The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 230 209 122
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -87
Contract jobs citing UMTS 20 28 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.33% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.73% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 19
Average daily rate £175 £293 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% -5.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £260 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.48% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
UMTS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -14 13 £175 -28.20% 2
Hampshire +3 3 - - 1
Surrey -10 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 20 (54.05%) LTE
3 18 (48.65%) ATM
3 18 (48.65%) GSM
4 15 (40.54%) 3G
5 14 (37.84%) GPRS
5 14 (37.84%) Huawei
6 13 (35.14%) Ethernet
7 10 (27.03%) MPLS
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco
8 9 (24.32%) Firewall
9 8 (21.62%) 2G
9 8 (21.62%) HSPA
9 8 (21.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (21.62%) Juniper
9 8 (21.62%) CDMA
9 8 (21.62%) SDH
10 7 (18.92%) 3GPP
10 7 (18.92%) VoIP
10 7 (18.92%) WCDMA
10 7 (18.92%) VPN
10 7 (18.92%) BGP
10 7 (18.92%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (18.92%) IPsec
11 6 (16.22%) 4G
11 6 (16.22%) Network Planning
11 6 (16.22%) VRRP
11 6 (16.22%) Ericsson
12 5 (13.51%) CCIE

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) LTE
2 18 (48.65%) ATM
2 18 (48.65%) GSM
3 15 (40.54%) 3G
4 14 (37.84%) GPRS
5 13 (35.14%) Ethernet
6 10 (27.03%) MPLS
7 9 (24.32%) Firewall
8 8 (21.62%) 2G
8 8 (21.62%) HSPA
8 8 (21.62%) CDMA
8 8 (21.62%) SDH
9 7 (18.92%) 3GPP
9 7 (18.92%) VoIP
9 7 (18.92%) WCDMA
9 7 (18.92%) VPN
9 7 (18.92%) BGP
9 7 (18.92%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (18.92%) IPsec
10 6 (16.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Senior Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Lead Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Certification Manager
5 2 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX Support
6 1 (2.70%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) UMTS Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Network Planning
2 5 (13.51%) Validation
2 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.11%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.11%) Network Management
4 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.70%) UML
5 1 (2.70%) OO
5 1 (2.70%) Network Design
5 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Python
1 3 (8.11%) C
2 2 (5.41%) C++
2 2 (5.41%) Tcl
3 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.51%) CCIE
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) HND
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) CCA
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) CCIP
4 1 (2.70%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Huawei
2 10 (27.03%) Cisco
3 8 (21.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (21.62%) Juniper
4 6 (16.22%) Ericsson
5 4 (10.81%) Nokia
5 4 (10.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (5.41%) Redback
6 2 (5.41%) Radware
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) Sybase
7 1 (2.70%) Cramer