The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 68 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing UMTS 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.70% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 1.91% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 £225
% change year-on-year - +22.22%  
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 139 209 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.22% 24.16% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 111 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UMTS in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UMTS in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Linux
4 4 (57.14%) GSM
5 3 (42.86%) Validation
5 3 (42.86%) Big Data
5 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
6 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Network Management
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (28.57%) Huawei
6 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
6 2 (28.57%) Nokia
6 2 (28.57%) Nagios
6 2 (28.57%) Presales
6 2 (28.57%) 5G
7 1 (14.29%) Network Optimisation
7 1 (14.29%) UTRAN
7 1 (14.29%) French Language
7 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
7 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (14.29%) Network Performance Management
7 1 (14.29%) Analytics
7 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
7 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) GSM
3 2 (28.57%) 5G
4 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (14.29%) UTRAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Big Data
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) French Language
2 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Project Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Sales Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UMTS Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UMTS Optimisation Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) Network Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
1 2 (28.57%) Huawei
1 2 (28.57%) Nokia