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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Rank 121 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.57% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 3.92% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£241 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.35% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £270 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -
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
461 306 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.93% 14.50% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 145 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (33.33%) LTE
3 3 (33.33%) 3G
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) 4G
4 2 (22.22%) 2G
4 2 (22.22%) RNC
4 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
4 2 (22.22%) Nokia
5 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
5 1 (11.11%) WFM
5 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
5 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (11.11%) GSM
5 1 (11.11%) SDH
5 1 (11.11%) UMTS
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LTE
1 3 (33.33%) 3G
2 2 (22.22%) 4G
2 2 (22.22%) 2G
2 2 (22.22%) RNC
3 1 (11.11%) ATM
3 1 (11.11%) GSM
3 1 (11.11%) SDH
3 1 (11.11%) UMTS
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
1 1 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Incident Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Rollout Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Databuild Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
1 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
1 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Developer
1 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) WFM
2 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) VBA
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PMP
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 1 (11.11%) HNC
1 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
2 2 (22.22%) Nokia
3 1 (11.11%) Mapinfo
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft