The table below looks at the statistics for Radio Access Network skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 59 51 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 15 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.55% 2.39% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.24% 11.29% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate £331 £246 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.51% -
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
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
286 186 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.51% 21.14% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 85 92
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £113 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
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 Reading

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

Radio Access Network Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Radio Access Network across the Reading region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (84.00%) Telecoms
2 19 (76.00%) 3G
3 11 (44.00%) LTE
3 11 (44.00%) 4G
4 10 (40.00%) 2G
5 9 (36.00%) MS Office
5 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (36.00%) Nokia
6 8 (32.00%) Ericsson
6 8 (32.00%) Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) Huawei
7 7 (28.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (24.00%) Remedy
8 6 (24.00%) RNC
9 5 (20.00%) Amdocs
9 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 5 (20.00%) 3GPP
9 5 (20.00%) Change Control
9 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (16.00%) PMP
10 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
10 4 (16.00%) Network Planning
11 3 (12.00%) Maya
11 3 (12.00%) Workflow
11 3 (12.00%) Business Development
11 3 (12.00%) Degree
11 3 (12.00%) Unix
11 3 (12.00%) Strategic Planning

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
2 7 (28.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (12.00%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) 3G
2 11 (44.00%) 4G
2 11 (44.00%) LTE
3 10 (40.00%) 2G
4 6 (24.00%) RNC
5 5 (20.00%) 3GPP
6 3 (12.00%) Node B
7 2 (8.00%) MPLS
7 2 (8.00%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (8.00%) UTRAN
7 2 (8.00%) VLAN
8 1 (4.00%) Broadband
8 1 (4.00%) GSM
8 1 (4.00%) HSPA
8 1 (4.00%) Internet
8 1 (4.00%) IPsec
8 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.00%) UMTS
8 1 (4.00%) WCDMA
8 1 (4.00%) Wireless
General
1 21 (84.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Telecoms Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Network Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Network Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Planning Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Site Acquisition Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Site Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.00%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.00%) Change Control
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (16.00%) Network Planning
5 3 (12.00%) Business Development
5 3 (12.00%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) High Availability
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (16.00%) PMP
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) HNC
4 1 (4.00%) HND
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Nokia
2 8 (32.00%) Ericsson
2 8 (32.00%) Huawei
3 6 (24.00%) Remedy
4 5 (20.00%) Amdocs
5 2 (8.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) BT
6 1 (4.00%) ComArch
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft