The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 June 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.

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 422 424
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing UMTS 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.041% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £315 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -37.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 £210
% change year-on-year - +30.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £36.25

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2271 3002 3119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.95% 13.83% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 2054 2009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 98
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £12.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UMTS in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UMTS in London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 4 (80.00%) GSM
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) 2G
2 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 3 (60.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) 3G
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 3 (60.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (40.00%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) People Management
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) CAD
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) GIS
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) SDH
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) SNMP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) ATM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) GSM
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) 2G
2 3 (60.00%) 3G
2 3 (60.00%) 4G
2 3 (60.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (60.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) ATM
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) GGSN
3 2 (40.00%) GPRS
3 2 (40.00%) SDH
3 2 (40.00%) SMTP
3 2 (40.00%) SNMP
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Back Office
2 2 (40.00%) Front Office
3 1 (20.00%) French Language
3 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Back Office Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CAD
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Fault Management
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) People Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Statistics
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Network Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia