The table below looks at the statistics for the RF 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 RF Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 591 569 574
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 27 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.032% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.035% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 2
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£350 £373 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +65.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £160 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £438 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £438 £200
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +118.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -28.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.00

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

RF Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RF Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

RF Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RF Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

RF Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RF Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RF 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 RF Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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 -18 26 £350 -12.50% 5
South West -27 9 £338 - 2
South East -17 8 £388 -
Reading +16 1 £310 -
Berkshire +9 1 £310 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Newport - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited RF 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 RF Engineer in their job title.

1 25 (51.02%) GSM
2 22 (44.90%) LTE
3 17 (34.69%) 4G
4 14 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 14 (28.57%) 2G
5 13 (26.53%) UMTS
6 11 (22.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 10 (20.41%) 3G
7 10 (20.41%) Nokia
8 8 (16.33%) TETRA
9 6 (12.24%) Network Design
10 5 (10.20%) Logistics
10 5 (10.20%) Degree
10 5 (10.20%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (10.20%) Wireless
11 3 (6.12%) MMIC
11 3 (6.12%) Network Planning
11 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (6.12%) Python
11 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
12 2 (4.08%) 3GPP
12 2 (4.08%) UTRAN
12 2 (4.08%) HND
12 2 (4.08%) Electronics
12 2 (4.08%) WiMAX
12 2 (4.08%) Huawei
12 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
12 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
12 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
13 1 (2.04%) Radio Access Network

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited RF 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 RF Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) GSM
2 22 (44.90%) LTE
3 17 (34.69%) 4G
4 14 (28.57%) 2G
5 13 (26.53%) UMTS
6 10 (20.41%) 3G
7 8 (16.33%) TETRA
8 5 (10.20%) Wireless
9 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.08%) WiMAX
10 2 (4.08%) UTRAN
10 2 (4.08%) 3GPP
11 1 (2.04%) WCDMA
11 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
11 1 (2.04%) DWDM
11 1 (2.04%) MPLS
11 1 (2.04%) DVB
11 1 (2.04%) RNC
11 1 (2.04%) CDMA
11 1 (2.04%) HSDPA
General
1 14 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) MMIC
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) Network Design
2 5 (10.20%) Logistics
2 5 (10.20%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (6.12%) Network Planning
4 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.04%) Network Management
5 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.04%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Numerical Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.04%) Project Management
5 1 (2.04%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) Tcl
2 1 (2.04%) C
2 1 (2.04%) C++
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) DO-160
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (20.41%) Nokia
3 2 (4.08%) Huawei
4 1 (2.04%) Agilent
4 1 (2.04%) Ericsson
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Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
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Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago