The table below looks at the statistics for Radio Access Network skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Radio Access Network over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 107 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.071% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.54% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £130 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £285 £265
% change year-on-year
+10.08% +7.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Radio Access Network
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
273 185 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.03% 13.05% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 91 75
Average daily rate £368 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.13 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

Radio Access Network
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Radio Access Network Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Radio Access Network across the Manchester region.

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Radio Access Network
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
Bolton - 1 £130 -
Radio Access Network
North West

Radio Access Network
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Radio Access Network also 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 that cited Radio Access Network.

1 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Radio Access Network also 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 that cited Radio Access Network. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) 2G
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) GSM
1 2 (100.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) LTE
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia