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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 60 52 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -47
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 8 24 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 2.34% 12.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.40% 9.84% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 14
Average daily rate
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£360 £255 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +8.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
-2.72% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
235 244 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.98% 23.83% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 85 101
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 18 (78.26%) 3G
1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 11 (47.83%) LTE
3 8 (34.78%) 2G
3 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 7 (30.43%) Statistical Analysis
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) Nokia
6 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
6 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (17.39%) VoIP
6 4 (17.39%) Huawei
6 4 (17.39%) Back Office
6 4 (17.39%) Validation
6 4 (17.39%) 4G
6 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (13.04%) Marketing
7 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
7 3 (13.04%) MS Office
7 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) 3G
2 11 (47.83%) LTE
3 8 (34.78%) 2G
4 4 (17.39%) 4G
4 4 (17.39%) VoIP
5 2 (8.70%) INAP
5 2 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) FWSM
6 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
6 1 (4.35%) Firewall
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) SMTP
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) SNMP
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Mining
General
1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Back Office
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Front Office
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Billing
5 1 (4.35%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Architect
1 3 (13.04%) Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) Network Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) Project Engineer
1 3 (13.04%) Deployment Manager
1 3 (13.04%) OSS Architect
1 3 (13.04%) Senior Architect
2 2 (8.70%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Head of Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (4.35%) IP Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
3 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Statistical Analysis
2 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Validation
2 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
3 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Nokia
2 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
2 4 (17.39%) Huawei
3 3 (13.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) F5