The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 of the Communications & Networking category for the England 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 476 425 270
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -155
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 86 131 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.28% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 2.05% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 48
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £156 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6865 6400 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.92% 13.73% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 3417 3754
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 433 643
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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
South East -46 59 £290 +7.40% 7
London +1 10 £288 +30.68% 1
South West -37 5 - - 1
East of England -26 2 £231 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 136 (69.04%) Telecoms
2 109 (55.33%) 3G
3 85 (43.15%) LTE
4 66 (33.50%) Ericsson
5 65 (32.99%) 2G
6 51 (25.89%) Huawei
7 50 (25.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 39 (19.80%) Ethernet
9 37 (18.78%) ATM
9 37 (18.78%) 4G
10 32 (16.24%) SDH
11 27 (13.71%) Nokia
12 26 (13.20%) MS Excel
13 24 (12.18%) Project Management
14 23 (11.68%) SQL
14 23 (11.68%) UMTS
15 21 (10.66%) Nortel
15 21 (10.66%) Degree
16 20 (10.15%) NEC
17 19 (9.64%) MPLS
17 19 (9.64%) GSM
17 19 (9.64%) UNIX
18 18 (9.14%) MS Office
18 18 (9.14%) Cisco
18 18 (9.14%) Microsoft
18 18 (9.14%) Finance
19 17 (8.63%) Network Planning
20 16 (8.12%) Logistics
20 16 (8.12%) NSN NetAct
21 15 (7.61%) Network Design

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (13.20%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.14%) MS Office
3 8 (4.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.52%) Maya
6 2 (1.02%) MS Project
6 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Summit
2 1 (0.51%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 109 (55.33%) 3G
2 85 (43.15%) LTE
3 65 (32.99%) 2G
4 39 (19.80%) Ethernet
5 37 (18.78%) ATM
5 37 (18.78%) 4G
6 32 (16.24%) SDH
7 23 (11.68%) UMTS
8 19 (9.64%) GSM
8 19 (9.64%) MPLS
9 15 (7.61%) DWDM
10 14 (7.11%) BGP
10 14 (7.11%) VRRP
10 14 (7.11%) RNC
11 13 (6.60%) VoLTE
11 13 (6.60%) VPN
12 12 (6.09%) SNMP
13 10 (5.08%) OSPF
13 10 (5.08%) Telnet
13 10 (5.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.09%) MySQL
1 12 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.06%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.05%) MS Access
5 4 (2.03%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 136 (69.04%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.14%) Finance
3 5 (2.54%) Front Office
3 5 (2.54%) Marketing
4 4 (2.03%) Back Office
4 4 (2.03%) Billing
5 3 (1.52%) Automotive
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) German Language
7 1 (0.51%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 32 (16.24%) RAN Engineer
2 21 (10.66%) Design Engineer
2 21 (10.66%) Test Engineer
3 14 (7.11%) Architect
4 13 (6.60%) Transmission Engineer
5 12 (6.09%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 12 (6.09%) Analyst
6 11 (5.58%) Network Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) Databuild Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.06%) Senior Architect
9 7 (3.55%) Developer
9 7 (3.55%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) Project Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.05%) Field Engineer
11 5 (2.54%) Consultant
11 5 (2.54%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.08%) XML
2 5 (2.54%) .NET
2 5 (2.54%) J2EE
3 3 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.02%) Statistics
2 2 (1.02%) PMI
2 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.51%) Handset
3 1 (0.51%) GIS
3 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.64%) UNIX
2 10 (5.08%) Linux
3 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.18%) Project Management
2 17 (8.63%) Network Planning
3 16 (8.12%) Logistics
4 15 (7.61%) Network Design
5 14 (7.11%) Validation
6 13 (6.60%) Configuration Management
6 13 (6.60%) Supplier Management
7 11 (5.58%) ETL
8 9 (4.57%) Statistical Analysis
8 9 (4.57%) Performance Management
9 8 (4.06%) Capacity Management
9 8 (4.06%) ITIL
10 6 (3.05%) Service Management
11 5 (2.54%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.54%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.54%) Web Development
11 5 (2.54%) Time Management
12 4 (2.03%) WFM
12 4 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.68%) SQL
2 12 (6.09%) Perl
3 8 (4.06%) C++
3 8 (4.06%) Java
4 7 (3.55%) C#
5 6 (3.05%) VB
6 4 (2.03%) C
7 3 (1.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.51%) Python
8 1 (0.51%) Erlang
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (10.66%) Degree
2 7 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.05%) CCNA
4 3 (1.52%) ISEB
4 3 (1.52%) CCNP
4 3 (1.52%) CBAP
5 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.02%) CNA
5 2 (1.02%) Novell Certification
5 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.51%) CCSA
6 1 (0.51%) CCSE
6 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.51%) PMP
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.60%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (8.12%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (2.54%) OPNET
3 4 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (33.50%) Ericsson
2 51 (25.89%) Huawei
3 50 (25.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 27 (13.71%) Nokia
5 21 (10.66%) Nortel
6 20 (10.15%) NEC
7 18 (9.14%) Cisco
7 18 (9.14%) Microsoft
8 14 (7.11%) Oracle
8 14 (7.11%) Business Objects
9 12 (6.09%) Mapinfo
10 11 (5.58%) BT
11 10 (5.08%) Greenplum
12 7 (3.55%) Talend
13 6 (3.05%) Juniper
14 4 (2.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (2.03%) Siemens
14 4 (2.03%) CheckPoint
15 2 (1.02%) HP
15 2 (1.02%) Dell
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £50 per day
Posted: 27 days ago