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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 569 531 481
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -50
Contract jobs citing UMTS 59 84 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.10% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 28
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£258 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £223 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £381 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 31
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £28.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £32.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -18.66%

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
7874 7610 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.92% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4058 3620
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 473
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 28 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 30 July 2015. 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 -37 56 £255 -2.85% 12
South East -19 31 £225 -18.18% 9
Berkshire +9 26 £225 -11.76% 4
Newbury +9 12 £310 - 3
London +1 7 £500 +92.30% 1
Slough -4 7 £225 -4.25%
North West - 6 £240 -
East of England -3 5 - -
Hertfordshire -16 5 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Reading -4 3 £125 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £260 - 2
Cheshire - 3 £240 -
North East - 2 £255 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £255 -
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £150 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £255 -
Hampshire -1 1 £225 -
Guildford -6 1 - -
Surrey -10 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £240 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £260 - 1
Bury - 1 £150 -
Home Counties - 1 £275 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 183 (88.83%) GSM
2 144 (69.90%) Telecoms
3 109 (52.91%) LTE
4 77 (37.38%) Radio Access Network
5 73 (35.44%) Ericsson
6 72 (34.95%) SLA
7 69 (33.50%) GPRS
8 65 (31.55%) SDH
9 63 (30.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 62 (30.10%) RNC
11 60 (29.13%) 3G
12 51 (24.76%) Ethernet
13 50 (24.27%) ATM
14 46 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (21.36%) WFM
15 44 (21.36%) Line Management
15 44 (21.36%) Wireless
16 42 (20.39%) 2G
16 42 (20.39%) 4G
17 32 (15.53%) VoLTE
18 29 (14.08%) Huawei
19 27 (13.11%) Network Planning
20 26 (12.62%) HSPA
21 25 (12.14%) Wi-Fi
21 25 (12.14%) Nokia
22 24 (11.65%) WiMAX
23 23 (11.17%) C
24 19 (9.22%) Amdocs
25 18 (8.74%) HP Quality Center
25 18 (8.74%) Network Architecture

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 12 (5.83%) MS Office
2 7 (3.40%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 183 (88.83%) GSM
2 109 (52.91%) LTE
3 77 (37.38%) Radio Access Network
4 69 (33.50%) GPRS
5 65 (31.55%) SDH
6 62 (30.10%) RNC
7 60 (29.13%) 3G
8 51 (24.76%) Ethernet
9 50 (24.27%) ATM
10 44 (21.36%) Wireless
11 42 (20.39%) 2G
11 42 (20.39%) 4G
12 32 (15.53%) VoLTE
13 26 (12.62%) HSPA
14 25 (12.14%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (11.65%) WiMAX
16 17 (8.25%) 3GPP
17 16 (7.77%) Wireshark
18 14 (6.80%) DSL
18 14 (6.80%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.46%) MS Access
1 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 144 (69.90%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.88%) Back Office
3 7 (3.40%) German Language
4 4 (1.94%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) Finance
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (23.30%) Field Engineer
2 14 (6.80%) Tester
2 14 (6.80%) Analyst
3 13 (6.31%) Test Engineer
4 11 (5.34%) Technical Tester
5 9 (4.37%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (4.37%) Support Engineer
6 7 (3.40%) Support Analyst
6 7 (3.40%) Radio Engineer
7 6 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (2.91%) Administrator
7 6 (2.91%) RF Engineer
8 4 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (1.94%) Network Engineer
8 4 (1.94%) Coordinator
8 4 (1.94%) RAN Engineer
8 4 (1.94%) CS Core Engineer
9 3 (1.46%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (1.46%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.94%) SOAP
1 4 (1.94%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.97%) WAP
3 1 (0.49%) WinForms
3 1 (0.49%) WPF
3 1 (0.49%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.49%) REST
3 1 (0.49%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.88%) Handset
2 7 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.91%) Statistics
4 5 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.97%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.49%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.34%) Linux
2 4 (1.94%) UNIX
3 3 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (0.97%) Windows
4 2 (0.97%) Solaris
5 1 (0.49%) Android
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.49%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (21.36%) WFM
2 44 (21.36%) Line Management
3 27 (13.11%) Network Planning
4 18 (8.74%) Network Architecture
5 16 (7.77%) Change Management
5 16 (7.77%) Project Management
6 15 (7.28%) Fault Management
7 13 (6.31%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.83%) Validation
8 12 (5.83%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (5.34%) Test Management
9 11 (5.34%) Test Planning
10 9 (4.37%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.37%) OO
10 9 (4.37%) OOD
11 8 (3.88%) UML
11 8 (3.88%) Software Engineering
11 8 (3.88%) Software Testing
12 7 (3.40%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.17%) C
2 11 (5.34%) SQL
3 9 (4.37%) C++
4 6 (2.91%) Embedded C
4 6 (2.91%) Embedded C++
5 4 (1.94%) VBA
6 2 (0.97%) MapBasic
6 2 (0.97%) Java
6 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (8.25%) Degree
2 10 (4.85%) HNC
3 9 (4.37%) ISEB
4 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (34.95%) SLA
2 17 (8.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) Firmware
2 1 (0.49%) NDS
Systems Management
1 18 (8.74%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.88%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (2.43%) Netcool
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.49%) Iperf
Vendors
1 73 (35.44%) Ericsson
2 63 (30.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 29 (14.08%) Huawei
4 25 (12.14%) Nokia
5 19 (9.22%) Amdocs
6 17 (8.25%) Mapinfo
7 16 (7.77%) HP
8 11 (5.34%) Siemens
9 8 (3.88%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.91%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (2.91%) ZTE
11 5 (2.43%) Actix
12 4 (1.94%) Cisco
13 3 (1.46%) SAP
14 2 (0.97%) Oracle
14 2 (0.97%) BT
14 2 (0.97%) TEOCO
15 1 (0.49%) Agilent
15 1 (0.49%) TIBCO
15 1 (0.49%) Apple
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