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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 576 512 533
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +21
Contract jobs citing UMTS 43 89 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.18% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 1.18% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 7
Average daily rate £325 £283 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% +4.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £120 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £368 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £270
% change year-on-year
+15.04% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% +144.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 27 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 5 February 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 -43 36 £325 +15.04% 10
South East -14 16 £375 +32.74% 7
Surrey +3 8 £425 - 3
London -7 8 - -
Guildford +13 7 - - 3
Berkshire -16 5 £325 +15.04% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £325 -
East of England 0 2 £325 -
Scotland -9 2 - -
Reading -11 2 - -
North West -22 2 £200 -22.33% 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Huntingdon - 2 £325 -
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Newbury -2 1 £225 -20.35% 1
West Yorkshire -7 1 - -
Cheshire -7 1 £270 +4.85% 1
South West -9 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 £130 -
Leeds -19 1 - -
Slough - 1 £325 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 £425 -
Bolton - 1 £130 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 65 (75.58%) GSM
2 57 (66.28%) Telecoms
3 50 (58.14%) GPRS
4 35 (40.70%) LTE
4 35 (40.70%) Diameter Protocol
5 31 (36.05%) SS7
6 29 (33.72%) 3G
6 29 (33.72%) SLA
7 26 (30.23%) WCDMA
8 23 (26.74%) Unix
8 23 (26.74%) Solaris
9 22 (25.58%) 4G
9 22 (25.58%) 2G
10 20 (23.26%) Degree
11 18 (20.93%) CDMA
12 17 (19.77%) Oracle
13 16 (18.60%) GGSN
14 15 (17.44%) Radio Access Network
14 15 (17.44%) Oracle Database
14 15 (17.44%) Sybase
15 14 (16.28%) VoIP
15 14 (16.28%) Computer Science
16 12 (13.95%) H.323
16 12 (13.95%) MGCP
16 12 (13.95%) NGN
17 10 (11.63%) Network Architecture
17 10 (11.63%) Statistics
18 9 (10.47%) Huawei
18 9 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
19 8 (9.30%) Amdocs

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 5 (5.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
2 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 65 (75.58%) GSM
2 50 (58.14%) GPRS
3 35 (40.70%) Diameter Protocol
3 35 (40.70%) LTE
4 31 (36.05%) SS7
5 29 (33.72%) 3G
6 26 (30.23%) WCDMA
7 22 (25.58%) 2G
7 22 (25.58%) 4G
8 18 (20.93%) CDMA
9 16 (18.60%) GGSN
10 15 (17.44%) Radio Access Network
11 14 (16.28%) VoIP
12 12 (13.95%) H.323
12 12 (13.95%) MGCP
12 12 (13.95%) NGN
13 9 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (9.30%) SGSN
15 7 (8.14%) RANAP
15 7 (8.14%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Subversion
1 7 (8.14%) Trac
2 1 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 57 (66.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.98%) Back Office
3 4 (4.65%) Finance
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Support Engineer
2 23 (26.74%) Core Network Engineer
2 23 (26.74%) Network Engineer
3 22 (25.58%) Network Support
3 22 (25.58%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Consultant
6 6 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Field Test Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) RAN Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) LTE Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) RF Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) UMTS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (8.14%) STL
2 6 (6.98%) WAP
3 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.16%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.63%) Statistics
3 7 (8.14%) Handset
4 5 (5.81%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.16%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.74%) Solaris
1 23 (26.74%) Unix
2 7 (8.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.63%) Network Architecture
2 8 (9.30%) Change Control
2 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
3 7 (8.14%) OO
4 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
4 4 (4.65%) Network Design
4 4 (4.65%) Network Optimisation
5 3 (3.49%) Fault Management
5 3 (3.49%) Network Management
5 3 (3.49%) Network Planning
5 3 (3.49%) Project Management
6 2 (2.33%) Change Management
6 2 (2.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.33%) SOA
6 2 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) C++
2 6 (6.98%) Java
2 6 (6.98%) VBA
3 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.33%) PMP
3 1 (1.16%) CCIE
3 1 (1.16%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (33.72%) SLA
2 7 (8.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.16%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Oracle
2 15 (17.44%) Sybase
3 9 (10.47%) Huawei
4 8 (9.30%) Amdocs
5 7 (8.14%) Nokia
6 6 (6.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (5.81%) BT
8 4 (4.65%) Anite
8 4 (4.65%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.49%) HP
9 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.33%) Mapinfo
11 1 (1.16%) Agilent
11 1 (1.16%) Cerion
11 1 (1.16%) Cisco
11 1 (1.16%) Greenplum
11 1 (1.16%) NetCracker
11 1 (1.16%) Remedy
11 1 (1.16%) Talend
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago