The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 27 June 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 416 418 432
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 8 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.038% 0.041% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.30% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £270
% change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £117.50

Radio Access Network is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2303 3014 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.06% 13.84% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 2050 1982
Median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 48 91
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £11.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Radio Access Network as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Radio Access Network in London

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Radio Access Network in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Radio Access Network in London

Radio Access Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Radio Access Network in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 6 (54.55%) 3GPP
1 6 (54.55%) Wireless
1 6 (54.55%) 5G
2 5 (45.45%) 4G
2 5 (45.45%) 3G
3 4 (36.36%) 2G
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (27.27%) LTE
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (18.18%) MVNO
5 2 (18.18%) VoLTE
5 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001

Radio Access Network
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) 3GPP
1 6 (54.55%) 5G
1 6 (54.55%) Wireless
2 5 (45.45%) 3G
2 5 (45.45%) 4G
3 4 (36.36%) 2G
4 3 (27.27%) LTE
5 2 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) MVNO
5 2 (18.18%) VoLTE
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) RAN Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Site Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001