Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Radio Access Network skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Radio Access Network over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Radio Access Network (RAN)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 708 744 648
Rank change year-on-year +36 -96 -131
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 121 82 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.091% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.97% 0.61% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 51
England median daily rate £400 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +18.75% -3.23%
10th Percentile £274 £216 £240
90th Percentile £775 £650 £358
UK median daily rate £400 £356 £300
% change year-on-year +12.28% +18.75% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
England median hourly rate £30.00 - £75.00
10th Percentile £29.00 - £35.75
90th Percentile £31.00 - £114.25
UK median hourly rate £30.00 - £75.00

Radio Access Network is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,419 13,347 13,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.46% 14.83% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,731 8,158 8,097
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £215 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 673 856
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Radio Access Network as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Radio Access Network in England

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Radio Access Network in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Radio Access Network in England

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Radio Access Network in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Radio Access Network in England

Radio Access Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Radio Access Network in England

Radio Access Network
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +7 78 £375 +31.58% 8
South West +25 24 £390 +44.44%
London -23 15 £400 -38.46% 3
East of England -7 2 - - 3
North of England +20 1 - -
North West -11 1 - -
Radio Access Network
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 88 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 37 (30.58%) 3G
3 34 (28.10%) 4G
4 24 (19.83%) LTE
5 23 (19.01%) Degree
5 23 (19.01%) 2G
6 18 (14.88%) Nokia
7 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Excel
8 15 (12.40%) ITIL
9 14 (11.57%) Ericsson
9 14 (11.57%) 5G
10 13 (10.74%) Service Design
10 13 (10.74%) IT Strategy
11 12 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (9.92%) Huawei
11 12 (9.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.09%) Finance
12 11 (9.09%) Wireless
12 11 (9.09%) Project Management
12 11 (9.09%) Linux
13 10 (8.26%) 3GPP
13 10 (8.26%) Migration
13 10 (8.26%) Network Design
13 10 (8.26%) High Availability
13 10 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.44%) Computer Science
14 9 (7.44%) Legal
14 9 (7.44%) Service Management
14 9 (7.44%) Ethernet

Radio Access Network
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.65%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.31%) Maya
4 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.48%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) IaaS
1 3 (2.48%) PaaS
1 3 (2.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.58%) 3G
2 34 (28.10%) 4G
3 24 (19.83%) LTE
4 23 (19.01%) 2G
5 14 (11.57%) 5G
6 11 (9.09%) Wireless
7 10 (8.26%) 3GPP
8 9 (7.44%) Ethernet
9 8 (6.61%) VoLTE
10 7 (5.79%) GSM
11 6 (4.96%) Broadband
11 6 (4.96%) HSPA
11 6 (4.96%) MPLS
11 6 (4.96%) Network Security
11 6 (4.96%) WCDMA
12 5 (4.13%) Firewall
12 5 (4.13%) RNC
12 5 (4.13%) VLAN
12 5 (4.13%) Wireshark
13 4 (3.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) GIS
2 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) ScriptRunner
General
1 88 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.09%) Finance
3 9 (7.44%) Legal
4 3 (2.48%) Billing
5 2 (1.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (23.14%) Architect
2 14 (11.57%) Strategy Architect
3 12 (9.92%) Network Architect
4 10 (8.26%) Designer
4 10 (8.26%) Senior Architect
5 8 (6.61%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (6.61%) Programme Manager
6 7 (5.79%) Consultant
6 7 (5.79%) Telecoms Architect
7 6 (4.96%) Network Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Security Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Analytics Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Core Network Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Data Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) ITIL Service Architect
8 5 (4.13%) Network Specialist
8 5 (4.13%) Programme Director
8 5 (4.13%) RAN Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) PKI
4 2 (1.65%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.09%) Linux
2 8 (6.61%) Unix
3 5 (4.13%) Windows
4 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.40%) ITIL
2 13 (10.74%) IT Strategy
2 13 (10.74%) Service Design
3 11 (9.09%) Project Management
3 11 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (8.26%) High Availability
4 10 (8.26%) Migration
4 10 (8.26%) Network Design
5 9 (7.44%) Service Management
6 8 (6.61%) Risk Management
7 7 (5.79%) Analytics
7 7 (5.79%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.79%) Data Analytics
8 6 (4.96%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (4.96%) Data Modelling
8 6 (4.96%) Validation
9 5 (4.13%) Capacity Management
9 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.31%) Perl
2 3 (2.48%) SQL
2 3 (2.48%) VB
2 3 (2.48%) VBA
3 2 (1.65%) C
3 2 (1.65%) C++
3 2 (1.65%) Embedded C
3 2 (1.65%) Embedded C++
3 2 (1.65%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (19.01%) Degree
2 6 (4.96%) CISM
2 6 (4.96%) CISSP
2 6 (4.96%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.13%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (3.31%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.31%) PMP
4 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.79%) SLA
3 4 (3.31%) PMO
4 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.83%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (14.88%) Nokia
2 14 (11.57%) Ericsson
3 12 (9.92%) Huawei
4 8 (6.61%) Remedy
5 6 (4.96%) Amdocs
6 5 (4.13%) Google
6 5 (4.13%) Mapinfo
7 4 (3.31%) Actix
8 3 (2.48%) Cramer
8 3 (2.48%) Oracle
8 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.48%) Samsung
9 2 (1.65%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.65%) BMC
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco
9 2 (1.65%) Dell
9 2 (1.65%) HP
9 2 (1.65%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.65%) VMware