The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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.

Radio Access Network (RAN)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 122 131
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 10 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 2.62% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £328 £265 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.86% -7.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £320 £260
% change year-on-year +21.09% +23.07%  
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 the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 428 458 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.73% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 303 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 25
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £16.10 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

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

Radio Access Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Radio Access Network
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Bristol +3 10 £328 +23.86% 1
Radio Access Network
England

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

1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) 2G
2 5 (50.00%) 3G
3 3 (30.00%) 4G
4 2 (20.00%) LTE
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (20.00%) VoLTE
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) 5G
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) QlikView
5 1 (10.00%) SCTP

Radio Access Network
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) 2G
1 5 (50.00%) 3G
2 3 (30.00%) 4G
3 2 (20.00%) 3GPP
3 2 (20.00%) LTE
3 2 (20.00%) VoLTE
4 1 (10.00%) 5G
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
4 1 (10.00%) SCTP
4 1 (10.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) QlikView
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) RAN Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) SAP