The first table below looks at the demand for the RF Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RF Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £223 £259
% change year-on-year
+33.70% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £28.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.05% -12.40%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
644 550 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.32% 90.76% 96.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 300 338
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 31
Average hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £11.15 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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RF Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RF Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

RF Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

RF Engineer
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited RF Engineer in their job title 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 with RF Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (33.33%) 4G

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited RF Engineer in their job title 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 with RF Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Logistics
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks