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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 134 130 121
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing UMTS 13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.40% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 2.70% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £310 £260
% change year-on-year
-16.93% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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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
385 444 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 14.86% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 235 194
Average daily rate £360 £388 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.39 £9.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 21 (95.45%) Telecoms
2 19 (86.36%) GSM
3 17 (77.27%) SDH
3 17 (77.27%) ATM
3 17 (77.27%) Ethernet
3 17 (77.27%) Ericsson
3 17 (77.27%) RNC
3 17 (77.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 17 (77.27%) Radio Access Network
4 16 (72.73%) Line Management
4 16 (72.73%) WFM
4 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (72.73%) SLA
5 5 (22.73%) LTE
6 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
6 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (9.09%) GGSN
7 2 (9.09%) SGSN
7 2 (9.09%) Billing
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) MS Office
8 1 (4.55%) 2G
8 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
8 1 (4.55%) Agilent
8 1 (4.55%) Degree
8 1 (4.55%) WCDMA
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.55%) GPRS

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) GSM
2 17 (77.27%) SDH
2 17 (77.27%) ATM
2 17 (77.27%) Ethernet
2 17 (77.27%) RNC
2 17 (77.27%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (22.73%) LTE
4 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
5 2 (9.09%) GGSN
5 2 (9.09%) SGSN
6 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.55%) 4G
6 1 (4.55%) WCDMA
6 1 (4.55%) 3G
6 1 (4.55%) 2G
6 1 (4.55%) GPRS
6 1 (4.55%) SMS
General
1 21 (95.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Field Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Ericsson Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (72.73%) WFM
1 16 (72.73%) Line Management
2 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Ericsson
1 17 (77.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Nokia
2 1 (4.55%) Mapinfo
2 1 (4.55%) Agilent