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 28 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 604 571 563
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 7 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.043% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
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£190 £298 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.13% -11.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £298 £223
% change year-on-year
-36.13% +33.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +68.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £26.40 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £41.50 £39.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +68.64%

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 11 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 28 July 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 -41 7 £190 -36.13% 7
South West -1 2 - - 2
East of England -2 2 - -
South East -24 2 £190 -36.13% 5
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £190 -
Devon -4 1 - - 1
Exeter -5 1 - -
Marlow - 1 £190 -

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 9 (39.13%) GSM
2 9 (39.13%) LTE
3 8 (34.78%) 2G
3 8 (34.78%) 3G
4 7 (30.43%) 4G
4 7 (30.43%) Huawei
5 5 (21.74%) Validation
5 5 (21.74%) Ericsson
5 5 (21.74%) UMTS
6 4 (17.39%) Nokia
6 4 (17.39%) Mapinfo
6 4 (17.39%) Monte Carlo Method
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (13.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (13.04%) Simulink
7 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
8 2 (8.70%) CDMA
8 2 (8.70%) EMC
8 2 (8.70%) C
8 2 (8.70%) C++
8 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
8 2 (8.70%) VB
8 2 (8.70%) VBA
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.70%) MATLAB

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (13.04%) Simulink
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) GSM
1 9 (39.13%) LTE
2 8 (34.78%) 3G
2 8 (34.78%) 2G
3 7 (30.43%) 4G
4 5 (21.74%) UMTS
5 4 (17.39%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
7 2 (8.70%) CDMA
7 2 (8.70%) ZigBee
8 1 (4.35%) HSPA
8 1 (4.35%) WCDMA
8 1 (4.35%) GPRS
8 1 (4.35%) TETRA
8 1 (4.35%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Validation
2 4 (17.39%) Monte Carlo Method
2 4 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.70%) Signal Processing
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) eTOM
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
1 2 (8.70%) C++
1 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
1 2 (8.70%) VB
1 2 (8.70%) VBA
1 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
1 2 (8.70%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Huawei
2 5 (21.74%) Ericsson
3 4 (17.39%) Nokia
3 4 (17.39%) Mapinfo
4 3 (13.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Nortel
6 1 (4.35%) Siemens
6 1 (4.35%) Amdocs
6 1 (4.35%) ZTE
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks