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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 573 550 470
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -80
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 41 99 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 1.24% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 35
Median daily rate £275 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £184 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £351 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 17 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 10 December 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 -27 41 £275 -8.33% 3
South East -2 26 £245 -15.51% 2
Berkshire -2 16 £230 -23.33% 2
North West +7 11 £600 +313.79%
Manchester +9 10 £600 +313.79%
Surrey +18 9 £280 +3.70%
Guildford -1 9 £280 -
Reading +1 7 £230 -17.85%
Slough +12 2 - - 1
Bristol +6 2 £316 +118.10%
South West +6 2 £316 +118.10%
Cheshire +14 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Newbury +5 1 - - 1
Warrington +3 1 - -
London 0 1 - - 1
Amersham - 1 - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 67 (73.63%) Telecoms
2 46 (50.55%) 3G
3 43 (47.25%) 2G
4 37 (40.66%) 4G
5 36 (39.56%) LTE
6 31 (34.07%) Ericsson
7 26 (28.57%) Huawei
8 19 (20.88%) Nokia
9 18 (19.78%) SLA
10 17 (18.68%) Degree
11 14 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
11 14 (15.38%) Service Management
12 13 (14.29%) Finance
13 12 (13.19%) Cramer
13 12 (13.19%) Driving Licence
14 11 (12.09%) SQL
14 11 (12.09%) MS Office
14 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
14 11 (12.09%) GSM
15 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
15 10 (10.99%) Project Management
15 10 (10.99%) Back Office
15 10 (10.99%) Wireless
16 9 (9.89%) Nortel
16 9 (9.89%) VoLTE
16 9 (9.89%) MS PowerPoint
17 8 (8.79%) Tellabs
17 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (8.79%) UMTS
17 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse

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 1 (1.10%) Apache
1 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
1 11 (12.09%) MS Office
2 9 (9.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (8.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.20%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 46 (50.55%) 3G
2 43 (47.25%) 2G
3 37 (40.66%) 4G
4 36 (39.56%) LTE
5 11 (12.09%) GSM
6 10 (10.99%) Wireless
7 9 (9.89%) VoLTE
8 8 (8.79%) UMTS
9 5 (5.49%) ATM
9 5 (5.49%) WCDMA
10 4 (4.40%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (4.40%) DWDM
10 4 (4.40%) Firewall
10 4 (4.40%) MVNO
10 4 (4.40%) Node B
10 4 (4.40%) UTRAN
11 3 (3.30%) HSPA
11 3 (3.30%) RNC
12 2 (2.20%) DNS
12 2 (2.20%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.59%) MS Access
3 3 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 67 (73.63%) Telecoms
2 13 (14.29%) Finance
3 10 (10.99%) Back Office
4 6 (6.59%) Electronics
5 4 (4.40%) Front Office
6 2 (2.20%) German Language
7 1 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Local Government
7 1 (1.10%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Delivery Manager
2 11 (12.09%) Programme Manager
3 9 (9.89%) 3G Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) 4G Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Architect
4 7 (7.69%) Optimisation Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) LTE Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Telecoms Manager
7 4 (4.40%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Mobile Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Problem Manager
7 4 (4.40%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) XML
2 1 (1.10%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.10%) HTML
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Driving Licence
2 8 (8.79%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.20%) Statistics
5 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.10%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Unix
2 3 (3.30%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) Service Management
2 10 (10.99%) Project Management
3 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.69%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 7 (7.69%) ITIL
4 7 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.59%) Dashboard Development
5 6 (6.59%) Performance Management
5 6 (6.59%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.49%) Resource Management
6 5 (5.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (4.40%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.40%) Fault Management
7 4 (4.40%) Network Design
7 4 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.40%) Security Testing
7 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) Perl
3 2 (2.20%) C
3 2 (2.20%) C#
3 2 (2.20%) C++
3 2 (2.20%) Java
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) PHP
4 1 (1.10%) Ruby
4 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) HND
3 7 (7.69%) HNC
4 3 (3.30%) ISEB
5 2 (2.20%) CBAP
5 2 (2.20%) CCNA
5 2 (2.20%) CCNP
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.78%) SLA
2 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.20%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.10%) OpenView
Vendors
1 31 (34.07%) Ericsson
2 26 (28.57%) Huawei
3 19 (20.88%) Nokia
4 14 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
5 12 (13.19%) Cramer
6 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
7 9 (9.89%) Nortel
8 8 (8.79%) Tellabs
9 7 (7.69%) Citrix
9 7 (7.69%) Mapinfo
10 6 (6.59%) Remedy
11 5 (5.49%) BT
11 5 (5.49%) Samsung
12 4 (4.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (4.40%) Arqiva
12 4 (4.40%) NetCracker
12 4 (4.40%) Siemens
12 4 (4.40%) Telindus
12 4 (4.40%) Virgin Media
12 4 (4.40%) ZTE