The table below looks at the statistics for the RF Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 419 415 413
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.024% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.025% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £338 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £340 £221
% change year-on-year
-0.36% +53.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.63 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +6.15%
RF Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22142 23580 24592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 16152 16176
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 460 627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

RF Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

RF Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

RF Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RF Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

RF Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

RF Engineer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (80.00%) GSM
1 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 3 (60.00%) Logistics
2 3 (60.00%) UMTS
2 3 (60.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) 2G
4 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) 4G
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 3 (60.00%) UMTS
2 3 (60.00%) LTE
3 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 1 (20.00%) UTRAN
4 1 (20.00%) 2G
4 1 (20.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (20.00%) 4G
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Network Design
2 3 (60.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks