The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 506 511 410
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -101
Contract jobs citing UMTS 72 46 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.094% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 0.71% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 44
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £136 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £352 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £270 £270
% change year-on-year
-6.01% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £23.25 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.07% -62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £30.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £14.00 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 15 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 23 January 2015. 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
England -1 64 £275 -14.72% 17
South East -18 24 £266 -19.31% 12
Berkshire -2 15 £266 -19.31% 9
London +7 10 £575 +66.66% 1
Newbury - 9 £199 - 2
Buckinghamshire -3 8 - - 1
Reading 0 1 - - 1
West Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Amersham - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Hook - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 128 (79.01%) Telecoms
2 121 (74.69%) GSM
3 97 (59.88%) LTE
4 66 (40.74%) Radio Access Network
5 58 (35.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 53 (32.72%) Ericsson
7 51 (31.48%) Ethernet
8 45 (27.78%) SLA
8 45 (27.78%) RNC
9 44 (27.16%) SDH
9 44 (27.16%) ATM
10 41 (25.31%) 3G
11 36 (22.22%) WFM
11 36 (22.22%) Line Management
12 33 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (19.75%) GPRS
13 32 (19.75%) 4G
14 29 (17.90%) Huawei
15 28 (17.28%) Degree
16 25 (15.43%) 2G
17 24 (14.81%) Network Architecture
18 19 (11.73%) Project Management
19 17 (10.49%) Nokia
19 17 (10.49%) Cisco
20 16 (9.88%) SQL
21 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
21 14 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
21 14 (8.64%) 3GPP
21 14 (8.64%) Wireless
21 14 (8.64%) Validation

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 121 (74.69%) GSM
2 97 (59.88%) LTE
3 66 (40.74%) Radio Access Network
4 51 (31.48%) Ethernet
5 45 (27.78%) RNC
6 44 (27.16%) SDH
6 44 (27.16%) ATM
7 41 (25.31%) 3G
8 32 (19.75%) GPRS
8 32 (19.75%) 4G
9 25 (15.43%) 2G
10 14 (8.64%) 3GPP
10 14 (8.64%) Wireless
11 13 (8.02%) SNMP
12 12 (7.41%) GGSN
12 12 (7.41%) SGSN
13 11 (6.79%) Firewall
13 11 (6.79%) VoIP
14 10 (6.17%) SS7
14 10 (6.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.32%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.09%) MS Access
3 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 128 (79.01%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.17%) Electronics
3 7 (4.32%) Marketing
4 5 (3.09%) Billing
5 4 (2.47%) Back Office
5 4 (2.47%) Legal
6 3 (1.85%) Finance
7 2 (1.23%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 42 (25.93%) Field Engineer
2 17 (10.49%) Test Engineer
3 10 (6.17%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (5.56%) Operations Manager
5 7 (4.32%) Design Engineer
5 7 (4.32%) Implementation Manager
5 7 (4.32%) Network Engineer
6 6 (3.70%) Analyst
6 6 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) OSS Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Radio Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) Architect
7 5 (3.09%) IP Engineer
8 4 (2.47%) Back Office Engineer
8 4 (2.47%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (2.47%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.47%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (2.47%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) WAP
2 1 (0.62%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.62%) SOAP
2 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.47%) Handset
4 3 (1.85%) DTV
4 3 (1.85%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) ASIC
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Replication
5 2 (1.23%) Statistics
6 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.62%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.62%) VHDL
6 1 (0.62%) Verilog
6 1 (0.62%) IVR
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.70%) UNIX
2 3 (1.85%) Solaris
2 3 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.22%) WFM
1 36 (22.22%) Line Management
2 33 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.81%) Network Architecture
4 19 (11.73%) Project Management
5 14 (8.64%) Validation
6 12 (7.41%) Problem Management
7 11 (6.79%) Network Planning
8 10 (6.17%) Service Management
8 10 (6.17%) Network Management
9 9 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (5.56%) ITIL
10 8 (4.94%) Network Design
10 8 (4.94%) Release Management
10 8 (4.94%) Fault Management
11 7 (4.32%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.32%) CRM
12 6 (3.70%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.70%) Logistics
12 6 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.88%) SQL
2 10 (6.17%) C
3 4 (2.47%) Perl
4 3 (1.85%) Java
4 3 (1.85%) VBA
5 2 (1.23%) R
5 2 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (0.62%) Erlang
6 1 (0.62%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (17.28%) Degree
2 14 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.32%) CCIE
4 5 (3.09%) ISEB
5 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (1.23%) HND
6 2 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.62%) CCSP
7 1 (0.62%) CCDP
7 1 (0.62%) CNA
7 1 (0.62%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.62%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.62%) PMP
7 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.62%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (27.78%) SLA
2 6 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) NFS
1 1 (0.62%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.32%) Netcool
1 7 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.62%) OPNET
Vendors
1 58 (35.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 53 (32.72%) Ericsson
3 29 (17.90%) Huawei
4 17 (10.49%) Nokia
4 17 (10.49%) Cisco
5 9 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 8 (4.94%) Business Objects
7 7 (4.32%) Juniper
8 6 (3.70%) Radware
8 6 (3.70%) Redback
9 5 (3.09%) Oracle
10 4 (2.47%) HP
10 4 (2.47%) Mapinfo
10 4 (2.47%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.85%) Agilent
11 3 (1.85%) Cramer
11 3 (1.85%) Anite
11 3 (1.85%) BT
11 3 (1.85%) SAP
12 2 (1.23%) Nortel
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