The table below looks at the statistics for the RAN 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 RAN Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network Engineer
Rank 575 502 466
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -36
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 21 80 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 16
Average daily rate
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£273 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £291 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

RAN Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RAN Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RAN Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

RAN Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RAN Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAN Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

RAN Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RAN Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RAN Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RAN Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAN Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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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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 -77 16 £313 +25.00% 1
South East -40 13 £275 +10.00%
Berkshire -31 10 £375 +50.00%
London +12 1 £350 -
Swindon - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

RAN Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited RAN 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 RAN Engineer in their job title.

1 38 (97.44%) Radio Access Network
2 23 (58.97%) 3G
3 22 (56.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 21 (53.85%) LTE
5 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
6 17 (43.59%) 2G
7 14 (35.90%) 4G
8 13 (33.33%) Huawei
8 13 (33.33%) Mapinfo
9 10 (25.64%) 3GPP
9 10 (25.64%) NSN NetAct
10 9 (23.08%) Ericsson
10 9 (23.08%) Nokia
11 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
11 8 (20.51%) VoLTE
12 6 (15.38%) Coaching
12 6 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (12.82%) GSM
14 4 (10.26%) MS Office
14 4 (10.26%) UMTS
14 4 (10.26%) Project Management
14 4 (10.26%) Degree
15 3 (7.69%) HSUPA
15 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
15 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
15 3 (7.69%) Front Office
15 3 (7.69%) HSDPA
15 3 (7.69%) WCDMA
15 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
15 3 (7.69%) SQL

RAN Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited RAN 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 RAN Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 38 (97.44%) Radio Access Network
2 23 (58.97%) 3G
3 21 (53.85%) LTE
4 17 (43.59%) 2G
5 14 (35.90%) 4G
6 10 (25.64%) 3GPP
7 8 (20.51%) VoLTE
8 5 (12.82%) GSM
9 4 (10.26%) UMTS
10 3 (7.69%) HSUPA
10 3 (7.69%) HSDPA
10 3 (7.69%) WCDMA
11 2 (5.13%) RNC
12 1 (2.56%) SHDSL
12 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (2.56%) DWDM
12 1 (2.56%) ADSL
12 1 (2.56%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
General
1 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Front Office
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Coaching
1 6 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.56%) Analytics
5 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 13 (33.33%) Huawei
2 13 (33.33%) Mapinfo
3 9 (23.08%) Ericsson
3 9 (23.08%) Nokia
4 3 (7.69%) Nortel
5 1 (2.56%) Ciena
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Dell