The table below looks at the statistics for the RAN Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAN Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network Engineer
Rank 612 560 565
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +5
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 15 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.075% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.079% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Average daily rate £203 £259 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +47.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £211 £259 £175
% change year-on-year
-18.35% +47.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RAN Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

RAN Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RAN Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

RAN Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RAN Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

RAN Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RAN Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

RAN Engineer
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 RAN Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -37 11 £211 -17.15%
East of England - 2 - -
North West -9 1 £130 -49.75%
South West - 1 - -
RAN Engineer
UK

RAN Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited RAN 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 RAN Engineer in their job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 25 (83.33%) 4G
3 24 (80.00%) 3G
4 22 (73.33%) 2G
5 21 (70.00%) Telecoms
6 16 (53.33%) Huawei
7 12 (40.00%) Nokia
8 8 (26.67%) Ericsson
8 8 (26.67%) LTE
9 7 (23.33%) Nokia Networks
9 7 (23.33%) ATM
9 7 (23.33%) Back Office
10 6 (20.00%) SLA
10 6 (20.00%) Node B
11 5 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (16.67%) Nortel
11 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 4 (13.33%) Unix
12 4 (13.33%) Citrix
12 4 (13.33%) Linux
12 4 (13.33%) Wireless
12 4 (13.33%) Cramer
12 4 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
12 4 (13.33%) RNC
12 4 (13.33%) Degree
12 4 (13.33%) Fault Management
12 4 (13.33%) Fault Analysis
12 4 (13.33%) Tellabs
12 4 (13.33%) Amdocs OSS
13 3 (10.00%) IPsec

RAN Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited RAN 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 RAN Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
4 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 25 (83.33%) 4G
3 24 (80.00%) 3G
4 22 (73.33%) 2G
5 8 (26.67%) LTE
6 7 (23.33%) ATM
7 6 (20.00%) Node B
8 4 (13.33%) RNC
8 4 (13.33%) Wireless
9 3 (10.00%) GSM
9 3 (10.00%) Internet
9 3 (10.00%) IPsec
9 3 (10.00%) OSPF
9 3 (10.00%) UMTS
10 2 (6.67%) 3GPP
10 2 (6.67%) DHCP
10 2 (6.67%) DNS
10 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
10 2 (6.67%) SDH
10 2 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (23.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Fault Analysis
1 4 (13.33%) Fault Management
2 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.67%) Network Planning
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) HNC
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Amdocs OSS
1 4 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Huawei
2 12 (40.00%) Nokia
3 8 (26.67%) Ericsson
4 7 (23.33%) Nokia Networks
5 5 (16.67%) Nortel
6 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 4 (13.33%) Cramer
6 4 (13.33%) Tellabs
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco
7 3 (10.00%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.00%) Siemens
8 2 (6.67%) Mapinfo
8 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.67%) Remedy
9 1 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (3.33%) BT