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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 466 276 278
Rank change year-on-year
-190 +2
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 137 323 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 4.37% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 42 47
Average daily rate £260 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £256 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £57.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.13% +116.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £57.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +116.98%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

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 16 April 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 22 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -178 116 £260 -13.33% 5
South East -105 82 £175 -41.76% 3
Berkshire -72 42 £175 -41.76% 3
Surrey -3 37 £265 -13.82%
London -33 9 - -
Newbury -13 8 £175 -45.31% 1
Reading -44 7 - - 2
Bristol -14 4 - -
South West -17 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -37 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -7 1 £338 - 1
East of England -32 1 £338 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £338 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 166 (69.46%) Telecoms
2 146 (61.09%) 3G
3 96 (40.17%) LTE
4 92 (38.49%) 2G
5 71 (29.71%) Ericsson
6 57 (23.85%) Ethernet
7 56 (23.43%) Huawei
8 54 (22.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 52 (21.76%) 4G
10 41 (17.15%) ATM
11 38 (15.90%) MPLS
12 37 (15.48%) RNC
13 33 (13.81%) SDH
14 32 (13.39%) Network Design
15 29 (12.13%) Finance
16 26 (10.88%) Network Planning
16 26 (10.88%) VPN
16 26 (10.88%) Nokia
16 26 (10.88%) Nortel
17 25 (10.46%) BGP
17 25 (10.46%) VRRP
17 25 (10.46%) UMTS
17 25 (10.46%) MS Excel
17 25 (10.46%) Capacity Management
18 24 (10.04%) OSPF
19 23 (9.62%) GSM
19 23 (9.62%) Validation
20 22 (9.21%) SQL
21 21 (8.79%) Cisco
21 21 (8.79%) Project Management

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (10.46%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.28%) MS Office
3 6 (2.51%) Maya
4 3 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.42%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 146 (61.09%) 3G
2 96 (40.17%) LTE
3 92 (38.49%) 2G
4 57 (23.85%) Ethernet
5 52 (21.76%) 4G
6 41 (17.15%) ATM
7 38 (15.90%) MPLS
8 37 (15.48%) RNC
9 33 (13.81%) SDH
10 26 (10.88%) VPN
11 25 (10.46%) BGP
11 25 (10.46%) VRRP
11 25 (10.46%) UMTS
12 24 (10.04%) OSPF
13 23 (9.62%) GSM
14 20 (8.37%) RSVP
14 20 (8.37%) HSRP
15 16 (6.69%) DWDM
16 13 (5.44%) GPRS
17 10 (4.18%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.28%) MS Access
2 12 (5.02%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.35%) MySQL
4 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.84%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 166 (69.46%) Telecoms
2 29 (12.13%) Finance
3 11 (4.60%) Legal
4 8 (3.35%) Front Office
5 5 (2.09%) Law
6 3 (1.26%) Back Office
7 2 (0.84%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (20.92%) RAN Engineer
2 33 (13.81%) Design Engineer
3 29 (12.13%) Test Engineer
4 19 (7.95%) Databuild Engineer
5 17 (7.11%) Analyst
6 15 (6.28%) Network Engineer
7 14 (5.86%) Network Design Engineer
7 14 (5.86%) Architect
7 14 (5.86%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.86%) Transmission Engineer
8 10 (4.18%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.18%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 9 (3.77%) Senior Architect
9 9 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.35%) Network Planner
10 8 (3.35%) Designer
11 7 (2.93%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.93%) Field Engineer
12 6 (2.51%) Consultant
12 6 (2.51%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.35%) XML
2 6 (2.51%) .NET
2 6 (2.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (0.84%) IVR
2 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.02%) UNIX
2 3 (1.26%) Solaris
2 3 (1.26%) Linux
3 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.42%) Windows
3 1 (0.42%) Android
3 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.39%) Network Design
2 26 (10.88%) Network Planning
3 25 (10.46%) Capacity Management
4 23 (9.62%) Validation
5 21 (8.79%) Project Management
6 20 (8.37%) Logistics
7 15 (6.28%) Supplier Management
8 12 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.60%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.35%) Migration
10 8 (3.35%) ETL
11 7 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (2.93%) ITIL
11 7 (2.93%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (2.51%) WFM
12 6 (2.51%) Web Development
13 5 (2.09%) Network Architecture
13 5 (2.09%) Network Management
13 5 (2.09%) Business Analysis
14 4 (1.67%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.21%) SQL
2 14 (5.86%) Perl
3 13 (5.44%) VB
4 7 (2.93%) C++
4 7 (2.93%) Java
5 6 (2.51%) C#
6 2 (0.84%) Python
7 1 (0.42%) R
7 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.42%) C
7 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) VBA
7 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (3.35%) Degree
3 7 (2.93%) ISEB
4 6 (2.51%) CCNP
5 5 (2.09%) CBAP
5 5 (2.09%) JNCIS
6 4 (1.67%) CCNA
7 3 (1.26%) HND
8 2 (0.84%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.84%) CCIP
8 2 (0.84%) CCIE
8 2 (0.84%) CCSP
9 1 (0.42%) CISA
9 1 (0.42%) CISM
9 1 (0.42%) PMP
9 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) NFS
1 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (8.37%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (29.71%) Ericsson
2 56 (23.43%) Huawei
3 54 (22.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 26 (10.88%) Nokia
4 26 (10.88%) Nortel
5 21 (8.79%) Cisco
5 21 (8.79%) NEC
6 14 (5.86%) Oracle
7 13 (5.44%) BT
8 11 (4.60%) Mapinfo
9 9 (3.77%) Microsoft
9 9 (3.77%) Juniper
9 9 (3.77%) Greenplum
10 8 (3.35%) OPNET
11 7 (2.93%) Business Objects
12 6 (2.51%) Talend
13 4 (1.67%) Siemens
13 4 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (1.67%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.67%) F5
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
Isle of Man
Consol Partners
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago