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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)
Rank 585 563 558
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing TETRA 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.014% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.089% 0.10% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
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£313 £215 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.34% -65.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £136 £625
% change year-on-year
+129.77% -78.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.00

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £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 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -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 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 15 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 24 December 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
England -28 7 £313 +45.34% 4
South West - 2 £313 - 2
London +10 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -

TETRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (42.11%) GSM
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.79%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Siemens
4 2 (10.53%) CCTV
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) LTE
4 2 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) TTCN
5 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (5.26%) APMP
5 1 (5.26%) QA
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Finance
5 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco

TETRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) GSM
2 3 (15.79%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) LTE
3 2 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) DECT
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) RF Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) RF Design Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Design Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior RF Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Telephony Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) CCTV
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Validation
2 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) APMP
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.26%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Siemens
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP