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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
Rank 583 572 519
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -53
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 3 4 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.008% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.038% 0.058% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
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£550 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £270
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.50

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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
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 £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (85.71%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) 2G
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) LTE
3 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) GPRS
4 2 (28.57%) GSM
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) RNC
4 2 (28.57%) Huawei
4 2 (28.57%) Network Management
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
5 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
5 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 1 (14.29%) Internet

UTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) 3G
2 4 (57.14%) 2G
2 4 (57.14%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (42.86%) LTE
4 2 (28.57%) RNC
4 2 (28.57%) GPRS
4 2 (28.57%) GSM
5 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
5 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) NGN
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Databuild Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Mobility Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) RF Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Planner
2 1 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) VHDL
1 1 (14.29%) Internet of Things
1 1 (14.29%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) eTOM
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 1 (14.29%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
1 2 (28.57%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Comverse
2 1 (14.29%) Anite
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle