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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio Access Network (RAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 52 68 51
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 11 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.64% 1.49% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 4.95% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Median daily rate £355 £331 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.16% +31.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £234 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £359 £281
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 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 147 303 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.97% 30.06% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 160 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Radio Access Network in Reading

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 15 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 13 (68.42%) 3G
2 13 (68.42%) 4G
3 12 (63.16%) LTE
4 10 (52.63%) 2G
5 8 (42.11%) Nokia
6 7 (36.84%) Huawei
6 7 (36.84%) VoLTE
7 6 (31.58%) Ericsson
7 6 (31.58%) GSM
7 6 (31.58%) UMTS
8 5 (26.32%) UTRAN
9 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
9 4 (21.05%) CCNP
9 4 (21.05%) CCNA
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (21.05%) HNC
9 4 (21.05%) HND
10 3 (15.79%) 3GPP
11 2 (10.53%) Project Management
11 2 (10.53%) Validation
11 2 (10.53%) Unix
11 2 (10.53%) Perl
11 2 (10.53%) SQL
11 2 (10.53%) XML
11 2 (10.53%) Wireless
11 2 (10.53%) Diameter Protocol
11 2 (10.53%) Samsung
11 2 (10.53%) Degree
12 1 (5.26%) eTOM

Radio Access Network
Top Related 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 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) 3G
1 13 (68.42%) 4G
2 12 (63.16%) LTE
3 10 (52.63%) 2G
4 7 (36.84%) VoLTE
5 6 (31.58%) GSM
5 6 (31.58%) UMTS
6 5 (26.32%) UTRAN
7 3 (15.79%) 3GPP
8 2 (10.53%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (10.53%) Wireless
9 1 (5.26%) INAP
9 1 (5.26%) LDAP
9 1 (5.26%) RANAP
9 1 (5.26%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
General
1 15 (78.95%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) 3G Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) 4G Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Radio Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) VoLTE Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Field Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Field Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) Data Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) eTOM
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) SOA
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNA
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (21.05%) HNC
1 4 (21.05%) HND
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Nokia
2 7 (36.84%) Huawei
3 6 (31.58%) Ericsson
4 2 (10.53%) Samsung