The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 472 416 259
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -157
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 118 158 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 2.26% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 46
Average daily rate
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£269 £270 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £159 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
-1.37% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
England -41 95 £269 +0.46% 8
South East -31 68 £290 +7.40% 4
Berkshire -41 41 £283 +8.65% 3
Reading -9 14 £315 +26.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 11 - -
London +12 10 £288 +74.24% 2
South West -37 5 - - 1
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Swindon - 5 - -
Newbury -5 3 £258 -15.91%
Amersham - 3 - -
City of London +29 2 - -
Hertfordshire -1 2 £231 - 1
East of England -16 2 £231 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £475 -
Slough -1 1 - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Luton - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 165 (66.00%) Telecoms
2 133 (53.20%) 3G
3 108 (43.20%) LTE
4 81 (32.40%) Ericsson
5 78 (31.20%) 2G
6 65 (26.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 64 (25.60%) Huawei
8 53 (21.20%) 4G
9 44 (17.60%) Ethernet
10 38 (15.20%) ATM
11 33 (13.20%) SDH
12 32 (12.80%) Project Management
13 31 (12.40%) Nokia
13 31 (12.40%) MS Excel
14 29 (11.60%) SQL
14 29 (11.60%) UMTS
15 27 (10.80%) GSM
16 26 (10.40%) Nortel
17 25 (10.00%) UNIX
17 25 (10.00%) Degree
18 24 (9.60%) Network Planning
19 23 (9.20%) Microsoft
19 23 (9.20%) MPLS
20 22 (8.80%) MS Office
20 22 (8.80%) Finance
21 21 (8.40%) NEC
21 21 (8.40%) Cisco
22 20 (8.00%) Oracle
22 20 (8.00%) Network Design
23 19 (7.60%) Validation

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.80%) MS Office
3 10 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.20%) Maya
5 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Summit
2 1 (0.40%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 133 (53.20%) 3G
2 108 (43.20%) LTE
3 78 (31.20%) 2G
4 53 (21.20%) 4G
5 44 (17.60%) Ethernet
6 38 (15.20%) ATM
7 33 (13.20%) SDH
8 29 (11.60%) UMTS
9 27 (10.80%) GSM
10 23 (9.20%) MPLS
11 17 (6.80%) SNMP
11 17 (6.80%) DWDM
12 16 (6.40%) Wireless
12 16 (6.40%) RNC
12 16 (6.40%) VPN
13 15 (6.00%) Telnet
13 15 (6.00%) VoLTE
14 14 (5.60%) BGP
15 13 (5.20%) VRRP
16 12 (4.80%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (6.40%) MySQL
3 13 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.00%) MS Access
6 4 (1.60%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 165 (66.00%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.80%) Finance
3 6 (2.40%) Front Office
3 6 (2.40%) Marketing
4 5 (2.00%) Billing
4 5 (2.00%) Back Office
5 4 (1.60%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) Automotive
6 3 (1.20%) German Language
7 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 40 (16.00%) RAN Engineer
2 26 (10.40%) Design Engineer
3 22 (8.80%) Test Engineer
4 17 (6.80%) Network Engineer
5 16 (6.40%) Analyst
5 16 (6.40%) Architect
5 16 (6.40%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.60%) Transmission Engineer
7 12 (4.80%) Databuild Engineer
7 12 (4.80%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 12 (4.80%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.40%) Developer
9 10 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.60%) Senior Architect
11 8 (3.20%) Network Optimisation Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Consultant
12 7 (2.80%) Network Design Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Field Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Project Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.00%) XML
2 6 (2.40%) .NET
2 6 (2.40%) J2EE
3 5 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.20%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.20%) PMI
2 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.80%) IVR
3 2 (0.80%) Statistics
4 1 (0.40%) GIS
4 1 (0.40%) Handset
4 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.00%) UNIX
2 14 (5.60%) Linux
3 2 (0.80%) Solaris
4 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.80%) Project Management
2 24 (9.60%) Network Planning
3 20 (8.00%) Network Design
4 19 (7.60%) Validation
5 18 (7.20%) Logistics
6 16 (6.40%) ETL
7 15 (6.00%) Configuration Management
8 13 (5.20%) Supplier Management
8 13 (5.20%) Performance Management
9 12 (4.80%) Capacity Management
10 11 (4.40%) ITIL
11 9 (3.60%) Statistical Analysis
12 8 (3.20%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (2.80%) Service Management
13 7 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.80%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (2.40%) Business Analysis
14 6 (2.40%) Web Development
15 5 (2.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.60%) SQL
2 18 (7.20%) Perl
3 11 (4.40%) C#
3 11 (4.40%) C++
3 11 (4.40%) Java
4 5 (2.00%) C
4 5 (2.00%) VB
5 3 (1.20%) VBA
6 2 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.40%) Erlang
7 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (10.00%) Degree
2 10 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.40%) CCNP
3 6 (2.40%) CCNA
4 5 (2.00%) ISEB
4 5 (2.00%) CBAP
5 4 (1.60%) JNCIS
6 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.20%) CCIE
6 3 (1.20%) CCSP
6 3 (1.20%) JNCIA
7 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.80%) PMP
7 2 (0.80%) CNA
7 2 (0.80%) Novell Certification
7 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CCSE
8 1 (0.40%) CCSA
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (7.20%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.60%) OPNET
2 4 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.40%) Netcool
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 81 (32.40%) Ericsson
2 65 (26.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 64 (25.60%) Huawei
4 31 (12.40%) Nokia
5 26 (10.40%) Nortel
6 23 (9.20%) Microsoft
7 21 (8.40%) NEC
7 21 (8.40%) Cisco
8 20 (8.00%) Oracle
9 16 (6.40%) Mapinfo
9 16 (6.40%) Business Objects
10 14 (5.60%) Greenplum
11 11 (4.40%) BT
12 9 (3.60%) Juniper
12 9 (3.60%) Talend
13 7 (2.80%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.00%) F5
15 4 (1.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (1.60%) Siemens
16 3 (1.20%) HP
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 7 days ago