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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 584 513 501
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -12
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 62 125 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 1.58% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 20
Median daily rate £365 £273 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £763 £403 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £270 £258
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £117.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +879.16%
UK excluding London median 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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 -37 62 £365 +40.11% 1
South East -47 36 £588 +125.96%
Berkshire -45 27 £258 -0.96%
London +1 9 £400 -8.57%
Reading -15 8 - -
Slough +1 7 £325 +30.00%
South West +7 6 £406 +47.45%
North West -2 6 £303 +101.66%
Buckinghamshire +11 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £763 -
Bristol +3 3 £406 +47.45%
Newbury -1 3 £201 -
Warrington - 3 £330 -
Cheshire - 3 £330 -
Hertfordshire +10 2 - -
East of England +6 2 - - 1
Manchester -14 2 - -
Guildford +7 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - -
Maidenhead -9 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £275 -
Coventry - 1 - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 99 (70.21%) Telecoms
2 87 (61.70%) 3G
3 73 (51.77%) 4G
4 59 (41.84%) 2G
5 52 (36.88%) LTE
6 40 (28.37%) Huawei
7 33 (23.40%) Nokia
8 25 (17.73%) Ericsson
9 23 (16.31%) Degree
9 23 (16.31%) UMTS
10 22 (15.60%) Project Management
11 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 21 (14.89%) Nokia Networks
12 20 (14.18%) GSM
13 17 (12.06%) NSN NetAct
14 16 (11.35%) ATM
15 15 (10.64%) SLA
15 15 (10.64%) Back Office
16 14 (9.93%) Wireless
16 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
17 13 (9.22%) MS PowerPoint
17 13 (9.22%) Tellabs
18 12 (8.51%) Remedy
19 11 (7.80%) BT
19 11 (7.80%) Cisco
19 11 (7.80%) RNC
19 11 (7.80%) Performance Monitoring
19 11 (7.80%) Node B
20 10 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
20 10 (7.09%) Siemens

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 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.26%) MS Office
5 2 (1.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Traffica
2 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 87 (61.70%) 3G
2 73 (51.77%) 4G
3 59 (41.84%) 2G
4 52 (36.88%) LTE
5 23 (16.31%) UMTS
6 20 (14.18%) GSM
7 16 (11.35%) ATM
8 14 (9.93%) Wireless
9 11 (7.80%) Node B
9 11 (7.80%) RNC
10 10 (7.09%) Internet
10 10 (7.09%) OSPF
11 9 (6.38%) MPLS
12 8 (5.67%) Broadband
12 8 (5.67%) VoLTE
13 7 (4.96%) SDH
13 7 (4.96%) VPN
14 6 (4.26%) DNS
14 6 (4.26%) GPRS
14 6 (4.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.55%) MS Access
2 4 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) GIS
General
1 99 (70.21%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.64%) Back Office
3 7 (4.96%) Billing
3 7 (4.96%) Finance
4 2 (1.42%) Electronics
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (17.73%) RAN Engineer
2 20 (14.18%) Project Manager
3 14 (9.93%) Delivery Manager
4 12 (8.51%) Telecoms Manager
5 9 (6.38%) Architect
6 8 (5.67%) 3G Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) 4G Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) Network Manager
6 8 (5.67%) Service Desk Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.96%) Consultant
7 7 (4.96%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Databuild Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.26%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.55%) Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Radio Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Telecoms Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Design Engineer
10 4 (2.84%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) XML
2 1 (0.71%) SOAP
2 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.55%) PMI
5 4 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.84%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.42%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.42%) PKI
7 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.13%) Linux
2 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.42%) Unix
3 1 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.60%) Project Management
2 11 (7.80%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (7.09%) PRINCE2
3 10 (7.09%) Programme Management
3 10 (7.09%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (6.38%) Fault Management
4 9 (6.38%) Network Architecture
5 8 (5.67%) High Availability
5 8 (5.67%) ITIL
6 7 (4.96%) Line Management
6 7 (4.96%) Network Design
7 6 (4.26%) Change Management
7 6 (4.26%) Performance Management
7 6 (4.26%) Project Governance
7 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.55%) Dashboard Development
8 5 (3.55%) Network Planning
8 5 (3.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.38%) C
2 6 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (16.31%) Degree
2 8 (5.67%) PMI Certification
3 7 (4.96%) HNC
4 3 (2.13%) PMP
5 2 (1.42%) CCNP
5 2 (1.42%) CCSA
5 2 (1.42%) CCSE
5 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.42%) CISSP
6 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.42%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (12.06%) NSN NetAct
2 9 (6.38%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.42%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.42%) Netcool
4 1 (0.71%) OpenView
Vendors
1 40 (28.37%) Huawei
2 33 (23.40%) Nokia
3 25 (17.73%) Ericsson
4 21 (14.89%) Nokia Networks
5 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.22%) Tellabs
7 12 (8.51%) Remedy
8 11 (7.80%) BT
8 11 (7.80%) Cisco
9 10 (7.09%) Citrix
9 10 (7.09%) Cramer
9 10 (7.09%) Nortel
9 10 (7.09%) Siemens
10 9 (6.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 9 (6.38%) Virgin Media
11 8 (5.67%) Samsung
12 7 (4.96%) Arqiva
12 7 (4.96%) Mapinfo
13 6 (4.26%) Juniper
13 6 (4.26%) ZTE