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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 532 479 416
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -63
Contract jobs citing UMTS 91 95 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 1.34% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 24
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£268 £255 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £151 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £438 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 12
Average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.08% -23.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £24.90 £40.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.75 £37.90 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-14.08% -21.11%

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
8347 7085 8666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.63% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4622 3865 3984
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 404 673
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% +1.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 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 2 October 2014.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 26 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 2 October 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
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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 -26 76 £268 +7.00% 16
South East -17 36 £364 +53.15% 12
Berkshire -16 15 £310 +31.91% 10
South West -22 13 £260 -25.71%
Bristol -17 10 £260 -25.71%
Buckinghamshire - 10 - -
Surrey -2 7 £371 - 1
Guildford - 7 £371 -
London +11 5 £250 -39.39%
Reading +3 4 £310 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -19 3 £309 +120.53%
East of England -23 3 £260 +9.47% 4
Hertfordshire -28 2 £260 +9.47% 3
Chesham - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 5
Stevenage - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - - 2
Nuneaton - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 123 (72.35%) LTE
2 120 (70.59%) Telecoms
3 105 (61.76%) GSM
4 50 (29.41%) GPRS
5 48 (28.24%) 3G
6 43 (25.29%) Degree
7 40 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
8 36 (21.18%) Huawei
9 35 (20.59%) Network Architecture
10 31 (18.24%) 4G
10 31 (18.24%) Ericsson
11 30 (17.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 28 (16.47%) Ethernet
13 26 (15.29%) 2G
14 25 (14.71%) Cisco
15 24 (14.12%) 3GPP
15 24 (14.12%) ATM
16 22 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
16 22 (12.94%) Validation
17 20 (11.76%) MPLS
18 19 (11.18%) Nokia
18 19 (11.18%) SDH
18 19 (11.18%) WCDMA
18 19 (11.18%) Firewall
19 18 (10.59%) Electronics
19 18 (10.59%) SLA
19 18 (10.59%) Network Management
20 17 (10.00%) Project Management
20 17 (10.00%) VPN
21 16 (9.41%) IPsec

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 13 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.94%) MS Office
3 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.59%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 123 (72.35%) LTE
2 105 (61.76%) GSM
3 50 (29.41%) GPRS
4 48 (28.24%) 3G
5 40 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
6 31 (18.24%) 4G
7 28 (16.47%) Ethernet
8 26 (15.29%) 2G
9 24 (14.12%) 3GPP
9 24 (14.12%) ATM
10 20 (11.76%) MPLS
11 19 (11.18%) SDH
11 19 (11.18%) WCDMA
11 19 (11.18%) Firewall
12 17 (10.00%) VPN
13 16 (9.41%) IPsec
14 15 (8.82%) SNMP
14 15 (8.82%) BGP
15 14 (8.24%) VoIP
15 14 (8.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.53%) MS Access
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.35%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.59%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) GDB
General
1 120 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.59%) Electronics
3 12 (7.06%) Billing
4 10 (5.88%) Marketing
5 5 (2.94%) Back Office
5 5 (2.94%) Dutch Language
6 4 (2.35%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.35%) Finance
7 2 (1.18%) German Language
7 2 (1.18%) Front Office
8 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 29 (17.06%) Test Engineer
2 22 (12.94%) Integration Engineer
3 14 (8.24%) Field Engineer
4 13 (7.65%) RF Engineer
5 12 (7.06%) Architect
5 12 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (6.47%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 10 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) Design Engineer
8 9 (5.29%) IP Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) Senior Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.53%) OSS Architect
10 6 (3.53%) Network Specialist
10 6 (3.53%) Performance Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Integration Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.94%) Analyst
11 5 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.12%) WAP
1 7 (4.12%) XML
2 4 (2.35%) WML
3 3 (1.76%) SyncML
3 3 (1.76%) HTML
4 2 (1.18%) STL
5 1 (0.59%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.59%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.29%) Smart Meter
4 7 (4.12%) Handset
4 7 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.76%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.76%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.76%) DTV
6 3 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.18%) ASIC
7 2 (1.18%) PMI
7 2 (1.18%) Statistics
7 2 (1.18%) Replication
8 1 (0.59%) VHDL
8 1 (0.59%) Verilog
8 1 (0.59%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.59%) Neural Network
8 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.06%) UNIX
2 5 (2.94%) Windows
2 5 (2.94%) Linux
3 4 (2.35%) VxWorks
4 3 (1.76%) bada
4 3 (1.76%) Android
4 3 (1.76%) Windows Phone
4 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Solaris
5 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.59%) Network Architecture
2 22 (12.94%) Validation
3 18 (10.59%) Network Management
4 17 (10.00%) Project Management
5 14 (8.24%) Network Design
6 13 (7.65%) Network Planning
7 11 (6.47%) Load Balancing
7 11 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.88%) Line Management
8 10 (5.88%) WFM
8 10 (5.88%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.71%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.71%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.12%) Migration
10 7 (4.12%) Software Engineering
10 7 (4.12%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.53%) Test Management
11 6 (3.53%) ITIL
11 6 (3.53%) SOA
11 6 (3.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.65%) C
2 12 (7.06%) SQL
3 5 (2.94%) VBA
3 5 (2.94%) C++
4 4 (2.35%) Java
4 4 (2.35%) Python
5 3 (1.76%) Erlang
6 2 (1.18%) R
6 2 (1.18%) Perl
7 1 (0.59%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (25.29%) Degree
2 22 (12.94%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (8.24%) CCIE
4 10 (5.88%) ISEB
5 9 (5.29%) PMI Certification
6 8 (4.71%) PMP
7 7 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.76%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (1.76%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (1.18%) HND
9 2 (1.18%) CNA
9 2 (1.18%) Novell Certification
9 2 (1.18%) CCDP
9 2 (1.18%) CCSP
9 2 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.59%) CCIP
10 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.76%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.76%) Firmware
2 1 (0.59%) NDS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.53%) Netcool
3 5 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.76%) OPNET
Vendors
1 36 (21.18%) Huawei
2 31 (18.24%) Ericsson
3 30 (17.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 25 (14.71%) Cisco
5 19 (11.18%) Nokia
6 14 (8.24%) Juniper
7 12 (7.06%) CheckPoint
7 12 (7.06%) Radware
7 12 (7.06%) Redback
8 9 (5.29%) Agilent
8 9 (5.29%) HP
8 9 (5.29%) Mapinfo
8 9 (5.29%) Oracle
9 8 (4.71%) Microsoft
10 7 (4.12%) Cramer
11 6 (3.53%) Greenplum
12 5 (2.94%) Anite
12 5 (2.94%) Business Objects
13 4 (2.35%) Siemens
13 4 (2.35%) NetCracker
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