The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 564 543 546
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 25 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.039% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.042% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Average daily rate
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£306 £338 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £160 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £364 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £223 £259
% change year-on-year
+37.64% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £28.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.05% -5.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £17.65 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £41.65 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £28.25 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+38.05% -12.40%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RF Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RF 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 RF Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 0 25 £306 -1.60% 7
South East -5 10 £298 +85.93% 2
Berkshire +7 3 - - 1
East of England -26 2 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 4
Cambridge - 2 - - 4
Hampshire -8 1 - -
West Midlands -11 1 £260 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (43.59%) GSM
1 17 (43.59%) LTE
2 13 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 12 (30.77%) UMTS
4 9 (23.08%) 4G
5 8 (20.51%) Network Design
6 7 (17.95%) Logistics
7 6 (15.38%) TETRA
7 6 (15.38%) 3G
7 6 (15.38%) 2G
8 5 (12.82%) Electronics
8 5 (12.82%) Degree
8 5 (12.82%) 3GPP
9 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (7.69%) Wireless
10 3 (7.69%) C
10 3 (7.69%) C++
10 3 (7.69%) Python
11 2 (5.13%) HND
11 2 (5.13%) Nokia
11 2 (5.13%) WiMAX
11 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
12 1 (2.56%) Huawei
12 1 (2.56%) Statistical Analysis
12 1 (2.56%) Validation
12 1 (2.56%) Avionics
12 1 (2.56%) RNC
12 1 (2.56%) Mathematics

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) GSM
1 17 (43.59%) LTE
2 12 (30.77%) UMTS
3 9 (23.08%) 4G
4 6 (15.38%) 3G
4 6 (15.38%) 2G
4 6 (15.38%) TETRA
5 5 (12.82%) 3GPP
6 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (7.69%) Wireless
8 2 (5.13%) WiMAX
9 1 (2.56%) RNC
9 1 (2.56%) HSDPA
9 1 (2.56%) VSAT
9 1 (2.56%) WCDMA
9 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.56%) UTRAN
9 1 (2.56%) DWDM
9 1 (2.56%) MPLS
9 1 (2.56%) DVB
General
1 13 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.82%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Firmware
1 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.56%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Network Design
2 7 (17.95%) Logistics
3 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.56%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) C
1 3 (7.69%) C++
1 3 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Tcl
2 1 (2.56%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) HND
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PMP
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) DO-160
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (5.13%) Nokia
3 1 (2.56%) Huawei
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) NCR
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