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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 474 420 255
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -165
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 120 157 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 2.17% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 48
Average daily rate
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£269 £270 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £331 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
8073 7229 9111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.34% 13.59% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4329 3863 4092
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 422 707
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.00% -

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 19 August 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 30 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 19 August 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 -70 98 £269 +2.38% 4
South East -32 66 £300 +15.38% 2
Berkshire -36 38 £290 +13.72% 2
Surrey - 16 £310 -
Reading -4 11 £360 +44.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 10 - -
London +27 9 £288 +74.24% 2
Guildford - 9 £310 -
South West -37 5 - -
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Swindon - 5 - -
Amersham - 3 - -
City of London +19 2 - -
Hertfordshire -14 2 £231 -
East of England -24 2 £231 -
Maidenhead - 2 £475 -
Slough -2 1 - -
Newbury -8 1 £258 -4.62%
Abbots Langley - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 142 (63.96%) Telecoms
2 113 (50.90%) 3G
3 104 (46.85%) LTE
4 69 (31.08%) Ericsson
5 62 (27.93%) 2G
6 57 (25.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 55 (24.77%) Huawei
8 50 (22.52%) 4G
9 33 (14.86%) Nokia
9 33 (14.86%) Project Management
10 30 (13.51%) MS Excel
11 28 (12.61%) Degree
12 27 (12.16%) Ethernet
13 26 (11.71%) UMTS
13 26 (11.71%) SQL
13 26 (11.71%) Network Planning
14 25 (11.26%) ATM
15 24 (10.81%) Microsoft
16 22 (9.91%) SDH
16 22 (9.91%) MS Office
17 21 (9.46%) NEC
17 21 (9.46%) GSM
17 21 (9.46%) VoLTE
18 19 (8.56%) Wireless
19 18 (8.11%) Finance
19 18 (8.11%) Nortel
19 18 (8.11%) Mapinfo
20 17 (7.66%) UNIX
21 16 (7.21%) MPLS
21 16 (7.21%) Validation

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.91%) MS Office
3 11 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.90%) Maya
5 2 (0.90%) MS Project
5 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 113 (50.90%) 3G
2 104 (46.85%) LTE
3 62 (27.93%) 2G
4 50 (22.52%) 4G
5 27 (12.16%) Ethernet
6 26 (11.71%) UMTS
7 25 (11.26%) ATM
8 22 (9.91%) SDH
9 21 (9.46%) GSM
9 21 (9.46%) VoLTE
10 19 (8.56%) Wireless
11 16 (7.21%) MPLS
12 15 (6.76%) DWDM
13 13 (5.86%) 3GPP
14 12 (5.41%) HSPA
15 10 (4.50%) VoIP
15 10 (4.50%) VPN
15 10 (4.50%) DNS
15 10 (4.50%) Firewall
16 9 (4.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.50%) MySQL
1 10 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.80%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.35%) MS Access
5 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 142 (63.96%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.11%) Finance
3 6 (2.70%) Front Office
3 6 (2.70%) Billing
3 6 (2.70%) Marketing
4 5 (2.25%) Back Office
5 3 (1.35%) Automotive
5 3 (1.35%) Legal
5 3 (1.35%) Retail
5 3 (1.35%) German Language
6 2 (0.90%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.45%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 40 (18.02%) RAN Engineer
2 22 (9.91%) Test Engineer
3 21 (9.46%) Design Engineer
4 16 (7.21%) Project Manager
5 15 (6.76%) Analyst
6 14 (6.31%) Network Engineer
7 12 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.95%) Transmission Engineer
8 11 (4.95%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 10 (4.50%) Consultant
9 10 (4.50%) Developer
10 9 (4.05%) Architect
10 9 (4.05%) Databuild Engineer
11 8 (3.60%) Network Optimisation Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) Designer
12 7 (3.15%) Coordinator
12 7 (3.15%) Project Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) 3G Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) Radio Engineer
13 6 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.60%) XML
2 5 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.35%) PMI
2 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.90%) Statistics
4 1 (0.45%) Handset
4 1 (0.45%) Replication
4 1 (0.45%) IVR
4 1 (0.45%) GIS
4 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.66%) UNIX
2 14 (6.31%) Linux
3 2 (0.90%) Solaris
4 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.86%) Project Management
2 26 (11.71%) Network Planning
3 16 (7.21%) Validation
4 15 (6.76%) Logistics
5 13 (5.86%) Network Design
5 13 (5.86%) Configuration Management
6 12 (5.41%) Supplier Management
6 12 (5.41%) Performance Management
7 11 (4.95%) ITIL
8 9 (4.05%) ETL
9 8 (3.60%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (3.60%) Statistical Analysis
9 8 (3.60%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (3.15%) Service Management
11 6 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (2.25%) Time Management
12 5 (2.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.71%) SQL
2 11 (4.95%) Perl
3 6 (2.70%) C#
3 6 (2.70%) C++
3 6 (2.70%) Java
4 5 (2.25%) C
5 3 (1.35%) VB
5 3 (1.35%) VBA
6 2 (0.90%) Python
7 1 (0.45%) Erlang
7 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (12.61%) Degree
2 8 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.70%) CCNA
4 4 (1.80%) ISEB
4 4 (1.80%) CBAP
4 4 (1.80%) CCNP
5 3 (1.35%) JNCIS
5 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.90%) JNCIA
6 2 (0.90%) PMP
6 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.90%) CCIE
6 2 (0.90%) CCSP
6 2 (0.90%) CNA
6 2 (0.90%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.95%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (6.76%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.90%) OPNET
4 1 (0.45%) Netcool
4 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (31.08%) Ericsson
2 57 (25.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 55 (24.77%) Huawei
4 33 (14.86%) Nokia
5 24 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.46%) NEC
7 18 (8.11%) Mapinfo
7 18 (8.11%) Nortel
8 15 (6.76%) Cisco
9 14 (6.31%) Business Objects
10 13 (5.86%) Oracle
11 8 (3.60%) Juniper
11 8 (3.60%) BT
11 8 (3.60%) Ciena
12 6 (2.70%) Greenplum
13 5 (2.25%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (1.80%) Talend
15 3 (1.35%) HP
15 3 (1.35%) F5
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