The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
Rank - 155 140
Contract jobs citing UMTS 0 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.078% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.53% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £200 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £230 £260
% change year-on-year +56.52% -11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 378 567 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.53% 14.77% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 224
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 41
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UMTS in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UMTS in the North West

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Top 10 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Performance Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Optimisation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management