The table below looks at the statistics for UTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UTRAN over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 608 575 538
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -37
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 4 11 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% 0.15% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate
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- £238 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £238 £260
% change year-on-year
- -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £39.50

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
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 £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

UTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UTRAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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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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 -12 3 - -
London - 1 - -

UTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UTRAN 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 UTRAN.

1 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) LTE
3 5 (62.50%) 2G
4 4 (50.00%) UMTS
4 4 (50.00%) Huawei
4 4 (50.00%) 4G
4 4 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (37.50%) GSM
5 3 (37.50%) Anite
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) VHDL
6 2 (25.00%) Network Design
6 2 (25.00%) RNC
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) C
6 2 (25.00%) C++
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (25.00%) Network Management
6 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (12.50%) Coaching
7 1 (12.50%) User Experience
7 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi

UTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UTRAN 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 UTRAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) 3G
2 6 (75.00%) LTE
3 5 (62.50%) 2G
4 4 (50.00%) UMTS
4 4 (50.00%) 4G
4 4 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (37.50%) GSM
6 2 (25.00%) RNC
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) IPsec
7 1 (12.50%) CDMA
7 1 (12.50%) GPRS
7 1 (12.50%) WCDMA
7 1 (12.50%) DHCP
7 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 1 (12.50%) HSDPA
7 1 (12.50%) DWDM
7 1 (12.50%) MPLS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) RF Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Mobility Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) VHDL
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 2 (25.00%) Network Management
1 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Huawei
2 3 (37.50%) Anite
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia