The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 April 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 229 143
Rank change year-on-year +6 -86  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 34 52 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.53% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 2.51% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 33
Median daily rate £425 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +22.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £211 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £763 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £314 £275
% change year-on-year +17.52% +14.09%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1453 2069 2032
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.55% 21.22% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 1173 987
Median daily rate £410 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.91% +6.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 102 103
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Radio Access Network in the South East

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Radio Access Network in the South East over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Radio Access Network in the South East

Radio Access Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Radio Access Network in the South East

Radio Access Network
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Access Network within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +7 29 £300 -14.28%
Hampshire +12 3 £425 -44.26%
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Radio Access Network
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 42 (64.62%) Telecoms
2 39 (60.00%) 3G
3 35 (53.85%) LTE
4 30 (46.15%) 4G
5 22 (33.85%) VoLTE
5 22 (33.85%) 2G
6 16 (24.62%) Nokia
7 14 (21.54%) Ericsson
8 13 (20.00%) Huawei
9 12 (18.46%) GSM
10 10 (15.38%) Performance Management
10 10 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
11 9 (13.85%) Validation
11 9 (13.85%) 3GPP
11 9 (13.85%) Perl
11 9 (13.85%) ITIL
11 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (13.85%) Degree
12 8 (12.31%) Unix
12 8 (12.31%) SQL
12 8 (12.31%) UMTS
13 7 (10.77%) Service Management
13 7 (10.77%) UTRAN
13 7 (10.77%) Project Management
13 7 (10.77%) Process Improvement
14 6 (9.23%) HNC
14 6 (9.23%) HND
14 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
15 5 (7.69%) XML
15 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification

Radio Access Network
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 39 (60.00%) 3G
2 35 (53.85%) LTE
3 30 (46.15%) 4G
4 22 (33.85%) 2G
4 22 (33.85%) VoLTE
5 12 (18.46%) GSM
6 9 (13.85%) 3GPP
7 8 (12.31%) UMTS
8 7 (10.77%) UTRAN
9 5 (7.69%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (6.15%) INAP
10 4 (6.15%) LDAP
10 4 (6.15%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (3.08%) ATM
11 2 (3.08%) DHCP
11 2 (3.08%) GPRS
11 2 (3.08%) HSPA
11 2 (3.08%) SNMP
11 2 (3.08%) Telnet
11 2 (3.08%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MS Access
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 42 (64.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Optimisation Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) 3G Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) 4G Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) VoLTE Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) LTE Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Radio Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Field Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Design Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Field Test Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Senior RAN Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Designer
9 3 (4.62%) OSS Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Telecoms Manager
9 3 (4.62%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) XML
2 4 (6.15%) SOAP
2 4 (6.15%) SPML
3 2 (3.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.54%) HTML
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
4 1 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Unix
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Android
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 9 (13.85%) ITIL
2 9 (13.85%) Validation
3 7 (10.77%) Process Improvement
3 7 (10.77%) Project Management
3 7 (10.77%) Service Management
4 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.15%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (6.15%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (6.15%) Network Design
5 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.15%) Service Design
5 4 (6.15%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.62%) E-Procurement
6 3 (4.62%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (4.62%) IT Strategy
6 3 (4.62%) Presales
6 3 (4.62%) Resource Management
6 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) Perl
2 8 (12.31%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) C++
5 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) HNC
2 6 (9.23%) HND
3 5 (7.69%) CCNA
3 5 (7.69%) CCNP
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.54%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Nokia
2 14 (21.54%) Ericsson
3 13 (20.00%) Huawei
4 10 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
5 5 (7.69%) Samsung
6 4 (6.15%) Greenplum
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle
7 3 (4.62%) Nortel
8 1 (1.54%) Cisco
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Cramer
8 1 (1.54%) HP
8 1 (1.54%) Juniper
8 1 (1.54%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.54%) Remedy
8 1 (1.54%) SevOne
8 1 (1.54%) Tellabs
8 1 (1.54%) VMware