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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Radio Access Network over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 496 493 434
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -59
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 134 123 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% 1.49% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £271 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.59% -0.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £271 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.59% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £122.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1013.63% -
UK excluding London average 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
8058 8268 7224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.62% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4617 4497 3898
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 460 419
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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 29 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 3 September 2015. 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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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 +3 114 £300 +9.09% 4
South East +23 95 £295 -15.71% 2
Berkshire +35 72 £300 -14.28% 2
Reading +17 28 £300 -16.66%
Surrey +3 20 £265 -14.51%
Guildford +10 16 £265 -14.51%
Slough +9 8 £260 -
Newbury -7 6 £355 +37.96% 1
Hertfordshire +8 4 £330 +25.71%
East of England +7 4 £330 +25.71%
Maidenhead +6 4 £260 -45.26%
Bristol -1 4 £423 -
South West -12 4 £423 -
West Yorkshire -20 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -23 4 - - 1
Leeds -30 4 - - 1
Bracknell -5 2 - -
Scotland -8 2 - -
London -15 2 £313 +8.69% 1
North West - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -24 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 172 (65.40%) Telecoms
2 139 (52.85%) 3G
3 110 (41.83%) 4G
4 97 (36.88%) LTE
5 95 (36.12%) 2G
6 65 (24.71%) UNIX
7 58 (22.05%) SQL
8 54 (20.53%) Ericsson
9 51 (19.39%) Perl
10 48 (18.25%) Linux
10 48 (18.25%) MS Excel
10 48 (18.25%) Huawei
11 44 (16.73%) Oracle
11 44 (16.73%) MS Office
12 40 (15.21%) Project Management
13 38 (14.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 36 (13.69%) Nokia
15 31 (11.79%) GSM
16 30 (11.41%) Degree
16 30 (11.41%) PostgreSQL
17 29 (11.03%) MySQL
18 27 (10.27%) XML
18 27 (10.27%) Configuration Management
19 26 (9.89%) Requirements Analysis
19 26 (9.89%) Performance Management
20 25 (9.51%) Greenplum
20 25 (9.51%) C++
21 24 (9.13%) SNMP
21 24 (9.13%) SLA
21 24 (9.13%) Validation

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 48 (18.25%) MS Excel
2 44 (16.73%) MS Office
3 23 (8.75%) MS Visio
4 21 (7.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.66%) Maya
6 3 (1.14%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 139 (52.85%) 3G
2 110 (41.83%) 4G
3 97 (36.88%) LTE
4 95 (36.12%) 2G
5 31 (11.79%) GSM
6 24 (9.13%) SNMP
7 23 (8.75%) UMTS
8 22 (8.37%) ATM
9 21 (7.98%) SDH
10 20 (7.60%) Ethernet
10 20 (7.60%) Telnet
10 20 (7.60%) RNC
11 17 (6.46%) 3GPP
12 14 (5.32%) VoLTE
13 13 (4.94%) IPsec
14 12 (4.56%) GPRS
15 11 (4.18%) Wireless
16 10 (3.80%) DNS
17 9 (3.42%) TCP/IP
18 8 (3.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.41%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (11.03%) MySQL
3 15 (5.70%) MS Access
3 15 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (4.94%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 9 (3.42%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 172 (65.40%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.37%) Back Office
3 11 (4.18%) Electronics
4 5 (1.90%) Finance
4 5 (1.90%) Retail
4 5 (1.90%) Marketing
5 4 (1.52%) German Language
6 3 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.76%) Billing
7 2 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (12.55%) Developer
2 30 (11.41%) RAN Engineer
3 21 (7.98%) Analyst
4 18 (6.84%) Designer
5 15 (5.70%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.70%) Delivery Manager
6 14 (5.32%) OSS Engineer
7 12 (4.56%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.56%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.80%) Back Office Engineer
9 9 (3.42%) Architect
10 8 (3.04%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
10 8 (3.04%) Test Engineer
11 6 (2.28%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.28%) Performance Engineer
11 6 (2.28%) Radio Engineer
11 6 (2.28%) Planning Manager
11 6 (2.28%) RAN Performance Engineer
12 5 (1.90%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.27%) XML
2 12 (4.56%) .NET
3 10 (3.80%) Web Services
4 9 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.90%) Classic ASP
6 4 (1.52%) HTML
6 4 (1.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.94%) PKI
4 9 (3.42%) Ontologies
5 8 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.28%) PMI
7 3 (1.14%) Statistics
7 3 (1.14%) Handset
7 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.38%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.38%) Economics
9 1 (0.38%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.71%) UNIX
2 48 (18.25%) Linux
3 14 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.18%) Windows
5 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.21%) Project Management
2 27 (10.27%) Configuration Management
3 26 (9.89%) Requirements Analysis
3 26 (9.89%) Performance Management
4 24 (9.13%) Validation
5 20 (7.60%) PRINCE2
6 14 (5.32%) ETL
6 14 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (4.94%) Line Management
8 12 (4.56%) Network Planning
9 11 (4.18%) Business Analysis
9 11 (4.18%) Network Design
9 11 (4.18%) Change Control
10 10 (3.80%) Web Development
11 8 (3.04%) Business Development
11 8 (3.04%) Fault Management
11 8 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.04%) ITIL
11 8 (3.04%) Workflow
12 7 (2.66%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.05%) SQL
2 51 (19.39%) Perl
3 25 (9.51%) C++
4 20 (7.60%) C#
5 11 (4.18%) Java
6 9 (3.42%) Korn
7 5 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.90%) C
8 4 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.52%) Python
9 3 (1.14%) VBA
10 2 (0.76%) MapBasic
11 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (11.41%) Degree
2 15 (5.70%) PMI Certification
3 11 (4.18%) PMP
4 10 (3.80%) HND
5 9 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.66%) CCNP
6 7 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.66%) HNC
7 5 (1.90%) CCNA
8 3 (1.14%) ISEB
8 3 (1.14%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.76%) CBAP
9 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.76%) MBA
9 2 (0.76%) CCSA
9 2 (0.76%) CCSE
9 2 (0.76%) CISSP
9 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.38%) CNA
10 1 (0.38%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.14%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (4.18%) NSN NetAct
2 10 (3.80%) OPNET
3 4 (1.52%) Netcool
4 3 (1.14%) OpenView
4 3 (1.14%) HP NNM
5 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (20.53%) Ericsson
2 48 (18.25%) Huawei
3 44 (16.73%) Oracle
4 38 (14.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 36 (13.69%) Nokia
6 25 (9.51%) Greenplum
7 22 (8.37%) Microsoft
8 18 (6.84%) Amdocs
9 16 (6.08%) Red Hat
9 16 (6.08%) Nortel
10 12 (4.56%) Mapinfo
11 11 (4.18%) Remedy
12 9 (3.42%) Talend
12 9 (3.42%) Cerion
13 7 (2.66%) Citrix
14 6 (2.28%) Cisco
15 5 (1.90%) Cramer
16 4 (1.52%) NEC
16 4 (1.52%) ComArch
17 3 (1.14%) SevOne
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