The first table below looks at the demand for the RF Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 24 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 West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 135 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.23% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.25% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +3.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £223 £259
% change year-on-year
+33.70% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £23.13 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+68.64% -28.29%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2822 2021 2833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.07% 93.96% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1856 1253 1699
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
RF Engineer
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RF Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

RF Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RF Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RF Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RF Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

RF Engineer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (50.00%) TETRA
1 3 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) DO-160
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Avionics
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) VSAT
3 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (16.67%) Tcl
3 1 (16.67%) DVB
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (50.00%) TETRA
1 3 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) VSAT
3 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (16.67%) DVB
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Tcl
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) DO-160
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