The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio Access Network (RAN)
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 105 90
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 3 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.056% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.52% 0.40% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £600 £130 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +361.53% -65.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £315 £260
% change year-on-year +23.01% +21.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 198 248 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.15% 13.82% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 133 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Radio Access Network in Manchester

Radio Access Network
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) 2G
2 6 (50.00%) 3G
2 6 (50.00%) LTE
2 6 (50.00%) 4G
3 5 (41.67%) MVNO
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (41.67%) Security Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (33.33%) VoLTE
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Huawei
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) PMP
5 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia

Radio Access Network
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (50.00%) 2G
1 6 (50.00%) 3G
1 6 (50.00%) 4G
1 6 (50.00%) LTE
2 5 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) MVNO
3 4 (33.33%) VoLTE
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Mobile Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Security Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (8.33%) Huawei
1 1 (8.33%) Nokia