The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network Engineer
Rank 570 539 446
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -93
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 10 31 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.062% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.067% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Average daily rate
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£276 £150 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.16% -36.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £150 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £230 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £150 £235
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -36.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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
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 4 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 11 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 -29 8 £290 +93.33%
East of England - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

RAN Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 40 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 28 (70.00%) 2G
2 28 (70.00%) 3G
3 23 (57.50%) Telecoms
4 22 (55.00%) LTE
5 15 (37.50%) Huawei
6 14 (35.00%) NSN NetAct
6 14 (35.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 10 (25.00%) Mapinfo
8 9 (22.50%) Nortel
8 9 (22.50%) Ericsson
8 9 (22.50%) SQL
8 9 (22.50%) ATM
9 8 (20.00%) Ethernet
9 8 (20.00%) VPN
9 8 (20.00%) MS Office
9 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (20.00%) MS Access
9 8 (20.00%) MPLS
9 8 (20.00%) OSPF
9 8 (20.00%) BGP
9 8 (20.00%) RSVP
9 8 (20.00%) VRRP
9 8 (20.00%) Network Design
9 8 (20.00%) HSRP
10 7 (17.50%) OPNET
10 7 (17.50%) DWDM
10 7 (17.50%) BT
10 7 (17.50%) Nokia

RAN Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (20.00%) MS Office
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Maya
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 28 (70.00%) 3G
2 28 (70.00%) 2G
3 22 (55.00%) LTE
4 9 (22.50%) ATM
5 8 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 8 (20.00%) VPN
5 8 (20.00%) VRRP
5 8 (20.00%) MPLS
5 8 (20.00%) OSPF
5 8 (20.00%) BGP
5 8 (20.00%) RSVP
5 8 (20.00%) HSRP
6 7 (17.50%) DWDM
6 7 (17.50%) SDH
7 6 (15.00%) 4G
8 2 (5.00%) SS7
9 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.50%) RNC
9 1 (2.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 23 (57.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Network Design
2 4 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) VB
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) CCNA
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) NSN NetAct
2 7 (17.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Huawei
2 14 (35.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (25.00%) Mapinfo
4 9 (22.50%) Nortel
4 9 (22.50%) Ericsson
5 7 (17.50%) Nokia
5 7 (17.50%) Business Objects
5 7 (17.50%) BT
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) Siemens
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Dell