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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 543 503 390
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -113
Contract jobs citing UMTS 65 66 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.95% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 56
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£275 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £169 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £345 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -13.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £19.85 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.20 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -14.88%

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
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 2014.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 22 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 18 December 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 -26 59 £275 -14.72% 8
South East -39 18 £301 +9.54% 7
London +32 17 £275 -20.28%
Berkshire -1 12 £301 +9.54% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 6 - -
Reading +14 4 - - 1
West Midlands -5 3 £350 +157.35%
East of England -8 2 £263 +3.44%
Hertfordshire -2 1 £263 +3.44%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4
Warwickshire - - - -
Hook - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 126 (75.90%) Telecoms
2 120 (72.29%) GSM
3 111 (66.87%) LTE
4 53 (31.93%) Radio Access Network
5 44 (26.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 43 (25.90%) GPRS
7 42 (25.30%) 3G
8 40 (24.10%) Ericsson
9 38 (22.89%) Ethernet
10 33 (19.88%) ATM
11 32 (19.28%) SDH
11 32 (19.28%) SLA
11 32 (19.28%) Degree
12 31 (18.67%) 4G
13 30 (18.07%) RNC
13 30 (18.07%) Huawei
14 27 (16.27%) Network Architecture
15 23 (13.86%) Line Management
15 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (13.86%) WFM
16 21 (12.65%) Cisco
16 21 (12.65%) 3GPP
17 20 (12.05%) 2G
18 18 (10.84%) Nokia
19 17 (10.24%) Cisco Certification
20 16 (9.64%) Project Management
20 16 (9.64%) Wireless
20 16 (9.64%) Validation
21 14 (8.43%) Electronics
21 14 (8.43%) Computer Science

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.41%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 120 (72.29%) GSM
2 111 (66.87%) LTE
3 53 (31.93%) Radio Access Network
4 43 (25.90%) GPRS
5 42 (25.30%) 3G
6 38 (22.89%) Ethernet
7 33 (19.88%) ATM
8 32 (19.28%) SDH
9 31 (18.67%) 4G
10 30 (18.07%) RNC
11 21 (12.65%) 3GPP
12 20 (12.05%) 2G
13 16 (9.64%) Wireless
14 13 (7.83%) GGSN
14 13 (7.83%) SGSN
15 12 (7.23%) SNMP
15 12 (7.23%) Firewall
16 11 (6.63%) IPsec
16 11 (6.63%) WCDMA
16 11 (6.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.01%) MS Access
3 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
General
1 126 (75.90%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.43%) Electronics
3 10 (6.02%) Marketing
4 7 (4.22%) Billing
5 6 (3.61%) Finance
6 5 (3.01%) Back Office
7 4 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.81%) Legal
8 3 (1.81%) German Language
9 2 (1.20%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.20%) French Language
9 2 (1.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (16.87%) Field Engineer
2 21 (12.65%) Test Engineer
3 12 (7.23%) Integration Engineer
4 11 (6.63%) RF Engineer
5 8 (4.82%) Transmission Engineer
5 8 (4.82%) Architect
5 8 (4.82%) Design Engineer
5 8 (4.82%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.22%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) RAN Engineer
6 7 (4.22%) IP Engineer
7 6 (3.61%) Radio Engineer
7 6 (3.61%) Operations Manager
8 5 (3.01%) Analyst
8 5 (3.01%) Integration Manager
8 5 (3.01%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 5 (3.01%) Implementation Manager
8 5 (3.01%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.01%) WAP
2 4 (2.41%) XML
3 3 (1.81%) WML
4 2 (1.20%) STL
5 1 (0.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.60%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.61%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.01%) DTV
5 4 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.81%) Handset
6 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.81%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.20%) ASIC
7 2 (1.20%) Statistics
7 2 (1.20%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) VHDL
8 1 (0.60%) Verilog
8 1 (0.60%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.22%) UNIX
2 2 (1.20%) Windows
2 2 (1.20%) Solaris
2 2 (1.20%) Linux
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.60%) bada
3 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.27%) Network Architecture
2 23 (13.86%) Line Management
2 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.86%) WFM
3 16 (9.64%) Project Management
3 16 (9.64%) Validation
4 14 (8.43%) Network Design
4 14 (8.43%) Network Planning
5 12 (7.23%) Network Management
6 10 (6.02%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.82%) ITIL
8 7 (4.22%) Service Management
8 7 (4.22%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.61%) Fault Management
9 6 (3.61%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.61%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.61%) CRM
9 6 (3.61%) Logistics
9 6 (3.61%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.83%) SQL
2 11 (6.63%) C
3 4 (2.41%) C++
4 3 (1.81%) VBA
5 2 (1.20%) R
5 2 (1.20%) Erlang
5 2 (1.20%) Java
5 2 (1.20%) Perl
5 2 (1.20%) Python
6 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.60%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 32 (19.28%) Degree
2 17 (10.24%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (4.82%) CCIE
4 7 (4.22%) ISEB
5 5 (3.01%) PMP
5 5 (3.01%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.20%) HND
8 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.60%) HNC
9 1 (0.60%) CCSP
9 1 (0.60%) CCDP
9 1 (0.60%) CNA
9 1 (0.60%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.60%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (19.28%) SLA
2 6 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Firmware
2 1 (0.60%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.61%) Netcool
3 4 (2.41%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (1.20%) OPNET
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 44 (26.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 40 (24.10%) Ericsson
3 30 (18.07%) Huawei
4 21 (12.65%) Cisco
5 18 (10.84%) Nokia
6 9 (5.42%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.82%) HP
7 8 (4.82%) Juniper
8 7 (4.22%) Redback
8 7 (4.22%) Oracle
8 7 (4.22%) Radware
9 6 (3.61%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.61%) Business Objects
10 5 (3.01%) Cramer
10 5 (3.01%) Mapinfo
10 5 (3.01%) Greenplum
11 4 (2.41%) Agilent
11 4 (2.41%) Anite
12 3 (1.81%) Siemens
12 3 (1.81%) Nortel
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