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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Engineer
Rank 571 555 570
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 35 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.046% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.049% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 2
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£340 £338 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £160 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £438 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £221
% change year-on-year
- +53.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £25.63 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.19% -19.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £23.00 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.98 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.63 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +10.15%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 17 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 August 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 -6 34 £340 +0.74% 6
South East -9 12 £388 +142.18% 1
South West -32 9 £338 +18.42% 2
East of England - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Newport - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -

RF Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (48.08%) GSM
2 21 (40.38%) LTE
3 16 (30.77%) 4G
4 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
5 13 (25.00%) 2G
5 13 (25.00%) UMTS
6 10 (19.23%) 3G
6 10 (19.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (17.31%) Nokia
8 8 (15.38%) TETRA
8 8 (15.38%) Network Design
9 7 (13.46%) Logistics
10 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (9.62%) Degree
11 4 (7.69%) Wireless
12 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (5.77%) Python
12 3 (5.77%) MMIC
13 2 (3.85%) Huawei
13 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
13 2 (3.85%) WiMAX
13 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
13 2 (3.85%) UTRAN
13 2 (3.85%) HND
13 2 (3.85%) Electronics
14 1 (1.92%) Tcl
14 1 (1.92%) Firmware
14 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
14 1 (1.92%) Validation
14 1 (1.92%) DWDM

RF Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) GSM
2 21 (40.38%) LTE
3 16 (30.77%) 4G
4 13 (25.00%) UMTS
4 13 (25.00%) 2G
5 10 (19.23%) 3G
6 8 (15.38%) TETRA
7 4 (7.69%) Wireless
8 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.85%) WiMAX
9 2 (3.85%) UTRAN
10 1 (1.92%) DWDM
10 1 (1.92%) MPLS
10 1 (1.92%) DVB
10 1 (1.92%) WCDMA
10 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.92%) 3GPP
10 1 (1.92%) RNC
10 1 (1.92%) CDMA
10 1 (1.92%) HSDPA
General
1 14 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) MMIC
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
2 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.92%) Physics
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Network Design
2 7 (13.46%) Logistics
3 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.92%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) Numerical Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) Performance Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Test Automation
5 1 (1.92%) Network Planning
5 1 (1.92%) Project Management
5 1 (1.92%) Validation
5 1 (1.92%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) Tcl
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) C++
2 1 (1.92%) Perl
2 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) DO-160
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (17.31%) Nokia
3 2 (3.85%) Huawei
4 1 (1.92%) Agilent
4 1 (1.92%) Ericsson
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