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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network Engineer
Rank 573 499 449
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -50
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 15 64 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 12
Average daily rate
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£276 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £302 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £260 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +15.55%
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
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 14 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 30 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 -74 12 £320 +28.00% 2
South East -45 9 £290 +16.00% 2
Berkshire -36 6 £290 +16.00% 1
London +15 1 £350 -
South West -20 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East of England - - - -

RAN Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 39 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 25 (64.10%) 3G
3 23 (58.97%) LTE
4 21 (53.85%) 2G
5 20 (51.28%) Telecoms
6 17 (43.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 15 (38.46%) Huawei
8 12 (30.77%) NSN NetAct
8 12 (30.77%) Mapinfo
9 9 (23.08%) Relational Database
10 8 (20.51%) Ericsson
10 8 (20.51%) MS Office
11 7 (17.95%) SQL
11 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.95%) ATM
11 7 (17.95%) Nortel
11 7 (17.95%) 4G
12 6 (15.38%) HSRP
12 6 (15.38%) Network Design
12 6 (15.38%) VRRP
12 6 (15.38%) MPLS
12 6 (15.38%) OSPF
12 6 (15.38%) BGP
12 6 (15.38%) RSVP
12 6 (15.38%) Nokia
12 6 (15.38%) 3GPP
12 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
12 6 (15.38%) VPN
13 5 (12.82%) SDH
13 5 (12.82%) MS Access

RAN Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (20.51%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.13%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 25 (64.10%) 3G
3 23 (58.97%) LTE
4 21 (53.85%) 2G
5 7 (17.95%) ATM
5 7 (17.95%) 4G
6 6 (15.38%) HSRP
6 6 (15.38%) VRRP
6 6 (15.38%) MPLS
6 6 (15.38%) OSPF
6 6 (15.38%) BGP
6 6 (15.38%) RSVP
6 6 (15.38%) 3GPP
6 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 6 (15.38%) VPN
7 5 (12.82%) SDH
7 5 (12.82%) DWDM
8 4 (10.26%) VoLTE
9 3 (7.69%) GSM
10 2 (5.13%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) MS Access
General
1 20 (51.28%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Network Design
2 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
2 3 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (12.82%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (38.46%) Huawei
3 12 (30.77%) Mapinfo
4 8 (20.51%) Ericsson
5 7 (17.95%) Nortel
6 6 (15.38%) Nokia
7 5 (12.82%) Business Objects
7 5 (12.82%) BT
8 2 (5.13%) Siemens
9 1 (2.56%) Cisco
9 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.56%) HP
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
Berkshire
Hudson - London
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Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago