Period
to 26 September 2018

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 6 months to 26 September 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 351 373
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22 -34
Contract jobs citing UMTS 25 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.78% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
South East median daily rate £375 £220 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.45% -16.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £307 £220 £250
90th Percentile £405 £340 £393
England median daily rate £375 £220 £275
% change year-on-year +70.45% -20.00% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +26.15%
10th Percentile £43.75 £26.50 £31.38
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £41.50
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +31.20%

UMTS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,604 2,830 3,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.79% 17.19% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,563 1,824
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +3.90% +4.05%
10th Percentile £203 £206 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 163 207
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -27.98% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.90 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing UMTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for UMTS in the South East

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UMTS in the South East

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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 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +17 15 £375 +9.76% 2
Berkshire +1 15 £375 +9.76% 1
Surrey -36 5 - - 2
Hampshire -17 3 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing UMTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for UMTS.

1 23 (92.00%) GSM
1 23 (92.00%) LTE
2 19 (76.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (56.00%) 3GPP
4 13 (52.00%) 5G
5 10 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (36.00%) Algorithms
7 8 (32.00%) Performance Engineering
7 8 (32.00%) VoLTE
7 8 (32.00%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
7 8 (32.00%) Actix
7 8 (32.00%) Huawei
7 8 (32.00%) Mapinfo
7 8 (32.00%) Network Planning
8 7 (28.00%) Wireless
8 7 (28.00%) C++
8 7 (28.00%) Degree
8 7 (28.00%) 4G
8 7 (28.00%) Diameter Protocol
9 6 (24.00%) Samsung
9 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (20.00%) Wireshark
10 5 (20.00%) VoIP
10 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (16.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (16.00%) WiMAX
11 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
11 4 (16.00%) 2G
11 4 (16.00%) Validation

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Co-occurring 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 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) GSM
1 23 (92.00%) LTE
2 14 (56.00%) 3GPP
3 13 (52.00%) 5G
4 10 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (32.00%) VoLTE
6 7 (28.00%) 4G
6 7 (28.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (28.00%) Wireless
7 5 (20.00%) VoIP
7 5 (20.00%) Wireshark
8 4 (16.00%) 2G
8 4 (16.00%) 3G
8 4 (16.00%) GGSN
8 4 (16.00%) MGW
8 4 (16.00%) RANAP
8 4 (16.00%) SGSN
8 4 (16.00%) WiMAX
9 3 (12.00%) SCCP
9 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) GCC
1 4 (16.00%) GDB
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 19 (76.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Performance Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Radio Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) RF Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) GSM Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) LTE Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) UMTS Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Network Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Project Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Test Project Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) STL
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) WAP
2 1 (4.00%) WML
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (16.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
1 8 (32.00%) Customer Requirements
1 8 (32.00%) Network Planning
1 8 (32.00%) Performance Engineering
2 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (16.00%) Validation
5 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (8.00%) Statistics
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) Time Management
7 1 (4.00%) Analytics
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.00%) Signal Processing
7 1 (4.00%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C++
2 4 (16.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Actix
1 8 (32.00%) Huawei
1 8 (32.00%) Mapinfo
2 6 (24.00%) Samsung
3 4 (16.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco