Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for UTRAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UTRAN over the 6 months to 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 880 877
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing UTRAN 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.038% 0.046% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
UK median daily rate £400 £305 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.15% +35.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £260 £187
90th Percentile £425 £463 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £250 £225
% change year-on-year +60.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

UTRAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13167 17215 16264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.64% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7886 10433 9094
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 799 924
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

UTRAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing UTRAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UTRAN in the UK

UTRAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UTRAN in the UK

UTRAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UTRAN 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +58 5 £400 -0.62%
UK excluding London +65 4 £400 +60.00%
South East +33 2 - -
South West - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 (100.00%) Nokia
1 5 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (80.00%) Nokia Networks
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) LTE
2 4 (80.00%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) 2G
3 3 (60.00%) Workflow
3 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (60.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (20.00%) Huawei
5 1 (20.00%) Mapinfo
5 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (20.00%) Physics
5 1 (20.00%) French Language
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (20.00%) Actix
5 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) VBA
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) XML

UTRAN
Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (80.00%) 2G
2 4 (80.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Build Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Databuild Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (20.00%) Physics
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Nokia
2 4 (80.00%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (20.00%) Actix
4 1 (20.00%) Huawei
4 1 (20.00%) Mapinfo
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle