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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 494 499 426
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -73
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 127 112 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.46% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £203 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £350 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £263 £273
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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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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 -7 108 £288 +10.57% 4
South East +15 89 £270 -6.89% 3
Berkshire +35 72 £270 -1.36% 1
Reading +13 28 £285 -8.06%
Surrey -5 11 £268 -13.70% 2
Slough +11 10 £250 -
Guildford +1 9 £268 -13.70%
East of England +4 6 £330 +42.70%
Newbury +2 6 £310 +20.38% 1
Hertfordshire 0 6 £330 +42.70%
Maidenhead +4 5 £260 -45.26%
Buckinghamshire -7 4 - -
Bracknell -7 3 - -
London -9 3 £325 +13.04% 1
South West -10 3 £275 -
North West -24 3 £150 -38.77%
Bristol - 3 £275 -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £150 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Bury - 1 £150 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 259 (71.75%) Telecoms
2 175 (48.48%) 3G
3 137 (37.95%) 4G
4 132 (36.57%) LTE
5 120 (33.24%) 2G
6 116 (32.13%) Ericsson
7 92 (25.48%) GSM
7 92 (25.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 77 (21.33%) UMTS
9 71 (19.67%) SDH
9 71 (19.67%) SLA
10 67 (18.56%) ATM
11 64 (17.73%) UNIX
12 62 (17.17%) RNC
13 60 (16.62%) SQL
14 58 (16.07%) Ethernet
15 53 (14.68%) Perl
15 53 (14.68%) Huawei
16 52 (14.40%) Line Management
17 50 (13.85%) MS Excel
18 47 (13.02%) Linux
19 46 (12.74%) Oracle
20 45 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
21 44 (12.19%) WFM
22 41 (11.36%) MS Office
22 41 (11.36%) Nokia
23 40 (11.08%) Project Management
23 40 (11.08%) Performance Management
24 37 (10.25%) Configuration Management
25 35 (9.70%) GPRS

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 50 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 41 (11.36%) MS Office
3 26 (7.20%) MS Visio
4 22 (6.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.94%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.83%) Maya
7 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 175 (48.48%) 3G
2 137 (37.95%) 4G
3 132 (36.57%) LTE
4 120 (33.24%) 2G
5 92 (25.48%) GSM
6 77 (21.33%) UMTS
7 71 (19.67%) SDH
8 67 (18.56%) ATM
9 62 (17.17%) RNC
10 58 (16.07%) Ethernet
11 35 (9.70%) GPRS
12 28 (7.76%) VoLTE
13 26 (7.20%) SNMP
14 25 (6.93%) HSPA
15 24 (6.65%) 3GPP
16 22 (6.09%) Telnet
17 21 (5.82%) Wireless
18 16 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
19 15 (4.16%) WCDMA
20 14 (3.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (7.48%) MySQL
3 17 (4.71%) MS Access
3 17 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (4.43%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 259 (71.75%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.99%) Back Office
3 14 (3.88%) Electronics
4 11 (3.05%) Finance
5 5 (1.39%) Retail
5 5 (1.39%) Marketing
6 4 (1.11%) German Language
7 3 (0.83%) Billing
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (13.85%) Field Engineer
1 50 (13.85%) RAN Engineer
2 36 (9.97%) Developer
3 23 (6.37%) Analyst
4 20 (5.54%) Project Manager
5 17 (4.71%) Performance Engineer
6 16 (4.43%) Delivery Manager
6 16 (4.43%) Designer
7 15 (4.16%) RAN Performance Engineer
7 15 (4.16%) Design Engineer
8 14 (3.88%) Integration Engineer
9 11 (3.05%) Project Engineer
9 11 (3.05%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.77%) Business Analyst
11 9 (2.49%) OSS Engineer
12 8 (2.22%) Architect
12 8 (2.22%) Implementation Manager
12 8 (2.22%) Test Engineer
13 7 (1.94%) ETL Developer
13 7 (1.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.03%) XML
2 12 (3.32%) .NET
3 11 (3.05%) Web Services
4 9 (2.49%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.39%) Classic ASP
6 4 (1.11%) HTML
6 4 (1.11%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.88%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.88%) PKI
3 10 (2.77%) PMI
4 8 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.11%) Ontologies
5 4 (1.11%) Handset
5 4 (1.11%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.55%) Statistics
8 1 (0.28%) Economics
8 1 (0.28%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.73%) UNIX
2 47 (13.02%) Linux
3 12 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.66%) Windows
5 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.40%) Line Management
2 45 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (12.19%) WFM
4 40 (11.08%) Performance Management
4 40 (11.08%) Project Management
5 37 (10.25%) Configuration Management
6 27 (7.48%) Network Planning
6 27 (7.48%) Requirements Analysis
7 23 (6.37%) Validation
8 19 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 18 (4.99%) Network Design
10 17 (4.71%) ETL
11 14 (3.88%) ITIL
12 12 (3.32%) Resource Management
13 11 (3.05%) Fault Management
13 11 (3.05%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.05%) Business Analysis
14 10 (2.77%) Web Development
15 9 (2.49%) Network Management
15 9 (2.49%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.62%) SQL
2 53 (14.68%) Perl
3 27 (7.48%) C++
4 22 (6.09%) C#
5 13 (3.60%) C
5 13 (3.60%) Java
6 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.11%) Korn
7 4 (1.11%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.11%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (9.70%) Degree
2 16 (4.43%) HND
3 15 (4.16%) PMI Certification
4 12 (3.32%) HNC
5 7 (1.94%) PMP
5 7 (1.94%) CCNP
5 7 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.39%) CCNA
6 5 (1.39%) ISEB
6 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.83%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.83%) CBAP
8 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) MBA
8 2 (0.55%) CCSA
8 2 (0.55%) CCSE
8 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.55%) CISSP
9 1 (0.28%) CNA
9 1 (0.28%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (19.67%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (3.88%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.11%) Netcool
2 4 (1.11%) OPNET
3 3 (0.83%) HP NNM
3 3 (0.83%) OpenView
4 2 (0.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 116 (32.13%) Ericsson
2 92 (25.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 53 (14.68%) Huawei
4 46 (12.74%) Oracle
5 41 (11.36%) Nokia
6 27 (7.48%) Nortel
6 27 (7.48%) Microsoft
7 23 (6.37%) Greenplum
8 18 (4.99%) Amdocs
9 17 (4.71%) Mapinfo
10 14 (3.88%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.05%) Cramer
12 7 (1.94%) Remedy
12 7 (1.94%) Cisco
12 7 (1.94%) Actix
13 4 (1.11%) Talend
13 4 (1.11%) Cerion
13 4 (1.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (0.83%) HP
14 3 (0.83%) Siemens