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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 447 455 243
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -212
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 154 115 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% 1.65% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 54
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
8392 6967 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4785 3843 3945
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 461 595
Average hourly rate £22.77 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 October 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 23 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 30 October 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
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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 -2 142 £310 +12.72% 9
South East -3 98 £310 +8.77% 6
Berkshire +11 74 £293 +2.63% 3
Reading +17 20 £360 +33.33% 2
Surrey +6 14 £310 +24.00%
Guildford -4 12 £310 +24.00%
London +8 11 £289 - 3
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £300 -
Bristol -17 7 - -
South West -35 7 - -
Slough -9 5 £216 -27.91%
East of England -24 4 - -
Newbury -13 3 £320 -21.95%
Hertfordshire -20 3 - -
Amersham - 3 £300 -
City of London +24 2 £325 - 1
Chesham - 2 - -
Luton - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 178 (66.92%) Telecoms
2 151 (56.77%) 3G
3 135 (50.75%) LTE
4 93 (34.96%) 4G
5 86 (32.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 79 (29.70%) 2G
7 70 (26.32%) Ericsson
8 62 (23.31%) Huawei
9 44 (16.54%) UMTS
10 42 (15.79%) SQL
11 41 (15.41%) Degree
12 39 (14.66%) MS Office
13 38 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 36 (13.53%) Microsoft
14 36 (13.53%) Project Management
15 35 (13.16%) GSM
16 31 (11.65%) UNIX
17 28 (10.53%) Linux
18 27 (10.15%) Oracle
19 26 (9.77%) VoLTE
19 26 (9.77%) Perl
19 26 (9.77%) MS Visio
19 26 (9.77%) Nokia
19 26 (9.77%) Validation
20 25 (9.40%) SLA
21 24 (9.02%) Configuration Management
22 22 (8.27%) 3GPP
22 22 (8.27%) Network Planning
22 22 (8.27%) Performance Management
23 21 (7.89%) Analytical Skills

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 7 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (14.66%) MS Office
2 38 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 26 (9.77%) MS Visio
4 14 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) MS Project
5 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.63%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 151 (56.77%) 3G
2 135 (50.75%) LTE
3 93 (34.96%) 4G
4 79 (29.70%) 2G
5 44 (16.54%) UMTS
6 35 (13.16%) GSM
7 26 (9.77%) VoLTE
8 22 (8.27%) 3GPP
9 21 (7.89%) RNC
9 21 (7.89%) Ethernet
10 20 (7.52%) Wireless
11 19 (7.14%) SNMP
11 19 (7.14%) SDH
11 19 (7.14%) ATM
12 14 (5.26%) Broadband
12 14 (5.26%) DNS
13 11 (4.14%) DHCP
13 11 (4.14%) Telnet
14 10 (3.76%) HSPA
15 9 (3.38%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (5.26%) MySQL
4 5 (1.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.13%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.13%) MS Access
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 178 (66.92%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.89%) Billing
3 12 (4.51%) Back Office
4 10 (3.76%) Marketing
5 9 (3.38%) Finance
6 7 (2.63%) Front Office
7 4 (1.50%) Retail
7 4 (1.50%) German Language
8 3 (1.13%) Automotive
9 2 (0.75%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.38%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (10.15%) RAN Engineer
2 23 (8.65%) Developer
3 20 (7.52%) Test Engineer
4 18 (6.77%) Consultant
5 17 (6.39%) Analyst
6 16 (6.02%) Designer
7 13 (4.89%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.51%) Architect
8 12 (4.51%) Field Engineer
9 10 (3.76%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.76%) Network Engineer
9 10 (3.76%) Design Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) Database Developer
10 9 (3.38%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) 3G Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) Coordinator
12 7 (2.63%) Process Analyst
12 7 (2.63%) Business Process Analyst
12 7 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.63%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.51%) XML
2 7 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (1.50%) .NET
4 2 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.76%) GIS
2 10 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.88%) User Experience
4 4 (1.50%) PMI
5 3 (1.13%) Handset
5 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.75%) Replication
6 2 (0.75%) Statistics
7 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.65%) UNIX
2 28 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.53%) Project Management
2 26 (9.77%) Validation
3 24 (9.02%) Configuration Management
4 22 (8.27%) Network Planning
4 22 (8.27%) Performance Management
5 21 (7.89%) ITIL
6 19 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 16 (6.02%) ETL
8 12 (4.51%) eTOM
8 12 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (4.14%) Performance Improvement
9 11 (4.14%) WFM
10 10 (3.76%) Line Management
10 10 (3.76%) Coaching
11 9 (3.38%) Network Architecture
11 9 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (3.38%) Capacity Management
12 8 (3.01%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.01%) Business Analysis
12 8 (3.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.79%) SQL
2 26 (9.77%) Perl
3 15 (5.64%) C#
4 14 (5.26%) C++
5 8 (3.01%) Java
5 8 (3.01%) C
6 2 (0.75%) Python
6 2 (0.75%) VBA
6 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 41 (15.41%) Degree
2 14 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.63%) CBAP
3 7 (2.63%) CCNA
3 7 (2.63%) ISEB
4 6 (2.26%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.88%) PMP
6 4 (1.50%) CCNP
7 3 (1.13%) HNC
7 3 (1.13%) HND
8 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.75%) CNA
8 2 (0.75%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.75%) CCIE
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) CCSP
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.38%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (6.02%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.50%) OpenView
2 4 (1.50%) Netcool
3 3 (1.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 86 (32.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 70 (26.32%) Ericsson
3 62 (23.31%) Huawei
4 36 (13.53%) Microsoft
5 27 (10.15%) Oracle
6 26 (9.77%) Nokia
7 20 (7.52%) Mapinfo
8 19 (7.14%) Nortel
8 19 (7.14%) Cisco
9 16 (6.02%) Business Objects
10 12 (4.51%) Greenplum
11 6 (2.26%) HP
11 6 (2.26%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.26%) IBM
12 5 (1.88%) F5
12 5 (1.88%) Talend
12 5 (1.88%) Juniper
13 4 (1.50%) Cramer
13 4 (1.50%) Anite
13 4 (1.50%) BMC
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