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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network Engineer
Rank 609 593 518
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -75
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 16 23 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.041% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.045% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
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£295 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £251 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £400 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £269 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.76% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £122.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £122.50 - -

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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
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 28 August 2015.

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 18 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 28 August 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 -14 16 £295 +1.72% 1
South East -21 12 £295 +4.42% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £305 +7.96% 1
Maidenhead +6 3 £260 -45.26%
Reading -7 2 £334 +15.08%
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Guildford -1 1 £260 -
Surrey -4 1 £260 -
Newbury -10 1 £401 +55.53%
Slough - 1 £180 -
Bury - 1 £150 -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
North West - 1 £150 -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

RAN Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 30 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 22 (73.33%) 3G
3 17 (56.67%) Telecoms
4 15 (50.00%) LTE
4 15 (50.00%) 4G
5 10 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (33.33%) 2G
6 9 (30.00%) Ericsson
6 9 (30.00%) Mapinfo
7 8 (26.67%) Huawei
8 7 (23.33%) Nokia
8 7 (23.33%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (20.00%) GSM
10 5 (16.67%) Greenplum
10 5 (16.67%) Network Design
11 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
11 4 (13.33%) HSPA
11 4 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
11 4 (13.33%) UMTS
11 4 (13.33%) WCDMA
11 4 (13.33%) UNIX
11 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (13.33%) GPRS
11 4 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
12 3 (10.00%) Validation
12 3 (10.00%) Netcool
12 3 (10.00%) Linux
12 3 (10.00%) Nortel
12 3 (10.00%) Performance Improvement

RAN Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 22 (73.33%) 3G
3 15 (50.00%) LTE
3 15 (50.00%) 4G
4 10 (33.33%) 2G
5 6 (20.00%) GSM
6 4 (13.33%) GPRS
6 4 (13.33%) UMTS
6 4 (13.33%) WCDMA
6 4 (13.33%) HSPA
7 3 (10.00%) RNC
8 2 (6.67%) Wireless
8 2 (6.67%) ATM
8 2 (6.67%) 3GPP
9 1 (3.33%) UTRAN
9 1 (3.33%) RANAP
9 1 (3.33%) NBAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
General
1 17 (56.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Statistics
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Network Design
2 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.67%) Fault Management
5 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBA
2 1 (3.33%) MapBasic
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) CNA
1 1 (3.33%) Novell Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (10.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (30.00%) Ericsson
2 9 (30.00%) Mapinfo
3 8 (26.67%) Huawei
4 7 (23.33%) Nokia
5 5 (16.67%) Greenplum
6 3 (10.00%) Nortel
7 2 (6.67%) Amdocs
8 1 (3.33%) Actix
8 1 (3.33%) Remedy
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