The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 480 438 275
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -163
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 92 128 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.85% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 49
Average daily rate
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£260 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £152 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £324 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £288 £270
% change year-on-year
-9.56% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -41 72 £258 -3.73% 9
South East -40 47 £258 -14.16% 6
Berkshire -34 31 £258 -0.96% 6
Reading -8 11 £310 +21.56% 3
London +22 10 £288 +30.68% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 9 - -
South West -31 5 - - 1
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Swindon - 5 - -
Newbury +1 4 £258 -24.81%
Amersham - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £231 - 1
East of England -20 2 £231 - 1
City of London - 2 - -
Slough -1 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 154 (66.96%) Telecoms
2 123 (53.48%) 3G
3 103 (44.78%) LTE
4 77 (33.48%) 2G
5 72 (31.30%) Ericsson
6 60 (26.09%) Huawei
7 59 (25.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 48 (20.87%) 4G
9 47 (20.43%) Ethernet
10 40 (17.39%) ATM
11 35 (15.22%) SDH
12 29 (12.61%) UMTS
12 29 (12.61%) Nokia
13 28 (12.17%) Project Management
14 27 (11.74%) MS Excel
15 26 (11.30%) Nortel
15 26 (11.30%) MPLS
16 24 (10.43%) GSM
16 24 (10.43%) SQL
16 24 (10.43%) Network Design
17 23 (10.00%) Network Planning
18 21 (9.13%) Finance
18 21 (9.13%) NEC
19 20 (8.70%) VPN
20 19 (8.26%) DWDM
20 19 (8.26%) Cisco
20 19 (8.26%) UNIX
20 19 (8.26%) Degree
21 18 (7.83%) Logistics
21 18 (7.83%) Validation

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.83%) MS Office
3 5 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.30%) Maya
5 2 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Summit
2 1 (0.43%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 123 (53.48%) 3G
2 103 (44.78%) LTE
3 77 (33.48%) 2G
4 48 (20.87%) 4G
5 47 (20.43%) Ethernet
6 40 (17.39%) ATM
7 35 (15.22%) SDH
8 29 (12.61%) UMTS
9 26 (11.30%) MPLS
10 24 (10.43%) GSM
11 20 (8.70%) VPN
12 19 (8.26%) DWDM
13 18 (7.83%) BGP
14 17 (7.39%) VRRP
15 16 (6.96%) OSPF
16 15 (6.52%) Wireless
16 15 (6.52%) RNC
17 13 (5.65%) SNMP
18 12 (5.22%) Telnet
18 12 (5.22%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (4.78%) MySQL
3 9 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.48%) MS Access
5 4 (1.74%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.48%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 154 (66.96%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.13%) Finance
3 5 (2.17%) Marketing
3 5 (2.17%) Front Office
4 4 (1.74%) Legal
5 3 (1.30%) German Language
5 3 (1.30%) Automotive
5 3 (1.30%) Back Office
6 2 (0.87%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 40 (17.39%) RAN Engineer
2 29 (12.61%) Design Engineer
3 22 (9.57%) Test Engineer
4 20 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 16 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.52%) Architect
7 14 (6.09%) Analyst
7 14 (6.09%) Transmission Engineer
7 14 (6.09%) Databuild Engineer
8 13 (5.65%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.22%) Transmission Design Engineer
10 11 (4.78%) Network Design Engineer
11 9 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.48%) Senior Architect
13 7 (3.04%) Network Optimisation Engineer
13 7 (3.04%) Designer
13 7 (3.04%) Consultant
13 7 (3.04%) Field Engineer
14 6 (2.61%) Project Engineer
14 6 (2.61%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.22%) XML
2 6 (2.61%) .NET
2 6 (2.61%) J2EE
3 2 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.61%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.30%) PMI
2 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.87%) IVR
4 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.43%) Statistics
4 1 (0.43%) GIS
4 1 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.26%) UNIX
2 9 (3.91%) Linux
3 2 (0.87%) Solaris
4 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.17%) Project Management
2 24 (10.43%) Network Design
3 23 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 18 (7.83%) Logistics
4 18 (7.83%) Validation
5 13 (5.65%) Supplier Management
6 12 (5.22%) ETL
6 12 (5.22%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.78%) Performance Management
8 10 (4.35%) ITIL
8 10 (4.35%) Capacity Management
9 9 (3.91%) Statistical Analysis
10 6 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.61%) Web Development
10 6 (2.61%) Business Analysis
11 5 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.17%) eTOM
11 5 (2.17%) WFM
11 5 (2.17%) Migration
11 5 (2.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.43%) SQL
2 14 (6.09%) Perl
3 10 (4.35%) C#
3 10 (4.35%) C++
3 10 (4.35%) Java
4 8 (3.48%) VB
5 4 (1.74%) C
6 2 (0.87%) Python
6 2 (0.87%) VBA
7 1 (0.43%) Erlang
7 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (8.26%) Degree
2 9 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.61%) CCNP
4 5 (2.17%) CBAP
4 5 (2.17%) CCNA
4 5 (2.17%) ISEB
5 4 (1.74%) JNCIS
6 3 (1.30%) CCIE
6 3 (1.30%) CCSP
6 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.30%) JNCIA
7 2 (0.87%) PMP
7 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CNA
8 1 (0.43%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CCSE
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) NFS
1 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (7.83%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (3.04%) OPNET
3 4 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (31.30%) Ericsson
2 60 (26.09%) Huawei
3 59 (25.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 29 (12.61%) Nokia
5 26 (11.30%) Nortel
6 21 (9.13%) NEC
7 19 (8.26%) Cisco
8 17 (7.39%) Microsoft
9 15 (6.52%) Business Objects
10 14 (6.09%) BT
10 14 (6.09%) Oracle
11 13 (5.65%) Mapinfo
12 12 (5.22%) Greenplum
13 9 (3.91%) Juniper
14 8 (3.48%) Talend
15 5 (2.17%) CheckPoint
16 4 (1.74%) Siemens
16 4 (1.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 4 (1.74%) F5
17 3 (1.30%) HP
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