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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 578 545 520
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -25
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 11 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.030% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.032% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
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£313 £345 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +34.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 - £266
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +19.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £42.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +19.71%
RF Engineer
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RF Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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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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 West -21 4 £313 -
South East -22 3 £313 - 4
RF Engineer
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RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 23 (50.00%) GSM
2 20 (43.48%) LTE
3 16 (34.78%) 4G
4 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
4 13 (28.26%) 2G
5 11 (23.91%) UMTS
6 10 (21.74%) Nokia
7 9 (19.57%) 3G
7 9 (19.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (17.39%) TETRA
9 6 (13.04%) Network Design
10 5 (10.87%) Logistics
11 4 (8.70%) Wireless
11 4 (8.70%) Huawei
12 3 (6.52%) Network Planning
12 3 (6.52%) Degree
12 3 (6.52%) MMIC
12 3 (6.52%) Electronics
12 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
13 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
13 2 (4.35%) 3GPP
13 2 (4.35%) HND
13 2 (4.35%) Python
13 2 (4.35%) Validation
13 2 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
13 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
13 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
13 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
14 1 (2.17%) Performance Testing
14 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) GSM
2 20 (43.48%) LTE
3 16 (34.78%) 4G
4 13 (28.26%) 2G
5 11 (23.91%) UMTS
6 9 (19.57%) 3G
7 8 (17.39%) TETRA
8 4 (8.70%) Wireless
9 2 (4.35%) 3GPP
9 2 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (2.17%) VSAT
10 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.17%) WiMAX
10 1 (2.17%) UTRAN
10 1 (2.17%) DVB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) MMIC
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.17%) Physics
3 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Network Design
2 5 (10.87%) Logistics
3 3 (6.52%) Network Planning
4 2 (4.35%) Validation
4 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.17%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.17%) Network Management
5 1 (2.17%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) VB
2 1 (2.17%) Tcl
2 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) DO-160
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Nokia
2 9 (19.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (8.70%) Huawei
4 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.17%) Actix
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
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