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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 52 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 26 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.66% 1.03% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.07% 3.67% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £360 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £271 £270
% change year-on-year
+10.59% +0.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £122.50 - -
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
199 245 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.35% 28.10% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 94 81
Average daily rate £388 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 46 (80.70%) Telecoms
2 40 (70.18%) 4G
3 38 (66.67%) 3G
4 36 (63.16%) LTE
5 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
6 21 (36.84%) UNIX
6 21 (36.84%) 2G
7 15 (26.32%) MS Office
8 13 (22.81%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (21.05%) PKI
9 12 (21.05%) Linux
10 10 (17.54%) Electronics
10 10 (17.54%) Project Management
11 9 (15.79%) XML
11 9 (15.79%) Perl
11 9 (15.79%) SQL
11 9 (15.79%) MS Access
11 9 (15.79%) 3GPP
12 8 (14.04%) Ericsson
12 8 (14.04%) Nokia
12 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
12 8 (14.04%) Remedy
12 8 (14.04%) IPsec
12 8 (14.04%) Huawei
12 8 (14.04%) Degree
12 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
12 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (12.28%) Change Control
13 7 (12.28%) Amdocs

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
2 15 (26.32%) MS Office
3 13 (22.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (8.77%) Maya
5 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 40 (70.18%) 4G
2 38 (66.67%) 3G
3 36 (63.16%) LTE
4 21 (36.84%) 2G
5 9 (15.79%) 3GPP
6 8 (14.04%) IPsec
7 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.77%) RNC
9 3 (5.26%) DNS
9 3 (5.26%) MPLS
10 2 (3.51%) OSPF
10 2 (3.51%) BGP
10 2 (3.51%) VRRP
10 2 (3.51%) FCAPS
10 2 (3.51%) VPN
10 2 (3.51%) WCDMA
10 2 (3.51%) DHCP
10 2 (3.51%) IKE
10 2 (3.51%) SNMP
10 2 (3.51%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) MS Access
2 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 46 (80.70%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (12.28%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (8.77%) Planning Manager
3 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Project Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Designer
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Network Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Consultant
6 1 (1.75%) Network Designer
6 1 (1.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) PKI
2 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.75%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) UNIX
2 12 (21.05%) Linux
3 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Project Management
2 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
2 7 (12.28%) Change Control
3 6 (10.53%) Line Management
4 5 (8.77%) Strategic Planning
4 5 (8.77%) Business Development
4 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (8.77%) Workflow
5 3 (5.26%) Network Design
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (5.26%) Fault Management
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.51%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.75%) Validation
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL
7 1 (1.75%) ITSM
7 1 (1.75%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) Perl
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (10.53%) HNC
3 6 (10.53%) HND
4 5 (8.77%) CCNP
4 5 (8.77%) CCNA
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.77%) PMP
4 5 (8.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Ericsson
1 8 (14.04%) Nokia
1 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
1 8 (14.04%) Remedy
1 8 (14.04%) Huawei
2 7 (12.28%) Amdocs
3 3 (5.26%) Greenplum
3 3 (5.26%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (1.75%) ComArch
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft