The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 521 453 349
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -104
Contract jobs citing UMTS 75 98 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.33% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 40
Average daily rate £300 £260 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £161 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £319 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £260 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.48% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 21
Average hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £32.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7301 7394 9291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 15.25% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 3673 4348
Average daily rate £360 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 578 616
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%

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 23 April 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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -56 64 £293 +12.50% 5
London +1 22 £353 +20.51% 1
South East -29 20 £175 -43.08% 2
Berkshire -5 13 £175 -43.08% 1
South West -8 9 £260 - 1
Bristol - 9 £260 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 5 £331 +25.00%
Reading -8 5 - -
East of England -41 5 £331 +25.00% 1
Newbury - 4 £175 -
Hampshire -6 3 - - 1
Surrey -12 3 - -
Guildford -2 2 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - 1 £325 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
North West - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Luton - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Watford - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 98 (81.67%) Telecoms
2 80 (66.67%) GSM
3 73 (60.83%) LTE
4 43 (35.83%) GPRS
5 37 (30.83%) ATM
6 35 (29.17%) 3G
7 33 (27.50%) WCDMA
8 31 (25.83%) Ethernet
9 28 (23.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 28 (23.33%) Huawei
10 26 (21.67%) SDH
11 25 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
12 23 (19.17%) 4G
13 22 (18.33%) 3GPP
14 20 (16.67%) Ericsson
15 18 (15.00%) Cisco
15 18 (15.00%) SMS
16 17 (14.17%) Degree
17 16 (13.33%) Network Architecture
17 16 (13.33%) CDMA
17 16 (13.33%) SLA
17 16 (13.33%) 2G
18 13 (10.83%) MPLS
18 13 (10.83%) RNC
19 12 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
20 11 (9.17%) Firewall
20 11 (9.17%) Electronics
20 11 (9.17%) HSPA
21 10 (8.33%) BGP
21 10 (8.33%) ISUP

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 80 (66.67%) GSM
2 73 (60.83%) LTE
3 43 (35.83%) GPRS
4 37 (30.83%) ATM
5 35 (29.17%) 3G
6 33 (27.50%) WCDMA
7 31 (25.83%) Ethernet
8 26 (21.67%) SDH
9 25 (20.83%) Radio Access Network
10 23 (19.17%) 4G
11 22 (18.33%) 3GPP
12 18 (15.00%) SMS
13 16 (13.33%) CDMA
13 16 (13.33%) 2G
14 13 (10.83%) MPLS
14 13 (10.83%) RNC
15 11 (9.17%) Firewall
15 11 (9.17%) HSPA
16 10 (8.33%) BGP
16 10 (8.33%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.83%) GDB
General
1 98 (81.67%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.17%) Electronics
3 7 (5.83%) Billing
4 3 (2.50%) Finance
4 3 (2.50%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.67%) German Language
5 2 (1.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (22.50%) Test Engineer
2 21 (17.50%) Field Engineer
3 20 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
4 16 (13.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Architect
6 9 (7.50%) Senior Test Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Test Manager
8 7 (5.83%) Consultant
8 7 (5.83%) RF Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Integration Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Transmission Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Lead Architect
10 4 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) RF Optimisation Engineer
11 3 (2.50%) IP Engineer
12 2 (1.67%) Design Engineer
12 2 (1.67%) Certification Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.17%) WAP
2 3 (2.50%) SyncML
2 3 (2.50%) XML
2 3 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (1.67%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
1 4 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.50%) Handset
2 3 (2.50%) Streaming Video
3 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.67%) W3C
4 1 (0.83%) DTV
4 1 (0.83%) Statistics
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.50%) Windows
2 7 (5.83%) UNIX
3 5 (4.17%) Android
4 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.33%) Windows NT
4 4 (3.33%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.50%) Windows Phone
5 3 (2.50%) bada
6 2 (1.67%) Linux
7 1 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.33%) Network Architecture
2 12 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 9 (7.50%) Validation
4 8 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (5.83%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (5.83%) Network Design
5 7 (5.83%) Network Planning
6 6 (5.00%) Migration
7 5 (4.17%) ETL
7 5 (4.17%) Test Management
7 5 (4.17%) Network Management
7 5 (4.17%) WFM
8 4 (3.33%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.33%) Test Strategy
8 4 (3.33%) Black-Box Testing
8 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.33%) Regression Testing
8 4 (3.33%) Project Management
9 3 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) Java
2 4 (3.33%) C
3 3 (2.50%) Python
4 2 (1.67%) C++
4 2 (1.67%) Tcl
5 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Degree
2 10 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.50%) ISEB
4 7 (5.83%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.17%) CCIE
6 4 (3.33%) CCNA
7 3 (2.50%) CCNP
8 2 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) HND
8 2 (1.67%) PMP
8 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.83%) CNA
9 1 (0.83%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.83%) CCA
9 1 (0.83%) CCIP
9 1 (0.83%) CCDE
9 1 (0.83%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (23.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 28 (23.33%) Huawei
2 20 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 18 (15.00%) Cisco
4 10 (8.33%) Juniper
4 10 (8.33%) Nokia
5 6 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.17%) Agilent
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle
7 4 (3.33%) Sybase
7 4 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (2.50%) Radware
8 3 (2.50%) Symbian
8 3 (2.50%) Redback
9 2 (1.67%) Siemens
9 2 (1.67%) Cramer
9 2 (1.67%) BT
9 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.67%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.83%) SGI