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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 637 634 620
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.035% 0.012% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £278 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 7 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 29 April 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
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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 -21 2 £305 -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Reading -7 1 - -
South East -14 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £250 -
London - 1 £305 -
Jersey - 1 £250 -

UTRAN
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) Nokia
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) HSPA
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (33.33%) Node B
3 1 (33.33%) Software Audit

UTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (100.00%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) HSPA
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Node B
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei