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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 638 637 619
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.058% 0.050% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £403 £225 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.88% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £189 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £225 £223
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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

UTRAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 June 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 +10 5 £403 +78.88%
South East +7 3 - -
Berkshire -8 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
London - 2 £403 -

UTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (83.33%) UMTS
1 5 (83.33%) GSM
1 5 (83.33%) 3G
1 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
3 3 (50.00%) Huawei
3 3 (50.00%) Nokia
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) C
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) ATM
5 1 (16.67%) CDMA
5 1 (16.67%) GPRS
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
5 1 (16.67%) VHDL
5 1 (16.67%) WiMAX
5 1 (16.67%) RNC
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Management

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 5 (83.33%) 3G
1 5 (83.33%) GSM
1 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (83.33%) UMTS
2 4 (66.67%) 2G
2 4 (66.67%) LTE
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
4 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
5 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 1 (16.67%) ATM
5 1 (16.67%) CDMA
5 1 (16.67%) GPRS
5 1 (16.67%) HSPA
5 1 (16.67%) Node B
5 1 (16.67%) RNC
5 1 (16.67%) WiMAX
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Radio Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Software Audit
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Huawei
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (16.67%) Ericsson