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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 522 492 413
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -79
Contract jobs citing UMTS 100 92 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.28% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 27
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£268 £260 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £150 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £438 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 14
Average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.08% -14.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £22.50 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.75 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -14.45%

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
8369 7208 9137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.63% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 3909 4181
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 400 689
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 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 15 September 2014.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 26 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 15 September 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 +12 78 £268 -7.75% 14
South East -23 44 £364 +45.50% 11
Berkshire -11 19 £255 +8.51% 6
South West -24 12 £261 -
Buckinghamshire - 12 - -
Surrey +12 9 £375 - 4
Guildford +7 9 £375 - 2
Bristol -14 9 £261 -
London +4 6 £288 -22.03%
Slough -1 5 £235 -1.05% 1
East of England - 5 £260 - 1
Reading -7 4 £310 +33.33% 3
Hertfordshire - 4 £260 - 1
West Midlands -16 1 £268 +91.07% 1
Chesham - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Nuneaton - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Brentford - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 128 (73.99%) Telecoms
2 126 (72.83%) LTE
3 104 (60.12%) GSM
4 54 (31.21%) GPRS
5 52 (30.06%) 3G
6 43 (24.86%) Degree
7 39 (22.54%) Huawei
8 38 (21.97%) 4G
8 38 (21.97%) Radio Access Network
9 35 (20.23%) Network Architecture
10 33 (19.08%) Ericsson
11 30 (17.34%) Ethernet
12 29 (16.76%) Cisco
13 26 (15.03%) 2G
13 26 (15.03%) 3GPP
13 26 (15.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 25 (14.45%) ATM
14 25 (14.45%) MPLS
14 25 (14.45%) Validation
15 24 (13.87%) Firewall
16 23 (13.29%) Nokia
16 23 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
17 21 (12.14%) VPN
17 21 (12.14%) Network Management
18 20 (11.56%) WCDMA
18 20 (11.56%) BGP
18 20 (11.56%) IPsec
19 19 (10.98%) Project Management
19 19 (10.98%) SDH
20 18 (10.40%) Juniper

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.89%) MS Office
3 3 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 126 (72.83%) LTE
2 104 (60.12%) GSM
3 54 (31.21%) GPRS
4 52 (30.06%) 3G
5 38 (21.97%) 4G
5 38 (21.97%) Radio Access Network
6 30 (17.34%) Ethernet
7 26 (15.03%) 3GPP
7 26 (15.03%) 2G
8 25 (14.45%) MPLS
8 25 (14.45%) ATM
9 24 (13.87%) Firewall
10 21 (12.14%) VPN
11 20 (11.56%) WCDMA
11 20 (11.56%) IPsec
11 20 (11.56%) BGP
12 19 (10.98%) SDH
13 17 (9.83%) VoIP
14 16 (9.25%) CDMA
14 16 (9.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) MS Access
2 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (3.47%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.31%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.58%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.58%) GDB
3 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 128 (73.99%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.83%) Electronics
3 12 (6.94%) Billing
4 7 (4.05%) Marketing
5 5 (2.89%) Dutch Language
5 5 (2.89%) Back Office
5 5 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.31%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.31%) Finance
7 2 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (1.16%) German Language
8 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 29 (16.76%) Test Engineer
2 19 (10.98%) Integration Engineer
3 15 (8.67%) Architect
3 15 (8.67%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (8.09%) RF Engineer
5 12 (6.94%) Field Engineer
6 10 (5.78%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Design Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) IP Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Consultant
8 8 (4.62%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Senior Integration Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) OSS Architect
10 6 (3.47%) Designer
10 6 (3.47%) Performance Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Integration Manager
10 6 (3.47%) OSS Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.89%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.05%) XML
1 7 (4.05%) WAP
2 4 (2.31%) WML
3 3 (1.73%) SyncML
3 3 (1.73%) HTML
4 2 (1.16%) STL
5 1 (0.58%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.58%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.58%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.20%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.20%) Smart Meter
3 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.89%) Handset
5 3 (1.73%) Streaming Video
5 3 (1.73%) Firmware
5 3 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.73%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.73%) DTV
5 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) Statistics
6 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.16%) PMI
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) VHDL
7 1 (0.58%) Verilog
7 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.36%) UNIX
2 6 (3.47%) Windows
3 4 (2.31%) Linux
3 4 (2.31%) VxWorks
4 3 (1.73%) Android
4 3 (1.73%) bada
4 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.73%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.16%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.23%) Network Architecture
2 25 (14.45%) Validation
3 21 (12.14%) Network Management
4 19 (10.98%) Project Management
5 18 (10.40%) Network Design
6 14 (8.09%) Load Balancing
7 11 (6.36%) Network Planning
8 10 (5.78%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.62%) Logistics
10 8 (4.62%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.62%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.62%) Software Engineering
10 8 (4.62%) WFM
10 8 (4.62%) Line Management
11 7 (4.05%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.47%) TOGAF
12 6 (3.47%) Migration
12 6 (3.47%) ITIL
12 6 (3.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.51%) C
2 10 (5.78%) SQL
3 6 (3.47%) Python
3 6 (3.47%) C++
4 5 (2.89%) VBA
5 4 (2.31%) Java
6 3 (1.73%) Erlang
7 2 (1.16%) Tcl
8 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) R
8 1 (0.58%) Perl
8 1 (0.58%) C#
8 1 (0.58%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 43 (24.86%) Degree
2 23 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (9.25%) CCIE
4 10 (5.78%) PMI Certification
5 9 (5.20%) PMP
5 9 (5.20%) ISEB
6 6 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (1.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.16%) CNA
8 2 (1.16%) Novell Certification
8 2 (1.16%) CCDP
8 2 (1.16%) CCSP
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.58%) CCDE
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) CCIP
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.25%) SLA
2 3 (1.73%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 14 (8.09%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.47%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (3.47%) Netcool
3 3 (1.73%) OPNET
Vendors
1 39 (22.54%) Huawei
2 33 (19.08%) Ericsson
3 29 (16.76%) Cisco
4 26 (15.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 23 (13.29%) Nokia
6 18 (10.40%) Juniper
7 15 (8.67%) Radware
7 15 (8.67%) Redback
8 13 (7.51%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.20%) Mapinfo
9 9 (5.20%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.20%) HP
9 9 (5.20%) Oracle
10 7 (4.05%) Cramer
10 7 (4.05%) Agilent
11 6 (3.47%) Greenplum
12 5 (2.89%) Anite
12 5 (2.89%) Business Objects
13 4 (2.31%) Siemens
13 4 (2.31%) Alcatel-Lucent
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