet
7 14 (18.67%) VPN
7 14 (18.67%) IPsec
7 14 (18.67%) Firewall
8 13 (17.33%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (16.00%) VoIP
9 12 (16.00%) BGP
10 11 (14.67%) SNMP
11 10 (13.33%) VRRP
11 10 (13.33%) FWSM
11 10 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
12 9 (12.00%) HSPA
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 6 (8.00%) Electronics
2 6 (8.00%) Marketing
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Finance
5 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (16.00%) Test Engineer
2 11 (14.67%) Architect
2 11 (14.67%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (10.67%) Design Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) RF Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) IP Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) OSS Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) OSS Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Network Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Operations Manager
7 4 (5.33%) 3G Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Radio Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) RAN Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
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 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Firmware
3 2 (2.67%) ASIC
3 2 (2.67%) DTV
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Handset
3 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) PMI
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) VHDL
4 1 (1.33%) Verilog
4 1 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) UNIX
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Network Architecture
2 16 (21.33%) Network Management
3 13 (17.33%) Validation
4 11 (14.67%) Project Management
5 10 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 9 (12.00%) Network Design
7 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.67%) SOA
8 5 (6.67%) Service Management
8 5 (6.67%) ITIL
8 5 (6.67%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.67%) Fault Management
9 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.33%) Release Management
9 4 (5.33%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.33%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (4.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (4.00%) Time Management
10 3 (4.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) Python
3 5 (6.67%) VBA
4 3 (4.00%) C
5 2 (2.67%) C++
5 2 (2.67%) Tcl
6 1 (1.33%) R
6 1 (1.33%) Perl
6 1 (1.33%) C#
6 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Degree
2 16 (21.33%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (16.00%) CCIE
4 8 (10.67%) PMI Certification
5 7 (9.33%) PMP
6 2 (2.67%) ISEB
6 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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%) CCSP
7 1 (1.33%) CCIP
7 1 (1.33%) CCDP
7 1 (1.33%) CCDE
7 1 (1.33%) CCA
7 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) QA
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%) Cisco
2 17 (22.67%) Nokia
2 17 (22.67%) Huawei
3 14 (18.67%) Ericsson
4 13 (17.33%) Juniper
5 11 (14.67%) Radware
5 11 (14.67%) Redback
5 11 (14.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (9.33%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.00%) HP
7 6 (8.00%) Greenplum
8 5 (6.67%) Oracle
8 5 (6.67%) Business Objects
8 5 (6.67%) Cramer
9 4 (5.33%) Mapinfo
10 3 (4.00%) Remedy
10 3 (4.00%) NetCracker
10 3 (4.00%) Citrix
10 3 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.00%) BMC
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