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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 615 553 561
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +8
Contract jobs citing UMTS 31 92 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 1.12% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 18
Median daily rate £275 £150 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £320 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £143 £263
% change year-on-year
+89.47% -45.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%

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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 May 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 29 May 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 -51 30 £275 +83.33% 6
South East -33 10 £230 +10.17% 4
London +7 6 £363 -14.70% 1
North West +2 6 £275 +5.76% 1
Berkshire -30 6 - - 1
Cheshire -2 5 £295 - 1
Warrington - 5 £295 -
Hertfordshire +14 4 £270 -
East of England +12 4 £270 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £270 -
Reading -9 3 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 £130 +6.12%
Leeds -5 2 £130 +6.12%
West Yorkshire -7 2 £130 +6.12%
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
East Midlands +10 1 £275 -
Hampshire +2 1 - -
North East - 1 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
Preston - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Channel Islands - 1 £250 -
Jersey - 1 £250 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 72 (80.90%) GSM
2 62 (69.66%) Telecoms
3 45 (50.56%) LTE
4 40 (44.94%) GPRS
5 33 (37.08%) Diameter Protocol
6 28 (31.46%) WCDMA
6 28 (31.46%) 3G
7 27 (30.34%) SS7
8 26 (29.21%) Unix
9 25 (28.09%) Sybase
9 25 (28.09%) SLA
10 24 (26.97%) Oracle
10 24 (26.97%) Solaris
11 23 (25.84%) Radio Access Network
11 23 (25.84%) Oracle Database
12 22 (24.72%) 4G
12 22 (24.72%) 2G
12 22 (24.72%) Huawei
13 19 (21.35%) CDMA
14 16 (17.98%) Nokia
14 16 (17.98%) Project Management
15 14 (15.73%) Degree
16 13 (14.61%) GGSN
16 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
17 12 (13.48%) Ericsson
17 12 (13.48%) VoIP
17 12 (13.48%) SGSN
18 11 (12.36%) NGN
18 11 (12.36%) MGCP
18 11 (12.36%) H.323

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 (6.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.62%) MS Office
4 2 (2.25%) MS Project
4 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 72 (80.90%) GSM
2 45 (50.56%) LTE
3 40 (44.94%) GPRS
4 33 (37.08%) Diameter Protocol
5 28 (31.46%) 3G
5 28 (31.46%) WCDMA
6 27 (30.34%) SS7
7 23 (25.84%) Radio Access Network
8 22 (24.72%) 2G
8 22 (24.72%) 4G
9 19 (21.35%) CDMA
10 13 (14.61%) GGSN
11 12 (13.48%) SGSN
11 12 (13.48%) VoIP
12 11 (12.36%) H.323
12 11 (12.36%) MGCP
12 11 (12.36%) NGN
12 11 (12.36%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (10.11%) RANAP
13 9 (10.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.84%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.62%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.12%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Subversion
1 9 (10.11%) Trac
General
1 62 (69.66%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.36%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.97%) Core Network Engineer
1 24 (26.97%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.47%) Support Engineer
3 18 (20.22%) Network Support
3 18 (20.22%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Technical Support
4 11 (12.36%) Technical Support Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) Radio Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Consultant
7 6 (6.74%) Implementation Controller
7 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.49%) LTE Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Optimisation Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Transmission Planner
10 2 (2.25%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (10.11%) STL
2 1 (1.12%) WAP
2 1 (1.12%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.62%) PMI
4 3 (3.37%) Handset
4 3 (3.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.21%) Unix
2 24 (26.97%) Solaris
3 10 (11.24%) Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Windows
5 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Project Management
2 10 (11.24%) Network Architecture
3 9 (10.11%) Cross-Platform Development
3 9 (10.11%) OO
3 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
4 8 (8.99%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (7.87%) Change Control
5 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.62%) Fault Management
6 5 (5.62%) Logistics
6 5 (5.62%) Network Planning
7 4 (4.49%) Network Design
7 4 (4.49%) Network Optimisation
7 4 (4.49%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.37%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.37%) Dependency Management
8 3 (3.37%) Line Management
8 3 (3.37%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) C++
2 6 (6.74%) C
3 2 (2.25%) SQL
4 1 (1.12%) Java
4 1 (1.12%) MapBasic
4 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.12%) CCIE
3 1 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.25%) Netcool
3 1 (1.12%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Sybase
2 24 (26.97%) Oracle
3 22 (24.72%) Huawei
4 16 (17.98%) Nokia
5 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
6 12 (13.48%) Ericsson
7 10 (11.24%) Mapinfo
8 9 (10.11%) Nokia Networks
9 8 (8.99%) Amdocs
10 6 (6.74%) BT
11 5 (5.62%) SAP
12 4 (4.49%) Cisco
12 4 (4.49%) Remedy
12 4 (4.49%) Virgin Media
13 3 (3.37%) Anite
13 3 (3.37%) Tellabs
14 2 (2.25%) Agilent
14 2 (2.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 2 (2.25%) Siemens
15 1 (1.12%) HP