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 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 Frequency Engineer
Rank 563 552 510
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -42
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 8 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.015% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £345 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.42% +29.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 - £266
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +122.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +122.22%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 2015.

RF Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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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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 -17 8 £313 -9.42% 8
Berkshire +3 3 £313 - 2
South East -13 3 £313 - 5
East of England - 3 - - 1
South West -19 2 £376 - 2
Wiltshire -6 1 £440 -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
London - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (41.18%) GSM
1 14 (41.18%) 4G
2 12 (35.29%) LTE
2 12 (35.29%) 2G
3 9 (26.47%) Nokia
4 8 (23.53%) 3G
4 8 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
6 6 (17.65%) TETRA
7 5 (14.71%) Huawei
8 4 (11.76%) UMTS
9 3 (8.82%) MMIC
9 3 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (8.82%) Network Planning
9 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
9 3 (8.82%) Wireless
10 2 (5.88%) Electronics
10 2 (5.88%) EMC
10 2 (5.88%) Ericsson
10 2 (5.88%) LabVIEW
10 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
10 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
11 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.94%) Actix
11 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.94%) Network Management

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) GSM
1 14 (41.18%) 4G
2 12 (35.29%) LTE
2 12 (35.29%) 2G
3 8 (23.53%) 3G
4 6 (17.65%) TETRA
5 4 (11.76%) UMTS
6 3 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (8.82%) Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) 3GPP
7 1 (2.94%) UTRAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) MMIC
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.82%) Network Planning
2 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.94%) Network Management
3 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.94%) Numerical Analysis
3 1 (2.94%) Network Design
3 1 (2.94%) Validation
3 1 (2.94%) Project Management
3 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Nokia
2 8 (23.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (14.71%) Huawei
4 2 (5.88%) EMC
4 2 (5.88%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.94%) Actix
5 1 (2.94%) Agilent
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