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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 446 502 405
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -97
Contract jobs citing UMTS 135 64 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 0.96% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 34
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£283 £310 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.87% +15.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £260 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £410 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 18
Average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50

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
7664 6633 7073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.10% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 3385 3436
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 376 592
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 2015.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 18 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 4 March 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 +63 122 £283 -13.07% 18
South East +19 60 £285 -30.48% 15
Berkshire +32 47 £283 -31.09% 12
Newbury - 28 £286 - 4
North West - 14 £279 - 1
London -13 11 £350 -15.15%
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Scotland -5 5 - -
Cheshire - 4 £279 - 1
Manchester - 4 - -
Reading +1 3 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Amersham - 1 - -
Brentford - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 178 (83.57%) GSM
2 165 (77.46%) Telecoms
3 110 (51.64%) Radio Access Network
4 100 (46.95%) LTE
5 96 (45.07%) Ericsson
6 92 (43.19%) SDH
7 90 (42.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 88 (41.31%) SLA
9 83 (38.97%) Ethernet
10 77 (36.15%) RNC
11 75 (35.21%) ATM
12 69 (32.39%) Line Management
13 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
13 68 (31.92%) WFM
14 47 (22.07%) GPRS
15 43 (20.19%) 3G
16 42 (19.72%) 4G
17 40 (18.78%) Wireless
18 32 (15.02%) Huawei
19 26 (12.21%) C
20 25 (11.74%) Project Management
20 25 (11.74%) Network Architecture
21 24 (11.27%) 2G
21 24 (11.27%) WiMAX
22 22 (10.33%) Wi-Fi
22 22 (10.33%) Network Planning
23 21 (9.86%) MPLS
24 20 (9.39%) Degree
25 19 (8.92%) HSPA
25 19 (8.92%) VCP4

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 178 (83.57%) GSM
2 110 (51.64%) Radio Access Network
3 100 (46.95%) LTE
4 92 (43.19%) SDH
5 83 (38.97%) Ethernet
6 77 (36.15%) RNC
7 75 (35.21%) ATM
8 47 (22.07%) GPRS
9 43 (20.19%) 3G
10 42 (19.72%) 4G
11 40 (18.78%) Wireless
12 24 (11.27%) 2G
12 24 (11.27%) WiMAX
13 22 (10.33%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (9.86%) MPLS
15 19 (8.92%) HSPA
16 16 (7.51%) CDMA2000
16 16 (7.51%) DSL
17 15 (7.04%) GPON
17 15 (7.04%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.76%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.41%) MS Access
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 165 (77.46%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.23%) Electronics
3 7 (3.29%) Marketing
4 5 (2.35%) Finance
5 4 (1.88%) Billing
5 4 (1.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 73 (34.27%) Field Engineer
2 15 (7.04%) Test Engineer
3 11 (5.16%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (4.23%) Analyst
5 8 (3.76%) Operations Manager
6 6 (2.82%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (2.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 5 (2.35%) OSS Engineer
8 4 (1.88%) Test Analyst
8 4 (1.88%) Architect
8 4 (1.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (1.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (1.88%) Design Engineer
8 4 (1.88%) RAN Engineer
8 4 (1.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 4 (1.88%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (1.88%) IP Engineer
9 3 (1.41%) Microwave Engineer
9 3 (1.41%) Support Engineer
9 3 (1.41%) Ericsson Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.94%) SOAP
1 2 (0.94%) XML
1 2 (0.94%) WAP
2 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.47%) ServiceStack
2 1 (0.47%) REST
2 1 (0.47%) WPF
2 1 (0.47%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.47%) WinForms
2 1 (0.47%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.47%) Web Services
2 1 (0.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.35%) Handset
4 3 (1.41%) Video on Demand
4 3 (1.41%) Statistics
4 3 (1.41%) DTV
5 2 (0.94%) ASIC
5 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.47%) User Experience
6 1 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.47%) VHDL
6 1 (0.47%) Verilog
6 1 (0.47%) IVR
6 1 (0.47%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.69%) Linux
2 5 (2.35%) UNIX
3 3 (1.41%) Solaris
4 2 (0.94%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (32.39%) Line Management
2 68 (31.92%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (31.92%) WFM
3 25 (11.74%) Project Management
3 25 (11.74%) Network Architecture
4 22 (10.33%) Network Planning
5 12 (5.63%) Fault Management
6 10 (4.69%) Network Management
6 10 (4.69%) Logistics
7 9 (4.23%) CRM
7 9 (4.23%) Service Management
8 8 (3.76%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.29%) Release Management
9 7 (3.29%) Change Management
9 7 (3.29%) Network Design
9 7 (3.29%) ITIL
10 6 (2.82%) UML
10 6 (2.82%) OO
10 6 (2.82%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.21%) C
2 14 (6.57%) SQL
3 7 (3.29%) C++
4 6 (2.82%) Embedded C
5 5 (2.35%) Embedded C++
6 4 (1.88%) Perl
7 3 (1.41%) Java
8 2 (0.94%) Python
8 2 (0.94%) VBA
9 1 (0.47%) R
9 1 (0.47%) Erlang
9 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (9.39%) Degree
2 19 (8.92%) VCP4
3 13 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.82%) ISEB
5 5 (2.35%) CCIE
6 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.47%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PMP
7 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CCSP
7 1 (0.47%) CCDP
7 1 (0.47%) HNC
7 1 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (41.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) NFS
1 1 (0.47%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.35%) Netcool
3 4 (1.88%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.47%) OPNET
Vendors
1 96 (45.07%) Ericsson
2 90 (42.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 32 (15.02%) Huawei
4 16 (7.51%) Cisco
5 13 (6.10%) Nokia
6 5 (2.35%) Actix
6 5 (2.35%) Amdocs
6 5 (2.35%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.35%) Juniper
7 4 (1.88%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.88%) SAP
7 4 (1.88%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.88%) Radware
7 4 (1.88%) Redback
7 4 (1.88%) Agilent
8 3 (1.41%) Cramer
8 3 (1.41%) BT
8 3 (1.41%) HP
8 3 (1.41%) Mapinfo
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle
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