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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
UK
Rank 545 593 539
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -54
Contract jobs citing UMTS 42 37 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.074% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.51% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 11
Median daily rate - £270 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £270 £254
% change year-on-year
- +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +72.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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
6864 7264 7480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.53% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4199 4225 4224
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 359 417
Median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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
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 12 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +38 37 - - 5
South East +38 29 - - 4
Surrey +33 17 - - 2
Camberley - 15 - - 2
Berkshire +31 12 - - 1
Reading +16 7 - - 1
London +9 4 - -
Cheshire +27 1 - - 1
North West +26 1 - - 1
Newbury +4 1 - -
South West +3 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 65 (85.53%) LTE
2 63 (82.89%) GSM
3 61 (80.26%) Telecoms
4 32 (42.11%) Cisco
5 30 (39.47%) VoIP
5 30 (39.47%) 3G
6 29 (38.16%) Linux
7 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
7 26 (34.21%) Diameter Protocol
8 24 (31.58%) 4G
9 22 (28.95%) GCC
9 22 (28.95%) GDB
9 22 (28.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 22 (28.95%) Asterisk PBX
9 22 (28.95%) Trac
9 22 (28.95%) Cross-Platform Development
9 22 (28.95%) Subversion
9 22 (28.95%) RANAP
9 22 (28.95%) OO
9 22 (28.95%) C++
9 22 (28.95%) STL
9 22 (28.95%) PBX
9 22 (28.95%) RTP
10 21 (27.63%) High Availability
11 19 (25.00%) Huawei
12 15 (19.74%) 2G
13 14 (18.42%) Nokia
14 13 (17.11%) GPRS
14 13 (17.11%) Ericsson
15 10 (13.16%) Radio Access Network

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:

Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
2 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 65 (85.53%) LTE
2 63 (82.89%) GSM
3 30 (39.47%) 3G
3 30 (39.47%) VoIP
4 26 (34.21%) Diameter Protocol
5 24 (31.58%) 4G
6 22 (28.95%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (28.95%) PBX
6 22 (28.95%) RANAP
6 22 (28.95%) RTP
7 15 (19.74%) 2G
8 13 (17.11%) GPRS
9 10 (13.16%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (7.89%) GGSN
10 6 (7.89%) MPLS
10 6 (7.89%) Wireshark
11 5 (6.58%) DHCP
11 5 (6.58%) UTRAN
12 4 (5.26%) SMTP
12 4 (5.26%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 22 (28.95%) GCC
1 22 (28.95%) GDB
1 22 (28.95%) Subversion
1 22 (28.95%) Trac
General
1 61 (80.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Back Office
3 4 (5.26%) Front Office
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (28.95%) Software Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) 3G Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Radio Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) 4G Engineer
4 8 (10.53%) Consultant
4 8 (10.53%) Optimisation Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) RAN Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Back Office Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) LTE Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) RF Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Support Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.26%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (28.95%) STL
2 2 (2.63%) WAP
3 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Statistics
2 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) Handset
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.16%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
2 22 (28.95%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (28.95%) OO
3 21 (27.63%) High Availability
4 6 (7.89%) Network Design
5 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (6.58%) Multithreading
6 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.26%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.26%) Fault Management
6 4 (5.26%) Functional Testing
6 4 (5.26%) Network Management
6 4 (5.26%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.26%) People Management
6 4 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.26%) Validation
7 2 (2.63%) Migration
7 2 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) C++
2 2 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) CCIE
1 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.95%) CCSP
2 3 (3.95%) JNCIE
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.32%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.32%) Cacti
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco CME
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Cisco
2 19 (25.00%) Huawei
3 14 (18.42%) Nokia
4 13 (17.11%) Ericsson
5 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.95%) Nokia Networks
6 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.63%) Amdocs
7 2 (2.63%) BT
7 2 (2.63%) Mapinfo
7 2 (2.63%) ZTE
8 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.32%) HP
8 1 (1.32%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.32%) Juniper
8 1 (1.32%) Samsung
8 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
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