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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 521 532 485
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -47
Contract jobs citing UMTS 75 63 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 0.90% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £393 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £263 £304
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 23
Average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £40.00 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.30 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +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
7758 6968 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 3782 3405
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 384 542
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -1 75 £150 -45.45% 15
South East +2 35 £209 +19.28% 10
Berkshire +6 20 £150 -14.28% 9
Leeds - 11 £123 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £123 -
Yorkshire - 11 £123 -
Surrey +16 10 £320 -16.33% 1
Guildford +2 7 £320 -16.33% 1
Slough +2 4 £208 - 7
Newbury 0 4 £205 +17.14%
London 0 4 £500 +66.66% 1
South West +13 3 £310 +18.09%
Reading +2 3 - - 1
North West - 3 £260 - 4
Bristol +7 2 - -
East of England -2 1 - -
Hampshire -3 1 £210 -
West Midlands -10 1 - -
Hertfordshire -18 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £310 -
Cheltenham - 1 £310 -
Chesham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Oxford - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £275 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 192 (90.57%) GSM
2 156 (73.58%) Telecoms
3 102 (48.11%) Radio Access Network
4 95 (44.81%) LTE
5 91 (42.92%) Ericsson
5 91 (42.92%) SLA
6 88 (41.51%) SDH
7 84 (39.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 75 (35.38%) RNC
9 71 (33.49%) Ethernet
10 67 (31.60%) ATM
11 62 (29.25%) WFM
11 62 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (29.25%) Line Management
12 59 (27.83%) 3G
13 57 (26.89%) GPRS
14 52 (24.53%) 4G
15 48 (22.64%) Wireless
16 44 (20.75%) 2G
17 34 (16.04%) Huawei
18 28 (13.21%) Network Planning
18 28 (13.21%) WiMAX
18 28 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
19 27 (12.74%) C
20 25 (11.79%) HSPA
21 23 (10.85%) Nokia
21 23 (10.85%) VoLTE
22 22 (10.38%) Project Management
23 19 (8.96%) Network Architecture
24 17 (8.02%) GPON

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (4.25%) MS Office
2 7 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 192 (90.57%) GSM
2 102 (48.11%) Radio Access Network
3 95 (44.81%) LTE
4 88 (41.51%) SDH
5 75 (35.38%) RNC
6 71 (33.49%) Ethernet
7 67 (31.60%) ATM
8 59 (27.83%) 3G
9 57 (26.89%) GPRS
10 52 (24.53%) 4G
11 48 (22.64%) Wireless
12 44 (20.75%) 2G
13 28 (13.21%) WiMAX
13 28 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (11.79%) HSPA
15 23 (10.85%) VoLTE
16 17 (8.02%) GPON
16 17 (8.02%) DSL
16 17 (8.02%) CDMA2000
16 17 (8.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.42%) MS Access
2 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 156 (73.58%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.30%) Back Office
2 7 (3.30%) German Language
3 3 (1.42%) Electronics
4 2 (0.94%) Marketing
4 2 (0.94%) Finance
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 64 (30.19%) Field Engineer
2 13 (6.13%) Analyst
2 13 (6.13%) Test Engineer
3 9 (4.25%) Integration Engineer
4 7 (3.30%) Support Engineer
4 7 (3.30%) Support Analyst
5 6 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (2.83%) Administrator
6 5 (2.36%) Project Manager
6 5 (2.36%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (2.36%) RF Engineer
7 4 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (1.89%) Test Analyst
7 4 (1.89%) Network Engineer
7 4 (1.89%) Operations Manager
8 3 (1.42%) Tester
8 3 (1.42%) Verification Engineer
8 3 (1.42%) RF Optimisation Engineer
8 3 (1.42%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.94%) SOAP
1 2 (0.94%) XML
2 1 (0.47%) WAP
2 1 (0.47%) Web Services
2 1 (0.47%) .NET
2 1 (0.47%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.47%) WPF
2 1 (0.47%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.47%) REST
2 1 (0.47%) ServiceStack
2 1 (0.47%) WinForms
2 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.36%) Handset
3 3 (1.42%) Statistics
3 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.47%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.47%) IVR
4 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.19%) Linux
2 4 (1.89%) UNIX
3 3 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (0.94%) Windows
4 2 (0.94%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.25%) WFM
1 62 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
1 62 (29.25%) Line Management
2 28 (13.21%) Network Planning
3 22 (10.38%) Project Management
4 19 (8.96%) Network Architecture
5 15 (7.08%) Fault Management
6 14 (6.60%) Change Management
7 9 (4.25%) OO
7 9 (4.25%) OOD
7 9 (4.25%) Logistics
7 9 (4.25%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.25%) Software Testing
8 8 (3.77%) UML
9 7 (3.30%) Monte Carlo Method
9 7 (3.30%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.83%) Test Scripting
11 5 (2.36%) Network Management
12 4 (1.89%) Network Design
12 4 (1.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.74%) C
2 15 (7.08%) SQL
3 9 (4.25%) C++
4 7 (3.30%) Embedded C
5 6 (2.83%) Embedded C++
6 4 (1.89%) VBA
7 2 (0.94%) MapBasic
7 2 (0.94%) Java
7 2 (0.94%) Perl
7 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) C#
8 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (7.08%) Degree
2 10 (4.72%) HNC
2 10 (4.72%) ISEB
3 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.47%) HND
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (42.92%) SLA
2 16 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) NFS
1 1 (0.47%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.30%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (1.89%) Netcool
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.47%) Iperf
Vendors
1 91 (42.92%) Ericsson
2 84 (39.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 34 (16.04%) Huawei
4 23 (10.85%) Nokia
5 16 (7.55%) Amdocs
6 12 (5.66%) Mapinfo
7 11 (5.19%) Siemens
8 7 (3.30%) HP
8 7 (3.30%) Cisco
9 6 (2.83%) ZTE
9 6 (2.83%) Microsoft
9 6 (2.83%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 5 (2.36%) Business Objects
10 5 (2.36%) Actix
11 4 (1.89%) SAP
12 2 (0.94%) Cramer
12 2 (0.94%) TEOCO
12 2 (0.94%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.94%) Nortel
13 1 (0.47%) IBM
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