The median contractor rate for a RAN Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 612 618
Rank change year-on-year +33 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a RAN Engineer 10 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.023% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.024% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £350 £201 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.12% -19.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £201 £250
% change year-on-year +74.12% -19.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

RAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured RAN Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for RAN Engineer in England

RAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RAN Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RAN Engineer in England

RAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAN Engineer in England

RAN Engineer
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 RAN Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 4 - -
South East +25 3 - - 1
East of England -6 1 - -
South West - 1 £350 -
RAN Engineer
UK

RAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, RAN Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring RAN Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (45.00%) 3GPP
3 7 (35.00%) 3G
3 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (35.00%) 4G
3 7 (35.00%) VoLTE
4 5 (25.00%) 2G
4 5 (25.00%) LTE
4 5 (25.00%) 5G
5 4 (20.00%) Wireless
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) SLA
6 3 (15.00%) UTRAN
6 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
6 3 (15.00%) Nokia
6 3 (15.00%) Workflow
6 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 3 (15.00%) GSM
6 3 (15.00%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (15.00%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (5.00%) Service Design
8 1 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (5.00%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (5.00%) Coaching

RAN Engineer Skill Set
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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (45.00%) 3GPP
3 7 (35.00%) 3G
3 7 (35.00%) 4G
3 7 (35.00%) VoLTE
4 5 (25.00%) 2G
4 5 (25.00%) 5G
4 5 (25.00%) LTE
5 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (15.00%) GSM
6 3 (15.00%) UTRAN
7 1 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) Node B
7 1 (5.00%) RNC
7 1 (5.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.00%) Validation
1 3 (15.00%) Workflow
2 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.00%) Coaching
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Design
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (15.00%) Nokia
1 3 (15.00%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Greenplum
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Huawei
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle