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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network Engineer
Rank 587 566 515
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -51
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 20 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.030% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.033% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£275 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 16 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 22 May 2015. 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 -21 19 £275 -
South East -16 12 £280 -
Berkshire -1 11 £280 -
Reading +13 5 - -
Maidenhead +7 2 - -
Slough +1 2 £250 -
Newbury -1 2 £310 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Surrey -2 1 - -
Guildford -2 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £275 -

RAN Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 68 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 53 (77.94%) Telecoms
3 52 (76.47%) 3G
4 44 (64.71%) 2G
5 42 (61.76%) LTE
6 34 (50.00%) Ericsson
7 30 (44.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 27 (39.71%) 4G
9 25 (36.76%) Nokia
10 20 (29.41%) Nortel
11 17 (25.00%) Huawei
12 14 (20.59%) Network Planning
12 14 (20.59%) SQL
12 14 (20.59%) HND
12 14 (20.59%) NSN NetAct
13 13 (19.12%) Perl
13 13 (19.12%) Oracle
13 13 (19.12%) ATM
14 12 (17.65%) Network Design
14 12 (17.65%) Cramer
14 12 (17.65%) Performance Management
15 11 (16.18%) Oracle Cash Management
15 11 (16.18%) GSM
15 11 (16.18%) WCDMA
16 10 (14.71%) Mapinfo
16 10 (14.71%) Configuration Management
17 9 (13.24%) Resource Management
17 9 (13.24%) GPRS
17 9 (13.24%) HNC
17 9 (13.24%) HSPA

RAN Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 68 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 52 (76.47%) 3G
3 44 (64.71%) 2G
4 42 (61.76%) LTE
5 27 (39.71%) 4G
6 13 (19.12%) ATM
7 11 (16.18%) GSM
7 11 (16.18%) WCDMA
8 9 (13.24%) GPRS
8 9 (13.24%) HSPA
9 6 (8.82%) DNS
9 6 (8.82%) 3GPP
10 5 (7.35%) Wireless
11 4 (5.88%) RNC
12 3 (4.41%) UMTS
12 3 (4.41%) VoLTE
13 2 (2.94%) WiMAX
14 1 (1.47%) CDMA
14 1 (1.47%) SDH
14 1 (1.47%) CDMA2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 4 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 53 (77.94%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Electronics
3 3 (4.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) French Language
4 1 (1.47%) German Language
4 1 (1.47%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.94%) Statistics
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) UNIX
1 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Network Planning
2 12 (17.65%) Network Design
2 12 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 10 (14.71%) Configuration Management
4 9 (13.24%) Resource Management
5 7 (10.29%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (7.35%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (7.35%) Software Licensing
6 5 (7.35%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.94%) Network Management
7 2 (2.94%) Service Management
7 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.94%) Project Management
7 2 (2.94%) eTOM
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL
8 1 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.47%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) SQL
2 13 (19.12%) Perl
3 1 (1.47%) C
3 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) HND
2 9 (13.24%) HNC
3 8 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CCNP
4 2 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (1.47%) CNA
5 1 (1.47%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
1 1 (1.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 30 (44.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 25 (36.76%) Nokia
4 20 (29.41%) Nortel
5 17 (25.00%) Huawei
6 13 (19.12%) Oracle
7 12 (17.65%) Cramer
8 10 (14.71%) Mapinfo
9 8 (11.76%) Business Objects
10 5 (7.35%) Greenplum
11 4 (5.88%) Actix
11 4 (5.88%) Remedy