The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 137 146 144
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing UMTS 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.066% 0.032% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.27% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £310 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £261
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -13.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.25 -
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
518 375 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.19% 11.92% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 229 207
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UMTS across the South West region.

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the South West region.

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Wiltshire - 2 - -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 West region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) Mapinfo
1 3 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 3 (100.00%) MapBasic
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Anite
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) XCAP
1 3 (100.00%) Actix
2 2 (66.67%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 2 (66.67%) AutoCAD
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) WCDMA
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (33.33%) ION Trading

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) AutoCAD
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) XCAP
2 2 (66.67%) WCDMA
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Statistics
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Benchmarking
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) MapBasic
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Actix
1 3 (100.00%) Anite
1 3 (100.00%) Mapinfo
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (33.33%) ION Trading