Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 722 784 651
Rank change year-on-year +62 -133 -54
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 109 89 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.091% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 0.59% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 67
England median daily rate £388 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.39% -6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £261 £215 £229
90th Percentile £781 £575 £380
UK median daily rate £388 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +38.39% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £75.00
UK median hourly rate - - £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 13002 15144 14754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.85% 15.43% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9217 8640
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 768 952
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +25 72 £325 +16.07%
South West +26 20 £388 +6.90%
London -4 10 £400 -
East of England - 2 - -
North of England +54 1 - -
West Midlands +36 1 - -
Midlands +26 1 - -
North West +17 1 - -
Radio Access Network
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 77 (70.64%) Telecoms
2 27 (24.77%) 3G
3 25 (22.94%) Degree
3 25 (22.94%) 4G
4 22 (20.18%) LTE
5 17 (15.60%) 2G
6 15 (13.76%) Nokia
6 15 (13.76%) ITIL
6 15 (13.76%) 5G
7 14 (12.84%) Ericsson
7 14 (12.84%) Huawei
8 13 (11.93%) 3GPP
9 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (10.09%) Finance
10 11 (10.09%) Wireless
10 11 (10.09%) Service Design
10 11 (10.09%) IT Strategy
11 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
11 10 (9.17%) Service Management
11 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (8.26%) Linux
12 9 (8.26%) Migration
13 8 (7.34%) Project Management
13 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
13 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (7.34%) Data Analytics
13 8 (7.34%) Analytics

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 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.67%) Maya
5 2 (1.83%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) IaaS
1 3 (2.75%) PaaS
1 3 (2.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.77%) 3G
2 25 (22.94%) 4G
3 22 (20.18%) LTE
4 17 (15.60%) 2G
5 15 (13.76%) 5G
6 13 (11.93%) 3GPP
7 11 (10.09%) Wireless
8 7 (6.42%) Network Security
9 6 (5.50%) Ethernet
9 6 (5.50%) Firewall
9 6 (5.50%) GSM
9 6 (5.50%) MPLS
9 6 (5.50%) RNC
9 6 (5.50%) VLAN
10 3 (2.75%) HSPA
10 3 (2.75%) SIGTRAN
10 3 (2.75%) VoLTE
10 3 (2.75%) WCDMA
10 3 (2.75%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.83%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.75%) GIS
3 1 (0.92%) Big Data
3 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.92%) DB2
3 1 (0.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 77 (70.64%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.09%) Finance
3 6 (5.50%) Legal
4 1 (0.92%) Back Office
4 1 (0.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Billing
4 1 (0.92%) Electronics
4 1 (0.92%) Front Office
4 1 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (22.02%) Architect
2 10 (9.17%) Consultant
2 10 (9.17%) Network Architect
2 10 (9.17%) Strategy Architect
3 8 (7.34%) Designer
3 8 (7.34%) Security Consultant
3 8 (7.34%) Senior Architect
4 7 (6.42%) Network Consultant
4 7 (6.42%) Network Security Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) Analytics Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) Core Network Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) Data Analytics Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) Data Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) RAN Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) OSS Architect
6 5 (4.59%) Problem Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Programme Director
6 5 (4.59%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Telecoms Architect
6 5 (4.59%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) XML
2 1 (0.92%) REST
2 1 (0.92%) SOAP
2 1 (0.92%) Web Services
2 1 (0.92%) WSDL
2 1 (0.92%) XML Messaging
2 1 (0.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.34%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Linux
2 7 (6.42%) Unix
3 6 (5.50%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.76%) ITIL
2 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (10.09%) IT Strategy
3 11 (10.09%) Service Design
4 10 (9.17%) Risk Management
4 10 (9.17%) Service Management
5 9 (8.26%) Migration
6 8 (7.34%) Analytics
6 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (7.34%) Data Analytics
6 8 (7.34%) Project Management
7 7 (6.42%) Network Design
7 7 (6.42%) Validation
8 6 (5.50%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.50%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (5.50%) High Availability
8 6 (5.50%) Network Architecture
8 6 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (5.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.75%) VB
1 3 (2.75%) VBA
2 2 (1.83%) C
2 2 (1.83%) C++
2 2 (1.83%) Embedded C
2 2 (1.83%) Embedded C++
2 2 (1.83%) Perl
3 1 (0.92%) Python
3 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (22.94%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) CISM
2 7 (6.42%) CISSP
3 6 (5.50%) CompTIA Security+
3 6 (5.50%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.50%) Security+ Certification
4 4 (3.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.67%) PMP
4 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.59%) SLA
3 4 (3.67%) PMO
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Nokia
2 14 (12.84%) Ericsson
2 14 (12.84%) Huawei
3 7 (6.42%) Remedy
4 6 (5.50%) Amdocs
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco
5 3 (2.75%) Google
5 3 (2.75%) Mapinfo
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) Actix
6 2 (1.83%) Cramer
6 2 (1.83%) Juniper
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.83%) Samsung
6 2 (1.83%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) BMC
7 1 (0.92%) BT
7 1 (0.92%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.92%) TEOCO
7 1 (0.92%) Virgin Media