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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 213 215 201
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing UMTS 41 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.28% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 1.55% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 9
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£210 £175 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -43.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £304
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £76.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+91.87% +6.66%
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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 26 £150 -14.28% 9
Surrey +8 10 £320 -16.33% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Hampshire -6 1 £210 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 84 (92.31%) GSM
2 64 (70.33%) Telecoms
3 49 (53.85%) LTE
4 38 (41.76%) Wireless
4 38 (41.76%) 4G
5 33 (36.26%) Ericsson
6 31 (34.07%) Radio Access Network
7 30 (32.97%) GPRS
8 28 (30.77%) 3G
9 27 (29.67%) SDH
10 25 (27.47%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (26.37%) WiMAX
12 20 (21.98%) VoLTE
13 19 (20.88%) Huawei
13 19 (20.88%) C
14 18 (19.78%) MPLS
14 18 (19.78%) SLA
15 17 (18.68%) DSL
15 17 (18.68%) CDMA2000
15 17 (18.68%) HSPA
15 17 (18.68%) Network Planning
15 17 (18.68%) GPON
16 16 (17.58%) Project Management
17 15 (16.48%) 2G
18 13 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 12 (13.19%) RNC
20 11 (12.09%) SQL
20 11 (12.09%) Ethernet
21 9 (9.89%) CDMA
21 9 (9.89%) 3GPP

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 84 (92.31%) GSM
2 49 (53.85%) LTE
3 38 (41.76%) Wireless
3 38 (41.76%) 4G
4 31 (34.07%) Radio Access Network
5 30 (32.97%) GPRS
6 28 (30.77%) 3G
7 27 (29.67%) SDH
8 25 (27.47%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (26.37%) WiMAX
10 20 (21.98%) VoLTE
11 18 (19.78%) MPLS
12 17 (18.68%) DSL
12 17 (18.68%) CDMA2000
12 17 (18.68%) HSPA
12 17 (18.68%) GPON
13 15 (16.48%) 2G
14 12 (13.19%) RNC
15 11 (12.09%) Ethernet
16 9 (9.89%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) MS Access
General
1 64 (70.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.20%) Marketing
2 2 (2.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.10%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (7.69%) Test Engineer
2 6 (6.59%) Administrator
2 6 (6.59%) Field Engineer
3 4 (4.40%) Analyst
3 4 (4.40%) Network Engineer
3 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
3 4 (4.40%) RF Engineer
3 4 (4.40%) Operations Manager
4 3 (3.30%) Tester
4 3 (3.30%) Test Analyst
5 2 (2.20%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (2.20%) Network Operations Manager
5 2 (2.20%) Coordinator
5 2 (2.20%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (2.20%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (2.20%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (2.20%) Network Manager
5 2 (2.20%) Ericsson Engineer
5 2 (2.20%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (2.20%) Implementation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Handset
3 2 (2.20%) Statistics
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Linux
2 3 (3.30%) UNIX
3 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.68%) Network Planning
2 16 (17.58%) Project Management
3 8 (8.79%) Logistics
3 8 (8.79%) Software Testing
4 7 (7.69%) Monte Carlo Method
5 6 (6.59%) OOD
5 6 (6.59%) UML
5 6 (6.59%) OO
5 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.59%) Test Scripting
5 6 (6.59%) WFM
5 6 (6.59%) Line Management
6 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.40%) Service Management
7 4 (4.40%) Network Design
8 3 (3.30%) System Testing
8 3 (3.30%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.30%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.30%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.20%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) C
2 11 (12.09%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) C++
4 5 (5.49%) Embedded C
4 5 (5.49%) Embedded C++
5 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.20%) VBA
5 2 (2.20%) MapBasic
6 1 (1.10%) Perl
6 1 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) ISEB
2 8 (8.79%) Degree
3 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.10%) HNC
4 1 (1.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.78%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.30%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (3.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 33 (36.26%) Ericsson
2 19 (20.88%) Huawei
3 13 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (9.89%) Mapinfo
5 7 (7.69%) Nokia
6 5 (5.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 5 (5.49%) HP
7 4 (4.40%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.30%) Actix
8 3 (3.30%) SAP
9 2 (2.20%) TEOCO
9 2 (2.20%) Siemens
9 2 (2.20%) Cramer
10 1 (1.10%) NetHawk
10 1 (1.10%) BT
10 1 (1.10%) Sybase
10 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.10%) Nortel
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco
10 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
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