Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 344 344
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -30
Contract jobs citing UMTS 26 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 1.13% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
South East median daily rate £220 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +20.00% -30.56%
England median daily rate £225 £325 £260
% change year-on-year -30.77% +25.00% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 9
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.02% +26.15% +18.18%
10th Percentile £22.50 £40.20 £12.50
90th Percentile £27.50 £41.50 £38.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -39.02% +86.36% -21.43%

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 2935 3175 3481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.43% 18.99% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1814 1870
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £529 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 218 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.68 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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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 22 November 2017. 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
Surrey -24 12 - - 4
Hampshire +14 7 £220 -12.00%
Thames Valley -19 5 £342 -8.89%
Berkshire -1 4 £342 -8.89%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 24 (92.31%) GSM
2 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 16 (61.54%) LTE
3 12 (46.15%) Diameter Protocol
3 12 (46.15%) VoIP
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) Linux
4 10 (38.46%) STL
4 10 (38.46%) C++
4 10 (38.46%) OO
4 10 (38.46%) PBX
4 10 (38.46%) Subversion
4 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 10 (38.46%) RANAP
4 10 (38.46%) Wireshark
4 10 (38.46%) GGSN
4 10 (38.46%) SGSN
4 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
4 10 (38.46%) RTP
4 10 (38.46%) GCC
4 10 (38.46%) GDB
4 10 (38.46%) MGW
4 10 (38.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 10 (38.46%) Asterisk PBX
4 10 (38.46%) Trac
4 10 (38.46%) Cross-Platform Development
5 7 (26.92%) VoLTE
5 7 (26.92%) Huawei
5 7 (26.92%) 3GPP
6 6 (23.08%) ATM

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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 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (92.31%) GSM
2 16 (61.54%) LTE
3 12 (46.15%) Diameter Protocol
3 12 (46.15%) VoIP
4 10 (38.46%) Asterisk PBX
4 10 (38.46%) GGSN
4 10 (38.46%) MGW
4 10 (38.46%) PBX
4 10 (38.46%) RANAP
4 10 (38.46%) RTP
4 10 (38.46%) SGSN
4 10 (38.46%) Wireshark
5 7 (26.92%) 3GPP
5 7 (26.92%) VoLTE
6 6 (23.08%) ATM
7 5 (19.23%) CDMA
7 5 (19.23%) GPRS
7 5 (19.23%) ISDN
7 5 (19.23%) PSTN
7 5 (19.23%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (3.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) GCC
1 10 (38.46%) GDB
1 10 (38.46%) Subversion
1 10 (38.46%) Trac
General
1 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) French Language
2 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Telecoms Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Telecoms Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Core Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Transmission Planner
5 1 (3.85%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (38.46%) STL
2 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Unix
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 2000
2 5 (19.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (38.46%) Multithreading
1 10 (38.46%) OO
1 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (7.69%) Network Performance Management
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) CAD
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CCNA
1 5 (19.23%) CCNP
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 9000
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17025
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) Huawei
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Sybase
4 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
4 2 (7.69%) Nokia