The first table below looks at the demand for TETRA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TETRA over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)
Rank 596 549 587
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +38
Contract jobs citing TETRA 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.095% 0.041% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £215 £220 £189
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +16.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £220 £189
% change year-on-year
- +16.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £21.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

TETRA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

TETRA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TETRA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TETRA within the UK.

TETRA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TETRA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

TETRA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TETRA
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TETRA within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -34 5 £215 -2.27% 10
South West -13 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 - - 6
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 4
London - 1 £215 - 2
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 4
Chippenham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

TETRA
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TETRA 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 TETRA.

1 8 (66.67%) GSM
2 6 (50.00%) Electronics
3 4 (33.33%) Broadband
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) CCTV
3 4 (33.33%) VLAN
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) UMTS
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Python
5 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
5 2 (16.67%) Firmware
5 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) HSPA
6 1 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (8.33%) 4G
6 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (8.33%) Nokia DX200
6 1 (8.33%) 3G
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) Nokia
6 1 (8.33%) 2G

TETRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TETRA 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 TETRA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) GSM
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) Broadband
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (25.00%) UMTS
4 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
4 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia DX200
5 1 (8.33%) HSPA
5 1 (8.33%) 4G
5 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (8.33%) 2G
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) 3G
General
1 6 (50.00%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Radio Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Radio Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) RF Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) RF Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) CCTV
2 2 (16.67%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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