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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 588 489 553
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +64
Contract jobs citing UMTS 52 147 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 1.78% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 54 20
Average daily rate £253 £258 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% -15.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £317 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £255 £263
% change year-on-year
-9.80% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £36.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £84.90 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.52% -10.00%

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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -110 50 £255 -0.97% 4
South East -49 28 £230 -17.48% 3
Berkshire -27 10 £255 -1.92% 1
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
London -14 7 £325 -7.14% 1
Guildford +4 6 £315 -1.56%
Surrey -16 6 £315 -1.56% 1
North West -13 5 £275 -8.33%
Reading -7 4 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £270 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £270 -
East of England - 4 £270 -
Buckinghamshire +19 3 - -
Cheshire -5 2 £330 +10.00%
Manchester -9 2 £130 -
Warrington - 2 £330 -
East Midlands +2 1 £275 -
Hampshire -3 1 - -
South West -11 1 - -
Yorkshire -18 1 £130 +6.12%
Leeds -21 1 £130 +6.12%
West Yorkshire -25 1 £130 +6.12%
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
Preston - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £130 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 74 (78.72%) GSM
2 65 (69.15%) Telecoms
3 46 (48.94%) GPRS
4 44 (46.81%) LTE
5 38 (40.43%) Diameter Protocol
6 32 (34.04%) SS7
7 31 (32.98%) WCDMA
8 30 (31.91%) 3G
9 29 (30.85%) Unix
10 28 (29.79%) Solaris
10 28 (29.79%) SLA
11 26 (27.66%) Oracle
11 26 (27.66%) Sybase
12 25 (26.60%) Oracle Database
13 23 (24.47%) 4G
13 23 (24.47%) Radio Access Network
13 23 (24.47%) 2G
14 21 (22.34%) Huawei
15 20 (21.28%) CDMA
16 18 (19.15%) Nokia
17 17 (18.09%) Degree
18 15 (15.96%) GGSN
19 14 (14.89%) VoIP
20 13 (13.83%) Project Management
20 13 (13.83%) MGCP
20 13 (13.83%) Ericsson
20 13 (13.83%) H.323
20 13 (13.83%) NGN
21 12 (12.77%) SGSN
21 12 (12.77%) Computer Science

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (6.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.26%) MS Office
4 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.06%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 74 (78.72%) GSM
2 46 (48.94%) GPRS
3 44 (46.81%) LTE
4 38 (40.43%) Diameter Protocol
5 32 (34.04%) SS7
6 31 (32.98%) WCDMA
7 30 (31.91%) 3G
8 23 (24.47%) 2G
8 23 (24.47%) 4G
8 23 (24.47%) Radio Access Network
9 20 (21.28%) CDMA
10 15 (15.96%) GGSN
11 14 (14.89%) VoIP
12 13 (13.83%) H.323
12 13 (13.83%) MGCP
12 13 (13.83%) NGN
13 12 (12.77%) SGSN
14 11 (11.70%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (9.57%) RANAP
15 9 (9.57%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.60%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.06%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Subversion
1 9 (9.57%) Trac
General
1 65 (69.15%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.64%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (29.79%) Core Network Engineer
1 28 (29.79%) Network Engineer
2 27 (28.72%) Support Engineer
3 23 (24.47%) Network Support
3 23 (24.47%) Network Support Engineer
4 12 (12.77%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (12.77%) Technical Support
4 12 (12.77%) Technical Support Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Radio Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Implementation Controller
9 4 (4.26%) LTE Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) RAN Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Optimisation Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (3.19%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (9.57%) STL
2 2 (2.13%) WAP
3 1 (1.06%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) Statistics
4 4 (4.26%) Handset
4 4 (4.26%) PMI
5 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.85%) Unix
2 28 (29.79%) Solaris
3 10 (10.64%) Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Windows
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.06%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) Project Management
2 11 (11.70%) Network Architecture
3 9 (9.57%) Cross-Platform Development
3 9 (9.57%) OO
3 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
4 8 (8.51%) Change Control
5 6 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.32%) Fault Management
7 4 (4.26%) Logistics
7 4 (4.26%) Network Design
7 4 (4.26%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (4.26%) Network Planning
8 3 (3.19%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.19%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.13%) Dependency Management
9 2 (2.13%) High Availability
9 2 (2.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.57%) C++
2 5 (5.32%) C
3 2 (2.13%) Java
3 2 (2.13%) SQL
3 2 (2.13%) VBA
4 1 (1.06%) MapBasic
4 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.06%) CCIE
3 1 (1.06%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.13%) Netcool
3 1 (1.06%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (27.66%) Oracle
1 26 (27.66%) Sybase
2 21 (22.34%) Huawei
3 18 (19.15%) Nokia
4 13 (13.83%) Ericsson
5 10 (10.64%) Mapinfo
5 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.57%) Amdocs
6 9 (9.57%) Nokia Networks
7 7 (7.45%) BT
8 4 (4.26%) Cisco
8 4 (4.26%) Remedy
8 4 (4.26%) SAP
8 4 (4.26%) Virgin Media
9 3 (3.19%) Anite
9 3 (3.19%) Tellabs
10 2 (2.13%) Agilent
10 2 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (2.13%) HP
10 2 (2.13%) Siemens
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