The table below looks at the statistics for the RF 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 RF 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 Frequency Engineer
Rank 609 581 579
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -2
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 18 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.034% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.035% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Average daily rate £305 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -7.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £288 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.08% -19.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £34.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.53% -12.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £34.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-27.53% -12.65%
RF 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%

RF Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RF Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

RF Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RF Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

RF Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RF Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

RF Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

RF Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

RF 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 RF 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 -14 13 £383 +19.53%
South West +10 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £250 -
London -8 1 - -
RF Engineer
UK

RF 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 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 10 (41.67%) LTE
1 10 (41.67%) WLAN
2 6 (25.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) 2G
3 3 (12.50%) 3G
3 3 (12.50%) 4G
4 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (8.33%) NFC
4 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (8.33%) Nokia
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) VBA
4 2 (8.33%) GSM
4 2 (8.33%) UMTS
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (8.33%) Huawei
4 2 (8.33%) Statistics
5 1 (4.17%) French Language
5 1 (4.17%) QA
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Cramer
5 1 (4.17%) Cadence
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless

RF 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 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 10 (41.67%) LTE
1 10 (41.67%) WLAN
2 3 (12.50%) 2G
2 3 (12.50%) 3G
2 3 (12.50%) 4G
3 2 (8.33%) GSM
3 2 (8.33%) NFC
3 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (8.33%) UMTS
4 1 (4.17%) VoLTE
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) XCAP
General
1 6 (25.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (4.17%) ASIC
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.17%) Benchmarking
1 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
1 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (4.17%) Network Design
1 1 (4.17%) Network Optimisation
1 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
1 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
1 2 (8.33%) C++
1 2 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
1 2 (8.33%) Huawei
1 2 (8.33%) Nokia
2 1 (4.17%) Actix
2 1 (4.17%) Cadence
2 1 (4.17%) Cramer
2 1 (4.17%) EMC