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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 261 228 219
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Contract jobs citing UMTS 10 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 2.36% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 7
Median daily rate £230 £209 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.17% +19.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £143 £263
% change year-on-year
+89.47% -45.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
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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
1882 1864 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.66% 19.51% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 903 719
Median daily rate £375 £366 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 106 104
Median hourly rate £35.25 £34.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% +80.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing UMTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -30 6 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
Hampshire +2 1 - -
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England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing UMTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 35 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 30 (71.43%) GSM
3 25 (59.52%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (52.38%) LTE
4 22 (52.38%) GPRS
5 17 (40.48%) WCDMA
5 17 (40.48%) Sybase
5 17 (40.48%) Unix
6 16 (38.10%) Oracle
6 16 (38.10%) Solaris
6 16 (38.10%) SS7
6 16 (38.10%) Oracle Database
7 12 (28.57%) 3G
8 11 (26.19%) CDMA
9 10 (23.81%) 4G
9 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (21.43%) RTP
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
10 9 (21.43%) OO
10 9 (21.43%) C++
10 9 (21.43%) STL
10 9 (21.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 9 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (21.43%) Trac
10 9 (21.43%) Subversion
10 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
10 9 (21.43%) RANAP
10 9 (21.43%) Cross-Platform Development
11 8 (19.05%) Huawei
11 8 (19.05%) GGSN

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 30 (71.43%) GSM
2 25 (59.52%) Diameter Protocol
3 22 (52.38%) GPRS
3 22 (52.38%) LTE
4 17 (40.48%) WCDMA
5 16 (38.10%) SS7
6 12 (28.57%) 3G
7 11 (26.19%) CDMA
8 10 (23.81%) 4G
8 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (21.43%) RANAP
9 9 (21.43%) RTP
10 8 (19.05%) 2G
10 8 (19.05%) GGSN
10 8 (19.05%) SGSN
11 5 (11.90%) H.323
11 5 (11.90%) MGCP
11 5 (11.90%) NGN
11 5 (11.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Subversion
1 9 (21.43%) Trac
General
1 35 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Core Network Engineer
1 15 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Network Support
3 11 (26.19%) Network Support Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Technical Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Technical Support
3 11 (26.19%) Technical Support Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Software Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) LTE Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.76%) GSM Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Optimisation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Radio Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) UMTS Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) UMTS Software Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (21.43%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Handset
2 2 (4.76%) PMI
3 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Unix
2 16 (38.10%) Solaris
3 9 (21.43%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Cross-Platform Development
1 9 (21.43%) OO
1 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
2 4 (9.52%) Project Management
3 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.76%) Fault Management
4 2 (4.76%) High Availability
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL
4 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.76%) Release Management
4 2 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Coaching
5 1 (2.38%) Line Management
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.38%) Presales
5 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) C++
2 2 (4.76%) C
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCIE
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Sybase
2 16 (38.10%) Oracle
3 8 (19.05%) Huawei
4 4 (9.52%) Nokia
5 3 (7.14%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.76%) Agilent
6 2 (4.76%) Anite
6 2 (4.76%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.38%) Arqiva
7 1 (2.38%) BT
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) NetCracker
7 1 (2.38%) Siemens
7 1 (2.38%) Telindus
7 1 (2.38%) Virgin Media
7 1 (2.38%) ZTE