The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
Rank 230 229 202
Rank change year-on-year -1 -27  
Contract jobs citing UMTS 15 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.38% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.72% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 35
Median daily rate £360 £230 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -16.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £230 £260
% change year-on-year +56.52% -11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1492 2039 2004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.11% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1128 977
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £18.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

UMTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UMTS in the South East

UMTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UMTS in the South East

UMTS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the South East 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
Surrey +9 11 - - 2
Berkshire +17 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £360 -
UMTS
England

UMTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 44 (93.62%) LTE
2 41 (87.23%) GSM
3 40 (85.11%) Telecoms
4 29 (61.70%) Linux
5 28 (59.57%) Cisco
6 26 (55.32%) VoIP
6 26 (55.32%) Software Engineering
7 23 (48.94%) Diameter Protocol
8 22 (46.81%) Trac
8 22 (46.81%) GCC
8 22 (46.81%) GDB
8 22 (46.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 22 (46.81%) Asterisk PBX
8 22 (46.81%) Cross-Platform Development
8 22 (46.81%) Subversion
8 22 (46.81%) RANAP
8 22 (46.81%) PBX
8 22 (46.81%) OO
8 22 (46.81%) C++
8 22 (46.81%) STL
8 22 (46.81%) RTP
9 19 (40.43%) 3G
9 19 (40.43%) 4G
10 14 (29.79%) High Availability
11 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
11 12 (25.53%) Wireshark
12 10 (21.28%) 2G
13 8 (17.02%) GGSN
13 8 (17.02%) SGSN
13 8 (17.02%) Radio Access Network

UMTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) LTE
2 41 (87.23%) GSM
3 26 (55.32%) VoIP
4 23 (48.94%) Diameter Protocol
5 22 (46.81%) Asterisk PBX
5 22 (46.81%) PBX
5 22 (46.81%) RANAP
5 22 (46.81%) RTP
6 19 (40.43%) 3G
6 19 (40.43%) 4G
7 12 (25.53%) Wireshark
8 10 (21.28%) 2G
9 8 (17.02%) GGSN
9 8 (17.02%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (17.02%) SGSN
10 7 (14.89%) MGW
11 5 (10.64%) UTRAN
12 3 (6.38%) SCCP
12 3 (6.38%) TCAP
12 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) GCC
1 22 (46.81%) GDB
1 22 (46.81%) Subversion
1 22 (46.81%) Trac
General
1 40 (85.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
2 1 (2.13%) French Language
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (46.81%) Software Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) 3G Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) 4G Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Radio Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Support Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (8.51%) Trainer
7 3 (6.38%) LTE Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Project Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (46.81%) STL
2 1 (2.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Handset
1 1 (2.13%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Software Engineering
2 22 (46.81%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (46.81%) OO
3 14 (29.79%) High Availability
4 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
5 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.13%) Analytics
7 1 (2.13%) Dependency Management
7 1 (2.13%) Migration
7 1 (2.13%) Network Optimisation
7 1 (2.13%) Network Performance Management
7 1 (2.13%) Presales
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.13%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) C++
2 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) CCIE
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Cisco
2 7 (14.89%) Huawei
2 7 (14.89%) Nokia
3 6 (12.77%) Ericsson
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.13%) Samsung
Camberley, Surrey
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