Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 822 785
Rank change year-on-year -24 -37 -104
Contract jobs citing UMTS 29 74 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.071% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.45% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 27
UK median daily rate £220 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.31% +25.00% -1.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £275 £255
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.84% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 16
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.02% +86.36% -27.87%
10th Percentile £22.50 £26.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £27.50 £41.50 £39.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -39.02% +19.71% +20.18%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

UMTS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing UMTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UMTS in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UMTS in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UMTS in the UK

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Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UMTS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England -19 29 £220 -32.31% 4
UK excluding London -3 28 £220 -20.00% 3
South East -3 25 £220 -26.67% 3
South West +5 2 - -
North of England +46 1 £230 -8.00%
North West +16 1 £230 -9.80%
London -41 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for UMTS.

1 27 (93.10%) GSM
2 19 (65.52%) LTE
3 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
4 14 (48.28%) VoIP
5 13 (44.83%) Linux
5 13 (44.83%) Cisco
5 13 (44.83%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (34.48%) Subversion
6 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
6 10 (34.48%) RTP
6 10 (34.48%) OO
6 10 (34.48%) C++
6 10 (34.48%) STL
6 10 (34.48%) PBX
6 10 (34.48%) Cross-Platform Development
6 10 (34.48%) MGW
6 10 (34.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 10 (34.48%) Asterisk PBX
6 10 (34.48%) GCC
6 10 (34.48%) GDB
6 10 (34.48%) Trac
6 10 (34.48%) RANAP
6 10 (34.48%) Wireshark
6 10 (34.48%) GGSN
6 10 (34.48%) SGSN
6 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
7 8 (27.59%) VoLTE
8 7 (24.14%) Huawei
8 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.69%) 3G

UMTS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 27 (93.10%) GSM
2 19 (65.52%) LTE
3 14 (48.28%) VoIP
4 13 (44.83%) Diameter Protocol
5 10 (34.48%) Asterisk PBX
5 10 (34.48%) GGSN
5 10 (34.48%) MGW
5 10 (34.48%) PBX
5 10 (34.48%) RANAP
5 10 (34.48%) RTP
5 10 (34.48%) SGSN
5 10 (34.48%) Wireshark
6 8 (27.59%) VoLTE
7 6 (20.69%) 2G
7 6 (20.69%) 3G
7 6 (20.69%) 3GPP
7 6 (20.69%) 4G
7 6 (20.69%) GPRS
7 6 (20.69%) PSTN
7 6 (20.69%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (3.45%) GIS
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) GCC
1 10 (34.48%) GDB
1 10 (34.48%) Subversion
1 10 (34.48%) Trac
General
1 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) French Language
2 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Telecoms Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Software Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Telecoms Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Core Network Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (34.48%) STL
2 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Unix
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
3 5 (17.24%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Cross-Platform Development
1 10 (34.48%) Multithreading
1 10 (34.48%) OO
1 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.90%) Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (6.90%) Network Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Open Source
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Service Design
5 1 (3.45%) Statistics
5 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) CCNA
1 5 (17.24%) CCNP
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 9000
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 17025
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) Huawei
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Sybase
4 4 (13.79%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.90%) Nokia
6 1 (3.45%) Amdocs
6 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo