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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Radio Access Network (RAN)
UK
Rank 554 544 371
Rank change year-on-year -10 -173  
Contract jobs citing Radio Access Network 45 84 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 1.08% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 70
Median daily rate £413 £314 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.47% +20.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £634 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £314 £260
% change year-on-year +23.50% +20.67%  
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 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 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Radio Access Network.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Radio Access Network in the UK

Radio Access Network
Top 20 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 23 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
England -2 45 £413 +30.95% 3
South East -16 25 £425 +34.92% 3
Berkshire -9 18 £355 +1.42% 3
Reading +16 11 £355 +7.16%
Bristol +2 10 £328 +23.86%
South West 0 10 £328 +23.86%
North West +23 3 £600 +361.53%
Manchester +21 3 £600 +361.53%
Hertfordshire -2 3 £350 -
East of England -4 3 £350 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire -9 3 - -
Hatfield -10 3 £350 -
Hampshire - 3 £425 -
London +12 2 £650 -
Yorkshire +9 1 £120 -7.69%
Leeds +5 1 £120 -7.69%
West Yorkshire +4 1 £120 -7.69%
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Solihull - 1 £425 -
Winchester - 1 £425 -

Radio Access Network
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Radio Access Network.

1 57 (64.77%) Telecoms
2 47 (53.41%) 3G
3 41 (46.59%) LTE
4 40 (45.45%) 4G
5 39 (44.32%) 2G
6 28 (31.82%) VoLTE
7 17 (19.32%) Huawei
8 16 (18.18%) Nokia
9 14 (15.91%) Project Management
9 14 (15.91%) Ericsson
10 12 (13.64%) GSM
10 12 (13.64%) Performance Management
11 11 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
11 11 (12.50%) 3GPP
12 9 (10.23%) Validation
12 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
12 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
13 8 (9.09%) MVNO
13 8 (9.09%) Security Testing
13 8 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (9.09%) SQL
13 8 (9.09%) UMTS
13 8 (9.09%) Firewall
14 7 (7.95%) Finance
14 7 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
14 7 (7.95%) MS Office
15 6 (6.82%) Perl
15 6 (6.82%) ITIL

Radio Access Network
Top Related 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 (1.14%) Apache
1 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.95%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 47 (53.41%) 3G
2 41 (46.59%) LTE
3 40 (45.45%) 4G
4 39 (44.32%) 2G
5 28 (31.82%) VoLTE
6 12 (13.64%) GSM
7 11 (12.50%) 3GPP
7 11 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (9.09%) Firewall
8 8 (9.09%) MVNO
8 8 (9.09%) UMTS
9 5 (5.68%) UTRAN
10 4 (4.55%) HSPA
10 4 (4.55%) WCDMA
11 2 (2.27%) 5G
11 2 (2.27%) DHCP
11 2 (2.27%) DNS
11 2 (2.27%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (2.27%) SNMP
11 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.41%) MS Access
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.14%) GIS
4 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.14%) QlikView
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 57 (64.77%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 11 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) 3G Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) 4G Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (10.23%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Designer
5 8 (9.09%) Mobile Architect
5 8 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 8 (9.09%) VoLTE Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Design Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Field Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.82%) Radio Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) LTE Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Senior RAN Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Field Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (2.27%) SOAP
2 2 (2.27%) SPML
3 1 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.14%) HTML
3 1 (1.14%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Unix
2 3 (3.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Android
3 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) Project Management
2 12 (13.64%) Performance Management
3 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 9 (10.23%) Validation
4 8 (9.09%) Security Testing
5 7 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (6.82%) ITIL
6 6 (6.82%) Network Design
7 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.68%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (5.68%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.68%) Service Management
8 4 (4.55%) Benchmarking
8 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.55%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.55%) IT Strategy
8 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.55%) Resource Management
8 4 (4.55%) Service Design
9 3 (3.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) SQL
2 6 (6.82%) Perl
3 2 (2.27%) C#
3 2 (2.27%) C++
3 2 (2.27%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) MapBasic
3 2 (2.27%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) HND
2 5 (5.68%) Degree
2 5 (5.68%) HNC
3 4 (4.55%) CCNA
3 4 (4.55%) CCNP
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 2 (2.27%) SLA
4 1 (1.14%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.14%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Huawei
2 16 (18.18%) Nokia
3 14 (15.91%) Ericsson
4 8 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.68%) Samsung
7 4 (4.55%) Greenplum
8 3 (3.41%) Mapinfo
8 3 (3.41%) Nortel
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle
9 2 (2.27%) Actix
9 2 (2.27%) Cisco
9 2 (2.27%) Cramer
9 2 (2.27%) HP
9 2 (2.27%) Tellabs
10 1 (1.14%) BT
10 1 (1.14%) Juniper
10 1 (1.14%) NEC
10 1 (1.14%) Remedy
10 1 (1.14%) SevOne