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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 553 507 492
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -15
Contract jobs citing UMTS 50 79 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 1.08% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 26
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£225 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £218 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £371 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 30
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 - £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 - £40.25
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
7831 7340 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.66% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4398 3980 3587
Average daily rate £355 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 389 523
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.41 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 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 2 July 2015.

UMTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UMTS
Top 29 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 2 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 -31 49 £225 -14.28% 14
South East -33 27 £225 -15.09% 11
Berkshire +4 20 £203 -13.82% 7
Slough -1 8 £225 -4.25%
Newbury +3 6 - - 6
London -1 5 £500 +75.43% 2
North West - 5 £205 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £123 -
Yorkshire - 4 £123 -
Leeds - 4 £123 -
Guildford -4 3 - - 1
Surrey -5 3 - - 3
West Midlands - 3 £260 -
Reading +7 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £150 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £255 -
North East - 2 £255 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £255 -
Hampshire -2 1 £225 -
South West -4 1 £310 +18.09% 1
East of England -17 1 - -
Hertfordshire -23 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £310 -
Birmingham - 1 £260 -
Bury - 1 £150 -
Cheltenham - 1 £310 -
Home Counties - 1 £275 -

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 195 (89.04%) GSM
2 156 (71.23%) Telecoms
3 108 (49.32%) LTE
4 95 (43.38%) Radio Access Network
5 86 (39.27%) Ericsson
6 83 (37.90%) SLA
7 78 (35.62%) SDH
8 75 (34.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 70 (31.96%) RNC
10 68 (31.05%) GPRS
11 64 (29.22%) 3G
12 61 (27.85%) Ethernet
13 60 (27.40%) ATM
14 56 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (24.66%) WFM
15 54 (24.66%) Line Management
16 52 (23.74%) 4G
17 50 (22.83%) Wireless
18 47 (21.46%) 2G
19 33 (15.07%) Huawei
20 30 (13.70%) VoLTE
21 29 (13.24%) Network Planning
21 29 (13.24%) HSPA
21 29 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
22 28 (12.79%) C
22 28 (12.79%) WiMAX
23 25 (11.42%) Nokia
24 21 (9.59%) Project Management
25 19 (8.68%) Amdocs
25 19 (8.68%) Network Architecture

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (5.48%) MS Office
2 9 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 195 (89.04%) GSM
2 108 (49.32%) LTE
3 95 (43.38%) Radio Access Network
4 78 (35.62%) SDH
5 70 (31.96%) RNC
6 68 (31.05%) GPRS
7 64 (29.22%) 3G
8 61 (27.85%) Ethernet
9 60 (27.40%) ATM
10 52 (23.74%) 4G
11 50 (22.83%) Wireless
12 47 (21.46%) 2G
13 30 (13.70%) VoLTE
14 29 (13.24%) HSPA
14 29 (13.24%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (12.79%) WiMAX
16 17 (7.76%) GPON
16 17 (7.76%) 3GPP
16 17 (7.76%) CDMA2000
16 17 (7.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.37%) MS Access
2 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 156 (71.23%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.65%) Back Office
3 7 (3.20%) German Language
4 3 (1.37%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Electronics
5 2 (0.91%) Finance
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (26.03%) Field Engineer
2 17 (7.76%) Analyst
3 12 (5.48%) Test Engineer
4 10 (4.57%) Tester
5 9 (4.11%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (3.20%) Radio Engineer
6 7 (3.20%) Support Analyst
7 6 (2.74%) Test Analyst
7 6 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (2.74%) Administrator
7 6 (2.74%) Technical Tester
7 6 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (2.28%) RF Engineer
9 4 (1.83%) RAN Engineer
9 4 (1.83%) CS Core Engineer
9 4 (1.83%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (1.83%) Project Manager
10 3 (1.37%) Network Engineer
10 3 (1.37%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.83%) SOAP
2 2 (0.91%) XML
3 1 (0.46%) WAP
3 1 (0.46%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.46%) WinForms
3 1 (0.46%) WPF
3 1 (0.46%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.46%) REST
3 1 (0.46%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.46%) Web Services
3 1 (0.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.74%) Statistics
2 6 (2.74%) Handset
3 5 (2.28%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.37%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.46%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.46%) IVR
5 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.94%) Linux
2 5 (2.28%) UNIX
3 3 (1.37%) Solaris
3 3 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (0.91%) Windows
5 1 (0.46%) Android
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.46%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.66%) WFM
2 54 (24.66%) Line Management
3 29 (13.24%) Network Planning
4 21 (9.59%) Project Management
5 19 (8.68%) Network Architecture
6 16 (7.31%) Fault Management
6 16 (7.31%) Change Management
7 10 (4.57%) OO
7 10 (4.57%) OOD
8 9 (4.11%) UML
8 9 (4.11%) Logistics
8 9 (4.11%) Software Engineering
8 9 (4.11%) Software Testing
8 9 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.11%) Test Automation
9 8 (3.65%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.20%) Monte Carlo Method
10 7 (3.20%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (3.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.79%) C
2 14 (6.39%) SQL
3 10 (4.57%) C++
4 7 (3.20%) Embedded C
4 7 (3.20%) Embedded C++
5 4 (1.83%) VBA
6 2 (0.91%) Java
6 2 (0.91%) Perl
6 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.91%) MapBasic
7 1 (0.46%) Python
7 1 (0.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (7.31%) Degree
2 10 (4.57%) HNC
2 10 (4.57%) ISEB
3 3 (1.37%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.46%) HND
5 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (37.90%) SLA
2 16 (7.31%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) Firmware
2 1 (0.46%) NFS
2 1 (0.46%) NDS
Systems Management
1 14 (6.39%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.57%) NSN NetAct
3 7 (3.20%) Netcool
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.46%) Iperf
Vendors
1 86 (39.27%) Ericsson
2 75 (34.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 33 (15.07%) Huawei
4 25 (11.42%) Nokia
5 19 (8.68%) Amdocs
6 17 (7.76%) Mapinfo
7 12 (5.48%) HP
8 11 (5.02%) Siemens
9 8 (3.65%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (2.74%) ZTE
11 5 (2.28%) Actix
11 5 (2.28%) Cisco
11 5 (2.28%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.83%) SAP
13 2 (0.91%) Oracle
13 2 (0.91%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.91%) TEOCO
14 1 (0.46%) NetHawk
14 1 (0.46%) Agilent
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