The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 65 48
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 12 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.06% 0.91% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 3.79% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Median daily rate £285 - £265
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 - £270
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 137 211 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 23.54% 24.06% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 113 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Radio Access Network in Reading

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Radio Access Network in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Radio Access Network in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 12 (52.17%) 3G
3 11 (47.83%) LTE
4 9 (39.13%) 4G
4 9 (39.13%) VoLTE
5 7 (30.43%) Nokia
6 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
6 4 (17.39%) 2G
6 4 (17.39%) Huawei
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) Validation
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) HNC
7 3 (13.04%) HND
7 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
7 3 (13.04%) CCNP
7 3 (13.04%) CCNA
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (8.70%) Samsung
8 2 (8.70%) SPML
8 2 (8.70%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
8 2 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.70%) Perl
8 2 (8.70%) SQL

Radio Access Network
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) 3G
2 11 (47.83%) LTE
3 9 (39.13%) 4G
3 9 (39.13%) VoLTE
4 4 (17.39%) 2G
5 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
5 3 (13.04%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (8.70%) GSM
6 2 (8.70%) INAP
6 2 (8.70%) LDAP
6 2 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (8.70%) UTRAN
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) DNS
7 1 (4.35%) IKE
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) RANAP
7 1 (4.35%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MS Access
General
1 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Front Office
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) VoLTE Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Design Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Field Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Field Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Optimisation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IP Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior IP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
1 2 (8.70%) SPML
1 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
1 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (13.04%) Validation
2 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
2 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.35%) eTOM
3 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) SOA
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) CCNA
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) HNC
2 3 (13.04%) HND
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Nokia
2 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
2 4 (17.39%) Huawei
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (8.70%) Samsung
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Virgin Media