The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
Rank 116 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing UMTS 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £210 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £260 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.48% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
UMTS
England

UMTS
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

UMTS
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

UMTS
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

UMTS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) TETRA
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (50.00%) Logistics
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) LTE

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) TETRA
2 2 (50.00%) LTE
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Transmission Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
1 2 (50.00%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared