The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 102 104 98
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 11 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 1.67% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
312 239 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.77% 10.81% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 107 92
Average daily rate £280 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £183 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 11 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.50 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.58 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015, 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 17 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 14 (73.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (63.16%) LTE
4 11 (57.89%) 3G
5 10 (52.63%) 2G
6 9 (47.37%) 4G
7 8 (42.11%) Ericsson
8 7 (36.84%) GSM
8 7 (36.84%) Huawei
9 6 (31.58%) Performance Management
9 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
10 5 (26.32%) WCDMA
10 5 (26.32%) SLA
10 5 (26.32%) Nortel
10 5 (26.32%) GPRS
10 5 (26.32%) HSPA
10 5 (26.32%) Resource Management
10 5 (26.32%) VCP4
10 5 (26.32%) RNC
10 5 (26.32%) Network Design
11 4 (21.05%) ITIL
11 4 (21.05%) Nokia
11 4 (21.05%) Mapinfo
11 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
12 3 (15.79%) C
12 3 (15.79%) Business Objects
12 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
12 3 (15.79%) eTOM
12 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
12 3 (15.79%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) LTE
2 11 (57.89%) 3G
3 10 (52.63%) 2G
4 9 (47.37%) 4G
5 7 (36.84%) GSM
6 5 (26.32%) GPRS
6 5 (26.32%) RNC
6 5 (26.32%) HSPA
6 5 (26.32%) WCDMA
7 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
7 2 (10.53%) ATM
7 2 (10.53%) SDH
7 2 (10.53%) UMTS
General
1 17 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Front Office
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Performance Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) RF Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) NOC Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Management
2 5 (26.32%) Resource Management
2 5 (26.32%) Network Design
3 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) eTOM
4 3 (15.79%) Network Management
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) WFM
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
6 1 (5.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) VCP4
2 2 (10.53%) PMP
2 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) HNC
3 1 (5.26%) HND
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (42.11%) Ericsson
3 7 (36.84%) Huawei
4 5 (26.32%) Nortel
5 4 (21.05%) Nokia
5 4 (21.05%) Mapinfo
6 3 (15.79%) Business Objects