The table below looks at the statistics for Radio Access Network skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Radio Access Network over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 560 414 492
Rank change year-on-year
-146 +78
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 80 233 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.42% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 2.83% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 17
Average daily rate £314 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £375 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
+14.09% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £117.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +879.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £117.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

Radio Access Network
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Radio Access Network Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Radio Access Network within the UK.

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Radio Access Network
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network within the UK.

Radio Access Network Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
England -141 78 £315 +19.43% 3
South East -84 52 £350 +22.80%
Berkshire -34 42 £350 +21.73%
Reading -16 16 £331 +20.45%
South West -3 9 £200 -29.82% 1
Bristol +5 8 £200 - 1
London -13 8 £403 - 1
Hampshire +1 4 £763 -
North West -24 4 £275 +5.76% 1
Slough +5 3 - -
Newbury -9 3 £203 -30.17%
Guildford -10 3 £315 +23.52%
Surrey -28 3 £315 +23.52%
Buckinghamshire +14 2 - -
East of England +7 2 - -
Hertfordshire +6 2 - -
Cheshire -11 2 £330 +26.92%
Warrington -15 2 £330 +26.92%
Maidenhead +2 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £275 -
Amersham 0 1 - -
Bracknell -5 1 - -
Yorkshire -11 1 £130 +6.12%
Manchester -14 1 £130 -65.33% 1
Leeds -14 1 £130 +6.12%
West Yorkshire -18 1 £130 +6.12%
Scotland -21 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £250 -
Jersey - 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 114 (70.81%) Telecoms
2 95 (59.01%) 3G
3 81 (50.31%) 4G
4 59 (36.65%) 2G
5 44 (27.33%) Huawei
6 43 (26.71%) LTE
7 40 (24.84%) Nokia
8 28 (17.39%) Degree
9 26 (16.15%) Ericsson
9 26 (16.15%) Project Management
10 23 (14.29%) UMTS
11 22 (13.66%) MS Excel
12 20 (12.42%) GSM
13 18 (11.18%) Nokia Networks
14 17 (10.56%) Back Office
14 17 (10.56%) ITIL
14 17 (10.56%) SLA
14 17 (10.56%) NSN NetAct
15 16 (9.94%) ATM
16 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
17 13 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (7.45%) Cisco
18 12 (7.45%) Finance
19 11 (6.83%) RNC
19 11 (6.83%) MS PowerPoint
19 11 (6.83%) Fault Management
19 11 (6.83%) BT
19 11 (6.83%) Network Architecture
20 10 (6.21%) Node B

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 22 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (5.59%) MS Office
4 8 (4.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Traffica
2 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 95 (59.01%) 3G
2 81 (50.31%) 4G
3 59 (36.65%) 2G
4 43 (26.71%) LTE
5 23 (14.29%) UMTS
6 20 (12.42%) GSM
7 16 (9.94%) ATM
8 11 (6.83%) RNC
9 10 (6.21%) Internet
9 10 (6.21%) Node B
9 10 (6.21%) OSPF
9 10 (6.21%) Wireless
10 9 (5.59%) Broadband
10 9 (5.59%) MPLS
10 9 (5.59%) SDH
11 8 (4.97%) VPN
12 7 (4.35%) DNS
12 7 (4.35%) VoLTE
12 7 (4.35%) VRRP
13 6 (3.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.24%) GIS
2 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.62%) MS Access
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 114 (70.81%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.56%) Back Office
3 12 (7.45%) Finance
4 7 (4.35%) Billing
5 4 (2.48%) Law
5 4 (2.48%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) German Language
6 2 (1.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (19.25%) RAN Engineer
2 19 (11.80%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.07%) Telecoms Manager
4 12 (7.45%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.83%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (6.21%) Network Manager
7 9 (5.59%) Analyst
7 9 (5.59%) Architect
8 7 (4.35%) 3G Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) 4G Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Consultant
8 7 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.73%) Back Office Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Databuild Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Network Architect
9 6 (3.73%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.11%) OSS Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 5 (3.11%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) XML
2 2 (1.24%) Web Services
3 1 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.62%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.62%) SOAP
3 1 (0.62%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.11%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.11%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (2.48%) PMI
6 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.24%) Statistics
8 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.97%) Linux
1 8 (4.97%) Unix
2 6 (3.73%) Windows
3 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.15%) Project Management
2 17 (10.56%) ITIL
3 13 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (6.83%) Fault Management
4 11 (6.83%) Network Architecture
5 10 (6.21%) Change Management
5 10 (6.21%) PRINCE2
5 10 (6.21%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.59%) Network Design
6 9 (5.59%) Programme Management
7 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.97%) High Availability
7 8 (4.97%) Performance Management
7 8 (4.97%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (4.35%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.35%) Service Management
8 7 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.73%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.73%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.73%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.97%) C
2 4 (2.48%) SQL
3 2 (1.24%) VBA
4 1 (0.62%) C#
4 1 (0.62%) C++
4 1 (0.62%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (17.39%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) HNC
2 6 (3.73%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.48%) CBAP
3 4 (2.48%) CCNP
3 4 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.48%) ISEB
4 2 (1.24%) CCSA
4 2 (1.24%) CCSE
4 2 (1.24%) CISSP
4 2 (1.24%) HND
4 2 (1.24%) PMP
5 1 (0.62%) CFA
5 1 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (10.56%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (3.73%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.24%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.24%) Netcool
4 1 (0.62%) OpenView
Vendors
1 44 (27.33%) Huawei
2 40 (24.84%) Nokia
3 26 (16.15%) Ericsson
4 18 (11.18%) Nokia Networks
5 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.45%) Cisco
7 11 (6.83%) BT
8 9 (5.59%) Remedy
8 9 (5.59%) Siemens
8 9 (5.59%) Tellabs
9 8 (4.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 8 (4.97%) Citrix
9 8 (4.97%) Mapinfo
10 7 (4.35%) Nortel
11 6 (3.73%) Cramer
11 6 (3.73%) Juniper
11 6 (3.73%) Virgin Media
12 4 (2.48%) Arqiva
13 3 (1.86%) Telindus
13 3 (1.86%) ZTE