The first table below looks at the demand for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 28 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 520 470 367
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -103
Contract jobs citing UMTS 84 95 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 1.36% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 35
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 31 26
Average hourly rate £30.50 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £22.50 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-18.66% -16.66%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UMTS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UMTS within the UK.

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UMTS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

UMTS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UMTS within the UK.

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UMTS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -17 64 £263 -12.50% 13
South East -46 37 £275 -8.33% 12
Berkshire +3 23 £255 -1.92% 10
Slough +7 10 £235 +44.61%
Hertfordshire - 10 £256 -
East of England - 10 £256 -
South West -23 9 £263 -
Guildford +2 7 £384 - 1
Surrey -11 7 £384 +27.91% 2
London +13 6 £260 -22.96% 1
Bristol -15 6 £263 -
Reading +3 5 - - 7
Buckinghamshire -8 5 - -
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
City of London +7 1 - - 1
Hampshire -22 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 2
Amersham - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 116 (74.36%) Telecoms
2 101 (64.74%) LTE
3 99 (63.46%) GSM
4 56 (35.90%) GPRS
5 37 (23.72%) 3G
6 34 (21.79%) Degree
7 32 (20.51%) Huawei
8 31 (19.87%) ATM
8 31 (19.87%) Ethernet
9 29 (18.59%) WCDMA
10 28 (17.95%) Radio Access Network
11 27 (17.31%) Ericsson
12 26 (16.67%) Cisco
12 26 (16.67%) SDH
12 26 (16.67%) 3GPP
12 26 (16.67%) 4G
12 26 (16.67%) Network Architecture
13 22 (14.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 22 (14.10%) MPLS
14 21 (13.46%) CDMA
15 19 (12.18%) HSPA
16 18 (11.54%) 2G
17 17 (10.90%) Electronics
17 17 (10.90%) VPN
17 17 (10.90%) Project Management
17 17 (10.90%) Cisco Certification
18 16 (10.26%) BGP
18 16 (10.26%) SLA
19 15 (9.62%) Firewall
19 15 (9.62%) Network Design

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.28%) MS Project
2 2 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.64%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 101 (64.74%) LTE
2 99 (63.46%) GSM
3 56 (35.90%) GPRS
4 37 (23.72%) 3G
5 31 (19.87%) Ethernet
5 31 (19.87%) ATM
6 29 (18.59%) WCDMA
7 28 (17.95%) Radio Access Network
8 26 (16.67%) SDH
8 26 (16.67%) 3GPP
8 26 (16.67%) 4G
9 22 (14.10%) MPLS
10 21 (13.46%) CDMA
11 19 (12.18%) HSPA
12 18 (11.54%) 2G
13 17 (10.90%) VPN
14 16 (10.26%) BGP
15 15 (9.62%) Firewall
16 14 (8.97%) Wireless
16 14 (8.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.64%) MS Access
2 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (3.85%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.56%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.28%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.28%) GDB
4 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 116 (74.36%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.90%) Electronics
3 11 (7.05%) Billing
4 6 (3.85%) Marketing
5 5 (3.21%) Multimedia
5 5 (3.21%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.21%) Finance
6 4 (2.56%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.92%) German Language
8 2 (1.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.64%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (18.59%) Test Engineer
2 21 (13.46%) Integration Engineer
3 17 (10.90%) Field Engineer
4 15 (9.62%) Architect
5 13 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 12 (7.69%) RF Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Consultant
7 8 (5.13%) Integration Manager
7 8 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) Senior Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.21%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Transmission Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) IP Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) OSS Architect
10 5 (3.21%) Designer
10 5 (3.21%) Network Specialist
10 5 (3.21%) OSS Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) WAP
2 8 (5.13%) XML
3 4 (2.56%) SyncML
3 4 (2.56%) HTML
3 4 (2.56%) WML
4 2 (1.28%) STL
4 2 (1.28%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.64%) Dalvik
5 1 (0.64%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) Smart Meter
2 7 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.85%) Handset
4 4 (2.56%) Streaming Video
4 4 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.92%) DTV
5 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.92%) Firmware
6 2 (1.28%) PMI
6 2 (1.28%) W3C
6 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.28%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.64%) Open Source
7 1 (0.64%) ASIC
7 1 (0.64%) VHDL
7 1 (0.64%) Verilog
7 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.05%) UNIX
2 9 (5.77%) Windows
3 5 (3.21%) Android
4 4 (2.56%) bada
4 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.56%) Windows Phone
4 4 (2.56%) Linux
4 4 (2.56%) Windows 2000
4 4 (2.56%) Windows NT
4 4 (2.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 17 (10.90%) Project Management
3 15 (9.62%) Network Design
4 14 (8.97%) Validation
5 13 (8.33%) Network Management
6 10 (6.41%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.13%) Logistics
7 8 (5.13%) Software Engineering
7 8 (5.13%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.49%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (3.85%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.85%) Test Management
10 5 (3.21%) Test Scripting
10 5 (3.21%) WFM
10 5 (3.21%) Regression Testing
10 5 (3.21%) SOA
10 5 (3.21%) ETL
10 5 (3.21%) Migration
10 5 (3.21%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.69%) C
2 7 (4.49%) Java
3 6 (3.85%) Python
3 6 (3.85%) C++
4 3 (1.92%) Erlang
5 2 (1.28%) Tcl
5 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.28%) SQL
5 2 (1.28%) VBA
6 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.64%) Perl
6 1 (0.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (21.79%) Degree
2 17 (10.90%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.41%) PMI Certification
3 10 (6.41%) CCIE
3 10 (6.41%) ISEB
4 9 (5.77%) PMP
5 7 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (1.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.92%) CCNP
7 2 (1.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) CCDP
8 1 (0.64%) CCA
8 1 (0.64%) CCIP
8 1 (0.64%) CCSP
8 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.64%) CNA
8 1 (0.64%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) QA
3 2 (1.28%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 13 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.92%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.28%) Netcool
3 2 (1.28%) OPNET
Vendors
1 32 (20.51%) Huawei
2 27 (17.31%) Ericsson
3 26 (16.67%) Cisco
4 22 (14.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 13 (8.33%) Juniper
6 12 (7.69%) Nokia
7 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.77%) Radware
8 9 (5.77%) Redback
9 7 (4.49%) Agilent
9 7 (4.49%) HP
10 6 (3.85%) Oracle
10 6 (3.85%) Cramer
11 5 (3.21%) Mapinfo
12 4 (2.56%) Sybase
12 4 (2.56%) Symbian
12 4 (2.56%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (1.92%) Siemens
13 3 (1.92%) SAP
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