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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 451 526 445
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -81
Contract jobs citing UMTS 148 73 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 1.02% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 15
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£258 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £400 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £261 £260
% change year-on-year
-2.39% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 19
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%

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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 27 April 2015.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 30 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 27 April 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 +77 140 £258 -11.96% 12
South East +27 64 £279 +59.28% 8
Berkshire +41 46 £260 +48.57% 6
Newbury +11 23 £283 +61.42% 1
West Yorkshire - 20 £123 -
Yorkshire - 20 £123 -
Leeds - 19 £123 -
South West +1 12 £310 +19.23% 1
Surrey +5 9 £320 - 2
London -25 9 £350 -0.70% 1
North West - 9 £300 - 2
Guildford +7 6 £320 -
East Midlands - 6 - -
Derbyshire - 6 - -
Bristol -2 5 - -
Scotland +7 4 - -
Reading +6 4 - - 2
Manchester - 4 - - 2
Liverpool - 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 - -
Hampshire -9 3 £210 -
Slough - 3 £208 - 3
Birmingham -9 2 - -
West Midlands -14 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 204 (91.89%) GSM
2 169 (76.13%) Telecoms
3 112 (50.45%) Radio Access Network
4 101 (45.50%) LTE
5 99 (44.59%) Ericsson
6 98 (44.14%) SDH
6 98 (44.14%) SLA
7 93 (41.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 83 (37.39%) RNC
9 82 (36.94%) Ethernet
10 76 (34.23%) ATM
11 70 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (31.53%) WFM
11 70 (31.53%) Line Management
12 59 (26.58%) GPRS
13 52 (23.42%) 3G
14 46 (20.72%) 4G
15 45 (20.27%) Wireless
16 36 (16.22%) 2G
16 36 (16.22%) Huawei
17 29 (13.06%) Network Planning
18 28 (12.61%) C
19 25 (11.26%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (11.26%) HSPA
20 24 (10.81%) WiMAX
20 24 (10.81%) Nokia
21 23 (10.36%) Project Management
21 23 (10.36%) VoLTE
22 21 (9.46%) Network Architecture
23 18 (8.11%) MPLS

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Applications
1 9 (4.05%) MS Office
2 6 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 204 (91.89%) GSM
2 112 (50.45%) Radio Access Network
3 101 (45.50%) LTE
4 98 (44.14%) SDH
5 83 (37.39%) RNC
6 82 (36.94%) Ethernet
7 76 (34.23%) ATM
8 59 (26.58%) GPRS
9 52 (23.42%) 3G
10 46 (20.72%) 4G
11 45 (20.27%) Wireless
12 36 (16.22%) 2G
13 25 (11.26%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (11.26%) HSPA
14 24 (10.81%) WiMAX
15 23 (10.36%) VoLTE
16 18 (8.11%) MPLS
17 17 (7.66%) CDMA2000
17 17 (7.66%) DSL
17 17 (7.66%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.35%) MS Access
2 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 169 (76.13%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.60%) German Language
3 7 (3.15%) Back Office
4 4 (1.80%) Electronics
5 2 (0.90%) Marketing
5 2 (0.90%) Finance
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.45%) Billing
6 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 73 (32.88%) Field Engineer
2 15 (6.76%) Test Engineer
3 13 (5.86%) Analyst
4 10 (4.50%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (3.60%) Support Engineer
6 7 (3.15%) Support Analyst
7 6 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (2.25%) RF Engineer
8 5 (2.25%) Administrator
8 5 (2.25%) Operations Manager
9 4 (1.80%) Test Analyst
9 4 (1.80%) Network Engineer
9 4 (1.80%) Project Manager
9 4 (1.80%) Radio Engineer
9 4 (1.80%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (1.80%) Verification Engineer
10 3 (1.35%) Back Office Engineer
10 3 (1.35%) Transmission Engineer
10 3 (1.35%) Microwave Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.90%) XML
1 2 (0.90%) WAP
1 2 (0.90%) SOAP
2 1 (0.45%) Web Services
2 1 (0.45%) .NET
2 1 (0.45%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.45%) WinForms
2 1 (0.45%) WPF
2 1 (0.45%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.45%) REST
2 1 (0.45%) ServiceStack
2 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.25%) Handset
3 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.90%) Statistics
5 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.45%) ASIC
5 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.45%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.45%) VHDL
5 1 (0.45%) Verilog
5 1 (0.45%) IVR
5 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.05%) Linux
2 3 (1.35%) UNIX
2 3 (1.35%) Solaris
3 2 (0.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.45%) Android
4 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
1 70 (31.53%) WFM
1 70 (31.53%) Line Management
2 29 (13.06%) Network Planning
3 23 (10.36%) Project Management
4 21 (9.46%) Network Architecture
5 17 (7.66%) Fault Management
6 14 (6.31%) Change Management
7 10 (4.50%) Logistics
8 9 (4.05%) Software Testing
9 8 (3.60%) Network Design
10 7 (3.15%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.15%) Monte Carlo Method
11 6 (2.70%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.70%) Network Management
11 6 (2.70%) Software Engineering
11 6 (2.70%) Service Management
11 6 (2.70%) OOD
11 6 (2.70%) UML
11 6 (2.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.61%) C
2 14 (6.31%) SQL
3 7 (3.15%) C++
4 6 (2.70%) Embedded C
5 5 (2.25%) Embedded C++
6 4 (1.80%) VBA
7 3 (1.35%) Java
7 3 (1.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.90%) Python
8 2 (0.90%) MapBasic
9 1 (0.45%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (7.21%) Degree
2 10 (4.50%) HNC
3 9 (4.05%) ISEB
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) HND
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (44.14%) SLA
2 16 (7.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) NFS
1 1 (0.45%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (1.80%) Netcool
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.45%) Iperf
Vendors
1 99 (44.59%) Ericsson
2 93 (41.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 36 (16.22%) Huawei
4 24 (10.81%) Nokia
5 15 (6.76%) Amdocs
6 11 (4.95%) Siemens
6 11 (4.95%) Mapinfo
7 7 (3.15%) Cisco
7 7 (3.15%) HP
8 6 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (2.70%) ZTE
9 5 (2.25%) Actix
9 5 (2.25%) Microsoft
10 4 (1.80%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.80%) SAP
11 3 (1.35%) BT
12 2 (0.90%) NEC
12 2 (0.90%) Cramer
12 2 (0.90%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.90%) IBM
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