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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 563 510 492
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -18
Contract jobs citing UMTS 67 98 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 1.18% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 32
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£255 £265 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £225 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £364 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £266 £250
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% -14.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £27.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £100.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -14.08%

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 -23 58 £255 -3.77% 8
South East -30 31 £225 -27.41% 4
Berkshire +2 25 £250 -1.96% 3
Newbury - 12 £310 -
Slough +9 9 £225 -4.25%
London -8 7 - - 1
West Midlands +10 5 £260 -2.80% 1
Hertfordshire +4 4 - -
East of England +1 4 - -
Leeds -25 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -26 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -27 4 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Hampshire +8 3 £225 - 1
North West - 3 £195 - 1
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Birmingham +9 2 £260 -2.80%
Middlesex +5 2 - -
Reading -10 2 £125 -59.67% 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 £255 -
Cheshire - 2 £240 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £255 -
North East - 2 £255 -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
Bury - 1 £150 -
Warrington - 1 £240 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 119 (83.80%) GSM
2 96 (67.61%) Telecoms
3 86 (60.56%) LTE
4 61 (42.96%) GPRS
5 52 (36.62%) 3G
6 40 (28.17%) 2G
7 29 (20.42%) 4G
8 26 (18.31%) Wireless
8 26 (18.31%) SLA
9 24 (16.90%) VoLTE
10 23 (16.20%) Radio Access Network
11 22 (15.49%) Nokia
12 21 (14.79%) Huawei
12 21 (14.79%) Diameter Protocol
13 20 (14.08%) RNC
13 20 (14.08%) QA
13 20 (14.08%) Ericsson
14 19 (13.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 18 (12.68%) Degree
16 17 (11.97%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (11.97%) SS7
17 16 (11.27%) Wireshark
18 15 (10.56%) Amdocs
18 15 (10.56%) HP
19 14 (9.86%) Mapinfo
19 14 (9.86%) 3GPP
19 14 (9.86%) Network Planning
19 14 (9.86%) Network Architecture
19 14 (9.86%) HSPA
20 13 (9.15%) Test Automation

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) MS Office
2 6 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 119 (83.80%) GSM
2 86 (60.56%) LTE
3 61 (42.96%) GPRS
4 52 (36.62%) 3G
5 40 (28.17%) 2G
6 29 (20.42%) 4G
7 26 (18.31%) Wireless
8 24 (16.90%) VoLTE
9 23 (16.20%) Radio Access Network
10 21 (14.79%) Diameter Protocol
11 20 (14.08%) RNC
12 17 (11.97%) SS7
13 16 (11.27%) Wireshark
14 14 (9.86%) HSPA
14 14 (9.86%) 3GPP
15 13 (9.15%) SGSN
16 12 (8.45%) GGSN
17 11 (7.75%) SDH
17 11 (7.75%) WCDMA
17 11 (7.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
General
1 96 (67.61%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.34%) Back Office
3 7 (4.93%) German Language
4 3 (2.11%) Electronics
4 3 (2.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (11.27%) Support Engineer
2 13 (9.15%) Tester
3 12 (8.45%) Test Engineer
4 11 (7.75%) Technical Tester
5 10 (7.04%) Analyst
5 10 (7.04%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Field Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Radio Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Core Network Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.23%) Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) RF Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Network Support
10 4 (2.82%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) RAN Engineer
11 3 (2.11%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) WAP
2 5 (3.52%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Handset
2 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.63%) Statistics
4 3 (2.11%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.70%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.75%) UNIX
2 9 (6.34%) Solaris
3 5 (3.52%) Linux
4 2 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.86%) Network Planning
1 14 (9.86%) Network Architecture
2 13 (9.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (8.45%) Validation
3 12 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (7.75%) Test Management
4 11 (7.75%) Change Management
4 11 (7.75%) Test Planning
5 10 (7.04%) Fault Management
6 7 (4.93%) Test Scripting
6 7 (4.93%) Project Management
6 7 (4.93%) Monte Carlo Method
7 6 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.52%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.52%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.82%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.82%) OO
9 4 (2.82%) OOD
10 3 (2.11%) ERP
10 3 (2.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.75%) C
2 7 (4.93%) SQL
3 6 (4.23%) Java
4 5 (3.52%) C++
4 5 (3.52%) VBA
5 2 (1.41%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.41%) Embedded C++
5 2 (1.41%) MapBasic
5 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (12.68%) Degree
2 10 (7.04%) HNC
3 6 (4.23%) ISEB
4 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.31%) SLA
2 20 (14.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.11%) Firmware
2 1 (0.70%) NDS
Systems Management
1 17 (11.97%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.63%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (2.82%) Netcool
4 1 (0.70%) Iperf
Vendors
1 22 (15.49%) Nokia
2 21 (14.79%) Huawei
3 20 (14.08%) Ericsson
4 19 (13.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 15 (10.56%) Amdocs
5 15 (10.56%) HP
6 14 (9.86%) Mapinfo
7 11 (7.75%) Siemens
8 9 (6.34%) Oracle
9 6 (4.23%) Sybase
9 6 (4.23%) ZTE
10 5 (3.52%) Microsoft
10 5 (3.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (2.82%) BT
12 3 (2.11%) Cisco
13 2 (1.41%) SAP
13 2 (1.41%) TEOCO
14 1 (0.70%) Nortel
14 1 (0.70%) Anite
14 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
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