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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 523 486 425
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -61
Contract jobs citing UMTS 90 91 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.28% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 32
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£268 £263 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.90% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £167 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 12
Average hourly rate £78.75 £35.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.83% -15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £23.30 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.75 £41.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £78.75 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+121.83% -16.47%

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 25 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 24 October 2014. 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 -18 81 £268 -10.83% 6
South East -21 37 £364 +49.23% 4
Berkshire -9 15 £310 +30.52% 2
London -1 12 £275 -20.28%
Bristol -14 11 £260 -25.71%
South West -28 11 £260 -25.71%
Buckinghamshire - 11 - -
Surrey -3 7 £371 - 2
Guildford - 7 £371 - 1
Reading -2 6 £310 +47.61%
West Midlands -16 3 £309 +8.33%
East of England -16 3 £260 +9.47% 2
Hertfordshire -27 2 £260 +9.47% 2
Chesham - 1 - -
Slough - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Nuneaton - - - -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 126 (72.41%) LTE
2 121 (69.54%) Telecoms
3 107 (61.49%) GSM
4 50 (28.74%) 3G
5 48 (27.59%) GPRS
6 45 (25.86%) Degree
7 43 (24.71%) Radio Access Network
8 36 (20.69%) Network Architecture
8 36 (20.69%) Huawei
9 32 (18.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 32 (18.39%) 4G
10 31 (17.82%) Ericsson
11 27 (15.52%) Ethernet
12 26 (14.94%) Cisco
13 25 (14.37%) 2G
14 23 (13.22%) Validation
14 23 (13.22%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (13.22%) 3GPP
15 21 (12.07%) ATM
15 21 (12.07%) Nokia
16 19 (10.92%) Project Management
16 19 (10.92%) SLA
17 18 (10.34%) Electronics
17 18 (10.34%) MPLS
18 17 (9.77%) SDH
18 17 (9.77%) Firewall
18 17 (9.77%) Wireless
18 17 (9.77%) Network Management
19 16 (9.20%) RNC
19 16 (9.20%) WCDMA

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.87%) MS Office
3 4 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 126 (72.41%) LTE
2 107 (61.49%) GSM
3 50 (28.74%) 3G
4 48 (27.59%) GPRS
5 43 (24.71%) Radio Access Network
6 32 (18.39%) 4G
7 27 (15.52%) Ethernet
8 25 (14.37%) 2G
9 23 (13.22%) 3GPP
10 21 (12.07%) ATM
11 18 (10.34%) MPLS
12 17 (9.77%) Firewall
12 17 (9.77%) Wireless
12 17 (9.77%) SDH
13 16 (9.20%) WCDMA
13 16 (9.20%) SNMP
13 16 (9.20%) RNC
14 15 (8.62%) IPsec
14 15 (8.62%) VPN
15 14 (8.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.45%) MS Access
1 6 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (3.45%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.30%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) GDB
3 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 121 (69.54%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.34%) Electronics
3 12 (6.90%) Marketing
4 11 (6.32%) Billing
5 6 (3.45%) Finance
6 5 (2.87%) Back Office
6 5 (2.87%) Dutch Language
7 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.72%) Legal
9 2 (1.15%) Front Office
9 2 (1.15%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (14.37%) Test Engineer
2 19 (10.92%) Integration Engineer
3 13 (7.47%) RF Engineer
3 13 (7.47%) Field Engineer
4 12 (6.90%) Architect
4 12 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (5.75%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (5.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) IP Engineer
8 7 (4.02%) Senior Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) OSS Architect
9 6 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Network Specialist
9 6 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.87%) Transmission Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) 3G Engineer
10 5 (2.87%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.87%) XML
1 5 (2.87%) WAP
2 4 (2.30%) WML
3 2 (1.15%) STL
4 1 (0.57%) HTML
4 1 (0.57%) OpenGL
4 1 (0.57%) SyncML
4 1 (0.57%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.47%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.17%) Smart Meter
4 7 (4.02%) Handset
5 5 (2.87%) DTV
5 5 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.72%) Statistics
7 3 (1.72%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.15%) PMI
8 2 (1.15%) ASIC
8 2 (1.15%) Replication
9 1 (0.57%) VHDL
9 1 (0.57%) Verilog
9 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.57%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.90%) UNIX
2 4 (2.30%) Linux
2 4 (2.30%) VxWorks
3 2 (1.15%) Windows
4 1 (0.57%) Solaris
4 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.57%) Android
4 1 (0.57%) bada
4 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.69%) Network Architecture
2 23 (13.22%) Validation
3 19 (10.92%) Project Management
4 17 (9.77%) Network Management
5 14 (8.05%) Network Design
5 14 (8.05%) Network Planning
6 11 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.75%) WFM
7 10 (5.75%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.75%) Line Management
8 9 (5.17%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.60%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.60%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.02%) Migration
10 7 (4.02%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.45%) TOGAF
11 6 (3.45%) ITIL
11 6 (3.45%) SOA
11 6 (3.45%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.05%) SQL
2 12 (6.90%) C
3 5 (2.87%) VBA
4 4 (2.30%) C++
5 3 (1.72%) Python
5 3 (1.72%) Erlang
6 2 (1.15%) R
6 2 (1.15%) Java
6 2 (1.15%) Perl
7 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (25.86%) Degree
2 23 (13.22%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (7.47%) CCIE
4 9 (5.17%) ISEB
4 9 (5.17%) PMI Certification
5 8 (4.60%) PMP
6 6 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (1.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.72%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.15%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.15%) CCSP
8 2 (1.15%) CCDP
8 2 (1.15%) HND
8 2 (1.15%) CNA
8 2 (1.15%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.92%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (1.72%) Firmware
2 1 (0.57%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.45%) Netcool
3 5 (2.87%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (1.72%) OPNET
Vendors
1 36 (20.69%) Huawei
2 32 (18.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 31 (17.82%) Ericsson
4 26 (14.94%) Cisco
5 21 (12.07%) Nokia
6 13 (7.47%) Juniper
7 12 (6.90%) Radware
7 12 (6.90%) Redback
8 11 (6.32%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.17%) Mapinfo
9 9 (5.17%) Agilent
9 9 (5.17%) HP
9 9 (5.17%) Oracle
10 8 (4.60%) Microsoft
11 6 (3.45%) Greenplum
11 6 (3.45%) Cramer
11 6 (3.45%) Anite
12 5 (2.87%) Business Objects
13 4 (2.30%) Siemens
13 4 (2.30%) NetCracker
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