Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an RF Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 July 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 Frequency Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 766 848 836
Rank change year-on-year +82 -12 -28
Contract jobs requiring an RF Engineer 37 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.025% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.026% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
England median daily rate £350 £305 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +6.09% -7.63%
10th Percentile £212 £225 £248
90th Percentile £431 £411 £331
UK median daily rate £350 £305 £288
% change year-on-year +14.75% +6.09% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 7
England median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -32.43% -3.27%
10th Percentile £21.25 £22.50 £32.70
90th Percentile £47.40 £40.25 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% -32.43% -3.27%

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 83058 96626 98206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54225 63683 61934
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2652 2819 3834
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

RF Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured RF Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RF Engineer in England

RF Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RF Engineer in England

RF Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RF Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RF Engineer in England

RF Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RF Engineer in England

RF Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RF Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RF Engineer in England

RF 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 RF Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 July 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 West +13 15 £300 -
South East +27 12 £400 +4.58% 2
London +29 7 £314 -
North of England +68 1 - -
Yorkshire +29 1 - -
East of England -6 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
RF Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, RF 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 RF Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (40.54%) Wireless
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) LTE
3 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Prototyping
4 3 (8.11%) Master's Degree
4 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 3 (8.11%) Finance
4 3 (8.11%) C
4 3 (8.11%) C++
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Bluetooth
4 3 (8.11%) WLAN
4 3 (8.11%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.41%) 3G
5 2 (5.41%) Aerospace
5 2 (5.41%) NFC
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) 2G
5 2 (5.41%) Network Design
5 2 (5.41%) 5G
5 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.70%) Keysight
6 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.70%) TDMA
6 1 (2.70%) Validation

RF 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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) Wireless
2 5 (13.51%) LTE
2 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (8.11%) Bluetooth
3 3 (8.11%) WLAN
4 2 (5.41%) 2G
4 2 (5.41%) 3G
4 2 (5.41%) 5G
4 2 (5.41%) NFC
5 1 (2.70%) RFID
5 1 (2.70%) TDMA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.11%) Prototyping
2 2 (5.41%) Line Management
2 2 (5.41%) Network Design
3 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
3 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
3 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C
1 3 (8.11%) C++
1 3 (8.11%) MATLAB
2 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Master's Degree
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Keysight