The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 581 609 563
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -46
Contract jobs citing UMTS 40 36 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.065% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.45% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 16
Median daily rate £450 £225 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -13.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £145 £258
% change year-on-year
+210.34% -43.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 3
Median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+26.15% -13.33%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing UMTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 38 £388 +72.22% 10
South East +47 29 £388 +72.22% 9
Surrey +39 19 - - 6
Camberley - 14 - - 5
Berkshire +8 10 £388 +72.22% 3
London +12 5 - - 1
Reading +7 4 - - 1
Newbury +8 1 - - 1
North West +6 1 - -
South West +6 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £325 - 1
Staines - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing UMTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for UMTS.

1 65 (83.33%) GSM
2 61 (78.21%) Telecoms
3 55 (70.51%) LTE
4 30 (38.46%) 3G
5 26 (33.33%) Cisco
6 25 (32.05%) Linux
6 25 (32.05%) 4G
7 23 (29.49%) VoIP
8 22 (28.21%) Diameter Protocol
9 21 (26.92%) High Availability
9 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
10 17 (21.79%) Subversion
10 17 (21.79%) PBX
10 17 (21.79%) OO
10 17 (21.79%) C++
10 17 (21.79%) STL
10 17 (21.79%) RTP
10 17 (21.79%) GCC
10 17 (21.79%) GDB
10 17 (21.79%) Asterisk PBX
10 17 (21.79%) Trac
10 17 (21.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 17 (21.79%) RANAP
10 17 (21.79%) Cross-Platform Development
11 15 (19.23%) 2G
12 13 (16.67%) GPRS
13 12 (15.38%) Huawei
14 10 (12.82%) Project Management
15 9 (11.54%) Ericsson
15 9 (11.54%) Nokia

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 65 (83.33%) GSM
2 55 (70.51%) LTE
3 30 (38.46%) 3G
4 25 (32.05%) 4G
5 23 (29.49%) VoIP
6 22 (28.21%) Diameter Protocol
7 17 (21.79%) Asterisk PBX
7 17 (21.79%) PBX
7 17 (21.79%) RANAP
7 17 (21.79%) RTP
8 15 (19.23%) 2G
9 13 (16.67%) GPRS
10 8 (10.26%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (7.69%) MPLS
12 5 (6.41%) GGSN
13 4 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (5.13%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (5.13%) SCCP
13 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
1 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (21.79%) GCC
1 17 (21.79%) GDB
1 17 (21.79%) Subversion
1 17 (21.79%) Trac
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 61 (78.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.41%) Back Office
3 3 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.28%) Arabic Language
4 1 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) C++ Software Engineer
1 17 (21.79%) Software Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) Implementation Controller
2 9 (11.54%) Radio Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Consultant
3 8 (10.26%) Optimisation Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) 3G Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) 4G Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) RF Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Support Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.13%) Technical Support Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (5.13%) Trainer
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 17 (21.79%) STL
2 2 (2.56%) WAP
3 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Statistics
2 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.56%) Handset
5 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.28%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Linux
2 5 (6.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) High Availability
1 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
2 17 (21.79%) Cross-Platform Development
2 17 (21.79%) OO
3 10 (12.82%) Project Management
4 7 (8.97%) Network Design
5 5 (6.41%) Change Control
5 5 (6.41%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.13%) Dependency Management
6 4 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.13%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.85%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.85%) Fault Management
7 3 (3.85%) Functional Testing
7 3 (3.85%) Network Management
7 3 (3.85%) People Management
7 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) C++
2 2 (2.56%) Java
2 2 (2.56%) MapBasic
2 2 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) C
3 1 (1.28%) VB
3 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) CCIE
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.13%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) CCSP
2 3 (3.85%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.56%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.28%) Cacti
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco CME
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Cisco
2 12 (15.38%) Huawei
3 9 (11.54%) Ericsson
3 9 (11.54%) Nokia
4 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.41%) Amdocs
5 5 (6.41%) Mapinfo
6 3 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.56%) Actix
7 2 (2.56%) Anite
7 2 (2.56%) BT
7 2 (2.56%) HP
7 2 (2.56%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.28%) Dialogic
8 1 (1.28%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.28%) Juniper
8 1 (1.28%) Samsung
8 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.28%) ZTE
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