The table below looks at the statistics for UTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UTRAN over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 576 558 491
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -67
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 3 5 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.011% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.042% 0.078% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£550 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+83.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7160 6377 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 13.62% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3538 3526
Average daily rate £368 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 389 619
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UTRAN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

UTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UTRAN across the England region.

UTRAN Daily Rate Trend in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UTRAN across the England region.

UTRAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing UTRAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UTRAN.

1 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
3 3 (50.00%) LTE
3 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (33.33%) Huawei
4 2 (33.33%) RNC
4 2 (33.33%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) UMTS
5 1 (16.67%) WCDMA
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) BPR
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) eTOM
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing UTRAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UTRAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
3 3 (50.00%) LTE
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (33.33%) RNC
4 2 (33.33%) GPRS
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) UMTS
5 1 (16.67%) WCDMA
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) NGN
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) ATM
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) RF Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Planner
1 1 (16.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Lead Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Databuild Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Mobility Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) VHDL
1 1 (16.67%) Internet of Things
1 1 (16.67%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) SOA
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
1 1 (16.67%) BPR
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) eTOM
1 1 (16.67%) Network Management
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 2 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (16.67%) Comverse
2 1 (16.67%) Anite
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco