The table below looks at the statistics for the Radio Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Radio Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Engineer
Rank 609 573 563
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Radio Engineer 9 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.025% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.027% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
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£270 £263 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +14.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £256 £230
% change year-on-year
+5.36% +11.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Radio Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Radio Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Radio Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Radio Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Radio Engineer within the UK.

Radio Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Radio Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Radio Engineer within the UK.

Radio Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Radio Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 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 -31 9 £270 +2.85%
South East -17 7 - -
Berkshire - 6 - -
Reading - 3 - -
Slough - 1 - -
London - - - -

Radio Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Radio Engineer in their job title 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 with Radio Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (41.38%) 3G
2 11 (37.93%) LTE
3 10 (34.48%) Network Planning
4 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
5 8 (27.59%) 2G
6 6 (20.69%) Huawei
6 6 (20.69%) Mapinfo
6 6 (20.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (20.69%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
7 5 (17.24%) UMTS
8 4 (13.79%) C
8 4 (13.79%) Ericsson
8 4 (13.79%) Nokia
8 4 (13.79%) Wireless
8 4 (13.79%) 4G
8 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (10.34%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (10.34%) TETRA
10 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.90%) QNX
10 2 (6.90%) Validation
10 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.90%) Front Office
10 2 (6.90%) PTC
10 2 (6.90%) Network Design
10 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.90%) Firmware
10 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
10 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++

Radio Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Radio Engineer in their job title 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 with Radio Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) 3G
2 11 (37.93%) LTE
3 8 (27.59%) 2G
4 6 (20.69%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (17.24%) UMTS
6 4 (13.79%) Wireless
6 4 (13.79%) 4G
7 3 (10.34%) TETRA
8 2 (6.90%) GSM
8 2 (6.90%) 3GPP
8 2 (6.90%) VoLTE
9 1 (3.45%) CDMA2000
9 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (3.45%) WiMAX
9 1 (3.45%) RNC
9 1 (3.45%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) ClearCase
1 2 (6.90%) Valgrind
General
1 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Statistics
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Network Planning
2 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Validation
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Fault Management
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) OO
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) People Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
2 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++
2 2 (6.90%) Assembly Language
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Mapinfo
1 6 (20.69%) Huawei
1 6 (20.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (13.79%) Ericsson
2 4 (13.79%) Nokia
3 2 (6.90%) Coverity
3 2 (6.90%) QNX
3 2 (6.90%) PTC
4 1 (3.45%) Anite
4 1 (3.45%) Actix
4 1 (3.45%) Siemens
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent