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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 621 591 545
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -46
Contract jobs citing UMTS 34 63 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.80% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 15
Median daily rate £275 £275 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £275 £268
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £14.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.85% -54.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.15% +6.55%

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
8319 7836 8554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5068 4501 4724
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 546 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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 26 September 2016.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 23 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 26 September 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 -10 28 £275 - 4
South East +5 15 £250 -9.09% 3
Surrey - 10 £250 - 2
London -6 9 £355 +14.51% 1
Camberley - 6 - - 1
Hampshire +8 3 £250 -
Guildford - 3 £250 -
Southampton - 3 £250 -
West Yorkshire +9 2 £114 -
Yorkshire +7 2 £114 -
Leeds +3 2 £114 -
Berkshire -9 2 £275 - 1
City of London - 2 £360 - 1
North West +16 1 - -
Reading +14 1 - -
Cheshire +4 1 - -
Slough -1 1 £275 -12.00% 1
Staines - 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 59 (86.76%) GSM
2 53 (77.94%) Telecoms
3 37 (54.41%) LTE
4 26 (38.24%) 3G
5 20 (29.41%) 4G
6 19 (27.94%) 2G
6 19 (27.94%) Project Management
7 16 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
8 14 (20.59%) Huawei
8 14 (20.59%) Cisco
9 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
9 13 (19.12%) Nokia
10 12 (17.65%) Ericsson
10 12 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
11 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
11 10 (14.71%) GPRS
11 10 (14.71%) Linux
12 9 (13.24%) MS Office
12 9 (13.24%) Mapinfo
12 9 (13.24%) MPLS
13 8 (11.76%) VoIP
14 7 (10.29%) PBX
14 7 (10.29%) OO
14 7 (10.29%) C++
14 7 (10.29%) STL
14 7 (10.29%) BGP
14 7 (10.29%) VPN
14 7 (10.29%) SLA
14 7 (10.29%) RTP

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 9 (13.24%) MS Office
2 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) MS Project
5 1 (1.47%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 59 (86.76%) GSM
2 37 (54.41%) LTE
3 26 (38.24%) 3G
4 20 (29.41%) 4G
5 19 (27.94%) 2G
6 16 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
7 10 (14.71%) GPRS
8 9 (13.24%) MPLS
9 8 (11.76%) VoIP
10 7 (10.29%) Asterisk PBX
10 7 (10.29%) BGP
10 7 (10.29%) PBX
10 7 (10.29%) RANAP
10 7 (10.29%) RTP
10 7 (10.29%) VPN
11 6 (8.82%) ATM
11 6 (8.82%) VoLTE
11 6 (8.82%) WCDMA
12 5 (7.35%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) GCC
1 7 (10.29%) GDB
1 7 (10.29%) Subversion
1 7 (10.29%) Trac
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 53 (77.94%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Arabic Language
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Implementation Controller
2 11 (16.18%) Radio Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) 3G Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) RF Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (2.94%) Ericsson Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (10.29%) STL
2 2 (2.94%) WAP
3 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Statistics
3 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.41%) PMI
4 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.94%) Handset
5 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Solaris
4 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Project Management
2 7 (10.29%) Change Control
2 7 (10.29%) Cross-Platform Development
2 7 (10.29%) High Availability
2 7 (10.29%) OO
2 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
3 6 (8.82%) Dependency Management
3 6 (8.82%) Network Planning
3 6 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
4 5 (7.35%) Logistics
4 5 (7.35%) Network Design
5 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.41%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.94%) ITIL
6 2 (2.94%) Line Management
6 2 (2.94%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (2.94%) Presales
6 2 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) C++
2 4 (5.88%) C
3 2 (2.94%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) MapBasic
3 2 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (1.47%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) CCIE
2 3 (4.41%) CCSP
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.41%) JNCIE
2 3 (4.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.94%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.47%) Cacti
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco CME
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.47%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Cisco
1 14 (20.59%) Huawei
2 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.12%) Nokia
3 12 (17.65%) Ericsson
4 9 (13.24%) Mapinfo
5 7 (10.29%) Amdocs
6 6 (8.82%) BT
7 5 (7.35%) SAP
8 3 (4.41%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.41%) Remedy
8 3 (4.41%) Tellabs
8 3 (4.41%) Virgin Media
9 2 (2.94%) Actix
9 2 (2.94%) Anite
9 2 (2.94%) Sybase
10 1 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.47%) Juniper
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
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