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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
UK
Rank 559 562 508
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -54
Contract jobs citing UMTS 37 56 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.75% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 30
Median daily rate £360 £263 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -7.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £263 £283
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%

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
6822 7439 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 4402 4279
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 310 449
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 9 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +26 32 £360 +37.14% 3
South East +10 25 £360 +48.45% 1
Surrey +14 13 - - 1
Camberley - 13 - - 1
Berkshire +20 11 - -
Reading +12 7 - -
London +3 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 1 £360 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £360 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 67 (89.33%) LTE
2 63 (84.00%) GSM
3 60 (80.00%) Telecoms
4 33 (44.00%) VoIP
5 31 (41.33%) Cisco
5 31 (41.33%) Diameter Protocol
6 30 (40.00%) Linux
7 29 (38.67%) 3G
8 28 (37.33%) Software Engineering
9 24 (32.00%) RANAP
9 24 (32.00%) Subversion
9 24 (32.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 24 (32.00%) Asterisk PBX
9 24 (32.00%) GCC
9 24 (32.00%) GDB
9 24 (32.00%) 4G
9 24 (32.00%) OO
9 24 (32.00%) C++
9 24 (32.00%) STL
9 24 (32.00%) PBX
9 24 (32.00%) RTP
9 24 (32.00%) Trac
9 24 (32.00%) Cross-Platform Development
10 20 (26.67%) Huawei
11 19 (25.33%) High Availability
12 16 (21.33%) 2G
12 16 (21.33%) Nokia
13 14 (18.67%) Ericsson
14 13 (17.33%) GPRS
15 11 (14.67%) GGSN

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 (9.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 67 (89.33%) LTE
2 63 (84.00%) GSM
3 33 (44.00%) VoIP
4 31 (41.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 29 (38.67%) 3G
6 24 (32.00%) 4G
6 24 (32.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 24 (32.00%) PBX
6 24 (32.00%) RANAP
6 24 (32.00%) RTP
7 16 (21.33%) 2G
8 13 (17.33%) GPRS
9 11 (14.67%) GGSN
10 10 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
11 9 (12.00%) Wireshark
12 6 (8.00%) SGSN
13 5 (6.67%) DHCP
13 5 (6.67%) DNS
13 5 (6.67%) SMTP
13 5 (6.67%) UTRAN
Development Applications
1 24 (32.00%) GCC
1 24 (32.00%) GDB
1 24 (32.00%) Subversion
1 24 (32.00%) Trac
General
1 60 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.00%) Back Office
3 5 (6.67%) Front Office
4 2 (2.67%) French Language
4 2 (2.67%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 24 (32.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) 3G Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Consultant
3 8 (10.67%) Optimisation Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) 4G Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) LTE Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) RAN Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Support Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Support Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 24 (32.00%) STL
2 2 (2.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) Handset
2 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.33%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) Software Engineering
2 24 (32.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 24 (32.00%) OO
3 19 (25.33%) High Availability
4 9 (12.00%) Multithreading
5 7 (9.33%) Network Design
6 6 (8.00%) Statistics
7 5 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.67%) Fault Management
7 5 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.67%) Network Management
7 5 (6.67%) People Management
7 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.67%) Validation
8 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.00%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) C++
2 2 (2.67%) Java
3 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) CCIE
1 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) CCSP
2 1 (1.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) Cisco
2 20 (26.67%) Huawei
3 16 (21.33%) Nokia
4 14 (18.67%) Ericsson
5 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.00%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (2.67%) BT
7 2 (2.67%) ZTE
8 1 (1.33%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.33%) Samsung
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