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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 132 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing UMTS 10 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.23% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 1.82% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate
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£260 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £350 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £350 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £78.75 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+121.83% -21.11%
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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
507 274 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.48% 12.51% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 147 183
Average daily rate £338 £289 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 59
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 17 (94.44%) Telecoms
2 16 (88.89%) GSM
3 14 (77.78%) LTE
4 9 (50.00%) GPRS
5 8 (44.44%) WCDMA
6 7 (38.89%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
7 6 (33.33%) 3G
8 5 (27.78%) Billing
8 5 (27.78%) Electronics
8 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (22.22%) SMS
9 4 (22.22%) 3GPP
9 4 (22.22%) C
10 3 (16.67%) C++
10 3 (16.67%) SLA
10 3 (16.67%) ISEB
10 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
10 3 (16.67%) 4G
10 3 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
11 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
11 2 (11.11%) Line Management
11 2 (11.11%) Validation

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 16 (88.89%) GSM
2 14 (77.78%) LTE
3 9 (50.00%) GPRS
4 8 (44.44%) WCDMA
5 6 (33.33%) 3G
6 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (22.22%) SMS
6 4 (22.22%) 3GPP
7 3 (16.67%) 4G
8 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.11%) ATM
8 2 (11.11%) SDH
8 2 (11.11%) SS7
8 2 (11.11%) ISUP
8 2 (11.11%) SCCP
8 2 (11.11%) INAP
8 2 (11.11%) RNC
8 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
8 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (11.11%) GGSN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (94.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Electronics
2 5 (27.78%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Test Engineer
1 10 (55.56%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (11.11%) Line Management
3 2 (11.11%) WFM
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
2 3 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 2 (11.11%) Agilent
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Anite
3 1 (5.56%) Huawei