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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 576 549 510
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -39
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 3 7 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.015% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.039% 0.11% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Average daily rate
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- £294 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £294 £265
% change year-on-year
- +10.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.50
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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
7736 6573 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.62% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 3677 3831
Average daily rate £370 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 376 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

UTRAN
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

UTRAN
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

UTRAN
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

UTRAN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UTRAN within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 1 - -
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UTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (85.71%) 3G
1 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 5 (71.43%) 2G
3 4 (57.14%) UMTS
3 4 (57.14%) Huawei
3 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (42.86%) GSM
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 3 (42.86%) Anite
5 2 (28.57%) VHDL
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) C
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) RNC
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (14.29%) Network Management
6 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Coaching
6 1 (14.29%) User Experience
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (14.29%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 1 (14.29%) Electronics

UTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) 3G
1 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 5 (71.43%) 2G
3 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (57.14%) UMTS
4 3 (42.86%) GSM
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
5 2 (28.57%) RNC
6 1 (14.29%) CDMA
6 1 (14.29%) GPRS
6 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) DWDM
6 1 (14.29%) MPLS
6 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (14.29%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) HSDPA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) RF Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Mobility Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) VHDL
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Huawei
2 3 (42.86%) Anite
3 2 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia