The table below looks at the statistics for RANAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RANAP over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network Application Part (RANAP)
Rank 560 548 510
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing RANAP 11 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.023% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
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£385 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 - £270
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 Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

RANAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RANAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RANAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RANAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

RANAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RANAP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RANAP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

RANAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RANAP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RANAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RANAP
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 RANAP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -12 11 £385 -
England -17 11 £385 -
Guildford - - - -
Surrey - - - -

RANAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RANAP also 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 that cited RANAP.

1 15 (83.33%) 3G
2 14 (77.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 13 (72.22%) SGSN
4 12 (66.67%) LTE
4 12 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (55.56%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
6 8 (44.44%) VoLTE
7 7 (38.89%) GGSN
7 7 (38.89%) 4G
8 6 (33.33%) Performance Management
8 6 (33.33%) Validation
8 6 (33.33%) Ericsson
9 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
10 4 (22.22%) Project Management
10 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
11 3 (16.67%) SS7
11 3 (16.67%) C
11 3 (16.67%) GSM
11 3 (16.67%) 3GPP
11 3 (16.67%) UMTS
11 3 (16.67%) Degree
11 3 (16.67%) Finance
11 3 (16.67%) Legal
12 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (11.11%) Huawei
12 2 (11.11%) Marketing
12 2 (11.11%) SGI
13 1 (5.56%) Megaco

RANAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RANAP also 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 that cited RANAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) 3G
2 13 (72.22%) SGSN
3 12 (66.67%) LTE
3 12 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (55.56%) DNS
5 8 (44.44%) VoLTE
6 7 (38.89%) GGSN
6 7 (38.89%) 4G
7 3 (16.67%) SS7
7 3 (16.67%) GSM
7 3 (16.67%) 3GPP
7 3 (16.67%) UMTS
8 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (5.56%) Megaco
9 1 (5.56%) ISUP
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Legal
3 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Designer
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.56%) CS Core Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 6 (33.33%) Validation
2 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (11.11%) Huawei
3 2 (11.11%) SGI
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper