The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)
Rank 596 582 598
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing TETRA 10 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £260 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £255 £230
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +10.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £24.25 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TETRA within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

TETRA Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 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 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
England -2 10 £340 +30.76% 2
South East -3 4 £413 -
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £275 +7.84% 1
Cambridge -14 2 £275 +7.84% 1
East of England -35 2 £275 +7.84% 1
Berkshire - 2 £550 -
Reading - 2 £550 -
Hampshire - 2 £275 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Slough - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
London - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

TETRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (36.00%) GSM
2 8 (32.00%) LTE
3 7 (28.00%) Wireless
3 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (16.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) Validation
6 3 (12.00%) Finance
6 3 (12.00%) Network Design
6 3 (12.00%) IPv6
7 2 (8.00%) VoIP
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco
7 2 (8.00%) HND
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.00%) Linux
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) PMI
7 2 (8.00%) PMP
7 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (8.00%) Mapinfo
7 2 (8.00%) CCTV
7 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) Network Planning
7 2 (8.00%) PTC
8 1 (4.00%) Coaching
8 1 (4.00%) 4G
8 1 (4.00%) Wireshark

TETRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) GSM
2 8 (32.00%) LTE
3 7 (28.00%) Wireless
4 5 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (12.00%) IPv6
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP
7 1 (4.00%) 3G
7 1 (4.00%) RTP
7 1 (4.00%) 2G
7 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.00%) Nokia DX200
7 1 (4.00%) HSPA
7 1 (4.00%) DECT
7 1 (4.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) NetBeans
General
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Consultant
2 8 (32.00%) Design Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) RF Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) RF Design Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Radio Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Radio Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior RF Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) PMI
1 2 (8.00%) CCTV
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Validation
2 3 (12.00%) Network Design
3 2 (8.00%) Network Planning
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.00%) Coaching
4 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C++
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) Python
1 1 (4.00%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) PMP
2 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.00%) HND
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco
1 2 (8.00%) Mapinfo
1 2 (8.00%) PTC
2 1 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (4.00%) ESRI
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Nokia