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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 138 112 109
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing UMTS 9 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.34% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.63% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 12
Average daily rate
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- £323 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £270
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -14.88%
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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
465 304 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.23% 12.89% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 151 186
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 34
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.60 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) LTE
4 11 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (40.91%) RNC
6 9 (40.91%) SDH
6 9 (40.91%) ATM
6 9 (40.91%) Ethernet
6 9 (40.91%) SLA
6 9 (40.91%) Ericsson
7 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) WFM
7 8 (36.36%) Line Management
8 7 (31.82%) Degree
8 7 (31.82%) GPRS
9 6 (27.27%) WCDMA
10 5 (22.73%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Electronics
11 4 (18.18%) 3G
11 4 (18.18%) SMS
11 4 (18.18%) C
11 4 (18.18%) Billing
11 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
12 3 (13.64%) 4G
12 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
12 3 (13.64%) GGSN
12 3 (13.64%) SGSN

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) GSM
2 13 (59.09%) LTE
3 11 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (40.91%) RNC
4 9 (40.91%) Ethernet
4 9 (40.91%) SDH
4 9 (40.91%) ATM
5 7 (31.82%) GPRS
6 6 (27.27%) WCDMA
7 4 (18.18%) SMS
7 4 (18.18%) 3G
8 3 (13.64%) GGSN
8 3 (13.64%) SGSN
8 3 (13.64%) 4G
8 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
9 1 (4.55%) DHCP
9 1 (4.55%) UTRAN
9 1 (4.55%) IPsec
9 1 (4.55%) 2G
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (95.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (22.73%) Electronics
3 4 (18.18%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Field Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Test Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Defect Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Ericsson Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) WFM
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Line Management
2 5 (22.73%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 2 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
2 3 (13.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (40.91%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.55%) Nokia
3 1 (4.55%) Anite
3 1 (4.55%) Huawei
3 1 (4.55%) HP