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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 245 212 178
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -34
Contract jobs citing UMTS 32 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.44% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 2.22% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 17
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£225 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £231 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £266 £250
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £30.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+12.29% -14.08%
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
1821 1846 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.87% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 877 740
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 -1 26 £250 -1.96% 4
Hampshire +4 3 £225 - 1
Middlesex +6 2 - -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 53 (79.10%) GSM
2 43 (64.18%) Telecoms
3 41 (61.19%) LTE
4 32 (47.76%) GPRS
5 21 (31.34%) 3G
5 21 (31.34%) VoLTE
6 20 (29.85%) Wireless
7 17 (25.37%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (25.37%) 4G
8 16 (23.88%) Wireshark
9 15 (22.39%) HP
10 14 (20.90%) Ericsson
10 14 (20.90%) RNC
11 13 (19.40%) Diameter Protocol
12 12 (17.91%) Test Automation
13 11 (16.42%) Test Management
13 11 (16.42%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (16.42%) Validation
13 11 (16.42%) Test Planning
14 10 (14.93%) 3GPP
15 9 (13.43%) Nokia
15 9 (13.43%) Mapinfo
15 9 (13.43%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (13.43%) HSDPA
15 9 (13.43%) Degree
16 8 (11.94%) Huawei
16 8 (11.94%) 2G
16 8 (11.94%) WiMAX
16 8 (11.94%) SLA
16 8 (11.94%) C

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 53 (79.10%) GSM
2 41 (61.19%) LTE
3 32 (47.76%) GPRS
4 21 (31.34%) 3G
4 21 (31.34%) VoLTE
5 20 (29.85%) Wireless
6 17 (25.37%) 4G
7 16 (23.88%) Wireshark
8 14 (20.90%) RNC
9 13 (19.40%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (14.93%) 3GPP
11 9 (13.43%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (13.43%) HSDPA
12 8 (11.94%) 2G
12 8 (11.94%) WiMAX
12 8 (11.94%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (10.45%) HSPA
13 7 (10.45%) IPv6
14 6 (8.96%) WCDMA
14 6 (8.96%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
General
1 43 (64.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Tester
2 11 (16.42%) Technical Tester
3 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Administrator
4 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) RF Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Field Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 1 (1.49%) Core Network Engineer
8 1 (1.49%) Databuild Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.48%) SOAP
3 2 (2.99%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Handset
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Statistics
5 1 (1.49%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.49%) VHDL
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) UNIX
2 5 (7.46%) Solaris
2 5 (7.46%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Test Automation
2 11 (16.42%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (16.42%) Test Management
2 11 (16.42%) Validation
2 11 (16.42%) Test Planning
3 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
3 7 (10.45%) Monte Carlo Method
4 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
5 4 (5.97%) Network Planning
5 4 (5.97%) OO
5 4 (5.97%) OOD
6 3 (4.48%) ERP
6 3 (4.48%) UML
6 3 (4.48%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.48%) V-Model
6 3 (4.48%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.99%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.99%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) C
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 5 (7.46%) C++
4 2 (2.99%) Java
4 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.99%) VBA
4 2 (2.99%) Embedded C
4 2 (2.99%) Embedded C++
4 2 (2.99%) MapBasic
5 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) ISEB
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.49%) HNC
4 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) SLA
2 6 (8.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Firmware
2 1 (1.49%) NDS
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) HP
2 14 (20.90%) Ericsson
3 9 (13.43%) Nokia
3 9 (13.43%) Mapinfo
4 8 (11.94%) Huawei
5 5 (7.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (5.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (5.97%) Oracle
6 4 (5.97%) Sybase
7 2 (2.99%) Siemens
7 2 (2.99%) TEOCO
8 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.49%) Anite
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.49%) Nortel
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