Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Radio Engineer was £188 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 854 860
Rank change year-on-year -26 +6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Radio Engineer 16 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.030% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.032% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 25
UK median daily rate £188 £296 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.71% +13.94% -3.70%
10th Percentile £162 £262 £209
90th Percentile £204 £410 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £380 £255
% change year-on-year -50.66% +49.02% -17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £29.75 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.17% -4.74% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £22.50 £22.25
90th Percentile £27.50 £50.93 £40.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £31.23
% change year-on-year -5.00% -19.95% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Radio Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Radio Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Radio Engineer in the UK

Radio Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Radio Engineer in the UK

Radio Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Radio Engineer in the UK

Radio Engineer
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Radio Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +31 16 £188 -50.66% 1
South East +9 16 £188 -50.66%
England -18 16 £188 -35.34% 1

Radio Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Radio Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Radio Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Huawei
2 6 (37.50%) GSM
3 5 (31.25%) 3G
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (31.25%) LTE
3 5 (31.25%) 4G
4 4 (25.00%) Network Planning
4 4 (25.00%) WCDMA
4 4 (25.00%) Mapinfo
5 3 (18.75%) 2G
5 3 (18.75%) Actix
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
6 2 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (12.50%) Radio Network Optimisation
6 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) NFC
6 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
6 2 (12.50%) ISO 9000
6 2 (12.50%) UMTS
6 2 (12.50%) 802.11
6 2 (12.50%) Cramer
7 1 (6.25%) TETRA
7 1 (6.25%) GIS
7 1 (6.25%) WAN
7 1 (6.25%) LAN
7 1 (6.25%) SLA

Radio Engineer Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) GSM
2 5 (31.25%) 3G
2 5 (31.25%) 4G
2 5 (31.25%) LTE
3 4 (25.00%) WCDMA
4 3 (18.75%) 2G
4 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (12.50%) 802.11
5 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
5 2 (12.50%) NFC
5 2 (12.50%) UMTS
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) TETRA
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
1 1 (6.25%) QGIS
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (12.50%) Radio Network Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
4 1 (6.25%) Proactive Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 9000
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Huawei
2 4 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 3 (18.75%) Actix
4 2 (12.50%) Cramer