Period
to 19 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 721 752
Rank change year-on-year -65 +31 -229
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 78 94 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.78% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 37
England median daily rate £363 £363 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.08% +14.55%
10th Percentile £177 £241 £199
90th Percentile £476 £450 £760
UK median daily rate £363 £363 £314
% change year-on-year - +15.54% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
England median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 - -

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 12,567 12,051 15,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 13.74% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,746 7,276 9,598
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £587 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 697 686
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -25.20% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +19.42%

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 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 July 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 +2 65 £269 -10.33% 1
London -35 7 £475 +65.22% 1
Midlands -7 2 - -
South West -7 2 £420 +13.90%
West Midlands -12 2 - -
Radio Access Network
UK

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

1 49 (62.82%) Telecoms
2 26 (33.33%) 4G
3 24 (30.77%) Huawei
3 24 (30.77%) 3G
4 22 (28.21%) 2G
4 22 (28.21%) LTE
5 18 (23.08%) 5G
6 15 (19.23%) 3GPP
7 14 (17.95%) GSM
7 14 (17.95%) Finance
7 14 (17.95%) VoLTE
8 13 (16.67%) Network Planning
9 12 (15.38%) UMTS
9 12 (15.38%) Ericsson
9 12 (15.38%) Degree
10 11 (14.10%) Performance Engineering
10 11 (14.10%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (12.82%) Capacity Management
11 10 (12.82%) SLA
12 8 (10.26%) Mapinfo
12 8 (10.26%) ITIL
12 8 (10.26%) Algorithms
12 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.26%) Actix
13 7 (8.97%) Performance Management
13 7 (8.97%) SQL
13 7 (8.97%) Linux
13 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (8.97%) Migration
13 7 (8.97%) Service Management

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 (1.28%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) 4G
2 24 (30.77%) 3G
3 22 (28.21%) 2G
3 22 (28.21%) LTE
4 18 (23.08%) 5G
5 15 (19.23%) 3GPP
6 14 (17.95%) GSM
6 14 (17.95%) VoLTE
7 12 (15.38%) UMTS
8 6 (7.69%) Ethernet
8 6 (7.69%) Wireless
9 3 (3.85%) ASN.1
9 3 (3.85%) ATM
9 3 (3.85%) DNS
10 2 (2.56%) Internet
10 2 (2.56%) MIMO
10 2 (2.56%) RNC
10 2 (2.56%) SDH
10 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.56%) Pentaho
2 2 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (1.28%) MS Access
General
1 49 (62.82%) Telecoms
2 14 (17.95%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (14.10%) Radio Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) Performance Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) RAN Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Service Manager
4 6 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 6 (7.69%) Network Performance Manager
4 6 (7.69%) Performance Manager
5 5 (6.41%) Network Services Manager
5 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.41%) Service Performance Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Databuild Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Designer
6 4 (5.13%) RF Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) 4G Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) LTE Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) XML
2 2 (2.56%) REST
2 2 (2.56%) SOAP
2 2 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.56%) CMDB
3 2 (2.56%) TM Forum
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Social Media
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Unix
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Network Planning
2 11 (14.10%) Customer Requirements
2 11 (14.10%) Performance Engineering
3 10 (12.82%) Capacity Management
4 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (10.26%) ITIL
5 7 (8.97%) Migration
5 7 (8.97%) Performance Management
5 7 (8.97%) Service Management
6 5 (6.41%) Analytics
6 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.41%) Change Control
6 5 (6.41%) Data Entry
6 5 (6.41%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (5.13%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.13%) ETL
7 4 (5.13%) Matrix Management
7 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.13%) Project Management
7 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.13%) Perl
3 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (1.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) PhD
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.28%) APMP
4 1 (1.28%) CCNA
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) HNC
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.28%) Iperf
1 1 (1.28%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) Huawei
2 12 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 8 (10.26%) Actix
3 8 (10.26%) Mapinfo
4 6 (7.69%) Nokia
5 5 (6.41%) Samsung
6 3 (3.85%) BT
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.85%) Remedy
7 2 (2.56%) Amdocs
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco
7 2 (2.56%) Greenplum
7 2 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle
7 2 (2.56%) Tableau
7 2 (2.56%) VMware
8 1 (1.28%) Arqiva
8 1 (1.28%) ComArch
8 1 (1.28%) NEC
8 1 (1.28%) Nokia Networks