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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 600 528 509
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -19
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 53 130 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 1.60% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 35 22
Median daily rate £406 £300 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.16% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £380 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
+35.16% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median 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
8486 8133 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.92% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5177 4655 4450
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 518 461
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 26 August 2016.

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 20 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 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -57 49 £406 +35.16% 3
South East -35 37 £425 +44.06% 2
Berkshire -41 23 £290 -3.33% 2
Reading -6 10 £235 -17.54%
Guildford -2 6 £260 -1.88%
Surrey -2 6 £260 -1.88%
Slough +4 5 £425 +63.46% 1
London -7 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +17 4 - -
Hampshire +7 4 £550 -
Newbury -5 4 - - 1
South West +4 3 £406 -4.02%
North West +13 1 - -
Manchester -4 1 - -
Maidenhead -5 1 - -
Bristol -6 1 £406 -4.02%
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £550 -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 89 (75.42%) Telecoms
2 57 (48.31%) 3G
3 50 (42.37%) 4G
4 46 (38.98%) 2G
5 36 (30.51%) LTE
6 34 (28.81%) Huawei
7 29 (24.58%) Ericsson
8 27 (22.88%) Degree
9 26 (22.03%) Nokia
10 21 (17.80%) SLA
11 19 (16.10%) Back Office
12 18 (15.25%) UMTS
13 17 (14.41%) MS Excel
13 17 (14.41%) GSM
14 16 (13.56%) Service Management
14 16 (13.56%) Project Management
14 16 (13.56%) Nokia Networks
15 15 (12.71%) Wireless
16 13 (11.02%) Finance
16 13 (11.02%) ATM
16 13 (11.02%) Driving Licence
16 13 (11.02%) Node B
17 12 (10.17%) Performance Monitoring
17 12 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
17 12 (10.17%) Programme Management
18 11 (9.32%) Cramer
18 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
18 11 (9.32%) Tellabs
19 10 (8.47%) BT
19 10 (8.47%) RNC

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 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (14.41%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.63%) MS Office
4 7 (5.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.85%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Traffica
Communications & Networking
1 57 (48.31%) 3G
2 50 (42.37%) 4G
3 46 (38.98%) 2G
4 36 (30.51%) LTE
5 18 (15.25%) UMTS
6 17 (14.41%) GSM
7 15 (12.71%) Wireless
8 13 (11.02%) ATM
8 13 (11.02%) Node B
9 10 (8.47%) RNC
10 8 (6.78%) VoLTE
11 6 (5.08%) UTRAN
12 5 (4.24%) BGP
13 4 (3.39%) Internet
13 4 (3.39%) IPv4
13 4 (3.39%) MPLS
13 4 (3.39%) WCDMA
14 3 (2.54%) DWDM
14 3 (2.54%) OSPF
14 3 (2.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.24%) MS Access
2 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
General
1 89 (75.42%) Telecoms
2 19 (16.10%) Back Office
3 13 (11.02%) Finance
4 6 (5.08%) Electronics
5 4 (3.39%) Front Office
6 3 (2.54%) Billing
7 2 (1.69%) German Language
7 2 (1.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.85%) Law
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Local Government
8 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (18.64%) RAN Engineer
2 13 (11.02%) Programme Manager
3 11 (9.32%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (8.47%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.93%) Analyst
5 7 (5.93%) Network Manager
6 6 (5.08%) Architect
6 6 (5.08%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.24%) 3G Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) 4G Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Telecoms Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Wireless Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Databuild Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Network Architect
8 4 (3.39%) Problem Manager
8 4 (3.39%) Process Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) Radio Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Optimisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Driving Licence
2 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.39%) PMI
5 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.54%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.69%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.56%) Project Management
1 16 (13.56%) Service Management
2 12 (10.17%) Performance Monitoring
2 12 (10.17%) Programme Management
3 8 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (6.78%) ITIL
3 8 (6.78%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.93%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 7 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.08%) Fault Management
6 5 (4.24%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (4.24%) Performance Management
6 5 (4.24%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.39%) High Availability
7 4 (3.39%) Line Management
7 4 (3.39%) Network Design
7 4 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.54%) Business Analysis
8 3 (2.54%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) C
2 7 (5.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (22.88%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) HNC
3 6 (5.08%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.54%) HND
4 3 (2.54%) PMP
5 2 (1.69%) CBAP
5 2 (1.69%) CCNP
5 2 (1.69%) CCSA
5 2 (1.69%) CCSE
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.69%) CISSP
5 2 (1.69%) ISEB
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.80%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (5.93%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (1.69%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (28.81%) Huawei
2 29 (24.58%) Ericsson
3 26 (22.03%) Nokia
4 16 (13.56%) Nokia Networks
5 11 (9.32%) Cramer
5 11 (9.32%) Microsoft
5 11 (9.32%) Tellabs
6 10 (8.47%) BT
7 9 (7.63%) Mapinfo
7 9 (7.63%) Remedy
8 8 (6.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (6.78%) Cisco
8 8 (6.78%) Siemens
8 8 (6.78%) Virgin Media
9 7 (5.93%) Citrix
9 7 (5.93%) Nortel
9 7 (5.93%) Samsung
10 6 (5.08%) Arqiva
11 5 (4.24%) Telindus
11 5 (4.24%) ZTE
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