The table below looks at the statistics for Radio Access Network skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 139 125 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.099% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 0.81% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £117.50 - £57.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

Radio Access Network
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Radio Access Network Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Radio Access Network
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Manchester - 5 £375 -
Cheshire -11 3 £260 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Radio Access Network
England

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 20 (83.33%) Ericsson
2 20 (83.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (79.17%) GSM
4 15 (62.50%) RNC
5 13 (54.17%) ATM
5 13 (54.17%) Ethernet
6 12 (50.00%) SLA
6 12 (50.00%) SDH
6 12 (50.00%) UMTS
6 12 (50.00%) WFM
6 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (50.00%) Line Management
7 11 (45.83%) 4G
7 11 (45.83%) 2G
7 11 (45.83%) 3G
8 10 (41.67%) LTE
9 8 (33.33%) Huawei
10 7 (29.17%) Resource Management
10 7 (29.17%) Network Design
10 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
10 7 (29.17%) Nortel
10 7 (29.17%) WCDMA
10 7 (29.17%) GPRS
10 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
10 7 (29.17%) HSPA
11 4 (16.67%) eTOM
11 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (16.67%) Mapinfo
11 4 (16.67%) Business Objects

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) GSM
2 15 (62.50%) RNC
3 13 (54.17%) ATM
3 13 (54.17%) Ethernet
4 12 (50.00%) SDH
4 12 (50.00%) UMTS
5 11 (45.83%) 4G
5 11 (45.83%) 2G
5 11 (45.83%) 3G
6 10 (41.67%) LTE
7 7 (29.17%) WCDMA
7 7 (29.17%) GPRS
7 7 (29.17%) HSPA
8 3 (12.50%) VoLTE
General
1 21 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (4.17%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Radio Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) WFM
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (50.00%) Line Management
2 7 (29.17%) Resource Management
2 7 (29.17%) Network Design
2 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
2 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
3 4 (16.67%) eTOM
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) Network Management
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Logistics
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Ericsson
1 20 (83.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (33.33%) Huawei
3 7 (29.17%) Nortel
4 4 (16.67%) Mapinfo
4 4 (16.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia