The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 603 585 557
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -28
Contract jobs citing UMTS 35 58 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.72% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 23
Median daily rate £275 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £123 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £320 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.25 -

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
8693 8075 7383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.26% 14.38% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5261 4522 3965
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 488 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

UMTS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing UMTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 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
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 35 £275 +22.22% 4
North West 0 11 £268 +30.48%
Cheshire +1 10 £260 -
Warrington - 10 £260 -
London -5 8 £284 -43.25% 1
Berkshire -17 6 £425 +136.11%
South East -21 6 £425 +88.88% 2
Hertfordshire +21 4 £270 -
East of England +14 4 £270 - 1
Reading -3 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £270 -
South West +3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Yorkshire -3 2 - -
Leeds -8 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Slough -3 1 £425 +88.88%
North East -58 1 £275 +7.84%
Tyne and Wear -59 1 £275 +7.84%
Newcastle upon Tyne -64 1 £275 +7.84%
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing UMTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for UMTS.

1 80 (85.11%) GSM
2 69 (73.40%) Telecoms
3 47 (50.00%) LTE
4 39 (41.49%) GPRS
5 31 (32.98%) Diameter Protocol
6 29 (30.85%) 3G
7 27 (28.72%) WCDMA
8 26 (27.66%) SS7
9 24 (25.53%) Sybase
9 24 (25.53%) Unix
9 24 (25.53%) 2G
10 23 (24.47%) Oracle
10 23 (24.47%) Radio Access Network
10 23 (24.47%) 4G
10 23 (24.47%) Huawei
11 22 (23.40%) Oracle Database
11 22 (23.40%) Solaris
12 21 (22.34%) Project Management
12 21 (22.34%) SLA
13 19 (20.21%) CDMA
14 17 (18.09%) Nokia
15 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
16 14 (14.89%) Mapinfo
17 13 (13.83%) Ericsson
17 13 (13.83%) NSN NetAct
18 12 (12.77%) Degree
18 12 (12.77%) GGSN
18 12 (12.77%) SGSN
19 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (11.70%) Linux

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.45%) MS Office
2 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.13%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.13%) MS Project
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 80 (85.11%) GSM
2 47 (50.00%) LTE
3 39 (41.49%) GPRS
4 31 (32.98%) Diameter Protocol
5 29 (30.85%) 3G
6 27 (28.72%) WCDMA
7 26 (27.66%) SS7
8 24 (25.53%) 2G
9 23 (24.47%) 4G
9 23 (24.47%) Radio Access Network
10 19 (20.21%) CDMA
11 12 (12.77%) GGSN
11 12 (12.77%) SGSN
12 10 (10.64%) H.323
12 10 (10.64%) MGCP
12 10 (10.64%) NGN
12 10 (10.64%) VoIP
13 9 (9.57%) VoLTE
13 9 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (8.51%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.40%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.06%) GIS
3 1 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Subversion
1 8 (8.51%) Trac
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 69 (73.40%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.70%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Arabic Language
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Core Network Engineer
1 22 (23.40%) Network Engineer
2 18 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 16 (17.02%) Network Support
3 16 (17.02%) Network Support Engineer
4 13 (13.83%) Radio Engineer
5 11 (11.70%) Implementation Controller
5 11 (11.70%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (11.70%) Technical Support
5 11 (11.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Consultant
6 8 (8.51%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Optimisation Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.26%) LTE Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (3.19%) Transmission Planner
11 2 (2.13%) 3G Engineer
11 2 (2.13%) VoLTE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (8.51%) STL
2 1 (1.06%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.45%) Statistics
4 5 (5.32%) PMI
5 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.13%) Handset
6 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Unix
2 22 (23.40%) Solaris
3 11 (11.70%) Linux
4 4 (4.26%) Windows
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) Project Management
2 9 (9.57%) Network Architecture
2 9 (9.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (8.51%) Change Control
3 8 (8.51%) Cross-Platform Development
3 8 (8.51%) OO
3 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
4 7 (7.45%) Network Planning
4 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.38%) Network Design
6 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.32%) Dependency Management
6 5 (5.32%) Fault Management
6 5 (5.32%) Logistics
6 5 (5.32%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.19%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.19%) ITIL
7 3 (3.19%) Line Management
7 3 (3.19%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) C++
2 6 (6.38%) C
3 4 (4.26%) SQL
4 3 (3.19%) MapBasic
5 2 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) Degree
2 5 (5.32%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.06%) CCIE
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.34%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.13%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Sybase
2 23 (24.47%) Huawei
2 23 (24.47%) Oracle
3 17 (18.09%) Nokia
4 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
5 14 (14.89%) Mapinfo
6 13 (13.83%) Ericsson
7 9 (9.57%) Amdocs
7 9 (9.57%) Nokia Networks
8 6 (6.38%) BT
9 5 (5.32%) SAP
10 4 (4.26%) Anite
10 4 (4.26%) Virgin Media
11 3 (3.19%) Actix
11 3 (3.19%) Cisco
11 3 (3.19%) Remedy
11 3 (3.19%) Tellabs
12 2 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (2.13%) Siemens
13 1 (1.06%) HP