Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 788 659
Rank change year-on-year +29 -129 -54
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 118 93 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.089% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.57% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 68
UK median daily rate £388 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -8.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £262 £214 £232
90th Percentile £778 £575 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +38.39% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £75.00

Radio Access Network is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

Radio Access Network
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Radio Access Network as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 12 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 112 £388 +40.91% 2
UK excluding London +39 103 £388 +38.39% 1
South East +9 72 £325 +16.07% 1
South West +8 21 £388 +6.90%
London -12 12 £400 - 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
East of England - 2 - -
North of England +42 1 - -
West Midlands +22 1 - -
Midlands +20 1 - -
North West +13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 83 (70.34%) Telecoms
2 33 (27.97%) 3G
3 31 (26.27%) 4G
4 25 (21.19%) Degree
5 22 (18.64%) 2G
5 22 (18.64%) LTE
6 17 (14.41%) Huawei
7 15 (12.71%) Nokia
7 15 (12.71%) ITIL
7 15 (12.71%) 5G
8 14 (11.86%) Ericsson
9 13 (11.02%) 3GPP
10 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Excel
10 12 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (9.32%) Finance
11 11 (9.32%) Wireless
11 11 (9.32%) Service Design
11 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (9.32%) IT Strategy
12 10 (8.47%) Risk Management
12 10 (8.47%) Service Management
12 10 (8.47%) Project Management
12 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (7.63%) Linux
13 9 (7.63%) Migration
14 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (6.78%) Computer Science
14 8 (6.78%) Data Analytics
14 8 (6.78%) Analytics

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 (0.85%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.39%) Maya
5 2 (1.69%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) IaaS
1 3 (2.54%) PaaS
1 3 (2.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.97%) 3G
2 31 (26.27%) 4G
3 22 (18.64%) 2G
3 22 (18.64%) LTE
4 15 (12.71%) 5G
5 13 (11.02%) 3GPP
6 11 (9.32%) Wireless
7 7 (5.93%) Network Security
8 6 (5.08%) Ethernet
8 6 (5.08%) Firewall
8 6 (5.08%) GSM
8 6 (5.08%) MPLS
8 6 (5.08%) RNC
8 6 (5.08%) VLAN
8 6 (5.08%) VoLTE
9 5 (4.24%) Broadband
9 5 (4.24%) DNS
10 4 (3.39%) VoWiFi
11 3 (2.54%) WCDMA
11 3 (2.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.54%) GIS
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 83 (70.34%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.32%) Finance
3 6 (5.08%) Legal
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Front Office
5 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (21.19%) Architect
2 13 (11.02%) Consultant
3 10 (8.47%) Network Architect
3 10 (8.47%) Strategy Architect
4 9 (7.63%) Designer
5 8 (6.78%) Security Consultant
5 8 (6.78%) Senior Architect
6 7 (5.93%) Network Consultant
6 7 (5.93%) Network Security Consultant
6 7 (5.93%) RAN Engineer
7 6 (5.08%) Analytics Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Core Network Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Data Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Design Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) OSS Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Problem Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Programme Director
8 5 (4.24%) Telecoms Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) XML
2 1 (0.85%) REST
2 1 (0.85%) SOAP
2 1 (0.85%) Web Services
2 1 (0.85%) WSDL
2 1 (0.85%) XML Messaging
2 1 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.69%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Unix
3 6 (5.08%) Windows
4 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.71%) ITIL
2 12 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (9.32%) IT Strategy
3 11 (9.32%) Service Design
4 10 (8.47%) Project Management
4 10 (8.47%) Risk Management
4 10 (8.47%) Service Management
5 9 (7.63%) Migration
6 8 (6.78%) Analytics
6 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (6.78%) Data Analytics
7 7 (5.93%) Network Design
7 7 (5.93%) Validation
8 6 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (5.08%) High Availability
8 6 (5.08%) Network Architecture
8 6 (5.08%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.08%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) VB
1 3 (2.54%) VBA
2 2 (1.69%) C
2 2 (1.69%) C++
2 2 (1.69%) Embedded C
2 2 (1.69%) Embedded C++
2 2 (1.69%) Perl
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) CISM
2 7 (5.93%) CISSP
3 6 (5.08%) CompTIA Security+
3 6 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.08%) Security+ Certification
4 4 (3.39%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.39%) PMP
4 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.24%) SLA
3 4 (3.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.85%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Huawei
2 15 (12.71%) Nokia
3 14 (11.86%) Ericsson
4 7 (5.93%) Remedy
5 6 (5.08%) Amdocs
6 3 (2.54%) Cisco
6 3 (2.54%) Google
6 3 (2.54%) Mapinfo
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle
7 2 (1.69%) Actix
7 2 (1.69%) Cramer
7 2 (1.69%) Juniper
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.69%) Samsung
7 2 (1.69%) VMware
8 1 (0.85%) BMC
8 1 (0.85%) BT
8 1 (0.85%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.85%) TEOCO
8 1 (0.85%) Virgin Media