The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 126 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing UMTS 8 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.093% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 0.68% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
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£263 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £30.50 - £45.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 - £41.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
439 292 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.32% 13.63% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 148 195
Average daily rate £375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
UMTS
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Bristol -15 5 £263 -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (100.00%) GSM
1 17 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (88.24%) LTE
3 12 (70.59%) GPRS
4 11 (64.71%) WCDMA
5 9 (52.94%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 8 (47.06%) SMS
7 7 (41.18%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (35.29%) Degree
8 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
9 5 (29.41%) Electronics
9 5 (29.41%) 3G
10 3 (17.65%) ISEB
10 3 (17.65%) C
10 3 (17.65%) C++
10 3 (17.65%) ISUP
10 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (11.76%) Demand Management
11 2 (11.76%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
11 2 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (11.76%) Billing
11 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
11 2 (11.76%) Agilent
11 2 (11.76%) SCCP
11 2 (11.76%) INAP

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (100.00%) GSM
2 15 (88.24%) LTE
3 12 (70.59%) GPRS
4 11 (64.71%) WCDMA
5 8 (47.06%) SMS
6 5 (29.41%) 3G
7 3 (17.65%) ISUP
8 2 (11.76%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
8 2 (11.76%) SCCP
8 2 (11.76%) INAP
8 2 (11.76%) SS7
8 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Test Engineer
1 11 (64.71%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Demand Management
5 2 (11.76%) UML
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.88%) ETL
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C
1 3 (17.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Agilent
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks