The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Job Titles advertised 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 547 536 540
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 22 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.041% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.044% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£298 £311 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £160 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £369 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £223 £259
% change year-on-year
+33.70% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £23.13 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.64% -22.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £15.90 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £39.98 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £23.13 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+68.64% -28.29%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1992 2536
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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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 23 July 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 23 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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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 0 10 £298 +85.93% 1
East of England -19 2 - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
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RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 16 (45.71%) LTE
2 14 (40.00%) GSM
3 12 (34.29%) UMTS
3 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
4 8 (22.86%) Network Design
4 8 (22.86%) 4G
5 7 (20.00%) Logistics
6 6 (17.14%) 3G
7 5 (14.29%) 2G
7 5 (14.29%) 3GPP
7 5 (14.29%) Electronics
8 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 4 (11.43%) TETRA
8 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (8.57%) Wireless
9 3 (8.57%) Python
9 3 (8.57%) C
9 3 (8.57%) C++
10 2 (5.71%) WiMAX
10 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.86%) RNC
11 1 (2.86%) VSAT
11 1 (2.86%) Huawei
11 1 (2.86%) Statistical Analysis
11 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
11 1 (2.86%) Physics
11 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) LTE
2 14 (40.00%) GSM
3 12 (34.29%) UMTS
4 8 (22.86%) 4G
5 6 (17.14%) 3G
6 5 (14.29%) 3GPP
6 5 (14.29%) 2G
7 4 (11.43%) TETRA
7 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (8.57%) Wireless
9 2 (5.71%) WiMAX
10 1 (2.86%) RNC
10 1 (2.86%) HSDPA
10 1 (2.86%) VSAT
10 1 (2.86%) WCDMA
10 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.86%) UTRAN
10 1 (2.86%) DWDM
10 1 (2.86%) MPLS
10 1 (2.86%) DVB
General
1 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
1 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.86%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Network Design
2 7 (20.00%) Logistics
3 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.86%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C
1 3 (8.57%) C++
1 3 (8.57%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) Tcl
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) HND
2 1 (2.86%) CCNP
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) PMP
2 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) DO-160
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco
2 1 (2.86%) NCR
2 1 (2.86%) Nokia
2 1 (2.86%) Huawei
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