The first table below looks at the demand for Radio Access Network skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Radio Access Network over the 3 months to 30 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 of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 117 93 106
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.50% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 3.26% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £273 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
386 307 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.76% 15.42% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 138 138
Average daily rate £315 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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Radio Access Network
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Radio Access Network Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Radio Access Network across the West Midlands region.

Radio Access Network Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Radio Access Network also 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 that cited Radio Access Network.

1 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) SDH
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 2 (28.57%) 2G
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (28.57%) LTE
3 2 (28.57%) Front Office
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia DX200
4 1 (14.29%) RNC
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Radio Access Network also 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 that cited Radio Access Network. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) 3G
2 2 (28.57%) SDH
2 2 (28.57%) 2G
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (28.57%) LTE
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia DX200
3 1 (14.29%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks