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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 579 474 504
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +30
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 64 137 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 1.72% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 18
Median daily rate £330 £275 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £385 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £275 £256
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +7.31%
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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -63 63 £340 +30.14% 3
South East -67 38 £388 +50.48%
Berkshire -46 31 £320 +23.07%
London +17 11 £400 -27.27%
Reading -29 10 - -
North West -14 6 £303 -19.33% 2
Slough 0 4 £325 +30.00%
Hampshire - 4 £763 -
Newbury +3 3 £201 -31.86%
Cheshire -4 3 £330 -
South West -6 3 - -
Warrington -13 3 £330 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 - -
East of England +3 2 - - 1
Bristol -5 2 - -
Manchester -18 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - -
East Midlands +8 1 £275 -
Guildford +4 1 - -
Maidenhead -1 1 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 £130 +6.12%
Yorkshire -6 1 £130 +6.12%
Leeds -12 1 £130 +6.12%
Surrey -16 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Lancashire - 1 £275 -
City of London - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £275 -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 97 (66.90%) Telecoms
2 90 (62.07%) 3G
3 75 (51.72%) 4G
4 57 (39.31%) 2G
5 46 (31.72%) LTE
6 43 (29.66%) Huawei
7 35 (24.14%) Nokia
8 24 (16.55%) Ericsson
9 23 (15.86%) UMTS
9 23 (15.86%) Project Management
10 22 (15.17%) Degree
11 21 (14.48%) GSM
12 20 (13.79%) MS Excel
13 19 (13.10%) Nokia Networks
14 18 (12.41%) ATM
15 17 (11.72%) NSN NetAct
16 15 (10.34%) SLA
16 15 (10.34%) Back Office
17 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
18 11 (7.59%) Performance Monitoring
18 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (7.59%) Node B
18 11 (7.59%) RNC
18 11 (7.59%) Cisco
18 11 (7.59%) ITIL
18 11 (7.59%) BT
18 11 (7.59%) Wireless
19 10 (6.90%) Internet
19 10 (6.90%) OSPF
19 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2

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 (2.07%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.83%) MS Office
4 5 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.38%) MS Project
6 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Traffica
2 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 90 (62.07%) 3G
2 75 (51.72%) 4G
3 57 (39.31%) 2G
4 46 (31.72%) LTE
5 23 (15.86%) UMTS
6 21 (14.48%) GSM
7 18 (12.41%) ATM
8 11 (7.59%) Node B
8 11 (7.59%) RNC
8 11 (7.59%) Wireless
9 10 (6.90%) Internet
9 10 (6.90%) OSPF
10 9 (6.21%) MPLS
11 8 (5.52%) Broadband
11 8 (5.52%) SDH
11 8 (5.52%) VoLTE
11 8 (5.52%) VPN
12 7 (4.83%) DNS
12 7 (4.83%) VRRP
13 6 (4.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.38%) GIS
2 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) MS Access
General
1 97 (66.90%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.34%) Back Office
3 8 (5.52%) Finance
4 7 (4.83%) Billing
5 2 (1.38%) Electronics
5 2 (1.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (17.93%) RAN Engineer
2 19 (13.10%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.97%) Delivery Manager
4 12 (8.28%) Telecoms Manager
5 9 (6.21%) Architect
6 8 (5.52%) Consultant
6 8 (5.52%) Network Manager
7 7 (4.83%) Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.83%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) 3G Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) 4G Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Databuild Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.14%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.14%) Technical Leader
9 5 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Design Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (0.69%) SOAP
2 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.45%) PMI
5 4 (2.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.76%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.07%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.07%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.45%) Linux
2 4 (2.76%) Unix
3 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Windows
4 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.86%) Project Management
2 11 (7.59%) ITIL
2 11 (7.59%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (6.90%) Fault Management
3 10 (6.90%) Network Architecture
3 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2
3 10 (6.90%) Programme Management
4 9 (6.21%) Change Management
5 8 (5.52%) High Availability
5 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (4.83%) Capacity Management
6 7 (4.83%) Line Management
6 7 (4.83%) Network Design
6 7 (4.83%) Performance Management
6 7 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.14%) Project Governance
8 5 (3.45%) Network Planning
8 5 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.21%) C
2 2 (1.38%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Degree
2 8 (5.52%) PMI Certification
3 5 (3.45%) HNC
4 4 (2.76%) CCNP
4 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.07%) PMP
6 2 (1.38%) CCSA
6 2 (1.38%) CCSE
6 2 (1.38%) CISSP
7 1 (0.69%) HND
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (3.45%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.38%) Netcool
4 1 (0.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (29.66%) Huawei
2 35 (24.14%) Nokia
3 24 (16.55%) Ericsson
4 19 (13.10%) Nokia Networks
5 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
6 11 (7.59%) BT
6 11 (7.59%) Cisco
7 9 (6.21%) Remedy
7 9 (6.21%) Siemens
7 9 (6.21%) Tellabs
8 8 (5.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (5.52%) Mapinfo
9 7 (4.83%) Citrix
10 6 (4.14%) Cramer
10 6 (4.14%) Juniper
10 6 (4.14%) Nortel
10 6 (4.14%) Virgin Media
11 4 (2.76%) Arqiva
12 3 (2.07%) Telindus
12 3 (2.07%) ZTE