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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 628 590 551
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -39
Contract jobs citing UMTS 33 59 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.74% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 19
Median daily rate £263 £258 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -1.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £171 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £367 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £255 £263
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.03%

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
8734 7973 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.22% 13.96% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5344 4566 4060
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 494 441
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.71% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 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 19 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 29 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 -25 33 £263 +2.94% 9
South East -13 10 £275 +22.22% 6
Cheshire +6 9 £255 +6.25% 1
North West +2 9 £255 +6.25% 1
London +1 9 £269 -46.25% 1
Warrington +9 8 £255 +6.25%
Berkshire -16 7 £350 +55.55%
Reading +8 4 - -
Leeds +6 3 - -
Hampshire +2 3 £250 +11.11%
West Yorkshire +2 3 - -
Yorkshire +2 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £250 -
Slough +2 2 £350 +55.55%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 74 (87.06%) GSM
2 63 (74.12%) Telecoms
3 38 (44.71%) LTE
4 28 (32.94%) 3G
5 27 (31.76%) GPRS
6 23 (27.06%) WCDMA
6 23 (27.06%) Project Management
6 23 (27.06%) 2G
6 23 (27.06%) 4G
6 23 (27.06%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (25.88%) Diameter Protocol
7 22 (25.88%) Huawei
8 21 (24.71%) SS7
9 19 (22.35%) Sybase
9 19 (22.35%) Unix
10 18 (21.18%) Oracle
11 17 (20.00%) Solaris
11 17 (20.00%) Oracle Database
12 16 (18.82%) SLA
12 16 (18.82%) Nokia
13 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 15 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
14 14 (16.47%) Mapinfo
14 14 (16.47%) CDMA
15 13 (15.29%) Ericsson
15 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (12.94%) Amdocs
17 10 (11.76%) Finance
17 10 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
17 10 (11.76%) Change Control

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 (7.06%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
1 8 (9.41%) MS Office
2 6 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 74 (87.06%) GSM
2 38 (44.71%) LTE
3 28 (32.94%) 3G
4 27 (31.76%) GPRS
5 23 (27.06%) 2G
5 23 (27.06%) 4G
5 23 (27.06%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (27.06%) WCDMA
6 22 (25.88%) Diameter Protocol
7 21 (24.71%) SS7
8 14 (16.47%) CDMA
9 10 (11.76%) GGSN
9 10 (11.76%) SGSN
10 9 (10.59%) VoLTE
11 7 (8.24%) ATM
12 6 (7.06%) UTRAN
13 5 (5.88%) 3GPP
13 5 (5.88%) MGCP
13 5 (5.88%) VoIP
13 5 (5.88%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.18%) GIS
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Subversion
1 3 (3.53%) Trac
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 63 (74.12%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Arabic Language
4 1 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 17 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Implementation Controller
2 14 (16.47%) Radio Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Network Support
3 11 (12.94%) Network Support Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Technical Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Technical Support
3 11 (12.94%) Technical Support Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Optimisation Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Consultant
6 4 (4.71%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (2.35%) Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Network Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (3.53%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Statistics
3 5 (5.88%) PMI
4 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) Handset
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Unix
2 17 (20.00%) Solaris
3 6 (7.06%) Linux
4 4 (4.71%) Windows
5 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Project Management
2 10 (11.76%) Change Control
2 10 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.06%) Dependency Management
4 6 (7.06%) Network Architecture
4 6 (7.06%) Risk Management
5 5 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.88%) Fault Management
5 5 (5.88%) Logistics
5 5 (5.88%) Network Planning
6 4 (4.71%) Network Design
7 3 (3.53%) Benchmarking
7 3 (3.53%) Cross-Platform Development
7 3 (3.53%) ITIL
7 3 (3.53%) Line Management
7 3 (3.53%) OO
7 3 (3.53%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (3.53%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) C
2 4 (4.71%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) C++
3 3 (3.53%) MapBasic
4 2 (2.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.35%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Huawei
2 19 (22.35%) Sybase
3 18 (21.18%) Oracle
4 16 (18.82%) Nokia
5 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 14 (16.47%) Mapinfo
7 13 (15.29%) Ericsson
8 11 (12.94%) Amdocs
9 7 (8.24%) Nokia Networks
10 5 (5.88%) BT
10 5 (5.88%) SAP
11 4 (4.71%) Anite
11 4 (4.71%) Virgin Media
12 3 (3.53%) Actix
12 3 (3.53%) Cisco
12 3 (3.53%) Remedy
12 3 (3.53%) Tellabs
13 2 (2.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 2 (2.35%) Siemens
14 1 (1.18%) HP
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