The first table below looks at the demand for the RF 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 RF Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 235 230 245
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.071% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.076% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£298 £160 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.93% -34.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £223 £259
% change year-on-year
+37.64% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £28.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.05% -12.40%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8438 7892 9055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.74% 92.78% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4091 4149
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 548 632
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
RF Engineer
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RF Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

RF Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RF 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 RF Engineer across the South East region.

RF Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RF 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 RF Engineer across the South East region.

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

RF 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 RF Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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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 +7 3 - - 1
Hampshire -8 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
RF Engineer
England

RF Engineer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited RF 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 RF Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) UMTS
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (60.00%) LTE
2 5 (50.00%) GSM
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) 4G
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (30.00%) 2G
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) WiMAX
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Logistics
5 1 (10.00%) Huawei
5 1 (10.00%) RNC
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (10.00%) TETRA
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) HSDPA
5 1 (10.00%) CDMA
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) UTRAN
5 1 (10.00%) DWDM
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited RF 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 RF Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) UMTS
1 6 (60.00%) LTE
2 5 (50.00%) GSM
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
3 3 (30.00%) 4G
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (30.00%) 2G
4 2 (20.00%) WiMAX
5 1 (10.00%) RNC
5 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (10.00%) TETRA
5 1 (10.00%) HSDPA
5 1 (10.00%) UTRAN
5 1 (10.00%) DWDM
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) CDMA
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
1 2 (20.00%) Logistics
1 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Nokia
1 1 (10.00%) Huawei
1 1 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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