The table below looks at the statistics for UTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UTRAN over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 638 640 622
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.068% 0.050% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £500 £225 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £225 £200
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
8769 7988 7399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 14.03% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4557 3928
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 475 425
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

UTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing UTRAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

UTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UTRAN
Daily Rate Trend

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

UTRAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UTRAN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

UTRAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UTRAN
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 6 £500 +122.22%
Berkshire -2 3 - -
South East -2 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
London - 3 £500 -

UTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing UTRAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for UTRAN.

1 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) UMTS
2 6 (75.00%) GSM
2 6 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (62.50%) LTE
3 5 (62.50%) 2G
4 4 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 4 (50.00%) C
4 4 (50.00%) Nokia
4 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (37.50%) 4G
5 3 (37.50%) Huawei
6 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
6 2 (25.00%) VHDL
6 2 (25.00%) WiMAX
6 2 (25.00%) RNC
6 2 (25.00%) C++
6 2 (25.00%) ATM
6 2 (25.00%) CDMA
6 2 (25.00%) Software Audit
6 2 (25.00%) Node B
6 2 (25.00%) HSPA
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (12.50%) VLSI
7 1 (12.50%) GPRS
7 1 (12.50%) SLA

UTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) GSM
2 6 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (75.00%) UMTS
3 5 (62.50%) 2G
3 5 (62.50%) LTE
4 4 (50.00%) WCDMA
5 3 (37.50%) 4G
6 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
6 2 (25.00%) ATM
6 2 (25.00%) CDMA
6 2 (25.00%) HSPA
6 2 (25.00%) Node B
6 2 (25.00%) RNC
6 2 (25.00%) WiMAX
7 1 (12.50%) GPRS
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Radio Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 4G Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Hardware Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (25.00%) VHDL
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (12.50%) VLSI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) Software Audit
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Nokia
2 3 (37.50%) Huawei
3 1 (12.50%) Anite
3 1 (12.50%) Ericsson