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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 517 473 418
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -55
Contract jobs citing UMTS 95 101 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.42% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 30
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£265 £268 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% -18.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £151 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £250 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 19
Average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £22.50 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.75 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%

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
8098 7110 8908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3840 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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
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 28 August 2014.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 27 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 August 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
England -16 73 £265 +1.92% 13
South East -22 41 £310 +24.00% 11
Berkshire -4 22 £255 +9.67% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 11 - -
South West -25 10 £263 -
East of England - 8 £263 -
Bristol -13 7 £263 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £263 -
London +9 6 £260 -22.96% 2
Slough +6 6 £235 +17.50%
Reading +2 6 £310 +33.33% 3
Guildford +4 5 £373 - 2
Surrey -6 5 £373 +24.16% 4
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
City of London +19 1 - -
West Midlands -6 1 £268 +91.07%
Amersham - 1 - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Nuneaton - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 115 (72.78%) Telecoms
2 112 (70.89%) LTE
3 97 (61.39%) GSM
4 50 (31.65%) GPRS
5 48 (30.38%) 3G
6 39 (24.68%) Degree
7 36 (22.78%) Radio Access Network
8 35 (22.15%) 4G
9 34 (21.52%) Huawei
10 31 (19.62%) Ericsson
11 28 (17.72%) Ethernet
11 28 (17.72%) Network Architecture
12 27 (17.09%) 3GPP
13 25 (15.82%) ATM
13 25 (15.82%) Cisco
14 24 (15.19%) 2G
14 24 (15.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 23 (14.56%) MPLS
16 20 (12.66%) SDH
16 20 (12.66%) Firewall
16 20 (12.66%) Validation
17 19 (12.03%) Nokia
18 18 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (11.39%) VPN
19 17 (10.76%) WCDMA
19 17 (10.76%) BGP
19 17 (10.76%) Project Management
19 17 (10.76%) Network Design
19 17 (10.76%) HSPA
20 16 (10.13%) IPsec

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.16%) MS Office
3 4 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 112 (70.89%) LTE
2 97 (61.39%) GSM
3 50 (31.65%) GPRS
4 48 (30.38%) 3G
5 36 (22.78%) Radio Access Network
6 35 (22.15%) 4G
7 28 (17.72%) Ethernet
8 27 (17.09%) 3GPP
9 25 (15.82%) ATM
10 24 (15.19%) 2G
11 23 (14.56%) MPLS
12 20 (12.66%) SDH
12 20 (12.66%) Firewall
13 18 (11.39%) VPN
14 17 (10.76%) WCDMA
14 17 (10.76%) BGP
14 17 (10.76%) HSPA
15 16 (10.13%) IPsec
16 15 (9.49%) VoIP
16 15 (9.49%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) MS Access
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.53%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) GDB
3 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
General
1 115 (72.78%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.86%) Electronics
3 10 (6.33%) Billing
4 7 (4.43%) Marketing
5 5 (3.16%) Dutch Language
5 5 (3.16%) Finance
5 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.16%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.53%) Back Office
7 2 (1.27%) Front Office
7 2 (1.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) French Language
Job Titles
1 27 (17.09%) Test Engineer
2 15 (9.49%) Integration Engineer
3 13 (8.23%) RF Engineer
3 13 (8.23%) Architect
3 13 (8.23%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (7.59%) Field Engineer
5 9 (5.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 8 (5.06%) Senior Test Engineer
6 8 (5.06%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Design Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Consultant
7 7 (4.43%) IP Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) Designer
8 6 (3.80%) Integration Manager
9 5 (3.16%) Analyst
9 5 (3.16%) Network Designer
9 5 (3.16%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.06%) XML
1 8 (5.06%) WAP
2 4 (2.53%) HTML
2 4 (2.53%) WML
2 4 (2.53%) SyncML
3 2 (1.27%) STL
4 1 (0.63%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.63%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.63%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.70%) Smart Meter
2 6 (3.80%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.16%) Handset
4 4 (2.53%) Streaming Video
4 4 (2.53%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.90%) DTV
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.90%) Firmware
5 3 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.27%) PMI
6 2 (1.27%) Replication
6 2 (1.27%) Statistics
6 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) VHDL
7 1 (0.63%) Verilog
7 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.33%) UNIX
2 7 (4.43%) Windows
3 4 (2.53%) Linux
3 4 (2.53%) VxWorks
3 4 (2.53%) Android
3 4 (2.53%) bada
3 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.27%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.72%) Network Architecture
2 20 (12.66%) Validation
3 17 (10.76%) Network Design
3 17 (10.76%) Project Management
4 15 (9.49%) Network Management
5 10 (6.33%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.06%) Network Planning
7 8 (5.06%) Logistics
7 8 (5.06%) Software Engineering
8 7 (4.43%) WFM
9 6 (3.80%) Test Management
9 6 (3.80%) Migration
9 6 (3.80%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.16%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.16%) SOA
10 5 (3.16%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (3.16%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.16%) Software Testing
10 5 (3.16%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.59%) C
2 8 (5.06%) SQL
3 6 (3.80%) Python
3 6 (3.80%) C++
4 5 (3.16%) Java
4 5 (3.16%) VBA
5 2 (1.27%) Tcl
5 2 (1.27%) Erlang
6 1 (0.63%) R
6 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.63%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.63%) Perl
6 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (24.68%) Degree
2 18 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (7.59%) CCIE
4 9 (5.70%) PMI Certification
5 8 (5.06%) ISEB
5 8 (5.06%) PMP
6 5 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (1.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.27%) CNA
8 2 (1.27%) Novell Certification
8 2 (1.27%) CCNP
9 1 (0.63%) CCIP
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) CCDP
9 1 (0.63%) CCA
9 1 (0.63%) CCSP
9 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) SLA
2 3 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.80%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (3.16%) Netcool
4 2 (1.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 34 (21.52%) Huawei
2 31 (19.62%) Ericsson
3 25 (15.82%) Cisco
4 24 (15.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 19 (12.03%) Nokia
6 15 (9.49%) Juniper
7 11 (6.96%) Redback
7 11 (6.96%) Radware
8 10 (6.33%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.70%) HP
9 9 (5.70%) Mapinfo
10 8 (5.06%) CheckPoint
11 7 (4.43%) Oracle
12 6 (3.80%) Cramer
12 6 (3.80%) Agilent
13 5 (3.16%) Greenplum
13 5 (3.16%) Business Objects
13 5 (3.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (2.53%) Symbian
14 4 (2.53%) Anite