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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 473 421 261
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -160
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 139 167 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 2.34% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 42
Average daily rate
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£310 £270 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £396 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 September 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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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 -42 118 £320 +18.51% 8
South East -23 76 £330 +22.22% 3
Berkshire -35 47 £350 +29.62% 3
Surrey - 21 £310 -
Guildford - 14 £310 -
Reading +1 10 £360 +38.46% 3
London +20 9 £350 - 2
South West -46 8 - - 2
Buckinghamshire 0 6 - -
Bristol -18 5 - - 2
City of London +29 3 - -
Newbury -11 3 £320 -6.56%
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +7 2 £268 +78.33%
Yorkshire +2 2 £268 +78.33%
Slough -8 2 - -
East of England -26 2 £263 - 1
Leeds - 2 £268 -
Hampshire -11 1 £425 +30.76%
Hertfordshire -30 1 £263 - 1
Chesham - 1 - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 168 (65.88%) Telecoms
2 127 (49.80%) 3G
3 122 (47.84%) LTE
4 76 (29.80%) Ericsson
5 68 (26.67%) 2G
5 68 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 61 (23.92%) 4G
7 55 (21.57%) Huawei
8 42 (16.47%) Project Management
9 39 (15.29%) UMTS
10 34 (13.33%) Degree
11 33 (12.94%) Ethernet
11 33 (12.94%) Nokia
12 32 (12.55%) GSM
13 30 (11.76%) ATM
14 29 (11.37%) MS Excel
14 29 (11.37%) SQL
14 29 (11.37%) Network Planning
15 28 (10.98%) SDH
16 25 (9.80%) Microsoft
17 23 (9.02%) MS Office
18 22 (8.63%) Mapinfo
18 22 (8.63%) NEC
18 22 (8.63%) VoLTE
19 21 (8.24%) Validation
20 20 (7.84%) Cisco
20 20 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (7.45%) Wireless
22 18 (7.06%) Finance
22 18 (7.06%) RNC

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (11.37%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.02%) MS Office
3 12 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (4.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.75%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 127 (49.80%) 3G
2 122 (47.84%) LTE
3 68 (26.67%) 2G
4 61 (23.92%) 4G
5 39 (15.29%) UMTS
6 33 (12.94%) Ethernet
7 32 (12.55%) GSM
8 30 (11.76%) ATM
9 28 (10.98%) SDH
10 22 (8.63%) VoLTE
11 19 (7.45%) Wireless
12 18 (7.06%) RNC
13 13 (5.10%) DWDM
13 13 (5.10%) Broadband
14 12 (4.71%) 3GPP
14 12 (4.71%) MPLS
14 12 (4.71%) Firewall
15 11 (4.31%) GPRS
15 11 (4.31%) DNS
15 11 (4.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.92%) MySQL
4 8 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.78%) MS Access
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 168 (65.88%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.06%) Finance
3 11 (4.31%) Billing
4 8 (3.14%) Back Office
5 7 (2.75%) Marketing
6 6 (2.35%) Front Office
7 4 (1.57%) German Language
7 4 (1.57%) Retail
7 4 (1.57%) Automotive
8 3 (1.18%) Legal
9 2 (0.78%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.78%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.39%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 37 (14.51%) RAN Engineer
2 22 (8.63%) Test Engineer
3 19 (7.45%) Design Engineer
4 18 (7.06%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.67%) Analyst
6 14 (5.49%) Consultant
7 12 (4.71%) Network Engineer
7 12 (4.71%) Developer
8 11 (4.31%) Transmission Engineer
8 11 (4.31%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 10 (3.92%) Designer
9 10 (3.92%) Architect
9 10 (3.92%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.53%) Field Engineer
10 9 (3.53%) Databuild Engineer
11 8 (3.14%) Network Optimisation Engineer
11 8 (3.14%) Coordinator
12 7 (2.75%) Project Engineer
12 7 (2.75%) Radio Engineer
12 7 (2.75%) 3G Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.75%) XML
2 5 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.57%) PMI
3 4 (1.57%) GIS
3 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.18%) Handset
5 2 (0.78%) User Experience
5 2 (0.78%) Statistics
5 2 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.39%) IVR
6 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.06%) UNIX
2 16 (6.27%) Linux
3 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.47%) Project Management
2 29 (11.37%) Network Planning
3 21 (8.24%) Validation
4 17 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 16 (6.27%) Logistics
6 14 (5.49%) Performance Management
7 12 (4.71%) ITIL
7 12 (4.71%) Supplier Management
8 11 (4.31%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (3.92%) Statistical Analysis
10 9 (3.53%) Network Design
10 9 (3.53%) ETL
10 9 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (3.14%) Coaching
11 8 (3.14%) WFM
12 7 (2.75%) Service Management
12 7 (2.75%) Line Management
12 7 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (2.35%) Capacity Management
13 6 (2.35%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.37%) SQL
2 13 (5.10%) Perl
3 6 (2.35%) C
4 5 (1.96%) C#
4 5 (1.96%) C++
4 5 (1.96%) Java
5 3 (1.18%) VBA
6 2 (0.78%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) VB
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.39%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 34 (13.33%) Degree
2 10 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.96%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.96%) CCNA
4 4 (1.57%) CBAP
4 4 (1.57%) PMP
4 4 (1.57%) ISEB
5 3 (1.18%) CCNP
5 3 (1.18%) CCIE
6 2 (0.78%) CCSP
6 2 (0.78%) CNA
6 2 (0.78%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.78%) JNCIA
6 2 (0.78%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) HNC
7 1 (0.39%) HND
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (7.06%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.78%) OpenView
3 2 (0.78%) Netcool
3 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (29.80%) Ericsson
2 68 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 55 (21.57%) Huawei
4 33 (12.94%) Nokia
5 25 (9.80%) Microsoft
6 22 (8.63%) Mapinfo
6 22 (8.63%) NEC
7 20 (7.84%) Cisco
8 17 (6.67%) Nortel
9 14 (5.49%) Oracle
9 14 (5.49%) Business Objects
10 9 (3.53%) Juniper
11 7 (2.75%) BT
11 7 (2.75%) Greenplum
12 6 (2.35%) Ciena
12 6 (2.35%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (1.96%) F5
14 4 (1.57%) HP
14 4 (1.57%) Anite
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