The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for UMTS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UMTS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
UK / England
Rank 566 557 452
Rank change year-on-year -9 -105  
Contract jobs citing UMTS 19 58 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.80% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 48
Median daily rate £360 £230 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -11.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £230 £260
% change year-on-year +56.52% -11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +11.11%  

UMTS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6130 7247 7191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.78% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3787 4381 3969
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 309 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

UMTS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing UMTS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for UMTS in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UMTS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for UMTS in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UMTS in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
South East -1 15 £360 +56.52% 2
London +27 4 - - 3
UMTS
UK

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 56 (91.80%) LTE
2 54 (88.52%) GSM
3 49 (80.33%) Telecoms
4 32 (52.46%) VoIP
5 30 (49.18%) Diameter Protocol
6 29 (47.54%) Linux
7 28 (45.90%) Cisco
8 26 (42.62%) Software Engineering
9 23 (37.70%) 4G
9 23 (37.70%) 3G
10 22 (36.07%) RTP
10 22 (36.07%) OO
10 22 (36.07%) C++
10 22 (36.07%) STL
10 22 (36.07%) PBX
10 22 (36.07%) GCC
10 22 (36.07%) GDB
10 22 (36.07%) Asterisk PBX
10 22 (36.07%) Trac
10 22 (36.07%) Subversion
10 22 (36.07%) RANAP
10 22 (36.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 22 (36.07%) Cross-Platform Development
11 16 (26.23%) Huawei
12 15 (24.59%) GGSN
13 14 (22.95%) High Availability
13 14 (22.95%) 2G
14 12 (19.67%) Multithreading
14 12 (19.67%) Wireshark
15 11 (18.03%) GPRS

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 56 (91.80%) LTE
2 54 (88.52%) GSM
3 32 (52.46%) VoIP
4 30 (49.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 23 (37.70%) 3G
5 23 (37.70%) 4G
6 22 (36.07%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (36.07%) PBX
6 22 (36.07%) RANAP
6 22 (36.07%) RTP
7 15 (24.59%) GGSN
8 14 (22.95%) 2G
9 12 (19.67%) Wireshark
10 11 (18.03%) GPRS
11 9 (14.75%) SGSN
12 8 (13.11%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (11.48%) MGW
13 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.84%) DNS
14 6 (9.84%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 22 (36.07%) GCC
1 22 (36.07%) GDB
1 22 (36.07%) Subversion
1 22 (36.07%) Trac
General
1 49 (80.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.48%) Back Office
3 6 (9.84%) Front Office
4 2 (3.28%) French Language
4 2 (3.28%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (36.07%) Software Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) 3G Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Optimisation Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Radio Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) 4G Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) LTE Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Support Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Support Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (6.56%) Trainer
7 3 (4.92%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (36.07%) STL
2 1 (1.64%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.64%) Handset
1 1 (1.64%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) Software Engineering
2 22 (36.07%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (36.07%) OO
3 14 (22.95%) High Availability
4 12 (19.67%) Multithreading
5 7 (11.48%) Validation
6 6 (9.84%) Capacity Management
6 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.84%) Fault Management
6 6 (9.84%) Functional Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.84%) Network Design
6 6 (9.84%) Network Management
6 6 (9.84%) People Management
6 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.84%) Statistics
7 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.56%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.92%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) C++
2 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) CCIE
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Cisco
2 16 (26.23%) Huawei
3 10 (16.39%) Nokia
4 8 (13.11%) Ericsson
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.92%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (1.64%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.64%) Samsung
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago