The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 of the Communications & Networking category for the North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 127 113 127
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 2.21% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £255 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £57.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +116.98%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Radio Access Network
England

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) Logistics
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Supplier Management
4 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (30.00%) 3G
5 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) NEC
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) ATM
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (10.00%) SDH
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Balanced Scorecard
7 1 (10.00%) Network Design

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) 3G
1 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (20.00%) ATM
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) SDH
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Logistics
2 5 (50.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Balanced Scorecard
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (30.00%) NEC
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft