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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 441 469 353
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -116
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 138 84 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.18% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 1.33% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 18
Average daily rate
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£260 £261 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £117.50 £12.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+879.16% -79.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £117.50 - £57.50
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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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +10 95 £261 +7.17% 3
North West -14 9 £375 -
Yorkshire - 7 £123 -
East of England +13 6 £325 -3.70% 1
West Midlands -8 5 £260 -
South West +12 3 £275 -
London -8 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
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Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 279 (72.66%) Telecoms
2 183 (47.66%) 3G
3 142 (36.98%) 2G
3 142 (36.98%) Ericsson
4 140 (36.46%) LTE
5 119 (30.99%) 4G
6 116 (30.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 104 (27.08%) GSM
8 93 (24.22%) UMTS
9 82 (21.35%) RNC
10 80 (20.83%) ATM
10 80 (20.83%) SLA
11 79 (20.57%) SDH
12 67 (17.45%) Ethernet
13 59 (15.36%) Nokia
13 59 (15.36%) Line Management
14 54 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (13.80%) WFM
16 50 (13.02%) Network Planning
16 50 (13.02%) SQL
17 48 (12.50%) Huawei
18 40 (10.42%) Perl
18 40 (10.42%) GPRS
19 34 (8.85%) Project Management
19 34 (8.85%) NSN NetAct
20 32 (8.33%) MS Excel
21 31 (8.07%) Wireless
22 29 (7.55%) C
23 28 (7.29%) Linux
24 26 (6.77%) HSPA

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.21%) MS Office
3 18 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.82%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 183 (47.66%) 3G
2 142 (36.98%) 2G
3 140 (36.46%) LTE
4 119 (30.99%) 4G
5 104 (27.08%) GSM
6 93 (24.22%) UMTS
7 82 (21.35%) RNC
8 80 (20.83%) ATM
9 79 (20.57%) SDH
10 67 (17.45%) Ethernet
11 40 (10.42%) GPRS
12 31 (8.07%) Wireless
13 26 (6.77%) HSPA
14 22 (5.73%) VoLTE
15 21 (5.47%) 3GPP
16 17 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (4.17%) MPLS
17 16 (4.17%) WiMAX
18 15 (3.91%) CDMA2000
18 15 (3.91%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.17%) MS Access
2 15 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.78%) MySQL
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
General
1 279 (72.66%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.25%) Finance
3 15 (3.91%) Electronics
4 7 (1.82%) Back Office
5 5 (1.30%) Marketing
6 4 (1.04%) German Language
7 3 (0.78%) Billing
8 2 (0.52%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (17.45%) RAN Engineer
2 63 (16.41%) Field Engineer
3 26 (6.77%) Project Manager
4 18 (4.69%) Design Engineer
4 18 (4.69%) Performance Engineer
4 18 (4.69%) Analyst
5 16 (4.17%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 16 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
6 14 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
7 13 (3.39%) Project Engineer
8 12 (3.13%) Network Planner
9 11 (2.86%) Configuration Engineer
9 11 (2.86%) Architect
9 11 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 11 (2.86%) RAN Configuration Engineer
10 10 (2.60%) Developer
11 9 (2.34%) Network Manager
11 9 (2.34%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 8 (2.08%) Designer
12 8 (2.08%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.34%) XML
2 3 (0.78%) .NET
3 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.39%) PMI
3 9 (2.34%) PKI
4 8 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.78%) Statistics
6 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.52%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.52%) Handset
8 1 (0.26%) Informatics
8 1 (0.26%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.29%) Linux
2 24 (6.25%) UNIX
3 8 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (15.36%) Line Management
2 54 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (13.80%) WFM
4 50 (13.02%) Network Planning
5 34 (8.85%) Project Management
6 23 (5.99%) Performance Management
7 21 (5.47%) Service Delivery
8 20 (5.21%) PRINCE2
8 20 (5.21%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.95%) ITIL
10 18 (4.69%) Network Design
11 15 (3.91%) Service Management
12 14 (3.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 13 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (2.86%) Resource Management
14 11 (2.86%) Analytics
15 10 (2.60%) Network Architecture
15 10 (2.60%) eTOM
16 9 (2.34%) Fault Management
16 9 (2.34%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (13.02%) SQL
2 40 (10.42%) Perl
3 29 (7.55%) C
4 11 (2.86%) Python
5 5 (1.30%) C#
5 5 (1.30%) C++
6 1 (0.26%) Ruby
6 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (6.77%) Degree
2 21 (5.47%) HND
3 16 (4.17%) HNC
4 15 (3.91%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.82%) CCNP
6 6 (1.56%) ISEB
7 5 (1.30%) CCNA
8 4 (1.04%) CBAP
9 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.78%) PMP
10 2 (0.52%) CISSP
10 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.52%) CCSE
10 2 (0.52%) CCSA
10 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (20.83%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 34 (8.85%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (1.30%) Netcool
3 2 (0.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.26%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 142 (36.98%) Ericsson
2 116 (30.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 59 (15.36%) Nokia
4 48 (12.50%) Huawei
5 25 (6.51%) Cramer
5 25 (6.51%) Business Objects
5 25 (6.51%) Nortel
6 24 (6.25%) Oracle
7 19 (4.95%) Amdocs
8 18 (4.69%) Greenplum
9 14 (3.65%) Mapinfo
10 12 (3.13%) Microsoft
11 8 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.82%) Actix
13 5 (1.30%) Remedy
13 5 (1.30%) Cisco
14 3 (0.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (0.78%) Siemens
15 2 (0.52%) F5
15 2 (0.52%) Tekelec