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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 458 435 240
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -195
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 158 134 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.26% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 1.89% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 50
Average daily rate
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£310 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £285 £273
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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 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 22 October 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 -8 146 £310 +8.77% 9
South East +6 104 £310 -4.61% 4
Berkshire +7 76 £310 +3.33% 4
Surrey +22 22 £310 -
Reading +15 21 £360 +33.33% 3
Guildford +5 16 £310 -
London +26 10 £289 - 3
Bristol -23 7 - -
South West -31 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 5 - -
Slough -6 5 £216 -27.91%
Newbury -13 3 £320 -20.49%
East of England -29 3 - -
City of London +18 2 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire -27 2 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Luton - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 166 (66.40%) Telecoms
2 136 (54.40%) 3G
3 125 (50.00%) LTE
4 83 (33.20%) 4G
5 81 (32.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 71 (28.40%) 2G
7 66 (26.40%) Ericsson
8 58 (23.20%) Huawei
9 43 (17.20%) UMTS
10 39 (15.60%) Degree
11 37 (14.80%) SQL
12 34 (13.60%) GSM
12 34 (13.60%) Project Management
13 33 (13.20%) MS Excel
14 32 (12.80%) MS Office
15 30 (12.00%) Microsoft
16 27 (10.80%) UNIX
16 27 (10.80%) Validation
17 26 (10.40%) Nokia
18 25 (10.00%) VoLTE
19 24 (9.60%) Linux
20 23 (9.20%) MS Visio
20 23 (9.20%) Oracle
20 23 (9.20%) SLA
21 22 (8.80%) Ethernet
21 22 (8.80%) Perl
21 22 (8.80%) Network Planning
22 21 (8.40%) RNC
22 21 (8.40%) Wireless
22 21 (8.40%) Configuration Management

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (13.20%) MS Excel
2 32 (12.80%) MS Office
3 23 (9.20%) MS Visio
4 14 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.80%) MS Project
5 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 136 (54.40%) 3G
2 125 (50.00%) LTE
3 83 (33.20%) 4G
4 71 (28.40%) 2G
5 43 (17.20%) UMTS
6 34 (13.60%) GSM
7 25 (10.00%) VoLTE
8 22 (8.80%) Ethernet
9 21 (8.40%) RNC
9 21 (8.40%) Wireless
10 20 (8.00%) SDH
10 20 (8.00%) ATM
10 20 (8.00%) 3GPP
11 16 (6.40%) SNMP
12 14 (5.60%) Broadband
13 12 (4.80%) DNS
14 9 (3.60%) SIGTRAN
14 9 (3.60%) HSPA
14 9 (3.60%) DHCP
15 8 (3.20%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.40%) MySQL
4 5 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.20%) MS Access
7 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 166 (66.40%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.20%) Billing
3 12 (4.80%) Back Office
4 9 (3.60%) Marketing
5 8 (3.20%) Finance
6 7 (2.80%) Front Office
7 4 (1.60%) Retail
7 4 (1.60%) German Language
8 3 (1.20%) Automotive
9 2 (0.80%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (10.80%) RAN Engineer
2 20 (8.00%) Developer
2 20 (8.00%) Test Engineer
3 17 (6.80%) Analyst
4 16 (6.40%) Consultant
5 13 (5.20%) Designer
6 12 (4.80%) Field Engineer
6 12 (4.80%) Architect
6 12 (4.80%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.40%) Network Engineer
7 11 (4.40%) Design Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.60%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.20%) 3G Engineer
10 8 (3.20%) Coordinator
11 7 (2.80%) Network Optimisation Engineer
11 7 (2.80%) Process Analyst
11 7 (2.80%) Business Process Analyst
11 7 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.80%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.60%) XML
2 6 (2.40%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (1.60%) .NET
4 2 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.20%) GIS
4 4 (1.60%) PMI
4 4 (1.60%) User Experience
5 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.20%) Handset
6 2 (0.80%) Replication
6 2 (0.80%) Statistics
7 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.80%) UNIX
2 24 (9.60%) Linux
3 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.60%) Project Management
2 27 (10.80%) Validation
3 22 (8.80%) Network Planning
4 21 (8.40%) Configuration Management
4 21 (8.40%) Performance Management
5 19 (7.60%) ITIL
6 16 (6.40%) Requirements Analysis
7 13 (5.20%) ETL
8 12 (4.80%) eTOM
9 11 (4.40%) WFM
10 10 (4.00%) Line Management
10 10 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (3.60%) Capacity Management
11 9 (3.60%) Performance Improvement
11 9 (3.60%) Coaching
11 9 (3.60%) Network Architecture
12 8 (3.20%) Network Design
12 8 (3.20%) Business Analysis
12 8 (3.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.80%) SQL
2 22 (8.80%) Perl
3 11 (4.40%) C#
4 10 (4.00%) C++
5 8 (3.20%) C
6 5 (2.00%) Java
7 2 (0.80%) Python
7 2 (0.80%) VBA
7 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.40%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 39 (15.60%) Degree
2 14 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.80%) CBAP
3 7 (2.80%) CCNA
3 7 (2.80%) ISEB
4 6 (2.40%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.00%) PMP
6 4 (1.60%) CCNP
7 3 (1.20%) HNC
7 3 (1.20%) HND
8 2 (0.80%) CCIE
8 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.80%) CNA
8 2 (0.80%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CCSP
9 1 (0.40%) CFA
9 1 (0.40%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (6.40%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (1.60%) OpenView
2 4 (1.60%) Netcool
3 3 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.80%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 81 (32.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 66 (26.40%) Ericsson
3 58 (23.20%) Huawei
4 30 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 26 (10.40%) Nokia
6 23 (9.20%) Oracle
7 19 (7.60%) Cisco
8 18 (7.20%) Mapinfo
9 17 (6.80%) Business Objects
10 16 (6.40%) Nortel
11 9 (3.60%) Greenplum
12 6 (2.40%) IBM
12 6 (2.40%) HP
12 6 (2.40%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.00%) F5
13 5 (2.00%) Juniper
14 4 (1.60%) Cramer
14 4 (1.60%) Anite
14 4 (1.60%) BMC
15 3 (1.20%) Talend
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