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 3 months to 29 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.

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 589 466
Rank change year-on-year +5 -123  
Contract jobs citing UMTS 21 59 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.11% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.74% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 50
Median daily rate £360 £240 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -7.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £230 £258
% change year-on-year +56.52% -10.67%  
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

UMTS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 10 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 3 months to 29 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
England +11 19 £360 +56.52% 5
South East -1 15 £360 +56.52% 1
Surrey 0 10 - - 1
Camberley - 9 - - 1
London +24 4 - - 2
Berkshire +21 4 - -
Reading +14 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £360 -
Staines - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £360 -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for UMTS.

1 61 (92.42%) LTE
2 59 (89.39%) GSM
3 54 (81.82%) Telecoms
4 31 (46.97%) VoIP
5 29 (43.94%) Linux
5 29 (43.94%) Diameter Protocol
6 27 (40.91%) Cisco
7 25 (37.88%) 3G
7 25 (37.88%) Software Engineering
8 24 (36.36%) 4G
9 21 (31.82%) Asterisk PBX
9 21 (31.82%) GCC
9 21 (31.82%) GDB
9 21 (31.82%) Trac
9 21 (31.82%) RANAP
9 21 (31.82%) Subversion
9 21 (31.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 21 (31.82%) RTP
9 21 (31.82%) OO
9 21 (31.82%) C++
9 21 (31.82%) STL
9 21 (31.82%) PBX
9 21 (31.82%) Cross-Platform Development
10 20 (30.30%) Huawei
11 16 (24.24%) 2G
12 15 (22.73%) GGSN
13 14 (21.21%) Nokia
14 13 (19.70%) High Availability
15 12 (18.18%) Multithreading
15 12 (18.18%) Wireshark

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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 9 (13.64%) MS Office
2 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 61 (92.42%) LTE
2 59 (89.39%) GSM
3 31 (46.97%) VoIP
4 29 (43.94%) Diameter Protocol
5 25 (37.88%) 3G
6 24 (36.36%) 4G
7 21 (31.82%) Asterisk PBX
7 21 (31.82%) PBX
7 21 (31.82%) RANAP
7 21 (31.82%) RTP
8 16 (24.24%) 2G
9 15 (22.73%) GGSN
10 12 (18.18%) Wireshark
11 11 (16.67%) GPRS
12 9 (13.64%) SGSN
13 8 (12.12%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (10.61%) MGW
14 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
15 6 (9.09%) DNS
15 6 (9.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 21 (31.82%) GCC
1 21 (31.82%) GDB
1 21 (31.82%) Subversion
1 21 (31.82%) Trac
General
1 54 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.61%) Back Office
3 6 (9.09%) Front Office
4 2 (3.03%) French Language
4 2 (3.03%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) C++ Software Engineer
1 21 (31.82%) Software Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) 3G Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Optimisation Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Radio Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) 4G Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Back Office Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) LTE Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Project Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Support Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Support Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Trainer
7 4 (6.06%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 21 (31.82%) STL
2 1 (1.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.52%) Handset
1 1 (1.52%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.94%) Linux
2 8 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) Software Engineering
2 21 (31.82%) Cross-Platform Development
2 21 (31.82%) OO
3 13 (19.70%) High Availability
4 12 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 8 (12.12%) Validation
6 6 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.09%) Fault Management
6 6 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 6 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.09%) Network Design
6 6 (9.09%) Network Management
6 6 (9.09%) People Management
6 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 6 (9.09%) Statistics
7 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
8 4 (6.06%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) C++
2 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) CCIE
1 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Cisco
2 20 (30.30%) Huawei
3 14 (21.21%) Nokia
4 12 (18.18%) Ericsson
5 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.55%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.52%) HP
7 1 (1.52%) Mapinfo
7 1 (1.52%) Samsung
7 1 (1.52%) ZTE
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago