The table below looks at the statistics for Radio Access Network skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Radio Access Network over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 483 474 452
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 103 81 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 1.24% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £258 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% -6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £193 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £258 £290
% change year-on-year
+11.65% -11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

Radio Access Network
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Radio Access Network Jobs Demand Trend in England

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Radio Access Network across the England region.

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Trend in England

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Radio Access Network across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Histogram in England

Radio Access Network
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network across the England region.

Radio Access Network Hourly Rate Trend in England

Radio Access Network
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
South East +11 84 £265 +3.00% 3
East of England +7 7 £328 +41.62%
London -19 3 £325 +13.04%
South West -8 2 £275 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £118 -
North West -16 1 £150 -38.77%
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Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Radio Access Network 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 Radio Access Network.

1 257 (73.01%) Telecoms
2 180 (51.14%) 3G
3 135 (38.35%) LTE
4 127 (36.08%) 4G
5 125 (35.51%) 2G
6 121 (34.38%) Ericsson
7 99 (28.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 98 (27.84%) GSM
9 87 (24.72%) UMTS
10 75 (21.31%) SDH
11 72 (20.45%) SLA
12 68 (19.32%) ATM
12 68 (19.32%) RNC
13 62 (17.61%) Ethernet
14 55 (15.63%) Line Management
15 48 (13.64%) Nokia
15 48 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
16 47 (13.35%) WFM
17 42 (11.93%) Huawei
18 40 (11.36%) Network Planning
18 40 (11.36%) GPRS
19 38 (10.80%) SQL
20 35 (9.94%) MS Excel
21 34 (9.66%) Project Management
22 33 (9.38%) UNIX
23 29 (8.24%) Perl
23 29 (8.24%) VoLTE
24 28 (7.95%) HSPA
25 26 (7.39%) NSN NetAct
25 26 (7.39%) Performance Management

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Radio Access Network 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 Radio Access Network. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.97%) MS Office
3 18 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.99%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 180 (51.14%) 3G
2 135 (38.35%) LTE
3 127 (36.08%) 4G
4 125 (35.51%) 2G
5 98 (27.84%) GSM
6 87 (24.72%) UMTS
7 75 (21.31%) SDH
8 68 (19.32%) ATM
8 68 (19.32%) RNC
9 62 (17.61%) Ethernet
10 40 (11.36%) GPRS
11 29 (8.24%) VoLTE
12 28 (7.95%) HSPA
13 25 (7.10%) Wireless
14 21 (5.97%) 3GPP
15 19 (5.40%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (4.55%) MPLS
17 15 (4.26%) DSL
17 15 (4.26%) CDMA2000
17 15 (4.26%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.40%) MS Access
2 5 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (1.42%) MySQL
3 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 257 (73.01%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.55%) Finance
2 16 (4.55%) Electronics
3 9 (2.56%) Back Office
4 5 (1.42%) Retail
4 5 (1.42%) Marketing
5 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) German Language
6 3 (0.85%) Billing
7 2 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (17.05%) RAN Engineer
2 56 (15.91%) Field Engineer
3 21 (5.97%) Project Manager
4 20 (5.68%) Analyst
5 18 (5.11%) Performance Engineer
6 17 (4.83%) Design Engineer
7 16 (4.55%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 13 (3.69%) Integration Engineer
9 12 (3.41%) Project Engineer
9 12 (3.41%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.84%) Developer
10 10 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
10 10 (2.84%) Designer
11 9 (2.56%) RAN Configuration Engineer
11 9 (2.56%) Configuration Engineer
11 9 (2.56%) Architect
12 8 (2.27%) Test Engineer
13 7 (1.99%) Implementation Manager
13 7 (1.99%) Business Analyst
13 7 (1.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.98%) XML
2 5 (1.42%) .NET
2 5 (1.42%) Web Services
3 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.57%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.69%) PKI
3 11 (3.13%) PMI
4 7 (1.99%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.85%) Statistics
7 2 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.57%) Handset
8 1 (0.28%) Economics
8 1 (0.28%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.38%) UNIX
2 22 (6.25%) Linux
3 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.63%) Line Management
2 48 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (13.35%) WFM
4 40 (11.36%) Network Planning
5 34 (9.66%) Project Management
6 26 (7.39%) Performance Management
7 22 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 17 (4.83%) PRINCE2
8 17 (4.83%) Network Design
9 16 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 14 (3.98%) ITIL
11 13 (3.69%) Validation
12 11 (3.13%) Fault Management
12 11 (3.13%) Resource Management
13 10 (2.84%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (2.84%) Incident Management
13 10 (2.84%) Change Management
13 10 (2.84%) Service Management
14 9 (2.56%) eTOM
14 9 (2.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.80%) SQL
2 29 (8.24%) Perl
3 22 (6.25%) C
4 7 (1.99%) C#
4 7 (1.99%) C++
5 1 (0.28%) VBA
5 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (7.39%) Degree
2 21 (5.97%) HND
3 18 (5.11%) HNC
4 13 (3.69%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.84%) CCNP
6 8 (2.27%) CCNA
7 5 (1.42%) ISEB
8 4 (1.14%) PMP
9 3 (0.85%) CBAP
10 2 (0.57%) CCSA
10 2 (0.57%) CCSE
10 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.57%) CISSP
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (20.45%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (7.39%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (1.70%) Netcool
3 3 (0.85%) HP NNM
3 3 (0.85%) OpenView
4 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 121 (34.38%) Ericsson
2 99 (28.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 48 (13.64%) Nokia
4 42 (11.93%) Huawei
5 21 (5.97%) Nortel
6 20 (5.68%) Oracle
7 17 (4.83%) Mapinfo
7 17 (4.83%) Amdocs
8 15 (4.26%) Cramer
9 13 (3.69%) Microsoft
10 12 (3.41%) Business Objects
11 8 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.27%) Greenplum
12 7 (1.99%) Actix
13 6 (1.70%) Cisco
14 3 (0.85%) HP
14 3 (0.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (0.85%) Siemens
14 3 (0.85%) SevOne
15 2 (0.57%) Blue Coat
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