The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Reading 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 65 30 15
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -15
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 8 42 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.74% 5.44% 7.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 21.43% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 10
Average daily rate - £300 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.76%
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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 196 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.30% 25.39% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 74 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Radio Access Network
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 19 (82.61%) 3G
2 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
3 13 (56.52%) LTE
3 13 (56.52%) 4G
4 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) ATM
6 5 (21.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (21.74%) Huawei
7 4 (17.39%) 2G
7 4 (17.39%) Validation
7 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) VoIP
7 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (13.04%) MVNO
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (13.04%) Nokia
8 3 (13.04%) L2TP
8 3 (13.04%) MPLS
8 3 (13.04%) WCDMA
8 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
8 3 (13.04%) HND
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco
8 3 (13.04%) RANAP
8 3 (13.04%) Computer Science

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) 3G
2 13 (56.52%) LTE
2 13 (56.52%) 4G
3 5 (21.74%) ATM
4 4 (17.39%) 2G
4 4 (17.39%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) MVNO
5 3 (13.04%) L2TP
5 3 (13.04%) MPLS
5 3 (13.04%) WCDMA
5 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.04%) RANAP
5 3 (13.04%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) WiMAX
6 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
6 2 (8.70%) UMTS
6 2 (8.70%) UTRAN
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) DNS
7 1 (4.35%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
General
1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) RAN Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Design Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) OSS Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Architect
2 3 (13.04%) IP Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) RF Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) RF Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Author
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Network Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) HND
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 5 (21.74%) Huawei
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Nokia
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Google
4 2 (8.70%) Mapinfo
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 3 days ago