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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Radio Access Network over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 607 547 494
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -53
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 48 107 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 1.37% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 22
Median daily rate £280 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £248 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £122.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1013.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £122.50 -

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
8319 7836 8554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5068 4501 4724
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 546 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

Radio Access Network
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Radio Access Network as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 44 £280 -6.66% 2
South East -26 34 £408 +35.83% 1
Berkshire -25 22 £263 -13.93% 1
Reading +2 10 £235 -26.84%
Newbury +4 6 - -
Surrey -3 6 £260 -1.88%
Guildford -5 6 £260 -1.88%
Hampshire +11 4 £550 -
South West +12 3 £316 -25.14%
Bristol +1 3 £316 -25.14%
North West +15 2 - -
Manchester -2 2 - -
London -7 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +8 1 £114 -
Yorkshire +6 1 £114 -
Leeds +2 1 £114 -
Slough -2 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £550 -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 84 (77.06%) Telecoms
2 48 (44.04%) 3G
2 48 (44.04%) 4G
3 44 (40.37%) 2G
4 33 (30.28%) Huawei
5 32 (29.36%) LTE
6 31 (28.44%) Ericsson
7 25 (22.94%) Nokia
8 23 (21.10%) Degree
9 22 (20.18%) SLA
10 16 (14.68%) GSM
10 16 (14.68%) UMTS
10 16 (14.68%) Wireless
10 16 (14.68%) Back Office
10 16 (14.68%) Nokia Networks
11 15 (13.76%) Service Management
11 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
12 14 (12.84%) Project Management
12 14 (12.84%) Finance
12 14 (12.84%) Cramer
12 14 (12.84%) Driving Licence
13 13 (11.93%) ATM
14 12 (11.01%) Programme Management
14 12 (11.01%) Tellabs
15 11 (10.09%) Node B
15 11 (10.09%) MS PowerPoint
15 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
16 10 (9.17%) Mapinfo
16 10 (9.17%) Remedy
16 10 (9.17%) MS Office

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (9.17%) MS Office
4 7 (6.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.83%) Maya
5 2 (1.83%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 48 (44.04%) 3G
1 48 (44.04%) 4G
2 44 (40.37%) 2G
3 32 (29.36%) LTE
4 16 (14.68%) GSM
4 16 (14.68%) UMTS
4 16 (14.68%) Wireless
5 13 (11.93%) ATM
6 11 (10.09%) Node B
7 10 (9.17%) RNC
8 8 (7.34%) VoLTE
9 5 (4.59%) BGP
9 5 (4.59%) UTRAN
10 4 (3.67%) DWDM
10 4 (3.67%) IPv4
10 4 (3.67%) MPLS
11 3 (2.75%) OSPF
11 3 (2.75%) SDH
11 3 (2.75%) VPN
11 3 (2.75%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (5.50%) MS Access
2 4 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
General
1 84 (77.06%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.68%) Back Office
3 14 (12.84%) Finance
4 6 (5.50%) Electronics
5 4 (3.67%) Front Office
6 2 (1.83%) Billing
6 2 (1.83%) German Language
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.92%) Law
7 1 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Local Government
7 1 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) RAN Engineer
2 13 (11.93%) Programme Manager
3 10 (9.17%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.42%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) 3G Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) 4G Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Telecoms Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Wireless Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Problem Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Process Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Radio Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Telecoms Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Consultant
9 3 (2.75%) Databuild Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Driving Licence
2 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) PMI
5 2 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.83%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.92%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.76%) Service Management
2 14 (12.84%) Project Management
3 12 (11.01%) Programme Management
4 9 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (8.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.42%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 7 (6.42%) ITIL
6 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.50%) Dashboard Development
7 6 (5.50%) Fault Management
7 6 (5.50%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.67%) Network Design
8 4 (3.67%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.75%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (2.75%) High Availability
9 3 (2.75%) Performance Improvement
9 3 (2.75%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) C
3 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (21.10%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) HNC
3 6 (5.50%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.59%) HND
5 3 (2.75%) PMP
6 2 (1.83%) CBAP
6 2 (1.83%) CCNP
6 2 (1.83%) CCSA
6 2 (1.83%) CCSE
6 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.83%) CISSP
6 2 (1.83%) ISEB
6 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.42%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.83%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Amdocs OSS
2 7 (6.42%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (30.28%) Huawei
2 31 (28.44%) Ericsson
3 25 (22.94%) Nokia
4 16 (14.68%) Nokia Networks
5 14 (12.84%) Cramer
6 12 (11.01%) Tellabs
7 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
8 10 (9.17%) BT
8 10 (9.17%) Mapinfo
8 10 (9.17%) Remedy
9 8 (7.34%) Citrix
9 8 (7.34%) Nortel
9 8 (7.34%) Siemens
9 8 (7.34%) Virgin Media
10 7 (6.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 7 (6.42%) Cisco
11 5 (4.59%) Arqiva
11 5 (4.59%) NetCracker
11 5 (4.59%) Telindus
11 5 (4.59%) ZTE