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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 335 439 251
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -188
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 267 125 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.25% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 1.90% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 12 45
Average daily rate
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£265 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £256 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £309 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50

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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 25 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 5 March 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 +115 252 £265 -4.50% 14
South East +45 165 £285 -3.38% 11
Berkshire +27 108 £290 -2.52% 7
Surrey +32 43 £255 -1.92% 4
Guildford +14 36 £255 -1.92%
Newbury +13 31 £290 - 3
Slough +16 26 £438 +71.56% 2
Reading +12 23 £246 -
North West 0 23 £260 +1.96%
South West +6 18 £285 -
London +5 13 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 13 - -
West Yorkshire - 11 £123 - 2
Yorkshire - 11 £123 - 2
Leeds - 10 £123 - 1
Manchester -4 8 £375 -
Scotland 0 6 - -
Bristol -7 5 - -
Wiltshire - 5 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Glasgow -1 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Brentford - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 325 (72.38%) Telecoms
2 218 (48.55%) 3G
3 183 (40.76%) Ericsson
4 177 (39.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 173 (38.53%) LTE
6 151 (33.63%) 2G
7 138 (30.73%) 4G
8 115 (25.61%) GSM
9 111 (24.72%) UMTS
10 104 (23.16%) RNC
11 97 (21.60%) SLA
12 89 (19.82%) ATM
13 88 (19.60%) SDH
14 79 (17.59%) Ethernet
15 74 (16.48%) Huawei
16 70 (15.59%) WFM
16 70 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
16 70 (15.59%) Line Management
17 69 (15.37%) SQL
18 58 (12.92%) Nokia
19 54 (12.03%) Perl
19 54 (12.03%) Network Planning
20 48 (10.69%) Project Management
21 44 (9.80%) MS Excel
22 43 (9.58%) NSN NetAct
23 42 (9.35%) Oracle
24 38 (8.46%) Linux
24 38 (8.46%) Nortel
25 37 (8.24%) VCP4
26 36 (8.02%) Performance Management

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.46%) MS Office
3 24 (5.35%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.89%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.22%) Maya
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.90%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 218 (48.55%) 3G
2 173 (38.53%) LTE
3 151 (33.63%) 2G
4 138 (30.73%) 4G
5 115 (25.61%) GSM
6 111 (24.72%) UMTS
7 104 (23.16%) RNC
8 89 (19.82%) ATM
9 88 (19.60%) SDH
10 79 (17.59%) Ethernet
11 36 (8.02%) Wireless
12 34 (7.57%) GPRS
13 30 (6.68%) HSPA
13 30 (6.68%) VoLTE
14 22 (4.90%) DNS
15 21 (4.68%) 3GPP
16 20 (4.45%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (3.56%) WiMAX
18 15 (3.34%) MPLS
19 14 (3.12%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
1 25 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (2.23%) MySQL
2 10 (2.23%) MS Access
3 8 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 325 (72.38%) Telecoms
2 30 (6.68%) Finance
3 10 (2.23%) Back Office
4 8 (1.78%) Electronics
4 8 (1.78%) Billing
5 6 (1.34%) Marketing
6 4 (0.89%) Legal
6 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.89%) Retail
7 3 (0.67%) German Language
8 2 (0.45%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 79 (17.59%) Field Engineer
2 59 (13.14%) RAN Engineer
3 31 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 25 (5.57%) Developer
5 20 (4.45%) Design Engineer
6 19 (4.23%) Designer
7 18 (4.01%) Analyst
8 15 (3.34%) Integration Engineer
9 14 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
9 14 (3.12%) Consultant
9 14 (3.12%) Architect
10 13 (2.90%) Network Planner
10 13 (2.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 12 (2.67%) Performance Engineer
11 12 (2.67%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.45%) Configuration Engineer
12 11 (2.45%) RAN Configuration Engineer
13 10 (2.23%) RAN Performance Engineer
13 10 (2.23%) Network Manager
14 9 (2.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.00%) XML
2 8 (1.78%) .NET
3 4 (0.89%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.67%) PMI
3 9 (2.00%) GIS
4 7 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.11%) User Experience
6 3 (0.67%) Handset
6 3 (0.67%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.67%) Statistics
7 2 (0.45%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.22%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.46%) Linux
2 28 (6.24%) UNIX
3 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
1 70 (15.59%) WFM
1 70 (15.59%) Line Management
2 54 (12.03%) Network Planning
3 48 (10.69%) Project Management
4 36 (8.02%) Configuration Management
4 36 (8.02%) Performance Management
5 31 (6.90%) ITIL
6 28 (6.24%) Validation
7 25 (5.57%) Service Delivery
8 24 (5.35%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.23%) eTOM
10 18 (4.01%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (3.34%) Network Architecture
12 14 (3.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 13 (2.90%) Performance Improvement
13 13 (2.90%) ETL
14 12 (2.67%) Service Management
14 12 (2.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (15.37%) SQL
2 54 (12.03%) Perl
3 31 (6.90%) C
4 17 (3.79%) C#
4 17 (3.79%) C++
5 13 (2.90%) Python
6 6 (1.34%) Java
7 2 (0.45%) VBA
7 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (8.24%) VCP4
2 34 (7.57%) Degree
3 21 (4.68%) HND
4 15 (3.34%) HNC
4 15 (3.34%) PMI Certification
5 11 (2.45%) ISEB
5 11 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.23%) CBAP
7 5 (1.11%) CCNP
7 5 (1.11%) CCNA
8 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.67%) PMP
10 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CCIE
11 1 (0.22%) CFA
11 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (21.60%) SLA
2 2 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 43 (9.58%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (1.78%) Netcool
3 4 (0.89%) OpenView
4 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 183 (40.76%) Ericsson
2 177 (39.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 74 (16.48%) Huawei
4 58 (12.92%) Nokia
5 42 (9.35%) Oracle
6 38 (8.46%) Nortel
7 36 (8.02%) Microsoft
8 26 (5.79%) Business Objects
9 23 (5.12%) Cramer
10 20 (4.45%) Greenplum
11 19 (4.23%) Mapinfo
12 14 (3.12%) Cisco
13 12 (2.67%) Amdocs
14 6 (1.34%) Actix
14 6 (1.34%) IBM
15 5 (1.11%) Citrix
15 5 (1.11%) Remedy
16 4 (0.89%) HP
16 4 (0.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 4 (0.89%) BMC
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