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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio Access Network (RAN)
UK
Rank 553 528 414
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -114
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 44 94 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 1.28% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 46
Median daily rate £475 £310 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.22% +6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £177 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £335 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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
6842 7350 7515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.47% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 4287 4244
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 365 418
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 14 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -16 41 £600 +93.54%
South East -9 29 £245 -12.50%
Berkshire -2 19 £230 -23.33%
Surrey +16 9 £280 +3.70%
Guildford +3 9 £280 -
Reading 0 9 £230 +6.97%
North West +32 7 £600 +313.79%
Manchester +25 7 £600 +313.79%
London +6 3 £650 +100.00%
South West +4 1 £270 -18.18%
Slough +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 1 - -
Bristol -9 1 £270 -18.18%
Amersham - 1 - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 54 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 45 (53.57%) 3G
3 42 (50.00%) 2G
3 42 (50.00%) 4G
4 36 (42.86%) LTE
5 27 (32.14%) Ericsson
6 23 (27.38%) Huawei
7 17 (20.24%) Nokia
8 16 (19.05%) VoLTE
9 14 (16.67%) SLA
10 13 (15.48%) Finance
11 12 (14.29%) Project Management
11 12 (14.29%) Service Management
11 12 (14.29%) GSM
11 12 (14.29%) Driving Licence
11 12 (14.29%) Degree
12 11 (13.10%) MS Office
13 10 (11.90%) UMTS
13 10 (11.90%) Nokia Networks
14 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 8 (9.52%) Firewall
15 8 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
15 8 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
15 8 (9.52%) MVNO
15 8 (9.52%) Security Testing
16 7 (8.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
16 7 (8.33%) HND
16 7 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
17 6 (7.14%) Programme Management

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 1 (1.19%) Apache
1 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Office
2 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.38%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 45 (53.57%) 3G
2 42 (50.00%) 2G
2 42 (50.00%) 4G
3 36 (42.86%) LTE
4 16 (19.05%) VoLTE
5 12 (14.29%) GSM
6 10 (11.90%) UMTS
7 8 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (9.52%) Firewall
7 8 (9.52%) MVNO
8 6 (7.14%) Wireless
9 5 (5.95%) UTRAN
10 4 (4.76%) ATM
10 4 (4.76%) DWDM
11 3 (3.57%) Node B
12 2 (2.38%) DHCP
12 2 (2.38%) GPRS
12 2 (2.38%) HSPA
12 2 (2.38%) SNMP
12 2 (2.38%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.38%) MS Access
2 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.19%) GIS
3 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 54 (64.29%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.48%) Finance
3 5 (5.95%) Electronics
4 2 (2.38%) German Language
5 1 (1.19%) Back Office
5 1 (1.19%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) RAN Engineer
2 12 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 11 (13.10%) Programme Manager
4 10 (11.90%) 3G Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) 4G Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Optimisation Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Mobile Architect
6 8 (9.52%) Security Architect
7 6 (7.14%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Radio Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) LTE Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Telecoms Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Senior RAN Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 2 (2.38%) Designer
11 2 (2.38%) RAN Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.19%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) PMI
5 1 (1.19%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Unix
2 3 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Android
3 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) Project Management
1 12 (14.29%) Service Management
2 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (9.52%) Security Testing
4 7 (8.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 7 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 6 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.76%) Network Design
7 4 (4.76%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.57%) Data Analysis
8 3 (3.57%) Fault Management
8 3 (3.57%) ITIL
8 3 (3.57%) Migration
8 3 (3.57%) Presales
8 3 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (2.38%) C#
3 2 (2.38%) C++
3 2 (2.38%) Java
3 2 (2.38%) MapBasic
3 2 (2.38%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.38%) VB
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) PHP
4 1 (1.19%) Ruby
4 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (8.33%) HND
3 3 (3.57%) HNC
4 2 (2.38%) CCNA
4 2 (2.38%) CCNP
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.38%) PMP
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) SLA
2 8 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.38%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.19%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Ericsson
2 23 (27.38%) Huawei
3 17 (20.24%) Nokia
4 10 (11.90%) Nokia Networks
5 6 (7.14%) Cramer
5 6 (7.14%) Mapinfo
5 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.95%) Samsung
7 4 (4.76%) Greenplum
7 4 (4.76%) Nortel
8 3 (3.57%) HP
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle
8 3 (3.57%) Tellabs
9 2 (2.38%) Cisco
9 2 (2.38%) Citrix
9 2 (2.38%) Remedy
10 1 (1.19%) BT
10 1 (1.19%) ION Trading
10 1 (1.19%) Juniper
10 1 (1.19%) NEC