The table below looks at the statistics for UMTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 120 - 106
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing UMTS 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.076% - 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £310 £260
% change year-on-year
-16.93% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
367 253 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.90% 11.17% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 112 113
Average daily rate £368 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 42
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.37 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

UMTS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UMTS across the West Midlands region.

UMTS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UMTS across the West Midlands region.

UMTS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) RNC
2 2 (66.67%) WFM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) LTE

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) RNC
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) WFM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia