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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 387 461 254
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -207
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 202 92 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.19% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 1.45% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 9 45
Average daily rate
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£279 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £358 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +78 192 £283 -5.83% 8
South East +49 135 £290 +11.53% 7
Berkshire +26 84 £290 +4.03% 7
Surrey +22 34 £260 -
Guildford +14 27 £260 -
Reading +13 20 £246 -
Slough +6 20 £438 +71.56% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 19 - -
Newbury +10 15 £293 - 2
South West -10 13 £285 -17.39%
London +4 10 - -
North West -7 5 - -
East of England - 4 - - 1
Bristol -9 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 248 (69.86%) Telecoms
2 186 (52.39%) 3G
3 144 (40.56%) LTE
4 139 (39.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 129 (36.34%) Ericsson
6 124 (34.93%) 2G
7 113 (31.83%) 4G
8 70 (19.72%) RNC
8 70 (19.72%) UMTS
9 63 (17.75%) SQL
9 63 (17.75%) Huawei
10 62 (17.46%) GSM
11 56 (15.77%) SLA
12 54 (15.21%) Nokia
13 53 (14.93%) ATM
14 48 (13.52%) SDH
14 48 (13.52%) Perl
15 47 (13.24%) Ethernet
16 42 (11.83%) Network Planning
17 40 (11.27%) Project Management
17 40 (11.27%) NSN NetAct
18 39 (10.99%) MS Excel
19 38 (10.70%) WFM
20 37 (10.42%) Oracle
20 37 (10.42%) Line Management
21 35 (9.86%) Linux
22 34 (9.58%) Microsoft
22 34 (9.58%) Degree
22 34 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
23 30 (8.45%) Validation

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.45%) MS Office
3 23 (6.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Maya
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.85%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 186 (52.39%) 3G
2 144 (40.56%) LTE
3 124 (34.93%) 2G
4 113 (31.83%) 4G
5 70 (19.72%) RNC
5 70 (19.72%) UMTS
6 62 (17.46%) GSM
7 53 (14.93%) ATM
8 48 (13.52%) SDH
9 47 (13.24%) Ethernet
10 26 (7.32%) Wireless
11 22 (6.20%) VoLTE
12 19 (5.35%) DNS
13 17 (4.79%) 3GPP
14 14 (3.94%) GPRS
15 13 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (3.38%) SNMP
16 12 (3.38%) RANAP
16 12 (3.38%) SGSN
16 12 (3.38%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.25%) MySQL
5 7 (1.97%) MS Access
6 5 (1.41%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 248 (69.86%) Telecoms
2 25 (7.04%) Finance
3 10 (2.82%) Back Office
4 9 (2.54%) Billing
5 7 (1.97%) Marketing
6 6 (1.69%) Electronics
7 4 (1.13%) German Language
7 4 (1.13%) Retail
7 4 (1.13%) Front Office
7 4 (1.13%) Legal
7 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (12.39%) Field Engineer
2 43 (12.11%) RAN Engineer
3 24 (6.76%) Project Manager
4 23 (6.48%) Developer
5 17 (4.79%) Designer
6 16 (4.51%) Consultant
6 16 (4.51%) Architect
7 13 (3.66%) Network Planner
7 13 (3.66%) Delivery Manager
7 13 (3.66%) Test Engineer
8 12 (3.38%) Analyst
9 11 (3.10%) Integration Engineer
9 11 (3.10%) Business Analyst
10 10 (2.82%) Design Engineer
11 9 (2.54%) Network Manager
11 9 (2.54%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 8 (2.25%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.25%) Service Manager
12 8 (2.25%) OSS Engineer
13 7 (1.97%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.25%) XML
1 8 (2.25%) .NET
2 3 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.54%) GIS
3 8 (2.25%) PMI
4 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.41%) User Experience
6 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.56%) Replication
7 2 (0.56%) Handset
8 1 (0.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.86%) Linux
2 25 (7.04%) UNIX
3 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.83%) Network Planning
2 40 (11.27%) Project Management
3 38 (10.70%) WFM
4 37 (10.42%) Line Management
5 34 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (8.45%) Validation
7 26 (7.32%) ITIL
7 26 (7.32%) Configuration Management
8 22 (6.20%) Performance Management
9 20 (5.63%) PRINCE2
10 18 (5.07%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (4.23%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (3.94%) eTOM
12 14 (3.94%) Network Architecture
13 11 (3.10%) Capacity Management
13 11 (3.10%) Analytics
13 11 (3.10%) ETL
14 10 (2.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 63 (17.75%) SQL
2 48 (13.52%) Perl
3 25 (7.04%) C
4 16 (4.51%) C#
4 16 (4.51%) C++
5 13 (3.66%) Python
6 5 (1.41%) Java
7 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (9.58%) Degree
2 13 (3.66%) HND
3 11 (3.10%) PMI Certification
3 11 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.82%) HNC
5 9 (2.54%) CBAP
5 9 (2.54%) ISEB
6 5 (1.41%) CCNP
6 5 (1.41%) CCNA
6 5 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.13%) PMP
8 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CFA
9 1 (0.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (15.77%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 40 (11.27%) NSN NetAct
2 9 (2.54%) Netcool
3 4 (1.13%) OpenView
4 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 139 (39.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 129 (36.34%) Ericsson
3 63 (17.75%) Huawei
4 54 (15.21%) Nokia
5 37 (10.42%) Oracle
6 34 (9.58%) Microsoft
7 27 (7.61%) Nortel
8 23 (6.48%) Business Objects
9 18 (5.07%) Cramer
9 18 (5.07%) Greenplum
10 14 (3.94%) Cisco
10 14 (3.94%) Mapinfo
11 8 (2.25%) Amdocs
12 6 (1.69%) IBM
13 5 (1.41%) Citrix
14 4 (1.13%) Remedy
14 4 (1.13%) BMC
14 4 (1.13%) HP
15 3 (0.85%) F5
15 3 (0.85%) Talend
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