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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 614 543 466
Rank change year-on-year -71 -77 +270
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 140 76 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.16% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 1.46% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 34
10th Percentile £350 £319 £233
25th Percentile £400 £350 £293
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £432 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +10.34%
75th Percentile £488 £450 £434
90th Percentile £579 £460 £479
UK median daily rate £432 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
10th Percentile - £41.38 -
25th Percentile - £41.56 £16.25
Median hourly rate - £43.75 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year - +50.86% +70.59%
75th Percentile - £46.56 £47.50
90th Percentile - £47.13 £52.30
UK median hourly rate - £43.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +50.86% +70.59%

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 7,945 5,206 5,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.20% 11.20% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,238 3,380 3,587
10th Percentile £225 £220 £183
25th Percentile £381 £344 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
75th Percentile £615 £538 £538
90th Percentile £700 £635 £630
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 243 293
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.67 £13.38
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.10 £15.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.63 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.21% +15.24% +9.63%
75th Percentile £48.33 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.24 £60.20 £52.35
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.72 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +33.33%

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Radio Access Network as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Radio Access Network in England.

Daily rate trend for Radio Access Network in England

Radio Access Network
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Radio Access Network in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Radio Access Network in England

Radio Access Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Radio Access Network in England.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South East -11 60 £417 +11.07% 8
South West -24 20 £425 +6.25% 4
London -109 18 £423 +5.75% 3
East of England -23 17 £450 - 2
North of England - 7 £415 - 1
North West - 7 £415 - 1
Midlands -48 4 £475 +5.56%
West Midlands -55 4 £475 +5.56%
Radio Access Network
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 73 (52.14%) Telecoms
2 51 (36.43%) 5G
3 47 (33.57%) 4G
4 30 (21.43%) Social Skills
5 27 (19.29%) Decision-Making
6 25 (17.86%) Project Delivery
6 25 (17.86%) Service Delivery
6 25 (17.86%) 3G
7 20 (14.29%) 2G
8 18 (12.86%) Analytics
9 17 (12.14%) Finance
9 17 (12.14%) Python
10 15 (10.71%) 3GPP
10 15 (10.71%) Marketing
11 14 (10.00%) Workflow
11 14 (10.00%) ITIL
11 14 (10.00%) Architectural Design
11 14 (10.00%) Mobile Backhaul
12 13 (9.29%) Ericsson
13 12 (8.57%) Nokia
13 12 (8.57%) SLA
13 12 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
13 12 (8.57%) Linux
13 12 (8.57%) Network Design
13 12 (8.57%) LTE
13 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (7.86%) SQL
15 10 (7.14%) Validation
15 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (7.14%) QA

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 (1.43%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 51 (36.43%) 5G
2 47 (33.57%) 4G
3 25 (17.86%) 3G
4 20 (14.29%) 2G
5 15 (10.71%) 3GPP
6 14 (10.00%) Mobile Backhaul
7 12 (8.57%) LTE
8 10 (7.14%) Value-Added Service
9 9 (6.43%) Wireless
10 7 (5.00%) BGP
10 7 (5.00%) MPLS
10 7 (5.00%) OSPF
11 6 (4.29%) MIMO
11 6 (4.29%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.57%) IPsec
12 5 (3.57%) Network Security
12 5 (3.57%) SCTP
13 4 (2.86%) IPv4
13 4 (2.86%) IPv6
13 4 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) Big Data
2 7 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.14%) BigQuery
4 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.14%) QGIS
4 3 (2.14%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (2.14%) QlikView
4 3 (2.14%) Tableau
5 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.43%) Redis
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 73 (52.14%) Telecoms
2 30 (21.43%) Social Skills
3 17 (12.14%) Finance
4 15 (10.71%) Marketing
5 8 (5.71%) Legal
6 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.29%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.86%) Local Government
9 3 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (2.14%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.43%) German Language
10 2 (1.43%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.43%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.71%) Electronics
11 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (12.14%) Project Manager
2 15 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
2 15 (10.71%) Designer
3 11 (7.86%) Architect
3 11 (7.86%) RAN Engineer
4 10 (7.14%) Consultant
4 10 (7.14%) IP Designer
5 9 (6.43%) Telecoms Manager
6 5 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 5 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 5 (3.57%) Service Design Consultant
6 5 (3.57%) Software Engineer
6 5 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 5 (3.57%) Wireless Engineer
7 4 (2.86%) Network Architect
7 4 (2.86%) Performance Specialist
7 4 (2.86%) Release Manager
7 4 (2.86%) Service Manager
7 4 (2.86%) Site Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.43%) EJB
1 2 (1.43%) Kafka
2 1 (0.71%) Keycloak
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.71%) User Experience
3 5 (3.57%) PACS
4 4 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.43%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.71%) PMI
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.57%) Linux
2 1 (0.71%) Android
2 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.29%) Decision-Making
2 25 (17.86%) Project Delivery
2 25 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 18 (12.86%) Analytics
4 14 (10.00%) Architectural Design
4 14 (10.00%) ITIL
4 14 (10.00%) Workflow
5 12 (8.57%) Network Design
5 12 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (7.14%) High Availability
6 10 (7.14%) Service Design
6 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
6 10 (7.14%) Validation
7 9 (6.43%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.43%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (6.43%) Planning and Forecasting
7 9 (6.43%) Thought Leadership
8 8 (5.71%) Network Planning
8 8 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.14%) Python
2 11 (7.86%) SQL
3 6 (4.29%) C
3 6 (4.29%) Ruby
3 6 (4.29%) VB
4 5 (3.57%) Assembly Language
4 5 (3.57%) Bash
4 5 (3.57%) C++
4 5 (3.57%) MapBasic
4 5 (3.57%) Perl
4 5 (3.57%) R
4 5 (3.57%) Tcl
4 5 (3.57%) VBA
5 2 (1.43%) Java
6 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.71%) Degree
2 5 (3.57%) CCNP
2 5 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.43%) CISMP
3 2 (1.43%) CISSP
3 2 (1.43%) HNC
3 2 (1.43%) HND
3 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) CCIE
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
4 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.71%) PMP
4 1 (0.71%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.57%) SLA
2 10 (7.14%) QA
3 7 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (3.57%) PMO
5 3 (2.14%) GDPR
6 2 (1.43%) NCSC
7 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) PowerDNS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.43%) Ansible
2 2 (1.43%) CASB
2 2 (1.43%) Kibana
3 1 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.71%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.71%) Iperf
3 1 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (9.29%) Ericsson
2 12 (8.57%) Nokia
3 8 (5.71%) Huawei
4 6 (4.29%) SAP
5 5 (3.57%) BT
5 5 (3.57%) Cisco
5 5 (3.57%) NetCracker
5 5 (3.57%) Oracle
6 4 (2.86%) Google
6 4 (2.86%) NEC
7 3 (2.14%) Mapinfo
7 3 (2.14%) Mavenir
7 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.43%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.43%) Samsung
8 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.71%) HP
9 1 (0.71%) Juniper
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat