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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 565 549 522
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -27
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 4 5 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.010% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.054% 0.076% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate
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£213 - £235
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 - £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £223 - £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 - £235
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
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
7415 6536 8268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.57% 13.65% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3618 3829
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 377 650
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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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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 - 2 £225 -
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UTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4 (80.00%) 3G
1 4 (80.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) UMTS
2 3 (60.00%) 2G
2 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) Anite
3 2 (40.00%) RNC
3 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) CDMA
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia
4 1 (20.00%) DWDM
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) HSDPA
4 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (20.00%) VHDL
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management

UTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) 3G
1 4 (80.00%) LTE
2 3 (60.00%) 2G
2 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (60.00%) UMTS
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) RNC
3 2 (40.00%) 4G
4 1 (20.00%) CDMA
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) DWDM
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) HSDPA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Mobility Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (20.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
2 2 (40.00%) Anite
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks