The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 London 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank - 378 417
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.005% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.005% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+18.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.75% +5.71%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22912 20394 25944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.78% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15867 13832 16673
Average daily rate £425 £448 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 421 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
RF Engineer
England

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 10 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 6 (85.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (85.71%) UMTS
2 6 (85.71%) Nokia
2 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) 2G
3 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) LTE
2 6 (85.71%) UMTS
3 1 (14.29%) 2G
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
1 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 6 (85.71%) Nokia