The table below looks at the statistics for the RAN Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAN Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network Engineer
Rank 248 219 224
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +5
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 9 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.45% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 3
Average daily rate £270 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RAN Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8034 8878 7818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.90% 93.76% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4842 4750 4074
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 432 455
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

RAN Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RAN Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

RAN Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RAN Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RAN Engineer across the South East region.

RAN Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RAN Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAN Engineer across the South East region.

RAN Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

RAN Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAN Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -16 5 - -
Surrey -14 4 £270 +8.00%
RAN Engineer
England

RAN Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited RAN Engineer in their job title 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 with RAN Engineer in their job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 21 (80.77%) 3G
3 19 (73.08%) 2G
4 14 (53.85%) 4G
5 13 (50.00%) Huawei
5 13 (50.00%) LTE
6 10 (38.46%) Ericsson
7 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
8 8 (30.77%) Nokia
9 7 (26.92%) Mapinfo
9 7 (26.92%) Back Office
9 7 (26.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (23.08%) XML
10 6 (23.08%) ATM
11 5 (19.23%) Network Planning
11 5 (19.23%) RNC
11 5 (19.23%) NSN NetAct
12 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (15.38%) Linux
12 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 4 (15.38%) MS Office
12 4 (15.38%) Unix
12 4 (15.38%) SLA
13 3 (11.54%) MPLS
13 3 (11.54%) ITIL
13 3 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (11.54%) Wireless
13 3 (11.54%) IPsec
13 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
14 2 (7.69%) VoLTE

RAN Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited RAN Engineer in their job title 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 with RAN Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
1 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 21 (80.77%) 3G
3 19 (73.08%) 2G
4 14 (53.85%) 4G
5 13 (50.00%) LTE
6 6 (23.08%) ATM
7 5 (19.23%) RNC
8 3 (11.54%) IPsec
8 3 (11.54%) MPLS
8 3 (11.54%) Wireless
9 2 (7.69%) DNS
9 2 (7.69%) HSRP
9 2 (7.69%) OSPF
9 2 (7.69%) RTCP
9 2 (7.69%) RTP
9 2 (7.69%) SCTP
9 2 (7.69%) VLAN
9 2 (7.69%) VoLTE
9 2 (7.69%) VPN
9 2 (7.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 7 (26.92%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Network Planning
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.85%) Line Management
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) HNC
1 2 (7.69%) HND
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Huawei
2 10 (38.46%) Ericsson
3 8 (30.77%) Nokia
4 7 (26.92%) Mapinfo
4 7 (26.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (7.69%) Nortel
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Siemens