The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 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)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 591 507
Rank change year-on-year +60 -84  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 56 61 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 0.71% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 25
Median daily rate £325 £365 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.95% +35.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £763 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £270
% change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £117.50
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6280 8561 8086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 16.14% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 5192 4560
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 421 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Radio Access Network in the UK

Radio Access Network
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Radio Access Network over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Radio Access Network in the UK

Radio Access Network
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Radio Access Network in the UK

Radio Access Network
Top 19 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +41 55 £325 -10.95% 2
South East +38 34 £280 -52.34% 1
Berkshire +18 26 £285 +10.67%
Reading +17 12 £285 -
London +6 9 £288 -28.12%
South West +3 7 £390 -3.82%
Bristol -2 7 £390 -3.82%
Surrey +7 5 £260 -
Guildford +2 5 £260 -
Buckinghamshire -14 3 - -
Newbury +3 2 - -
West Midlands +24 1 - - 1
Amersham +2 1 - -
East of England -8 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Inverness - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 68 (67.33%) Telecoms
2 43 (42.57%) 3G
3 40 (39.60%) 4G
4 35 (34.65%) LTE
5 28 (27.72%) 2G
6 22 (21.78%) VoLTE
7 18 (17.82%) 3GPP
8 16 (15.84%) Nokia
8 16 (15.84%) Degree
9 13 (12.87%) ITIL
10 12 (11.88%) Validation
11 10 (9.90%) Service Management
11 10 (9.90%) GSM
11 10 (9.90%) Huawei
12 9 (8.91%) Diameter Protocol
12 9 (8.91%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (8.91%) Ericsson
12 9 (8.91%) Wireless
13 8 (7.92%) Project Management
13 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (6.93%) IT Strategy
14 7 (6.93%) 5G
14 7 (6.93%) QA
14 7 (6.93%) Performance Management
14 7 (6.93%) Problem Management
14 7 (6.93%) SLA
14 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
15 6 (5.94%) Finance
15 6 (5.94%) UTRAN
15 6 (5.94%) Nokia Networks

Radio Access Network
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.98%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 43 (42.57%) 3G
2 40 (39.60%) 4G
3 35 (34.65%) LTE
4 28 (27.72%) 2G
5 22 (21.78%) VoLTE
6 18 (17.82%) 3GPP
7 10 (9.90%) GSM
8 9 (8.91%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (8.91%) Wireless
9 7 (6.93%) 5G
10 6 (5.94%) UTRAN
11 4 (3.96%) Firewall
11 4 (3.96%) INAP
11 4 (3.96%) LDAP
11 4 (3.96%) MVNO
11 4 (3.96%) SIGTRAN
11 4 (3.96%) WCDMA
12 3 (2.97%) HSPA
12 3 (2.97%) UMTS
12 3 (2.97%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) MS Access
2 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.99%) DB2
2 1 (0.99%) MySQL
2 1 (0.99%) QlikView
2 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
General
1 68 (67.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.94%) Finance
3 3 (2.97%) Back Office
3 3 (2.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) French Language
4 1 (0.99%) Front Office
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (10.89%) Design Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Designer
4 8 (7.92%) Architect
4 8 (7.92%) VoLTE Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Field Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Telecoms Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) 4G Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Problem Manager
7 5 (4.95%) Radio Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Field Test Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) LTE Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Mobile Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Optimisation Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Senior Designer
9 3 (2.97%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) SOAP
2 4 (3.96%) SPML
2 4 (3.96%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) REST
3 1 (0.99%) Web Services
3 1 (0.99%) WSDL
3 1 (0.99%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.99%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
2 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
2 1 (0.99%) PKI
2 1 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.96%) Unix
2 3 (2.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.87%) ITIL
2 12 (11.88%) Validation
3 10 (9.90%) Service Management
4 9 (8.91%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (7.92%) Project Management
6 7 (6.93%) IT Strategy
6 7 (6.93%) Performance Management
6 7 (6.93%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.95%) Benchmarking
7 5 (4.95%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.95%) Process Improvement
7 5 (4.95%) Service Design
8 4 (3.96%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.96%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.96%) Security Testing
8 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.96%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) Perl
2 4 (3.96%) SQL
3 2 (1.98%) VB
4 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.99%) Java
4 1 (0.99%) MapBasic
4 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.99%) Python
4 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) CCNA
3 3 (2.97%) CCNP
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.97%) HNC
3 3 (2.97%) HND
4 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) QA
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Nokia
2 10 (9.90%) Huawei
3 9 (8.91%) Ericsson
4 6 (5.94%) Nokia Networks
5 4 (3.96%) Actix
5 4 (3.96%) Oracle
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.97%) VMware
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco
7 2 (1.98%) Greenplum
7 2 (1.98%) Juniper
7 2 (1.98%) Samsung
8 1 (0.99%) BT
8 1 (0.99%) HP
8 1 (0.99%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.99%) SAP
8 1 (0.99%) TEOCO
8 1 (0.99%) Virgin Media